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Prince Andrew interview to hit big screen

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The story of how the BBC obtained its notorious Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein is to become a film called Scoop. News of the movie is “likely to be greeted with little amusement from Andrew’s mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” said Deadline, because “Buckingham Palace had hoped that, when it came to the errant royal, the less seen and heard the better”. The screenplay will be based on the book Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews by Sam McAlister, a former Newsnight producer.

Family rob restaurant after meal

A family sat down for a meal at a restaurant in North Carolina before robbing it, reported Fox News. Police said the suspects were part of a family of six who entered the Waffle House in Shelby. After a brief meal, one of the family members drew a handgun and demanded money from the restaurant employees before fleeing to a nearby fuel station. Police said the suspects, who have been arrested, also face similar outstanding charges from an incident in Minden, Louisiana a few days earlier.

US troops banned from booze

A US Army brigade in Germany has been confined to its base during evenings and temporarily banned from consuming alcohol after five troops were charged with driving scooters under the influence in Nuremberg. The soldiers were charged with being over the legal alcohol limit, according to John Tomassi, the US army spokesman in Europe. The leaders of the brigade took the disciplinary action “to make sure soldiers understand the rules of the host nation,” he told CNN.

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