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Washington state lawmakers approve same-sex marriage


Lawmakers in the northwestern US state of Washington on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, which should soon be signed into law by the governor, officials said.


Hollywood tough guy dies of cancer

Actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions over his long career, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday at a Manhattan hospita

Soul Train host Don Cornelius commits suicide

Don Cornelius, the silken-voiced host of Soul Train who helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting-edge style, died early

Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

Detectives say the elementary school teacher told the children it was a game. Once inside his third-grade classroom, he blindfolded them, gagged them and set cockroaches crawling on their faces.


The Help wins big at Actors Guild awards

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday. 	— AP

The Help, a big-screen drama focusing on race relations in America, was the big winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony Sunday, sweeping the top prizes for best actress, best supporting actr

Einstein letters on Nazis up for sale

Three letters by Albert Einstein to a American-German group which campaigned against the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s will go on the auction block in Los Angeles next week.

Jacko legacy cemented by his children

Late pop star Michael Jackson was immortalised in cement on Thursday when his three children stamped the Thr-iller singer’s glove and shoe prints in the hallowed concrete cou-rtyard of Grauman’s Chine

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.

Demi Moore faces health issues


Actress Demi Moore has entered a treatment facility for exhaustion and health issues.

The 49-year-old was reportedly hospitalised on Monday after paramedics were called to her home. Now she is seekin

The Artist is best produced film at Guild Awards

The Artist continued its love affair with American cinema after winning best-produced film on Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards (PGA), boosting its chances for an Oscar nod ahead of the Academy A

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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.