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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

  • Jim Carrey Tests David Letterman for Ebola
    Jim Carrey isn't taking any chances when it comes to the Ebola outbreak. The Dumb and Dumber To star showed up on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday and, as a "precaution," decided to take the host's temperature before furthering the interview. The funnyman then went into asking Letterman a series of questions one would be asked in order to detect the Ebola virus. VIDEOS: Jim Carey's Matthew McConaughey Impression Is a Must-Watch!
  • Miley Cyrus and Rihanna Bid For Best Cleavage at amfAR Gala
    Eyes up here? Miley Cyrus and Rihanna's cleavage-baring styles left little to the imagination at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Hollywood on Wednesday night. PICS: Most Memorable Stage Styles, Did Miley Surpass Rihanna? Miley, 21, stunned in a jaw-dropping Tom Ford bondage-inspired dress, featuring a few strategically-placed strips of cloth to cover her chest. Besides all that, she appeared modest from the waist down in a long black skirt. 
  • Nicole Kidman Talks Keith Urban Love Letters & Losing Her Father on 'Ellen'
    Actress Nicole Kidman opened up to Ellen DeGeneres during an interview airing Thursday, getting candid about two of the most important men to have ever entered her life -- her husband Keith Urban and her now-deceased father Dr. Anthony Kidman.
  • The Final 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Trailer - Everything We Know
    The final and most spectacular trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 was released on Wednesday, giving us an even closer look at the film. Here's what we have to look forward to. VIDEO: Julianne Moore Unrecognizable In New Mockingjay Teaser 1. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) Comes Home to District 12
  • Go Behind the Scenes with the Famous Voices of Disney's 'Big Hero 6'
    An unlikely team of heroes bands together in Disney's Big Hero 6 and we went behind the scenes with the stars.