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South Korean to steer Camera d'Or jury at Cannes - 10/12/2013

PARIS- South Korean director Boon Joon-Ho will chair the jury that picks the winner of the Camera d'Or prize for best first film at this year's Cannes film festival, organisers said on Thursday....

Morsi's Egypt seeks to keep strong ties with France - 04/01/2013

CAIRO, Christophe de Roquefeuil- Egypt wants to maintain close ties with France following the uprising which brought Islamists to power, Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr told AFP on Sunday on the...

Emperor Beck Assumes the Throne of Italian Cuisine - 04/07/2010

Rome – Abdul Rahman Bitar - Who could have imagined that Italians would crown a German from Bavaria coming from a nearby village to the birthplace of the German Pope Benedict XVI as their most...

Obama ends frenetic vacation - 08/30/2009

OAK BLUFFS, Stephen Collinson - US President Barack Obama headed back to Washington Sunday after a week-long vacation on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard, interrupted by a crush of outside...

British scientists claim sperm breakthrough - 07/09/2009

LONDON - A team of British scientists claimed Wednesday to have created human sperm using embryonic stem cells for the first time, but other fertility experts were sceptical. Researchers led by...

US spy case a 'ridiculous tale': Cuba's Fidel Castro - 06/10/2009

HAVANA- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dismissed US charges that a couple arrested in Washington had been spying for Cuba as a "ridiculous tale" in an article out Saturday. But the 82-year-old...

Rapper Coolio denies drug charges - 04/04/2009

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The American rapper Coolio on Friday pleaded not guilty to possessing drugs, a month after he was arrested in Los Angeles, legal sources said. Coolio, 45, who was arrested...

YouTube Symphony Orchestra selected - 03/03/2009

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra is tuning up and getting ready to play. YouTube has selected the winners of its contest to create the world's first online orchestra, choosing more than 90...

Terminally ill British TV star marries as cameras roll - 02/22/2009

Reality TV star Jade Goody tied the knot after a nine-day engagement on Sunday, the latest installment in her very public struggle with terminal cancer which has both enchanted and unnerved Britons....

Indian teachers burn books to keep warm - 01/07/2009

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A group of teachers in eastern India used books meant for poor children to light a bonfire to keep them warm, a report said Tuesday. The teachers at a school in Bihar state sent...
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