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  • Venice/Toronto: Films Distribution Says 'Goodnight Mommy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    A genre connoisseur, Paris-based Films Distribution has swooped on world sales rights to "Goodnight Mommy," an intriguing combination of an unnerving chiller and production by Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl. World premiering in Venice Horizons, "Mommy"...
  • Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan would like to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organization officially rules on its use, the country's top government spokesman said on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion

    Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion
    Roche Holding AG has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune Inc. for $8.3 billion in cash, helping the world's leading maker of cancer drugs expand into the treatment of rare or incurable diseases. Roche's efforts to produce successful non-...
  • Team by team analysis of Belgian Grand Prix

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) - Team by team analysis of Sunday's Belgian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order): MERCEDES (Nico Rosberg 2, Lewis Hamilton retired) Rosberg and Hamilton touched, with the Briton leading the race....
  • Hello Kitty Con 2014 in Los Angeles marks 40 years of you-know-who

    Hello Kitty Con 2014 in Los Angeles marks 40 years of you-know-who
    Hello Kitty is having a milestone birthday. The Japanese cartoon-turned-icon turns 40 this year with her very first fan fest. Toy maker Sanrio will hold Hello Kitty Con 2014 to celebrate every Kitty thing this fall at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in...
  • Jackie Robinson West ready for Little League title test

    Jackie Robinson West ready for Little League title test
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – ¬†The Jackie Robinson West kids are ready for Sunday’s Little League championship game against South Korea, after an exhilarating win over Las Vegas for the U.S. title. Brandon Green, who caught on Saturday, is...
  • Argentina to appeal WTO ruling on import restrictions

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling against its use of import restrictions, according to a senior Argentine official. On Friday, a WTO dispute panel found against Argentina in a 2012 case brought by the United...
  • Lyles gives U.S. track and field win at Youth Olympics

    NANJING China (Reuters) - American teenager Noah Lyles stormed to victory in the men's 200 meters sprint on Sunday to provide the United States with their first gold medal in track and field at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. The 16-year-old...
  • Ledecky breaks 1500 meters world record at Pan Pacs

    (Reuters) - American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her second world record in less than 24 hours while Michael Phelps suffered a rare defeat at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. Ledecky hacked almost six seconds off her 1,500 metres...
  • Coming apart: regulators' sweep threatens auto parts business model

    NAGOYA Japan/TOKYO (Reuters) - When a Japanese carmaker issued a tender for shock absorbers a few years ago for a model it planned to sell in Indonesia, two suppliers came back with bids that were "so obviously coordinated," said an executive at the...
  • BoJ may ease policy for 'some time' to slay deflation - Kuroda

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan may have to pursue its aggressive monetary policy easing for "some time" to fully vanquish deflation, BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday. Speaking at a global central banking conference here,...
  • 'Paper Planes' Wins Australia's Richest Film Prize at CinefestOz

    BUSSELTON, West Australia - Robert Connolly's "Paper Planes" claimed the richest festival award in Australia on Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014). The film was named as the winner of the first prize at the CinefestOZ festival (Aug. 20-24), in Busselton, West...