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Malaysia: MH370 'Wreckage' Was Really 'Domestic Ladder'

False alarm from Reunion Island, says official

(Newser) - A senior Malaysian official says that an object found in Reunion has been confirmed as "a domestic ladder" and is not a plane part, amid media reports that a new piece of plane debris was found on the island. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told... More »

Teen Girl Torn Apart by Shark

15-year-old snorkeler attacked, killed off French island

(Newser) - Gruesome: a 15-year-old girl has been killed in a shark attack off the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. More gruesome: only part of her body has been recovered—the shark took the rest of her with it, the AFP reports. "Part of her body was carried... More »

Company Fined for Nude Bruni Handbags

Bag maker must pay $58K

(Newser) - A company has been fined more than $58,000 for using the naked image of France's first lady without her permission, the BBC reports. A court on Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean, says canvas bags made by Pardon! violated Carla Bruni's rights to her own image. The... More »

Pumpkins Want 20th Anniversary to Be a Smash

Corgan hopes to be seen as more than a 'reunion band'

(Newser) - The re-formed Smashing Pumpkins start their 20th-anniversary tour next month, shrugging off the blasé reception that met their 2006 tour. Frontman Billy Corgan—who admits the group's breakup in 2000 was "a total mistake"—tells Rolling Stone that fans who attend multiple shows in some cities will be... More »

Risqué Pics Won't Dethrone Miss France

Pageant winner barred from international competition under deal

(Newser) - Miss France will keep her crown despite the publication of racy pictures featuring the 22-year-old student, AFP reports. Photographs of Valerie Begue licking yogurt off a wall and straddling a cross in a bikini had Genevieve de Fontenay, the pageant's sharp-tongued patron, threatening to strip Begue of her title; Begue... More »

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