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Gripping tales lure war-weary Syrians to Damascus cafe

DAMASCUS, June 24 — With a slender sword in one hand and an antique storybook in the other, Ahmad al-Lahham captivates a packed Damascus coffeehouse with tales of ancient kingdoms and brave...

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Gurmit Singh: TV host, actor, now published writer

SINGAPORE, June 24 — Television personality Gurmit Singh, 52, cherished his privacy when it mattered, but now, he is an open book. Of sorts. The TV host and comedian, best known for playing...

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ author John Green announces new novel

NEW YORK, June 23 — John Green, author of the much-loved book The Fault in Our Stars, has revealed that his next novel will come out on October 10 with the title Turtles All the Way...

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20 years on, Harry Potter still casts magical spell for fans

LONDON, June 23 — Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan. If he isn’t doing Professor Severus...

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Emma Watson hides copies of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in Paris

PARIS, June 23 — Harry Potter star Emma Watson spent yesterday hiding copies of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel The Handmaid’s Tale across Paris to promote feminism. “I’m hiding...

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