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Daily Archives: Aug 9, 2013

Stephanie Banister has made the wrong kind of headlines after a gaffe-strewn interview in which she mistook Islam for a country

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Australian election candidate Stephanie Banister has made the wrong kind of headlines after a gaffe-strewn interview in which she mistook Islam for a country. Stephanie...
Barack Obama has vowed appropriate reforms to guarantee greater oversight of controversial US surveillance programmes

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President Barack Obama has vowed "appropriate reforms" to guarantee greater oversight of controversial US surveillance programmes. At a White House news conference, Barack Obama proposed...
Morgan Tsvangirai has filed court challenge against Robert Mugabe poll win

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Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Zimbabwe has filed a legal challenge to Robert Mugabe's victory in last week's presidential elections. The electoral...
Oprah Winfrey, one of the world's richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in a Zurich upmarket handbag shop

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Trudie Goetz, the owner of Zurich store where Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism, has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Oprah Winfrey, one of the...
The IRS has faced angry opposition from conservatives since it admitted in May that it subjected tea party groups to more intense screening than it applied to other applicants for tax-exempt status

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A current Internal Revenue Service employee revealed during a closed-door interview with congressional staffers that the agency is still subjecting Tea Party groups with...
Lauren Silverman allegedly spent hours on the phone to Simon Cowell and her husband Andrew heard the whole thing

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Lauren Silverman, who is said to be expecting a child with Simon Cowell, allegedly spent hours on the phone to him and her husband...
Six of the 12 small cars tested by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety were rated poor or marginal

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that half of a dozen popular small cars tested for how they would stand up to a...
Turkish Airlines pilot Murat Akpinar and his co-pilot Murat Agca have been abducted in Lebanon by Zuwwar al-Imam Rida group

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Two Turkish pilots have been abducted in Lebanon, near Beirut's international airport. The men working for Turkish Airlines were snatched from a bus which was...
Laurene Powell Jobs is said to have bonded with former Washington DC mayor Adrian Fenty over a shared passion for school reform

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Laurene Powell Jobs, who was married for 20 years to Apple founder Steve Jobs, is said to have bonded with former Washington DC mayor...
US withdraws all non-essential government personnel from Lahore consulate

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The United States has ordered all non-essential government personnel to leave its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore. A senior State Department official said...
Uncle Si Robertson's book will be released on September 3

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Duck Dynasty fans' favorite  Uncle Si Robertson, who says God has a sense of humor because he's turned four disheveled-looking Christian guys into reality...
Uncle Si and Willie Robertson will make their acting debut as guest stars on ABC's Last Man Standing

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Duck Dynasty stars Si Robertson and his nephew, Willie Robertson, will leave their Louisiana stomping grounds to make their acting debut on ABC's Last...
Dromedary camels could be responsible for passing to humans the deadly MERS coronavirus

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A new research suggests that dromedary camels could be responsible for passing to humans the deadly MERS coronavirus that emerged last year. Tests have shown...
Oprah Winfrey was the victim of racism during a recent visit to Switzerland

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Oprah Winfrey says she was the victim of racism during a recent visit to Switzerland. The talk show host said an assistant refused to serve...
Kourtney Kardashian wanted to remind followers of Kim's existence by tweeting a bikini snap of the two taken on holiday in Mexico in 2011

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Kim Kardashian is now said to be worried her fans are losing interest in their former idol after she deliberately remained in hiding for...
Polina Polonsky claims that her friendship with Lamar Odom turned physical on the night of Kim Kardashian's baby shower

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Polina Polonsky, who claims she had a passionate affair with Lamar Odom, has revealed further details about their alleged relationship. Polina Polonsky, 33, has now...
Karen Black died at a clinic in Los Angeles, three years after she was diagnosed with ampullary cancer

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Karen Black, who featured in cult films such as Easy Rider, Nashville and Five Easy Pieces, has died aged 74. Hugely prolific, the Illinois-born actress...
Edward Snowden is believed to have been using the Lavabit service after fleeing the US

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Lavabit, an encrypted email service thought to have been used by Edward Snowden, has abruptly shut down. Ladar Levison, owner of the Texas-based Lavabit service,...