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Gay marriage law comes into effect in New Zealand

Gay marriage law comes into effect in New Zealand Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage. 
British police studying new information on Princess Diana death

British police studying new information on Princess Diana death Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

British police on Saturday said they were examining the "relevance and credibility" of recently received new information about the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed.

Oprah Winfrey 'sorry' for naming Switzerland in handbag incident Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Oprah Winfrey said she was sorry for the uproar and media response caused by her comments about an incident in a Swiss luxury store last month when an assistant refused to show her a $38,100 handbag.
Iranian female politician sacked for being 'too sexy'

Iranian female politician sacked for being 'too sexy' Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Iranian politician Nina Siakhali Moradi epitomized the promise of more civil rights for the country’s women when she won her bid as an alternate to the Qazvin City Council earlier this summer. But now she’s had her election overturned by religious conservatives, who have basically barred her from office for being “too sexy”.  
Dutch Prince dies after ski accident

Dutch Prince dies after ski accident Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who went into a coma following a skiing accident in February, 2012, has died, the government said on Monday.
Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies in Las Vegas at 84

Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies in Las Vegas at 84 Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

American popular music star Eydie Gorme, whose 60-year partnership with husband Steve Lawrence made them top nightclub and TV stars, has died at age 84.
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting. 
'Inherent Vice': Joaquin Phoenix To Replace Robert Downey Jr. In Paul Thomas Anderson's Next Film

'Inherent Vice': Joaquin Phoenix To Replace Robert Downey Jr. In Paul Thomas Anderson's Next Film Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

"Inherent Vice," Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, was set to give Robert Downey Jr. his first non-franchise role since "Due Date" in 2010. Now, however, it appears Downey has dropped out of the project; Joaquin Phoenix, who starred in "The Master" for Anderson and earned an Oscar nomination for his troubles, is reportedly in talks for the leading role.
Stephen Dorff Pees in Public—See the Pic!

Stephen Dorff Pees in Public—See the Pic! Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

Looks like Stephen Dorff is busy rehearsing for the lead in The Whiz.

Lest our eyes deceive us, the 39-year-old Dorff was seen making a pit stop next to an obliging bush outside the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel last night.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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Revisiting Dictatorship: Democracy is Worst Form of Government, Indeed

The late Soeharto has become something of a poster boy for leadership as the nation searches for a president who can effectively deliver the goods.

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