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Polish prosecutors question Polanski over U.S. extradition request

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KRAKOW - Polish prosecutors said on Thursday they had interviewed filmmaker Roman Polanski in connection with a U.S. extradition request over a 1977 sex crime conviction, but decided not to detain him, the Polish state news agency reported.

Apple's Tim Cook says 'proud to be gay'

- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek, saying he wanted to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation.

12:29pm GMT

A Minute With: Egyptian actor Amr Waked on making movies at home and abroad

ABU DHABI - Egyptian actor and film-maker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big abroad.

11:29am GMT

A Minute With: Sean Hannity on 'disconcerting' election, matchmaking

LOS ANGELES - Sean Hannity, the longtime Fox News Channel anchor and strong voice for American conservatives, is used to taking criticism from all comers, but it was his own unhappiness with his flabby self last year that pushed him to take up a new fight - that of "street" martial artist.

29 Oct 2014

Rock star Sting's musical 'The Last Ship' docks on Broadway

NEW YORK - "The Last Ship," a musical by Grammy-winning rock star Sting based on his childhood in a shipbuilding town in northeastern England, landed on Broadway with a star-studded opening. | Video

Music, 27 Oct 2014

'Super Mario' creator flirts with film, games still true love

TOKYO - "Super Mario Bros" creator Shigeru Miyamoto has produced some of the world's biggest video game hits over the past three decades, and now he has added film producer to his long list of credits.

27 Oct 2014

Designer Oscar de la Renta's funeral to be private New York affair

NEW YORK - (story corrects date of mass to Nov. 3 from Nov. 4)

Life, 26 Oct 2014

Former Cream frontman Jack Bruce dies aged 71

LONDON - Jack Bruce, who formed influential British rock band Cream in the 1960s with guitarist Eric Clapton, has died aged 71, his family said on Saturday.

Music 25 Oct 2014

Britain's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. | Video

Life, 24 Oct 2014

Daughter of Larry Flynt dies following car crash in Ohio

- The adult daughter of Hustler Magazine founder and free-speech activist Larry Flynt died on Friday from injuries sustained a week ago in a car crash in Ohio that left her pinned beneath the vehicle, the Montgomery County coroner's office said.

25 Oct 2014