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Swiss director Luc Bondy dies at 67

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  • Nov 30, 2015
VIENNA Swiss director Luc Bondy, whose work influenced theaters across Europe, has died at the age of 67, the Paris-based Odeon theater, which he had headed since 2012, announced on Saturday.Born in Zurich and raised in France, Bondy was a towering fig...
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Obama takes in Hamlet as Britain celebrates Shakespeare's 400th anniversary

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  • Apr 24, 2016
LONDON/STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England U.S. President Barack Obama marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death on Saturday by visiting the Globe theater in London for a performance of a scene from Hamlet, where the Danish prince poses the question...
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Beloved Japanese artist who depicted horrors of war dies at 93

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  • Dec 01, 2015
TOKYO An award-winning Japanese manga artist, whose retellings of traditional ghost stories and depictions of the horrors of World War Two helped propel anime to global popularity, died on Monday at the age of 93.Shigeru Mizuki, a beloved household nam...
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Grammy-winning singer Chaka Khan enters rehab for drug abuse

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  • Jul 12, 2016
LOS ANGELES Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Chaka Khan has postponed all performances for this month after checking herself into a drug addiction rehabilitation program, her representatives said in a message posted on her website.The 63-year-old v...
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French magnate finally finds Paris home for artworks

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  • Apr 27, 2016
PARIS French luxury goods magnate Francois Pinault is finally achieving his ambition of opening a museum in Paris to house his vast private art collection a decade after he ditched previous plans over red tape and opened a gallery in Venice instead.Pin...
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Indonesia's biodiesel push is vital for emission cuts target: group

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  • Sep 14, 2015
JAKARTA Indonesia's biodiesel consumption is seen soaring to 7.9 million kilolitres next year from 1.1-1.2 kilolitres in 2015, an industry body said, adding that increased demand was crucial for the country's to meet its commitments on cutting greenhou...
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Ex-foreign minister Genscher, architect of German unity, dies at 89

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  • Apr 01, 2016
BERLIN Germany's longest-serving foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, a one-time refugee from the Communist East who helped unite his divided homeland, has died at the age of 89.Genscher died of heart failure at home surrounded by his family on Thu...
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Torrential rains flood parts U.S. South, leaving man dead

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  • Mar 09, 2016
Heavy rains and high winds from a storm system moving north from Mexico flooded parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, leaving at least one person dead, officials said on Wednesday.A 30-year-old man drowned on Tuesday night from attempting t...
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Cuban baseball stars, the Gurriel brothers, abandon team

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  • Feb 08, 2016
HAVANA Two brothers from Cuba's preeminent baseball family have abandoned a Cuban team traveling in the Dominican Republic, presumably to defect and later seek professional careers in the United States, official Cuban media reported on Monday.Yulieski ...
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As MLB seeks legal entry to Cuba, Obama considers playing ball

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  • Dec 23, 2015
HAVANA Major League Baseball is asking the U.S. government for special permission to sign players in Cuba, handing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama the opportunity to try some baseball diplomacy while dealing a setback to human traffic...
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