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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

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Reportedly Placed on Ventilator, Drug Overdose Suspected (Updated)
    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub after an apparent drug overdose, a source exclusively tells ET, and has been placed on a ventilator. Her family including her father is with her at the hospital.
  • Justin Timberlake Is 'Getting the Greatest Gift Ever': A Baby
    For Justin Timberlake's 34th birthday on Saturday, he says he's getting the "greatest gift." After months of not confirming or denying, the singer and his wife Jessica Biel can't hide the excitement anymore. Timberlake posted this shot of Jessica's baby bump and says he "can't wait," but they don't know if it's a boy or a girl.
  • Star Sightings
    The Cake actress got emotional as she was honored with the Montecito Award in the Arlington Theater at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 30.
  • Helen Mirren, Jerry Seinfeld & Tom Hanks Ride the Subway -- Just Like You
    Next time you're people-watching on a subway, don't be surprised to see an A-lister. Dame Helen Mirren, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and actor Tom Hanks have all been spotted on NYC's MTA subway, and they look pretty comfortable taking surprisingly unflashy forms of transportation. On Thursday, Mirren looked as sophisticated as ever while riding the R train.
  • These 15 Seconds of Neil Patrick Harris Will Make You Excited for His Variety Show
    Neil Patrick Harris is a busy man. In addition to hosting the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, Harris is busy prepping his own NBC variety show that is reportedly based on the British series Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. And while fans eagerly await the show's debut, NBC did share an amazing, albeit short preview.