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Britain’s Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

by Robin MILLARD and Martine PAUWELS Agence France Presse LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain’s Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left the hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple’s third child who …

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Musicians and fans pay tribute to DJ Avicii

by Gaël Branchereau and Helene Dauschy Agence France Presse STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) — Thousands of fans gathered in Stockholm Saturday to remember Swedish star Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who has died aged 28. The DJ, whose …

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‘A Quiet Place’ sneaks back to top of the box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Sci-fi horror film “A Quiet Place” snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick “Rampage,” industry estimates showed Sunday. “A Quiet …

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Pop star Charlie Puth breathes jazz on new album

by Shaun Tandon Agence France Presse LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Charlie Puth’s silky falsetto made him a global star with the pop ballad “See You Again,” but his roots, he is quick to point out, are in jazz. …

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‘Rampage’ takes over box office lead

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Sci-fi action flick “Rampage” topped North American box offices over the weekend to barely beat out horror film “A Quiet Place,” industry figures showed Monday. “Rampage” stars hard-working Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson as a …

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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Richie Sambora, …

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Mariah Carey reveals bipolar disorder

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Pop superstar Mariah Carey has revealed that she suffers from bipolar disorder and has entered treatment. The singer, whose sweeping five-octave vocal range helped make her one of the most successful artists of the …

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‘Black Panther’ pounces past ‘Titanic’ box office record

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Black Panther” broke more records over the weekend in North America, exceeding revenues from the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” while horror thriller “A Quiet Place,” with barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding $50.2 …

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Japan anime giant Takahata dead at 82

by Kyoko HASEGAWA Agence France Presse TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who co-founded Studio Ghibli and was best known for his work “Grave of the Fireflies”, has died aged 82, the studio said on Friday. …

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Netflix series to show “necessary” PHL drug war: Brillante Mendoza

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — The drug war waged by President Rodrigo Duterte is to be dramatized in the first Netflix series by award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, who says the crackdown is “necessary.” “Amo,” which premieres April 9, is about a …

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Country legend Kenny Rogers cuts short farewell tour

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Country legend Kenny Rogers on Wednesday scrapped the final dates on what he has billed as a farewell tour, citing unspecified health concerns. The 79-year-old singer, best known for the hits “Lady” and “The …

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Kim Jong Un attends rare concert by South Korean pop stars

by Jung Hawon Agence France Presse North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday attended the first concert in Pyongyang for over a decade by South Korean entertainers, including a K-pop girlband, the latest gesture of reconciliation before a rare inter-Korean …

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