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Indian film star Dev Anand dies in London at 88

By Mon, Dec 05, 2011 2:47AM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood star Dev Anand, a charismatic and flamboyant Indian film fixture for more than a half-century, has died of a heart attack in London, his family said Sunday. He was 88. Famed for his roles in dozens of movies, including “Jewel Thief” and “Guide,” the veteran

2 giant pandas fly from China to Scotland

By Mon, Dec 05, 2011 2:45AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Two giant pandas have flown from China to Scotland, where they will become the first pandas to live in Britain in nearly two decades. The pandas, named Tian Tian and Yang Guang — or Sweetie and Sunshine — munched on bamboo at Chengdu airport ahead of their

Police stop religious gatherings in Indian Kashmir

By Sun, Dec 04, 2011 5:10PM UTC

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities used batons, tear gas and water canons to break up Muslim religious processions held Sunday in defiance of a strict curfew in the main Indian-controlled city of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said.At least 70 people were detained after police imposed the curfew

Wall collapse kills 11 people in central Indonesia

By Sun, Dec 04, 2011 2:30PM UTC

MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) — Police say 11 people were killed when a high concrete wall collapsed in a housing complex on central Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. South Sulawesi police chief Maj. Gen. Johny Waenal Usman says the 23-foot-high (7-meter-high) wall collapsed and buried several houses Sunday in a housing estate in

Hundreds gather for Singapore ‘SlutWalk’ protest

By Sun, Dec 04, 2011 11:00AM UTC

SINGAPORE (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a park in Singapore on Sunday to protest sexual violence against women as part of the global “SlutWalk” movement, in a rare public demonstration in the tightly controlled city state. The event featured live music, speeches and a women’s Muay Thai martial

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