Lily-Rose Depp emerges as star of Deco-inspired Chanel show
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Lily-Rose Depp emerges as star of Deco-inspired Chanel show

PARIS (AP) — Singer-model Vanessa Paradis was the image of the doting mother at Chanel’s Art Deco-inspired spring-summer collection, looking on proudly as daughter Lily-Rose Depp emerged as the star of the show. Here are the highlights from the second day of Paris couture week: ___ CHANEL’S MIRRORED SHOW At Chanel, the sparkling, reflective decor … Continue reading

South Sudan artists protest civil war with peace campaign
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South Sudan artists protest civil war with peace campaign

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Musicians played lively tunes in South Sudan’s capital, and pedestrians and market shoppers watched the impromptu concert with curiosity. A soldier in desert camouflage walked around, surveying the scene. As the drumming grew more insistent, the audience stood silent and motionless seemingly afraid to join the fun. Then the soldier … Continue reading

Oprah Winfrey reflects on President-elect Donald Trump
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Oprah Winfrey reflects on President-elect Donald Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — As Oprah Winfrey reflected Thursday on this week’s election, she said she was initially in disbelief after learned Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. But the media mogul, who was vocal in her support for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, found some comfort in watching President Barack Obama and president-elect … Continue reading

Legoland becomes first brick in Dubai’s southern expansion
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Legoland becomes first brick in Dubai’s southern expansion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A massive amusement complex in Dubai’s southern desert opened its first park on Monday — a Legoland with interlocking plastic blocks that both model the sheikhdom’s architectural wonders and represent the first bricks laid in developing the expanse. Much of the planned Dubai Parks & Resorts project worth over … Continue reading

Powder sprinkled into opera pit may have been human ashes
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Powder sprinkled into opera pit may have been human ashes

NEW YORK (AP) — A powdery substance a man sprinkled into the orchestra pit at New York’s Metropolitan Opera may have been an opera lover’s ashes, police say. The freakish incident during a Saturday afternoon performance of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell” forced Met officials to cancel the rest of the show as well as an evening … Continue reading

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO over Jerusalem draft
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Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO over Jerusalem draft

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday, a day after the U.N. cultural agency adopted a draft resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem. UNESCO’s draft resolution, titled “Occupied Palestine” and sponsored by several Arab countries, uses only the Islamic name for a hilltop … Continue reading

Review: ‘Birth of a Nation’ bluntly tells tale of Nat Turner
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Review: ‘Birth of a Nation’ bluntly tells tale of Nat Turner

“The Birth of a Nation ” has had more expectations placed on it than any movie could reasonably bear. When the film about Nat Turner and his 1831 slave rebellion premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, it was held up, unfairly or not, as everyone’s great hope to save us from another year of #OscarsSoWhite. … Continue reading