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US formally files for Polanski extradition London: The US formally asked Swiss authorities to extradite Oscar winning director Roman Polanski,who is wanted for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement that US authorities had asked for Polanski’s extradition,adding that he might appeal against the decision. “The […]

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October 24, 2009 3:01:22 am

US formally files for Polanski extradition

London: The US formally asked Swiss authorities to extradite Oscar winning director Roman Polanski,who is wanted for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement that US authorities had asked for Polanski’s extradition,adding that he might appeal against the decision. “The US Embassy in Bern submitted the formal extradition request… within the deadline of 40 days stipulated under the bilateral extradition treaty,” it said.

Michael Jackson’s kids want to be film stars

London: Michael Jackson’s three children want to be film stars rather than follow in their father’s footsteps and start music careers. Jackson’s brother Jermaine has revealed Prince Michael I,Paris,and Prince Michael II are keen to work in movies when older,Contactmusic reported.”I think they are going to go into the film business. If we instill the right morals and principles in them at a young age then they will be able to handle whatever comes before them,” he said.

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76-year-old Briton to bike across India

LONDON: A 76-year-old British adventurer,whose travels have earlier featured in the BBC radio,is getting ready to explore India on a motorbike. Simon Gandolfi,a writer from Malvern,Worcestershire,is preparing for the five-month trip and plans to spend his 77th birthday in Goa. He said: “It’s what I do. I love to travel and meet new people. I love discovering. “It’s been about 40 years… I want to see,not only what has changed there,but how I have changed.”

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