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Three new JK Rowling wizard movies due from 2016
Three new JK Rowling wizard movies due from 2016

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on three new wizard-based movies to be released starting in 2016.

Three new JK Rowling wizard movies due from 2016
David Legeno. Photo courtesy of imdb.com
Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley

British actor David Legeno, who played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been found dead in Death Valley, United States police said.

Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley
©Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo
Harry Potter wizard invoked again as Japan hits back at China

The diplomatic bickering between Japan and China has descended into name-calling in the British press, with claim and counter-claim by the countries' ambassadors invoking the fictional evil wizard of the Harry Potter series, Lord Voldemort.

Harry Potter wizard invoked again as Japan hits back at China
Photo © Vladimir Dmitriev
Harry Potter to speak Kazakhsha in 2014

The Harry Potter series will be translated into Kazakh in 2014.

Harry Potter to speak Kazakhsha in 2014
Harry Potter stamps rattle US philatelists
Harry Potter stamps rattle US philatelists

The loss-making US Postal Service (USPS) introduced Harry Potter stamps Tuesday, delighting fans of the fictional boy wizard but angering some philatelists who complain he's not American.

Harry Potter stamps rattle US philatelists
"Harry Potter" fans stampede for Radcliffe in Venice
"Harry Potter" fans stampede for Radcliffe in Venice

The Venice film festival descended briefly into chaos Sunday as screaming "Harry Potter" fans stampeded across the seafront after British star Daniel Radcliffe, in town to present his new film.

"Harry Potter" fans stampede for Radcliffe in Venice
Potter author's first grown-up novel 'best I can do'
Potter author's first grown-up novel 'best I can do'

Harry Potter author JK Rowling spent the day "trying to avoid newspapers" as her first novel for grown-ups hit the bookshops, but she is confident the book is "the best I can do", she told fans.

Potter author's first grown-up novel 'best I can do'
JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. Photo courtesy of venusbuzz.com
Sex, drugs and village politics in Potter author's new novel

Harry Potter author JK Rowling bids goodbye to the boy wizard on Thursday when she releases her first novel for adults, a gritty tale of poverty and politics in an idyllic English village.

Sex, drugs and village politics in Potter author's new novel
Photo courtesy of fanpop.com
'Hunger Games' dethrone Potter at Amazon.com

Amazon.com on Friday announced that "The Hunger Games" trilogy has replaced the "Harry Potter" saga as the online retail giant's best-selling series of books.

'Hunger Games' dethrone Potter at Amazon.com
©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Kazakhstan to translate Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books into Kazakh language

Kazakhstan Communications and Information Ministry’s website announced results of the public opinion poll on what books by foreign authors should be translated to Kazakh language.

Kazakhstan to translate Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books into Kazakh language
Adil Vovnyanko. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
13-year-old Almaty student to saddle Harry Potter's broom

13-year-old Adil Vovnyanko from Almaty won a unique trip to the London film studio where the Harry Potter films were shot.

13-year-old Almaty student to saddle Harry Potter's broom

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