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Strauss-Kahn accuser sues NY Post for ‘prostitute’ report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued the New York Post and five of its journalists for libel on Tuesday for reporting that she was a prostitute. The 32-year-old Guinean immigrant accused the Post of publishing defamatory articles between…

Pressure on Murdoch over new phone hacking allegation

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the alleged hacking of a murdered schoolgirl’s voicemail by the News of the World, part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, as the scandal closed in on a top News Corp executive and Murdoch protegee. That the prime minister should find time…

Restored Hitchcock silents to premiere at London Olympics

LONDON — Restored silent Hitchcock films will be screened complete with new orchestral scores as part of the build-up to the 2012 London Olympic Games, the British Film Institute announced Monday. The 1920s classics are being cleaned up and restored to create perfect-as-possible digital versions that will premiere during the…

Hackers tweet ‘Obama assassinated’ from Fox News account

A group of hackers broke into a Fox News Twitter account Monday and tweeted that President Barack Obama had been shot and killed. “BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much. It’s a sad 4th for #america. #obamadead RIP,” one tweet said. The report is obviously…

Sting cancels Kazakh concert over oil worker dispute

LONDON (Reuters) – British singer Sting has canceled a concert in the Kazakh capital Astana scheduled for Monday after human rights group Amnesty International informed the former Police frontman about what it described as a “crackdown” on oil workers there. Several thousand workers at UzenMunaiGas, a unit of London-listed oil…

Cornyn: Constitutional argument for raising debt ceiling is ‘crazy talk’

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Sunday that it was a mistake to argue that it is unconstitutional not to raise the debt ceiling. Section 4 of the 14th Amendment reads: “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions…

Taiwan city declares ‘Lady Gaga Day’

TAICHUNG, Taiwan — A city in Taiwan declared Sunday “Lady Gaga Day” as the pop diva’s first visit to the island sparked a frenzy among dedicated fans and local media. Lady Gaga, sporting a black and white wig, red trousers and a red dress with leopard-print sleeves, was given a…

Animation pioneer Pixar marks 25 years

Pixar, a pioneer of computer animation that has made a dozen profitable feature films and become one of the most successful studios on the planet, is celebrating its 25th birthday. Born in the early 1980s as George Lucas’s computer graphics division, the company took off after it was purchased by…

WATCH LIVE: Julian Assange debates philosopher Slavoj Žižek

Democracy Now is hosting a live-streamed discussion between WikiLeaks editor in chief Julian Assange and philosopher Slavoj Žižek, moderated by DN’s Amy Goodman. The two-hour conversation will begin streaming at 11 a.m. EDT. Watch it live below, embedded courtesy of Democracy Now. Watch live streaming video from democracynow at livestream.com…

Japanese scientists develop robotic exoskeleton

A disabled Japanese man on Friday embarked on an ambitious trip that will take him to a mediaeval French World Heritage site with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit. Seiji Uchida, 49, who lost the ability to walk in a car accident 28 years ago, said his trip to…

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