• Egypt's censorship board head resigns in film spat

    CAIRO (AP) — The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown.

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    • Kim Chiu cries over Xian Lim’s birthday surprise

      Kapamilya star Kim Chiu feels overwhelmed and grateful because onscreen partner Xian Lim and their friends gave her a surprise party in San Francisco, where they are doing a show.

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      • Celebrities take a Holy Week breather

        Celebrities with a tight schedule the whole year round took advantage of the Holy Week break to reflect and relax with family and friends.

        Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
        • Steal This Look: Katrina Kaif in Teri Ore

          We loved her as Sheila and Chikni Chameli, but one song that remains etched in our ‘romance-filled’ hearts is Teri Ore, from the movie Singh is Kinng. Don’t worry, we are here to help you! Let us tell you how you can steal Katrina Kaif’s two stunning looks from Teri Ore.  The fully sequined blouse…

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          • Runaway maid facing jail saved by donation, free to return home

            Gabatin’s Emirati employer, who owns an Abu Dhabi pizza restaurant, among several other businesses, sued her in the Abu Dhabi courts after she ran away. Maid ordered to pay wealthy businessman to cover costs of hiring her

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            • Gwen Stefani to Join NBC's ‘The Voice’

              Gwen Stefani is near closing on her deal to join NBC's “The Voice” for the upcoming seventh season, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

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              • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

                NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

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                • Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub

                  Two foreigners died of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the health ministry said Saturday, as fears rise over the spreading respiratory virus in the kingdom's commercial hub. The latest deaths of a 64-year-old and 44-year-old, whose nationalities were undisclosed, bring to 76 the overall number of…

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                  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

                    SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.

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                    • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

                      WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

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                      • Apple Maps Discovers ‘Loch Ness Monster,’ World Discovers Apple Maps (Photos)

                        Could Apple Maps finally have discovered the existence of the Loch Ness monster? And, as a result, could the world finally recognize the existence of Apple Maps? A satellite image (above) from Apple's version of Google Maps shows a mysterious white blob, with what appear to be a pair of flippers at…

                        The Wrap
                        • Sutton Foster and Jeanine Tesori bond backstage

                          NEW YORK (AP) — There were two visitors to Sutton Foster's Broadway dressing room the other day.

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                          • Best Under Eye Skin Care Tips for all Brides

                            Taking care of the under eye skin is perhaps one of the biggest challenges for women across the world. Rather than covering this delicate area with heavy makeup and concelaors, why not take care of it? The first and the most important reason behind not having healthy under eye skin is not getting…

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                            • Italy gives wife, daughter of wanted Kazakh banker refugee status

                              The wife and daughter of a Kazakh tycoon who is wanted in three countries for alleged fraud have been granted refugee status in Italy, their lawyer said on Friday. Lawyer Anton Giulio Lana said in a statement that an Interior Ministry committee had granted Alma Shalabayeva and daughter Alua a…

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                              • Fed Cup: Germany leads Australia 2-0 in semifinal

                                BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had straight-set wins on Saturday to give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semifinal and primed to reach its first final in 21 years.

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                                • First Lady Michelle Obama, ‘Idol’ Alum Kellie Pickler to Guest on ABC's ‘Nashville’

                                  First lady Michelle Obama and “American Idol” alum Kellie Pickler are coming to “Nashville.” FLOTUS and Pickler will guest star on the May 7 episode of the ABC drama, titled “All or Nothing With Me.” They'll appear as themselves during a charity event held by Rayna (Connie Britton) at Fort Campbell…

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                                  • 2 States Movie Review

                                    2 STATES is appealing for its simple story-line. Alia surprises with her mature performance. While Arjun displays another facet to his acting...

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                                    • 'Earth Cousin' Discovery a Milestone in Search for Alien Life

                                      Astronomers announced today (April 17) that they have found the first "Earth cousin" — a rocky world roughtly the size of Earth called Kepler-186f that may be capable of supporting life as we know it. The discovery further bolsters the emerging view that Earth is not such a unique place, and that…

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                                      • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

                                        WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

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                                        • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

                                          MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was…

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