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Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recovering well after Antarctic evacuation


SYDNEY Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, posted photos on Saturday of his recovery in a New Zealand hospital after he was evacuated from the South Pole due to illness.

Selena Gomez becomes Instagram's most-followed celebrity

LOS ANGELES Selena Gomez overtook Taylor Swift as the most-followed celebrity on Instagram, as two of pop's leading women once again dominated the social networking site in 2016.

Music 01 Dec 2016

Andrew Sachs, loveable waiter on 'Fawlty Towers', dies at 86

Andrew Sachs, the British actor best known as the loveable Spanish waiter Manuel on the 1970s BBC sitcom "Fawlty Towers", has died aged 86.

02 Dec 2016

Senegalese sculptor Sow, famed for giant wrestlers, dies at 81

DAKAR Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, a prominent figure in contemporary art and the first African to be elected to France's prestigious Academie des Beaux-Arts, died on Thursday in Dakar at the age of 81, his agent said.

01 Dec 2016

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin medically evacuated from South Pole

Buzz Aldrin, the former U.S. astronaut and the second person to walk on the moon, was in stable condition after being evacuated from the South Pole to a New Zealand hospital because of a medical problem, a U.S. agency and his tour company said. | Video

01 Dec 2016

Rapper Kanye West released from hospital: media reports

LOS ANGELES Rapper Kanye West was released from hospital on Wednesday, according to media outlets citing unidentified sources, more than a week after he was admitted for exhaustion. | Video

01 Dec 2016

Actress Evan Rachel Wood on Twitter: 'I have been raped'

NEW YORK "Westworld" actress Evan Rachel Wood said on Tuesday she was taking a break from social media, a day after revealing on Twitter that she had been sexually abused twice. | Video

30 Nov 2016

Hollywood actresses take center stage for 2017 Pirelli calendar

PARIS Hollywood actresses take over the 2017 Pirelli calendar, with Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman among the big names featuring in the latest edition unveiled in Paris on Tuesday. | Video

Tennis 30 Nov 2016

Prince to be celebrated at Paisley Park one year after death

LOS ANGELES Influential pop star Prince will be celebrated over a four-day festival at his Paisley Park Studios compound in Minnesota on the first anniversary of his death, organizers said on Monday. | Video

Music, 29 Nov 2016

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

HAVANA Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90. | Video

27 Nov 2016