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Bob Dylan writes speech for Nobel ceremony

One prize victor per category traditionally gives an acceptance speech at the banquet. Sending along the speech does not exempt the American songwriter from holding a lecture at a place and a type of his choosing, the only requirement by the Nobel foundation.

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'Moana' tops the North American box office with $55.5M this weekend

Moana has surpassed Toy Story 2 ($80 million) for the second-biggest ever Thanksgiving opening, but trails fellow Disney release Frozen , which debuted with $93 million. Finishing in second place is the Warner Bros. The holiday weekend was the sixth biggest Thanksgiving at the box office, according to comScore, falling slightly behind most recent years.

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'Just cry it out': Little Mix's Jesy Nelson on getting over heartbreak

Apparently the Rixton lead singer is due to have his say on his split from the Little Mix star at 5pm today. The star opened up to Bang Showbiz at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball in London on Saturday, saying: "You have to go through the stages of just crying it out".

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Cuban-American millennials anticipate role in evolving Cuba

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled. The "concept of revolution" is a section of a 2000 speech in which Castro calls Cubans to believe in "the profound conviction that no force in the world is capable of crushing the force of truth and ideas".

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Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts tops North American box office

LOS ANGELES-Harry Potter spin-off " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them " debuted atop the North American box office, industry data showed Monday, taking a satisfactory but far from spellbinding $74.4 million. Still, this weekend's gross put the family film ahead of sci-fi thinker Arrival , which landed at No. 4 with $12.1 million. Ezra Miller, whose character Credence Barebone is shy and unloved, said the movie has "the comfort and the escapist wonder that she (Rowling) brings" ...

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New Zealand PM Abruptly Announces Resignation

A popular leader, Mr Key, is stepping down in the request of his wife Bronagh, the New Zealand Herald reports. "Key has been able to steward the country through a period of significant reform by giving people confidence that he was on their side - and it's worked".

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These Are The Victims Of The Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

In a statement, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said she was "grateful to our first responders for their efforts to deal with this deadly fire". The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. The Alameda County District Attorney has activated a criminal investigation team. On November 13, the city received complaints of blight and unpermitted interior construction at the building and sent an investigator to the property on November 17.

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Fidel Castro laid to rest in east Cuba

Castro, who outlasted a crippling US trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died 10 years after a life-threatening illness led him to turn over power to his brother. Even though Castro's image is ubiquitous throughout Cuba - plastered on murals and billboards, hanging in homes, classrooms and offices - the longtime leader requested that his name and image not be memorialized in any way.

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Fidel Castro buried in Santiago de Cuba

The ceremony lasted more than an hour and took place out of the public eye after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation of plans to broadcast the events live on national and worldwide television. In contrast, the images of his fellow revolutionary fighters Camilo Cienfuegos and Ernesto "Che" Guevara became common across Cuba in the decades since their deaths.

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Al Pacino, James Taylor, the Eagles and more receive Kennedy Center Honors

Added Jack Sussman, CBS' exec VP of specials, music and live events: "The Kennedy Center Honors is one of the most unique television events of the year, bringing together extraordinary talents from around the world to honor exceptional contributions to the performing arts".

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"The Walking Dead" Recap: "Sing Me a Song"

Carl seriously impressed in the episode when he became the first person of our survivors to get even remotely close to killing Negan ( Jeffrey Dean Morgan ). Furthermore we already feared to see the reaction of Rick when he returns to Alexandria to discover Negan perhaps with Judith on knees. Tell us what you think! But did they find anything worthwhile? Meanwhile, Eugene has made Rosita's single bullet, while Spencer shows up back at Alexandria with a cache of supplies he's dug ...

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USS Arizona survivor heads to Pearl Harbor 75 years later

Dorinda was just six years old that Sunday in 1941. "Business was booming", said Guy Nasuti, a Navy historian. Just when it seemed the growth would never stop, it did. The base expanded gradually during the early part of the 20th century. It wasn't until Jones was in his mid-20s that his father, Roland Jones, even told him he was at Pearl Harbor -aboard the USS Solace, a hospital ship, which was docked near the Arizona.

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Austrians reject far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hoffer

Austria's Interior Ministry showed Van der Bellen won more rural support in Sunday's repeat vote, and also took key regions in the industrial heartland of Upper Austria as well as in the mountains of Tirol. Some 6.3 million Austrians 16 and older are entitled to vote. Austria's Jewish leaders had expressed concern about a possible Hofer presidency. Norbert Hofer of Austria's far-right Freedom Party speaks to press outside a polling booth in Sunday.

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Van der Bellen victorius in Austria's presidential race

Data from SORA showed that Van der Bellen's pro-European stance was his supporters' second-strongest reason for voting for him, cited by 65 percent of them, just behind the view that he would best represent Austria overseas. He called the result "a clear victory for good sense against right-wing populism". Arguing that Austria's staying in the European Union helps economic growth in the export-dependent country of 8.7 million people, Van der Bellen won over conservative voters who ...

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Vehemently Anti-LGBTQ Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Loses Re-election Bid

HE was once an Argos security guard, keeping an eye on customers on London's Holloway Road. The polls rocketed in the last two weeks, the only period allowed to make campaign before voting. Barrow, a property developer and political unknown till six months back, comfortably won Thursday's election with 45.54 per cent. Barrow, a businessman, was able to energize eight opposition parties that then united behind him, Ofeibea reports.

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Seven-year-old Aleppo Twitter girl goes silent as bombs fall

Rebel-held eastern Aleppo has been relentlessly bombed by the army throughout the Syria's conflict, with 25,000 civilians thought to be trapped in besieged areas. In others she appeared with her mother. Pictures and videos of Bana and her brothers show them reading ebooks given to them by J.K. Rowling, and the girl hiding in corners from the bombs.

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Bieber Talks Tinder On 'Ellen' - And Has A Big Announcement To Make

I'm not really looking either", he smiled. More recently, Bieber sparked a commotion when he deleted his Instagram account after fans flooded his page with critical comments about Richie over the summer. "Because I'm always alone". No dates have been announced yet, but the talk show host confirmed Justin will be playing the Rose Bowl on August 5, with the rest of the stops likely being announced after the interview airs this afternoon.

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Chat: Did the right person win I'm a Celebrity?

Get Me Out of Here! to defeat Joel Dommett and Adam Thomas and nab the top spot. Earlier, Vicky had shown off an nearly mane-like hair style as she shared more behind-the-scenes snaps from her TV show. Jumping around and brushing himself off after successfully completing the trial, he shouted: "It was so bad in there, I could hardly breathe". "I know this sounds stupid but I always wonder why people like me", the modest reality star once admitted.

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Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis reveal new baby boy's name

Kunis gave birth to the couple's baby boy on Wednesday (30Nov16), and the news leaked on Thursday (01Dec16). This is the celebrity couple's second child together, after having a girl, Wyatt Isabelle, in October 2014. "So I think she gets there's something in the belly but I don't quite think that she knows that it's not going to be a plastic doll yet". "It didn't cross the Mila threshold", he laughed.

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UT to fire Charlie Strong soon

Strongs players clearly love him. They heard him suggest that a win against TCU might be enough to save his job. The Longhorns are 5-6 in his third season at Texas and his chances of remaining head coach are so bleak that it raises questions about whether the school would provide some clarity on his future before Strong's regularly scheduled Monday media availabilities.

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Dear Zindagi Grosses Around 123 Crores Worldwide

Dear Zindagi's box office business is so far fair. The movie had collected Rs 2.25 crore on its second Friday. The Kahaani 2 has done some very impressive work on the box-office by collection nearly 4.35crore on the very first day of release and doing the same work on the second day too.

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Hundreds gather to celebrate Lighted Christmas Parade

Fill the Van for Blue Santa - 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, downtown. "Our hostess, Ms. Betty Kai, will be dressed as Mrs. Clause, handing out Christmas cookies by the fountain from about 5 to 8 p.m. The entry fee for participating in the Vienna parade is a donation of at least a case of canned food, which will be given to the Good Samaritan Pantry at Wayside United Methodist Church, at 3001 Grand Central Ave.

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Guns 'n' Roses for Slane

They'll bring their 'Not in This Lifetime' tour to Slane Castle on May 27th, 2017 , which will be the first gig on the European leg of the tour. Louis area have been hinting the band was on its way . There, the band completely sold out all 15 dates of the tour including 13 stadium dates. GUNS N ROSES have finally confirmed an Irish date for next summer, after teasing fans over the past week or so.

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Oh my Gogglebox! Scarlett's queen of the jungle

She has made her living by appearing on Gogglebox, in which she and her family are filmed while they watch television shows, including I'm a Celebrity... Ant and Dec told a scared-looking Moffatt she had been selected for the Cavern of Claws, which involved collecting stars inside a sealed cave that was full of water and jungle critters.

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American Varner's breakthrough win in Australian PGA after 2015 heartbreaking play-off loss

Varner came closest to winning his first top-level pro event when runner-up after a three-way playoff with Dylan Frittelli and eventual 2015 champion Nathan Holman a year ago. The only think I can control is Harold. "My wins have been from behind, so this is new to me", he said. He failed find the fairway on the first four holes on the back nine, however, and drives into the water at the 10th and 13th resulted in bogeys.

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Kanye West resting at home after getting released from hospital

These days, since her Paris robbery, it's been a little more hard to keep up with Kim Kardashian for obvious reasons, but Vanity Fair reports that the reality star threw Saint West a super low-key first birthday party on Wednesday. A source tells PEOPLE magazine that while Kanye is no longer being hospitalized , he's receiving outpatient medical care in an undisclosed residence that is separate from his family.

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Devastated city buries president of Chapecoense soccer club

But the dream died and the town was shattered in that devastating plane crash on Monday night when 19 players and another 19 club staff were killed. At least six people are believed to have survived the crash and Colombian rescue teams are now attempting to find more survivors but have been hindered by inclement weather in the region.

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Gun-wielding student at Utah school disarmed by his mum

Police were still trying to learn whether the student intentionally fired the gun or if the weapon went off accidentally while the parents intervened. Police believe the teen hid the weapons and two boxes of ammunition under his long jacket as he walked to Mueller Park Junior High. A tense situation was diffused thanks to a couple who rushed to their son's school after realizing he had taken two of their guns with him, according to reports.

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Kanye West handcuffed amid psychotic meltdown

Kanye "is exhausted and now dealing with sleep deprivation", People quoted a source as saying. A source close to West recently told People magazine that Kardashian West has been there for her husband throughout his hospitalization.

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The Weeknd reveals drug use helped break writer's block to make music

The reigning Spotify-streamed singer will kick off his 46-date Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour following his December 30 concert at The Chelsea inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. "When I'm (messed) up, that's the real me", and "I Can't Feel My Face", are the lines from his 2015 song The Hills, which is suspected to be an allusion to cocaine.

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Joe McKnight Shooter Ronald Gasser Cited for Road Rage Fight Before

Gasser isn't in the clear as of yet, as the authorities will meet with the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office to discuss if any charges will be brought up against Gasser. Normand defended his handling of the case, saying they would investigate thoroughly. "We will release additional details when we get through with the interviews", Normand said.

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Obama honors artistic achievements at Kennedy Center Honors gala

The Kennedy Center Honors is in its 39th year. She says the honors have been around for 39 years and every president has given a warm welcome to the honorees. "James was there to satisfy our hunger for both intimacy and authenticity". O'Donnell, who played the prep school student who babysits Pacino's blind character, admitted he "considers it one of the greatest honours in his life to have the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman ".

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Andrew Sachs, Manuel on the UK's Fawlty Towers, Dead at 86

His wife Melody, who cared for him throughout his illness, told the Daily Mail: "We were happy, we were always laughing, we never had a boring moment". Sachs was born in Berlin in 1930, and his family moved to England when he was eight years old to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews. Sachs' survivors include his wife and three children.

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Alec Baldwin snaps back after Trump's SNL swipe

Alec Baldwin has made another appearance as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live , and once again Donald Trump is less than happy about it. Donald Trump has made it very clear that he isn't the biggest fan of Alec Baldwin's impersonation of him - so this weekend, the actor chose to make him an offer.

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Need patient director: SRK on Salman

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are great friends and we have proof. The actors, both in their early fifties, have acted in films like "Karan Arjun", "Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam" and " Kuch Kuch Hota Hai " in the past. While Salman said the kind of fight they had is commonplace and happens in every friendship, the media hyped it up unnecessarily. Previous year when SRK-Salman shot for reality show "Bigg Boss" together, the internet went insane with their pictures and videos.


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