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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Zsa Zsa's leg to be amputated

Actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor is back in a Los Angeles hospital to have part of her leg amputated.

Publicist John Blanchette said doctors examined a growing lesion on Gabor's leg.

They decided she needed to return to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre for surgery.

The 93-year-old Hungarian-born actress broke her hip in July and has been in hospital several times since. She asked for a priest to read her the last rites in August.



Man accused of killing daughter

An Iraqi immigrant to the US accused of killing his daughter because he believed she was too westernised is facing trial in Arizona.

The case raised awareness about incidents of so-called "honour killings" in the US.

Faleh Hassan Almaleki (50) faces life in prison if convicted. In October 2009, he slammed his Jeep into his daughter, Noor Almaleki (20) prosecutors said.

The woman, who longed to live a normal American life, was in a coma for two weeks before succumbing to her injuries.



Rubbish piling up after snow

One week after a blizzard struck New York City, the snowdrifts are melting but the mountains of rubbish are growing.

The Department of Sanitation is preparing to resume collections for the first time since the Christmas weekend storm dumped 20 inches of snow on city streets.

Refuse collection was suspended while crews struggled to plough streets.



Blaze destroys public building

US Virgin Islands authorities said a fire engulfed a government warehouse in St Thomas, where black smoke could be seen for miles.

Territory officials said there were no immediate reports of injuries from the blaze, which destroyed a three-story warehouse where the public works department repaired and housed trucks, hydraulic lifts, and other heavy equipment.

Authorities and US Coast Guard crews worked to contain oil and hydraulic fluid that spilled from the warehouse.

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