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In brief: Experts create clever packaging

Scientists have developed a type of food packaging which can tell people when food is starting to go off.

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow said their "intelligent" plastic indicator changes colour when the food is about to lose its freshness.

Himalayan bus crash kills 20

More than 20 tourists died when their sightseeing bus overturned on a steep bend in the Himalayan foothills.

The bus was taking 52 people back home from a picnic in Mussoorie, when it flipped over and rolled down a gorge, landing upside down.

Crocodile Dundee may sue for €60m

'Crocodile Dundee' star Paul Hogan is suing the Australian government for damaging his reputation during a failed criminal investigation into his tax dealings.

Fairfax Media reported that Hogan's lawyer said the actor could seek up to £51m (€60m) for loss of earnings from the five-year probe.

Composer plays chilling music

Composer Terje Isungset is putting a new spin on chill-out music -- by playing instruments made from ice.

The Norwegian musician unveiled an "iceophone" and other percussion instruments made from ice dating back 600 years from the Jostedalsbreen glacier.

Actress gets early maternity leave

Kym Marsh has been allowed to begin maternity leave from 'Coronation Street' early as she battles flu ahead of her baby's birth in April.

The 34-year-old actress, who plays Michelle Connor in the soap, is expecting a baby with fiance Jamie Lomas.

Tiger mauls driver to death in China

A rare Siberian tiger attacked and killed a bus driver in northern China as horrified passengers watched.

The tiger pounced on Jin Shijun and dragged him into the forest after he got out to check on his bus, which was stuck in the snow at the world's largest Siberian tiger breeding base in the northern province of Heilongjiang.

Man gets wish by stealing patrol car

A man who walked into a US police station and asked to be deported to Mexico got his request, but only after he stole a patrol car.

After police told him to go away, Guadalupe Cruz-Vasquez broke the window of a squad car and drove off, but ran out of petrol and was arrested.

Irish Independent