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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

  • Renee Zellweger Is Now Completely Unrecognizable
    It's safe to say Renee Zellweger's looking a little different these days. The 45-year-old actress made an appearance at ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif. Monday night, and her nearly unrecognizable appearance is shocking to say the least. No, your eyes are not deceiving you -- this really is what the Bridget Jones' Diary star currently looks like.
  • Matthew McConaughey Defends His Romantic Comedies
    Before Matthew McConaughey was winning awards for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and being praised for his complicated character in True Detective, he dominated another genre: the romantic comedy. His roles as a leading man in such films as Failure to Launch, How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days and Ghost of Girlfriends Past didn't win him any awards, but he says they were still tough acting jobs. VIDEO: Flashback! Matthew McConaughey's First ET Interview  "These things aren't easy. What’s hard is to make them look easy," he tells GQ magazine. "Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it’s completely unfair."
  • A Glowing Kate Middleton Steps Out for the First Time Since Announcing Second Pregnancy
    Stunning as usual! Kate Middleton, 32, made her highly anticipated first public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy in September, at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Kate and Prince William were there to welcome the President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, and his wife Mary, on the first day of their four-day visit to the country. Kate, who's currently four months pregnant, looked radiant in a grey plaid Alexander McQueen coat and a matching Jane Taylor hat, accessorizing with a simple black clutch and black heels. The slim Kate showed just a hint of a baby bump.
  • Jennifer Garner and Rachel Zoe Team Up for Breast Cancer Fundraiser
    In honor of breast cancer awareness month, this October Elyse Walker's Pink Party brought out stars for a good cause.
  • Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard Reveal the Sex of Their Baby
    Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derick Dillard are excitedly counting down the days until the birth of their first child this spring, and recently revealed a pretty big moment in their road to becoming parents. The 19 Kids & Counting stars are expecting a baby boy, they tell People. "Oh yes, there was some screaming in the room," Jill, 23, says of the moment they found out that they were having a son. "I thought all along we were having a girl. Everyone made their guesses."