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China: Aussie Tycoon’s Tirade ‘Irrational And Absurd’

Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer speaks at a news conference to announce his plan to build Titanic II, a modern replica of the doomed ocean liner, at the Ritz in central London March 2, 2013. Pic: ReutersBEIJING: China’s foreign ministry has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer as irrational and absurd, after the businessman described China’s government as “bastards” who shoot their own people.

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Susilo On Foley Video: Islamic State Embarrassing All Muslims

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged international leaders to work together to combat radicalisation. Pic: ReutersSYDNEY: The president of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, today called the actions of Islamic State militants “embarrassing” to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.

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From The Wardrobe Of Victoria Beckham For Charity

Online: 600 items donated by Victoria Beckham for reverse auction to benefit mothers2mothers. Pic: The Outnet LOS ANGELES: Online fashion retailer The Outnet this morning opened its charity sale of 600 items donated by Victoria Beckham and launched a reverse auction, meaning that the price is lowered by a set amount every five minutes.

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Sin City: A Tale Of Murder, Revenge, Lust And Rampage

Pic: www.flickeringmyth.comLOS ANGELES: Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” as old and new faces from Frank Miller's noir graphic novels are brought to life in film.

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Jolie’s ‘Giant Responsibility’ Behind The Camera On War Hero Zamperini

Angelina Jolie: Moving moments before the real-life hero Zamperini dies. Pic: Cover MediaLOS ANGELES: Angelina Jolie says taking on her new movie was a “giant responsibility”.

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Billy Crystal To Pay Tribute To Robin Williams At Emmys

Pic: rtw.mxLOS ANGELES: Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, the show's organisers said yesterday.

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Brazil Socialists Name Silva As New Candidate

Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Marina Silva, speaks during the launch of her candidacy for the presidential elections at the headquarters of the Brazilian Socialist Party in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Pic: APRIO DE JANEIRO: Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.

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Bahamas Identifies Victims Of Small Plane Crash

This Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 photo released by the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) shows the remains of a plane that crashed on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama. Police in the Bahamas say four men who died in a small plane crash in the island chain were from Florida. The plane had flown from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona Beach. Pic: APNASSAU:  The four men who died in a small plane crash in the Bahamas were from Florida, police said Wednesday.

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Mexico: 14 Police On Trial For US SUV Shooting

 In this Aug. 24, 2012, file photo, an armored U.S. Embassy vehicle is checked by military personal after it was attacked by unknown assailants on the highway leading to the city of Cuernavaca, near Tres Marias, Mexico. Mexico’s National Security Commissioner said Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014, that 14 federal police are being tried on charges of use of excessive force in the 2012 shooting attack that wounded two U.S. CIA officers. Pic: APMEXICO CITY: Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday.

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Head Of Guatemalan Military Dies In Chopper Crash

In this April 3, 2014 photo, Gen. Rudy Ortiz, the joint chiefs of staff, gives a press conference in Guatemala City. Interior Secretary Maurio Lopez says Gen. Rudy Ortiz died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 along with four other military officials after their helicopter fell in a mountainous area of the province of Huehuetenango, near the border with Mexico. Pic: APGUATEMALA CITY: The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico.

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