Ballet-loving Russia roots for "Black Swan" Oscar

    Russia is rooting for "Black Swan" to win at the upcoming Oscars, as the Hollywood melodrama finds resonance with ballet's master of heritage. Starring Natalie Portman as the black swan ballerina in "Swan Lake" -- a ballet composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in the 19th century and treasured by...
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    Australian PM proposes 'flood tax'

    -- The cost of repairing flood damage in Australia will top AUS $5.6 billion (US $5.58 billion), according to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who proposed a one-year tax to help fund the reconstruction. "The great floods of this summer have been a national tragedy, not just a natural disaster...
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    Cost of Australia flooding 'enormous'

    http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/01/19/bpr.australia.flood.premier.cnn -- Flooding in Australia has affected more than 3 million people, making it one of the most costly disasters in the nation, the federal treasurer said Sunday. The cost of the damage surpasses past tragedies like...
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    Rollover near Swan River kills man

    A 20-year-old man is dead following a rollover crash in the rural municipality of Swan River, RCMP say. Police said emergency crews were called around 11:30 p.m. CT Friday night about a single-vehicle rollover on a grid road about three kilometres south of the community of Swan River. Swan...