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Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

In this April 9, 2008, file photo, British actor and director Richard Attenborough arrives at the Galaxy British Book Awards in London. Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, died on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was 90.  AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90.

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McCartney gets back to health, leaves Japan

Paul McCartney   AP FILE PHOTO

Music legend Paul McCartney is over an illness that forced the cancellation of his Asian tour and has left Japan, the concert organizer said Tuesday.

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Elton John to marry longtime partner

Elton John AND David Furnish AFP FILE PHOTO

Pop icon Elton John says he will tie the knot with partner David Furnish now that his native Britain has legalized gay marriage.

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Paul McCartney honored at NME awards

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Beatles legend Paul McCartney received a standing ovation at the NME awards ceremony in London on Wednesday, where he accepted the influential British magazine’s special prize honouring his 50-year-career.

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Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam over Israeli firm advert

Scarlett Johansson. AP FILE PHOTO

US actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as global ambassador for Oxfam after the aid group deemed the role “incompatible” with her promotion of an Israeli firm that has a factory in the occupied West Bank.

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