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Monday 20 August 2018

Stowaway in tiny Fiat Panda

A WOMAN has told of her shock at finding a stowaway hidden in her tiny Fiat Panda after she had travelled from France to England.

Sue Taber arrived home after driving from Spain, let her two dogs out of her car and spotted a human leg behind her driver's seat.

A 5ft 8in tall man aged between 18 and 20 emerged from her vehicle in Kent and told her, "I'm an orphan."

Ms Taber felt something nudging her back on her cross-Channel journey, but assumed it was one of her dogs.

Qatar Britons 'kidnapped'

A human rights group says two British staff have been kidnapped in Qatar while researching the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Researcher Krishna Upadhyaya (52) and photographer Ghimire Gundev (36) from London were due to fly from Doha to London on Sunday but failed to arrive at the airport.

The Global Network for Rights and Development said the pair had "feared they might be in danger" after being harassed by police and had decided to leave the country when they disappeared.

Thrones link to huskies' plight

AN animal charity has said hit TV show Game of Thrones could be behind a sudden rise in the number of unwanted huskies it has to rehome.

The Blue Cross charity said it has seen a 700pc increase in the number of husky-type dogs being abandoned.

Game of Thrones features beautiful white dogs known as direwolves which are brave and intelligent. People might think the puppies look adorable, but huskies are working dogs and need plenty of mental and physical exercise.

New phone for better selfies

Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its internet-based services as it unveils two new mid-range smartphones - including one designed to help people take better selfies.

Both devices are under the Lumia brand and run the latest version of Windows Phone 8. The Lumia 730 and 830 phones won't have all the advances in the flagship 930 phone, but they will be cheaper.

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