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CANNES, France: “Shoplifters,” a heart wrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser. Spike Lee accepted the runner-up Grand Prix for “BlacKkKlansman,” a searing…

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SEOUL: US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea’s recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul’s presidential office said. After weeks of warm words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out of the planned summit next month because…

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PARIS: Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother’s wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said on Sunday. Between 2200 GMT Friday and 2300 GMT Saturday, 6,604,498 tweets were posted worldwide on the royal nuptials, of…

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SEOUL: North Korea has demanded Seoul repatriate a dozen waitresses who fled to the South two years ago, just days after abruptly calling off a planned inter-Korean meeting following weeks of tentative rapprochement. The issue has long been controversial, with Pyongyang claiming the women were kidnapped from a North Korean…

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SAN JOSE: Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years. Apple is seeking slightly more than a billion dollars in damages, while Samsung wants a figure closer to $28 million.…

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IT’S official! Filipino fans of American rock band Guns N’ Roses will get the chance of a lifetime to watch the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees as they bring their “Not in This Lifetime” tour in the country. Scheduled for a one-night only concert, the band’s first performance…

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WINDSOR, United Kingdom: Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David Beckham and Elton John led the celebrities in the pews at St. George’s Chapel for the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. Hollywood stars, musicians and sporting icons from Britain and the United States took their places among…

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A RETIRED police officer was killed and two were wounded in a shooting incident in his home on Saturday in Antipolo City, Rizal, according to a report by the provincial police office. Rody Lico was shot dead by one of two unidentified assailants who pretended to be a messenger from…

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THE Philippines on Saturday expressed its sympathies to the United States after 10 people died and several others were wounded in a shooting incident in a school in Texas on Friday. “We join the American people in grieving over the loss of so many young, innocent lives in the school tragedy in Sante…

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