Saturday 16 November 2019

In brief: Mosley loses privacy case

FORMER motorsport chief Max Mosley has lost his case on UK media law in a European court, three years after a British tabloid published a story about his sex life.

Mosley, the son of 1930s British fascist leader Oswald

Mosley, asked the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights to rule that British media must inform people before making public revelations about their private lives.

Women in scam to cleanse evil spirits

Three women are accused in Florida of scamming people out of thousands of dollars by promising to cleanse them of evil spirits.

Federal prosecutors say Polly Evans (36), Bridgette Evans (32) and Olivia Evans (22) are facing federal fraud charges. One person was told a Rolex watch was needed to remove demons. Prosecutors say at least $59,000 (€41,080) was scammed from victims.

Mayor in Texas to retire at age of 94

A mayor in Texas is retiring at the age of 94, after being the only person to hold the office in nearly 40 years.

Olive Stephens won her first election to Shady Shores town council in 1962, two years after the town was formed, and was elected mayor in 1972. During her time she ordered the construction of both of the town halls that have served the settlement.

250-year-old vase sells for $1.5m

A 250-year-old Chinese vase owned by a US couple for 50 years has sold at auction for more than $1.5m (€1m).

A Chinese antiques dealer from Shanghai outbid a British dealer for the vase, known as a Chinese moon flask. The large, bulbous porcelain vase dates to China's Qianlong dynasty, between 1736 and 1795.

Pink Floyd set to release material

Unreleased material by rock legends Pink Floyd is to see the light of day as part of a huge reissue campaign this summer, as a result of the band settling its lengthy legal row with EMI.

The hoard of unheard recordings includes a version of classic track 'Wish You Were Here'. The reissues begin in September and feature expanded versions of the original albums on CD with DVDs and digital formats.

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