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Former Police frontman Sting to ‘move on’ as world tour hits final stretch

Sting may be celebrating 25 years in music, but the one-time “Police” frontman hates to look back, he told AFP on the final stretch of a year-long tour that wraps up in Asia in December. “I’m not a very nostalgic person. It’s just not in my nature,” the singer said…

Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar signs manifesto against Catalan independence

Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, writer Mario Vargas Llosa and a long list of Spanish intellectuals published a manifesto Sunday against independence for Catalonia in northeast Spain. “Several hundred intellectuals and professionals have signed a call in favour of federalism and the left to respond to the growing secessionism being pushed by……

More cosy texts between UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Murdoch chief Rebekah Brooks revealed

Two more cosy text messages between Prime Minister David Cameron and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks emerged Sunday, with Cameron commenting on riding one of her horses. The texts were obtained by The Mail on Sunday, which said they were part of a cache of emails and texts…

Denzel’s turn as a drug-addicted pilot took a decade to make it to the screen

After a detour into animation, “Forrest Gump” director Robert Zemeckis returns to live-action film with “Flight,” which starts with a plane crash but centers more on personal rather than airborne crises. Denzel Washington stars as a pilot who becomes a national hero for managing to crash-land a malfunctioning jet but…

Conservative ‘historian’ claims Benghazi an inside job designed to help ban free speech

Conservative author and self-declared historian David Barton told his radio audience on Friday that President Barack Obama purposefully allowed an attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi so that he can orchestrate his ultimate goal of banning free speech — and specifically, all criticism of Islam. “We’ve seen all the…

Huffington Post launches weekend TED talks section

News website Huffington Post on Friday launched a weekend section devoted to diving deeply into mind-bending ideas shared in “talks” at prestigious TED conferences. TED Weekends is to become a Huffington Post staple with “ideas worth spreading” served up in video presentations each Friday and then illustrated, discussed and expanded…

Washington Post Co. offsets newspaper losses with Kaplan earnings to swing profit

The Washington Post Co. said Friday it swung to a profit of $93.8 million for the third quarter from a loss a year earlier, despite ongoing woes at its flagship daily newspaper. The profit, which compares with a loss of $6.2 million a year earlier, came from gains in cable…

Geraldo demolishes Fox News ‘misinformation’ on Benghazi: ‘That is a lie!’

Every now and then, something happens at Fox News that shakes up the established narrative. Friday was one of those days. After weeks of hyperventilating spin-coverage of the tragic events in Libya nearly two months ago, Geraldo Rivera on Friday finally had his fill and lashed out at his coworkers’ “misleading”…

Media outlets to follow for 2012 election coverage

A selection of websites, Twitter accounts, blogs and mobile apps to follow or use as the US presidential campaign enters its final stages ahead of the November 6 vote. - Media organizations and journalists: @POLITICO2012: Known for providing what is arguably the most comprehensive coverage of US politics, Politico tweets…

Valuable Winehouse dresses taken from home

Two dresses belonging to the late British soul singer Amy Winehouse, including the one she wore to her wedding, have been stolen from her home in London, a spokesman said Thursday. The dresses, which were due to be sold to raise money for charity, are thought to have been taken…

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