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  1. 'Romeo and Juliet' takes on local twist in Gaza performance

    In this Thursday, April 28, 2016 photo, Palestinian actors perform a Gaza version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" play on the stage of a cultural center in Gaza City. Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist. Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy, the star-crossed young couple in Gaza's version of the play is divided by politics stemming from the deep internal Palestinian split between two rival movements: Gaza's ruling Islamic militant group Hamas and the Fatah party. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist.

  2. Top Chinese singer tours disputed South China Sea islands

    Chinese folk singer Song Zuying performs for workers and military personnel on Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands group, in the South China Sea, on May 2, 2016One of China's top folk singers is rocking her away across disputed territory in the South China Sea, serenading hundreds of troops and construction workers stationed there, Chinese media reported on Thursday. Song Zuying, who has performed with the likes of Canadian superstar Celine Dion, is part of an all-singing, all-dancing People's Liberation Army (PLA) entertainment tour of the Spratly Islands, reports said. Footage of the troupe's performance broadcast on Chinese state television was the first to show the progress of construction on Fiery Cross Reef, one of the artificial islands China has built on outcrops also claimed by the Philippines, according to the Global Times.

  3. 'Jungle Book,' Warner Bros. big winners at trailer awards

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — While Disney's "The Jungle Book" dominates the box office, the team responsible for getting the word out also got their due at the Golden Trailer Awards. The film won a top four honors at the annual celebration of movie marketing, held Thursday night in Beverly Hills.
  4. Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist

    The building housing the office of Dr. Howard Kornfeld appears, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Mill Valley, Calif. Minneapolis attorney William Mauzy, who represents Kornfeld, said Wednesday that singer Prince had arranged an initial meeting with him the day before he died. Mauzy said Kornfeld had never met or spoken to Prince before the singer's representatives reached out to him on April 20. Mauzy said Kornfeld wasn't able to travel immediately to Minnesota, so arranged for his son Andrew to go instead. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.

  5. Questions: Did Prince's call for help get right response?

    FILE - In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In a newspaper report published Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Prince had arranged to meet a California doctor to try to kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine.


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