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Jamaican's Marley novel wins prestigious Man Booker prize

marlonjamesLONDON--Marlon James became the first Jamaican to win the Man Booker fiction prize on Tuesday for "A Brief History of Seven Killings", inspired by an attempt to kill reggae star Bob Marley, and said he hoped more Caribbean writers will follow.
  The 686-page novel, which uses Jamaican patois, Harlem slang and liberal doses of scatological language, tells the story of a gang of...

No more nudes in Playboy, centerfold's future at risk

playboyLOS ANGELES--Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they...

Tenor Bocelli teams up with pop's Ariana Grande on Cinema album

bocelliLONDON--The blind Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has sold 85 million albums and is the best selling singer of all time...

Randy Quaid ordered held on $500,000 bail in Vermont

randyquaidLOS ANGELES--A Vermont judge ordered actor Randy Quaid held on a $500,000 bail on Monday after the film star was...

Tunisian mediator group wins Nobel Peace Prize for aiding move to democracy

nobelOSLO/TUNIS--Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping build democracy in...

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