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Review: Oscar nominees & killers mingle in this week’s releases — part 2 Special

This week’s releases include a parody of a new cultural phenomenon; a powerhouse performance; the film that could finally get the most-nominated actress an Oscar; a favourite rom-com; an unconventional biopic; and a collection of exuberant works.

Romance returns to Iraq's war-torn Mosul

Mosul - The streets of Mosul have seen plenty of blood, but on Wednesday the Iraqi city's markets were red with Valentine's Day gifts instead -- for the first time since the end of jihadist rule.

Tickled pink: Japan lovers taste new chocs on Valentine's Day

Toukyo - It is a marriage made in Heaven for cute-obsessed Japan: this Valentine's Day, lovers can present the object of their affection with a world first -- naturally bright pink chocolate.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

Metro map, video target Italian Valentine's Day violence

Rome - "If love hurts, now you know where to get off, even on St Valentine's day.

Ten fascinating Valentine's Day facts

It is that time of year, beloved my makers of greetings cards and new romantics. To mark February 14, Digital Journal presents 10 things you may not have known about Valentine's Day.

Review: The Sacramento Ballet rocks the house 'Wild Sweet Love' Special

Sacramento - The Sacramento Ballet brought the audience of the Community Center to its feet on opening night of its Valentine's weekend program with a flawless performance of Trey McIntyre's “Wild Sweet Love.”

Google Doodle speaks words of love

San Francisco - Google got into the Valentine's Day spirit on Friday with a search page "Doodle" featuring recorded tales of real-life love, including a moving vignette from a married gay couple.Cartoon candy hearts adorned the Internet titan's main search page in an ...

Philippines deploys rescue teams for distracted lovers

Manila - Rescuers are deploying in the Philippines' Manila Bay to help distracted lovers aboard boats who could fall into the water while on Valentine's Day cruise dates, the coastguard said Friday.The authorities expect the bay, with its spectacular views of t...

Op-Ed: Love shouldn't be just for Valentine's Day

Why is romantic love so closely associated to Valentine’s Day? This is the question I have asked myself since elementary school.

Russians hold outdoor kissathon in coldest city

Moscow - Loved-up couples in Russia's coldest city, Yakutsk, on Friday braved plunging temperatures to take part in an outdoor kissing contest, with the winners locking lips for almost 1 1/2 hours.Eighteen couples took part in the Saint Valentine's Day contest ...

Saudi Valentines defy the love police

Riyadh - Red roses lurk hidden in flower shop back rooms and heart-shaped chocolates are sold under the counter, but Saudis still manage to buy Valentine's gifts and defy the religious police.Florist Hussein came up with a simple solution to a ban on red tokens...

Nine facts about Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day has arrived. Putting aside questions about the commercial nature of the day, here are nine interesting, and surprising, Valentine's Day related facts.

Shanghai surprise for lovers desperately seeking film tickets

Shanghai - Couples looking to enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day at one Chinese cinema will be out of luck this Friday, thwarted by singles who bought up all the odd-numbered seats.According to the Shanghai Morning Post, a group of Internet users reserved every oth...

Op-Ed: Heartily enjoying the silence on Valentine's

For me, Valentine's Day is a merely cold day in February. I don't hold the vitriol some do towards it, spitting about its being "a Hallmark holiday," nor do I heave sighs and get depressed. For what?

Valentine cards and gifts banned in Iran

Images of hearts, flowers and Cupid won’t be seen in shop windows in Iran this year, as producing and selling items related to Valentine’s Day has been banned in that country.

"Stinky" valentine delights farmer's wife

Most women would probably say they prefer roses over candy for Valentine’s Day. Candy is fattening and roses smell good, but for a farm wife, it was 'the thought that counts,' when her husband created a huge stinky valentine for her out of a manure pile

Valentine pleads guilty to Toronto's Creba murder

Jeremiah Valentine has plead guilty to the charge of second-degree murder in the Jane Creba case. Valentine, 27, admitted his involvement in a shootout that cut down Creba on Boxing Day in 2005 in Toronto.

Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan send Valentine's Day video

Canadian soldiers posted in Afghanistan put together Valentine's Day messages for their loved ones. The footage was made public by the Canadian Forces Combat Camera.

Finding true love on the iPhone

Why keep online dating confined to your computer, when you can take it everywhere you go? SpeedDate.com has launched an iPhone application that allows you to view profiles on the go.

Spread the Love!

If you were anywhere near Singapore’s landmark Takashimaya Shopping Centre on the 14th of May last year, you would have been greeted by an astonishing sight - 400 people, frozen in place despite the sweltering heat.

Howard Stern's Valentine's Day Shocker: He's Engaged!

Howard Stern celebrates Valentine's Day by getting engaged to his supermodel girlfriend. Baba-booey!

Love triumphs over taboos in Bangladesh Valentine

Bangladesh youth show more love in Valentine's day.

A Very Special Gift from Our Family to Yours on Valentine's Day

Is there an older person in your life with whom you wish you could share this day?

Valentine Bouquets 'are bad for the Planet'

Valentine's Day Bouqet are bad for the planet, some say it is and some say it is not.

In the tiny town of Fidelity, Ill., postmaster's heart goes out to Valentine's Day crush

Postmaster Peggy Ruyle gets mail sent her way from around the globe just for the postmarking of "Fidelity".

Valentine's Day: do you still love me?

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. You run out to buy a card, flowers, chocolates or jewellry or whatever for your sweetie. But you can't blame others who think Valentine's is much ado about nothing.

You are your valentine?

Dr Laura Berman gives an interesting idea, if you are single, you can be your own valentine.
 

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