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Douglas says tumour is gone

OSCAR winning actor Michael Douglas, who revealed in August that he had throat cancer, said

yesterday that his tumour was gone and chances were good he had beaten cancer.

In an interview with US morning talk show 'Today', Douglas said: "I'll probably take a couple of months of getting checked out. But it's been a wild six-month ride."

Death row inmate has phone surgery

A Kenyan death row inmate has been operated on to remove a mobile phone from his large intestine.

The phone, which had apparently been swallowed in order to smuggle it into the prison, was discovered in an X-ray. Doctors said it had been there for a month.

Finding aliens now 'less scary'

Proof that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is unlikely to upset modern earthlings, an expert has claimed.

Dr Albert Harrison, of the University of California, wrote in a Royal Society journal: "The discovery of ETI (extra-terrestrial intelligence) may be far less startling for generations brought up with word processors, electronic calculators, avatars and cell phones".

Accused paid for car with drugs

Police in the US pulled over a man who told them he paid for his car with the drug methamphetamine.

Jerry Wayne Means told officers he gave a woman two grammes of meth. He was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and delivery of a controlled substance.

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Film director Yates dies at 81

Oscar-nominated film director Peter Yates has died at the age of 81, his agent said.

The Aldershot-born film-maker made his debut as a director in 1963 with the Cliff Richard film 'Summer Holiday', but is probably best known for 'Bullitt' starring Steve McQueen.

Lennon's first Ferrari to be sold

The first car bought by John Lennon after he passed his driving test is being offered for sale at auction. The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe was bought for £2,000 in 1965. The car will be sold by auction house Bonhams in Paris..

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