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Lord Lucan declared dead, four decades after murder mystery

London - A British judge declared the infamous Lord Lucan officially dead on Wednesday, four decades after he disappeared following the murder of the family's nanny in a lurid tale that has gripped Britain.

British judge to rule if Lord Lucan is dead

London - The infamous British aristocrat Lord Lucan could be declared dead on Wednesday, more than 40 years after he disappeared following the death of the family's nanny in a lurid tale that has gripped Britain.

Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain

Miami - Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out Tuesday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia.

Bikram yoga founder told to pay $6.5 mn for harassment

Los Angeles - The founder of Bikram yoga, the heated exercise and breathing routine that enjoys worldwide popularity, was ordered in the United States to pay more than $6 million in damages for harassment.

Serbian hermit inherits fortune, gives it away: Report

Belgrade - An elderly hermit living in a mud hut in the Serbian mountains inherited a fortune from her estranged husband in Australia -- but swiftly gave it all away to live off her meagre pension, local media reported.

Rapper Mos Def to stand trial in S. Africa over 'world passport'

Johanesburg - American rapper Mos Def will be tried in a South African court in March after being arrested for presenting a "world passport" when trying to fly out of the country, officials said Wednesday.

Peres recovering after heart scare: Doctor

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was making an "excellent" recovery on Friday after treatment for a heart problem, his surgeon said.

Germany credits Bowie with 'helping to bring down' Berlin Wall

Berlin - Germany on Monday thanked the late British music legend David Bowie for what it called his role in helping topple the Berlin Wall in 1989."Good-bye David Bowie. You are now among #Heroes.

David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

London - From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and Aladdin Sane, David Bowie was rock's definitive chameleon.

Women in U.S. 'three times more likely to say they're bisexual'

Washington - Women in the United States are about three times as likely as men to say they are bisexual, and increasing numbers of them say they have had sexual contact with other females, new data showed Thursday.

Indian Kashmir chief minister dies

Srinagar - Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, chief minister of India's restive Kashmir region and one of the country's best-known Muslim politicians, died on Thursday, an official said.

Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, 53, pregnant with twins

Ginebra - Swiss multi-billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, the 53-year-old chair of French conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Commodities and owner of the Olympique de Marseille football team, is pregnant with twins, the company said Monday.

Bill Cosby: From beloved TV patriarch to pariah

Los Angeles - A celebrity's fall from grace is always ugly, but that of Bill Cosby -- a once-beloved comedian who broke barriers by bringing a black TV family into white living rooms -- is a true gut punch to America.

AFP's person of the year: Angela Merkel

Paris - AFP journalists have chosen Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises.

Emperor Akihito turns 82 urging Japan to remember war

Toukyo - Japan should remember its bitter lessons from World War II, Emperor Akihito said in an interview to mark his 82nd birthday on Wednesday, recalling events related to the 70th anniversary of the war's end.

Unsung heroes of Paris attacks honoured at concert

Paris - Some 12,000 emergency and health workers, security officials and others who jumped in to respond to the November 13 terror attacks in France were honoured at a concert Monday in Paris.

Children of Spain's 'Red Duchess' claim disputed inheritance

Madrid - The multi-million-euro fortune of Spain's "Red Duchess", which includes an Andalusian palace, has been divided between her three children and her widow after a legal wrangle.

Model Bar Refaeli grilled over massive Israel tax evasion

Jerusalem - Israel's most famous model Bar Refaeli was arrested and questioned for allegedly evading taxes on millions of dollars of income from abroad by lying about her residency, Israeli authorities said Thursday.

Star Redgrave lauds Merkel as a hero for 'doing right thing' on migrants

Paris - She has spent her life and her fortune supporting left-wing causes, but actress Vanessa Redgrave has found a new and unlikely hero in Angela Merkel.For the Oscar and Emmy award winner, the conservative German Chancellor is Europe's new mother courage.

Putin and other ex-KGB have 'gunslinger's gait,' says study

Paris - Russian President Vladimir Putin walks with a curious "gunslinger's gait" -- a reduced swing in his right arm which he may have acquired through KGB weapons training, an unusual study published Monday said.

Man sets himself alight in front of Berlusconi's house

Rome - An Italian set himself on fire Monday in front of the house of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and was rushed to hospital in a serious but stable condition, Italian media said.

In Iran, sharing photos on mobile apps can mean jail

Tehran - The tattooed young Iranian initially sparked wonder and some envy when pictures of him with scantily-clad, heavily made-up women, often more than one at a time, went viral.

Schwarzenegger lays wreath at Paris massacre site

Paris - Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday laid a floral wreath at the Bataclan concert venue where 90 people were killed during the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.

Naturalist David Attenborough says sun can save Earth

Le Bourget - Filmmaker David Attenborough, whose soothing voice narrated the vicarious journey of millions of TV viewers through the wonders of the natural world, called at a climate summit Monday for scientific investment in "saving the world".

France still in thrall to its 'sacred monster' Alain Delon

Paris - France celebrates the 80th birthday of its greatest screen seducer Alain Delon this weekend with all the circumstance usually accorded to an ageing monarch, still unsure whether he is the lost boy who who never grew up or a cold-hearted heartbreaker.

Myanmar elections: Who are the key players?

Yangon - Myanmar votes on November 8. These are the key players:Aung San Suu KyiDemocracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi towers over Myanmar's political landscape, winning adulation at home and abroad for her freedom fight.

'Super-agers' study may reveal secrets to staying young

Miami - Mary Helen Abbott, 77, paints her lips bright pink, still smokes the occasional cigarette, keeps up on all the gossip at the retirement home and wears a short skirt to fitness class.She giggles as the aerobics instructor shouts -- "Swagger!

Dutch Queen Maxima home after kidney infection scare

Den Haag - Dutch Queen Maxima has been discharged from hospital after cutting short a state visit to China earlier this week because of a kidney infection, royal officials said Saturday.

Hong Kong doll site crashes after Schweinsteiger-Nazi lookalike row

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong doll maker's site crashed Friday after Manchester United's German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger threatened legal action over a Nazi figurine that bears a striking resemblance to him.

Ex-Miss Austria dies after mountain fall

Vienna - Former Miss Austria Ena Kadic died on Tuesday from injuries sustained during a mountain fall while jogging in her home state of Tyrol, police said.
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