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Book Talk: Rachel Joyce’s inspiring story set in a hospice

(This January 26 story was corrected to fix name of previous novel in paragraph 2)) By Verity Watkins LONDON (Reuters) – British novelist Rachel Joyce’s new novel “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy” is a curiously inspiring story set … Continue reading

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Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world’s biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict … Continue reading

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New film on China’s pollution sparks debate, seen as milestone

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Could “Under the Dome”, Chinese journalist Chai Jing’s new documentary about pollution, become China’s “Silent Spring”, the 1962 book that spurred the development of the U.S. environmental movement? Since it was released online on Saturday, the film … Continue reading

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Pop icon Madonna announces dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Madonna will begin an international tour to promote her new album “Rebel Heart” with a concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami in August, her promoters, Live Nation, said on Monday. The Aug. 29 show … Continue reading

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‘Millionaire Next Door’ author dies in car crash near Atlanta

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Thomas J. Stanley, author of the best-selling book, “The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy,” has died in a car crash near his home in suburban Atlanta, police said on Monday. He was 71. … Continue reading

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Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ opens with $19.1 million to win U.S. box office

(Reuters) – Will Smith’s new action drama “Focus” booted the kinky sex tale “Fifty Shades of Grey” for its perch atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, racking up $19.1 million in ticket sales. Smith, in his first leading … Continue reading

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Brit awards shake up British album chart, boost Sam Smith

LONDON (Reuters) – Fallout from the Brit awards shook up the music charts on Sunday, knocking U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons off the top spot in favor of English singer/songwriter Sam Smith, data from the Official Charts company showed. Smith … Continue reading

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Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey’s greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old. An ethnic Kurd, he was born Kemal … Continue reading

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William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy’s funeral

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – William Shatner cannot attend the funeral of his friend and “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy because of a prior commitment for a charity ball, the actor said on Twitter on Saturday. Shatner and Nimoy portrayed the … Continue reading

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Aging French rockers criticized for jobless jibe at young

PARIS (Reuters) – A music video by a group of mostly middle-aged French stars telling the young they can succeed only if they “do something” triggered a bitter generational row on Friday, with critics accusing the rich singers of hypocrisy. … Continue reading

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