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O.J. Simpson freed from jail on parole

LOS ANGELES: Disgraced American football star O.J. Simpson, whose racially charged 1995 murder trial riveted the nation, was released from jail on parole early on Sunday after nine years behind bars for armed robbery. Simpson, 70, left the Lovelock Correctional Center in the western state of Nevada just after midnight local time, prison spokesperson Brooke Keast said. "I don't know where he was headed," said Keast. Simpson was granted parole at a hearing in July and his earliest release date was set for October 1, but…

Chinese online casino turned over nearly $60 bln: report

SHANGHAI: Nearly $60 billion passed through China's biggest illegal online casino before it was broken up by authorities, a court said. The gambling operation was set up by a man surnamed Zhou in 2012, the official Xinhua news agency cited the court as saying. The following year he moved it to Vietnam to try to avoid detection by police. Players on the site, games998.net, exchanged real money into game coins to participate in dozens of gambling games from mahjong to poker, the Legal Daily newspaper reported last…