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Discovery Channel launches ‘Manhunt’ with Joel Lambert

A Manhunt behind-the-scene shot of former U.S. Navy Seal and escape and evasion expert Joel Lambert

The all-new Discovery Channel series “Manhunt with Joel Lambert,” pits former U.S. Navy Seal and escape and evasion expert Joel Lambert in a real-life, extreme version of hide-and-seek against some of the globe’s most elite military and law enforcement tracking units – the Philippines Army Scout Rangers, South Korean National Police SWAT, Panama’s anti-drug trafficking unit Servicio Nacional de Fronteras, Poland’s border guard, the Straz Graniczna, and more.

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Rapper Chris Brown ordered to remain in custody

R&B singer Chris Brown. AP FILE PHOTO

A US judge ordered US rapper Chris Brown on Monday to remain behind bars for allegedly breaching his probation stemming from his notorious 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Norwegian jailed in US over Bieber scam

Justin Bieber. AP FILE PHOTO

A Norwegian man who admitted tricking an investor out of $1 million in a fake deal to promote Justin Bieber in Scandinavia was sentenced to 11 years in jail, US prosecutors said Monday.

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Oscar-nominated ‘Act of Killing’ confronts Indonesia’s dark past

Nominee For Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary "The Act Of Killing" Joshua Oppenheimer arrives on the red carpet for the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards January 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, California. AFP PHOTO FREDERIC J. BROWN

Anwar Congo makes no secret of the fact that he killed about 1,000 people with his bare hands, boasting about the methods he used to murder alleged communists in 1960s Indonesia.

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Katy Perry sets Twitter milestone with 50 million followers

Katy Perry.  AP

Pop star Katy Perry made Twitter history Friday, becoming the first person ever with more than 50 million followers on the microblogging website.

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Bad boy Justin Bieber risks ouster from US

Justin Bieber. AP FILE PHOTO

Justin Bieber’s run-ins with the law can potentially get him kicked out of the United States, the nation where the Canadian-born teen idol struck it rich, immigration lawyers said on Friday.

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AMC announces premiere for ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff

This image released by AMC shows Bob Odenkirk in a scene from the final season of "Breaking Bad." AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed that Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman, will star in a one-hour prequel tentatively titled "Better Call Saul." (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote, file)

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — AMC announced this week that the “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” will premiere in November 2014, but no specific date has been released. The series will follow sleazy Albuquerque attorney Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, as he defends drug lords, criminals and those allegedly injured in minor traffic [...]

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New Year’s in Times Square is endurance contest

Looking from the Marriott Marquis hotel, fireworks erupt from One Times Square as the Waterford Crystal ball that will mark the new year is raised into position at six hours before midnight for New Year's Eve celebrations in New York Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Crowds jammed New York’s Times Square on Tuesday to ring in 2014, braving bone-chilling cold and ultra-tight security for the chance to see Miley Cyrus, a final countdown from a U.S. Supreme Court justice and the drop of the shimmering crystal ball.

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Elton John cancels US show; medical reasons cited


Elton John has canceled a concert set for Friday night in the U.S.

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Ben Affleck says he won’t run for US Senate

Ben Affleck speaks during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Evolving Security Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Implications for U.S. National Security at Rayburn House Office Building on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Ben Affleck is taking his name off the list of possible candidates for John Kerry’s seat in the U.S. Senate, which would be open if the Democratic senator from Massachusetts is confirmed as secretary of state.

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Sandy benefit concert draws $23 million in pledges

Volunteers serve hot meals that were donated Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, outside the Belmar recreation center in Belmar, N.J. After being battered by Monday's storm surge by Superstorm Sandy much of the region is still without power and many homes have been damaged. AP/Mel Evans

NBC said its benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims drew nearly $23 million in donations to the American Red Cross.

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Lights in lower Manhattan, misery in outer regions

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The lights of New York's Lower East Side and Chinatown neighborhoods are framed by the Manhattan Bridge on November 2, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Select neighborhoods of Manhattan are beginning to recover power as Con Edison repairs damage done by Superstorm Sandy.   Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

The lights went back on Saturday in lower Manhattan, prompting screams of sweet relief from residents who’d been plunged into darkness for nearly five days by Superstorm Sandy. But the joy contrasted with deepening resentment in the city’s outer boroughs and suburbs over a continued lack of power and maddening gas shortages

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