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Character actor Ed Lauter dead
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Stand-up comedian and actor Ed Lauter died from a rare form of cancer. He was 74.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:04:10 PM

Nine killed as typhoon hits Vietnam
Hanoi, Oct 17 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 76 injured as Typhoon Nari hit Vietnam's central coastal provinces, reported a government agency Thursday.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:24:03 AM

With debt deal done, US shutdown set to end
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the the US Congress voted to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling ending a 16-day stand off that had put America at risk of its first ever debt default.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:46:09 AM

US Congress passes debt deal to end crisis
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Less than two hours before a midnight deadline, the US Congress voted to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling ending a 16-day stand off that risked first ever debt default in American history.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:08:03 AM

Swift roped in for 'The Giver'
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift's recent performance in Los Angeles has landed her a role in the film "The Giver", which stars Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 8:00:05 AM

Senate passes debt deal to end standoff
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Hours before a looming midnight deadline, the Senate voted to reopen the government and raise the US debt ceiling, closing in on a deal to avert risk of first debt default in American history.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:20:04 AM

Protesters occupy Brazil's agriculture ministry
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 17 (IANS) Protesting Brazilian farmers occupied Wednesday the country's agriculture ministry in Brasilia to demand "global action on food sovereignty" as part of World Food Day celebrations.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:04:03 AM

Jessie J eyes Hollywood movies
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) British singer Jessie J is eyeing a move into Hollywood films, and says she hasn't been able to accept offers so far due to "timing and schedules".

Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:56:10 AM

New Ebola treatment offers hope for cure
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Canadian researchers said Wednesday they have developed an antibody treatment that may be able to prevent death from Ebola virus even three full days after infection.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:22:05 AM

Jessica Biel launches accessories line
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jessica Biel has teamed up with her younger brother to soon launch an accessories line.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:20:04 AM

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