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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

LOS ANGELES Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. | Video

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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

19 Oct 2017

Harry Potter exhibition blends wizardry with history

LONDON A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book's publication is offering 'muggles' with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, combined with historic artefacts referenced in the popular series. | Video

19 Oct 2017

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
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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