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Egg-throwing vandal Bieber is hit with a fine of $80,900

Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 (£47,000) in damages and serve two years on probation for throwing eggs at a neighbour's home.

The singer pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor vandalism charge over the incident.

Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community labour and a 12-week anger management programme, and to stay away from the victim and his family for two years.

The 20-year-old was not present for the hearing in California. A spokeswoman for Bieber said he is glad to have the matter resolved and behind him.

Deputy District Attorney Alan Yochelson called egg-throwing an "extremely immature and a silly act".

US spy chief expelled by Germany

Germany has taken the dramatic step of asking the top US intelligence official to leave the country after two reported cases of suspected US spying and a spat over the National Security Agency.

The move reflects growing impatience in Germany at what is perceived as US nonchalance about being caught spying on a close ally.

"The representative of the US intelligence services at the United States embassy has been asked to leave Germany," government spokesman Steffen Seibert said.

"The request occurred against the backdrop of the ongoing investigation by federal prosecutors as well as the questions that were posed months ago about the activities of US intelligence agencies in Germany," he said.

Mr Seibert said Germany continues to seek "close and trusting" co-operation with its Western partners "especially the United States".

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany and the United States had "very different approaches" to the role of intelligence agencies.

She stressed the need for greater trust between allies, a position she has repeatedly voiced since reports last year that the US bugged her phone.

Hospital in appeal over amnesiac

A hospital has launched an appeal to identify a man who cannot remember his own name.

The man, who has been named Robert by doctors, was found in a park in Peterborough suffering from a severe case of amnesia.

He cannot recall any details of his life including his name, age or where he is from.

Nearly two months since he was found there has been no improvement in his condition.

Robert said: "The last few weeks have been truly horrible. I go through so many different emotions. At times I am angry, frustrated, depressed, lost and confused. I just need to find out my name and I hope someone out there will recognise me." The man was found in a park near the city's bus station at 6am on May 18.

He is believed to be in his early 20s about 5ft 9ins tall, and weighs 13st. He has dark hair and blue eyes. Although he speaks English, his accent is thought to be eastern European. and he understands some Lithuanian and Russian.

Climber's body found on peak 32 years later

The body of a French climber who disappeared during a snowstorm in 1982 has been discovered on the slopes of Mont Blanc.

Patrice Hyvert was a 23-year-old aspiring guide when he went for a solo ascent on March 1, 1982.

Upon learning of the snowstorm, his father called a rescue team but searchers were blocked by the weather.

Captain Patrice Ribes, of the Chamonix rescue service, said climbers found Mr Hyvert's body on July 3, with his identification papers still intact.

Man charged with six murders after stand-off

A man has been charged with killing four children and two adults in the US.

Ronald Lee Haskell (33) persuaded the children he was a FedEx delivery man to gain access to their home in Spring, Texas, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said.

Haskell is also accused of critically wounding a 15-year-old girl in the attack yesterday evening.

Mr Hickman said Haskell has been charged with multiple counts of capital murder. He was arrested after a three-hour stand-off with police.

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