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Turkish imam given go ahead to make rock ‘n’ roll

ISTANBUL: A Turkish imam has been allowed to rock on after the country’s powerful religious authorities gave him the green light to continue playing in his band after a nine-month investigation.






JLo pulls out of World Cup ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO: Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez has pulled out of the World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil, FIFA said Sunday, four days before the tournament kicks off.



‘Fault in Our Stars’ overwhelms Cruise for BO lead

LOS ANGELES: “The Fault in Our Stars,” an emotional drama about two young cancer patients who fall in love, overwhelmed the latest Tom Cruise movie to open in first place over the weekend for 21st Cen



‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ best musical at Tonys

NEW YORK: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” was crowned best musical Sunday at the Tony Awards in New York, where actors Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald and Jessie Mueller a



Burglar arrested at Bullock’s home

LOS ANGELES: Police say they arrested a burglar at the Los Angeles home of Sandra Bullock while the actress was there, but she wasn’t harmed.



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