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France grieves for 'king of rock' Johnny Hallyday, dead at 74

Paris - France mourned on Wednesday its most famous rocker Johnny Hallyday, whose power ballads and colourful personal life made him a national treasure, loved by everyone from rebellious teens in the 1960s to modern-day presidents.

Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

New York - Time magazine named as Person of the Year Wednesday "the silence breakers" who triggered a national reckoning by revealing the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, assault and abuse in US life.

France's king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74: wife

Paris - France's best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, his wife Laeticia told AFP on Wednesday.

India's reluctant leader Rahul Gandhi takes party helm

New Delhi - He has never held public office, once likened power to "poison", and saw his politician father and grandmother assassinated. Now Rahul Gandhi is poised to take over as leader of the party that has ruled India for much of its history.

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

New Delhi - Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said Tuesday.

Blake Shelton named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People Magazine

Country star and judge on the NBC reality singing competition, "The Voice," Blake Shelton was named "Sexiest Man Alive" of 2017 by People Magazine.

French rocker Johnny Hallyday released from hospital

Paris - Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who has been battling lung cancer for several months, returned home Saturday after being hospitalised for days with breathing problems, a family member said.

New Orleans abuzz over 'secret' Serena wedding

New Orleans - The fiance of tennis superstar Serena Williams was spotted arriving at the New Orleans museum where the couple are expected to wed Thursday, in a ceremony reportedly drawing dozens of A-listers to the city known for its jazz and party atmosphere.

15,000 scientists say threats to planet now 'far worse'

Miami - Twenty-five years after global scientists issued a "warning to humanity" about dangers to the environment, a new update released Monday says most of the planet's problems are getting "far worse.

Italian celebrity chef Carluccio dead at 80

London - Celebrity chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio, whose television programmes and books were credited with turning British households on to Italian cooking, died on Wednesday aged 80.

N. Korea's Kim tours cosmetics plant with wife, sister

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un took his stylish wife and powerful sister to a make-up plant for a "field guidance trip" amid the country's nuclear standoff with the US.

Obama plays golf with Argentina's Macri after energy summit

Buenos Aires - Former US president Barack Obama played a round of golf Saturday with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, relaxing one day after a clean-energy summit in the city of Cordoba.

Popular Amsterdam mayor dies after lung cancer battle

Den Haag - Amsterdam's popular mayor Eberhard van der Laan, widely seen as the embodiment of the Dutch capital's reputation for tolerance, has died of lung cancer aged 62, the city announced Friday.

Swiss police probing new Polanski rape accusation

Geneva - Swiss police confirmed Tuesday they were investigating new rape allegations against Roman Polanski made by a woman who said the filmmaker assaulted her in the town of Gstaad in 1972.St.

Pistorius family vows legal action over movie

Johanesburg - The family of jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius said Tuesday that it would pursue legal action over a coming US film about his murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Audrey Hepburn's personal memorabilia auction tops $6 million

London - An auction of items from screen icon Audrey Hepburn's personal collection has made more than $6 million, including a world record for her script of the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's", Christie's announced Thursday.The lots realised £4,635,500 ($6....

Brigitte Bardot to get a statue in Saint-Tropez

Nice - French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot will be be honoured Thursday in the Riviera resort of St Tropez, where a 2.5-metre (eight-foot) statue of the actress will be unveiled on her 83rd birthday.

In political turn, Bieber rallies for Black Lives Matter

New York - Pop star Justin Bieber, known more for headline-grabbing scandals than activism, on Friday took an unexpected political turn as he hailed the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ex-Spanish king at 79 becomes world sailing champion

Montr - Former Spanish king Juan Carlos at 79 has been named world sailing champion along with his crew during the classic six competition in Vancouver that also included American Dennis Conner.

Mamma Mia! British star Colin Firth is now Italian

Rome - He may be famed for portraying the quintessential Englishman but for Italy, British actor Colin Firth has "amore" and more.Firth took up Italian citizenship on Friday, the interior ministry in Rome announced.

Booze, Porsches and secrets: Germany's candidates get real

Berlin - Germany's 2017 election campaign, in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to a fourth term, may have been widely panned as a snoozefest. But a closer look reveals that the candidates themselves are anything but dull.

Miss Honduras World's killer sentenced to 45 years

Tegucigalpa - The Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced a man convicted of killing Miss Honduras World and her sister to 45 years in prison.

Croatia school removes Melania Trump English ads

Zagreb - Billboards featuring a glamourous image of US First Lady Melania Trump and the caption: "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were supposed to attract students to a language school in Croatia.

Judge grants early date for Olivia de Havilland suit against FX over 'Feud'

Los Angeles - Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland may be 101 years old, but she's still spry enough to sue FX over her depiction in the network's Emmy-nominated miniseries "Feud: Bette and Joan.

Edison, Westinghouse row electrifies Toronto film fest

Toronto - Oscar nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon electrified audiences at the Toronto film festival Sunday with their portrayals of Thomas Edison and his rival in the race for marketable electricity, George Westinghouse.

'Winter has not come': Marcos heir goes 'Game of Thrones'

Manila - "Winter has not come" for disgraced Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his eldest daughter defiantly declared, referencing the hit television show "Game of Thrones" as she defended her father's legacy.

DNA test shows Spanish psychic is 'not Dali's daughter'

Madrid - A DNA test on the exhumed remains of Salvador Dali show he is not the father of a Spanish psychic claiming to be his illegitimate daughter, the Dali Foundation said Wednesday.

Prince William and Kate expecting third child

London - Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace announced Monday, as she was forced to cancel a public event due to acute morning sickness.

Prince William and Kate expecting third child: palace

London - Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace announced on Monday, adding that she would not be attending a planned engagement due to a severe form of morning sickness.

Love, wrinkles and all, conquers Venice

Venice - Love conquers all, even when wrinkles become part of the equation.That's the message from Helen Mirren and from Venice, appropriately the world's oldest film festival.
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