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Pope urged to condemn gay unions as unnatural
Pope urged to condemn gay unions as unnatural

Nearly half a million Catholics have signed a petition urging Pope Francis to condemn same sex unions as unnatural and rule out allowing divorced believers who remarry to receive communion.

Pope urged to condemn gay unions as unnatural
Justin Bieber. ©REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Justin Bieber pleads guilty to assault, careless driving

Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded guilty to assault and careless driving, but will not go to jail over a collision with paparazzi in the Canadian countryside last year.

Justin Bieber pleads guilty to assault, careless driving
US singer Kesha. ©Reuters/Danny Moloshok
Pop star Kesha sues producer Dr. Luke for sex abuse

American pop star Kesha sued her producer Dr. Luke for allegedly abusing her sexually and emotionally for years, while threatening to harm her career.

Pop star Kesha sues producer Dr. Luke for sex abuse
Justin Bieber. ©REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Bieber faces more assault charges in Canada

Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after his All-Terrain Vehicle collided with a minivan in the Canadian countryside.

Bieber faces more assault charges in Canada
Japan's Babymetal plot world domination with Lolita rock
Japan's Babymetal plot world domination with Lolita rock

Japanese pop-metal group Babymetal have toured with Lady Gaga and attracted monster crowds in America and Europe with their sugar-coated hard rock.

Japan's Babymetal plot world domination with Lolita rock
The winners of Grand K-pop Festival 2014 Mad Man ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Winners of K-pop Festival in Almaty get to go to South Korea

Grand K-pop Festival 2014 was held in Almaty. Mad Man band won the Grand Prix and will go to South Korea.

Winners of K-pop Festival in Almaty get to go to South Korea
Kairat Nurtas ©Roza Yessenkulova
Popular Kazakh singer in midst of scandal less than year after another concert ended in violence

A new scandal is raging around popular Kazakh singer Kairat Nurtas just a year after another concert resulted in mass violence in Almaty.

Popular Kazakh singer in midst of scandal less than year after another concert ended in violence
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Dancing priest brings #2popesaints to Internet flock

A priest dances in a famous piazza in Rome surrounded by four gyrating parishioners. Tourists stare and dozens of children on a school trip from France start to twist and turn to the music.

Dancing priest brings #2popesaints to Internet flock
Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert

Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a concert in the US state of Missouri, the venue said.

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
Katy Perry rides closer to 50 mn mark on Twitter
Katy Perry rides closer to 50 mn mark on Twitter

Pop star Katy Perry was on the threshold Thursday of becoming the first person ever to have more than 50 million followers on Twitter.

Katy Perry rides closer to 50 mn mark on Twitter
British pop group One Direction. ©Reuters/Dylan Martinez
Boy-band One Direction year's best-sellers

British pop phenomenon One Direction were on Thursday named as the world's most popular recording artists of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Boy-band One Direction year's best-sellers
Lady Gaga album hits number one despite weaker sales
Lady Gaga album hits number one despite weaker sales

Lady Gaga entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number one Wednesday with her new release "Artpop," though it sold less than its predecessor.

Lady Gaga album hits number one despite weaker sales
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ABBA mulls possible 'Waterloo' reunion

Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA could reunite next year to mark the 40th anniversary since they won the Eurovision Song Contest and were catapulted to global stardom, singer Agnetha Faltskog revealed on Sunday.

ABBA mulls possible 'Waterloo' reunion
Australian PM warns of 'zombie, K-Pop' doomsday
Australian PM warns of 'zombie, K-Pop' doomsday

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Thursday weighed into the debate about whether the world will end on December 21 under the Mayan calendar in a spoof video about Korean pop and flesh-eating zombies.

Australian PM warns of 'zombie, K-Pop' doomsday
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Comic-Con fans throng to 'Hobbit,' 'Twilight' tasters

Fans descend on San Diego Thursday for the annual Comic-Con festival of pop culture, with highlights including the long-awaited "Hobbit" and last "Twilight" films, in a four-day geekfest.

Comic-Con fans throng to 'Hobbit,' 'Twilight' tasters
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