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Jewellery Theft Cannes Film Festival

Jewellery Theft Cannes Film Festival. More than $1m (£650,000; 777,000 euros) worth of jewels has been stolen from a hotel in Cannes, French police say. The jewels were originally thought to have been loaned to stars at the annual film festival on the French Riviera. They were taken from the hotel room of an employee of select Swiss jewellers Chopard …

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Refillable Olive Oil Banned

Refillable Olive Oil Banned. The European Commission is to forbid the use of refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil at restaurant tables from next year. From 1 January 2014, restaurants may only supply olive oil in tamper-proof packaging, labelled to EU standards. The Commission, the EU’s executive branch, says the move will protect consumers and improve hygiene. But …

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Jail Sentence for Lulzsec Hacker

Jail Sentence for Lulzsec Hacker. British hackers who were at the back a series of high profile cyber-attacks in 2011 have been sentenced. The four men, Ryan Cleary, Jake Davis, Mustafa al-Bassam and Ryan Ackroyd, were part of the Lulzsec hacking group. Cleary was jailed for 32 months, Davis for two years and Ackroyd for 30 months. Al Bassam was …

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Man Kills Himself in School

Man Kills Himself in School. A man in his 60s has shot himself in front of a dozen children at a nursery school close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, French officials say. He is said to have entered the school in the 7th arrondissement with a sawn-off shotgun. The man then turned the weapon on himself and pulled the …

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Slain Girl’s Mom Ask Privacy

Slain Girl’s Mom Ask Privacy. With one child dead and the second arrested in her death, a California woman beseeched for a bit of seclusion on Mother’s Day. Crystal Walters posted a brief message on Facebook on Sunday, the day after sheriff’s investigators in Calaveras County announced the arrest of her 12-year-old stepson on a homicide charge in the death …

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Hong Kong Supports Transsexual Right to Wed

Hong Kong Supports Transsexual Right to Wed. A Hong Kong transsexual has won the right to marry her boyfriend, subsequent an appeal to Hong Kong’s top court. The Court of Final Appeal ruled that Hong Kong’s present law, which barred the transsexual woman from marrying her male partner, is unconstitutional. The woman, identified only as W, underwent gender change surgery …

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OJ Simpson New Robbery Trail

OJ Simpson New Robbery Trial. American football legend OJ Simpson is asking a Nevada judge to grant him a new trial in the 2008 armed robbery case that left him serving a 33-year prison sentence. In his long-shot plea, Simpson argues his defence lawyer was unproductive. He was convicted of the robbery of what he said were stolen articles of …

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Guns Allowed in Some State Schools

Guns Allowed in Some State Schools. Students on some of Pennsylvania’s college campuses might be carrying more than books. At least five Pennsylvania state-owned universities are now permitting guns on campus after the state’s lawyers concluded that an absolute ban on weapons was likely unauthorized. Kutztown, Shippensburg, Edinboro, Slippery Rock and Millersville universities have all silently changed their policies over …

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12 Year Old Arrested

12 Year Old Arrested. Detectives on Saturday arrested the 12-year-old brother of Leila Fowler on a homicide allege in link with his 8-year-old sister’s death, Calaveras County, California, Sheriff Gary Kuntz said. The brother — who Kuntz did not name, but did speak publicly after his sister’s death — was arrested at 5:10 p.m. (8:10 p.m. ET) at a county …

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India Court Rejects Sanjay Dutt’s Plea

India Court Rejects Sanjay Dutt’s Plea. India’s Supreme Court has discarded Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt’s petition asking the court to evaluation its earlier order sending him to jail for firearms offences through the 1993 Mumbai blasts. The court said it saw “no merit’ in his appeal. The actor is now set to go to jail by 16 May. He has …

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