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  • Actor Josh Brolin celebrates new love and new film at Cannes

    Actor Josh Brolin said Wednesday that he did not plan to debut his new fiancée at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his latest film "Sicario," but it was "just the right thing to do." Brolin, 47, stepped out on the red carpet on Tuesday night with Kathryn Boyd, a former model, who showcased her sparkling diamond engagement ring. "We're here celebrating something that we're very happy to celebrate, both personally and professionally, and we like being able to do it here as opposed to doing it like at a premiere in (Los Angeles)." This will be the third marriage for Brolin, son of actor James Brolin, who was previously married to actress Diane Lane for eight years, and Alice Adair for six years. Brolin has been promoting his latest film at Cannes, Denis Villeneuve's drug cartel drama "Sicario," with co-stars Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro.

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  • Islamic State expands its 'state'

    By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters) - Almost a year after Islamic State's shock capture of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the black flags of the jihadis have been raised over Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province to the west of Baghdad, seat of Iraq’s increasingly theoretical central government. Nobody talks of Mosul or recapturing it from Islamic State. Now it is all about the fall of Ramadi, the neighboring ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in central Syria and beyond - the Libyan city of Sirte, hometown of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

  • Russians seized in Ukraine: We were following Moscow's orders

    By Christian Lowe and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Russian men captured by Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian rebels have told a newspaper they were in Ukraine on a mission for the Russian military, contradicting Moscow's official line. Speaking from a hospital bed in Kiev, one of the men, Alexander Alexandrov, became tearful when his interviewer told him his relatives had told Russian state media that he had quit the Russian military before heading to Ukraine. In a video posted online by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry this week, Alexandrov said he had been on a spying mission in Ukraine as part of a 14-member special forces group from the Russian town of Togliatti.

  • Maja Salvador respects Janice de Belen

    Maja Salvador doesn’t feel the need to divulge the reason behind her breakup with Gerald Anderson, saying that she values their two-year relationship. “What has ended has ended, and we shouldn’t dwell on it,” she said at a recent press conference for her second album, “Maja in Love” (Ivory Music). Rumor has it that Maja and Gerald called it quits because of the actor’s alleged romance with seasoned actress Janice de Belen, his costar in the ABS-CBN series “Budoy” in 2011.

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  • UK police make £20,000 payout to wrongfully arrested rape victim

    A British police force has agreed to pay £20,000 ($31,000) in an out-of-court settlement to a rape victim after officers arrested her following their failure to properly investigate her complaint, a report said Friday. The BBC said Hampshire Constabulary had reached an agreement with the woman, named only as Laura, after she began proceedings against the force under the Human Rights Act. The police force said it had apologised to the victim and her mother for its handling of the case and had "changed its internal processes" for dealing with rape investigations.

  • We finally know how George Clooney proposed to Amal Alamuddin

    (Getty Images/Mike Coppola) "We'd never talked about marriage," said Clooney. Eight months after their Venice nuptials, George Clooney has spilled the beans on how he popped the question to Amal Alamuddin.  This Tuesday, during an appearance on "CBS

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  • LeBron James is hijacking Cleveland's offense, and it's quietly becoming a big problem

    After building an 18-point lead early in the fourth quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers nearly blew their Game 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks. While the Hawks are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA and put the clamps on the Cavs' offense in the midst of J.R. Smith's explosion from three-point range, a big part of the Cavs' problems was LeBron James' stagnant offense. This has been a theme throughout the playoffs: With Kevin Love out for the season and Kyrie Irving hobbled, LeBron is forcing isolations — one-on-one plays with no ball movement — and it's crippling Cleveland's offense.

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  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shows her JAZBAA at Cannes!

    By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial She looked as gorgeous and young as ever in her dark red gown during the photo shoot at Cannes. The venue was Lady Jersey, the yacht on which she unveiled the first look of her film JAZBAA, directed by Sanjay

  • US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

    Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops — including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday. Two U.S. defense officials said Iranian forces have taken a significant offensive role in the Beiji operation in recent days, in conjunction with Iraqi Shiite militia. The Iranian role was not mentioned in a new U.S. military statement asserting that Iraqi security forces, with U.S. help, had managed to establish a land route into the Beiji refinery compound.

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  • Stunning 'Snakes' of Medusa Nebula Hint at Sun's Fate (Video, Photos)

    The Medusa Nebula's most detailed close-up ever shows a dying star's fate, similar to what will befall our sun in a few million years. The new images and a stunning video of the Medusa Nebula were created by astronomers with European Southern Observatory. Called a "planetary nebula", this is a common fate for stars that are about the size of our sun.
  • AP Interview: $100 billion Saudi city to be ready by 2035

    A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project. The business model of an entire city being built by the private sector was so unusual that it required adjustments in the beginning, said Fahd al-Rasheed, the Group CEO of Emaar Economic City (EEC), which is building the King Abdullah Economic City. EEC's mother company, the Dubai-based Emaar Properties, built Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.

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  • A Morgan Stanley wealth manager who had an affair with a client could cost the bank $400 million

    A high-flying Morgan Stanley investment adviser, Ami Forte, has the bank facing an enormous fine, a source says. The widow is Lynnda Speer, who was married to Roy Speer, cofounder of the Home Shopping Network. Now Lynnda Speer says the bank overcharged her husband while he was alive.

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  • Japan unveils $110 billion plan to fund Asia infrastructure, eye on AIIB

    By Leika Kihara and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan unveiled a plan on Thursday to provide $110 billion in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional financial clout of Tokyo and its ally Washington. The amount of Japanese funds, to be invested over 5 years, tops the expected $100 billion capitalisation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Beijing-sponsored lender scheduled to begin operations next year. Japanese officials said the plan, announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a symposium of Asian officials and experts, represents a 30 percent increase over Tokyo's past infrastructure funding.

  • US planes keep distance from Chinese 'islands' -- for now

    Although the United States does not recognize China's claims of sovereignty around the man-made structures, American P-8 surveillance planes and naval vessels patrolling the area have not ventured within 12 nautical miles of the artificial islands -- the standard territorial zone around natural land. US officials have said they are weighing sending warships and surveillance aircraft within 12 nautical miles of the man-made islands in the South China Sea to test Beijing's controversial territorial claims.

  • Qatif attack ‘divisive design’

    A suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayer at a mosque in the village of Al-Qadeeh in eastern Saudi Arabia, killing 21 and wounding 100 others. “A suicide bomber detonated explosives he hid under his clothes as people performed Friday prayer at the Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Mosque in the village of Al-Qadeeh, in Qatif province,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The explosion killed the suicide bomber and a number of worshippers and injured several others, the ministry added.

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  • Chevron CEO John Watson on oil prices, what makes America No. 1 in energy, and why he wants to keep his company in California

    America's oil giants are unparalleled in their power, complexity, and centrality to the American standard of life. Recently, I had a chance to sit down with John Watson, Chevron's CEO, for a wide-ranging conversation. Henry Blodget: Ten years ago, nobody was breathing the possibility that the United States would become the world's No. 1 energy producer.

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  • Kangana Ranaut: I hated my performance in TANU WEDS MANU

    By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's performance in TANU WEDS MANU was much appreciated by the critics and masses alike. Now that she is doing TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS when asked her if it adds pressure on her to deliver a better performance than the prequel she said, "There is no pressure as such because firstly I am very confident about my film and secondly I have evolved as a person and as an actor.

  • Sonu Nigam: We will be called insecure if we say bad things about Honey Singh

    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial While many Bollywood musicians may have criticized Honey Singh earlier, Sonu Nigam thinks otherwise. When asked about his take on rap and rappers like Honey Singh at TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS sangeet ceremony and the movie promotions, Sonu Nigam said, "We should not point fingers on the audiences. Speaking more about Honey Singh, Sonu added, "He has done good work.

  • ISIS is about to make A LOT of money off 'the archaeological equivalent of a beheading'

    The Islamic State terror group continued its rampage across areas of the Middle East this week, seizing the ancient town of Palmyra in Syria. Palmyra is strategically located — as The Wall Street Journal notes, it's at a crossroads between Damascus, the capital of Syria, Homs, a supply center for the Syrian army, and Deir al-Zor, a government stronghold. Another big motivating factor for the terror group (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) is money.

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  • Alok Nath offers condolences on Sudha Shivpuri's demise

    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial Sudha Shivpuri, who shot to fame with her character as 'Baa' from the TV serial 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' passed away this morning. Mushtaq Sheikh and Alok Nath confirmed the news on a micro-blogging site