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After the G20 riots in Hamburg, now the musical: 'Welcome to Hell' - 03/16/2018

BERLIN, David Schwarz (dpa)- The massive street riots in Hamburg during the G20 summit last summer made the news worldwide. Now a musical produced in Berlin is looking at those events from different...

Trump mourns evangelist Billy Graham: 'There was nobody like him' - 02/21/2018

Washington - US President Donald Trump is mourning Billy Graham as "a very special man," after the famed preacher's death at 99.   "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He...

Egypt jails singer for inciting debauchery in music video - 01/06/2018

CAIRO (dpa)- An Egyptian investigative judge on Thursday ordered a female singer jailed for 15 days pending further interrogations on charges of inciting debauchery in a music video, state-run...

Fantasy thriller, pair of dramas top Golden Globe contenders - 01/03/2018

LOS ANGELES, Antje Weser (dpa)- The Golden Globes will kick Hollywood's award season into high gear when they air Sunday. Considered an important Oscars prelude, much of the focus is on a fantasy...

Chess tournament in Saudi Arabia starts amid controversy - 12/27/2017

RIYADH, Weedah Hamzah, Amr Mostafa and Eliyahu Kamisher (dpa) - An international chess tournament started in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever on Tuesday amid a controversy after Israeli players...

Actress who played Louisa von Trapp dies aged 68 - 12/25/2017

WASHINGTON (dpa)- The actress who played Louisa von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" has died just four weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Heather Menzies-Urich died Sunday aged 68, the...

Egyptian singer's trial over Nile remarks postponed to January - 12/23/2017

CAIRO (dpa)- Famed Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab went on trial Saturday for remarks she made that were deemed to be disparaging of the River Nile. A misdemeanour court in southern Cairo on...

Hugh Jackman started in show business as clown at children's parties - 12/21/2017

BERLIN (dpa)- Australian-born actor Hugh Jackman might be known for his role as the superhero Wolverine in the movie "X-Men," the lead in the romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold" and as Jean Valjean...

Netflix commissions second season of first-ever German show 'Dark' - 12/21/2017

BERLIN (dpa)- Netflix has commission a second season of "Dark," its first-ever show to be produced in Germany, production company Wiedemann & Berg said on Wednesday. The Berlin-headquartered...

Saudi Arabia lays red carpet for Hollywood with Travolta visit - 12/18/2017

CAIRO (dpa)- Hollywood star John Travolta arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday for his first ever visit to the conservative kingdom, in the same week that saw Saudi authorities announce a plan to open...
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