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In labored clarification, Fox contributor castigates military’s ‘fake heroism’

Appearing on the Fox News show America’s News HQ, contributor Liz Trotta attempted to clarify remarks she made earlier this month that became fodder for The Daily Show, during which host Jon Stewart summarized that she did not want the military helping women who’ve been “raped too much.” Unfortunately for the…

Trump suggests Miss Universe should dump ‘not rich’ boyfriend

Billionaire reality star Donald Trump says a former Miss Universe’s relationship has “no chance” because her boyfriend can’t afford his own airplane. On Sunday night’s episode of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, Trump predicted 2008 pageant winner Dayana Mendoza would soon be saying “your fired” to her romantic partner. “Boyfriends?” Trump asked.…

Stephen Colbert to return after leave of absence

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert will return to the airwaves Monday evening after a studden leave of absence last week, according to The New York Times. A spokesperson for the network said that Colbert will resume production of new episodes, with novelist Ann Patchett scheduled as a guest for Monday’s…

Republican presidential battle could get messy

On February 6, it all seemed so clear. Mitt Romney had won landslides in Florida and Nevada and looked set to soon lock up the Republican presidential nomination to take on Barack Obama in November. But if a week is a long time in US politics, two weeks is an age. The meteoric rise of Christian conservative Rick Santorum,…

Apple’s legal woes in China offer hope to rivals

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Apple Inc’s legal row over its iPadtrademark in China creates a window of opportunity for rivals such as Lenovo Group Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as they try to chip away at the U.S. firm’s dominance of the potentially vast Chinese tablet market. Apple, the world’s most valuable technology company, is fighting lawsuits brought…

Nepal cracks down on cannabis at Hindu festival

Police in Nepal said they had cracked down on members of the public using cannabis at a major Hindu festival where the drug is smoked legally by thousands of holy men to honour a Hindu god. The wandering mystics — known as sadhus – use an ancient legal loophole to smoke marijuana during a night of…

Pakistanis shout ‘death to America’ in Islamabad

Several thousand Pakistanis poured onto the streets of Islamabad Monday, chanting “death to America” and demanding holy war at a rally whipped up by right-wing, religious and banned organisations. It was the latest show of support for Defence of Pakistan, a coalition of around 40 parties chaired by a cleric dubbed…

Samsung Electronics board endorses LCD spin-off

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics says its board has agreed to spin off its loss-making liquid crystal display (LCD) business. Samsung, the world’s largest maker of flat panels, memory chipsand flat-screen televisions, said its LCD unit would be launched as a separate entity on April 1 with capital of 750 billion won ($668 million). The LCD business suffered…

First Sun on Sunday to be printed next weekend

A new Sunday edition of Rupert Murdoch’s top-selling tabloid The Sun will hit the shelves this weekend, the paper said, seven months after the closure of its scandal-ridden sister title. “Rupert Murdoch said during his visit on Friday that a new Sunday title would be published ‘very soon’ – and that is a…

Total rethink needed on dieting: scientists

Everything you know about dieting is wrong, say US scientists who have devised a new formula for calculating calories and weight lossthat they hope will revolutionize the way people tackle obesity. Obesity rates have doubled worldwide in the past 30 years, coinciding with a growing food surplus, and the ensuing epidemic…

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