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`Rogue One` dominating holiday box office, `Sing` solid

`Rogue One` dominating holiday box office, `Sing` solid

Published 26/12/2016

Members of the cast arrive at the European Premiere of Star Wars Rogue One at the Tate Modern in London, Britain December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

By Dave McNaryLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" remains powerful at the U.S. holiday box office with a dominant $15 million

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Sheep`s head, prosthetic leg and London house among most unusual UK charity donations

Sheep`s head, prosthetic leg and London house among most unusual UK charity donations

Published 23/12/2016

By Lin TaylorLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British shoppers seeking last-minute Christmas presents may want try their luck at charity stores

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`Surreal` declared Merriam-Webster`s 2016 word of the year

`Surreal` declared Merriam-Webster`s 2016 word of the year

Published 22/12/2016

In a word, 2016 was “surreal.”

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Santa renews pilot`s license: Transport Canada

Santa renews pilot`s license: Transport Canada

Published 22/12/2016

Santa Claus successfully renewed his commercial pilot's license, passing a written exam as well as a health check - despite high sugar levels - and is good to fly for Christmas, Canada's transportation department said on Thursday.

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Headaches, insects and yachts- excuses for not filing British tax returns

Headaches, insects and yachts- excuses for not filing British tax returns

Published 21/12/2016

FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian walks past the headquarters of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in central London, Britain February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

"My tax return was on my yacht ... which caught fire" - just one of the dozens of unusual excuses the British government's tax collector said it receives each year from customers who fail to complete their returns on time.

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Pop star Marx helps subdue `dangerous` airline passenger

Pop star Marx helps subdue `dangerous` airline passenger

Published 21/12/2016

Musician Richard Marx poses backstage at the American Idol XIII 2014 Finale in Los Angeles, California May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

American soft rock singer Richard Marx helped subdue a "chaotic" and "dangerous" passenger who launched a lengthy, violent scuffle on board a Korean Air flight from Vietnam to South Korea, the singer said on his Twitter account.

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Inflatable doll `gift` to minister sparks anger in Chile

Inflatable doll `gift` to minister sparks anger in Chile

Published 19/12/2016

Chile's economy minister Luis Cespedes (C) holds up an inflatable doll during an event of the exporters' association Asexma in Santiago, Chile, December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Cadenas

A prominent Chilean business leader presented the country's economy minister with an inflatable doll on stage at an event late on Tuesday, sparking a social media storm and criticism by President Michelle Bachelet.

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Actor Ryan Reynolds makes Hollywood star ceremony a family affair

Actor Ryan Reynolds makes Hollywood star ceremony a family affair

Published 19/12/2016

Actor Ryan Reynolds touches his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California U.S., December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

"Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds made the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday a family affair.

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U.S. rapper Common on teaming up with `13TH` director

U.S. rapper Common on teaming up with `13TH` director

Published 19/12/2016

Rapper Common presents the best song award at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, U.S., December 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

American rapper Common said it was "very special" to team up again with director Ava DuVernay on her latest documentary "13TH", which deals with issues of race and the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Awaiting new release, `Star Wars` fans battle it out in costume contest

Awaiting new release, `Star Wars` fans battle it out in costume contest

Published 19/12/2016

- "Star Wars" heroes and villains battled it out in a costume contest outside Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater as they awaited the opening of the sci-fi saga's latest offering "Rogue One."

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