Russia replaces Bolshoi Theatre boss after acid attack By Timothy Heritage

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government replaced the head of the Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday, six months after a hit man hired by one of its dancers threw acid in the face of the director of ballet.

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Russia replaces head of Bolshoi Theatre after acid attack MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government replaced the head of the Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday following a series of scandals including an acid attack that left the artistic director of its ballet company almost totally blind.

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U.S. country singer Randy Travis in critical condition -publicist LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. country music legend Randy Travis is in critical condition in a Texas hospital because of complications from a virus, the singer's publicist said on Monday.

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Britain on royal baby watch in countdown to arrival By Belinda Goldsmith

LONDON (Reuters) - Photographers are camped outside the hospital, social media are buzzing, and stores are touting baby goods ahead of the expected arrival this week of the future heir to the British throne.

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Springsteen challenges his band with request orgy By Erik Kirschbaum

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - Bruce Springsteen jumped off the stage and into a frenzied German crowd of 45,000 fans on Sunday in Leipzig to pluck a sign with a hand-written request scrawled on it - as he has been doing all summer on his popular tour across Europe.

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Queen's granddaughter, Zara Phillips and husband expecting baby LONDON (Reuters) - The Queen's granddaughter, Zara Phillips and her husband, rugby player, Mike Tindall are expecting their first baby in the New Year, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Monday.

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Glastonbury fires Mumford and Sons back to top of album chart LONDON (Reuters) - Folk rockers Mumford and Sons climbed to the top of the British album chart on Sunday, as sales of their 2012 album 'Babel' rose in the week after they played the final set at this year's Glastonbury music festival.

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Chef Nigella Lawson's husband files for divorce over photo row: paper LONDON (Reuters) - Multi-millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi said on Sunday he would divorce celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, citing his disappointment that she had not defended him after photographs of him grabbing her neck during a row caused a public outcry.

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'Despicable' minions upset Depp's 'Lone Ranger' at box office (Reuters) - The yellow minions of Despicable Me 2 upstaged Johnny Depp in the big-budget Western The Lone Ranger to win the weekend box office race in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

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British TV presenter Michael Parkinson says he has cancer LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran British chat show host Michael Parkinson revealed on Sunday that he had prostate cancer, but said he was living a normal life and hoped to make a full recovery.

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