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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

  • Zach Galifianakis Asks Brad Pitt About Jennifer Aniston's 'Friends' on 'Between Two Ferns'
    Surprise! Brad Pitt appears in the latest episode of a newly slimmed down Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns, and it's just as hilariously awkward as one would expect from the star-studded Funny or Die series. Calling the Fury actor "Bradley Pitts," Galifianakis' inquires as to when the A-list actor lost his virginity, why he doesn't take showers and why he often plays characters who are "Nazi haters" when he looks like "Hitler's dream."
  • Kim Kardashian: North West Will Have to Work For What She Wants
    North West may have been born into an over-the-top life of luxury, but according to her mother Kim Kardashian, she'll still be getting a job. In an interview with London's Evening Standard, Kim (who just turned 34 on Tuesday) shared that her parenting strategy includes having her daughter earn her success the old fashioned way: through hard work. "I was saying that earlier to my friends, ‘I wonder what [North's] first job is gonna be.' And they were like, ‘What? She's gonna have a job?' and I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? Of course she is,'" the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star told the publication. VIDEO: North West Makes Her Modeling Debut!
  • Zelda Williams Gets New Tattoo In Memory of Father Robin Williams
    Two months after the death of Robin Williams, his daughter Zelda Williams gets a new, breathtaking tattoo in memory of her late father. The Oscar winner's daughter now has a hummingbird drawing placed above her father's birth date, "7.21.51," on her right hand. Zelda got the tattoo at Hollywood's famed Shamrock Social by artist Dr. Woo, and expressed on Instagram that she was pleased with the ink. "For poppo. Thank you to the incomparable @dr_woo_ssc for so beautifully bringing my reminders to life," the 25-year-old wrote on Wednesday. VIDEO: David Letterman Gets Emotional Remembering Robin Williams
  • Beyonce and Jay Z Reportedly Renew Their Marriage Vows
    Beyonce and Jay Z have faced a lot of breakup rumors this year, but Jay Z wants the world to know that he doesn't regret putting a ring on it! A source tells People that the couple did have "major problems," but have worked out their differences and have renewed their marriage vows. VIDEO: Beyonce and Jay Z Release Sexy Short Film
  • 13 Mind-Blowing Moments From the First 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Trailer
    In a move that is likely to set a bad precedent, Marvel Studios released their extended teaser/trailer for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron a whole week earlier than planned after a low-res version leaked online early Wednesday.