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Associated Press News

Kidnapped Iran soldiers freed in Pakistan by militants

<b>Four Iranian soldiers seized by Sunni militants and taken into Pakistan have been freed, officials say.</b><p>The border guards abducted by Jaish al-Adl in February were handed over to Iranian officials but the militants said they had killed a fifth man.<p>The abductions had heightened regional and sectarian …

South Asia

Ukraine PM says will stick to austerity despite Moscow pressure | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - The Kiev government will stick to unpopular austerity measures “as the price of independence” as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destabilise it, including by raising the price of gas, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told Reuters.<p>Yatseniuk, 39, who stepped in as interim prime …

Samuel L. Jackson Facts: 19 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Captain America' Star

Samuel L. Jackson has been hard to miss since Quentin Tarantino's 1994 "Pulp Fiction" catapulted the actor to stardom as the Bible-preaching hitman Jules Winnfield.<p>In case you've been living under a rock, Jackson has starred in dozens upon dozens of films since the action-packed cult-classic, …

The First 'Expendables 3' Trailer Is Jam-Packed With Essentially Every Big Action Star

We don't get much plotwise here, as the focal point of the trailer is the obvious star power. For those who have tuned in for "The Expendables" franchise, that's more than fine.<p>Here's the list of returning cast members:<p>Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry …

Movies

White House on the Obama-Ortiz selfie: Ugh

President Obama's press secretary reveals that the White House objects to Samsung's use of a selfie taken by its sponsored slugger, Red Sox' David Ortiz.<p>The president of the United States is just another celebrity.<p>Yes, just like Ellen Degeneres or the Rich Housewives of Some Suburban Hell.<p>So surely …

The White House

Google Pays Another Tiny Fine In Europe — $1.4M — For Street View Privacy Concerns

Google has paid a €1 million ($1.4 million) fine in Italy levied by the country’s data protection watchdog for complaints relating to its Street View street-level image capturing cars that date back to 2010.<p>At issue was a failure by Google to make its Street View cars clearly identifiable. In 2010, …

Mumbai court orders first death sentences for multiple rapes

Three men to hang under toughened law that carries death penalty for people convicted of multiple sexual assaults<p>An Indian judge has ordered three men to be hanged after they were convicted of two gang-rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was …

Lucy trailer: another high for Scarlett Johansson?

The teaser has landed for Luc Besson's film about a drug mule who acquires extraordinary powers. Tell us what you think below<p>• Scarlett Johansson: five best moments<p>The trailer for Luc Besson's Lucy arrives with Scarlett Johansson tearing up Taipei as a super-strong, hyperintelligent meta-human. …