'Batman' star roughed up in China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As Christian Bale approached an impromptu checkpoint leading to this tiny village in eastern China, four men blocking the narrow path started marching toward him in menacing unison.
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Russia seizes radioactive objects from flight to Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Russian authorities seized radioactive material that can only be obtained from a nuclear reactor from the luggage of a passenger on a flight from Moscow to Tehran on Friday.
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Britney Spears engaged to marry Jason Trawick

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears is ready to walk down the aisle for the third time. The 30-year-old pop star has agreed to marry her longtime boyfriend and former agent Jason Tra..
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Perry double dips state salary and pension

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a double-dipper, collecting a salary and retirement benefits simultaneously.    A personal financial disclosure form th..
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States unlikely to heed NTSB call for cell ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. LOUIS (AP) - After a texting teenager caused a fatal Missouri pileup involving two school buses, state lawmakers had a chance to toughen restrictions on driver cellphone use. I..
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Judge gives Bonds house arrest, then delays it

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.    A federal ju..
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Japan PM says tsunami-hit nuclear plant is stable

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's prime minister announced Friday that the country's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant has achieved a stable state of "cold shutdown," a crucial step toward the even..
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Thousands abused in Dutch Catholic institutions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years, and church officials knew about the abuse but faile..
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World trade body agrees to Russia becoming member

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GENEVA (AP) - The World Trade Organization agreed Friday to allow Russia to become its newest member, giving a critical boost to the ailing economy of its biggest trading partner, ..
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Myanmar seeks final peace pacts with ethnic rebels

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar is negotiating peace with major ethnic rebel groups and is determined to achieve a permanent peace with them in three to four years, the government's..
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'Carlos the Jackal' is sentenced to life, again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

"Carlos the Jackal," once among the world's most wanted fugitives, has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a series of fatal bombings in the 1980s, a French court said.
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SEC charges ex-Fannie, Freddie CEOs with fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged six former top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with civil fraud, saying they misled the government and..
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3 collect cash from Indiana for quitting smoking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three ex-smokers from Elkhart, Indianapolis and Markelville have collected a total of $5,000 in cash prizes from the state of Indiana for kicking the habit.&nbs..
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A fruit seller's legacy to the Arab people

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A year after a Tunisian fruit seller self-immolated, setting in motion the Arab Spring, a democratic political culture is developing in the region, Salman Shaikh writes.
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Inquiry: Massive child abuse in Dutch churches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Thousands and thousands of children suffered from sexual abuse in the Dutch Roman Catholic Church over more than six decades, and about 800 "possible perpetrators" have been identified, an independent Commission of Inquiry said Friday.
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Death toll rises from toxic moonshine in India

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police have arrested 10 suspects in the sale of toxic, illegally brewed liquor that has left at least 168 people dead in the Indian state of West Bengal, an official said Friday.
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Bahrain activist arrested, sister says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Bahraini pro-democracy activist Zainab Alkhawaja has been arrested, her sister told CNN.
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Bloody winter in Syria's revolution capital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Arab Spring has turned to bloody winter in Homs, the city that has suffered the most from the Syrian president's deadly nationwide crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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Japan marks nuclear reactors milestone

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Japan's Prime Minister said Friday that a "cold shutdown" has been achieved at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a symbolic milestone that means the plant's crippled reactors have stayed at temperatures below the boiling point for some time.
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BP settles with maker of failed blowout preventer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC says it will be paid $250 million by the maker of the blowout preventer that failed to halt oil spewing from BP's busted well in the Gulf of Mexico...
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