India Sahara chief Subrata Roy arrested – BBC News

BBC NewsOne of India’s most flamboyant tycoons, Subrata Roy, has been arrested after he surrendered to the police. The Supreme Court had ordered the arrest of the Sahara group chief … Read More

Venezuela Streets Blocked as Verbal Bout Heated Before Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergAnti-government protesters blocked streets in Caracas this morning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded insults ahead of a meeting to ease tensions. Demonstrators used tree trunks, sewer … Read More

Brit Awards 2014: David Bowie wins best British male trophy – BBC News

BBC NewsRock legend David Bowie has been named best British male at the Brit Awards in London, although he was not there in person to collect his award. Arctic Monkeys … Read More

Miami artist destroys $1 million Ai Weiwei vase in protest – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — He’s been photographed dropping vases before — but that doesn’t mean it’s OK for just anyone to do it. Ai Weiwei has made a name for himself … Read More

Charlie Sheen engaged for the 4th time, to Brett Rossi – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHope springs eternal for Charlie Sheen: The “Anger Management” star is engaged for the fourth time. His lady of choice is Brett Rossi, a former porn actress, according … Read More

Suspected Egyptian militants raise stakes in insurgency – Reuters

ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) – The bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt by suspected Muslim militants marks a strategic shift to soft targets that could devastate an economy already reeling from … Read More

Keyshawn Johnson — I Went All HULK Outside Justin Bieber’s House … He’s A … –

TMZ.comKeyshawn Johnson says Justin Bieber acted like a weasel after allegedly roaring through his Calabasas neighborhood and then scampering into the house … but Keyshawn took matters into his own … Read More

Pakistan’s Musharraf Wants Heart Treatment Abroad – ABC News

ABC NewsFormer Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf wants to leave the country to undergo medical treatment for a heart condition abroad, defense lawyers in his high treason trial said Friday. The … Read More

Serena Williams falls to Ana Ivanovic in Australian Open – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia – Once her most successful major, the Australian Open has become Serena Williams’ snake bit-Slam. No. 1 Williams, a five-time champion, saw her tournament go up in … Read More

Taylor Kitsch, Peter Berg’s bond is ‘Survivor’ strong – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — There are expedient, fleeting Hollywood friendships and then there are those real-world bonds that withstand booms and busts. The one between actor Taylor Kitsch, 32, and … Read More

Hollande meets Crown Prince Salman at end of Saudi visit – Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaSaudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (R) walks alongside French President Francois Hollande (L) following a meeting with Saudi businessmen in Riyadh on Dec. 30, 2013. (AFP). … Read More

Royals arrive at Sandringham church for Christmas service – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Queen and other members of the Royal Family are attending church in Sandringham for the traditional Christmas service. Many of the family arrived for the early service, ahead … Read More

LA Coroner: Paul Walker autopsy complete – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe autopsies on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas have been completed, says the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The reports were finished on Tuesday, reports AP, on the men … Read More

Bird steals video camera recording crocodiles in Australia; footage reveals 70 … – Montreal Gazette

Montreal GazetteSYDNEY – A brazen bird has snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and took it on a 110-kilometre (70-mile) journey. Wildlife rangers in Western … Read More

Gaston Dance celebrates 25 years of ‘The Nutcracker’ – Gaston Gazette

Gaston GazetteThe holiday season wouldn’t be complete without “The Nutcracker.” The Gaston Dance Theatre is marking its 25th year of performing the ballet for the community, with shows coming up … Read More

Columbia City Ballet brings ‘Nutcracker’ to Charleston – Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Post Courier‘Tis the season when the beloved ballet classic “The Nutcracker” comes to stages all over the country, and there is no shortage of ways to participate in this … Read More