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Bob Dylan to Receive Nobel Prize in Stockholm at Weekend

Music icon Bob Dylan is to receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it was announced Wednesday.

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Clock is Ticking on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Money

The Swedish Academy has warned that Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan has until June 10 to deliver the traditional Nobel lecture, in order to receive the eight million kronor (840,000 euros, $910,000) that comes with the prize.

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Film Festival Opens in Cinema-Less Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Film Festival opened Monday with 58 homegrown cinematic works to be screened in the ultra-conservative kingdom that continues to ban public cinemas.

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Backgammon, Football after War Reaches Damascus District

When Syria's war came to 73-year-old Joseph Mghazi's street in the Abbasiyeen neighborhood of Damascus, he ignored his neighbor’s entreaties to halt his habitual streetside backgammon games.

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Lady Gaga's Japanese Designer Makes Tokyo Debut

They've dressed Lady Gaga and now they want to dress more fashionistas in Asia: the husband-and-wife team behind Japan's award-winning ROGGYKEI label made their Tokyo Fashion Week debut on Saturday.

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Mosul Comes Alive with the Sound of Music

When the Islamic State group controlled eastern Mosul, playing music was a crime punishable by lashes. Today, music stall owner Mohammed Mohsin is making up for lost time.

The jihadists' religious police confiscated and burned his CDs after taking over the city in a lightning 2014 offensive.

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Penelope Cruz to play Donatella Versace in 'American Crime Story'

Penelope Cruz will play her first major television role as Donatella Versace in FX's "Versace: American Crime Story," the third season of the hit show, the network said Monday.

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'Beauty' Proves a Beast in Sales, Smashing Box-Office Records

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" shattered box office records in its opening weekend, taking a monster $175.7 million in North America and $357 million in total, according to industry data released Monday.

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Bill Gates Again World's Richest Man; Trump Slips

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's more than 2,000 billionaires, while U.S. President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday.

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And the World's Happiest Country is ... Norway

A bit of cold isn't keeping Norway from basking in the warmth of being the world's happiest country, a UN report out Monday found.

And Norway surged from 4th place in last year's assessment all the way to the top spot, even though oil prices are down, the World Happiness Report 2017 said.

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