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Meltdown in Kabul
THE assessment of NATO's decade-long mission in Afghanistan looks grim compared with the amount of sacrifice in blood and in treasure. But if we compare today's Afghanistan to the ...
MITT Romney has a gift for words - selfdestructive words. On Friday he did it again, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference that he was a "severely conservative governor." ...
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Medieval knights in shining armour

TELEVISION shows will do almost anything to generate publicity, but it would not be correct to say that the people at the History channel locked me in this suffocating metal container until I agreed to write something about their new series. I actually asked them to lock me in here ...

Near-extinct monkeys found in Colombian park
ANEW population of one of the world´s rarest primates – the brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) – has been found in Colombia´s Selva de Florencia National Park, conservationists announced. During a recent survey, scientists found the brown spider monkey subspecies A. hybridus brunneus living within the park. That subspecies and another, A. hybridus hybridus, were previously known to live on either side of the Magdalena River, which passes through Selva de Florencia. Considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the brown spider monkey has declined in its north South American range by at least 80 percent over the past 45 years, due mostly to ...
Grammy fashion ranges from surreal to sublime
THE show must go on. Despite Whitney Houston´s shocking death a day earlier, music stars came out to celebrate Sunday´s Grammy Awards with typical red carpet flash and over-the-top fashion. Several artists exuded glamour, including Carrie Underwood, nominated for best country solo performance, who arrived shimmering in a silver Gomez-Garcia gown with a Swarovski black clutch. Other musicians raised eyebrows, including up-andcoming Russian-born singer Sasha Gradiva, who wore a soft pink mermaid shaped gown that featured a machine-gun adorned sleeve. "I think in the last five to seven years the Grammys have become a showcase for the most outlandish look in fashion ...
Bollywood stars game for celeb cricket
BOLLYWOOD stars and filmmakers participating at the second edition of the Celebrity Cricket League in India say it was a good break from their hectic schedules but at the same time represented a good challenge. "It is, indeed, a good break as filming can be boring altogether, and sports and boys always go together," said actor Ashish Choudhary, team member of Sohail Khan owned Mumbai Heroes. The 20-20 cricket tournament has teams not only from Bollywood but also from Telugu, Kannada, Bengali and Tamil cinema. Mumbai Heroes lost to Karnataka Bulldozers by 53 runs in a semi-final match here Saturday. Mumbai Heroes included actors and filmmakers like Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty, Riteish ...

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