Archive For August 2009

Boeing completes plant acquisition

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Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Thursday that it completed the acquisition of a facility that makes part of the fuselage of its delayed 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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Meryl Streep emerges as summer box-office sensation

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A partial list of this summer’s best box-office bets: Optimus Prime, Manny the Woolly Mammoth and Meryl Streep.

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Peter Andre wins libel case over sex claims

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Singer Peter Andre accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages on Friday over a newspaper claim that he was unfaithful to his now estranged wife, model Katie Price.

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HBO renews “Hung,” “True Blood,” “Entourage”

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HBO announced the renewal of its entire summer lineup of original programing, ordering another round of freshman comedy “Hung,” veteran comedy “Entourage” and hit vampire drama “True Blood.”

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Q&A: Juliette Lewis pushes to the limit with new band

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An actress of startling range, Juliette Lewis has released an EP and two albums since 2003 with her band the Licks.

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Film “The Cove” seeks to expose dolphin killings

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A tense new film shows Japanese fishermen luring thousands of wild dolphins into a hidden secret cove in Japan where activists say they are captured for marine amusement parks or slaughtered for food.

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Musharraf trampled constitution: Pakistan court

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that former president Pervez Musharraf trampled the constitution when he imposed emergency rule two years ago and all actions taken by him then were illegal.

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad warns rivals their plans will fail

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Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned his political rivals on Friday that their efforts to drive a wedge between him and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would come to nothing.

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U.S. troops killed in deadliest month of Afghan war

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A U.S. service member was killed as the deadliest month for foreign troops in the Afghanistan war drew to a close, the U.S. military said on Friday, with commanders vowing to continue the fight despite the toll.

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Bombs kill at least 28 near Baghdad mosques

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Bombs near five Shi’ite mosques killed at least 28 people across Baghdad on Friday, police said, and Iraqis blamed local forces now taking over from U.S. soldiers for failing to protect them.

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