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Jennifer Lawrence wins Most Beautiful; Leonardo DiCaprio scoops Most … – Apun Ka Choice

Apun Ka ChoiceHollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence have got the top honours in an online poll by a beauty retailer. Actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who are up for Oscars, have scooped the most beautiful and most attractive …Give All the Awards to Lupita Nyong’o for Her Inspirational Speech About BeautyTIMEJennifer […]

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Armed men in unmarked uniforms patrol top Crimea airport in Ukraine; tensions … – Fox News

Fox NewsSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings are patrolling the airport in the capital of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region. An Associated Press photographer saw men armed with assault rifles Friday morning at the …Crimea sets date for autonomy vote amid gunmen, anti-Kiev protests (+video)Christian Science MonitorRussian troop movements near […]

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Crimea Parliament Seized; Ousted Ukraine President Issues Defiant Statement – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalRussian forces began exercises on Thursday, as armed pro-Russia activists took over the Crimean parliament building and fugitive former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych released a defiant statement. Via The Foreign Burea, WSJ’s global news update.Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Yatsenyuk as New PMVoice of AmericaWest warns Russia amid rising tensions in CrimeaBBC NewsUkraine Looks to […]

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Oscars pit gravitas of ‘Slave’ against pull of ‘Gravity’ – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – To historian Brenda Stevenson, a scholar on American slavery, “12 Years a Slave” is a masterful cinematic work that achieves more than any other film on slavery, so worthy that she plans to screen it in classes at her university, …Academy Awards 2014: Nominees before they were famousNew York Daily NewsTop […]

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Ukraine crisis: Russia’s options – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia has voiced alarm and anger at the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych by protesters in Kiev. Prof Andrei Zagorski, a political analyst at Moscow’s Institute of World Economy and International Relations, examines the Kremlin’s policy …Ukraine after YanukovychABC OnlineAfter Ukraine’s Maidan, a bigger crackdown in Moscow? (+video)Christian Science MonitorUkraine Default Cassandras Are […]

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An Unfinished Ukraine Palace and a Fugitive Leader’s Folly – New York Times

New York TimesWork on a retreat for Viktor F. Yanukovych stopped after his ouster as Ukraine’s president. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times. the main story. the main story. the main story Share This Page.Crimea vows to resist Ukraine’s ‘anti-Russian’ revolutionIrish TimesUkraine’s acting leader still seeking consensus on interim governmentLos Angeles TimesFrom the […]

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Violence in Ukraine Creates Deepening Clash Between East and West – New York Times

New York TimesProtesters on Wednesday burned documents after trying to take over a government office in Ternopil, Ukraine. The violence in the country has killed at least 25 people this week. Rostyslav Kovalchuk/Reuters. MOSCOW — The two sides in what is developing …Ukraine crisis: President and opposition agree truceBBC NewsWestern leaders express concern over mounting […]

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Russian Police Question Pussy Riot in Sochi – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSOCHI, RUSSIA — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s carefully controlled Winter Olympics are now running into unexpected, unscripted moments from protesters. On Tuesday, sporting their colorful red, pink and yellow balaclavas, members of Russia’s most …Pussy Riot performers visit Olympic city, where Sochi police quickly pick them upWashington PostPussy Riot’s detainment during Sochi Olympics […]

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North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next? – AFP

AFPSeoul — Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a UN-mandated inquiry’s searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community’s ability to act on its recommendations. Pyongyang’s grim …UN letter to North Korean leader warns on-accountability for ‘crimes against …Toronto StarUN outlines litany of crimes by the North Korean […]

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UN Urges Probe Into ‘Atrocious’ N. Korean Crimes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSEOUL — A new United Nations report accuses North Korea of “unspeakable atrocities,” many of which amount to crimes against humanity. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea is calling for an international tribunal to investigate …‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNN InternationalNorth Korea’s […]

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‘About Last Night’ remade but not to be remembered – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWith the release of the new remake “About Last Night,” a four-decade transformation is complete. What began as David Mamet’s 1974 play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” — a lacerating downer about the impossibility of modern relationships — and was …‘About Last Night’: Raucous, relatable and appealingUSA TODAYReview: ‘About Last Night’ remake has little to […]

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Review: Colin Farrell and ‘Winter’s Tale’ unabashedly romantic – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times“Winter’s Tale” is so obviously a passion project, so much a labor of love for industry veteran Akiva Goldsman, that you’d like to be able to say it’s a complete success. It isn’t, but the parts that do succeed, especially the fervor between stars Colin Farrell and …Review: A Miracle Couldn’t Save ‘Winter’s […]

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‘Winter’s Tale’: an echo of ‘Downton,’ minus the fun – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesA two-star review of the romantic drama “Winter’s Tale,” starring a charming Colin Farrell, with Jessica Brown Findlay in a role perhaps too similar to that of Lady Sybil in “Downton Abbey.” By Moira Macdonald. Seattle Times movie critic. PREV of NEXT.‘Winter’s Tale’ movie explores love, miracles in adult fairy taleReuters‘Winter’s Tale’ mixes […]

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Toronto mayor ticketed for jaywalking in Vancouver – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comVANCOUVER, British Columbia — It seems that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can’t cross the street these days without getting into trouble. The mayor’s spokesman, Amin Massoudi, confirmed Saturday that Ford received a jaywalking ticket Friday night. Ford was in …Video and photos have emerged of Ford allegedly posing with fans inside pub …Daily MailControversial Toronto […]

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Lenovo-Moto deal’s impact on Apple? Zip – Computerworld

ComputerworldComputerworld – Apple won’t lose any sleep over the Lenovo acquisition of Google’s Motorola handset business, analysts said today, citing a slew of reasons. Late Wednesday, Lenovo announced that it would buy the Motorola phone business from Google in …5 Reasons Why Google Sold Motorola, and 5 Reasons Why Lenovo Bought ItPC MagazineGoogle’s Motorola deal […]

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French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler split – BBC News

BBC NewsTwo weeks ago a magazine published photos which appeared to show Mr Hollande had been having an affair with an actress, Julie Gayet. Ms Trierweiler spent a week in hospital after the revelations. On Saturday evening she tweeted her thanks to the …France’s first lady bids farewell to presidential residenceCNNUPDATE 3-French President Hollande announces […]

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Syria Foes to Meet Face-to-Face as UN Sees More Talks – Businessweek

BusinessweekSyrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Muallem, center, arrives at the United Nations Office in Geneva on Jan. 24, 2014. Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images. Syria’s government and opposition have agreed to hold face-to-face talks in Geneva, …2 Sides in Syria Talks Agree to Meet, Averting a BreakdownNew York TimesSyria Foes Agree to Meet Face-to-Face […]

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Rob Ford admits to drinking after expletive-laden video shows Toronto mayor … – Toronto Star

Toronto StarMayor Rob Ford was off the wagon at an Etobicoke steak joint this week, impaired and rambling, associating with accused video extortionist Alexander “Sandro” Lisi and hurling profane, expletive-laden insults at Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair. All caught on …Rob Ford: the night-mayor returnsNEWS.com.auNew video shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford ‘drunk, swearing in Jamaican’The […]

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Mitt Romney, Ethan Hawke and Zach Braff: Highlights from Sundance Film Festival – Toronto Star

Toronto StarIt was a busy weekend at Sundance Film Festival. Here are some highlights from Jan. 18 and 19, starting with Peter Howell’s review of the Mitt Romney documentary Mitt, an unscripted backstage production, six years in the making. On mobile? Click here to …Netflix Premieres Mitt Romney Documentary January 24 (VIDEO)Monsters and Critics.comRomney finds […]

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Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter six months of negotiations, there are still believed to be enormous gaps between Israelis, Palestinians. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. Israeli’s top two negotiators with the Palestinians were scheduled to leave …Kerry can survive failure, but can Israel?HaaretzKerry Peace Accord Wagers Spur Palestine Stock Rally, CEO SaysBusinessweekNetanyahu proposes […]

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Ukraine’s Dangerous Turn – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe political showdown between President Viktor Yanukovych and proponents of European-style democracy has taken a dangerous turn with growing repression and violent clashes in the streets. On Thursday Mr. Yanukovych’s ruling party in parliament …White House calls for immediate end to Ukraine violenceAFPKlitschko has to be hosed down after being attacked during violent […]

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Kelly Travis: Juan Pablo Galavis Could Easily Have His Heart Broken – People Magazine

People MagazineAtlanta dog lover Kelly Travis is trying to find more than puppy love with Juan Pablo Galavis on The Bachelor. But the first two weeks of competition were sometimes ruff. During a press call on Thursday, Travis, 27, recounted how her first date required her to …ABC’s ‘Bachelor’: Gays are ‘pervert(ed)’USA TODAY‘The Bachelor’: Juan […]

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Redford not upset over Oscar snub, focused on Sundance – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPARK CITY, Utah — Robert Redford is far more excited about the beginning of the 30th Sundance Film Festival than concerned about his Oscar snub for All Is Lost. The 77-year-old actor-director-producer discussed the Academy Award nominations Thursday …2014 Oscar nominations: What are the biggest surprises? — VIDEOEntertainment WeeklySundance Film Festival 2014: This year’s […]

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LGBT-themed movies to keep an eye on at Sundance – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunThe Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, Utah, Jan. 16, which means a handful of LGBT-related movies will be making their premieres. Whether these flicks get picked up for distribution in theaters is another question entirely. But in the interest of …Latinos represent at 2014 Sundance Film FestivalNew York Daily NewsPark City […]