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‘The Great Gatsby’ gets glittery 3D reboot from Leonardo DiCaprio and Baz Luhrmann

“The Great Gatsby” is an American classic. But that hasn’t stopped Australian director Baz Luhrmann from bringing his trademark style to the tale, set to a provocatively modern soundtrack. With Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, the movie depicts the wild glamour and energy of Roaring Twenties America, while also…

Michael Jackson estate blasts child sex ‘monster’ lawsuit

Lawyers for Michael Jackson’s estate have slammed a new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles claiming that the late King of Pop, who died in 2009, was a “monster” and child molester. Australian choreographer Wade Robson has filed a claim alleging “childhood sexual abuse,” despite testifying at a 2005 molestation trial…

Taliban threaten election day suicide attacks in Pakistan

The Taliban have sent suicide bombers to mount election-day attacks on Pakistan’s historic polls, a militant commander said on Thursday, following a bloody campaign which has claimed more than 100 lives. Saturday’s vote will be a democratic milestone in a country ruled for half its history by the military but…

Dow hits 15000 as percentage of Americans owning stocks hits a low

The Dow Jones industrial average punched through another milestone Tuesday: its first close above 15,000.(Richard Drew/AP) Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed for the…  …

McDonald’s to Charles Ramsey, Amanda Berry’s rescuer: ‘We’ll be in touch’

Via Twitter, McDonald’s has reached out to Ramsey, who helped Amanda Berry escape the house where she and two other women…  …

Chinese netizens inundate White House ‘We the People’ website with mock petitions

Can Washington cancel my school exam? What flavor tofu is best? Chinese internet users ask the White House to weigh in on the important issues of the day. Benjamin Carlson HONG KONG — A little democracy has gone straight to Chinese netizens’ heads. After discovering the White House’s “We the People…  …

Nazi hunters call on Twitter to crack down on terrorists

A Nazi-hunting group has urged Twitter and other social media to step up efforts to remove online “hate speech,” citing a surge in incitement to attacks like the recent Boston bombings. The Simon Wiesenthal Center said Twitter has spawned nearly 20,000 hashtags and handles this year that are linked to…

Shell presses ahead with world’s deepest offshore oil well

Royal Dutch Shell is pressing ahead with the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas production facility by drilling almost two miles underwater in the politically sensitive Gulf of Mexico. The move is being viewed in the oil industry as a demonstration of Shell’s confidence that its technology can deliver returns…

Hundreds of neighbors cheer as Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus return home

Two women who were kept for years against their will in an Ohio house finally returned home on Wednesday, as police prepared to charge three brothers in connection with the abductions. Amanda Berry, 27, was brought under police guard to her sister’s home in Cleveland and was welcomed by a…

Police hunt California man who gunned down wife and young daughters

US police launched a manhunt Wednesday for a Californian man suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters, and warned that he was armed and dangerous. Shane Franklin Miller allegedly shot his 34-year-old wife Sandy and daughters Shelby, eight, and 4-year-old Shasta on Tuesday in Shingletown, 230 miles (370…

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