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Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary rocks Venice film festival

US director Spike Lee brings together Michael Jackson’s old studio hands and previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage for adocumentary that premiered Friday at the Venice film festival. “Bad 25″ deliberately leaves out the scandals surrounding the late pop legend in favour of an in-depth look at the making of “Bad” — 25 years after the release…

Bing search feature allows you to search through Facebook photos

Bing added a feature Thursday that lets people search through photos friends posted on Facebook. “With more than 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook per day, photo viewing is one of the most popular things people do on Facebook,” Bing social team senior program manager Ian Lin said in a blog post. “Now, with Bing,…

Romney rolls out new campaign plane

A day after being crowned the Republican contender for the White House, Mitt Romney on Friday finally unwrapped a gleaming newcampaign plane. The white and blue passenger jet is painted with the slogan “Believe in America” and bears Romney’s website address on the fuselage and his distinctive red, white and blue ”R” logo on the tail. Romney’s…

DuPont wins global ban on rival product over stolen trade secrets

US chemicals giant DuPont has won a 20-year global ban on a Kevlar rival product made by South Korea-based Kolon industriesafter a court found Kolon had stolen its trade secrets. “The trial court ordered Kolon to not produce, market or sell any para-aramid fiber products, worldwide, for 20 years,” Thomas Sager, DuPont’s general counsel, said in a statement Friday.…

Mexico discovers hundreds of Ice Age bones

Workers have discovered hundreds of bones belonging to Ice Age animals, including mammoths, mastodons and glyptodons, while digging to build a wastewater treatment plant north of Mexico City. The bones could be between 10,000 and 12,000 years old and may include a human tooth from the late Pleistocene period, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History…

Assange expects to stay in Ecuador’s embassy for up to a year

Julian Assange expects to remain holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy for up to a year as the two countries struggle to resolve a diplomatic row over the controversial WikiLeaks founder. Assange took shelter in the embassy in June after exhausting all appeals against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sexual…

Woman’s headless torso found in Niagara Falls

A woman’s headless torso was found at the base of the Niagara Falls, Canadian police said Thursday, ruling out any links to a similar body parts case in Toronto. Passersby noticed the torso floating on the lower Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, on Wednesday, according to police. The limbs and head…

Bernanke unlikely to propose another stimulus

Markets awaiting more stimulus for the US economy will likely be disappointed Friday when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers a key annual speech, analysts said. With economic data still mixed and the Fed policy board divided over the need for action, the chief US central banker is expected to keep his…

Russian murder suspect denies Pussy Riot link

Russian investigators said Friday they had detained a professor who confessed to trying to mislead the police by scrawling “Free Pussy Riot” in blood on a wall after murdering a mother and her daughter. The shock discovery of the message in support of the jailed female members of the anti-Kremlin…

More Yosemite Tourists Infected With Deadly Virus

Six visitors to California’s famous Yosemite National Park have now been infected with a rare rodent-born virus, two of whom have died, officials said Thursday, in an update on the outbreak. Earlier this week Yosemite authorities closed down all tent cabins in part of Curry Village, a popular lodging area…

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