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FIFA candidate Salman denies British MP's allegations

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  • Feb 24, 2016
ZURICH British Member of Parliament Damian Collins used parliamentary privilege on Tuesday to accuse FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of taking development project funds to finance an election bid.The claims, made in a s...
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Cosby sex assault prosecution can move ahead: Pennsylvania court

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  • Apr 26, 2016
NEW YORK A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday cleared the way for the first and only criminal case against Bill Cosby to proceed, rejecting the comedian's attempt to have the charges thrown out due to a deal he contends was reached with prosecutors a...
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U.S. producer and reality TV star David Gest found dead in London

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  • Apr 13, 2016
LONDON American music producer David Gest, the former husband of entertainer Liza Minnelli, died in London on Tuesday.Gest, who was aged 62, was found in the Four Seasons hotel in the Canary Wharf business district of the city.The producer, whose credi...
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Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

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  • Feb 23, 2016
Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...
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Fiji declares curfew nationwide as powerful cyclone Winston approaches

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  • Feb 20, 2016
Fiji declared a nationwide curfew on Saturday, as airlines suspended flights and the prime minister warned people to seek refuge from a cyclone that could prove to be the Pacific island nation's most powerful on record.After twice hammering outlying is...
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Light festival illuminates London

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  • Jan 15, 2016
LONDON - The Lumiere London festival is illuminating the British capital's most famous landmarks with colorful displays across the city.From Leicester Square to Westminster Abbey, some 30 London locations are being illuminated during the festival, whic...
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Nicole Kidman named best actress in London stage awards

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  • Sep 21, 2015
LONDON Nicole Kidman won the best actress award for her performance as a DNA researcher in the play "Photograph 51" at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday.James McAvoy won best actor for a revival of "The Ruling Class" while Imelda Sta...
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Discretion pays for Vietnam casino raking in wealthy Chinese

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  • Dec 07, 2015
DANANG, Vietnam A small beachfront Vietnamese casino is giving Macau's VIP gambling scene a run for its money, drawing in more wealthy Chinese through its columned facade than many Southeast Asian rivals with the allure of sun, sand and discretion.Few ...
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Hundreds seek good health in ice bath during Tokyo's annual Shinto ritual

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  • Jan 12, 2016
Men wearing traditional loin cloths and women clothed in white robes chant before entering an ice water bath during a Shinto ritual at the Teppozu Inari Shrine to purify the soul and wish for good health in the New Year.Hundreds took part in the annual...
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UK royal Kate appears on cover of Vogue's 100th anniversary edition

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  • May 01, 2016
LONDON The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana.Late on Saturday Vogue revea...
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