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Priyanka Chopra sings intro for NFL event

Priyanka Chopra has received a National Football League promotion.

Filmmaker Saul loses battle against cancer

Saul Landau, a prolific, award-winning documentary filmmaker who travelled the world profiling political leaders like Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Chile’s Salvador Allende and used his camera to draw atten

Car bomb hits Libyan foreign ministry in Benghazi


A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya’s foreign ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, security officials said, exactly one year after an attack there killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.

Rodman ‘in contention’ to coach North Korea

Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea, and bringing a team of former NBA players with him.
Days after returning from his second trip to visit Kim Jong Un — in which he said he became the first foreigner to hold the leader’s newborn daughter — Rodman announced plans on Monday to stage two exhibition games in North Korea in January.

Ethiopia closer to Cup berth

Nigeria, Senegal and surprise package Ethiopia reached the final play-offs for the World Cup after winning last-round group games on Saturday. Tunisia crashed out and will miss Brazil 2014 after being shocked at home by Cape Verde Islands.

Afghan police: NATO airstrike kills civilians


Afghan officials say an apparent NATO airstrike has killed 15 people, nine of them civilians, including women and children in an eastern province where the Taliban are strong. NATO, however, says 10 insurgents were killed.

Prolific writer Crispin dies of cancer at 63

A.C. Crispin, a science fiction author who wrote popular tie-in novels to Star Trek and Star Wars and helped run the online watchdog Writer Beware that alerted authors to literary scams, has died.

Maldives ousted president faces runoff election


The first democratically elected president of the Maldives, who was ousted from power last year, faces a runoff after falling short of a clear majority in the first round of Indian Ocean archipelago’s presidential election.

Shelling near Syrian capital kills 16


Syrian anti-regime activists say government shelling has killed 16 people, mostly rebels, near Damascus. The attack near the Syrian capital comes as Secretary of State John Kerry lobbies European allies to back Washington’s proposed military action against the Syrian regime.

15 die after blasts hit Somalia restaurant


Somali militants attacked a restaurant near Mogadishu’s seat of government for the second time in less than a year Saturday, detonating two large blasts that killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly two dozen, an official said.

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