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Rolling Stones give historic free concert in Cuba

Rolling Stones give historic free concert in Cuba Sat, 26 Mar, 2016

The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban history with a massive celebration of music that was once forbidden here.
Obama dances tango in Argentina, comes under criticism

Obama dances tango in Argentina, comes under criticism Thu, 24 Mar, 2016

Dancing the tango, relaxing with family in picturesque Patagonia, catching a baseball game with Cuba's Raul Castro — it's been an unusual week for President Barack Obama.
Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests

Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests Sat, 05 Mar, 2016

A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seized by authorities warned of the "darkest days" in the history of the press Saturday in a defiant edition as police used rubber bullets to disperse a new protest.
Facebook executive released in Brazil after data access row

Facebook executive released in Brazil after data access row Wed, 02 Mar, 2016

A senior Facebook Inc executive was released after nearly 24 hours in a Brazilian jail due to a disputed court order demanding data from the company's WhatsApp messaging service for a confidential drug-trafficking investigation.
DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film

DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film Mon, 29 Feb, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio won his long-awaited first Oscar for revenge epic "The Revenant" but journalism drama "Spotlight" took best picture in a surprising end to Hollywood's glittering awards season.
Oscar goes to Pakistan film on 'honor killings'

Oscar goes to Pakistan film on 'honor killings' Mon, 29 Feb, 2016

A documentary about a Pakistani girl shot in the face by her own family won an Oscar on Sunday, after helping persuade the government to fight so-called "honor killings."
'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89 Fri, 19 Feb, 2016

Harper Lee, who wrote one of America's most beloved literary classics, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and surprised readers with a second book about racial injustice in the U.S. South after living a largely reclusive life for decades, died at the age of 89 on Friday.
Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding Sun, 07 Feb, 2016

 Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.
Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy

Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy Sat, 06 Feb, 2016

The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.
German town bans male asylum seekers from public pools

German town bans male asylum seekers from public pools Fri, 15 Jan, 2016

A town in Germany has banned male asylum seekers from public swimming pools after complaints from women that they were being harassed by migrants, AFP learnt Friday.
Three winners hit $1.6 bn US lottery jackpot

Three winners hit $1.6 bn US lottery jackpot Thu, 14 Jan, 2016

Three winning tickets shared a $1.6-billion bonanza in the US Powerball lottery on Wednesday, after millions of people tuned in to see the fate of the world-record jackpot live on TV.
British music legend David Bowie dies aged 69

British music legend David Bowie dies aged 69 Mon, 11 Jan, 2016

British music icon David Bowie has died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style.
Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, 53, pregnant with twins

Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, 53, pregnant with twins Wed, 06 Jan, 2016

Swiss multi-billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, the 53-year-old chair of French conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Commodities and owner of the Olympique de Marseille football team, is pregnant with twins, the company said Monday.
New Year's sex assaults stoke German migrant debate

New Year's sex assaults stoke German migrant debate Tue, 05 Jan, 2016

German leaders expressed shock over dozens of apparently coordinated sexual assaults against women on New Year's Eve in the western city of Cologne blamed on "Arab-looking men," but warned against anti-migrant scapegoating.
World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

World welcomes New Year despite terror fears Thu, 31 Dec, 2015

New Year's Eve kicked off in Sydney, but tightened security muted revelries in Europe with Brussels scrapping celebrations and fireworks cancelled in Paris as fears of jihadist threats cast a pall.
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