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Geoffrey Rush inappropriately touched actress, lawyer tells courtroom

A lawyer in an Australian courtroom accused Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush of touching a woman inappropriately.  (Reuters ) A lawyer accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush in court Monday of touching an actress inappropriately on an Sydney stage three years ago while he was starring in a production of “King Lear.” Rush is suing Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper in ...

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The world’s largest-ever tech deal now depends on Qualcomm

Hock Tan hones the art of the deal VALENTINE’S DAY might seem like a good time to discuss a proposal. But whether it brought luck to Broadcom’s attempt to woo its rival chipmaker, Qualcomm, is still unclear. As The Economist went to press, a meeting between the boards of both firms to discuss Broadcom’s bid of $146bn (including debt) proved ...

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Masked gunman shoots 4, including 6-year-old, outside Texas Roadhouse in San Antonio

The San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters late Sunday that the shooting outside a Texas Roadhouse appeared to be targeted. Four people were shot, including a 6-year-old, when a masked suspect opened fire Sunday night outside a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in San Antonio, authorities said. The gunman, described only as a male, is at large. Two of the ...

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Promising Ivy League student, 19, killed in opioid crisis

Gage Bellitto, who would have turned 20 on Dec. 25, was a Columbia University transfer looking to study economics who died alone of a suspected opioid overdose on Dec. 22, five days before his body was found, police estimate. (Facebook) The opioid crisis in America clearly has no borders or boundaries. Kyle Bellitto, a lawyer, and her husband, Glenn Bellitto, ...

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McDonald's guest left 'devastated' over missing snack ingredient

A McDonald’s diner said she was “devastated” after McDonald’s left out the mozzarella in her limited-edition mozzarella sticks.  (iStock) A McDonald’s in England brought mozzarella sticks back to their menu for a limited time. However, after a cheesy oversight the chain may have to change the name to simply “sticks.” Catherine Murphy ordered a three-piece mozzarella sticks item at the ...

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Japanese businesses are struggling to keep up standards

KUMIKO HIRANO has noticed a disquieting change when she goes to her neighbourhood konbini, one of Japan’s ubiquitous convenience stores. “No one is around and I have to use a loud voice to get someone to serve me,” says the 48-year-old worker in Tokyo. “It irritates me.” This might not seem a big problem, but Japan prides itself on the ...

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