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      VIDEO: Ivory Coast tries to protect border from Ebola
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:13:59 GMT
      Preparations are being made on the Liberia-Ivory Coast border to prevent Ebola spreading
      VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:59:40 GMT
      Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.
      VIDEO: Kurdish father's grief at son's death
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:05:27 GMT
      In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.
      VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT
      Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
      VIDEO: Nato: Russia illegally crossed border
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:39:00 GMT
      Nato has accused Russia of blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty by sending troops and weapons over the border.
      VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:58:36 GMT
      The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.
      VIDEO: Millionaires search Med for migrants
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:02:35 GMT
      A philanthropist couple have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.
      VIDEO: California's new gold rush
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:02:13 GMT
      In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.
      VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:31:30 GMT
      William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.
      VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan is inaugurated
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:26:34 GMT
      Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in later after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.
      VIDEO: IS 'kills scores' of Syrian soldiers
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:29:53 GMT
      Dozens of Syrian army soldiers appear to have been killed by Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS), activists say.
      VIDEO: US blames Russia for Ukraine violence
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:38:29 GMT
      The United States and Nato accuse Russia of stoking violence in eastern Ukraine.
      VIDEO: Iceland eruption triggers red alert
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:43:48 GMT
      The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.
      VIDEO: Rides and risks in huge California waves
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:59:04 GMT
      Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.
      VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola death outside Lagos
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:28:09 GMT
      Nigeria has recorded its first Ebola death outside Lagos after a doctor died of the virus in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.
      VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:27:56 GMT
      Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.
      VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:49:55 GMT
      Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.
      VIDEO: Qantas still facing strong headwinds
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:18:00 GMT
      As Qantas announces its biggest ever financial loss for the year ending in June, concern is mounting over whether it will need further foreign investment to keep airborne.
      VIDEO: Giant waves sweep California coast
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:03:27 GMT
      Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.
      VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:31:50 GMT
      A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
      VIDEO: TV crew member killed filming robbery
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:16:23 GMT
      A member of a television crew filming for reality TV show, Cops, has been accidentally killed in cross fire by police officers who had responded to a robbery in Omaha.
      VIDEO: MH370 search to begin in September
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:39:48 GMT
      Australia's Deputy Prime Minister says a deep-sea search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared in March will begin in September.
      VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:36:41 GMT
      A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.
      VIDEO: Experts identify 173 MH17 victims
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:27:37 GMT
      Forensics teams from the Netherlands say they have so far positively identified 173 victims of flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine.
      VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:12:01 GMT
      American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
      VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:14:20 GMT
      California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.
      VIDEO: 'Feels like normal life in Gaza'
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:08:03 GMT
      The BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Gaza City explains how day-to-day life is beginning to return to some kind of normality following the ceasefire agreed by Hamas and Israel on Tuesday.
      VIDEO: US girl shoots gun tutor dead
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:06:10 GMT
      CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES: A nine-year-old girl in the US has accidentally killed her shooting instructor while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon.
      VIDEO: Israel 'considered' Gaza reoccupation
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:13:17 GMT
      Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz says the country "seriously considered" a full military reoccupation of Gaza.
      VIDEO: Afghan election audit restarts
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:35:49 GMT
      An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.
      VIDEO: The trouble with France - in 60 secs
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:12:39 GMT
      France's newspaper front pages lament the country's 'crisis in the regime' as prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to form a new government.
      VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch'
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:25:40 GMT
      A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.
      VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:03:17 GMT
      With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.
      VIDEO: 'No end in sight to Ukraine fighting'
      Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:16:25 GMT
      A group of Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian military sources are quoted as saying.
      VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past?
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:02:27 GMT
      Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.
      VIDEO: Scottish firms question 'Yes' vote
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:57:01 GMT
      Over 130 business leaders have written a letter in the Scotsman newspaper saying the case for Scottish Independence "has not been made".
      AUDIO: Refugees build new Sangatte camps
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:07:28 GMT
      Migrants from Africa and the deputy mayor of the town on the French coast on what to do with refugees at Sangatte camps in Calais.
      VIDEO: Mexico tries to tame 'Beast' train
      Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:07:40 GMT
      The Mexican government has unveiled new measures to prevent migrants from Central America travelling on the roofs of freight trains heading north towards the US.
      VIDEO: Women refugees break rules to survive
      Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:13:17 GMT
      Many women who have fled the fighting in North Waziristan find they have to go against tribal customs at the relief camp to get access to food and medical facilities.
      VIDEO: Kurds make gains against Islamic State
      Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:45:37 GMT
      Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq say they are regaining ground against the forces of Islamic State in the area.

      Entertainment News

      Lennon's killer denied parole
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:58:00 EDT
      The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.

      20 surprise celeb marriages
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:57:43 EDT

      Ray J takes plea deal
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:53:20 EDT
      Ray J Norwood pleaded no contest to trespassing to settle charges that he grabbed a woman's buttocks, smashed a police car window and spat on a cop, a prosecutor said Thursday.

      'Friends' reunite on 'Kimmel'
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:32:25 EDT
      A few "Friends" reunited with super-fan Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show Wednesday.

      Producer mistakenly arrested for robbery
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:46:23 EDT
      Beverly Hills police arrested award-winning TV producer, Charles Belk, mistaking him for a bank robbery suspect.

      Summer box office winners and losers
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:15:34 EDT
      Was it the end of the world at the summer box office? Lots of destruction, including studio profits, since grosses were down 25%.

      'Downton Abbey' on error
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:20:04 EDT
      The "Downton Abbey" bottle blooper, Idris Elba competes with Taraji P. Henson, and Bryan Cranston on his Emmy kiss!

      Jennifer Aniston's 'Life of Crime'
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:05:45 EDT
      Jennifer Aniston's "Life of Crime" may be the worst of the Elmore Leonard adaptations.

      'Star Wars VII' filming again after injury
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:05:55 EDT
      It appears the force may be back with Harrison Ford.

      Producer mistakenly arrested for robbery
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:46:23 EDT
      Beverly Hills police arrested award-winning TV producer, Charles Belk, mistaking him for a bank robbery suspect.

      Don't miss this new episode of 'Friends'
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:09:15 EDT
      Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow acted out a new episode of "Friends" with Jimmy Kimmel.

      Yep, Sex Box show is real
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:25:09 EDT
      CNN's Lisa France explains a new show called "Sex Box" that somehow is coming soon to a TV near you.

      Joan Rivers' conditions 'remains serious'
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:17:36 EDT
      Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday.

      20 surprise celeb marriages
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:42:38 EDT

      Miley Cyrus' VMA date turns himself in
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:53:33 EDT
      A homeless man who attended the MTV Video Music Awards with Miley Cyrus has turned himself in to police, authorities said.

      Singer Ray J takes plea deal
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:38:18 EDT
      Ray J Norwood pleaded no contest to trespassing to settle charges that he grabbed a woman's buttocks, smashed a police car window and spat on a cop, a prosecutor said Thursday.

      Lennon's killer denied parole
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:58:00 EDT
      The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.

      Kate Bush returns to stage after 35 years
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:18:09 EDT
      After 35 years away, British singer Kate Bush returned to the stage Tuesday night -- and the response was rapturous.

      'Young Jeezy' arrested after concert shooting
      Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:53:32 EDT
      Famed hip-hop rapper Jay Jenkins, known as "Young Jeezy," was arrested on Sunday in relation to a deadly shooting at a Wiz Khalifa concert, police said.

      Prince releasing two new albums this fall
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:56:51 EDT
      It's been five years since Prince put out a new record in the United States, since he limited the release of his 20Ten LP, but that will change this fall.

      Video shows Knight shooting
      Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:24:04 EDT
      Detectives have video that shows a man shooting former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and two other people in a West Hollywood nightclub early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

      Boa bites Nicki Minaj dancer
      Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:36:41 EDT
      A 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky stole the show Friday during a rehearsal for Nicki Minaj's performance of "Anaconda" at the MTV Video Music Awards when he bit a backup dancer in the arm, according to a statement from MTV.

      Suge Knight shot at VMA party
      Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:03:47 EDT
      Gunshots inside a celebrity-filled Sunset Strip party hosted by Chris Brown wounded three people early Sunday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.

      Beyonce and Jay-Z heading for divorce?
      Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:34:42 EDT
      The rumors about Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting crazier every day. For more go to funnyordie.com.

      'Mad Men' vixen takes on a modern office
      Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:34:57 EDT
      "Mad Men" character Joan Holloway visits a more modern office. For more go to funnyordie.com.

      Why Mary Poppins is quitting for good
      Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:35:35 EDT
      Mary Poppins says she is quitting for good. Here's why. For more go to funnyordie.com.

      Miley's VMAs date is a wanted man
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:58:38 EDT
      The young man Miley Cyrus chose to represent homeless youths at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday faces arrest in Oregon, a corrections official said.

      Discovery cancels 'Sons of Guns' after arrest
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:07:49 EDT
      "Sons of Guns" star Will Hayden lost his reality show, his company and his freedom when he was arrested Wednesday on rape charges.

      'Pretty Little Liars,' and shocking TV deaths
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:58:53 EDT
      "Pretty Little Liars" had a shocking death in its August 26 midseason finale. How does it rank among these other surprising TV offings?

      'Chelsea Lately's' final bow
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:17:58 EDT
      "Chelsea Lately" host Chelsea Handler made a clean break from E! with her final show on Tuesday.

      Where 'Breaking Bad' is starting
      Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:33:32 EDT
      Sixteen Emmy Awards.

      Emmys dip in ratings, still win night
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:34:58 EDT
      A new night proved not to be a major hindrance to the Emmys.

      Watch the new 'Gone Girl' teaser
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:28:55 EDT
      Right in the midst of Monday night's Emmy pandemonium, 20th Century Fox dropped a new TV teaser for "Gone Girl," David Fincher's upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel.

      'The Wizard of Oz' at 75: Did you know...?
      Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:02:16 EDT
      "The Wizard of Oz," one of the most beloved movies of all time, celebrates the 75th anniversary of its release this month. Here are some things you may not have known about the film:

      Richard Attenborough dies
      Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:22:13 EDT
      Acclaimed actor-director Richard Attenborough has died, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday, citing his son. Attenborough was 90.

      What makes a movie quote so quotable?
      Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:32:58 EDT
      Screenwriter William Goldman has written some of the most famous lines in movie history.

      Emma Stone to make Broadway debut
      Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:40:21 EDT
      It's official: Emma Stone will make her Broadway debut in the current Roundabout Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret."

      Paul Rudd's 'Ant-Man' sneak peek
      Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:07:58 EDT
      Look! Out by the bridge! It's ... it's ... Ant-Man? Yes, and a photo of Paul Rudd as the Marvel superhero just hit the Web.

      More join cast of Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
      Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:27:27 EDT
      The Ant-Man now has some company: Judy Greer, John Slattery, and T.I. will all appear in Marvel's upcoming "Ant-Man," which started filming in San Francisco Monday.

      Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:06:40 EDT
      Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed Thursday.

      About that 'Sopranos' ending
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:29:28 EDT
      Thank you, David Chase, for not changing the ending. The "Sopranos" creator was getting at larger things in an interview in which he said that Tony's still alive.

      FX orders clown comedy from Galifianakis and Louis C.K.
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:49:33 EDT
      FX has given a series order to "Baskets," a half-hour comedy starring "The Hangover's" Zach Galifianakis and hailing from recent Emmy winner Louis C.K.

      Vanessa Williams owes IRS big
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:30:59 EDT
      The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $369,249 for her 2011 earnings.

      A few 'Friends' reunite on 'Kimmel'
      Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:56:36 EDT
      A few "Friends" reunited with super-fan Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show Wednesday.

      Neil Young files for divorce after 36 years
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:31:53 EDT
      Neil Young has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and frequent musical collaborator.

      Pamela Anderson calls off divorce
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:33:51 EDT

      'Full House:' A reboot may be coming
      Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:34:34 EDT

      MTV VMAs red carpet
      Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:19:10 EDT

      50 celebs turning 50
      Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:31:28 EDT

      Can you believe they dated?
      Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:42:12 EDT
      Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship after three years of dating, reports say.

      Hollywood's youngest grandparents
      Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:37:12 EDT