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Bieber monkey moves to zoo

MALLY the monkey, Justin Bieber's former pet, has emerged from quarantine three months after the pop star brought him to Germany.

The six-month-old capuchin monkey has now moved into a new enclosure at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen.

Zoo manager Fabrizio Sepe said: "Mally is a clever little guy and we're confident that he will settle in quickly."

Mally was transferred to the zoo last month from a Munich animal shelter where he had been since being seized by German customs on March 28.

GAY MARRIAGE BAN OVERTURNED

THE US Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of the state's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.

The court's 5-4 vote leaves in place the initial trial court declaration that the ban is unconstitutional.

California officials will probably rely on that ruling to allow the resumption of same-sex unions in about a month's time.

SERBIA WANTS TO JOIN THE EU

SERBIA'S prime minister says he wants his nation to join the European Union by 2019.

Ivica Dacic's comments yesterday came after EU ministers provisionally agreed to start talks with Serbia by January at the latest.

Dacic said that he did not want talks to drag on endlessly and said Serbia would like to enter "as soon as possible, in four or five years time."

Serbia's neighbour Croatia will join the EU on July 1.

DIAMOND'S NEW SONG FOR BOSTON

NEIL Diamond visited Boston in the days following the marathon bombings and left convinced he should do something to help.

"I was moved by the unity and the attitude of the people in Boston," he said. "

The result is The Freedom Song (They'll Never Take Us Down), a new patriotically themed song Diamond will release through iTunes and Amazon on July 2.

All proceeds from the song will go to benefit the Boston One Fund and The Wounded Warriors Project.


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