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Four held in Murdoch police payments probe

Detectives investigating the suspected payment of police for information arrested a serving officer and three other men on Saturday, and searched the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers. The investigation is linked to the police probe into phone-hacking at the News of the World, which Murdoch shut down in July after…

Scathing Sundance film highlights U.S. Uncut’s work

US multinationals make billions of dollars in profit but can pay no federal tax due to “legal but immoral” tax arrangements, according to a scathing film at the Sundance film festival. “We’re Not Broke” tackles head on issues currently being thrashed out between Republican presidential candidates, over the fairness of…

Monty Python members to re-unite for new film

LOS ANGELES — Members of iconic British comedy group “Monty Python” will re-unite for a new film, a science fiction farce, ex-Python Terry Jones said. “Absolutely Anything” will not be a Python film as such, but key members of the gang, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, are involved,…

Rash of ‘Occupy’ arrests tank America’s annual press freedom score

In the wide world of reporting, the nation of Finland is the very best place to be a journalist — or Norway (they’re tied for first). But in the United States, press freedoms are gradually sinking into the mire, and with them, so too goes the nation’s placement on the…

Former Fox News host accused of rape

The district attorney’s office in Manhattan is investigating allegations that the son of New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly raped a woman last October. Greg Kelly, who currently co-hosts a morning show for Fox 5 in New York and was formerly a co-host of the Fox News morning show…

Banned books hot property in censored Vietnam

From irreverent cartoons to “depraved” short stories, Vietnam’s pop culture is attracting the attention of print censors who experts say are struggling to accept an increasingly brash literary scene. After years spent keeping political texts off the printing presses, authorities are setting their sights on the growing market of publishing…

Mexican actor hopes Oscar nod will help undocumented immigrants

Mexican actor Demian Bichir hopes his surprise Oscar nod for “A Better Life” will raise awareness about the 11 million undocumented migrants in the United States. Though little-known north of the border, the Mexican star beat out Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Gosling for the nomination, placing him in competition with…

Coldplay, Stephen Colbert to star in Amnesty gala

NEW YORK — Coldplay, US comedian Stephen Colbert and veteran British comedian John Cleese will join a star-studded line-up in March for Amnesty International’s “Secret Policeman’s Ball” benefit gala, organizers announced Wednesday. The event on March 4 at Radio City Hall in New York will benefit human rights causes, Amnesty…

Oscars to introduce electronic voting

LOS ANGELES — Oscars organizers said Wednesday they would introduce electronic voting to select Hollywood’s top films and stars from next year, in the latest reform of the elite awards show system. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has struck a deal on the voting system with a…

Irishman builds ‘billion-euro’ home out of shredded currency

DUBLIN (Reuters) – An unemployed Irish artist has built a home from the shredded remains of 1.4 billion euros ($1.82 billion), a monument to the “madness” he says has been wrought on Ireland by the single currency, from a spectacular construction boom to a wrenching bust. Frank Buckley built the apartment in the…

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