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Kevin Spacey faces new sexual assault allegation

The Los Angeles district attorney´s office has received a second sexual assault complaint against Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, whose acting career has nosedived following allegations by more than a dozen men in the United States and Britain. "A case of sexual assault was filed yesterday (21/8) in our office by the Los Angeles County Sheriff´s Department, involving Kevin Spacey, and is under review," Greg Risling with the prosecutors´ office told AFP Wednesday. A separate investigation was opened back in April for a…

Oscar winner Sharmeen vows to tell untold stories

KARACHI: Pakistan's double-Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has hailed new legislation outlawing the crime of "honour killings" as a turning point in the long-battle on violence against women, as she sets her sights on conquering her country's silver screen. The filmmaker cast a spotlight on the issue with her documentary 'A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness' -- which bagged an Academy Award earlier this year. "It is very good in the case of honour killing we finally have a legislation that is stronger,"…

Oscar winner Ennio Morricone honors homeless at Vatican concert

ROME: Homeless people were the guests of honor on Saturday night at a special benefit concert in the Vatican conducted by Oscar winning composer Ennio Morricone. Morricone, 88, who won this year's Academy Award for "The Hateful Eight," premiered a new, short composition for the event called "God, One of Us," and also conducted the orchestra in some of his most famous film sound tracks. They included three tracks from one of his most evocative sound scores, for the 1986 film "The Mission," by Roland Joffe and one from…