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Soha, Kunal get engaged

MUMBAI: Actress Soha Ali Khan got engaged to her long— time beau, Kunal Khemu, in Paris.



DiCaprio raises $25m at charity gala

NICE, France: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has raised more than $25 million at a charity gala in France for his foundation which aims at protecting the environment and endangered species.



Pacino, Dafoe set for Venice film fest

ROME: This year’s Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino and Ethan Hawke.



Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

GARY, Indiana: Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star’s Midwestern hometown.



Jet market takes off as rich Chinese go for private planes

When a Chinese customer asked for the interior of his new Bombardier Challenger 850 jet to be covered with pricey black carbon fiber, the designer was shocked — but happy to oblige.



No dream job: Khartoum’s walking department store

The Sudanese man with an armful of battery-powered wall clocks pushes one through the taxi’s open window. His head follows.



1950s elegance celebrated in Paris fashion exhibit

Cinched at the waist, with soft rounded shoulders and a swirling skirt, Christian Dior’s famous “Bonbon” dress today appears the epitome of modesty and restraint.



Witherspoon, Gandolfini top Toronto film fest line-up

OTTAWA: The upcoming Toronto film festival will showcase a “big year” for Reese Witherspoon, James Gandolfini’s final movie and Oscar-bait performances from several major Hollywood stars, organizers s

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