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James Murdoch to Head BSkyB

BSkyB, the British pay-TV company, has named Rupert Murdoch's son James as chief executive, leading irate investors to charge that the father-and-son executive team was rammed down their throats.

SEC Finds Widespread Mutual Fund Trickery

U.S. Federal regulators painted a picture of widespread trading abuses in the $7 trillion mutual fund industry on Monday as New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer threatened to slap funds with stiff penalties.

Six Afghan Deaths Blamed on U.S.

The deaths of six villagers in what Afghan officials said was a U.S. airstrike embarrassed President Hamid Karzai's government Monday as it tried to rally support for a draft constitution that is key to reuniting the war-ravaged country.

$87.5Bln Iraqi, Afghan Aid Bill Passes Congress

U.S. President George W. Bush will soon sign the $87.5 billion package he requested for Iraq and Afghanistan, but his Democratic critics used its final approval by Congress to highlight what they say are his failed policies in Iraq.

Iran Remains Cooperative But Cautious

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Tehran would end cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog if further demands undermined Iran's national interests, state television said on Monday.

CBS May Yield on Reagan Biopic

In what would be an extraordinary concession to outside pressure, American television network CBS is considering moving its two-night dramatized biography of Ronald and Nancy Reagan to its pay-cable sister network Showtime, if not shelving the project entirely, sources familiar with the production said Monday.

Protests Over Judge's Ouster Cause Crisis in Philippines

Hundreds of Filipino soldiers went on standby Tuesday at the main military camp in Manila as a constitutional crisis brewed over attempts to impeach the country's top judge.

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