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Zsa Zsa Gabor to have her half leg amputated

Veteran actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor is back in hospital. She was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after a blood clot in her leg spread, according to multiple online published media reports.

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Charlie Sheen will die this week? Rep says noooo

Hollywood television and film actor Charlie Sheen has been on a self-destructive binge of drugs and hookers since his wild rampage in Los Angeles following last week's hospitalization in New York, an unnamed close friend of the actor told

Coral die-off may be the worst ever

Canberra, Australia -- Huge swathes of coral in Southeast Asian and Indian Ocean reefs have died in what scientists say may be "the worst such event known to science."

Scientists from the Australian Research Center and James Cook University say coral cover in the region could drop from an average of 50 percent to about 10 percent and will take years to recover, striking at local fishing and regional tourism industries, reported Thursday.

"It is certainly the worst coral die-off we have seen since 1998. It may prove to be the worst such event known to science," Andrew Baird of the ARC said. "So far around 80 percent of Acropora colonies and 50 percent of colonies from other species have died since the outbreak began in May this year."

Axl Rose keeps fans waiting, then leaves

Dublin, Ireland -- Only die-hard Guns n' Roses fans caught the heavy metal band's complete performance in Dublin, where the band left the stage after playing only four songs.

GNR frontman Axl Rose, known for his unpredictable behavior, kept fans waiting for nearly 5 hours before appearing, then stormed off with bandmates when the crowd, upset by the wait, booed and threw items at the stage, the Evening Herald in Dublin reported Thursday.

After just two songs, Rose threatened to leave. He made good on his promise two songs later, at the end of "Welcome to the Jungle."

Four die in California car crash

Patterson, Calif. -- Four people, including a child, were killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision in Stanislaus County, police said.

The crash occurred in Patterson when a van broadsided a sport utility vehicle at an intersection. The California Highway Patrol told KCRA-TV, Sacramento, the preliminary investigation indicated the van may have run a stop sign.

The driver of the van was killed, as were a man, a woman and the child in the SUV. Another person in the SUV was seriously injured.

KCRA said the impact of the crash pushed the SUV into a tree.

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Bunning: Steinbrenner 'smart' to die now

Washington -- U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., said Wednesday New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was "smart" to die in a year when there is no federal estate tax.

Bunning, in comments during a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, said because Steinbrenner "was smart enough to die in 2010, there is zero tax liability to the estate tax," the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal reported.

The committee was debating tax cuts for wealthy Americans instituted by the administration of former President George W. Bush, which are scheduled to expire at the end of this year. Under those cuts, the estate tax was eliminated for this year only, the newspaper said.

Hospital acquired infections could be fatal--study

Hospital-acquired infections could prove harmful, or even fatal, to human health, suggests a new study. A huge number of patients may die each year from pneumonia or blood poisoning caught in the hospital, shows the novel U.S. study.