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Is Brad Pitt a good actor at all?

Is Brad Pitt a good actor at all?

He's been nominated for an acting Oscar three times but has never won, and the suspicion remains that his extraordinary good looks have landed him roles others might have handled better. If you look, for instance, at some of his early performances in films like Interview with the Vampire, Sleepers, The Devil's Own and...

Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

A US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California. The aircraft, resembling a miniature space shuttle and known as the Orbital Test Vehicle or X-37B, spent 674 days in orbit around the planet. It touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday morning. The purpose of...

Princess Diana's dresses to go on sale

Princess Diana's dresses to go on sale

A collection of the late Diana, Princess of Wales's dresses which she auctioned off for charity in London in 1997 herself, will go under the hammer again this December in Beverly Hills, California, reports the Daily Mail Online. The outfits, all but one designed by the late Catherine Walker, Diana's personal couturier and close...

Strong California causes injuries, damage

Strong California causes injuries, damage

A large earthquake rolled through California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, knocking out power to thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. The extent of the damage wasn't immediately clear. Two major injuries have been reported, and hospitals have been very busy with moderate injuries, Napa...

US sends more advisors to Iraq

US sends more advisors to Iraq

The US has sent 130 more military advisors to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says. The marines and special operations forces will assess the humanitarian situation and will not be engaged in combat, a US defence official said. The US has been carrying out air strikes against fighters from militant...

Williams death confirmed as suicide

Williams death confirmed as suicide

US actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life at his California home, police have confirmed. Marin County Sheriff's Lt Keith Boyd said Williams, 63, had been treated for depression and killed himself by hanging. The entertainer was last seen alive by his wife on Sunday evening, and was found dead at about noon...

US actor Robin Williams found dead

US actor Robin Williams found dead

US actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, California police say. Marin County Police said he was pronounced dead at his home shortly after officials responded to an emergency call around noon local time. Williams was famous for films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society and...

California hit by raging wildfires

California hit by raging wildfires

Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say. In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area of about 4,000 acres, while another blaze threatens homes around Yosemite National Park. The Sacramento fire is around 35% contained, officials told local...

Google satellites to cover entire planet

Google satellites to cover entire planet

The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to the company. The California-based giant...

US police confirm drive-by killer

US police confirm drive-by killer

US police have confirmed that a man who killed six people in a rampage in California was 22-year-old Elliot Rodger. The student was the son of Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger, who was assistant director on The Hunger Games. At a press conference, police said Elliot Rodger had stabbed three male room-mates to death at his...

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