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Johnny Depp no daddy ‘cool’

LOS ANGELES: Actor Johnny Depp says his teenage daughter Lily-Rose doesnt find him cool.





‘King Charles III’ puts UK monarchy onstage

A new play about Britain’s future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason.



Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68

LONDON: British author Sue Townsend, whose books about awkward teenage diarist Adrian Mole sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, has died at the age of 68, her publishers said Friday.



Indian cinema turns political in voting season

MUMBAI: Better known for its romantic escapism, Bollywood is releasing a series of political satires during India’s election season that poke fun at corrupt lawmakers and religious tensions.<




Nirvana, Kiss induced to Rock Hall of Fame

NEW YORK: Nirvana, who set music and fashion trends with their grunge sound but whose career was cut short by leader Kurt Cobain’s suicide 20 years ago, led inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of



Romanians still practice ancient tradition of healing with bees

Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds — the humble bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to ke



New-look Paris Zoo rethinks ‘humanimal’ relationship

Paris Zoo reopens its gates on Saturday after a six-year revamp to shed its image as a traditional city zoo and change how humans see wild animals.

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