Archive | February, 2012


J.LO nipple talk at American Idol

NEW YORK – During the last episode of American Idol, featuring producer Randy Jackson, rockstar Steven Taylor, the host American Idol host Ryan Seacrest brought up a comment about wardrode malfunction at the Academy Awards. Seacrest said: ” JLO is here with another dress tonight, that was a reenactment of the Oscars.”

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Dubai Tennis Championships Results

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Following the results Wednesday from the Dubai Tennis Championships, an ATP event on outdoor hard courts at Aviation Club (seedings in parentheses): Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Marco Chiudinelli, Switzerland, 6-3, 6-4. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic, def. Lukas [...]

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Raul and Fidel Castro sister dies

MIAMI – It has been reported that Angela Castro, an elder sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, has died following a long illness, a sibling confirmed Wednesday. Castro died early Tuesday in the Cuban capital, Havana, after living with Alzheimer’s disease for many years, Juanita Castro told The Associated Press from her home [...]

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Costa Crociere: "Regular conditions on ship"

VICTORIA, Seychelles – Costa Crociere, italian company, said the situation aboard its disabled cruise ship is “regular,” the weather is good and that cold food and mineral water are being provided to the passengers. The Genoa-based Costa said the Allegra is being towed to the Seychelles’ main port and is expected to arrive at about [...]


Bulgarian president Plevneliev in Afghanistan

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev’s office says he paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet his country’s troops and the Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The office said Wednesday that Plavneliev offered to build a hospital in the capital, Kabul.


Wall Street cash bonuses to drop 14 percent

ALBANY, New York – New York’s state comptroller is forecasting a 14 percent drop in Wall Street cash bonuses for 2011 and financial services industry profits dropping by more than half for a second year in a row. That will result in bonuses of $19.7 billion, down from $22.8 billion a year before. Profits are [...]


Mohammed Makkawi

Top al-Qaida figure nabbed in Egypt

CAIRO – An Egyptian named by the United States as one of al-Qaida’s top figures was arrested in Cairo on Wednesday, but he denied the link in comments to reporters and said it was a case of mistaken identity. Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi was arrested on his arrival at Cairo airport from Pakistan via Dubai and [...]

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