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Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN A Hungarian love story called "On Body and Soul" about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film on Saturday at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

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After New York, London kicks off fashion week with eyes on creativity

LONDON Chunky knits and frilly dresses took over the London catwalk on Friday as the British capital kicked off its leg of the autumn/winter womenswear fashion week calendar. | Video

Feb 17 2017

Film about colonial era explains modern Brazil, director says

BERLIN A film about Brazil's national hero that explores racism and the privileges of a small elite in the 18th century helps explain Brazil's current problems because little has changed since that colonial era, its director said on Friday.

Film, Brazil Feb 17 2017

Federal judge dismisses Massachusetts defamation lawsuit against Cosby

BOSTON A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who claimed he raped her, ruling that the comedian acted within his rights when he proclaimed himself innocent of the crime. | Video

People, U.S. Feb 17 2017

Disney plans midnight 'Star Wars' event to unveil 'Last Jedi' toys

LOS ANGELES Walt Disney Co and major retailers will release the galaxy's newest "Star Wars" toys at a Sept. 1 midnight event ahead of the holiday debut of the next film in the saga, "The Last Jedi," company executives told Reuters. | Video

Feb 17 2017

Australian rock band Midnight Oil to play first world tour in 20 years

SYDNEY Australian rock band Midnight Oil said on Friday they will play their first world tour in 20 years, vowing to continue their political activism during the six-month, fifty-show world tour.

Music, Feb 17 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