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Assad returns French honour

Lance Armstrong was stripped of his, and Harvey Weinstein will lose his, but Vladimir V. Putin still has one. On Thursday, Bashar al-Assad sent his back, though he was on his way to having it taken away from him.
RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

NY actress arrested over sex trafficking

New York actress Allison Mack was arrested on Friday on charges that she recruited women into a secret society led by self-help guru Keith Raniere in which they were forced to have sex with Raniere and were branded with his initials.
Reuters Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

We no longer need tests: Kim

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, announced early Saturday that his country no longer needed to test nuclear weapons or long-range missiles and would close a nuclear test site.
CHOE SANG-HUN Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Portman put off by Netanyahu presence

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event.
Reuters Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Stalker takes nap in Swift's NY home

A stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap on Friday, police said.
The Daily Telegraph Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Boy, 15, killed in Gaza

They came in smaller numbers. But the outcome was still deadly, and the victims this time included a 15-year-old boy.
New York times News Service Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Frida Kahlo doll banned

A Mexican judge has blocked a company associated with US toymaker Mattel Inc from commercialising the image of artist Frida Kahlo, her family says, as it seeks to halt sales of a Barbie doll styled after the influential artist.
Reuters Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

North Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests 

North Korea announced on Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missile ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts.
Apr 21, 2018 11:41 IST

Charles 'interview' successful

Interview successful, the boy has got the job - Prince Charles is to be the next head of the Commonwealth.
Amit Roy Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Swedish DJ Avicii dies in Oman

Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on US pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.
Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Comey's memos on Trump revealed

President Trump spoke in intimate and candid terms to the former FBI director James Comey about some of the most sensitive matters before the agency, including the salacious dossier detailing Trump's ties to Russia and the investigation into Michael T. Flynn, the President's first national security adviser, according to Comey's closely guarded memos.
NICHOLAS FANDOS Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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