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In Brief: Kim's Twitter rant at paps

KIM Kardashian has hit out at the paparazzi, claiming they "threatened" the lives of her and her unborn child. The star – who is expecting a daughter with Kanye West – ranted about the snappers in a series of posts on Twitter, claiming they had turned nasty when she refused to give them a picture.

She tweeted: "I wouldn't let the paps get a pic of me today & they threatened my life & said if I continue to block shots then they will make my world dangerous to live in! How dare they threaten my life & my unborn child! This has gotten way out of control!"

Kim called for stricter laws to protect the privacy of celebs.



The private sector economy in the North is starting to show signs that the worst of the downturn is over.

Business activity is edging toward stability, with the rate in overall decline slowing, and some sectors are starting to growth again, according to data from the Ulster Bank.

The bank's Purchasing Managers' Indexes (PMI), which provides a benchmarked snapshot of the economy, noted that May saw the service industry record its first upward turn in three and half years.

The construction sector remains the only one still waiting a kickstart back to growth.



The death toll from strong winds and monsoon rains across Sri Lanka's coastal areas has risen to 27, while another 29 fishermen are missing.

More than 32 boats are missing since heavy monsoon rains and winds hit at the weekend.

The meteorology department has issued a warning of bad weather with strong winds because of the south-west monsoon.



Jamaican police are pursuing several suspects after a street shooting in the Kingston capital left four dead as they played a game of cards.

Police said preliminary investigation shows the killings were in reprisal for a murder that took place earlier this year. A man and a woman were also injured.