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'Game of Thrones' Takes Top Prize at Surprising Emmys

HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.

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'Sex and the City' Actress Defeated in NY Election

Cynthia Nixon, the left-leaning "Sex and the City" actress turned education activist, lost her dream of becoming New York governor Thursday, trounced in the Democratic Party primary by the two-term incumbent.

Andrew Cuomo, 60, in office since 2011 and who commanded a huge war chest from powerful donors, batted aside her insurgent bid at 66-34 percent, US media projected not long after the polls closed.

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London Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham, Burberry Headline

London Fashion Week opens Friday with all eyes on Victoria Beckham, who debuts at the event on the 10th anniversary of her label's launch, and on Burberry's new star designer Riccardo Tisci.

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Singer Rachid Taha, who Fused Arabic Music and Rock, Dies

France-based Algerian singer Rachid Taha has died. His record label, Naïve, announced his death at age 59 in a statement on its Facebook page.

Naïve said Wednesday that the singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno died overnight after suffering a heart attack at his home in the Paris suburbs.

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Thai Film Company to Retell Cave Boy Saga

A Thai-based film company has joined the scramble to retell the dramatic story of the 12 young footballers and their coach who were freed from a flooded cave, one of the producers said Tuesday.

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Syrian war Documentary Wins Top Venice Prizes

A film that follows two friends through four nightmarish years of the Syrian civil war has lifted some of the top prizes at the Venice film festival, which ends Saturday.

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Turkish Comic Coup Film Wins Venice Prize

An hilarious black comedy about a botched coup in Turkey won a major prize at the Venice film festival Friday.

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Miss England Contestant in Hijab First

A Miss England contestant is set to wear a hijab in the finals on Tuesday, in a first for the organization.

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Rumba, the Dance of Seduction Running through Cubans' Veins

Born among black slaves on sugar plantations, Cuba's rumba has since become a national icon almost as renown as its cigars or amateur boxers and two years ago was designated by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

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Moroccan Star Arrested in France over Alleged Rape

A French prosecutor said Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred is being held in police custody on suspicion of committing a rape in the town of Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera.

Draguignan prosecutor's office said Lamjarred, 33, was arrested on Sunday, without providing details.

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