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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

  • A Very Single Chris Pine Serenades One of His Biggest Fans with Frank Sinatra
    'Horrible Bosses 2' star Chris Pine sat down with Ellen to talk about being single, and then sang to a fan.
  • This Dog Walking on a Treadmill Looks Like an Adorable Real-Life Teddy Bear
    This little Shih Tzu’s name is Munchkin, because of course it is! Munchkin the munchkin’s human, Cindy Roth, made her this adorable little bear costume out of an actual teddy bear. Here’s how: "Cut the face off [the bear], cut the bottom of the feet off, cut open the back. Take all the stuffing out except for the arms. Bear only goes on front part of their body/legs and back half is exposed. Put a string or Velcro through the back behind the neck to tie/close. The bear’s arms hung down, so I sewed them up a bit higher so they stuck out to sides more instead of hanging down." PHOTOS: Check out these VIPs — the very important pets of celebs!
  • Bette Midler and Ariana Grande Settle Their Diva Feud in the Best Way
    It's all love between these divas.
  • Taylor Swift Bases All Her Outfits On What Her Friends Think
    Looks like Taylor Swift's incredible street style is all thanks to her famous gal pals. Taylor's practically made the streets of New York City her catwalk this year, stunning in amazing outfit after outfit. But according to the "Blank Space" singer, her sometimes super-sexy outfit choices actually have nothing to do with attracting boys – rather, it's all about the opinions of her friends. "When I'm getting dressed, it's always based on what my friends will think," she tells Asos magazine for their January issue. "They are my number one priority and the opinions of girls are more important to me at this point in my life."
  • Makeup-Free Jennifer Aniston Feels the Pain in 'Cake' Trailer
    She's not Rachel Greene anymore. Romantic comedy darling Jennifer Aniston has pulled a McConaughey and gone to the serious side of acting in a new role that is getting her some critical acclaim. PHOTOS: Biggest On-Screen Celebrity Transformations