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Pine booked for drunken driving in NZ

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.




Next up from Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards: A kids’ book

WASHINGTON: Not content with writing a best-selling autobiography, Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards now is coming out with his first children’s book in September, publishing house Little, Brown



English player gets 10-game ban for biting

LONDON: An English lower-league player has been banned for 10 matches by the English Football Association following allegations that he bit an opponent during a game.



Dog wakes up owner during fire

RHODE ISLAND, USA: Officials say a dog may have saved its owner’s life by waking him up during an early morning fire in East Providence, Rhode Island.



Phosphine: A film taking Saudi society by storm

Phosphine, a short film that was posted recently on YouTube, is topping over 3.5 million viewers and is quickly gaining popularity through WhatsApp and other social networking media.



It’s official! Harry, Bonas are made for each other

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his long-term girlfriend Cressida Bonas have finally made their romance official with two very public outings in three days after spending months trying to avoid bei





Cheryl Cole back on ‘The X-Factor’

LONDON: Singer-songwriter Cheryl Cole and music mogul Simon Cowell have confirmed their professional relationship is back on track, as they both are set to return to the British version of ”

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