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Oscar-winner Sally Field gets Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning US actress Sally Field finally got a star on Hollywood’s storied Walk of Fame on Monday, more than three decades after she earned her first Academy Award.



34 reported dead, mostly insurgents, in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine: Thirty pro-Russia insurgents and four government troops have been killed during operations to expunge anti-government forces around a key eastern city, Ukraine’s interior mi



Nepalese man ‘sets pregnant wife on fire in dowry demand’

KATMANDU: Nepalese police were searching for a husband and his parents after they allegedly set his pregnant wife on fire in a demand for dowry, an officer said Tuesday.



Brad Pitt buys Bieber portrait for son

LONDON: Hollywood star Brad Pitt has reportedly purchased a portrait of pop sensation Justin Bieber for his son Pax.



James Cameron sued over ‘Titanic 3D’

LOS ANGELES: A woman, who claims that director James Cameron and studio executives at 20th Century Fox/Paramount Pictures hijacked her idea to make the April 2012 release “Titanic 3D,” has reportedly



Rajinikanth takes Twitter by storm

CHENNAI: Ahead of the release of his much-talked about film “Kochadaiiyaan,” superstar Rajinikanth on Monday joined Twitter to make his presence felt in the digital world.






Acrobats critically injured in US circus accident

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island: Investigators looking into why eight circus acrobats plummeted to the ground during a US aerial hair-hanging stunt have found that a clamp snapped, a public safety official s

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