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Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour

Chart-toppers Aerosmith on Monday announced a "farewell" tour for 2017, although they stopped short of saying the shows will be their last.

Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel
A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel

Fancy spending the night in a former military prison that is now a youth hostel with an artistic twist? In Slovenia you can.

A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights

A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, they take turns climbing up the limestone.

Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters
Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters

Since its release in the United States, Australia and New Zealand last week, the free Pokemon Go smartphone game that overlays play on the real world has triggered a craze tinged with obsession.

Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba

With crazy costumes, pulsating music the Rio Carnival's top performers swatted aside Zika worries to get down for the world's biggest party

Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba
Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival
Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival

Residents of Scotland's remote Shetland Islands brandishing swords and shields celebrated their Nordic roots in a fest that culminated in burning of a Viking ship replica.

Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival
Psy says 'no chance' of another Gangnam Style success
Psy says 'no chance' of another Gangnam Style success

"Gangnam Style" star Psy acknowledged that he could never repeat the phenomenal global success of his 2012 hit, but said he was perfectly happy being "just another" K-pop artist.

Psy says 'no chance' of another Gangnam Style success
Eldar Ryazanov. ©RIA Novosti
Beloved Russian filmmaker Ryazanov dies

Eldar Ryazanov, one of the most popular film directors of the Soviet era whose comedies captured the unique absurdities of life under Communism, died Monday aged 88.

Beloved Russian filmmaker Ryazanov dies
Adele to go on tour for first time in five years
Adele to go on tour for first time in five years

British singer Adele is to go on tour in Europe next year, her first live dates in five years, she announced.

Adele to go on tour for first time in five years
Singer Clementine dedicates Mercury Prize to Paris
Singer Clementine dedicates Mercury Prize to Paris

Benjamin Clementine, the experimental singer and poet with deep roots in Paris, won Britain's Mercury Prize and dedicated the award to the attack-stricken city.

Singer Clementine dedicates Mercury Prize to Paris
Justin Bieber album smashes Spotify record
Justin Bieber album smashes Spotify record

Justin Bieber's new album has smashed the record for first week streaming on Spotify.

Justin Bieber album smashes Spotify record
Adele shuns streaming for giant album
Adele shuns streaming for giant album

Adele will shun streaming as she launches her long-awaited album "25," which is predicted to be the biggest release in years.

Adele shuns streaming for giant album
Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests
Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests

English rock act Florence and the Machines will headline two US summer music festivals, which announced lineups months before expected amid growing competition.

Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests
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Beckham named People magazine's 'sexiest man alive'

David Beckham was declared "sexiest man alive" by People magazine, joining an elite club including last year's winner, Chris Hemsworth, and a handful of other above-average men.

Beckham named People magazine's 'sexiest man alive'
Denzel Washington to get award for contribution to cinema
Denzel Washington to get award for contribution to cinema

Hollywood star Denzel Washington will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes for his contribution to cinema.

Denzel Washington to get award for contribution to cinema
Latest Bond movie stays atop N.American box office
Latest Bond movie stays atop N.American box office

The new James Bond movie "Spectre" stayed atop the North American box office in its second week in theaters, bringing in $33.7 million.

Latest Bond movie stays atop N.American box office
'Hunger Games' LA premiere scaled down over Paris attacks
'Hunger Games' LA premiere scaled down over Paris attacks

The Los Angeles premiere of the latest "Hunger Games" movie has been toned down and at least two television shows have been cancelled in light of the Paris attacks.

'Hunger Games' LA premiere scaled down over Paris attacks
Hard-hitting Will Smith drama sounds alarm on US football
Hard-hitting Will Smith drama sounds alarm on US football

Will Smith hopes his new film "Concussion" will jolt parents into realizing their kids' health could be at serious risk when they sign them up to play American football.

Hard-hitting Will Smith drama sounds alarm on US football
Justin Bieber. ©REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Justin Bieber says 'Sorry' again - in Spanish

Pop idol Justin Bieber is finding a new way to say "Sorry" -- in Spanish.

Justin Bieber says 'Sorry' again - in Spanish
Will Smith to return to rap with tour
Will Smith to return to rap with tour

Will Smith, one of the first mainstream rappers who has since become an Oscar-nominated actor, is returning to music with a tour.

Will Smith to return to rap with tour