NZ girl is not missing Maddie

DNA tests have confirmed that a girl mistakenly identified in New Zealand as missing youngster Madeleine McCann is not her.

Officers in England requested a DNA sample from the girl after there were reports that she could be Madeleine. But tests proved it was not her, New Zealand Police said.

Madeleine was nearly four when she disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal's Algarve on May 3, 2007, as her parents dined at a tapas restaurant with friends nearby.

Heart Attack Grill fan dies

The unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of a heart attack. He was the second unpaid mascot to die in the past two years.

John Alleman (52) suffered an attack while waiting at a bus stop in front of the diner last week. He was taken off life support on Monday, it was reported.

The medically themed diner is famous for its huge hamburgers, extra-fat milkshakes and fries cooked in lard.

'Ape woman' buried at last

An indigenous Mexican woman put on display in 19th-century Europe because of a rare genetic condition that covered her face in hair has been buried in her home state.

With her hairy face and body, jutting jaw and other deformities, Julia Pastrana became known as "ape woman" after she was taken to the US by showman Theodore Lent in 1854, when she was 20.

She died in childbirth in 1860 and her body ended up at the University of Oslo, Norway.