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Afghan refugee saga vies for top prize at Busan festival

A gripping drama depicting the harrowing plight of Afghan refugees is targeting Oscars history as it vies for the top prize at Asia’s premiere film festival this week.
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Prince William says he is sad his wife and two young children can't meet his late mother, Princess Diana.
A Romeo and Juliet series from the Shonda Rhimes universe. And a notable Michael Jackson impersonator makes his acting debut as the King of Pop.
The penultimate episode brings a shadow reality in the form of a dream.
The penultimate episode brings a shadow reality in the form of a dream.
Poor Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott. Between Clueless and That Thing You Do! they separately led two of the most charming and rewatchable all-ages comedies of the ’90s.
Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of Eastern and Western sounds, believes improvisation is a way of life.
In the hierarchy of world cinema, Hollywood is at the top. Then comes Bollywood and Nigeria’s Nollywood.
A misbehaving giant poodle has scooped top prize for a canine performance at the Cannes film festival, despite what organizers lamented as a pawcity of dog roles this year.
Mr. Martin also appeared in a number of popular television shows, including episodes of “The Love Boat,” “Magnum P.I.” and “Murder, She Wrote.”
“Twilight” is in the rearview mirror, but he stands by the series even as he’s celebrated at Cannes for his turn as an inept bad guy in “Good Time.”
Directed by Ruben Ostlund, “The Square” was a surprise winner of the Palme d’Or. With “The Beguiled,” Ms. Coppola became the second woman in the festival’s history to win the directing prize.
The Alamo Drafthouse will host several screenings of “Wonder Woman” for women only. The decision received both criticism and support online.
As with many of Ms. Copeland’s performances, she was best in low-pressure moments, and more captivating as an actor than a dancer.
This new ABC drama from Shondaland imagines a Shakespearean sequel with feuding families, a beleaguered prince and, of course, romance.
Amina Henry’s new play at Jack is about a greedy but not particularly bright entrepreneur and four determined dancers who compete in Pittsburgh.
“Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the latest film in the “Pirates” franchise, overcame poor reviews. “Baywatch” continued a string of lackluster TV adaptations.
Tehran, May 28, IRNA – Iran’s first operational satellite dubbed as “Soha” will be launched in the next Iranian calendar year (to be started March 21, 2018), Iran Space Research Center Hassan Haddadp
Tehran, May 28, IRNA – Iran’s first sensor-operational satellite dubbed as “Soha” will be launched in the next Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), Iran Space Research Center Hassan Haddad
Bandar Abbas, May 28, IRNA -- Six Iranian sailors who went astray in Hormugan waters in the vicinity of coral island were rescued by rescue teams on Sunday.
The Square, a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art was awarded the top prize at the Cannes
A father of three Ariana Grande fans is telling the 23-year-old singer to keep making music following the Manchester bombing that happened after her
Tehran, May 28, IRNA -- Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi Amiri in a message on Sunday congratulated Master Hossein Alizadeh for receiving Asian World Music Award.
Tehran, May 28, IRNA - Vice President and head of Environmental Protection Organization Massoumeh Ebtekar said on Sunday that 70 percent of particle pollution originates from foreign countries.
Tehran, May 28, IRNA -- Vice President and head of Environmental Protection Organization Massoumeh Ebtekar said on Sunday that 70 percent of particle pollution originate from foreign countries.
Tehran, May 28, IRNA – A unique stone construction known as ‘Tehran Versailles’ belonged to a wealthy person before the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has been registered on the list of Iran
Tehran, May 28, IRNA – An Iranian military official said on Sunday that Iran is mass producing Shaher sniper rifles.
Rome, May 28, IRNA – An exhibition called ‘The Colors of Persian Music’ has been held at Sapienza University of Rome.
Mashad, May 28, IRNA - Mashad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) announced that the first orthopedic hypnosurgery in Iran was performed in Imam Reza Hospital in Mashad on a 32-year old man’s hand.
Fashion House IGOR GULYAEV has presented its new collection "Highest quality" in Baku.
Tehran, May 28, IRNA – “A Man of Integrity”, the latest work of Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof, won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday eve
The City of Winds is hosting the fifth season of Azerbaijan Fashion Week, which is a top project bringing together Azerbaijani and foreign designers.
The fifth season of Azerbaijan Fashion is underway in Baku.
Idris Elba — who made breaking the rules a very good thing in “Luther” — goes rogue as a C.I.A. officer. And Laurence Fishburne joins Joe Mantegna as host of a tribute to the armed services.
Gregg Allman, who died Saturday, stirred all of the mythic South into his music. Here’s a sampling, mostly recorded with the Allman Brothers Band.

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