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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

  • Jennifer Lawrence's Pajama Pants: 11 Deeply Reflective Questions They Bring to Mind
    Stay warm, Jennifer Lawrence! The Catching Fire actress, who was sadly absent from awards season, braved a snowy Boston day with a natural look in boots and a cozy looking pair of pajama pants. J-Law is in town filming Joy which reunites the actress with her Silver Linings Playbook team, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, and director David O. Russell. And it sounds like despite the cold weather, things are pretty heated on the set. TMZ reports that there was a loud argument between Jennifer and Russell this week because she reportedly didn't like the way the Oscar-winning director was directing a scene. A rep for the movie studio Fox 2000 however, reportedly chalked the shouting match up to "method acting."
  • Kanye West Breaks Down in Tears When Discussing the Loss of His Friend
    Kanye West teared up during a candid interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe on Thursday. The 37-year-old rapper got super emotional when talking about Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design's late fashion design professor Louise Wilson. NEWS: Kim & Kanye Build Palatial Playground for North
  • Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert Break Out the '90s Gear for Cover Band Show
    If Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley teamed up for a rockin' '90s revival, but there were no iPhones in the audience to post the performance to YouTube, did it ever really happen?
  • Mark McGrath Is Still Alive: I Had Nothing to do With Lame Death Hoax
    Despite online rumors to the contrary, Mark McGrath is still alive. A fake press release circulated online Thursday, claiming that that the 46-year-old Sugar Ray frontman and TV personality had been fatally shot by a masked gunman on the Hollywood set of Adult Swim show Hot Package. "In honor of Mr. McGrath's legacy, his team is asking in liu [sic] of flowers, fans post a Sugar Ray Selfie, holding a packet of sugar over their heart. #RIPMARKMCGRATH," the press release asked.
  • USC Annenberg's Media Center Named for CBS' Leslie Moonves, Julie Chen
    The Talk's Julie Chen and her husband, president and CEO of CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves, gave ET's Kevin Frazier a tour of the new state-of-the-art media center at USC now bearing their names.