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John Paul II, John XXIII to be made saints: Pope

Pope Francis gave the go-ahead on Friday for John Paul II to be made a saint and granted a rare exception for canonisation at the same time for John XXIII, who shares the current pontiff’s reformist v

Missoni, who dressed the famous, dies at 92

In this file photo, Ottavio Missoni and his daughter Angela acknowledge the audience after presenting the Missoni fall-winter 20

Italian knitwear impresario Ottavio “Tai” Missoni, an innovator whose distinctive colourful zigzag dresses became a global fashion empire, died on Thursday at his home at 92, his family said.

Benedict vows to ‘obey’ his successor

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday vowed “unconditional obedience” to his successor on his historic final day as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Cath-olics, when he will become the first pontiff to resig

S. Korean film gets top prize in Venice

Kim Ki-duk

The Venice film festival wrapped up in controversy on Sunday after Kim Ki-duk took the Golden Lion with his Korean morality tale Pieta amid reports the jury had wanted a different winner.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.