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Indian film producer, family found dead in Dubai flat

Indian film producer, family found dead in Dubai flat

Santhosh Kumar, who owns the production company Souparnika Films in the south Indian state of Kerala, was a co-producer of hit Malayalam movie Madambi. The decomposed bodies of a Malayalam film producer based in Dubai, his wife and daughter were found under mysterious circumstances in their flat on Tuesday.

U.N. chief celebrates 70th birthday with Bolivian coca cake

U.N. chief celebrates 70th birthday with Bolivian coca cake

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon got an unusual treat for his 70th birthday late last week when the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, presented him with a cake made with coca leaves.

Hail the veil: Iran MPs demand stronger hijab enforcement

Hail the veil: Iran MPs demand stronger hijab enforcement

Two thirds of Iran's MPs have written to the president urging him to take measures to ensure women correctly observe Islamic dress, denouncing Western cultural influence against the veil.

Angelina Jolie honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Angelina Jolie honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame - the female version of a knight - by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.

Maya Angelou, One of America's Greatest Poets, Dead at 86

Maya Angelou, One of America

Maya Angelou, legendary poet, artist, educator and civil rights activist, died Wednesday morning. She was 86.

Turkish film 'Winter Sleep' wins top prize at Cannes

Turkish film

The Cannes Film Festival culminated Saturday night with the glittering award show for the festival's top honors.

After Cannes kiss storm, Iranian actress is sorry

After Cannes kiss storm, Iranian actress is sorry

Iranian actress Leila Hatami Friday apologized for kissing the Cannes film festival's president on the cheek, an act which angered authorities in the Islamic republic, state news agency IRNA reported.

Not so Happy: Iranians arrested over YouTube hit

Not so Happy: Iranians arrested over YouTube hit

Police said on Tuesday they had arrested six Iranians suspected of posting a version of U.S. singer Pharrell Williamss hit song Happy on the Internet.

Jolie talks Maleficent, mastectomy, kidnap victims

Jolie talks Maleficent, mastectomy, kidnap victims

Angelina Jolie may be Hollywood royalty. But she's no princess, and has never been a fan of the Disney variety.