Statue of Liberty stamp mistake to cost US post $3.5m


A 2010 US Postal Service stamp mistakenly bearing the image of a Lady Liberty replica will cost the American post office a whopping $3.5 million for the copyright violation. In a 2010 stamp design, the US Postal Service mistook a Las Vegas-based replica for the real Statue of Liberty. Now a federal court has ruled that the post office must pay the replica’s sculptor $3.5 million for violating his copyright. The statue by the artist Robert Davidson sits at the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas, thousands of kilometres away from the mintgreen figure in NY Harbour. The replica is half the size of the real Statue of Liberty and sports more defined eyes and lips.

Starbucks staff mocks stuttering customer, fired

Starbucks said on Friday that an employee in Philadelphia has been fired after reportedly mocking a customer with a stutter. The coffee chain said the behaviour did not reflect the experience customers should have. A person on Facebook posted that his friend stuttered when giving his name, and that the barista made light of it and then spelled the name with extra letters. The friend was offered $5 as an apology, according to the post.

Pharmacist jailed for 12 yrs for diluting cancer drugs

A court in western Germany has sentenced a pharmacist to 12 years in prison for diluting cancer drugs on a massive scale in order to finance his luxury lifestyle. Prosecutors accused the 48-year-old of harming at least 27 patients.


Eight-year-old Maya Merhi, who was born with no legs, had to shuffle around a camp in northern Syria on makeshift limbs fashioned from old tubing and tin cans. Now she is taking her first tentative steps in Istanbul on prosthetic legs, after images of her struggling in the tent encampment in Idlib appeared on social media and she was brought to Turkey. Doctors hope Maya will be able to fully walk with her new prosthetic legs in three months