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William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral

LOS ANGELES - William Shatner cannot attend the funeral of his friend and "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy because of a prior commitment for a charity ball, the actor said on Twitter on Saturday.

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Ageing French rockers criticised for jobless jibe at young

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27 Feb 2015

Oscars still top draw for advertisers despite fickle ratings

LOS ANGELES - The number of people who watched Sunday's Oscars was down and the critics were less than impressed, but Hollywood's biggest night is still a top draw for television advertisers. | Video

26 Feb 2015

Film producer betting musical of 'Finding Neverland' will fly on Broadway

NEW YORK - "Finding Neverland," Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein's first hands-on foray into musical theatre and which follows the British family that inspired Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie's classic children tale "Peter Pan," has staked its place on Broadway.

26 Feb 2015

Warnings about hospital sex crimes of Savile ignored - official reports

LONDON - Warnings about Jimmy Savile, the late BBC TV presenter revealed two years ago to have been one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders, who preyed on victims at hospitals where he volunteered, were ignored, official reports said on Thursday.

UK, 26 Feb 2015

Britain's Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations in mini-video

LONDON - The eminent but anonymous British street artist known as Banksy has posted a mini-documentary on his banksy.co.uk site showing squalid conditions in Gaza six months after the end of the war between the enclave's Islamist Hamas rulers and Israel.

Middle East, World 26 Feb 2015
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Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91

ISTANBUL - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old.