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Chinese Acrobats Seek Great Leap Forward

On the outskirts of China's financial capital, members of the "Shanghai Dream" acrobatic troupe practice for up to 10 hours a day to perfect their craft.

The 30 or so members juggle balls and twirl ceramic plates as well as perform gravity-defying headstands, flips and leaps through rings.

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Tokyo Fashion: Superior Street Style Lost in Transaction

Tokyo fashion week opened Monday with a show by a US designer, an arrangement observers say underlines the absence of local labels on the world stage despite Japan's reputation for the edgiest streetwear.

More than fifty fashion houses will exhibit their collections over the next six days, casting a spotlight on designers working with materials ranging from denim to handwoven silk.

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'He Named me Malala': Portrait of Girls' Education Icon

Malala was the name on everyone's lips this week at the London Film Festival where a documentary about the youngest-ever Nobel Peace laureate had its European premiere.

"He named me Malala" is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the passionate Pakistani advocate of girls' education who survived a brutal Taliban gun attack in 2012.

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Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson to Help Obamas Celebrate Arts

Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson and Trombone Shorty are among the performing artists who will help celebrate the arts at the White House on Wednesday.

They will be joined by Usher, James Taylor, Audra McDonald and others for a PBS special hosted by President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. The event will mark the 50th anniversary of legislation that created the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Carol Burnett is scheduled to perform special readings.

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Asia's Largest Film Festival Closes with Record Visitors

A typhoon and a government budget cut did not stop cinema lovers from flocking to Asia's most influential film festival.

The annual Busan International Film Festival drew to a close on Saturday with a record number of visitors and many new Asian movies for the world to enjoy.

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Syria, Migrant Crisis Coverage Wins War Correspondents Prizes

France's prestigious Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents on Saturday honored journalists covering conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II.

Two of the awards went to correspondents covering the Islamic State group's game plan and its atrocities.

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Hollywood Star LaBeouf Arrested for Public Intoxication

Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the blockbuster "Transformers" movies, has been arrested for being intoxicated in public, Texas police said.

The 29-year-old, who has had brushes with the law before, was arrested on Friday evening in Austin, police said in a terse statement that included a mugshot of the actor in a simple blue T-shirt and sporting a scruffy beard.

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'He's back': Hitler Mockumentary Touches Nerve in Germany

Imagine Hitler wakes up in today's Berlin, is mistaken for a hilarious impersonator of the Nazi leader and ends up a TV celebrity, widely cheered for voicing his demented worldview.

That's the premise of "He's Back" ("Er ist wieder da"), a biting social satire by author Timur Vermes, the movie version of which premiered in German cinemas this week.

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One-Fingered Japanese Climber Fails to Summit Everest

A one-fingered Japanese climber who was attempting the first summit of Mount Everest since this year's deadly quake said Thursday he had turned back before reaching the summit.

This is the fifth season Nobukazu Kuriki, who lost nine fingers on the mountain in 2012, has tried to scale the world's highest peak and he is the only climber making the dangerous attempt this year.

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Julio Iglesias Says Will No Longer Perform in Trump Casinos

Spanish singing legend Julio Iglesias says he will no longer perform in casinos belonging to U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump because of his anti-immigrant comments, in an interview published Wednesday.

"I have sung many times in his casinos, but I won't do it again. He seems to be an asshole," he told Barcelona-based daily newspaper La Vanguardia.

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