Texas Governor Perry to run for US president

HOUSTON,  (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, a  staunch conservative with a Washington outsider’s resume, will  seek the 2012 Republican nomination for U.S.

Bollywood “untouchables” film sparks controversy

NEW DELHI, (Reuters Life!) – An Indian film over  caste discrimination against “untouchables” has been mired in  controversy with protests from caste groups forcing the  producers to cut parts of the film, highlighting deep-seated  social tensions in the rising economic power.

James Cameron gives Hollywood 3D advice: try

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters Life!) – Since  director James Cameron’s “Avatar” raked in $2.8 billion at  global box offices, Hollywood has flooded theaters with wave  after wave of 3D movies, but some industry watchers wonder if  theatergoers are now drowning in it.

Aid officials: not the time to cut U.S. food aid

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Aid officials warned yesterday that the famine in the Horn of Africa would escalate  significantly if October rains fail to materialize, and  cautioned U.S.

S.Africa honeymoon suspect can be extradited -court

LONDON,  (Reuters) – A British businessman accused of  arranging for his wife to be murdered while they were on  honeymoon in Cape Town can be extradited to face trial in South  Africa, a court ruled yesterday.

Soul searching lies ahead as riots cool in Britain

LONDON,  (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David  Cameron will face pressure today to soften his austerity  plans, toughen up policing and do more to help inner-city  communities after days of riots and looting laid bare deep  social tensions in a depressed economy.

Wall St slumps again as investors shun risk

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. stocks tumbled more than  4 percent yesterday, almost wiping out gains from a relief  rally the previous day, as rumors about the health of French  banks sparked concern that the euro zone’s debt crisis could  claim new victims.

U.S. FDA approves Gilead’s once-daily HIV pill

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. regulators approved a  once-daily HIV pill by Gilead Sciences Inc, giving a new source  of revenue to the leading maker of HIV medicines as it faces  expiring patents.

Rupert Murdoch endorses Carey as next in line

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch acknowledged  for the first time publicly that his son James is not the  preferred choice to succeed him as News Corp CEO, at least in  the near-term.

Violence erupts outside London but capital quiet

LONDON, (Reuters) – Violence flared in English cities  and towns yesterday night but London, where thousands of extra  police had been deployed, was largely peaceful after three  turbulent nights in which youths rampaged across the capital  virtually unchecked.

US sect leader gets life in jail for sex with girls

SAN ANGELO, Texas,  (Reuters) – Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who heads a breakaway Mormon sect, was sentenced  to life in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting two  underage girls he claimed as “spiritual” brides.

Turkey raises pressure on Assad, tank assaults expand

AMMAN, (Reuters) – Turkey demanded yesterday that  Syria’s leaders stop the killing of civilians and said it would  watch events there in the coming days, raising pressure on  President Bashar al-Assad, who said his forces would continue to  pursue “terrorist groups”.

Major protests erupt against Chile’s Pinera

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Protesters battled police in  Chile’s capital yesterday in the latest unrest against deeply  unpopular President Sebastian Pinera, possibly sidetracking his  top priorities such as capital market reforms.

U.S. asks panel to decide Guatemala labour case

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States said yesterday it was requesting a dispute settlement panel to hear  its year-old complaint that Guatemala has failed to protect  workers’ rights as required under a free-trade agreement.

Brazil official arrested in tourism graft sweep

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – Police arrested Brazil’s deputy  tourism minister yesterday in a corruption sweep tied to  funding for major sports events, the latest in a series of  scandals to tarnish President Dilma Rousseff’s government.

Global policy actions fail to halt stocks rout

WASHINGTON/LONDON, (Reuters) – Political leaders  failed to halt a global stock market rout that gathered steam  yesterday as investors lost confidence that Europe and the  United States can rein in their budgets quickly and fear spread  of a double-dip recession.

British riots spread on third night of violence

LONDON, (Reuters) – Rioting and looting spread across  and beyond London yesterday as hooded youths set fire to cars  and buildings, smashed shop windows and hurled bottles and  stones at police in a third night of violence in Britain’s worst  unrest in decades.

Nikkei falls over 4 pct, biggest loss since quake

TOKYO, (Reuters) – The Nikkei average tumbled more  than 4 percent in heavy volume today, posting the biggest  one-day fall since the March earthquake as investors fled the  stock market in the wake of a plunge on Wall Street and a  downgrade of U.S.

“The White Mouse,” WWII heroine and spy, dies at 98

SYDNEY, (Reuters Life!) – Nancy Wake, a much-decorated  World War Two spy and Resistance heroine known as “The White  Mouse” for her ability to remain undetected, and who at one  point was the Gestapo’s most wanted person, has died in London  at the age of 98.

Classic “Dirty Dancing” film to get Hollywood remake

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters Life!) – The classic 1987 film  “Dirty Dancing” is getting a remake, adding songs from the  1960s and brand new compositions to some of the original music,  film studio Lionsgate said yesterday.

Film ‘One Day on Earth’ eyes new ‘life’ in theaters

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters Life!) – Fans of the movie  “Life in a Day” who think it is a one-shot chance to see a film  portraying one day in the life of ordinary people around the  world should think twice — quite literally.