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Assange: Director of WikiLeaks film has ‘lost perspective’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has accused an acclaimed filmmaker of losing objectivity while making a documentary about the whistleblowing organisation. Assange, who is holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, refused to cooperate with Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”. “WikiLeaks has never co-operated with…

Updated: Poultry plant fire kills 119 in China

At least 93 people were killed in a fire at a poultry processing plant in northeastern China on Monday, local officials said, in what appeared to be the country’s worst blaze for 12 years. More than 300 workers were at the Baoyuan poultry plant at Dehui in Jilin province when…

Federal Reserve studying effect of Paypal and Bitcoin on banking

The United States is studying the potential risk from online payment mechanisms like PayPal and Bitcoin, a top US Federal Reserve official told an international conference on Monday. Some bankers have expressed worries that newer players in the online marketplace could have negative implications for the financial system. “We have…

Czech ‘supermom’ gives birth to five children

A 23-year old Czech woman on Sunday gave birth to four boys and a girl in what hospital officials said was the country’s first recorded case of quintuplets. Dubbed “supermum” by local media, Alexandra Kinova was assisted by a team of around 40 specialists at the Prague-Podoli maternity hospital when…

Angelina Jolie ‘moved’ by public response to double mastectomy

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie said Sunday she had been “moved” by public support after she revealed she had had a double mastectomy to reduce her high risk of breast cancer. And she said she felt “wonderful” after the surgery. Speaking at the London premiere of husband Brad Pitt’s film “World…

Fugitive banker accuses Kazakhstan president of kidnapping

A fugitive Kazakh oligarch and dissident, who was granted political asylum in the UK before fleeing Britain to avoid a prison sentence, has accused Kazakhstan‘s president Nursultan Nazarbayev of kidnapping his wife and six-year-old child after they were deported back to central Asia from Italy last week. Mukhtar Ablyazov, 50, one of the president’s most…

Al-Qaeda in Yemen: Boston-like bombs are within ‘everyone’s reach’

Al-Qaeda’s military chief in Yemen warned Americans in an audio message posted online Sunday that the Boston bombings revealed a fragile security as he urged Muslims to defend their religion. Qassim al-Rimi, the military chief of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said making bombs such as the ones used in…

Hedge fund billionaire suggests breaking up tech giant Sony

A proposal by a US hedge fund billionaire to spin off a chunk of Sony’s profitable music and movie business is shining a light again on what has been a long-time sore spot for the Japanese giant: electronics. The once-iconic maker of the Walkman is rarely seen as anything but…

Apple denies ebook price ‘conspiracy’ as publishers settle claims

Apple goes on the defensive Monday with the start of a trial in which US officials allege the company was the “ringmaster” of a conspiracy to raise prices of electronic books. In the trial set to open in US District Court in New York, the technology icon is going solo…

Actor Michael Douglas: Oral sex gave me throat cancer

By Catherine Shoard Michael Douglas – the star of Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction – has revealed that his throat cancer was apparently caused by performing oral sex. In a surprisingly frank interview with the Guardian, the actor, now winning plaudits in the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, explained the background to a…

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