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ONE Championship Gets Cash for Major Growth

ONE Championship has secured a major equity investment from venture capital firm Sequoia India and investment firm Mission Holdings, positioning the ascendant mixed martial arts promotion to increase its presence throughout Asia.
A thin slice of the meteorite sample from a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago. Photo: Hillary Sanctuary / Associated Press

Diamond Fragment May Come From ‘Lost Planet’

BERLIN — Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday.
This cover image released by A&M & Interscope Records shows "44/876," a release by Sting and Shaggy. A&M & Interscope Records / Associated Press

Sting and Shaggy Teaming Up For A Sunny Reggae Album

The fact that Shaggy and Sting are teaming up on a CD does, admittedly, sound like a gimmick. Why are these two very different artists together? Because they happen to be known by a single name? Why not keep going and add Shakira, Sia, Slash and Seal?
Liverpool fans at the Kop singing "You'll Never Walk Alone." Photo: Rui Vieira / Associated Press

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is a Hit From Broadway to Kiev

Gerry Marsden walked into Liverpool's ODEON cinema for a Laurel and Hardy film. It was raining when he started to leave, so he decided to stay for the second part of the double feature and watch the comedy duo one more time. And with that, a part of soccer history was born.

Oscars 2018: Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman” Wins Foreign Language Film

LOS ANGELES — Landmark Chilean drama "A Fantastic Woman," a stirring story of love and loss that centers on a transgender woman, won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday.
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Watch: Razzie Awards Name ‘The Emoji Movie’ Worst Film of 2017

LOS ANGELES — Maybe it was destiny for a movie with a pile of poop as a central character.
Aretha Franklin performs in April 2017 at the world premiere of 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Photo: Charles Sykes / Invision

‘Queen of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin, Dies at 76

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little...
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Game Not Over in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn't root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few...

Oscars 2018: Peele, ‘Get Out’ Make History With Screenplay Win

LOS ANGELES — Jordan Peele had to dig deep to get the horror-satire "Get Out" to the screen, and his reward was the first original screenplay Oscar for an African-American.

Oscars 2018: Cultural Powerhouse ‘Coco’ Wins Best Animation

LOS ANGELES — "Coco," the tear-jerking adventure tale of a Mexican boy who learns the importance of honoring his ancestors after getting stuck in an eye-popping netherworld of the dead, won the Oscar for best animated feature on Sunday.

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