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South African man asks for change in bail conditions so he can have loud sex with his ‘screamer’ girlfriend

A man ordered to live at his uncle’s as part of a bail agreement is pleading with a South African court to allow him to move because his girlfriend likes loud sex, it was reported Tuesday. A lawyer for Gareth de Nysschen, who is charged with stealing and selling army…

Passenger finds worms in Air India mid-flight sandwich

Air India said Tuesday an investigation was underway after a passenger found worms in his sandwich mid-flight. The passenger made the discovery during a flight from New York to New Delhi on September 28 on India’s struggling flagship carrier. The passenger reported the incident to Air India, but said he…

Francis Ford Coppola reunited with long-lost ‘Apocalypse Now’ typewriter

Francis Ford Coppola was reunited Tuesday with the typewriter he used while working on “Apocalypse Now,” nearly four decades after he left it in a Tokyo hotel room. The acclaimed US director also got back a reel of film believed to be a rough cut of the legendary Vietnam war…

EU finance ministers to agree new bank supervision system

EU finance ministers prepared Tuesday to take a key step towards a new bank regulatory framework with final clearance of a single supervisor regime for the eurozone. “We are set to finally approve the Single Supervisory Mechanism today,” Lithuanian Finance Minister Rimantas Sadzius said. Once approved, the SSM will formally…

No widespread tsunami threat after major earthquake hits Philippines

A major 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck near one of the Philippines key tourist hubs on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reported. The quake struck at 08:12 local time (0012 GMT) some five kilometers (three miles) east of Balilihan, in the Bohol region of the archipelago, at a depth of…

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts resigns to take position with Apple

Luxury fashion group Burberry on Tuesday said its long-serving chief executive oOfficer Angela Ahrendts will step down next year to take up a position with Apple. She is to be replaced by Burberry’s chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, who will retain his existing title alongside becoming the company’s CEO. “Burberry…

Lost in translation: Japan’s ‘Fukuppy’ firm rethinks its egg-shaped mascot after online ridicule

Japan’s Fukushima Industries said Tuesday it was rethinking its “Fukuppy” mascot, after the Internet erupted in sniggers over a name that recalls the catalogue of mishandling at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The Osaka-based refrigerator maker, whose name derives from its founder and has nothing to do with the area hit…

Researchers link irregular sleep patterns to childhood behavioral problems

Children who go to to bed at irregular hours are more likely to have behavioral problems, a study has shown. The research, which appeared in the US journal Pediatrics on Monday, found that lifelong problems could result from erratic childhood bedtimes, but that the effects could be reversed with implementation…

NASA fuel cell tech will power Al Gore’s London headquarters

Fuel cell converts gas into heat and electricity without producing carbon emissions Fuel cell technology used to power Nasa’s space shuttle will provide light and heat for Al Gore’s new London headquarters. The fuel cell, which converts gas into heat and electricity without producing carbon emissions, has been installed in…

Chilean man announces suicide via programmed tweet

Injecting suicide into social media, a Chilean chemist left his country stunned Monday after programming a Twitter message to announce his own darkly choreographed death. Pablo Ramdohr, 33, in effect tweeted his own suicide note, telling family around noon on Sunday “I love you,” on the microblogging service, which included…

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