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Edgy and Sensual at Alexander McQueen

Sumptuous and feminine with intricate lace and pleat work, Alexander McQueen's new look unveiled on Tuesday was also edgy and unsettling, as models stepped out with hoods or masked faces.

Sarah Burton, chosen to design Kate Middleton's wedding dress, was showcasing her third collection since the death of the label's founder.

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Infected Cantaloupes Kill 18 in U.S.

Eighteen people have died and 100 people have fallen ill since late July in the United States from eating cantaloupes infected with listeria, health authorities said Tuesday.

Illnesses have been reported in 20 states due to the cantaloupes which came from the Colorado-based Jensen Farms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest update.

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India to Launch $45 Tablet Computer

India is set Wednesday to launch its long-awaited low-cost computer, a $45 tablet device designed to bring the information technology revolution to tens of millions of students.

The touchscreen computer has a seven-inch (18-centimeter) screen, Wi-Fi Internet access, a media player and 180 minutes of battery power, according to official specifications.

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Apple Unveils Updated iPhone, Stock Slips

Apple shares slipped on Wall Street on Tuesday as the California gadget-maker unveiled an updated version of the iPhone but not a transformative new model many had been expecting.

Apple's new chief executive Tim Cook, who replaced ailing founder Steve Jobs in August, presided over the launch of the iPhone 4S at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

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U.S. Singer Apologizes for Obama-Hitler Analogy

Hank Williams Jnr, whose song was pulled as the opening of ESPN's U.S. Monday Night Football telecast, apologized on Tuesday for an analogy about Adolf Hitler in talking about U.S. President Barack Obama.

Williams, the son of a 1940s and 1950s U.S. country music legend, spoke Monday on the Fox News show "Fox & Friends" about Obama's recent golf outing with a political rival, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner.

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FA Chairman: Capello Won't Stay on after Euros

Fabio Capello is certain to leave his role as England coach after Euro 2012, Football Association chairman David Bernstein confirmed on Wednesday.

Capello has revealed his intention to step down following the conclusion of England's Euro 2012 campaign, but recent reports suggested some key figures in the FA are keen for him to remain in charge.

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UNESCO Executive Committee Backs Palestinian Bid

The executive committee of the United Nations cultural organization UNESCO on Wednesday recommended that the world body accept Palestine as a full member with the rights of a state.

The committee's member states voted by 40 votes in favor to four against -- with 14 abstentions -- to approve the Palestinian bid, which will now be submitted to the UNESCO general assembly at the end of the month for approval.

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Mourinho Suspended for Two Matches for Eye Poke

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be banned for two matches for jabbing his finger into the eye of Barcelona's assistant coach, the Spanish football federation said Wednesday.

Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova was banned for one match for responding to Mourinho by slapping him during a mass brawl in the final moments of Real Madrid's Super Cup loss to Barcelona on August 17, the federation said.

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Ever-Green Klose to Decide Future after Euro 2012

Veteran Germany striker Miroslav Klose said Wednesday he will make no decision on his international future until after the Euro 2012 finals next June for which the Germans have already qualified.

"I will not decide anything before the Euro," Klose told German daily Bild with Germany to play Turkey in Istanbul on Friday and then host Belgium in Duesseldorf next Tuesday to finish their Euro 2012 qualifier campaign.

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Opposition: Russian, Chinese Veto Provokes Syrian Violence

By vetoing a draft U.N. resolution against Bashar Assad's Syrian regime, Russia and China risked provoking its opponents to violence, the leader of Syria's newly united opposition said Wednesday.

"Supporting Bashar Assad in his militarist and fascist project will not encourage the Syrian people to stick to a peaceful revolution," Burhan Ghalioun, president of the Syrian National Council (SNC), told AFP in Paris.

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