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Elizabeth Taylor becomes highest earning deceased celebrity

Film actor’s estate earned $210m last year after record-setting jewellery and art auction From beyond the grave Elizabeth Taylor has overtaken her close friend Michael Jackson to become the top earning dead celebrity. The estate of the actor, who died last year, earned $210m (£130m) in the past 12 months…

Obama casts ballot in Chicago to encourage early voting

President hopes strategy to will inject urgency into his campaign as figures show election spending has passed $1bn mark Barack Obama was expected to become the first president to take advantage of early voting by casting his ballot in Chicago on Thursday, a move he hopes will inject urgency into…

UN to investigate civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes

Special rapporteur on counter-terror operations condemns Barack Obama’s failure to establish effective monitoring process The United Nations is to set up a dedicated investigations unit in Geneva to examine the legality of drone attacks in cases where civilians are killed in so-called ‘targeted’ counter-terrorism operations. The announcement was made by…

Netflix hits 30 million subscribers worldwide

Netflix said Thursday it now has more than 30 million subscribers worldwide, including some five million outside the United States as the Internet video service pursues a global expansion. “Thirty million of you are now Netflix streaming members. I’d like to express my gratitude to each of you,” chief executive…

Scientists discover new species of snake in museum

Scandinavian scientists have discovered a new species of snake in a Copenhagen museum, which they have called the Mosaic sea snake, a Swedish university said on Thursday. The new sea snake was found by chance by two research colleagues, Johan Elmberg of Sweden and Arne Rasmussen of Denmark, when they…

Mexican village turns vigilante to fight drug cartel

URAPICHO, Mexico — At the entrance of this western Mexican village, farmers in ski masks carry rifles as they man a checkpoint to protect their people, fearful that a drug cartel may strike at any time. Urapicho, a hillside village surrounded by forests, corn fields and cow pastures, has become…

Pope’s butler jailed over leaked documents

The pope’s butler Paolo Gabriele will be locked up in a Vatican police cell Thursday after the prosecution decided not to appeal against his 18-month prison sentence for leaking papal documents, the Vatican said. Gabriele had been under house arrest since he was found guilty on October 6 of stealing…

Unemployment insurance claims dip once again

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits dipped last week as the ailing jobs market continued to zigzag slowly toward better health, government data released Thursday showed. Initial jobless claims fell by 23,000 to 369,000 in the week ending October 20, the Labor Department said. That was better than most…

Digital subscriptions rise but revenues fall for New York Times Co.

The New York Times Co. on Thursday announced a modest profit in a quarter in which digital subscriptions rose but revenues fell, including from online and print advertising. The media company seeking to manage a shift to digital readership reported net income for the third quarter of $2.28 million, a…

Scientists: Dung beetles use balls of manure to keep cool

Dung beetles wearing tiny silicon boots have let scientists in on a long-guarded secret — they use the balls of manure they collect as mobile air conditioning units, a study said Thursday. The ground temperature in the African savannah can reach 60 degrees Celsius (140 Fahrenheit), causing most insects to…

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