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2006-08-14 03:04:40

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African lifeguard had his foot bitten "clean off" when a shark attacked him during a training exercise off a beach near Cape Town, officials said.

2006-04-06 21:10:00

Director Steven Spielberg has joined with the Fox television network for his first reality show, an "American Idol"-like contest to find the nation's next great filmmaker, Fox said on Thursday.

2006-02-13 14:47:21

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Shark attacks dropped in 2005 because people are fighting back more often when threatened and the ranks of ocean predators are thinning, a University of Florida report said on Monday.

2006-02-13 14:50:00

Shark attacks dropped in 2005 because people are fighting back more often when threatened and the ranks of ocean predators are thinning, a University of Florida report said on Monday.

2006-02-12 20:39:48

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Benchley, author of the bestseller "Jaws" that was the basis for the blockbuster movie that terrified beachgoers and kept many out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.

2006-02-12 19:36:48

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Walk the Line" won for production design on a contemporary film and "Memoirs of a Geisha" took the prize for period or fantasy film as the Art Directors Guild celebrated its 10th annual awards Saturday.

2006-02-12 20:35:00

Peter Benchley, author of the bestseller "Jaws" that was the basis for the blockbuster movie that terrified beachgoers and kept many out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.

2006-02-12 19:55:00

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Benchley, the author of the bestseller "Jaws" which was made into a blockbuster movie that kept beachgoers out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.

2006-02-06 02:11:57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Swimmers in an ocean race off Sydney faced their worst nightmare when a 10-foot shark was spotted heading straight for them, forcing race officials to quickly pluck competitors from the water.

2006-02-06 01:58:14

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Although they scored five Oscar nominations apiece last Tuesday, Steven Spielberg's "Munich" and the Johnny Cash movie "Walk the Line" drew different receptions at the weekend foreign box office. Spielberg's terrorist thriller was the No.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.