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Ferry tragedy film causes stir at Busan festival

In this April 16, 2014 photo taken with a mobile phone by deceased South Korean high school student Park Su-hyeon and released by his father Park Jong-dae, students are shown inside the sinking ferry Sewol on waters near Jindo, South Korea. Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of Park Su-hyeon, a victim of the disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they'll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on Facebook. (AP Photo/Park Su-hyeon courtesy of the Park Family)

A South Korean documentary about the Sewol ferry disaster has stoked controversy ahead of Thursday’s opening of Asia’s pre-eminent film festival in the port city of Busan.

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Newlywed Clooneys set to officialize ‘perfect’ wedding

George Clooney, left, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday. AP

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are expected to hold a civil service at Venice town hall on Monday to officialize their star-studded “more than perfect” marriage.

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‘Equalizer’ pummels rivals at N. America box office

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Denzel Washington fought his way to the top of the North American box office in action-thriller “The Equalizer,” which earned $35 million in its first weekend out, industry estimates showed Sunday.

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Animated ‘Boxtrolls’ take US by storm

In this image released by Focus Features, a scene is shown from ‘The Boxtrolls.’ AP

The “Boxtrolls” hit the United States this weekend, bringing the cute underground garbage creatures which have already taken their native Britain by storm to the other side of the pond.

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Three sentenced over killing of ex-Miss Venezuela

A woman holds up a picture of slain former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her ex-husband Henry Thomas Berry during a protest against violence in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Venezuelan authorities say that Spear and her ex-husband were shot and killed resisting a robbery after their car broke down late Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela’s main port. AP

Three men were sentenced to more than 20 years in prison Tuesday in Venezuela over the killing of an ex-beauty queen and her partner.

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