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Santa denial gets Italian orchestra conductor the sack ROME: Maybe, facing the combined power of Disney and Christmas, orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno should have just let it go.At the end of a musical adaptation of the children's movie "Frozen," Loprieno stood up after the last notes had died away, with an urge to convey to his young audience an unpalatable truth."Santa Claus doesn't exist," he said.Stunned parents who had taken their kids to the event in Rome on Thursday took to social media to express their fury, the press reported on Saturday."What happened that evening was outrageous... I hope this 'gentleman' will lose his job, and I am angry at myself for having applauded him," Oberto Bevilacqua posted on the Facebook page of the organisers, Dimensione Eventi Torino. Loprieno has since been replaced by another conductor... whose Facebook page shows him cosily alongside Santa.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2016

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Amir's marriage heading towards divorce, says father Boxer Amir Khan's dad has claimed that his son would probably soon divorce his wife Faryal Makhdoom, who has been locked in a bitter feud with her husband's family for weeks and it just keeps getting worse.According to latest media reports, Sajjad Khan dismissed the allegations of domestic violence by stating that Faryal 'does not know fact from fiction'. He also termed Faryal as a 'bad mother' saying that she had left her daughter with ...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan makes her first public appearance post-baby Kareena Kapoor Khan recently gave birth to a baby boy Taimur Ali Khan on December 20, and after a very short break she made her first public appearance with hubby Saif Ali Khan on Wednesday. Kareena and Saif Ali Khan were seen out on a dinner date at a Mumbai restaurant on Wednesday night and appear to have taken some time off baby duties. According to Indian media reports, barely a week since the birth ...

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Bollywood celebrities and their exotic New Year plans Its almost time to bid adieu to the year 2016 and B-town have already made their plans to celebrate New Year on exotic locales. Here is the list of popular Bollywood celebrities and where they will be ringing in their New Year in sheer style and funk. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh GroverBipasha Basu and husband Karan Singh Grover is currently in Australia to celebrate New Year. They recently shared their vacation pictures on Instagram. ...

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World's highest bridge opens in China BEIJING: The world's highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said Friday.The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) above a river and connects the two mountainous provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou, the Guizhou provincial transport department said in a statement on its official website.The bridge cut travel times between Xuanwei in Yunnan to Shuicheng in ...

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Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli engagement rumours; Kohli breaks silence Recently, the internet is abuzz with reports of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma getting engaged on January 1, 2017. The media reports have created excitement among the fans, however Virat Kohli has something to say about his impending engagement with actress Anushka Sharma. Virat Kohli has shut down rumours of their engagement on Twitter saying that they werent getting engaged and wouldnt hide it if they were. Anushka Sharma immediately retweeted Kohli's statement, which the ...

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Actress Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter Carrie Fisher LOS ANGELES: Debbie Reynolds, the "Singin' in the Rain" actress who tap-danced her way into American hearts as a star of Hollywood's Golden Age, died Wednesday, grief-stricken over daughter Carrie Fisher's death a day earlier.The 84-year-old suffered a stroke at son Todd Fisher's Beverly Hills home after telling him "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie," he was quoted as telling celebrity news website TMZ.Reynolds was the girl-next-door lead of a ...