Defamation: Google pays man $200,000
Sydney: Google has paid 200,000 dollars in damages to a Melbourne man after he won a defamation case against the Internet search engine giant. Milorad Trkulja, also known as Michael, sued the multinational over images of him alongside a
well-known underworld figure that appeared in its search results.
The Supreme Court jury found that Trkulja had been defamed by the images, which he first contacted Google about removing in 2009. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, when Trkulja's name was typed into Google's image search, photos had appeared of him alongside Tony Mokbel. ani
Garland’s dress fetches $480k
London: The iconic blue and white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz has sold for 480,000 dollars over the weekend at an auction in Beverly Hills. Auction house Julien's Auctions says the dress fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia that attracted bids from around the world, Fox News reported. ani
Similarity in autism and schizophrenia
London: Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified gene networks affected in schizophrenia. They uncovered an intriguing connection between schizophrenia and autism. If we hadn’t known that these were two different diseases, and had put all the mutations into a single analysis, it would have come up with very similar networks,” said the study’s senior author, Dennis Vitkup, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology at Columbia University. ani
Dutch man dies at Viagra-fuelled sex party
THE HAGUE: A Dutch man died of a heart attack at a sex party after he apparently took a mix of recreational drugs and Viagra, a popular Dutch daily reported on Monday. The man, only identified as Luc W., 43, was attending a "swingers party" in Belgium when he suffered a heart attack and collapsed, the Algemeen Dagblad reported. "It was highly likely the victim used drugs and possibly also Viagra," the paper said of the incident, which happened Sunday in the Flemish town of Essen, just across the southern Dutch border. ani
One-third of babies born in 2012 could live up to 100 years
london: A third of new generation babies are expected to survive to celebrate their 100th birthday, thanks to improvement in living standards and medicine, a study claims. Dubbed the “new centenarians” because they have a one in three chance of reaching the age of 100, today’s babies will work until the age of 70, be saddled with student debt until 52 and get married eight years later than their grandparents, study says. The report predicts a different life for these babies from the one experienced by their parents. ani
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