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In brief: March for 'sluts' attracts 2,000

Some 2,000 protesters marched in Boston chanting "We love sluts!" as the US city joined an international series of protests known as 'SlutWalks'.

The protest movement was sparked by a Toronto police officer's remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like "sluts"

Bardot husband takes his own life

Billionaire playboy Guenter Sachs, the German-born ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, shot himself to death at his home in the Swiss resort of Gstaad, aged 78.

In a suicide note, Sachs said he had been suffering from a "hopeless illness" and he felt he was losing his memory and ability to think clearly.

Bieber fever case at store resolved

Justin Bieber has agreed to record a public service announcement on cyberbullying to resolve criminal charges filed against his manager and a record executive after a frenzy at a New York mall.

The case stemmed from an incident in 2009, when thousands of unruly girls turned up to see the star sign autographs. Police had to cancel the event.

Maori mummified head is returned

The mummified and tattooed head of a Maori is being returned to New Zealand after 136 years in a Normandy museum. It is the first of 16 such heads once displayed as exotic curiosities.

Walker Brothers founder dies

John Walker, one of the founders of 1960s group the Walker Brothers has died. Walker, 67, passed away at his Los Angeles home after a battle with liver cancer.

The band had hits in the 60s with songs such as Make It Easy On Yourself and The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More.

Irish Independent