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May 26, 2012

LATEST World News, May 26, 2012

Roger Federer Says He's Third Choice at 2012 French Open
BusinessWeek
By Danielle Rossingh on May 26, 2012 Roger Federer, the holder of a men's record 16 major singles titles, says he's not even second favorite to win the French Open. Federer's victory in 2009 makes him the last man other than defending champion Rafael ...
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Syria 'Massacre' Needs International Response, UK Says
BusinessWeek
By Glen Carey on May 26, 2012 The UK is calling for a “strong internationalresponse” following reports of a massacre of civilians by Syrian forces in a town in Homs province. More than 90 adults and children were killed during shelling and shootings ...
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EUROVISION Song Contest, Baku, News, May 26, 2012 (2)


Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest
Focus News
Baku. Sweden on participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song Euphoria performed by Loreen. Her performance got Loreen a total of 372 points, leaving Russia's Babusji second and Serbia's Željko Joksimović third.
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Sweden's Loreen wins Eurovision song contest with dance hit, pushing aside ...
Washington Post
BAKU, Azerbaijan — Sweden's Loreen wins Eurovision song contest with dance hit, pushing aside elderly rivals. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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WEATHER World News, May 26, 2012

WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, SportsDonald leads at Wentworth ...
WAOW
Luke Donald put himself in position to regain the world's No. 1 ranking, shooting a 3-under 69 to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday.More >> Luke Donald put himself in position to regain the world's No.
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ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, SportsComeback Win Lifts Alabama to ...
Alabama's News Leader
Entertainment News from AP For the second year in a row, the Alabama softball team used a sixth inning RBI triple to score the winning run and punch its ticket to Oklahoma City and the Women's College World Series. Alabama defeated Michigan, 4-3, ...
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ENTERTAINMENT News, May 26, 2012

Leader of Chinese firm that bought AMC says Europe could be next as he looks ...
Kansas City Star
Wang Jianlin, a rags-to-riches tycoon, is taking over AMCEntertainment of Kansas City, North America's second-largest movie theater chain behind Regal Entertainment. And he is promising to integrate it into a new, made-in-China global brand called the ...
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Kansas City Star
Cinema needs to wean society from prejudices: Kunal Kohli
Zee News
"While in the first story, set in 1910, Shahid plays a Muslim lover-boy named Javed and Priyanka a Hindu girl named Aradhana, in the second story that unfolds in 1960, Shahid stars as a strugging music composer named Govind and Priyanka plays a Muslim ...
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SPACE, Astronomy News, May 26, 2012

NASA Science Objectives and Requirements for the Next UV-Visible Astrophysics ...
Space Ref (press release)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), through the Astrophysics Division and its Cosmic Origins (COR) Program, is soliciting information through this Request for Information (RFI) pertaining to potential ultraviolet (UV) and visible ...
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Hartford Experiment Along For Ride As SpaceX's 'Dragon' Makes History
Hartford Courant
At 9:56 am, for the first time in history, the International Space Station linked with a private spacecraft. "Houston ... it looks like we got us a dragon by the tail," NASA astronaut Don Pettit reported after grabbing the unmanned capsule created by ...
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NEW YORK Fashion News, May 26, 2012


Star: Model Lindsey Wixson walks the runway during the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS gala in CannesKate Upton joins the supers Cannes fashion show - but can Sports Illustrated ...
Daily Mail
The New York-based swimsuit model joined establishedmodels including Karolina Kurkova, Kate Upton, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson and Lindsay Wixson. The starlets walked the catwalk dressed in all-black designer clothing.
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Daily Mail

Top Model winner's career looking good
Winnipeg Free Press
In New York, her regular clients include department stores: Bloomingdale's, for which she models about once a week, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys. Those more commercial print jobs, she says, pay better than edgy highfashion.
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FINANCIAL News, Money, Banks, Economic and Financial Crisis, May 26, 2012

European crisis clouds Tunisia's recovery
gulfnews.com
Washington: Tun-isia's economy is showing signs of revival after popular protests last year pushed it into recession but the crisis in the Eurozone, its most important export market, presents risks, a senior IMF official said on Friday.
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IMF chief Lagarde: Little sympathy for Greece
DailyFinance
Making clear that the IMF has no plans to relent on its austerity requirements for the country, Lagarde said she was aware that many Greeks were struggling to access services like healthcare because of the country'seconomic crisis, but believed people ...
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NEW YORK News, May 26, 2012

Everyday Health Expands Sales Organization & Integrated Offerings
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Everyday Health, Inc., the leading provider of online health solutions for consumers, professionals and marketers, expands its sales organization with the promotions of two long-time executives and the ...
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The Abbey Bans Bachelorette Parties Until Gay Marriage Is Legal (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
The New York Times notes that the label "also signed on to sponsor a programming block on Logo, the gay cable channel owned by MTV Networks, and developed a marketing partnership with "Milk," the Focus Features movie about Harvey Milk, the gay civil ...
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SYRIA News, May 26, 2012

Syria 'massacre' raises pressure for international response
Christian Science Monitor
Syrian artillery attack that apparently killed more than 90 people, including many children, brought French condemnation, while the UK said it would call for urgent UN Security Council meeting. By Joseph Logan, Reuters / May 26, 2012 A Syrian artillery ...
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Shelling of Syrian area reportedly kills at least 90
Los Angeles Times
Graphic footage showing dead children has circulated widely on social media and YouTube, fueling anger among monitors and a rise in Syria's sectarian tensions. Houla, with a population of about 120000, is an area of small towns and villages such as ...
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FACEBOOK News, May 26, 2012


How Nasdaq Lost Control of Facebook IPO, by the Minute
CNBC.com
For nearly 20 minutes on the morning of Facebook's Well after the stock was supposed to have opened at 11 am New York time, no one from Nasdaq was talking—and there was still no sign of trading. Finally, at 11:28 am, an unidentified person announced ...
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Embittered Facebook investors ponder next move
Fox News
To say that Facebook's debut as a public company was bungled is something like saying Facebook is a website you might have heard of. Either way, a colossal understatement. The response from small-time investors has been equal parts frustration, ...
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VATICAN News, May 26, 2012



Vatican confirms pope's butler arrested in scandal
USA TODAY
VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican confirmed on Saturday that the pope's butler has been arrested in its embarrassing leaks scandal, adding a Hollywood twist to a sordid tale of power struggles, intrigue and corruption in the highest levels of Catholic...
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USA TODAY
Pope's butler arrested over Vatican documents leak
CNN
Paolo Gabriele, 46, was arrested Wednesday for illegal possession of confidential documents, found in his apartment in Vatican territory, theVatican said in a statement Saturday. Gabriele, who has worked as the papal butler since 2006, is one of only ...
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GUMBALL 3000 Cross-Country Rally News, May 26, 2012

David Hasselhoff Actor David Hasselfoff arrives at the Gumball 3000 10th Anniversary Party on August 9, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
David Hasselhoff kick-starts the Gumball 3000
Telegraph.co.uk
For the 14th year in a row car enthusiasts are joining together for the Gumball 3000 road race, to drive from New York City to Los Angeles, California, in six days. Drivers will stop in various cities including Niagara Falls, racing capital...
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Friends mourn photographer, 101, killed by driver, 91, in Burbank
Los Angeles Times
Otto Jensen, shown in 2008, moved to Burbank from New Yorkin 1940. He worked with Hollywood stars and sports celebrities over the years. (City of Burbank) By Maria Hsin, Los AngelesTimes Those who knew Otto Jensen — the 101-year-old photographer who ...
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LADY GAGA in Bangkok News, May 26, 2012

Born this way? Lady Gaga meets Thai 'lady boys'
BusinessWeek
By JOCELYN GECKER Lady Gaga has met Thailand's premier "lady boys" at a Bangkok drag show featuring busty dancers who were not born that way. Diving in to the city's nightlife, the pop diva and an entourage from her "Born This Way Ball" took in a show ...
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Lady Gaga meets lady boys in Bangkok
New York Daily News
Bangkok, May 26 — Singer Lady Gaga met some of Bangkok's lady boys on a night out here. The singer, who is in Bangkok for her Born This Way Ball Tour gig, met the lady boys at Calypso Cabaret, which features drag acts. The show's manager Nipon ...
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MOROCCO World Music Festival News, May 26, 2012


Morocco hosts world music festival while imprisoning dissident artists
Washington Post
RABAT, Morocco — Morocco's glittering Mawazine international music festival wraps up this weekend with performances by Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, after nine days of showcasing the North African kingdom's cool factor — even as dissident Moroccan ...
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Morocco hosts world's artists, imprisons its own
Seattle Post Intelligencer
PAUL SCHEMM, AP US singer Lenny Kravitz performs on stage during the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, Friday May 25, 2012. The Morocco'sbiggest music festival also highlights Morocco's contradictions, as well-paid international performers sing on ...
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MUSIC, Singers, Concerts News, May 26, 2012


(Abdeljalil Bounhar/ Associated Press ) - US singer Lenny Kravitz performs on stage during the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, Friday May 25, 2012. The Morocco’s biggest music festival also highlights Morocco’s contradictions, as well-paid international performers sing on stages while dissident Moroccan musicians are imprisoned for their anti-establishment lyrics.Morocco hosts world music festival while imprisoning dissident artists
Washington Post
The 11-year-old “Rhythms of the World” festival in the capital Rabat has always highlighted Morocco's contradictions as the country spends millions to lure top world artists to perform at generally free concerts, while much the country remains mired in ...
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Beyonce Sings of Pleasure and Pain During Revel Comeback Concert
The BoomBox
Beyonce may have been the star of the show but she shared the limelight by paying tribute to such lauded singers. Before her comeback concert came to a close, Beyonce also got the crowd on their feet with "Countdown," "Halo," "Jumpin', Jumpin'," "Run ...
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EUROVISION Song Contest, Baku, News, May 26, 2012


Eurovision set for battle of the oldies
Boston.com
BAKU, Azerbaijan—Usually a jamboree of youthful exuberance -- and questionable taste -- this year's Eurovision Song Contest features a pair of elderly acts among its top contenders. Engelbert Humperdinck, 76, takes the stage Saturday night for the...
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Boston.com
Azerbaijan set to host Eurovision final amid controversy
CNN
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Performers from 26 countries are preparing Saturday to take part in the annual Eurovision Song Contest, a talent show that has seen this year's host, Azerbaijan, mired in controversy. The annual event attracts an ...
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GREECE News, May 26, 2012

As Greek Banks Report Earnings, Attention Turns to Deposits
Wall Street Journal
Faced with a sharp drop in deposits and reduced access to cheap cash from the European Central Bank, Greek banks are being tightfisted with loans, which is likely to make Greece's recession, now in its fifth year, even deeper. National Bank of Greece, ...
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SALES, COUPONS, DISCOUNTS, May 26, 2012

Your 2012 Memorial Day Sales Savings Cheat Sheet
DailyFinance
Stacking is when you combine two or more discounts on the same product during the same transaction, be it a coupon on top of a preexisting sale, or the use of two or more coupons. DealNews boasts an extensive list of current coupon codes, ...
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Ecko Unltd Joins Forces with BargainMoose.ca for Exclusive CanadianCoupon
Midland Daily News
In this joint venture, Canadian shoppers can claim a 25% discount from the Shopecko.ca online store using an Shopecko.ca">Ecko Unltd promo code on any purchase. "We're pretty excited that Shopecko.ca have partnered with us for this exclusive coupon ...
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PETITION SITE - Colombia, Protect the Wayuu People from Extinction, May 26, 2012

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FASHION News, Shows, Modeling, May 26, 2012

Pic of Big Fat Gypsy
Oh baby, that's a lot of money
Sydney Morning Herald
Just as reality peep shows go into overdrive and the selling of celebrities' personal lives has become de rigueur, the dollars to be made from showing off one's cute pink mini-me have never been higher. Just ask Jessica Simpson, who this week made an...
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Sydney Morning Herald

South Africa's Soweto gets its fashion week
Chicago Daily Herald
AP AP AP By AP JOHANNESBURG — Struggling but deserving designers got a chance to show work inspired by the creativity and history of South Africa's most famous township in Soweto's first fashion week. The township on Johannesburg's southwestern edge ...
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DIED, May 26, 2012

Dutch-born Nazi war crimes convict dies in Germany
Huffington Post
... May 26, 2012 11:42 AM EST | AP BERLIN — Klaas Carel Faber, a Dutch native who fled to Germany after being convicted in the Netherlands of Nazi war crimes and subsequently lived in freedom despite several attempts to try or extradite him, has died.
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Trooper Anna Killed In On-Duty Crash
North Country Gazette
By North Country Gazette On May 26, 2012 · Leave a Comment LIVERPOOL—A six-year veteran of the State Police has died as the result as injuries suffered late Friday night in an on-duty accident. Amanda S. Anna, 31, of Liverpool was operating a marked ...
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