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Ed Sheeran 'bruised and broken' after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON Singer Ed Sheeran said he was "a bit bruised and broken" on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour. | Video

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U.S. appeals court rejects Cosby accuser's bid to revive defamation suit

BOSTON A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar after she made her accusations public in a newspaper interview.

18 Oct 2017

Canada's Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies, PM weeps

TORONTO The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada on Wednesday.

18 Oct 2017

Russian politicians fail to see funny side of 'Death of Stalin'

LONDON British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film - a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin - but in Russia not all politicians share the joke. | Video

18 Oct 2017

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

LONDON American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," - a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son.

18 Oct 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video