North Korea vows to retaliate against US over sanctions

North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make “the US pay a price” for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme. The sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the UN on Saturday, were a “violent violation of our sovereignty,” the official KCNA news agency said. Separately, South …

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Film Review: ‘The Dark Tower’

Stephen King’s eight-novel multiverse has been turned into a slice of lean-and-mean metaphysical action pulp, featuring a stylishly slice Idris Elba and a magnetically evil Mathew McConaughey. As a critic, I know I’m supposed to do my homework. So let me confess right up front that I did not prepare …

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Vanity Fair stands by Angelina Jolie audition story

US magazine Vanity Fair says it is standing by an interview with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie which she has claimed misreported her. The actress-director attracted criticism over her description of the casting process for her film about the Khmer Rouge. She described how directors had played a game which involved …

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Health benefits of breast-feeding

Aug. 1 marks the beginning of National Breast-feeding Month — as well as the start of World Breast-feeding Week. Of infants born in the U.S. in 2013, 81.1 percent were breast-fed — with 51.8 percent breast-feeding at six months and 30.7 percent breast-feeding at 12 months, the Centres for Disease Control …

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Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday, the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Russia. In response, the U.S. State Department deemed it “a regrettable and uncalled …

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OJ Simpson receiving “threats from the outside”…..Attorney

According to a new CBS report, prison officials at Lovelock Correctional Facility think O.J. Simpson is “a potential target for other inmates.” The former Buffalo Bills star was approved for parole last week after serving nearly nine years of a 33-year sentence. Simpson had been convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery, …

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