Arts & Culture

Trump Attends ‘Villains and Heroes’ Party at Major Donor’s Home

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK, Dec4 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a “Villains and Heroes“ costume party at a major donor’s Long Island home on Saturday night, but declined to don any garb that was in keeping with the theme. Trump entered the party hosted by the Mercer family, one of his biggest donors,

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Emirati Abdulrahman Named Asia Player of the Year

Dec 2 – United Arab Emirates playmaker Omar Abdulrahman’s disappointment at failing to win the Asian Champions League with Al Ain last weekend was tempered when he was named the continent’s best player on Thursday night. Abdulrahman’s club were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors with the midfielder nonetheless named the tournament’s

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Rapper Kanye West Released from Hospital

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1 – Rapper Kanye West was released from hospital on Wednesday, according to media outlets citing unidentified sources, more than a week after he was admitted for exhaustion. CNN and the Los Angeles Times said West left the UCLA Medical Center. People magazine quoted an unidentified source as saying West was “home,

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Big Mac Creator Dies at 98

Dec 1 – The man behind one of the most recognizable fast-food sandwiches, McDonald’s Big Mac, died this week at age 98. Michael James Delligatti invented the Big Mac – two beef patties on a hamburger bun – which debuted at a McDonald’s restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1967. McDonald’s tweeted a message on Wednesday

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India’s Supreme Court Orders Cinemas to Play National Anthem

By Tommy Wilkes and Suchitra Mohanty NEW DELHI, Nov 30  – Indian cinemas must play the national anthem before screening a film and the audience must stand and listen, the country’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a ruling echoing growing nationalist sentiment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The court ordered that an image of

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“I Am Bolt” Movie Offers Glimpse Into Sprinter’s Racing Life

LONDON, Nov 29 – Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt swaps the race track for the red carpet on Monday for the premiere of a new film looking at his record-breaking career. “I Am Bolt” follows the nine-times Olympic gold medallist in his gruelling training and competing as well as relaxing at home, giving fans a glimpse

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Prince to be Celebrated at Paisley Park One Year After Death

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 – Influential pop star Prince will be celebrated over a four-day festival at his Paisley Park Studios compound in Minnesota on the first anniversary of his death, organizers said on Monday. “Celebration 2017” will take place from April 20-23, with tickets starting at $499 for the four-day event that will include

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Rare Handwritten Note by Anne Frank on Auction

By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM, Nov 23 – A poem that Anne Frank sent to a girlfriend in 1942, shortly before her family went into hiding from the Nazis, was being auctioned on Wednesday in the Netherlands. Frank was 12 years old when she sent the short poem, at least part of which was copied from

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