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Business 24 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

'Dark Knight Rises' earns US$160.8mil in debut

LOS ANGELESL Warner Bros said on Monday "The Dark Knight Rises" took in US$160.8 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend, which is lower than industry estimates for the debut that felt the impact of last week's movie theater massacre in Colorado.

Business 20 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Multi-billion-dollar videogame industry came under scrutiny after school shooting

LOS ANGELES: The multi-billion-dollar videogame industry came under scrutiny on Wednesday after Hollywood canceled, postponed or played down a slew of movies and TV shows with violent content in the wake of last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

Business 20 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

White House readies gun-control plan as more children laid to rest

NEWTOWN, Connecticut: President Barack Obama assigned Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday to find ways to curtail gun violence in America to try to avoid tragedies like the elementary school massacre in Connecticut, where the town buried one of its heroes on Wednesday.

Business 25 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

More than 48,000 sign US petition to deport CNN's Piers Morgan over gun comments

LOS ANGELES: More than 48,000 people have signed a petition that they posted on the White House website demanding that British CNN talk show host Piers Morgan be deported over comments he made on air about gun control.

World 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Protests erupt as India executes man for 2001 parliament attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India hanged a Kashmiri man on Saturday for an attack on the country's parliament in 2001, sparking clashes in Kashmir between protesters and police who wielded batons and fired teargas. Dozens of people were injured.

World 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Tunisian Islamists rally in show of strength

TUNIS (Reuters) - Thousands of Islamists marched in Tunis on Saturday in a show of strength a day after the funeral of an assassinated secular politician drew the biggest crowds seen on the streets since Tunisia's uprising two years ago.

Business 20 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Calpers to sell investments in two gun makers

SACRAMENTO, California: The biggest U.S. pension fund's investment committee voted on Tuesday to sell its stakes in two manufacturers of guns and high-capacity ammunition clips after the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

World 10 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Incidents make Jews wary, 75 years after Hitler annexed Austria

VIENNA (Reuters) - Marina Plistiev, a Kyrgyzstan-born Jew, has lived in Vienna for 34 years but still doesn't like to take public transport.

Business 17 Sep 2013 | 8:15 AM

Obama says he will not negotiate with Congress on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama warned Republicans in Congress on Monday that he will not negotiate over an extension of the U.S. debt ceiling as part of a budget battle that will soon dominate Washington, with a deadline fast approaching.

Business 10 Oct 2013 | 4:49 PM

Hopes of US debt ceiling deal lift stocks, dollar

LONDON: Signs of progress in U.S. budget talks lifted the dollar on Thursday and helped European stocks edge off four-week lows, though gains were limited by expectations any solution to the stalemate would be temporary.