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Updated: Oscars go gaga for 'La La Land' with record-tying 14 nods

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 14:56 Last update: about 4 hours ago Associated Press

The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with "Titanic" and "All About Eve" for most nominations ever. "La La...

Updated: Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 15 as hopes diminish

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:18 Last update: about 6 hours ago Associated Press

The death toll from an avalanche in central Italy climbed to 15 on Tuesday as hopes began to fade that any of the 14 people still missing might be found alive under a mountain resort buried by tons of...

Eurozone economy starts 2017 with steady growth

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:59 Last update: about 8 hours ago Associated Press

A survey shows that the economy of the 19-country eurozone began 2017 with relatively strong growth. The so-called purchasing managers' index, a gauge of activity in the manufacturing and...

Seven people buried in the wrong graves at veterans' cemetery

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 06:21 Last update: about 13 hours ago Associated Press

Seven people were buried in the wrong graves at a veterans' cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot. Veterans Affairs Director Kasim Yarn apologized on Monday for the...

Updated: Three dogs give avalanche rescuers hope

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 06:14 Last update: about 7 hours ago Associated Press

Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 17 people still...

Actor Gorden Kaye, 'Allo 'Allo!'s Rene Artois, dies aged 75

Monday, 23 January 2017, 18:31 Last update: about 1 day ago

Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75. The star's former agency confirmed to BBC News he died at a care home on Monday...

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