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Simeone-inspired Atletico topple riches of Barca, Real

ATLETICO MADRID rounded off the best season in the club’s 111-year history on Saturday by claiming their 10th La Liga title with a 1-1 draw away to Barcelona.



Future may be bitter for chocolate lovers

THE FUTURE may be bitter for chocolate lovers unless cocoa producers step up their output dramatically to satisfy an expected surge in demand from emerging market countries, an industry executive warn




Hunger Games to go on without Hoffman: Director

CANNES: The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman by an accidental drug overdose in February has not sidelined production of the latest installment of “Hunger Games,” its director said.



Virus-hit McCartney cancels concerts

TOKYO: Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney canceled a scheduled concert in Tokyo for the second night in row Sunday after contracting a virus, saying he was “sorry” for letting fans down.



Hayek, Gayet highlight #BringBackOurGirls in Cannes

CANNES, France: Mexican film star Salma Hayek and French actress Julie Gayet branded signs saying #BringBackOurGirls on Cannes’ red carpet Saturday, joining global calls to free 223 schoolgirls kidnap



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