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Jimmy Carr faces huge storm over comedian’s sick gag about dwarfs

Jimmy Carr faces huge storm over comedian’s sick gag about dwarfs

Entertainment
COMEDIAN Jimmy Carr is facing a storm over a sick gag about dwarfs. The controversial Channel 4 star was slammed for saying that dwarfs were “abortions which made it” during his Terribly Funny stand-up tour.Telly bosses were urged to fire him and people with dwarfism – including a charity fronted by Tenable game show host Warwick Davis – failed to see the funny side. Dwarf Erik Bourne, of Crawley, West Sussex, raged: “He’s never been abused in the street or made to feel so small he didn’t exist.   CONTROVERSIAL: The comedian said dwarfs were 'abortions which made it' during his stand-up tour (Pic: Daily Star ) DRINKS: Jimmy Carr and Kathy Lette at the Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink awards (Pic: Getty ) “I have – it’s almost a daily occurrence. Channel 4 should pull the plug an
Hong Kong protesters clash with police and try to storm govt building

Hong Kong protesters clash with police and try to storm govt building

World
Police in Hong Kong have used pepper spray to disperse protesters embroiled in violence outside the territory's parliament building.They were part of an earlier demonstration on Sunday calling for authorities to block a controversial extradition bill that is feared could be used by China to make critics "disappear". The bill, if passed into law, will allow suspected criminals in the territory to be sent to the mainland to face trial. Image: Several hundred protesters clashed with police outside Hong Kong's parliament building Image: Protests against the extradition bill turned violent late on Sunday evening Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the protest, which was mos...
Cyclone Fani: 800,000 evacuated in India as severe storm advances

Cyclone Fani: 800,000 evacuated in India as severe storm advances

World
About 800,000 people are being evacuated from low-lying areas of India's east coast, as a cyclone is expected to make landfall within 24 hours.Boats, buses and trains are being used to move residents in 14 districts to cyclone shelters, safer schools and college buildings. Cyclone Fani slams into India Tourists have also been urged to leave coastal towns in West Bengal and Odisha, where heavy to very heavy rainf...
Rescuers free South African baby from storm drain

Rescuers free South African baby from storm drain

Business
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in South Africa rescued a newborn baby that had been trapped in a storm drain for several hours Monday afternoon. The newborn girl, whom doctors believe is no more than 3 days old, was diagnosed with mild hypothermia at a local hospital after she was freed from the drain in the city of Durban. Hospital staff declared her survival a "miracle," as she was discovered after passersby heard the faint sounds of her crying. People used their cupboard doors to form makeshift barriers to hold back dirt around rescuers as they worked to free the infant. "The main problem was that she was very cold," Timothy Hardcastle, a doctor at Chief Albert Luthuli Hospital, told News 24. "We warmed her up and washed off dust and cleaned her abrasions. Our colleagues from pediatrics ...
Karachi attack: Four killed as gunmen try to storm China consulate

Karachi attack: Four killed as gunmen try to storm China consulate

World
Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police shot dead three attackers.Separatist militants who oppose Chinese investment projects in western Pakistan say they carried out the attack.In another incident on Friday, at least 20 people were killed in a bomb attack in north-west Pakistan.The blast occurred in a mostly Shia neighbourhood in Orakzai district. Police say a suicide bomber on a motorbike drove into a crowded marketplace.Pakistan's Shia minority has often been targeted by Sunni extremists. What happened in Karachi?Three gunmen tried to en...