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  • Shares hit by U.S. unease; ECB supports Italy, Spain

    World stocks racked up more losses on Monday on jitters about the U.S. ratings cut, but signs the European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish debt gave some respite to battered markets.


  • Dalai Lama's political successor sworn in

    Lobsang Sangay, a 43-year-old Harvard scholar, took office Monday as head of the Tibetan government in exile, vowing to free his homeland from Chinese "colonialism."


  • U.K. police arrest 100 after riots in British capital

    British police arrested more than 100 people overnight in London after shops were looted and officers attacked in a second night of violence that followed some of the worst disorder seen in the capital for years.


  • Saudi Arabia recalls Syria envoy, Assad further isolated

    Saudi Arabia recalled its envoy to Damascus and the Arab League condemned violence in Syria, leaving President Bashar al-Assad further isolated.


  • China shares tumble, U.S. downgrade accelerates derisking

    Hong Kong and China shares crumbled on Monday morning, pressured by an acceleration of derisking from equity investments following Standard & Poor's downgrade of the long-term credit rating of the United States late on Friday. The Hang Seng Index was down 4.04 per cent at 20,100.2 by the midday trading break, its lowest level in a year, and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 3.68 per cent.


News: Entertainment

  • Ryan Reynolds Reveals His Father Was Scary
    A father-to-be, Ryan Reynolds pens a story about his own father.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the 38-year-old actor is sharing a story about his childhood for a "Time for Thanks" with Time. He writes a story about wanting to get his ear pierced at the age of 13, but in typical teenage boy fashion, he was afraid of how his father would react.
  • 6 Surprising Details That Help Explain Why Kendall Jenner Feels Like 'Hannah Montana'
    Kendall Jenner is having a great year for her career. She has modeled for the most prominent fashion runways, and she recently landed a new modeling gig with Estee Lauder. Career success aside though, the 19-year-old tells the New York Times that she feels like she is living a double life with the modeling and her reality star fame. She says, "It’s definitely two different worlds. I feel like Hannah Montana. But it’s fun."
  • Bill Cosby Makes New Comments on Accusations
    MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Bill Cosby commented Friday on the growing accusations of rape and sexual assault that have derailed his career comeback and crumbled his tour schedule in an interview with a Florida newspaper. "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," the comedian told Florida Today. "People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos." VIDEO: Janice Dickinson Details Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Accusations: He Raped Me
  • Beyonce Shocks the World Yet Again with Bootylicious New Music Video
    Beyonce just put all of your home videos to shame in her surprise music video for new track "7-11." The stop-motion video features Queen Bey breaking it down on a balcony, shaking her booty in a hotel bathroom and generally killing it with her DIY video skills. The performer parties with some background dancers in fun scenes complete with red solo cups and rolling dice. At one point they even form a pantless pyramid and Bey pantomimes with a hair dryer, cracking herself up. The whole video feels like wild slumber party with your best girlfriends, if your best girlfriends were international recording superstars. It's super silly fun, Queen B style. NEWS: Beyonce Flaunts Curves In '99 Problems But My A** Ain't One' Swimsuit
  • Janice Dickinson 'Disgusted' Over Bill Cosby's Standing Ovation Following Assault Allegations
    Bill Cosby performed in the Bahamas on Thursday night amid an avalanche of sexual assault accusations. Despite the headlines, the comedian received a small standing ovation from the audience. Today, one of his accusers, Janice Dickinson, gave her reaction to the audience's warm welcome.