Pete Vantzos

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European parliament invites Edward Snowden to testify via video

A European parliament committee has invited Edward Snowden to testify via video link in its investigation of US surveillance practices.<p>The justice and civil liberties committee voted 36-2 with one abstention on Thursday to seek testimony from the former NSA contractor, who has exposed the reach of …

Australian doctors pull inch-long cockroach from man's ear

Friends of Darwin man say they have started sleeping with headphones on after insect burrowed into his ear during the night<p>A man in Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed.<p>Darwin-based …

Venezuela: Funeral of ex-beauty queen killed in robbery

The funeral of an ex-Miss Venezuela gunned down with her British-born husband was being held on Friday, with their orphaned five-year-old daughter expected to attend.<p>Thousands have been paying tribute to Monica Spear, 29, killed in a highway robbery in her homeland, one of Latin America’s most …

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François Hollande threatens legal action over affair claims

The French president, François Hollande, has threatened legal action over claims he is having an affair with an actor.<p>The glossy celebrity magazine Closer published a special edition on Friday including a seven-page report on the leader's alleged relationship with Julie Gayet.<p>In a statement from …