‘Two Popes’ filmmakers hope Pope Francis is amused

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Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam

LOPBURI, Thailand (Reuters) – Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water

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Mashrou’ Leila concert in Lebanon canceled after church pressure

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Byblos festival has canceled a concert by the indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila “to prevent bloodshed”

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Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96

ROME (Reuters) – Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has

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Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins Golden Bear

BERLIN (Reuters) – Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms”, an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins

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Comedian Roseanne, shunned since racist tweet, visits Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Roseanne Barr, the American comedian whose television show was canceled last year after she made a racist

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