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  • As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine

    As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine
    Two Japanese Cabinet members and a group of lawmakers marked the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II on Friday by visiting a Tokyo shrine that China and South Korea regard as a totem to Japan’s militarist past. But Prime...
  • British royals walk through moat of poppies commemorating WWI

    Wondering why Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry seem to be walking in an ocean of red poppies? That's because they are -- except it's actually a moat around the Tower of London and they're actually walking through an art installation by...
  • Prince William gets new job, training to be ambulance helicopter pilot

    Call him William, Prince William. The duke of Cambridge has a new job, and it's kind of awesome. The second in line to the British throne will become a helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the monarchy announced Thursday. And the...
  • London honors fallen WWI soldiers with sea of ceramic red poppies

    A hundred years ago, the men who joined the British army during World War I came by the millions -- from England, of course, but also from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and other then-Commonwealth lands. Now those who died --...
  • Helen Mirren returning to Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II

    Helen Mirren returning to Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II
    Helen Mirren will once again assume the conservative dresses, crisp diction and distinctive hairdo of Queen Elizabeth II when she reprises her role as the British monarch in a Broadway run of "The Audience," which is scheduled to open March 8 at the...
  • Helen Mirren Returning to Broadway for 'The Audience' with Stephen Daldry

    Helen Mirren will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II for a Broadway staging of "The Audience," to be directed by Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with previews beginning on February 17 and opening...
  • New on DVD: 'The Other Woman'

    New DVDs range from awful to awesome. "Herzog: The Collection," Grade A: Werner Herzog's ability to blend the lines between reality and fiction has made him one of the most influential directors of the past five decades. His work is spotlighted in a...
  • Comedians, fans, royalty mourn death of Joan Rivers

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Comedians, friends and fans on Friday paid tribute and mourned the loss of Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharp-tongued, brutally honest comedy legend who died a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Can the academy have a Bill Murray Day too?

    Toronto Film Festival: Can the academy have a Bill Murray Day too?
    Bill Murray Day at the Toronto International Film Festival ended with a torrential downpour reminiscent of the bishop's epic, final golf game in "Caddyshack": a disaster, perhaps not of biblical proportions but for those waiting in line to see the gala...
  • Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing 'terrorist' raids

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. A ministry statement carried by the...
  • Prince William, Prince Harry to inherit Diana's 1981 wedding gown

    Prince William, Prince Harry to inherit Diana's 1981 wedding gown
    Prince William and Prince Harry will reportedly inherit their late mother Princess Diana's wedding dress when Harry turns 30 on Sept. 15. The lavish, custom-made David and Elizabeth Emanuel gown was worn by Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981, when she wed...