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Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi was the ringmaster of “bunga bunga” sex parties at his luxurious villa near Milan: Court

November 22, 2013 1:52:47 am

Berlusconi ‘directed’ bunga bunga sex parties,says court

Milan: Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi was the ringmaster of “bunga bunga” sex parties at his luxurious villa near Milan,giving the go-ahead for young women to perform pole dances and stripteases,according to a court document.

Berlusconi was handed a seven-year jail sentence in June for abuse of office and paying for sex with a minor. On Thursday,the court said there was sufficient proof that the 77-year-old had sexual relations with former nightclub dancer Karima El Mahroug,who was 17 at the time. reuters

3 women held captive for 30 years freed by police

london: Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home,police announced Thursday,including one woman believed to have spent her entire life as a virtual slave. London’s Metropolitan Police announced the rescues after two people — a man and a woman,both 67 — were arrested early Thursday. Those freed are a 69-year-old Malaysian woman,a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old British woman. AP

US town forgets to hold election for second time

salt lake city: A tiny mountain town had to skip an election earlier this month because part-time officials forgot to advertise or prepare for it. Wallsburg,population 275 in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah,also failed to schedule an election two years ago,and city officials had to be appointed then. AP

After 11-yr term,Kennedy cousin freed on bail

stamford: Michael Skakel,the nephew of socialite Ethel Kennedy and slain US senator Robert Kennedy,was freed on bail Thursday after spending 11 years in prison for the 1975 murder of a teenage neighbor in Greenwich,Connecticut. reuters

Iraq car bomb kills 30; year’s death toll at 5,800

Baquba: A car bomb in a packed food market north of Baghdad killed 30 people on Thursday as a surge in violence nationwide pushed Iraq’s death toll for 2013 above 5,800. PTI

Declared dead,baby found alive before funeral

beijing: A funeral home discovered a baby was alive two days after he was pronounced dead at a hospital in eastern China. Authorities revoked the license of the doctor who mistakenly declared the newborn boy dead. AP

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