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Former US lawmaker Giffords launches gun control initiative

* Wounded Arizona ex-lawmaker says "enough" * Group seeks "common-sense" solutions to curb violence * Giffords initiative aims to raise funds, challenge NRA By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded gun lobby.

China holds man in secret under new law despite reform talk

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A Chinese man who agitated for an investigation into the suspicious death of an activist has been detained at an unknown location, his lawyer said on Monday, describing him as possibly the first to be held under a controversial new law that allows secret detention.

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Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons

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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. NY prosecutors delay charging Lindsay Lohan in nightclub clash

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Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons

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Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Schwarzenegger is back, and Hollywood hopes he's still a star LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As he famously droned on-screen in his signature "Terminator" movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back. A year after leaving the California governor's office and becoming tabloid fodder for fathering a boy with his family's housekeeper and splitting with his wife, Maria Shriver, the 65-year old former bodybuilder will star in no less than three Hollywood movies over the next 12 months.

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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Silver Linings' get box-office boost

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Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Venezuela searches for fashion boss Missoni's plane

UPDATE 1-Venezuela searches for fashion boss Missoni's plane

CARACAS/MILAN, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Venezuelan emergency services mounted a sea and air rescue mission on Saturday after a plane carrying fashion executive Vittorio Missoni went missing off the coast of Venezuela. The plane carrying Missoni, 58, his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni, another couple and two Venezuelan crew members disappeared after taking off from the resort of Los Roques, an archipelago off the coast of Venezuela, Italian media said.

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Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Putin gives tax exile Depardieu Russian citizenship
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