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Irish ex-premier Reynolds, peace negotiator, dies at 81

Dublin - Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81.

Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81

Dublin - Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Thursday.

Guru who sparked global yoga craze dies aged 95

New Delhi - BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said.

Police complain to BBC over Cliff Richard search

London - South Yorkshire Police complained to the BBC over the broadcaster's coverage of the search carried out at pop star Cliff Richard's home on Thursday.

Singer Cliff Richard denies sex crime after police search

London - Veteran singer Cliff Richard on Thursday strongly denied allegations of sexual impropriety after police investigating an historic claim of abuse against a boy searched one of his properties.

Indian court sentences 'bandit queen' killer to life

New Delhi - An Indian court on Thursday sentenced the man convicted of killing India's "bandit queen" Phoolan Devi to life imprisonment, 13 years after she was gunned down in broad daylight.

Winnie launches legal claim to Mandela's home, report says

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has launched a legal claim to the former South African leader's country home, local media reported on Tuesday.

Mandela's 'starving' cows rescued by local officials

Johannesburg - The provincial government has stepped in to save dozens of starving cattle at the rural South African home of Nelson Mandela, the late anti-apartheid hero, a Sunday newspaper reported.

15 people sent to the hospital after smoking poisonous fake weed

Synthetic marijuana is readily available in bodegas and head shops in New York, even though it was banned two years ago, and New Yorkers are increasingly getting sick from smoking it.

Emotional video about homelessness goes viral

Orlando - A new campaign is attempting to breakdown the stereotypes usually associated with the homeless and show that, in a post-recession economy, losing your home happens to everyday people.

China 'detains prominent financial TV anchor'

Shanghai - Chinese authorities have detained a prominent financial news anchor for state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), according to media reports, in what appears to be the latest target in a corruption crackdown.

Rolf Harris case 'will encourage more victims to come forward'

Sydney - The judge leading an Australian inquiry into institutional child abuse said Saturday that the conviction of disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris for sexual assault would encourage more victims to come forward.

TV star Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sex assaults

London - Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.

TV star Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sex assaults

London - Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed Friday for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.

TV star Rolf Harris faces jail for sex assaults

London - Television star Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for half a century, returned to court Friday to be sentenced for a string of indecent assaults against girls and young women.

Son-in-law retracts confession in Monaco heiress killing

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style contract killing has retracted his confession to ordering the shooting, saying he did not fully understand police.

TV star Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults in Britain

London - Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain since the 1960s, could face jail after his conviction Monday on 12 counts of indecently assaulting girls.

Son-in-law charged with contract killing of Monaco heiress

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style killing has been charged with her murder paying hitmen for the brazen attack that has shaken the principality's super-rich.

French police probe Schumacher medical records theft

Grenoble - French police have opened a criminal probe into the alleged theft of medical records related to Michael Schumacher's treatment after a ski crash in December.

What's a king to do? Felipe faces a demanding Spain

Madrid - From folk in the street to politicians and sportsmen, Spaniards all want their new king to do something for the country. They just can't agree on where he should start.

Schumacher moved to Swiss hospital after emerging from coma

Lausanne - Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland on Monday after emerging from a coma following his devastating ski accident in December.

Mandela widow 'treated with disrespect', aide says in memoir

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's widow was treated badly by members of his family as the peace icon was fighting for his life in hospital, excerpts from a memoir by his long-time aide have revealed.

U.S. actor Tracy Morgan critically hurt in car crash

Washington - U.S. actor Tracy Morgan, known for his Emmy-nominated turn on television comedy "30 Rock," has been critically injured in a six-car crash in New Jersey that killed one of his friends.

Ryan Lewis interviews people who have no clue what he does

Two nights ago on Jimmy Fallon, Ryan Lewis was sent out to interview people. He asked them a series of questions, some about himself and most people didn't know who he was at first.

Merkel tops Forbes 'powerful women' list

New York - German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes's list of the world's most powerful women for the fourth consecutive year, followed by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the magazine said Wednesday.

D-Day: Watching your mates gunned down

Wootton Bassett - Scared stiff but with nowhere to hide, Ken Scott tried to block out the sight of his comrades being gunned down as he pushed up the Normandy beach on D-Day.

Rodman claims N. Korean leader didn't execute his uncle

Washington - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un did not execute his uncle and that he saw him during a recent trip to the Stalinist state.

PR king Max Clifford given 8-year jail term for UK sex assaults

London - Publicity mastermind Max Clifford, the king of British tabloid kiss-and-tell exposés, was sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday for multiple sex assaults against impressionable teenagers.

Dozens of people tweet 'joke' bomb threats to American Airlines

Dozens of people are now known to have tweeted joke 'humorous' bomb threats to American Airlines after the incident on Sunday night when a Dutch teenager tweeted the company.

Homeless people in NYC are living inside the Manhattan Bridge

New York - Even though the homeless rate across the nation has declined, the homeless rate in New York City has increased by more than 13 percent from the prior year. According to some sources, some of the homeless are living inside the Manhattan Bridge,
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