Tuesday, August 21 in the news....
- Former Socceroos coach Frank Farina has been involved in the dramatic apprehension of an alleged bag snatcher in Brisbane's trendy inner-west. Coincidentally, the person stealing the bag was a fan of the Italian soccer team.
- Half of dogs and cats in the UK are now overweight, according to the RSPCA. Gym membership was also down among cats.
- The BBC has dropped plans to show a fictional terror attack in an episode of Casualty to avoid offending Muslims. Muslims thanked the show's producers and in return said they would not bomb the TV studio to avoid offending the show's viewers.
- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett may buy parts of beleaguered mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp, some investors are speculating, according to The Wall Street Journal. Buffett wouldn't confirm the speculation and said when it comes to buying parts of another company he would see what money falls out of his pockets when he takes his pants off and shakes them upside down.