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Elton John books special room for his spectacles

Singer Elton John has asked for an extra hotel room for his glasses ahead of a concert in Brazil.

world Updated: Mar 07, 2013 23:48 IST

Elton John books special room for his spectacles
London: Singer Elton John has asked for an extra hotel room for his glasses ahead of a concert in Brazil. The ‘Rocket Man’ hitmaker booked the added accommodation at the five star Ouro Minas for his legendary glasses, reported Sun online. “Elton John asked for an extra room in the hotel for some of his collection of glasses because he needs a temperature of 16C to preserve the accessories,” a spokesperson for the show said. The 65-year-old star also requested large vases of red and white roses, four bottles of cranberry juice, a pint of fresh skimmed milk and two bottles of good quality Pinot Grigio wine. ANI

NY man summoned to court for laughing loudly
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Skype marriages on the rise to get US citizenship
Melbourne: The use of proxy marriages over Skype is increasing, with potential immigrants using the video calls to avoid the expense of matchmaking trips. According to the New York Times, not all US states allow proxy marriage, except for military couples, but in countries like England, Israel and India, they can be registered marriages in that country, which then can be recognised by the US, News.com.au reported. George Andrews runs a company called Proxy Marriage Now, and said he performed about 500 proxy marriages a year. ANI

Japan burnt 8,000 documents before end of world war
Tokyo: Japan’s foreign ministry burnt about 8,000 files of highly classified documents shortly before the nation’s surrender in World War II on August 15, 1945, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified on Thursday. It is rare for the destruction of such records by Japanese authorities to be clearly stated in public documents. In early November in 1945, the Allied Forces’ General Headquarters began questioning senior ministry officials on the condition of the confidential materials (which had been burnt). AFP