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Woodstock star Richie Havens dies

Veteran US folk singer Richie Havens, who shot to stardom with his distinctive style at the iconic 1969 Woodstock music festival, died Monday, his agent said. He was 72.

Austrian breaks sound barrier in record jump

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner celebrates his safe landing at Roswell, New Mexico,

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner celebrated his unprecedented feat on Monday after becoming the first man to break the sound barrier in a record-shattering, death-defying freefall jump from the ed

Homeland wins 4 Emmys

Zooey Deschanel arrives for the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Terrorism-themed spy thriller Homeland ended cult retro show Mad Men’s four-year run as best drama at the annual Emmy awards late on Sunday, while Modern Family retained the best comedy crown.

Voyager ‘dancing on edge of space’

Nasa’s Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is nearing the outer boundary of the solar system and may already be “dancing on the edge” of outer space, the experts behind the pioneering craft said.

Tyson in punchy show on stage

Fighting legend Mike Tyson has swapped the boxing ring for the cabaret stage, in a new one-man show which pulls few punches in recounting the ups and downs of his roller-coaster life.

Whitney drowned after taking cocaine

Whitney Houston

Grammy-winning pop legend Whitney Houston died from accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub after taking cocaine which could have triggered a heart attack, coroners said on Thursday.

Adele triumphs at Grammys


British soul diva Adele made a triumphant return to the stage at the Grammys Sunday, winning a clean sweep of six awards and a standing ovation, in a show clouded by the death of Whitney Houston.

11 Oscar nods for Hugo, 10 for The Artist

Martin Scorsese’s lavish 3D adventure Hugo won 11 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, just ahead of hotly-tipped silent movie The Artist, with 10 nods for Hollywood’s top awards.

Kanye, Adele get most nominations

US rapper Kanye West has won the most nominations for next year’s Grammys, followed closely by British singer Adele, continuing her awards success despite recent health woes.

Swift big winner at awards night


Country music songstress Taylor Swift was the big winner Sunday at the American Music Awards, walking away with three prizes including Artist of the Year.

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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.