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Nigerian wins her legal costs

A WOMAN at the centre of a legal victory with implications for asylum cases was yesterday awarded substantial legal costs against the State.

It also emerged yesterday the Justice Minister Dermot Ahern had last June revoked the deportation order against Abosede Oluwatoyin Meadows, but she was not made aware of this until recently.

Ms Meadows (27) came here from Nigeria in 1999 but was unable to pursue a career in nursing because she was refused refugee status and launched a protracted legal battle to stay here.

Madonna, you look so young

Madonna spent an hour talking with a man who could become Brazil's next president -- and he told reporters the singer looks much younger than she is.

Jose Serra is a likely front-runner in the 2010 campaign to succeed President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Luther King for Broadway

Broadway's spring hasn't started yet but already new shows are being announced for next season, including an acclaimed drama from London about Martin Luther King.

The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, re-imagines events that take place the night before Dr King's assassination in 1968.