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Panama investigates owner-manager row at Trump hotel

PANAMA CITY: Panamanian prosecutors are investigating a dispute between owners and the management of a Trump hotel, a skyscraper that cuts a distinctive figure among the towers crowding the capital city. A probe has been launched "to establish if there is punishable conduct in regards to a complaint of usurpation in the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower property," the prosecutor's office said in a statement Monday. The row is between Miami-based investor Orestes Fintiklis, who last year became owner of the…

Somali pirates seize Indian ship, 11 crew members: owner

MOGADISHU: Somali pirates have seized an Indian cargo ship and 11 crew members, the ship's owner said Monday, as a recent series of hijackings raises fears of a resurgence in piracy. The "Al Kausar" is the third vessel to be hijacked in less than a month off the coast of Somalia as experts warn that ships have lowered their guard in the five years since the height of the piracy crisis. The Indian cargo ship was carrying items such as wheat and sugar from Dubai via Yemen to Somalia's Bossaso port when it came under…

Puppy drives car into Massachusetts pond, owner says

BOSTON: A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal," Costello told local television station WFXT-TV. "The car went for a…