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News: National Stories
  • 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

  • There's an Island in Japan Where Cats Outnumber People 6 to 1
    Is there such a thing as too many cats? According to NBC News, there is a small island called Aoshima in Japan that has a slight feral cat problem: On the island of Aoshima, cats outnumber people 6 to 1.
  • Star Sightings
    The Paula singer was spotted leaving the Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles on March 5, 2015. Currently, Thicke is fighting a legal battle against the children of late-singer Marvin Gaye, who claim Thicke's "Blurred Lines" used elements of their father’s hit song "Got to Give it Up" without permission.
  • Star Shots: What's On Instagram?
    Hilaria Baldwin posted a video of her one-year-old daughter getting ready for the stage on March 4. "Carmen's dance class today ... she's ready for Chicago!" Hilaria wrote.
  • 6 Movie Recasts Too Obvious to Ignore
    Fans don’t want to see it. Studios try to avoid it. But sometimes a recast in the midst of a movie franchise is inevitable.
  • 'The Osbournes' Mysterious Daughter Returns With an Amazing Voice and Creepy Music Video
    Remember The Osbournes' secret daughter? The one we knew existed, but never showed up on the family's reality show? Well, Aimee Osbourne is back in the spotlight and she actually has an incredible singing voice.