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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

  • Mindy Kaling Got Mistaken For Malala Yousafzai
    It happens to us all, someone thinks you're someone else, but for Mindy Kaling, this time, she can't believe it. The Mindy Project star was mistaken for the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai.  NEWS: Reese Witherspoon Is Excited Malala Won the Nobel Peace Prize 
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Jep Robertson: 'I About Died'
    Duck Dynasty's Jep Robertson says he is hard to kill. The 36-year-old reality star went on Twitter to talk about his near-death experience after suffering from a seizure while deer hunting this past Sunday. He also posted this picture comparing himself to Steven Segal in the hospital.
  • Oscar Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Sign with Shubert Organization
    Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are signing on to work with the Shubert Organization. According to the New York Times, the producers have inked a three- year development and production deal with the Shubert Organization, a theatrical producing organization and owner of major theaters in Manhattan, New York. Look no further than their company website for Storyline Entertainment to see how much the duo has accomplished. They "have earned a total of six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, 13 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Grammy Award, five GLAAD Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, and two Tony Awards with their various feature films, television and theater projects."
  • President Reagan Astrologer Joan Quigley Dies at 87
    Joan Quigley, one of history's most influential astrologers, died at the age of 87 on October 21 at her San Francisco home. She is best known for advising former first lady Nancy Reagan. In 1988, President Reagan denied the role of astrology in his political decisions after it was revealed that he and wife were deeply interested in it. He said at a photo-taking session, "No policy or decision in my mind has ever been influenced by astrology.'' NEWS: Ronald Reagan Crewmembers Visit ET
  • Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dies
    The 1960s rock band Cream's bassist and singer Jack Bruce has passed away at the age of 71 at home with his family. His family went on Facebook and Jack's official web site today to share the news. The Scottish musician is described on his web site as "one of the most powerful vocalists and greatest bassists of his time." His web site also notes that "his improvisation skill and utterly unique, free-spirited approach to composition and performance would forever change electric music. His pioneering, full-toned, free-wheeling playing on the electric bass revolutionized the way the instrument is used and influenced the playing of countless bassists to today."