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Charlie Sheen sues tabloid over assault allegation

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NEW YORK — Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer, saying that the magazine defamed him by alleging he sexually assaulted teen actor Corey Haim.

In papers filed Friday in Los Angeles, Sheen called the tabloid’s allegations ‘ridiculous’ and ‘disgusting.’

The Enquirer’s Nov 8 edition includes a quote from actor Dominick Brascia, saying that Sheen had assaulted Haim when he was in his mid-teens and Sheen around 20.

Sheen and Haim, who died in 2010, both appeared in the 1986 release ‘Lucas.’ Brascia told the Enquirer that the assault came during the film’s production.

Sheen is seeking unspecified damages.

The Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., said in a statement Saturday that it looked “forward to litigating” the case and welcomed the chance to expose Sheen’s ‘depravities.’

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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