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Kim Kardashian, Shrewd Siren of the Selfie Generation

Social media megastar Kim Kardashian has brought the phenomenon of being "famous for being famous" to new heights of hype, repeatedly "breaking the internet" with her sexy selfies.

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Kim Kardashian Robbed of Millions at Gunpoint in Paris

US reality television star Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed at gunpoint at a luxury Paris residence by assailants disguised as police who made off with millions in jewellery, French police and her representative said Monday.

A spokeswoman for Kardashian said she was "badly shaken but physically unharmed" after the assault, which occurred at 2:30 am (0030 GMT) on Monday.

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British Royals Head Home after Visit to Canada

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate left British Columbia's capital Saturday to the cheers of a crowd as they headed home after weeklong visit.

The royal couple and their small children George and Charlotte boarded a hydroplane -- the capital city Victoria is on an island in the Pacific -- to head to the mainland and take a Canadian government jet back to Britain.

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Pakistan Bans Indian Films as Kashmir Tensions Rise

Indian films have been banned in cinemas across Pakistan as tensions between Islamabad and nuclear-armed rivals New Delhi over recent scuffles in the disputed Kashmir region spilled into the world of Bollywood and celebrity.

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London's Tower Bridge Closes until New Year

London's iconic Tower Bridge closed to vehicles for three months on Saturday for its first major maintenance works in nearly half a century.

The 122-year-old drawbridge by the Tower of London -- whose roadway leaves are lifted to allow tall ships on the River Thames to pass through -- carries 21,000 vehicles and some 40,000 people per day.

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Shakira Joins Colombian Stars Supporting FARC Peace Deal

Some of Colombia's most famous artists, athletes and writers, from singer Shakira to soccer star Falcao, are lending their support to the peace accord with Marxist rebels that aims to end a half-century of war.

Shakira, along with Juanes and Carlos Vives -- two Colombian musicians popular across the Spanish-speaking world -- sang stirring messages of reconciliation, forgiveness and love after President Juan Manuel Santos signed the peace pact Monday with the head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Rodrigo Londono.

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'Brangelina' Reach Stop-Gap Deal over Kids

Angelina Jolie has reached a temporary agreement with Brad Pitt giving her custody of their six children and granting him visiting rights, reports said on Friday.  

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Philadelphia Orchestra Strikes Moments before Gala

Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra went on strike Friday moments before donors opened a black-tie gala, in the latest labor unrest in the tight-belted US classical music world.

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Sex and Phones: MTV Launches Global Snapchat Series

MTV is launching several series exclusively for its international Snapchat users -- and the topics will, aptly, include phones.

MTV International, the worldwide arm of the music and youth culture network, said that each series would have eight to 10 episodes on Snapchat, the social media platform whose messages vanish.

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Rihanna Bigs up Marie Antoinette in her Paris Fashion Debut

"What would Marie Antoinette wear at the gym?"

It's a question about the French queen that historians may have missed, but not Rihanna.

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