Italy's Berlusconi fails to have sex trial suspended

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Karima El Mahroug, better known by her stage name ''Ruby the heartstealer'', gestures at Milan's court January 14, 2013. The young nightclub dancer at the centre of Silvio Berlusconi's sex trial arrived in court to testify on Monday but the former Italian premier's lawyer asked for the case to be suspended until after elections next month. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo