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J. K. Rowling Marks 'Wonderful' Harry Potter Anniversary

Author J. K. Rowling on Monday marked the "wonderful" two decades since her Harry Potter creation first hit the shelves, starting a global literary phenomenon which has inspired a generation.

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Epic Struggle of Film about Cairo on Eve of Revolution

Everyone thought Tamer El Said had gone mad in the decade it took him to make his film "In the Last Days of the City".

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In Argentina, Music Cures the Soul

Picture a hospital: the bustle of harried doctors and nurses, time dragging for lonely patients, and the pervasive sadness of a place for the sick and dying.

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Egypt Frees Tycoon Jailed for Murder of Lebanese Diva

An Egyptian real estate tycoon jailed for the murder of Lebanese pop diva Suzanne Tamim was freed Friday as part of a presidential pardon for hundreds of detainees, security officials said.

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Ramadan Earns Prime Spot on Gulf Fashion Calendar

From Dolce & Gabbana to Michael Kors, major brands are catering to lucrative Gulf markets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is earning its own slot on the global fashion calendar.

With Muslim spending on clothing on the rise, mainstream labels are courting the dirham, dinar and riyal in a region home to some of the world's biggest buyers of fashion.

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Jackie Kennedy Watch Fetches Nearly $380K in New York

An engraved gold Cartier watch given to Jacqueline Kennedy and a reciprocal thank-you painting from the former first lady sold for $379,500 at auction in New York on Wednesday, Christie's said.

The Tank watch was given to Kennedy by her brother-in-law, Prince Stanislaw "Stas" Radziwill, in February 1963 to commemorate a 50-mile hike in Palm Beach championed by former president John F. Kennedy in a drive to make Americans fitter.

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Headbanging is No Good, Says X Japan Drummer after Surgery

The frenzied drummer who is the force behind rockers X Japan declared headbanging to be "no good" on Tuesday as he sported a neck brace at his first press conference since emergency surgery.

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Jounieh Summer Festival to Kick Off with Spectacular Fireworks Show

Saturday, June 24 will be the night everybody in Lebanon is waiting for -- the opening ceremony for JOUNIEH SUMMER FESTIVAL, the Fireworks Spectacular direct from Jounieh Bay.

A show like never before, this year promises to be bigger, better and filled with a heart-stopping, breathtaking show. The show will transform the night sky into a dazzling masterpiece of colors.

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Reports: Pop Superstar Beyonce Gives Birth to Twins

Pop diva Beyonce and her rap mogul husband Jay-Z have welcomed twins, according to multiple U.S. media reports, with two new members joining music's royal family that already includes five-year-old Blue Ivy.

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Luxury on The Rails in Train-Mad Japan

Japan's latest super-deluxe train left the station Saturday with a select group of passengers who paid thousands of dollars for a leisurely trip harking back to an era of Art Deco opulence and a slower pace of life.

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