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Saudi Arabia Cuts Loose with Bevy of Models and a Rave

Supermodels and social media mavens, their makeup artists and hair stylists in tow, posed at a concert in leather pants, chunky sweaters and trendy black combat boots. What was unusual about these Instagram posts was that they were all deliberately tagged in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The bevy of Instagram stars, former Victoria's Secret models, including Alessandra Ambrosio, and Hollywood actors like Ryan Phillipe, Ed Westwick and Wilmer Valderrama were invited to Saudi Arabia over the weekend to promote the kingdom's most eye-popping effort yet at showcasing the dramatic changes taking hold in this country, where more than half of its 20 million citizens are under 25 years old.

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Russian 'Agent' Expelled from U.S. Gets TV Show

Maria Butina, who was expelled from the United States in October for acting as an unregistered foreign agent, is to get her own television show on pro-Kremlin channel RT.

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Trump Says Greta Thunberg Should 'Chill,' Go to Movies

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Time magazine's naming of Greta Thunberg as 2019 Person of the Year, saying the climate activist should "chill" and go see a movie.

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Court Rules Dolce & Gabbana Must Pay Maradona for Illegal Use of Name

A court has ordered luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana to pay damages to soccer great Diego Maradona for using his name during a fashion show, his lawyer told AFP on Wednesday.

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Red Carpet but No Cinema as Gaza Film Festival Forced Outdoors

In the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, without a cinema for 30 years, a few hundred people walk the red carpet to a rare film screening -- held on the street.

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Elon Musk 'Pedo Guy' Defamation Trial Begins

Tesla founder Elon Musk went on trial on Tuesday in Los Angeles in a defamation case involving a British caver he allegedly called a pedophile during a spat on Twitter.

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Ukrainian Beauty Queen Barred for Being Mother Sues Miss World

A former Miss Ukraine stripped of her crown and barred from competing for Miss World because she is a mother has launched legal action against the contest, demanding a rule change.

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Amazon Adds Free Music for Anyone, with Ads

Amazon is adding another streaming music option for customers, a free, ad-supported service that requires no subscriptions and is available on a range of devices.

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Roman Polanski Weighing Legal Riposte after Latest Rape Claim

Roman Polanski may sue the French newspaper that published accusations he raped a former actress in the 1970s, his lawyer said Sunday, as he comes under renewed fire over the latest claim of sexual assault to emerge against the Oscar-winning director in recent years.

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Film Star Deneuve 'Responding Well' to Treatment after Stroke

French screen legend Catherine Deneuve is recovering well in hospital after suffering a stroke while shooting a film in a hospital, a member of her entourage told AFP on Friday.

"She is responding well to treatment. The stroke was really limited in scale. She was very lucky to be admitted very quickly to hospital where she was taken ill in the middle of filming," the source said.

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