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Alcohol in movies linked to child boozing

Stars who knock back whisky, wine or beer in a movie are an invisible but potent force in prompting youngsters to experiment with alcohol or binge-drink, a large US study published on Tuesday suggests. Major exposure to scenes of alcohol consumption in movies is a …

Terrorist suspect arrested near Capitol building

A Moroccan national was arrested near the US Capitol building on Friday as he tried to detonate a fake suicide vest that had been given to him by undercover

Rupert Murdoch Announces Sun on Sunday Launch for Feb. 26

Mimi Turner The new title comes seven months after he was forced to shutter The News of The World and amid numerous ongoing criminal investigations into his London newspapers. read more

SENEGAL: Fresh violence erupts around Dakar mosque

Street battles took place between police and protesters Sunday around a mosque in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, a week before President Abdoulaye Wade is set to seek a controversial third term.

Iran claiming to be victim in global nuclear showdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Facing international sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran is taking the position that it’s the victim, not the aggressor.

‘Underwear bomber’ sentenced to life in prison

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 25-year-old Nigerian national who tried to blow up a US-bound airliner with explosives hidden in his pants on Christmas Day in 2009, was sentenced to life in prison by a Detroit court on Thursday.

JUSTICE: ‘Underwear bomber’ sentenced to life in prison

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 25-year-old Nigerian national who tried to blow up a US-bound airliner with explosives hidden in his pants on Christmas Day in 2009, was sentenced to life in prison by a Detroit court on Thursday.

WEST AFRICA: Ivorian president chosen as next head of ECOWAS

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara was chosen to serve as the next head of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, at a summit on Friday in

02/16/2012 13:03 MYANMAR Yangon, company grants wage increase to striking workers

» Employees of the, Chinese-owned, Tai Yi shoe company after days of strike succeed in getting a wage increase from 75 to 100 kyat per hour (approximately 11 cents). No change to bonuses for those working 12 hours a day for 26 days a month.

Jolie arrives in Bosnia for movie premiere

Jolie arrives in Bosnia for movie premiere

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt arrived here on Tuesday for the launch of her directorial debut, a Bosnian wartime love story, that had sparked controversy in the Balkan country. “Angelina Jolie …

Venezuela opposition picks Chavez challenger

Venezuela opposition picks Chavez challenger

State governor Henrique Capriles (pictured) won Venezuela’s first-ever opposition primary on Sunday and will challenge President Hugo Chavez in October elections. Opposition groups have joined forces, hoping to

EGYPT: ‘Disobedience’ for anniversary of Mubarak’s fall

EGYPT: ‘Disobedience’ for anniversary of Mubarak’s fall

Egyptian activists are planning a “day of disobedience” Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. The increasingly unpopular military said it would deploy additional troops to respond to scheduled strikes and protests.

Exiled Iranian cartoonist vows to fight regime

ANGOULEME, France (AFP) – Iranian dissident cartoonist Mana Neyestani says drawing has been his salvation and a weapon to combat his own personal demons as well as Tehran’s hardline Islamist

UK Lords, MP call for Bahrain F1 rethink

Seven member of the House of Lords appeal for April’s Grand Prix to be cancelled

Marriott #Dubai Set to be World’s Tallest #travel Landmark of #Global #Business Hub #CNN news #Freelance http://t.co/kkZLrb05

Marriott #Dubai Set to be World ‘s Tallest #travel Landmark of #Global # Business Hub #CNN news #Freelance http://t.co/kkZLrb05

Lions adapt to winter at Canada safari park

A white lion slips on ice while playing with a plastic drum like a kitten with a ball of yarn, but the big cat quickly regains its footing. The African carnivore has adapted well to Canada’s cold…

Rick Santorum wins key Republican primaries

US presidential hopeful Rick Santorum (pictured) reignited his campaign with surprise wins in the key primaries of Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota Tuesday. The wins are a blow to previous front runner Mitt Romney.

Panic buttons to be given to NYC hotel maids

Hotels in New York City have agreed to approve a hotel union request to give housekeepers personal panic buttons. The move comes after a Sofitel hotel maid accused

SENEGAL: Senegalese opposition form anti-Wade front

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade’s main rivals signed a pact to campaign together and force him to withdraw from next month’s election. They also called for a protest in Dakar Sunday, the day the campaign kicks off.

India Has World's Second-Highest Number of Facebook Users at Over 43 million

Nyay Bhushan India is fast becoming an important market for Facebook, with the country now home to about 43.5 million users. read more

Argentina brands Prince William a ‘conqueror’ in Falklands row

Prince William was thrust to the centre of an ongoing war of words over the disputed Falkland Islands this week. Buenos Aires said the prince would be wearing ‘the uniform

DR CONGO: Kabila’s party and allies win parliamentary majority

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila’s People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy and its allies won an absolute majority in November’s contested legislative elections, results showed Thursday.

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