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Houston death prompts look at doctors, meds

Houston death prompts look at doctors, meds

It's become standard-operating procedure when a celebrity dies too young - investigators immediately go looking through their nightstand and medicine cabinet.

Actor David Kelly dies

Actor David Kelly dies

Irish stage and screen actor David Kelly, known for appearances in British comedies such as Robin's Nest, has died aged 82.

Queen marks 60 years on the throne

Queen marks 60 years on the throne

Sixty years after she ascended to the throne in an austere Britain still facing post-war rationing, Queen Elizabeth has marked the milestone with a new website that showed just how much the world has changed during her reign.

Nth Korea leader looking to bond with his people

Nth Korea leader looking to bond with his people

North Korea's young new leader gets rock star treatment when he visits his troops - just as his father did. But while the late Kim Jong Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs his soldiers.

Steamboat milestone in New Orleans

Steamboat milestone in New Orleans

Two hundred years ago, the first steamboat meandered down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, taking more than four months to reach New Orleans.

Tennis: Nadal bests Federer in Melbourne semi

Tennis: Nadal bests Federer in Melbourne semi

There was no title at stake and no trophy to lift but Rafa Nadal's victory over Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals has added another glorious chapter to the greatest rivalry in tennis.

Security alert closes port at Dover

British authorities say the port of Dover has been shut down because of a "security incident" and a bomb squad has been sent to the scene.

Cowell launching DJ talent quest

Cowell launching DJ talent quest

TV personality and music producer Simon Cowell is launching a new talent competition to find the world's best DJs.

Great rewards, great dangers on US peak

Great rewards, great dangers on US peak

As the search for four people on the slopes of Mount Rainier stretches into its second week, experts say the rewards for the hearty few who attempt the summit of the 14,411-foot heavily glaciated volcano in winter are great - as are the dangers.

Monkey thought extinct found in Indonesia

Monkey thought extinct found in Indonesia

Scientists working in the dense jungles of Indonesia have "rediscovered" a large grey monkey so rare it was believed by many to be extinct.