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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Giggs to sue over phone hacking

Footballer Ryan Giggs has become the latest celebrity to launch legal action against the 'News of the World' over alleged phone hacking by the newspaper, his lawyers confirmed last night.

The development came as News International, parent company of the tabloid and its daily sister paper 'The Sun', acknowledged former 'Sun' and 'NOTW' editor Rebekah Brooks had been shown documents by police which proved her voicemail had been illegally intercepted.

Kissinger donates his papers to Yale

FORMER US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who helped steer Vietnam war policy, will donate his collection of some one million documents and objects covering his life as a diplomat, teacher and private citizen to Yale University.

Kissinger was national security adviser and secretary of state under President Richard Nixon and chief diplomat under President Gerald Ford. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for his role in negotiations with the North Vietnamese, which led to a peace accord.

Boy joy for Oscar actress Portman

NATALIE PORTMAN has a baby boy to show off alongside her Oscar. The actress gave birth to her first child with fiance Benjamin Millepied.

The 30-year-old actress and Millepied, a ballet dancer and choreographer, met during the making of 'Black Swan', Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller that stars Portman as a ballet dancer. Portman won the best actress Academy Award for her performance.

Torture centre becomes museum

SOUTH KOREA is trying to make peace with its painful past by turning a building once used as a torture centre into a modern art museum.

The structure built by the Japanese and then taken over by the South Korean military is a reminder for many of the country's brutal history. Rather than bulldozing the Defence Security Command building, Seoul is transforming it into a branch of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Ocean passenger lists go online

SHIPS' passenger lists, including details of sea journeys made by stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Alfred Hitchcock and Audrey Hepburn, have gone online.

The details, covering 24 million long-distance passengers from British ports in the period 1890 to 1960, are available on the family history site www.genesreunited.co.uk.

Irish Independent

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