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Obama talks tough as spill spreads


United States President Barack Obama said he wanted to know “whose ass to kick” over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, adding to the pressure on energy giant BP Plc as it sought to capture more of the lea

Alanis weds rapper beau

Canadian-born rock singer Alanis Morissette has secretly married her boyfriend, a rapper she started dating in 2009, she announced on Monday.

A famed humour shows in rude Britannia

“I think of them all as prats to start with and work from there” — veteran cartoonist Gerald Scarfe’s irreverent approach to politicians he lampoons is typical of a new show celebrating British humour

Pak: Taliban leaders have fled from AfPak

Pakistan’s military operations in tribal areas have forced some important Taliban leaders to flee outside of Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Meh-mood Qureshi said on Monday.

Israeli patrol kills 4 militants

An Israeli naval patrol killed at least four Palestinian militants in diving gear off the Gaza coast on Monday, Hamas security officials and the Israeli Army said.

Drummer Cable found dead in UK

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable was found dead at his home in Wales on Monday.

Nadal’s high five


Rafael Nadal reclaimed his French Open crown in emphatic style on Sunday when he battered Sweden’s Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to win the title for the fifth time in six years.

Polish priest killed by secret police beatified

Thousands of worshippers attended an open-air mass in Warsaw on Sunday for the beatification of a Polish priest and anti-Communist activist murdered by the secret police in 1984.

2 men with militant ties held in US

Two men were arrested on Saturday at John F. Kennedy International airport where they were believed headed for meetings with militant groups in Somalia, the New Jersey Star Ledger reported. The men were arrested as they tried to board flights to Egypt. They were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism

An italian makes history in Paris


Francesca Schiavone celebrates after defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the French Open women’s singles final at Roland Garros in Paris on Saturday to become the first Italian woma

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.