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TOKYO: The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home...
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Paul McCartney tries new sound — emojis

NEW YORK: The Beatles were masters of concize yet catchy songs and now Paul McCartney is writing tunes that are even more succinct — to accompany emojis.



‘We’re all Africans’, Meryl Streep on diversity debate

BERLIN: Hollywood was out in force to kick off the Berlin film festival with Meryl Streep joining George Clooney and the Coen brothers for the event where Europe’s refugee crisis will also play a star



Kanye names album ‘The Life of Pablo’ — but who’s Pablo?

NEW YORK: Kanye West has finally explained the title of his long-awaited album on the eve of its release — for the most part.






Candles blown on ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright feud

LOS ANGELES: “Happy Birthday to You,” often considered the most popular song in the world, looks finally set to be free for everyone to sing.



Russian town makes DiCaprio an ersatz Oscar

MOSCOW: Residents of a town in Russia’s Far East have been donating their gold and silver for something near and dear to their hearts: Leonardo DiCaprio.



Garner urges lawmakers to fund children’s program

FRANKFORT, Kentucky: Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program.



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