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Miss Winehouse, who came to fame with her debut album Frank in 2003, was found at her flat in north London this afternoon, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed. They say that they received a call at 3.54pm calling for help for a woman in Camden. Paramedics arrived at the scene, but she was pronounced dead...
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge look at the Buckingham Palace display of Kate’s wedding dress. The ghost-like appearance of the headless mannequin used to exhibit the gown prompted her to describe it as ”horrible” during a private tour with the duchess. The dress, designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, is the centrepiece..
Sydney Harbour Opera House The Sydney Opera House has appeared on the website of a jihadist magazine, prompting concerns over the security of the world-famous landmark. The building was featured on the front of the latest edition of Inspire, an English-language magazine that has reportedly been linked to al-Qaeda and includes instructions on how to..
Beyonce has recorded a message for the four astronauts on the Atlantis Nasa space shuttle. The 29-year-old R&B singer sent the shuttle’s crew a greeting backed by her Run The World (Girls) track. "Good morning Atlantis, this is Beyonce – you inspire all of us to dare to live our dreams, to know that we’re..
On a makeshift stage in a simple medium-sized cafe shop, an all-women German jazz orchestra performed live music in the impoverished war-torn Gaza. It is the first time ever in the history of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that a jazz band plays western-style music. The concert had been unexpectedly widely attended by hundreds of Gazans..
Send the Hill to Hogwarts BY DAVID J. ROTHKOPF This week marks the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, the eighth installment of the most successful series in movie history. As such, it offers a useful comparison in the differences between what makes a successful summer blockbuster in Hollywood and what..
Geoffrey Hill is one of the shortlisted contenders for the Forward prize for poetry. Geoffrey Hill, the poet who won the title of professor of poetry at Oxford University after scandal forced his predecessor out of the post, is now locked in competition again, shortlisted for the prestigious £10,000 Forward prize for poetry against former..
US network TNT said it had ordered 10 episodes of the programme, after it commissioned a pilot earlier this year. Original stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray reprise their roles in the new show, which will focus on the Ewing family offspring. The series is due to air in the US next summer...
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver (R) attend funeral services for Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis in Los Angeles November 15, 2010. (Reuters File Photo) Former California first lady Maria Shriver filed for divorce on Friday from former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, her husband of 25 years, citing "irreconcilable differences." The decision..
Mahnaz Mohammadi has been denied access to her family or proper legal representation, her lawyer said. A prominent Iranian documentary film-maker and women’s rights activist, whose work includes banned films about Iran’s society, has been arrested by unidentified officials. Mahnaz Mohammadi, 37, was picked up from her home in the capital Tehran by security officers..
Jayne Mansfield poses on Venice’s Lido in 1963 Venice’s Lido, long a byword for glamour and exclusivity, is to be opened up to ordinary tourists, outraging the well-heeled regulars who pay thousands for the privilege of using the beach. Immortalised by Thomas Mann’s novel Death in Venice, which was turned into a film starring Dirk..
Gwyneth Paltrow flaunts her perfect curves by posing topless for Vanity Fair magazine. The Iron Man actress has bared all and is wearing just a pair of black fishnet stockings. The 38-year-old actor appears as Miss August in a special Vanity Fair on Jewellery calendar exhibiting Louis Vuitton jewellery. The pretty blonde has tied her..