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Trial for Defoe brother killing

A 34-year-old man will go on trial today accused of killing the half-brother of England footballer Jermain Defoe.

Christopher Farley, of Kingswood Road, Leytonstone, east London, is said to have punched 26-year-old Jade Defoe last April. He denies manslaughter.

Mr Defoe, a rapper, died in hospital four days after the alleged attack in Leytonstone. His brother, Jermain, plays for Tottenham.



Gamer charged with car theft

A suspected car thief was found playing Grand Theft Auto when he was arrested, and later he was charged with just that.

Polk County deputies in Central Florida investigating the theft of a 1998 Dodge Durango arrested 30-year-old Michael Ray Ekes. They found the Sports Utility Vehicle outside a house where Ekes was inside playing the popular video game.

He was charged with grand theft auto, burglary and drug possession.



Meteorite hit doctor surgery

Doctors at a small US medical practice got a big surprise when a tennis ball-sized meteorite punched a hole through their roof. No one was injured.

Dr Frank Ciampi said the rock struck the two-storey building in Lorton, Virginia, a town not far from Washington, DC.

He said they heard a loud bang and found the projectile punched through the roof and ceiling, raining down pieces of wood, plaster and insulation.



Fish order hid 320kg drugs

A US border inspector suspected something fishy about the truckload of white sea bass headed into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. It was a good hunch.

US Customs and Border Protection said they seized 708lb (320kg) of marijuana hidden under the fish.

An officer at the Otay Mesa border crossing ordered the truck driver aside to put the cargo under X-rays and found 29 wrapped packages of marijuana hidden beneath the fish and a layer of ice.

The driver was a 34-year-old man, from Ensenada, Mexico, who was arrested for investigation of drug smuggling.