Archive For May 2008

Kate Hudson among People magazine’s most beautiful

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Actress Kate Hudson graces the cover of People magazine this week for the release of its “100 Most Beautiful People” list, but the single mother said she does not spend a lot of money on how she looks.

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Studios, actors remain at odds in labor talks

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With two days left before a self-imposed deadline in contract talks with actors, major Hollywood studios said on Wednesday the two sides remained far from a deal and that excessive union demands were to blame.

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Pink Floyd’s missing giant pig has landed

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A giant inflatable pig that went missing from a Southern California music festival at the weekend has been found in tatters in a desert town.

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David Blaine sets breath holding record for Oprah

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Magician David Blaine set a world record for underwater breath holding on Wednesday when he stopped breathing for more than 17 minutes suspended in a water-filled sphere on the stage of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show.

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Germany opens huge Nazi crimes archive to public

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Germany opened the world’s largest collection of documents on Nazi crimes and their victims to the public on Wednesday.

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Afghan forces kill 2 Taliban, woman, child in siege

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Afghan security forces surrounded a house in the capital Kabul on Wednesday and traded gunfire with Taliban insurgents before blowing up the building and killing two militants as well as a woman and child inside, officials said.

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Austria appeals for witnesses to incest horror

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Police on Wednesday appealed to about a hundred people to help them piece together details of a quarter-century of incarceration of an Austrian woman and her children by her father and sexual tormentor.

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April Iraq’s deadliest month since last August

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Fighting in Baghdad’s Shi’ite slum of Sadr City made April the deadliest month for Iraqi civilians since last August and for U.S. troops since last September, figures obtained on Wednesday showed.

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Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai wins vote: sources

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Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai beat Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe’s presidential election, winning 47 percent of the vote against the president’s 43 percent, senior government sources said on Wednesday.

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Clinton-McCain gas tax holiday slammed as bad idea

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A gas tax holiday proposed by U.S. presidential hopefuls John McCain and Hillary Clinton is viewed as a bad idea by many economists and has drawn unexpected support for Clinton rival Barack Obama, who also is opposed.

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