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Robbie Williams marries US actress

August 9, 2010 – British pop star Robbie  Williams has married the US actress and longtime partner Ayda Field, whom he credits with making him a “more centred person,” his spokesman said on Sunday....

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Cold cuts could cause cancer: study

August 2, 2010 – Red meat is being raked over the coals again. Already linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, including cancer of the pancreas, red meat was found...

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Ellen quits as judge on American Idol

August 2, 2010 – Comedian and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres has quit as a judge on “American Idol,” the hit pop music talent show has announced, with reports suggesting singer Jennifer Lopez might...

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Apple iPod Nano may pose fire hazard

July 29, 2010 – Japan’s industry ministry has ordered Apple to report on measures it will take regarding cases of its iPod Nano music player overheating and catching fire, an official said on Thursday....

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‘Inception’ pounds ‘Salt’ at box office

July 27, 2010 – “Inception,” the sci-fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio, topped the North American box office for a second straight weekend, holding off a challenge by Angelina Jolie’s spy action film “Salt,” final...

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Mama's love makes kids less stressed

July 27, 2010 – Babies lavished with motherly affection are less likely to become anxious and stressed adults, according to an unusual study released Tuesday. At the same time, tiny tots deprived of maternal...

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Black Swan to open Venice fete

July 26, 2010 – US director Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open the Venice film festival in September, organisers have said. Natalie Portman stars in the story of intrigue involving rival ballerinas...

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Samsung dismisses Apple's claims on smartphones

  July 20, 2010 – South Korean cellphone manufacturer Samsung Electronics Tuesday dismissed claims by iPhone maker Apple that all smartphones suffer dropped signals when held in a certain way. Apple chief executive Steve...

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GM breaks ground on China hi-tech car lab

July 19, 2010 – US auto giant General Motors broke ground in Shanghai on Monday on a research facility that will develop electric cars, lightweight materials and alternative fuel technology for China and the...