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Docu answers ‘What Happened, Ms Simone?’

Singer Nina Simone’s longtime guitarist/musical director A. Schackman with Liz Garbus— AP

Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary Wha

Abraham Lincoln’s hair sold at auction

A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain President’s hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.

Spain arrests four suspected jihadis

The Spanish national police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country’s North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the i

Pope to new cardinals: No more flashy parties

Pope Francis is warning his new cardinals to keep the partying to a minimum and keep their egos in check when they are formally elevated at a Vatican ceremony next month.

Titanic survivor’s letter auctioned

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A letter from a wealthy survivor of the Titanic grumbling about “disgraceful” treatment in the press has sold at auction for $11,875.

Three Russian Olympians banned for taking drugs

Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medallists, were banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency.

Defiant Barack Obama warns Republicans

US President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address at a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol. AFP

President Barack Obama, undaunted by the new Republican majority in Congress, unveiled an ambitious agenda in his State of the Union speech, proposing tax increases for the wealthiest Americans couple

Five Russian ‘suspects’ held in France

 Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo place flowers near offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo to pay tribute—AP,AFP

Five Russians from Chechnya have been detained in southern France on suspicion of preparing an attack, local prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Catholics needn’t breed like rabbits: Pope

Pope Francis has said that good Catholics do not have to breed “like rabbits”, defending the Church’s stance on artificial contraception and appealing to the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to pra

Possible retaliation puts Israel on alert

Israeli defence officials say the country is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an Israeli airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria.

These are two prize-winning books, which became critically acclaimed plays and now, if the reviews are to be believed, they are going to create television history as a prime-time series.

There are several ways of looking at the debates around freedom of speech.