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Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement

When a grainy video of standup comedian Hannibal Buress making a joke about Bill Cosby's rape allegations on an October night in 2014 went viral, the rallying cry of #MeToo was years away.

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Elton John signs with Universal 'for the rest of his career'

LONDON Elton John has signed a deal with Universal Music Group for his back catalogue and any new work as well as brand management, merchandising and licensing rights, the company said on Friday. | Video

22 Sep 2018

Annual Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich with beer, lederhosen, sausages

MUNICH, Germany Thousands of visitors, many of them dressed in traditional lederhosen or dirndl corseted dresses, descended on Munich on Saturday for the start of the annual Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival. | Video

22 Sep 2018

Tom Hardy says on-screen 'Venom' stays true to Marvel comics

MOSCOW British actor Tom Hardy said on Friday he believes his new superhero movie "Venom" remains faithful to the Marvel Comics books in its portrayal of an investigative journalist whose body becomes the host for an alien with enhanced powers.

21 Sep 2018

Versace plays with prints and leather for its spring/summer designs

MILAN Italy's Versace played with bold prints, patchwork and leather in its spring/summer 2019 women's collection in a star-studded show on Friday, the third day of Milan's fashion week. | Video

22 Sep 2018

Muslim rapper cancels Paris Bataclan concert after far-right protests

PARIS A French Muslim rapper said on Friday he was cancelling two gigs at a Paris concert hall attacked by Islamist militants three years ago, saying he couldn't go ahead for security reasons after the far-right accused him of stoking divisions.

World, 21 Sep 2018