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Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, Spotlight grabs best film

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for “The Revenant” at the Oscars. (Photo: AP)

Leonardo DiCaprio won his long-awaited first Oscar for revenge epic The Revenant on Sunday but journalism drama Spotlight took best picture in a surprising end to Hollywood’s glittering awards season.

Chris Rock mocks lack of diversity

Host Chris Rock speaks at the Oscars on Sunday. (Photo: AP)

Oscars host Chris Rock hit early and hard on Sunday on a race row overshadowing Hollywood’s biggest night, mercilessly ribbing both the movie industry and its critics.

The Revenant leads charge at ‘whitewashed’ Oscars

Priyanka Chopra at the rehearsals for the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

Hollywood is set to hit the Oscars red carpet on Sunday for its annual show of glitz and pageantry honouring cinema’s finest, with a broiling row over diversity an awkward guest at the party.

US officials, touring missile defense site, voice concern about North Korea

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Their remarks were a second day of messaging North Korea about its nuclear ambitions.

Scientists: 'Doomsday Clock' reflects grave threat to world

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The clock reflects how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons and climate change with midnight symbolizing apocalypse.

California duo borrowed $28,000 before attack

A married couple who killed 14 people in a California shooting rampage the FBI is investigating as an act of terrorism borrowed about $28,000 from an online lender, a sum deposited into their bank acc

14 killed in shooting at Southern California social services center in San Bernardino

Two women speak with a firefighter at the triage area near the scene of a shooting in San Bernardino. (Photo: AP)

The latest on reports of an active shooter at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):

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Doctors find tapeworm larva in California man's brain

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Parasitic worms in a body aren't too uncommon

In a move smacking of breathtaking insensitivity, the Haryana government chose the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti to announce that Gurgaon would henceforth be known as Gurugram.

There is a belief amongst members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that high voter turnout in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in Assam will go in their favour on May 19, the day of counti