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Buxom actress dies?

March 2, 2011

Buxom actress Jane Russell dead at 89

PEOPLE-JANERUSSELL/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” movie star Jane Russell, who became a controversial Hollywood sex symbol, died on Monday at the age of 89, her family said.

Word choice invites criticism

February 24, 2011

Ride the royal bus tour of Kate Middleton’s life

BRITAIN-ROYAL/WEDDINGNews that Britain’s royal wedding invites are in the post has touched off lively press speculation, with former England soccer captain David Beckham and the King of Bahrain tipped to be attending but not U.S. President Barack Obama or William’s aunt, Sarah Ferguson.

Square or round?

February 23, 2011

Bahrain opposition meets to agree demands MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahrain’s opposition parties met on Sunday to discuss demands they will present to the Gulf Arab country’s rulers, as protesters gathered in a central Manama square clamoring for immediate political change.

Protesters swept back into Pearl Square late on Saturday after Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa ordered troops and armored vehicles to withdraw and offered to lead a national dialogue after days of unrest that left six dead.

Ku Klux Klan description…

February 14, 2011

Mississippi plan for KKK leader license plate criticized

GRAHAMThe KKK was a secret racist group active after the Civil War and well into the 20th century. Wearing White robes and masks, KKK mobs sometimes lynched blacks without trial.

An oxymoron?

February 11, 2011

Mubarak likely to quit, Brotherhood fears coup

EGYPT/CAIRO, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday after more than two weeks of protests against his 30-year rule and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood said it looked like there had been a military coup.

Our daily bred?

February 10, 2011

TURKMENISTAN

Turkmen leader orders beauty contests for horses

Once prized by Alexander the Great for their speed and stamina, Turkmenistan’s thoroughbred horses are being groomed for a series of beauty contests, ordered by a presidential decree published Monday.

Lost in translation?

February 8, 2011

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I’d like to bring to your attention that your report\translator mistranslated what the police officer stated of the incident.

A slew of choices…

January 31, 2011
Carrie Fisher is fat but “not like Jabba the Hutt

USA/She weighed about 100 pounds (45 kg) when she wore that iconic metallic gold bikini and slayed Jabba the Hutt, the massive, slug-like alien in “Return of the Jedi.”

The wrong word…

January 24, 2011

Hillary wants a break, but maybe just a little one

USA-CHINA/ABC’s Good Morning America asked how’s she’s doing on The Grandmother Front. She prefaced her reply with peels of laughter: “I will only get in trouble, however I respond to that. But let me just say I love babies, and so maybe I’ll have more in my life some day.”

A non-prophet organization?

January 20, 2011

Pope: Governments must protect minority Christians

IRAQ/He made reference to last week’s murder of Salman Taseer, the Muslim governor of Punjab province and an outspoken liberal, who was gunned down for opposing the law, which imposes a death sentence for those who insult the Prophet Mohammad.