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WYNN WINS: Verdict upheld against ‘Girls Gone Wild’ founder

An appellate court yesterday upheld a USD19 million judgment against “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis in a slander case filed over his claims that casino mogul ... Full story

Robot valet to park cars at German airport

Plane to catch and don’t feel like hunting for parking?Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.An airport ... Full story

USA: Investigators eye pilots’ actions in Asiana crash

Increasingly complex automated aircraft controls designed to improve safety are instead creating new opportunities for error, the head of the U.S. National Safety Board said ... Full story

AUSTRALIA: Reporter’s father says stunned by Egypt decision

The father of an Australian journalist jailed in Egypt said his family was stunned by the court’s decision to imprison his son, and Australia’s prime minister vowed his government would work quickly ... Full story

This Day in History: 1970 - New peace plan for Middle East

The United States has launched its latest plan to bring peace to the Middle East. US Secretary of State William Rogers announced his initiative to ... Full story

Offbeat: Thoughts, Freud? Vagina sculpture traps US student in Germany

An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany. Tuebingen fire service official Markus Mozer ... Full story

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JAPAN An exhibition of Chinese art from Taiwan has opened as planned after the Tokyo National Museum revised promotional materials that had omitted the word ... Full story

MIDDLE EAST: Militant group’s surge in Iraq fans regional fears

An al-Qaida breakaway group’s seizure of territory in Iraq and Syria has sent tremors across the Middle East, jolting neighboring countries into action over fears ... Full story

AUSTRALIA: Abbott tells Egypt that reporter is innocent

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said yesterday that he told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that a jailed Australian journalist is innocent of charges that he supported the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.Australian Peter Greste ... Full story

This Day in History: 1993 - Minister resigns over business links

Northern Ireland Minister Michael Mates has resigned over his links with fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir. In a letter to the prime minister, Mr Mates said ... Full story

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