A California man who lost $500,000 in 17 hours gambling at a
Las Vegas casino was so drunk he could not remember the
episode after waking up in his hotel room, said a lawsuit
filed on his behalf that seeks to erase the debt.
Thai officials assessing whether to maintain a state of
emergency, which business leaders want lifted, have deferred
their decision, hours after two people were wounded in a
shooting at the site of anti-government protests.
Malaysia has banned a comic book starring the Japanese
superhero Ultraman because it could disturb "public order",
sparking a torrent of online ridicule from those who saw it
as the latest sign of excessive censorship in the
"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius told a friend to take the
blame for him accidentally firing a pistol under the table in
a packed Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013, a month
before he killed his girlfriend, his murder trial has heard.
Recordings made in secret by Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign
adviser have thrown the former French president's UMP party
into disarray, weeks before local elections in which it hoped
to claw back terrain from the ruling Socialists.
Russia has rebuffed Western demands to withdraw forces in
Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases amid a day of
high-stakes diplomacy in Paris aimed at easing tensions over
Ukraine and averting the risk of war.