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Virtual reality movie-making has taken flight at this year's Cannes Film Festival alongside traditional film offerings. A pavilion was dedicated to the immersive technology, with virtual reality film screenings and discussions as part of the festival's tandem Marche du Film sessions.
Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in a decade this month, providing sky-watchers with a celestial show from dusk to dawn starting this week, NASA said. The red planet already looms large in the night-time skies, appearing as a bright, fire-yellow, star-like light as a result of Earth, the third planet from the sun, and Mars, the fourth, coming into close alignment.
You're love-struck and can't wait to have your partner's name or face etched onto your skin for eternity. Or you've just turned 18, and your first rebellious act upon reaching the age of majority is to have a dragon tattooed on your chest.
The Middle East's poetry equivalent of "Pop Idol" is helping to keep alive an age-old tradition using bedouin dialect, which is barely understood outside the Arabian Gulf.
British director Ken Loach won the Palme d'Or top prize at Cannes Sunday for the second time in a decade with his moving drama "I, Daniel Blake" about the shame of poverty in austerity-hit Europe.
Here are some surprising facts about the glitzy Mediterranean town.
At times in a crunch game of Bridge between good sides, both sides fight it out to the last giving nothing away by way of un-forced error. In one of the world championship match between Germany and Netherlands, wherein at one table where the German south was declarer in 3NT on the following NS hand, after west had overcalled spade the opening lead was the QS: