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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Masks and whips highlight Brazil Carnival
Far from the glitz and glamour of Rio de Janeiro's famous Sambadrome parades, people in this northeast Brazilian town put a frown on their Carnival celebration.
Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Cologne for its annual Rose Monday parade, the culmination of five days of Carnival festivities that took place amid heightened security following robberies and sexual assaults in the city on New Year's Eve.
Paltrow tearfully testifies against accused stalker
Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he wrote upsetting letters discussing her death and his intention to marry her and also sent her pornography and unsolicited gifts.
Madrid city hall apologized Monday to parents for exposing their children to a violent puppet show, but says jailing the puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism was disproportionate.
Coldplay video criticized for portrayal of India
British rock band Coldplay's latest music video has triggered a debate in India over its portrayal of the country with critics accusing its producers of showing stereotypical images of India with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals.
Academy luncheon is time for reflection in high stakes year
The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection.
Hendrix experience at guitarist's London home
When he was not being a string-shredding, amp-blasting guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix liked nothing better than to sit at home drinking tea and watching the British soap opera "Coronation Street."
Gerson, of 'Monsters, Inc.,' 'Big Hero 6' dies
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for US$10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Getting a kick out of playing evil in 'Monkey King 2'
Gong Li's face, cold and delicate as a jade carving, lights up with a tiny smile when a reporter describes her latest performance in "The Monkey King 2" as "superb."
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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