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Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

BEIRUT - Lebanese singer Sabah, one of the leading Arab performers of her generation, has died at the age of 87, her family said on Wednesday.

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Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game'

NEW YORK - Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in "The Imagination Game," who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code.

Film 25 Nov 2014

Authorized documentary on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

LOS ANGELES - The first documentary made with the cooperation of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's family will be released in 2015, U.S. premium cable network HBO said on Tuesday.

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Canada radio host drops lawsuit against broadcaster in sex scandal case

TORONTO - The celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada's biggest sex scandals has dropped his lawsuit against his former employer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, and will pay its legal costs, the public broadcaster said on Tuesday.

Television, People, Media 25 Nov 2014

China's Tencent partners with HBO for TV show streaming

BEIJING - Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which are known for their provocative content and may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities.

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Cosby's show nixed in Washington state after sex assault claims

LOS ANGELES - Embattled comedian Bill Cosby's show in Yakima, Washington state, has been canceled, venue organizers said Monday, in the latest of several cancellations following decades-old sexual assault allegations that have surfaced in recent weeks.

People 24 Nov 2014

University of Texas acquires archives of literary giant García Márquez

AUSTIN, Texas - A research library at the University of Texas has acquired the archives of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, whose spellbinding stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers around the world.

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