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J-Lo's ex fights to tell all in memoir
2 Dec 2006 source: cnn.com

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Jennifer Lopez's first husband, Ojani Noa, told a judge Friday that he plans to fight her efforts to quash a tell-all memoir. Noa, 31, said in a pretrial hearing that he regrets agreeing to a June 30 preliminary injunction that prohibits him from "criticizing, denigrating, casting in a negative light or otherwise disparaging or causing disparagement" to  ...


Stars gather for 'Europe Oscars'
2 Dec 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

Stars are gathering in Warsaw, Poland, for the European Film Awards, seen by many as Europe's answer to the Oscars. It will be the first time the ceremony, now in its 19th year, has been held in eastern Europe. Spanish film Volver leads the pack this year with six nominations, among them nods for director Pedro Almodovar and actress Penelope Cruz. It faces stiff competition from German movie The Lives of Others, also nominated in six categories. Ken Loach's historical drama The Wind That Sha ...


Triple blasts hit Baghdad
2 Dec 2006 source: cnn.com

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Three powerful car bombs exploded one right after the other in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 51 people, an Iraqi Interior ministry official said. Another 90 people were wounded, he said, in the 4 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) attacks along squares near the busy Shurja market. People screamed in rage, saying Sunni insurgents may have planted the bombs as revenge for a U ...


Bombs kill 5 in Baghdad market
2 Dec 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Mussab Al-Khairalla and Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Car bombs tore through a fruit and vegetable market in a Shi'ite area of central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 51 people in another devastating attack fuelling a vicious cycle of sectarian violence. The bombing came two days after U.S. President George W. Bush met Iraq's prime minister to discuss ways to avert all-out civil  ...


Egypt to dig up pharaonic tombs
2 Dec 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

Bulldozers have moved in to demolish houses in the Egyptian village of Qurna which sits on top of dozens of pharaonic tombs in Luxor. The Egyptian government is determined to move the 3,200 families of the village to an alternative settlement it has built a few kilometres away. Officials say emptying out the village will enable them to explore the tombs and to protect them from water damage. An official ceremony was held and the bulldozers moved in. They demolished four uninhabited mud b ...


No radiation sites visited by Gaidar
2 Dec 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

DUBLIN (Reuters) - No radiation was found at Irish sites visited by Russian politician Yegor Gaidar, who fell mysteriously ill last week, officials said on Saturday after tests spurred by ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko's poisoning. "They informed us last night that they (the tests) proved negative," a spokesman for Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) said. The country's Radiological Protec ...


Castro a no-show at parade
2 Dec 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Tanks rolled through the streets and jets roared overhead on Saturday in Havana's first military parade in a decade, but ailing leader Fidel Castro did not appear at what had been viewed as a test of his political future. Hundreds of thousands of flag-waving Cubans marched past a reviewing stand in Havana's Revolution Square in salute to the ageing comandante w ...


Tests clear Russian spy's contact
2 Dec 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - Initial tests on an Italian contact of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko show no sign of radiation poisoning, a hospital said on Saturday. Mario Scaramella was admitted to hospital in London when polonium 210, the same radioactive substance that killed Litvinenko, was detected in his body. The Litvinenko mystery has sparked a health scare after authorities ...


Football: Arsenal crush Spurs
2 Dec 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

Referee Graham Poll was at the centre of attention as two disputed penalties helped Arsenal beat Spurs in the first north London derby at their new ground. Arsenal led through a composed finish by Emmanuel Adebayor after he was played onside by Pascal Chimbonda. Chimbonda was then harshly adjudged to have fouled Tomas Rosicky and Gilberto Silva drilled home the penalty. Gilberto got another from the spot after Jermaine Jenas felled Robin van Persie, after the Dutchman had handled. The win ex ...


Collingwood relieved over century
2 Dec 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

Paul Collingwood said he had a restless night before reaching three figures in the second Test against Australia. The England batsman was out for 96 in the opener in Brisbane last week and resumed on 98 in Adelaide before going on to make his highest score of 206. "I didn't sleep very well, especially after the last game. I felt like I was up every 20 minutes," he admitted. "There were a few nerves in the morning but it was a great feeling to put away the second ball and make a big one."  ...


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