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Oscars: Foreign Film category dominated by dramas

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Five formidable films are competing for the Best Foreign Film Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards. Polish-British filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski returned to Warsaw to embark on ‘Ida’, his first Polish-language ...

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Man’s death leads to discovery of new virus in Kansas, CDC reports

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The CDC has discovered a new virus that may have contributed to a Kansas man’s death, the agency announced Friday. Named the Bourbon virus after the county where the patient ...

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Commemorating the short life and evolving legacy of Malcolm X


Several hundred people gathered Saturday for a moving series of speeches, poetry, songs and prayer to commemorate the short life and evolving legacy of Malcolm X, who was cut down ...

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Crowds flock to Atlantic coast for ‘tide of the century’

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Tourists have flocked to the rugged coast of Brittany and the legendary Mont Saint-Michel to witness a month of exceptionally large spring tides. The spectacle kicked off in style shortly ...

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U.S. and its Eu allies to weigh more sanctions against Russia


The United States and its European allies are in talks about harsher sanctions against Moscow, while U.S. President Barack Obama will evaluate next steps in dealing with the conflict in ...

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Yemen’s former leader flees Sanaa after house arrest

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Yemen’s beleaguered Western-backed president escaped house arrest and fled the capital to friendly territory Saturday, labelling as a coup the grab for power by the Shiite militia that had held ...

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Nigerian Military Retakes Key Town from Boko Haram

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Nigerian forces backed by air strikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against ...

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Birdman beats Boyhood at Independent Spirit awards

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Birdman has beaten Boyhood to the top prize at the Film Independent Spirit awards – one day before the films go up against each other at the Oscars. Alejandro G ...

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Spain used twitter to find guilty of financial fraud


Spain’s main tax collecting body has used social media to spy on people it believes may be guilty of financial fraud, and the operation continues to expand. The country’s Inland ...

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