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Orthodox Christians mark Epiphany

Worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe have been braving icy waters for Epiphany, one of the most important holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar, BBC reports. Celebrated on 19 January, Epiphany commemorates the baptism of …

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Mishustin congratulates Nevzorov on his 70th birthday

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin sent a congratulatory telegram to the People's Artist of Russia, theater and film actor Boris Nevzorov in honor of his anniversary, the press service of the Russian government reports. …

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Louvre reopens after strike

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, has reopened after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system, RFI reports. It was the first time since the strike began on …

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Taika Waititi may direct new Star Wars movie

Taika Waititi, the director behind Oscar nominated film Jojo Rabbit and Marvel hit Thor: Ragnarok, is in talks with Disney and Lucasfilm about overseeing a future Star Wars movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There are no …

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Stephen King's Dark Tower TV series cancelled

Amazon is no longer moving forward with the TV show adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower novels, with the pilot apparently not impressing studio heads. According to Deadline, Amazon has now formally passed on …

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James Bond to always be male

The next James Bond will not be a woman, producer of the James Bond films Barbara Broccoli said. "He can be of any color, but he is male," she told Variety. "I believe we should be creating new characters …

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Tarantino reveals who his favourite actor is

American director Quentin Tarantino has revealed who he thinks is the best young actor working in Hollywood today. "I am a huge Chris Pine fan. Now, to me, of the actors of his age, he’s hands down my …

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'Friends' actor Stan Kirsch passes away

Stan Kirsch, who played Monica's boyfriend who she later discovers is in high school on TV series 'Friends', died on January 11 at age 51. Kristyn Green, who co-founded the Los Angeles-based Stan Kirsch …

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Food 'made from air' to compete with soya?

Finnish scientists producing a protein "from thin air" say it will compete with soya on price within the decade. The protein is produced from soil bacteria fed on hydrogen split from water by electricity. The …

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Oscars ceremony to be hostless again

This year’s Oscars ceremony will be without a traditional host for the second year running, according to the ABC entertainment president, Karey Burke. “We expect that we’re going to have a very commercial set of …

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