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April 21, 2018 12:27 PM Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany

BERLIN (AP) - Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In March, Toys R Us said it would be liquidating its U.S. business. Its German branch said in a statement Saturday that Smyths Toys has signed an agreement to take over its activities in the three countries, with 93 stores 37

April 9, 2018 5:40 PM Melbourne mayoral nominations to close

Nominations to run for Melbourne's Lord Mayor, which became vacant after Robert Doyle resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, are set to close. Hopefuls have until midday Tuesday to put their hands up for the $193,000-a-year job. So far the race has inspired a colourful array of 11 personalities, including millionaires, political party members 48

March 14, 2018 3:05 PM Ex-prisoner asks police to arrest him to avoid homelessness

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man who spent almost four decades in prison for murder and parole violations is back behind bars after faking an armed robbery and begging police to put him back inside. Clayton police arrested Paul Borroni last week after he held up a restaurant and threatened to shoot an employee if she didn't give him cash and call the police 24

February 27, 2018 12:01 AM Italian election: Will Silvio Berlusconi win Italy's election? Who is Forza Italia leader?

VIOLENCE has broken out on the streets of Italy as riot police clash with protestors in a series of demonstrations in Pisa and Milan. Mr Berlusconi is most known, however, for his relationships with women. Twice-divorced, he never made a secret of his passion for the opposite sex. The liberal divorced from his first wife Carla Elvira Dall'Oglio in 1985, years 77

February 22, 2018 2:25 PM Oscar hopeful The Shape Of Water sued over plagiarism allegations

A lawsuit alleges there are 60 similarities between the film and a 1969 play, but Fox Searchlight calls the claims "baseless". Director Guillermo del Toro has already won a BAFTA for the movie. It is also the most-nominated film at the Oscars, with 13 nods including best picture, best director and best actress. It depicts a romance between a cleaner 47

February 22, 2018 11:00 AM Sean Kingston ordered to pay jewellery bill

Sean Kingston has been ordered by a judge to pay a jeweller $301,500 to settle a bill he allegedly never paid. The 'Beautiful Girls' hitmaker was sued by Aqua Master in 2016 over nine pieces of jewellery - two diamonds necklaces, two watches, a ring, and a number of gold chains - that he wore and posed for Instagram pictures in, but never paid for, and now a judge 57

February 14, 2018 5:20 PM New York Times sacks new writer in just seven hours because of neo-Nazi 'friend' and dodgy tweets

The journalist was friends with a hacker and neo-Nazi. A new opinion writer at the New York Times has been sacked just seven hours after her employment was announced. Quinn Norton was let go from the paper after Twitter users discovered past tweets with racial and homophobic slurs. Norton is also a self-labelled friend of Andrew Auernheimer, a famous 132

February 12, 2018 2:23 AM The Latest: Weinstein's attorney: Lawsuit 'without merit'

A lawyer for disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein says he believes a "fair investigation" by New York's attorney general will show that many of the allegations against Weinstein are "without merit." State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) filed a lawsuit in Manhattan on Sunday against Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. following 36

February 10, 2018 8:57 AM Steve Harvey claims businessman misled him with bogus claims and broken promises in an effort to meet him

Steve Harvey has answered back to an ongoing lawsuit involving a former business associate. The talk show host, 61, replied in court docs after a man named Vincent Dimmock sued him, claiming Harvey reneged on paying him a commission after was he instrumental in drumming up donations to a charity Harvey is linked with, TMZ reports. Dimmock said that in April 25

February 7, 2018 12:41 AM Theresa May praises the free Press as a ‘huge force for good’ as she launches a probe into the future of the media

Theresa May last night praised the free Press as a ‘huge force for good’ as she launched a major review into the future of the industry. The Prime Minister said the rise of online news had slashed revenues and led to the closure of hundreds of local newspapers in recent years, adding that this was ‘dangerous for democracy’. Announcing a panel of experts 33