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Single or not?

A Pakistani actress is embroiled in a seven-year-long court case over whether she is married or not. Irtiza Rubab, who is known by her stage name Meera, has acted in commercially successful films, and won local awards for her work. Now, she’s making headlines for another reason – because of…

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Grave issue

This is the grave of Carlo Annoni, a 61-year-old nurse and gay rights campaigner. He is buried in the cemetery of Mariano Comense, in Como, Italy. His grieving husband chose a bright memorial, saying he wanted “something that speaks of life, and joy – love”. But now critics have branded…

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The Codfathers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hundreds of freshly caught cod are moving at pace down a conveyor belt, before automated paddles pop out to send the fish splashing, one by one, into storage tanks below. From there the cod, pulled from the cold water of the North Atlantic…

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Pixar founder on leave over 'unwanted hugs'

John Lasseter, the head of animation at Pixar and Disney, is taking a leave of absence after allegations of misconduct emerged about him. Current and former staff told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr Lasseter frequently gave unwanted hugs and invaded personal space. Other sources alleged he was known for “grabbing,…

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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri returns to Beirut

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has arrived back in Beirut for the first time since announcing his resignation in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago. TV pictures from Beirut international airport showed Mr Hariri being greeted by members of the security forces as he disembarked from his plane. Mr Hariri…

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