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Factbox: Japan's 'Three Sacred Treasures' symbolis...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 10:30:52

When Crown Prince Naruhito succeeds his father as Japan's new emperor on Wednesday, he will receive the "Three Sacred Treasures" that seal his accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

'Avengers: Endgame' on pace to crack $300 million...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 03:30:49

Marvel superhero spectacle "Avengers: Endgame" hauled in a record $60 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices on Thursday night, and distributor Walt Disney Co "cautiously" predicted an unprecedented $300 million weekend debut.

'Avengers: Endgame' off to record start in U.S., C...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 01:30:51

Marvel Studios superhero spectacle "Avengers: Endgame" hauled in a record $60 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices during its Thursday night debut, distributor Walt Disney Co said.

Lawyer for Patriots owner Robert Kraft calls prost...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 23:30:50

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's lawyers asked a Florida judge to toss out hidden-camera videos that prosecutors say show the 77-year-old billionaire receiving sexual favors for money inside a Florida massage parlor.

K-pop star held on drug charges in latest scandal

Posted On: 2019-04-26 19:30:51

K-pop and drama star Park Yu-chun was arrested on Friday on charges of buying and using illegal drugs, a court said, the latest in a series of scandals to hit the South Korean entertainment business.

Owner of NFL's Patriots wants Florida judge to tos...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 17:30:53

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's lawyers on Friday are set to ask a Florida judge to toss out hidden-camera videos that prosecutors say show the 77-year-old billionaire receiving sexual favors for money inside a Florida massage parlor.

The Cranberries pay tribute to late singer with fi...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 17:30:53

Irish rockers The Cranberries are saying goodbye with their final album released on Friday, a poignant tribute to lead singer Dolores O'Riordan who died last year.

Taylor Swift releases upbeat new single and video...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 12:30:53

Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift on Friday released a cheerful pop duet called "ME!" along with a colorful video filled with pastel-drenched images of butterflies, rainbows and a young couple in love.

Taylor Swift announces release of new single 'ME!'...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 11:30:50

Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift announced the release of her new single "ME!" on ABC television's broadcast of the National Football League draft in Nashville on Thursday.

Fan favourites face death on Sunday's 'Game of Thr...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 11:30:50

This Sunday's episode of HBO's juggernaut "Game of Thrones" is expected to bring death - a lot of it.

Corrected: Japan's Heisei imperial era: three gene...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 07:30:54

(This April 23 story has been refiled to correct date on which Heisei era began to January 8)

Rami Malek to play Bond villain in franchise's 25t...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 22:30:49

Oscar winner Rami Malek will play the international villain who Daniel Craig's James Bond must battle in the British spy franchise's 25th film set for release next year, the producers announced on Thursday.

As war rages, Tripoli art gallery opens in rundown...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 22:30:49

As a new war reached the Libyan capital, businessman Mustafa Iskandar opened an art gallery and cultural centre, hoping to draw attention to a long-neglected old city in need of revival.

Stanley Kubrick's film legacy remembered at London...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 22:30:49

From costumes worn in "A Clockwork Orange" to props seen in "Full Metal Jacket", an exhibition dedicated to Stanley Kubrick opens in London this week looking at the late American director's film work 20 years after his death.

Picture perfect-Congo ranger's gorilla selfie goes...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 20:30:48

Standing casually and turning their heads to stare straight at the camera, Ndakazi and Ndeze look like any cool selfie pros - only these posers are gorillas.

Craig, Daniel Craig: actor to star as James Bond f...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 20:30:48

British actor Daniel Craig will star for the fifth time as James Bond in the still untitled 25th movie of the spy thriller franchise set for release next year, the producers said on Thursday.

Athens painter turns blockbusters into motion pict...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 18:30:52

Greek artist Virginia Axioti's work is seen by thousands of people every week, but none of it is digital.

Disney's 'Avengers: Endgame' smashes China opening...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 18:30:52

Marvel superhero movie "Avengers: Endgame" set an opening-day record in China with an estimated $107.2 million in ticket sales, distributor Walt Disney Co said.

'Plogging' craze goes global as fitness fanatics t...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 16:30:49

The Swedish phenomenon of "plogging", where joggers combine their run with picking up the trash they find in nature, is going global as both environment and fitness fanatics benefit from the new trend.

R. Kelly's accuser wins judgement in suit singer f...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 05:30:51

A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse has won a civil case by default against the singer, after he failed to respond to her lawsuit and was a no-show in court.

Superheroes and a king may set movie records for D...

Posted On: 2019-04-25 03:31:01

The final chapter in a decade-long superhero saga and the remake of a big-screen classic could topple box-office records during a summer movie season expected to be dominated by Walt Disney Co.

Disney's 'Avengers: Endgame' sets opening day reco...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 23:30:58

Marvel superhero movie "Avengers: Endgame" set an opening-day record in China with an estimated $107.2 million in ticket sales, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday.

Bucharest Open Books Night aims to get Romanians r...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 19:31:04

Romanians are among the least avid readers in the European Union, but an Open Books Night to promote reading now in its seventh year has proved a big hit.

Japan's Heisei imperial era: three generations loo...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 17:31:00

Japan's Heisei era, which began when Emperor Akihito inherited the throne on Jan. 7, 1989, and ends when he abdicates on April 30, saw economic stagnation, disasters and technological change.

In summer movie season, superheroes and a king may...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 17:31:00

The final chapter in a decade-long superhero saga and the remake of a big-screen classic could topple box-office records during a summer movie season expected to be dominated by Walt Disney Co.

Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 14:30:47

In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood's top prize.

'I screamed' - Winner of third-largest U.S. lotter...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 10:30:52

The winner of the third-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history revealed himself on Tuesday as a 24-year-old man from Wisconsin, telling reporters he did not get around to checking the numbers till a day after the draw last month.

Jennifer Garner leads People magazine's beautiful...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 08:30:53

Actress, businesswoman and children's advocate Jennifer Garner is featured on the cover of People magazine's annual beautiful issue, the magazine said on Tuesday.

Critics gush over the spectacle and story of 'Aven...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 06:30:52

Film critics unleashed overwhelmingly positive reviews on Tuesday of "Avengers: Endgame," the highly anticipated final installment in a decade-long superhero story from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios.

Jussie Smollett lawyers sued by alleged hoax accom...

Posted On: 2019-04-24 01:30:47

Two Nigerian-American brothers wrapped up in Jussie Smollett's Chicago hate-crime hoax sued the "Empire" actor's lawyers on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation for insisting they had "criminally attacked" the actor even after police concluded otherw...