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'Moonlight' takes best picture Oscar after stunning mix-up

'Moonlight' takes best picture Oscar after stunning mix-up Mon, 27 Feb, 2017

Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, but not before the film industry's biggest night was marred by one of the worst fiascos in its history, as "La La Land" was mistakenly handed the award first.
Croatians protest over gay club tear gas attack

Croatians protest over gay club tear gas attack Mon, 13 Feb, 2017

Some 1,000 people protested in Zagreb on Monday calling for tolerance after unknown attackers released tear gas in a nightclub hosting a gay party at the weekend.
Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky'

Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky' Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Donald Trump took on one of the Hollywood greats Monday, accusing Meryl Streep of being an overrated actress and a Hillary Clinton "flunky" after the multiple Oscar winner tore into him at an awards ceremony.
World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

World celebrations ring in New Year 2017 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
India's Supreme Court orders cinemas to play national anthem

India's Supreme Court orders cinemas to play national anthem Wed, 30 Nov, 2016

Indian cinemas must play the national anthem before screening a film and the audience must stand and listen, the country's Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a ruling echoing growing nationalist sentiment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
US songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

US songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize Thu, 13 Oct, 2016

American music legend Bob Dylan on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that stunned prize watchers.
Pakistan bans Bollywood films as Kashmir tensions rise

Pakistan bans Bollywood films as Kashmir tensions rise Sat, 01 Oct, 2016

Indian films have been banned in cinemas across Pakistan as tensions between Islamabad and nuclear-armed rivals New Delhi over recent scuffles in the disputed Kashmir region spilled into the world of Bollywood and celebrity.
Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages Thu, 08 Sep, 2016

Traditional practices, poverty, last year's massive earthquake and Nepal's ongoing political instability mean child marriages remain a serious problem in the country, where 10 percent of the girls marry before they are 15, even though the government says it is making progress to combat the problem, rights groups say.
Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint

Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint Sun, 04 Sep, 2016

Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint on Sunday.
Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks

Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.
Syrian refugee crowned German 'wine queen'

Syrian refugee crowned German 'wine queen' Thu, 04 Aug, 2016

A 26-year-old Syrian student has become the first refugee to be crowned queen of one of Germany's wine-making regions.
Brother of murdered Pakistan social media star arrested

Brother of murdered Pakistan social media star arrested Sun, 17 Jul, 2016

The brother of a controversial Pakistani social media star has been arrested for her murder, confessing he strangled Qandeel Baloch for "honour", police said Sunday.
Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage

Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

 Thousands of Australians marched at same-sex marriage rallies across the country on Saturday calling on whichever party wins a July 2 national election to quickly introduce same-sex marriage laws.
Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Pakistan

Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Pakistan Wed, 22 Jun, 2016

A famous Sufi singer was shot dead in Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack claimed by Islamic extremists. Two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on Amjad Sabri's car while he was on his way to a local TV appearance in the southern port city of Karachi, police officer Arif Mahar said.
Fifty killed in Florida gay club shooting, worst in U.S. history

Fifty killed in Florida gay club shooting, worst in U.S. history Sun, 12 Jun, 2016

A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history which authorities described as a possible act of terrorism.

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

Barack and Michelle Obama give final Christmas message

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint weekly address where they wished the natio ...

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its ...

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