Wednesday 13 December 2017

TV producer to face death trial

A REALITY TV producer arrived in Mexico escorted by nearly a dozen agents today after being extradited from the US so he can face trial in his wife's killing.

Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman landed at Cancun's airport and was whisked away in an SUV accompanied by three police vehicles.

Minutes after landing, agents drove the producer to the state prosecutors' office, which is charging him in the death of his wife whose body was found in a sewer cistern at a swank Cancun resort following an April 2010 family vacation.

Sarkozy meets hostage soldier

An Israeli-French soldier who was held hostage for five years by Palestinian militants met with French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Gilad Schalit has maintained a low profile since his release from captivity in Gaza in October in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.

But he made an unusual public appearance, meeting with Mr Sarkozy in his presidential palace in Paris.

Backing groups in Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says six additional groups will be inducted this year after a committee decided they should be recognised with previously enshrined original lead singers.

The Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters and the Miracles will be inducted at the April ceremony in Cleveland.

The Crickets' Buddy Holly and the Famous Flames' James Brown were inducted in 1986. The Comets' Bill Haley and the Miracles' Smokey Robinson were inducted in 1987. The Midnighters' Hank Ballard was inducted in 1990 and the Blue Caps' Gene Vincent was inducted in 1998.

Previously announced inductees are the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N' Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Small Faces/The Faces, Freddie King, Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa and Tom Dowd.

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