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Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

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- Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

9:19am IST

Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule MTV Video Music Awards

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LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West declared he will run for the U.S. presidency in 2020. | Video

5:56pm IST

Box Office: 'War Room' stuns with $11 million, Zac Efron's 'We Are Your Friends' tanks

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape." | Video

9:27am IST

Best-selling self-help author Wayne W. Dyer dead at 75

- Best-selling self-help author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer has died, his family said in a post on his official Facebook account on Sunday. He was 75.

9:09am IST

Factbox: Top winners at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

LOS ANGELES - The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by singer Miley Cyrus, took place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, awarding the top achievements in music videos.

9:46am IST

Hulu to become Epix's streaming partner after Netflix opts out

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- Major films such as Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z, and Transformers: Age of Extinction will move to online video service Hulu from Netflix starting in October when cable network Epix switches streaming partners.

11:06am IST

Sun, Aug 30 2015

Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

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MOSCOW - The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.

30 Aug 2015

Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82

- Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," died on Sunday at the age of 82, his personal assistant said.

30 Aug 2015

Man becomes 12th to die from bull goring in Spanish fiesta season

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MADRID - A 66-year-old Spaniard died after being gored in the chest by a bull in a village festival in the Spanish province of Segovia on Sunday, bringing the number of deaths by gorings in summer street festivities this year to around a dozen.

30 Aug 2015

Sat, Aug 29 2015

Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

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A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.

29 Aug 2015