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Jacko sex abuse case may feature in death trial

Michael Jackson’s 2005 trial and acquittal on child sex abuse charges may be revisited in a civil lawsuit next month that pits the pop singer’s mother against concert promoters AEG Live, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Thursday.

In Jerusalem, Obama’s 2-state speech

US President Barack Obama appealed directly on Thursday to the Israeli people to put themselves in the shoes of stateless Palestinians and recognise that Jewish settlement activity in occupied territo

Next James Bond movie to be released within 3 years: MGM

Movie studio MGM said on Tuesday it expects to release the next James Bond movie within three years, and hopes to announce soon a new director after Sam Mendes decided to move on.

Museum cancels gig fearing damage

London: London’s famed Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has cancelled an experimental concert by extreme metal band Napalm Death, fearing the noise level could damage the 104-year-old building.

Defend weakest, urges new Pope


Pope Francis inaugurated his papacy on Tuesday with an address calling for the defence of the weakest in society and of the environment, saying otherwise the way was opened to death and destruction.

Timberlake releases album after 7 years

Justin Timberlake celebrated the release of his first album since 2006 with a lively show in Los Angeles, whetting fans’ appetites by confirming media reports that he would release more new music soon. At an intimate album release party for The 20/20 Experience on Monday, Timberlake took the opportunity to clear up media reports that he would be releasing a second volume of music later this year.

Pope wants to see a poor Church, and for the poor

Pope Francis, giving his clearest indication yet that he wants a more austere Catholic Church, said on Saturday that it should be poor and remember that its mission is to serve the poor.

New-World Pope prefers bus

Pope Francis, barely 12 hours after his election, quietly left the Vatican early on Thursday to pray for guidance as he looks to usher a Roman Catholic Church mired in intrigue and scandal into a new age of simplicity and humility.

First LatAm Pope


Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected Pope on Wednesday to lead the Roman Catholic Church, a prelate announced to huge crowds cheering in St. Peter’s Square late Wednesday night.

The Great Gatsby to open Cannes film festival

Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will open the 2013 Cannes film festival, the world’s most important cinema showcase, organisers said on Tuesday.

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