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Arctic Monkeys, Duran Duran honored at Silver Clef Awards

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LONDON - From heavy metal rockers Iron Maiden to classical singers Il Divo, musicians of all kind were honored at the O2 Silver Clef Awards on Friday, gathering for the annual luncheon that raises money for a British musical therapy charity.

Rapper Sean Combs avoids assault charges in UCLA kettlebell incident

LOS ANGELES - Rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will not face assault charges stemming from an incident involving a kettlebell weight at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles city officials said on Thursday. | Video

03 Jul 2015

Rolling Stones to stage major career exhibit at London gallery

LONDON - Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones will put on their first major exhibition looking at their more than 50 years in music at a London gallery next year, showcasing some 500 items including original stage designs, guitars and costumes. | Video

03 Jul 2015

Inspired by Spice Girls, Britain's Little Mix eye movie next

LONDON - Taking inspiration from the Spice Girls, whose popularity endures 15 years after the group split, British all-girl pop band Little Mix say they would like their version of the 1997 "Spice World" movie. | Video

02 Jul 2015

Deadheads get nostalgic before final Grateful Dead shows

CHICAGO - Mike Levine is traveling from Florida to Chicago see all three of the Grateful Dead's final concerts. Stephanie Cameli says she is looking forward to the band's "Fare Thee Well" shows this weekend "like a five year-old before Christmas."

02 Jul 2015

Two Russians among winners crowned at prestigious Tchaikovsky competition

MOSCOW - A Russian pianist, a Romanian cellist and singers from Mongolia and Russia scooped the top honors at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, though no first place prize was awarded in the violin category. | Video

03 Jul 2015

Irish singer Val Doonican dies aged 88

LONDON - Irish singer Val Doonican, a regular fixture on British television in the 1960s and 70s with hits like "Walk Tall" and "The Special Years" has died peacefully at the age of 88, his publicist said on Thursday.

02 Jul 2015

Rihanna becomes recording industry's top digital singles artist

LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna is the first artist to surpass more than 100 million cumulative digital singles, the Recording Industry Association of America said on Wednesday.

02 Jul 2015

Alt-rockers Breaking Benjamin top Billboard 200 for first time

LOS ANGELES - Breaking Benjamin's album "Darkness Before Dawn" earned the alternative rock band its first ever No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday. | Video

02 Jul 2015

Friends, musicians honor Winehouse at 'AMY' London premiere

LONDON - A highly-anticipated documentary about late British singer Amy Winehouse has premiered in her hometown London, where friends and fellow musicians paid tribute to the six-time Grammy Award winner. | Video

01 Jul 2015
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India's push to save its cows starves Bangladesh of beef

Ghojadanga, India/Dhaka - Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this year - stop cattle from crossing illegally into the Muslim-majority neighbour.