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Philadelphia schools settle lawsuit over beards

PHILADELPHIA: The Philadelphia School District has settled a US Justice Department lawsuit that accused school administrators of discriminating against an employee who said he couldn’t trim his beard



Sleepwalking camper injured in cliff fall in Kentucky

SLADE, Kentucky: Rescue crews say an Ohio man who was camping with friends in central Kentucky’s Red River Gorge is recovering after falling from a cliff while sleepwalking.



Sonam Kapoor fears elevators

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s bold and beautiful actress Sonam Kapoor can share her opinion on the most controversial subjects, she can take on difficult tasks and roles without hesitation but did you know what



Al Pacino makes a splash at Toronto film fest

TORONTO, Canada: Al Pacino was so excited to be promoting his latest film “Manglehorn” at the Toronto film festival Sunday that he knocked over glass after glass of water at a press conference.



Kim takes Ice Bucket Challenge

LOS ANGELES: Selfie queen Kim Kardashian decided to take an Ice Bucket Challenge on Ellen Degeneres which will be aired next week.






Swedish film wins Venice’s Golden Lion

VENICE: Swedish director Roy Andersson’s film “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” a series of comedic sketches exploring the human condition, won the Golden Lion for best movie at the



Humaima’s ‘Raja Natwarlal’ flops in Pakistan too

LAHORE: Pakistani actress Humaima Malick’s Indian movie ‘Raja Natwarlal’ flopped as the movie was taken off a majority of cinemas in major cities, including Karachi and Lahore, in Pakistan.

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