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In Brief: Woman told to leave country

A COURT has ordered a Hungarian woman living in Galway convicted of organising prostitution to leave the country or go to jail.

The court heard that the three Hungarian women found in a flat in Sandyford, south Dublin were working voluntarily as prostitutes.

Mother of two Roxanna Zolnay (36) of Geata na Cathrach, Fairgreen, Galway pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to organising prostitution at an apartment in Sandyford on May 29, 2012.

Judge Martin Nolan said he would suspend a sentence of two years in jail on the condition that Zolnay leave Ireland for five years.



Musician and boy shot dead

MUSICIAN BB Cunningham Jr, a member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band, was killed in a Memphis shootout early yesterday, police said.

According to police Cunningham was working as a security guard at an apartment complex on Memphis' southeast side, when the 70-year-old heard a gunshot at neighbouring apartments and went to investigate.

Police said when officers arrived, both Cunningham and a 16-year-old boy were found dead from gunshot wounds.



Panda was on caveman menu

CHINA'S beloved national symbol -- the panda -- may have been seen as food by ancient humans.

Scientist Wei Guangbiao says prehistoric man ate pandas in an area that is now part of the city of Chongqing in southwest China.

Wei, head of the Institute of Three Gorges Paleoanthropology at a Chongqing museum, says excavated fossils "showed that pandas were once slashed to death by man."



Bomb hoaxer in airport scare

A MAN who prompted an evacuation of the main terminal at Anchorage's largest airport by making comments about a bomb, which he later said were jokes, has been charged with making terror threats and disorderly conduct.

Peter Friesema was arrested early yesterday at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

The terminal was reopened three hours later.


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