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Wed, Jul 29 2015

Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for stance on Russia

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KIEV - Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service said on Wednesday, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia's annexation of Crimea last year. | Video

29 Jul 2015

In Las Vegas, mafia museum to display FIFA's 'rampant corruption'

- A Las Vegas museum devoted to the exploits of Tommy gun-wielding mobsters will open a permanent display that explores the "rampant corruption" of global soccer's scandal-rocked governing body, which has drawn comparisons to organized crime.

9:31am IST

A Minute With - Tituss Burgess on 'Kimmy,' race and pinot noir

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A glass of wine at his side, Actor Tituss Burgess says he is used to fans serenading him with his catchy "Pinot Noir" song from Netflix's hit comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

2:56am IST

At $90 million, Garth Brooks tops Forbes big earning country acts

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NEW YORK - Country music veteran Garth Brooks on Wednesday topped the annual Forbes list of the world's highest paid country acts, raking in an estimated $90 million in earnings over the past year.

29 Jul 2015

Tourism boom drives Japan to convert offices into hotels

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TOKYO - Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by high costs, forcing developers to think out of the box for means to quickly increase lodging options without breaking the bank. 

Tech, Japan 3:39am IST

Venice Film Festival marks 72nd edition with star lineup

ROME - The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-studded lineup for its 72nd annual edition on Wednesday with top Hollywood names centre stage in a wide selection of U.S. and international movies. | Video

29 Jul 2015

'Demolition' with Jake Gyllenhaal to launch 40th Toronto film festival

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TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival will kick off its 40th year with the world premiere of Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee's "Demolition", starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, organizers said on Tuesday. | Video

29 Jul 2015

Hay for cheese? Barter booms in cash-squeezed rural Greece

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LAMIA, Greece - Wild boar and power cuts were Greek cotton farmer Mimis Tsakanikas' biggest worries until a bank shutdown last month left him stranded without cash to pay suppliers, and his customers without money to pay him.

29 Jul 2015

Despite Hollywood roles, France's Omar Sy says English a challenge

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LOS ANGELES - A big name in his native France, Omar Sy has had a successful foray into Hollywood with several blockbusters but the actor and comedian says mastering English as a new language remains a challenge. | Video

6:00am IST

Drama helps Lebanese to bridge their city's divides

BEIRUT - Young people from two warring districts in the Lebanese city of Tripoli are taking to the stage in a comedy inspired by their own lives, trying to turn their backs on old rivalries inflamed by Syria's civil war.

29 Jul 2015