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A former international badminton player who became a bodyguard and close friend to the ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei abused her position to steal diamonds worth £11.6m from her “extremely wealthy” employer, a court heard yesterday.

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Plumber who went berserk on jet jailed for three years

A DRUNKEN passenger who went berserk on a jumbo jet after being ticked off for watching porn on a laptop computer was jailed for three years for what was described as the "worst-ever case of air rage".

Porn `triggered 10-hour air rage'

A STEWARD'S request that two passengers switch off their in- flight entertainment - watching hard-core pornographic images on a lap top computer - triggered an air rage incident lasting 10 hours, a court heard yesterday.

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Sheila's baby cries all the time, and is only comforted by a dummy. But her mother-in-law says it'll deform the baby's teeth, her husband says it looks awful, and Sheila herself has heard that dummies are a health hazard. What should she do?

`Bawdy' police are cleared in air rage case

TWO POLICE officers and their friend were acquitted yesterday of being drunk on an aircraft after they denied gyrating to the film The Full Monty and misbehaving on a flight from Florida to Manchester. But the judge said they had clearly been bawdy and disruptive.

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London's under-achieving rugby league side are hoping that two Australian coaches can revive their fortunes. By Dave Hadfield

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Sky Television launches a new six-part documentary series, Bloody Foreigners!, tomorrow at 10pm on Sky One. Eating, drinking, working, procreating - we know the stereotypes, but what is life really like in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and the UK? Bloody Foreigners! probes the myths and gives the lowdown on how our fellow Europeans really behave in their natural habitat. The result is a mixture of interviews, hidden camerawork, snippets of sport, music and TV, together with vox pops from the natives themselves.

Jet passenger 'spat with rage' at smokers

AN "ENRAGED" anti-smoker endangered a Boeing 747 airliner and the hundreds of people on board as he "spat with venom" and behaved "like a man possessed" after he was placed behind a couple who had lit up, a court heard yesterday.

Consent age for gays to be set at 16

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Hague's victory for euro sceptics

WILLIAM HAGUE won a victory on Europe last night after Conservatives chose a series of MEP candidates who had promised to support his sceptical line on the single currency.

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Tomorrow night, Sky One mounts an impressive Sunday night line- up to launch a new look for the channel. Exclusive premiere episodes of five best-loved shows can be seen back-to-back - the 200th episode of The Simpsons precedes the much-hyped Friends wedding finale, with a special two-hour, movie-length X-Files in close pursuit. Hot on their heels is Hot Summer Downunder, rounded off with a visit to South Park.
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