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  • Pictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend
    Pictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

  • India's PM ups fashion ante for maiden US visit
    India's PM ups fashion ante for maiden US visit

    New Delhi (AFP) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pulling out all the fashion stops for his upcoming visit to the United States, hiring a top Mumbai designer to create outfits that will sell his vision of a newly confident, aspirational India.

  • Qatar adamant it will host 2022 World Cup despite doubts
    Qatar adamant it will host 2022 World Cup despite doubts

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Qatar remained adamant it would host the 2022 soccer World Cup despite a FIFA Executive Committee member suggesting on Monday that the tournament would have to move because of scorching temperatures. "The only question now is when, not if," Qatar 2022 communications director Nasser Al Khater said in a statement. "Summer or winter, we will be ready." Theo Zwanziger, the former German soccer association (DFB) chief who now sits on the executive committee of world soccer's governing body, had said earlier that he felt the tournament would have to be held elsewhere. ...

  • New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend
    New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start
    Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

  • Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar
    Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That's likely just fine with Vladimir Putin, since these issues distract from Russia's presence in neighboring Ukraine.

  • Dubuisson brings some 'je ne sais quoi' to Ryder Cup week

    By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Enigmatic French rookie Victor Dubuisson has already brought a sense of 'je ne sais quoi' to this week's Ryder Cup countdown -- and it applies as much to his European team mates as it does to everyone else. Dubuisson was catapulted on to the world stage after eclipsing the likes of Tiger Woods and Justin Rose to land his first European Tour victory at the Turkish Airlines Open in November. The 24-year-old has continued to feature prominently on leaderboards in the U.S. ...

  • Jordan Belfort: Will the real Wolf of Wall Street pay back his victims?
    Jordan Belfort: Will the real Wolf of Wall Street pay back his victims?

    Will Jordan Belfort, the man who inspired Leonardo DiCaprio's character in "The Wolf of Wall Street," ever pay back all the people he scammed?

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