• Angelina Jolie film paying tribute to land of her son Maddox

    Cambodia helped Angelina Jolie become a film superstar and start a family. To tell the stories of people in the country that touched her, she is directing a Netflix film on location based on a memoir of the country's 1970s holocaust under the communist Khmer Rouge, blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people. Jolie's 2001 hit, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," was filmed partly at Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple complex, and in 2002 she adopted 7-month-old Maddox from an orphanage in western Cambodia.

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  • Skeleton With ‘Alien’ Skull Discovered In Russia

    UFO watchers are in a tizz over the discovery of an ancient skeleton with an elongated skull that resembles an ALIEN. The humanoid skeleton was unearthed from a site known as Russia’s Stonehenge and it is being heralded as proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago. Researcher Maria Makurova told Russian news agency TASS: “We have found a well preserved skeleton.

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  • US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

    A wealthy American dentist used a bow and arrow to shoot a much-loved Zimbabwean lion called Cecil, a safari industry goup said Tuesday, amid allegations that the animal had taken 40 hours to die. The lion, which was a popular attraction among many international visitors to the Hwange National Park, was lured outside the park's boundaries by bait and shot earlier this month. "The offender is a gentleman who is an American called Walter James Palmer," Emmanuel Fundira, president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, said at a news conference in the capital Harare.

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  • Mystery Over Liam Neeson’s Dramatic Weight Loss

    Concerns have been raised about Liam Neeson after the actor was photographed looking gaunt on the streets of New York on Saturday.The 63-year-old ‘Taken’ star looked a shadow of his former swarthy self while walking through SoHo, with his clothes virtually

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  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics. Najib is under increasing pressure over leaked confidential documents that allegedly show the money, from state investment fund 1MDB, went into his personal accounts. Najib announced over national television that his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin will be replaced by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a Cabinet member who will also retain his home minister portfolio.

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  • Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

    The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers report in two separate studies. The bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults were packed

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  • Is Taylor Swift a Mean Girl? Grizzly Bear Frontman Slams Her on Twitter

    Looks like Katy Perry isn't the only one Taylor Swift has bad blood with. After apologizing to Nicki Minaj last week following their testy MTV VMAs Twitter exchange -- which incited a shady response from Katy Perry -- it appears it's now open season for other artists to come out of the woodwork to challenge Taylor. Surprisingly, her latest adversary is Edward Droste, frontman for the indie-rock group Grizzly Bear.

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  • Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

    Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat. Sixty percent of those surveyed said they slept holding their handsets -- with the highest percentages in India (74 percent) and China (70 percent). One in six smartphone users said they used their phones while showering, and more than half -- 54 percent -- said they would reach for the smartphone before saving their cat in the event of a fire.

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  • Heartwarming: Policewoman Buys Homeless Man Breakfast And Sits On Kerb To Eat With Him

    This is the moment a kind-hearted policewoman sat down to eat at the side of the road with a homeless man she had just bought breakfast for. Sitting on a kerb at a petrol station in Ocala, Florida, Sergeant Erica Hay looks over at her eating partner as he unwraps his food.

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  • Body believed to be missing California girl, 8, found

    The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at a Northern California complex where she was last seen riding her scooter. Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel said the body found by a detective Monday night at a Santa Cruz artist community and housing center likely belongs to Madyson Middleton. "We haven't positively identified her yet but we believe she is probably Madyson Middleton," Vogel said.

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  • High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse

    Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables. "All men are created equal except in the casino," said Glen Costales, the pit manager, in a recent hearing before the tribal gaming commission. Costales was testifying in support of a pit boss, Maria DeGiacomo, who was fired this year after the casino accused her of helping a high roller cheat by allowing late bets at a blackjack table.

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  • Brave Woman Shares Shocking Weight Loss Photo To Silence Haters

    Simone’s spent the best part of a year losing weight. A woman, who’s been documenting her weight loss journey for the best part of the last year, has bravely shared her most intimate series of snapshots yet – to silence any doubts that others have. Simone Anderson, a hair and make-up stylist from New Zealand, has taken to her Instagram to share a set of three images after some of her followers began to doubt that the pics were real.

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  • 1MDB probe temporarily frozen as PAC chief, members made deputy ministers

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― The Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) investigation on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will be temporarily suspended as Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed is stepping down as chairman after his appointment as deputy home minister. Nur Jazlan said that several other Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs who were also appointed as deputy ministers ― Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican (deputy foreign affairs minister), Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (tourism and culture deputy minister) and Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau ― must also vacate their positions in the PAC.

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  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. No one's expected to line up overnight for Windows 10, the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95. Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it's also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets.

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  • Colorado theater shooter's sister says his eyes changed

    When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, his eyes bulged from his head and he spoke in short, stilted phrases — a vast difference from the loving brother who protected her while they were growing up, she testified Monday. Chris Holmes, 22, became the first in her family to testify at her older brother’s death penalty trial Monday, saying in an effort to spare his life that she did not believe her brother was mentally ill growing up, but she also did not know how to recognize the signs. Jurors are considering whether James Holmes should serve life in prison without parole or be executed for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on July 20, 2012.

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Golden State Warriors

    As such, we start with the defending champion Golden State Warriors, established in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors. A five-time All-Star, averaged over 25 points per game five different times with several promising Golden State clubs. Led the Warriors to the 1975 NBA championship.

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  • 'Fake' Apple firm that made 41,000 iPhones uncovered in China

    London, July 28 (ANI): A Chinese firm that had manufactured about 41,000 counterfeit Apple iPhones has been uncovered, leading to nine arrests. The factory was discovered on May 14 but was revealed by Beijing's public security bureau on Sunday, reported the BBC. It produced fake iPhones worth 120 million yuan (USD 19 million).

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  • Nuclear weapons not a toy, says North Korea's China envoy

    North Korea's nuclear weapons are "not a plaything" and their future is not up for negotiation, Pyongyang's ambassador to China said Tuesday, ahead of a visit by a US envoy. The comments by Ji Jae-Ryong came after an international deal with Tehran to curb Iran's nuclear capabilities in return for the lifting of crippling sanctions. In a rare press conference in Beijing, Ji said the North's nuclear capability was "not a plaything to be put on the negotiating table as it is the essential means to protect sovereignty and vital rights from the US nuclear threat and hostile policy".

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  • Sweden says sub wreck a Tsarist Russian vessel

    Sweden said on Tuesday the wreck of a submarine found off its coast appeared to be a Tsarist-era Russian vessel that collided with a Swedish ship about a century ago. "We are most likely talking about the Russian submarine the Som (Catfish) which sank after a collision with a Swedish vessel in 1916 during World War I and before the Russian revolution," the Swedish Armed Forces said. Speculation had been swirling about the origins of the vessel after Swedish divers announced Monday that a submarine had been found about 1.5 nautical miles off the coast of central Sweden.

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  • Affiliated Managers tops 2Q profit forecasts

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG) on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $128.7 million. The West Palm Beach, Florida-based company said it had net income of $2.31 per share.

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