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Hollande's popularity soars after French jihadist attacks
Hollande's popularity soars after French jihadist attacks

Once France's most unpopular post-war president, Francois Hollande has experienced a dramatic surge in approval ratings.

Hollande's popularity soars after French jihadist attacks
Unpopular Hollande seeks TV redemption
Unpopular Hollande seeks TV redemption

The president who set himself up as "Mr Normal" finds himself in a highly abnormal position: never has a French head of state been so unpopular.

Unpopular Hollande seeks TV redemption
Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study
Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study

Honeybees probably originated in Asia, not Africa, said scientists who had teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators' genome.

Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study
Hollande's popularity rises slightly after news of affair
Hollande's popularity rises slightly after news of affair

Popular approval for French President Francois Hollande rose slightly around the time news broke of his affair with an actress.

Hollande's popularity rises slightly after news of affair
Director Peter Jackson. ©Reuters/Phil McCarten
'Hobbit' tops North American box office

Fantasy blockbuster "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" ruled the North American box office this weekend, holding off a strong festive season challenge from Disney's animated musical "Frozen," estimates showed Sunday.

'Hobbit' tops North American box office
Britney Spears. ©Reuters/Danny Moloshok
Britney Spears gambles on two years in Las Vegas

Britney Spears opened a two-year sojourn in Sin City late Friday with a dazzling performance to a crowd of adoring fans at the city's Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Britney Spears gambles on two years in Las Vegas
Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of sports.yahoo.com
Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin named Fighter of the Year 2013

World WBA middleweight Super Champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin from Kazakhstan has been named the Fighter of the Year 2013 by Boxing 101.

Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin named Fighter of the Year 2013
Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin acknowledged Most Exciting Fighter of the Year
Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin acknowledged Most Exciting Fighter of the Year

Kazakhstan's professional boxer Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin has been acknowledged the Most Exciting Fighter of the Year 2013.

Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin acknowledged Most Exciting Fighter of the Year
A shot from film <i>Harmony Lessons</i>
Emir Baigazin proclaimed Kazakhstan's Kim Ki-duk

The Kazakh premier of the most titled Kazakhstan’s movie Harmony Lessons of debuting film director Emir Baigazin took place in Almaty city on December 5.

Emir Baigazin proclaimed Kazakhstan's Kim Ki-duk
The caricature of the Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Asylzhan Mamytbekov. ©Marat Abilov
Caricatures of famous Kazakhstan figures presented in Astana

Caricatures of prominent Kazakhstan figures have been presented at the exhibition in Astana.

Caricatures of famous Kazakhstan figures presented in Astana
Obama popularity at all-time low: survey
Obama popularity at all-time low: survey

US President Barack Obama's popularity has slumped to an all-time low, with a majority of Americans for the first time believing him to be dishonest and untrustworthy, a new survey showed Tuesday.

Obama popularity at all-time low: survey
Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of Al Bello
Golovkin named most talked-about Kazakh since Borat

American newspaper USA Today has named boxer Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan the most talked-about Kazakh since Borat.

Golovkin named most talked-about Kazakh since Borat
Play it again: Vinyl enjoys renaissance in Britain
Play it again: Vinyl enjoys renaissance in Britain

Vinyl records are back in fashion in Britain where they have recorded their best sales for a decade as devotees and new fans relish what they say is a livelier sound than digital formats.

Play it again: Vinyl enjoys renaissance in Britain
Cher & Co won't make room for Miley Cyrus generation
Cher & Co won't make room for Miley Cyrus generation

Cher may have her ideal burial place all mapped out, but the veteran pop star is far from having one foot in the grave with a new album and feisty views on feminism and the "genius" of Miley Cyrus.

Cher & Co won't make room for Miley Cyrus generation
Printers' 'Bridget Jones moment' leaves fans nonplused
Printers' 'Bridget Jones moment' leaves fans nonplused

Fans of Bridget Jones, rushing to find out the London diarist's latest adventures, were left baffled on Thursday after pages from the autobiography of a British actor were mistakenly inserted in her new book.

Printers' 'Bridget Jones moment' leaves fans nonplused
Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan. ©Reuters/Jimmy Jeong
Bollywood boards 'Chennai Express' to steam back to Egypt

Crowds of movie lovers cheered as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest film "Chennai Express" screened in Cairo theatres, marking the return of Hindi cinema to Egypt after more than two decades.

Bollywood boards 'Chennai Express' to steam back to Egypt
Piaf legend lives on, 50 years later
Piaf legend lives on, 50 years later

Even as she lay dying, Edith Piaf carefully controlled the image that made her a star -- and 50 years after her death a legend -- in her native France and around the world.

Piaf legend lives on, 50 years later
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Single again: Bridget Jones returns

Bridget Jones returns after a 14-year break on Thursday, in a new book which sees the famed British singleton widowed with two children but still grappling with modern life and unsuitable men.

Single again: Bridget Jones returns
Miley Cyrus. ©Reuters/Danny Moloshok
Miley Cyrus in tit-for-tat exchange with Sinead O'Connor

Former Disney teen idol turned bad-girl pop star Miley Cyrus hit back Thursday at Sinead O'Connor, rebuffing advice by the Irish singer that she stop prostituting herself for music business bosses.

Miley Cyrus in tit-for-tat exchange with Sinead O'Connor
Japan's Murakami favourite for Nobel prize -- again
Japan's Murakami favourite for Nobel prize -- again

Japanese literary superstar Haruki Murakami is favourite for this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, betting odds showed Friday, after repeatedly being mentioned as a contender for the prestigious global gong.

Japan's Murakami favourite for Nobel prize -- again