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In the US, the Department of Homeland Security computer system that checks airline passengers against terrorism watch lists experienced a brief service disruption last night, federal officials said.
The problem lasted about 90 minutes and there have been no indications the technology disruption was malicious in nature, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.
The scandal over Volkswagen emissions shows no sign of abating as the car maker admits that next year's models have software which may help them improve public emissions.
The scandal has plagued the German car maker since last month as it admitted that 11million of its VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda cars were fitted with defeat devices which detected when they were being tested and switched on full emissions controls, so they could beat checks.
Basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom was fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital om Wednesday night after he was found unresponsive at a legal brothel, where employees said he used cocaine and a sexual performance-enhancing supplementt.
The 35-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers standout and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian was stricken on Tuesday at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada and was taken to the hospital.
In Russia a wild bear was photographed leaving a shopping mall after pushing open its doors in the city of Khabarovsk close to the Chinese border, far eastern Russia. The wild bear was shot and killed by police after wandering into a local shopping mall in Russias Far East.
The bear leaving the mall
Meanwhile, the Irish front pages are dominated with the funeral of Garda Tony Golden whose funeral is to take place today. The Garda, who was shot dead on Sunday night, will be given a State funeral later today . Most of the front pages show crowds of people lining up to pay their respects outside his home.
Also making the front pages is the news that the CIA used an unusual measure of torture by forcing a man to listen to a Westlife song on loop.
The Carrickmines stand-off also makes the front pages of the papers, with the news that the stand-off between residents and the Council could end in court.