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  • Around the remote: Television picks for the week of Aug. 17-23

    DON'T MISS: "Doctor Who" Regeneration happens. And so it is that Peter Capaldi finally gets the keys to the TARDIS this week. Capaldi, a 56-year-old Scottish actor and lifelong "Who" fan, becomes the 12th Time Lord in the wildly popular franchise and he...
  • Gordon, voice of BBC radio football, dies aged 78

    LONDON (Reuters) - James Alexander Gordon, who read out the football results on BBC radio for 40 years and had one of the most recognisable voices in broadcasting, has died at the age of 78. "James was an iconic radio voice who turned the classified...
  • ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited. After the ECB cut interest...
  • 'Helpings of sarcasm' not very appetizing

    A friend of a friend returned from vacation, gushing about a place she and her husband had gone out of their way to visit. She rated the experience as one of the highlights of their trip, but, for the life of me, I can't figure out why. I've tried, I'...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87: state media

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free speech whose lyrical verse captured the hopes and disappointments of Iranians since the 1979 revolution, died on Tuesday at the age of 87, official media reported. Nominated...
  • Red Bull see no risk in Verstappen debut

    LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull have defended their decision to make Dutch teenager Max Verstappen Formula One's youngest ever driver and say the 16-year-old has already shown he is championship material. Helmut Marko, motorsport consultant to the champions,...
  • TV Review: 'The Intruders'

    TV Review: 'The Intruders'
    Very "X-Files"-ish in tone (and featuring some prominent alums of that show among its producers), "The Intruders" is another moody, macabre drama that proves too stingy about disgorging its secrets. Adapted from Michael Marshall Smith's novel, the...
  • Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist and its threat to "destroy the American cross" suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing large areas of Iraq and Syria to take aim at American targets despite the risks....
  • Female genital mutilation story debunked, but are Iraqi women really safe?

    Female genital mutilation story debunked, but are Iraqi women really safe?
    The story was a grabber: Islamic State, the fundamentalist Al Qaeda breakway group formerly known as ISIS, was planning the genital mutilation of as many as 4 million Iraqi women and girls. The BBC and other news agencies quoted the U.N.’s...
  • Big year for indie flicks! Jon Feltheimer's big payday.

    After the coffee. Before seeing how "Sharknado 2" did. The Skinny: I caught Episode 3 of FX's "The Strain" last night and think I'm hooked now. Give it a shot. Today's headlines include Time Warner Cable's second-quarter results, Lions Gate CEO Jon...
  • Defy Media Hires BBC America's Mark Gall as Head of Sales

    Digital studio Defy Media has hired Mark Gall, previously EVP of TV and digital ad sales for BBC America with two decades of experience in the biz, as chief revenue officer. At Defy, formed last year by the merger of Alloy Digital and Break Media, Gall...