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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

  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's Jazz Album Gets a Release Date

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are ready to dance cheek to cheek.

    The duo's long-anticipated collaboration album, Cheek to Cheek, now has a release date: September 23. Gaga and Bennett made the announcement on NBC's Today show on Tuesday.

    "The collaboration's just been so wonderful. It's so natural singing with Tony and I just learn so much from him every day," Gaga told Savannah Guthrie. "I'm so happy."

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  • What Baby Bump? Zoe Saldana Nude For Women's Health UK

    Before Zoe Saldana was flashing a belly bump around New York City while promoting Guardians of the Galaxy, she was COMPLETELY nude for Women's Health UK.

    Strategically posing her body so not to expose everything, Saldana reveals that she's noticing her physique changing as she gets older (and pregnant?). "My body is less toned," the actress tells the publication. "I do look in the mirror and see things I don't want. My first reaction is I breathe and I think, 'I'm a woman, I'm 36, my body is changing.'"

    RELATED: Zoe Saldana Curses Out Media Following Twins Report

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  • Ariana Grande On Her Late Grandpa and Falling Out of Touch With Her Dad

    Ariana Grande covers Seventeen magazine's September issue, in which she opens up about her family -- specifically the importance of her late grandfather in her life -- as well as falling out of touch with her father and dealing with insecurities.

    Grande's grandfather passed away from cancer on July, 22, 2014. He was 90 years old.

    "My grandpa is sick, so I focus on him every day. I'm having the biggest song of my career so far, and all I can think about is my grandpa, because that's what's important to me," Ariana said in the interview, which sadly took place before her grandpa passed away. "He was like, 'You're a star, I know in my heart you're going to make this family so proud. You're a blessing.' And I was like, ‘oh my God,’ and started crying, and I trusted it."

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  • 'Fifty Shades' Trailer Sets a 2014 Record
    If the response to the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is any indication of how E.L. James' erotic book-turned-movie will do at the box office, you better pre-order your tickets.
  • Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff Is 'Chasing the Sun' In New Video

    Is Hilary Duff's Chasing the Sun the 2014 equivalent to Sheryl Crow's 2002 single Soak Up the Sun?

    Probably not, but it's a fun video! If you've ever seen Duff's ABC Family 2010 movie Beauty & the Briefcase, this video also has her in a cubicle (well dressed, no less) fantasizing about the outside world.

    Only instead of dreaming of breaking into the fashion world, she's dreaming about hitting the beach in a teeny bikini.

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