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Monday 22 July 2019

Le Pen sentenced over Nazi slur

A Paris court yesterday handed French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen a three-month suspended prison sentence and a €10,000 fine for denying the brutality of the Nazis' World War II occupation of France.

Le Pen was convicted on charges of "complicity in justifying war crimes" and "complicity in contesting a crime against humanity" for comments he made during a 2005 interview with the far-right weekly 'Rivarol'.

Men would swap sex for plasma TV

Nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV, it emerged yesterday.

Electrical retailer Comet surveyed 2,000 Britons, asking them what they would give up for a large television, one of the latest consumer "must-haves". The firm found 47pc of men would give up sex for half a year, compared to just over a third of women.

Bush pays visit to tornado victims

President George W Bush toured tornado-battered parts of the US South yesterday after the worst rampage of twisters in nearly a quarter-century killed 58 people.

Mr Bush, seeking to avoid the mistakes of his administration's heavily criticised response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, flew to Tennessee for a look at some of the worst damage from tornadoes that whipped across half a dozen states this week.

10 dead after fire at nursing home

At least 10 people have died in a fire at an old people's home in western Austrian, authorities said yesterday.

Firefighters battled to try and put out the blaze late last night at the facility, which is located in the town of Egg, according to police in Vorarlberg province.

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