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at 07:21 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Michael Fassbender on making 'the Scottish film,' ahead of his Cannes premiere of 'Macbeth'

CANNES, France - Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.

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at 07:03 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Tim Roth tackles death, depression in Mexican director Franco's Cannes film entry 'Chronic'

CANNES, France - Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic."

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at 06:53 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy calls on Myanmar to address root causes, ensure basic rights

5 p.m. (1030 GMT)

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at 05:41 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Islamic State fighters capture and kill dozens in Syria's historic Palmyra

BEIRUT - Activists and officials say Islamic State fighters are combing Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the historic Syrian town.

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at 05:24 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Operator of California coastal oil pipeline says it could take months to find cause of spill

GOLETA, Calif. - The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.

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at 05:13 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

US readies air patrols to help search for boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh

BANGKOK - Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.

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at 05:08 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Tuk Tuk Factory - maker of auto rickshaws popular in Asia - aims to make inroads in US

DENVER - They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.

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at 05:07 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

5 of B.B. King's children visit blues legend's body ahead of public viewing, weekend service

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service.

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at 03:44 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Court frees Korean Air "but rage" executive, reduces and suspends prison sentence

SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

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at 03:41 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Amid deal-making, California faces decision on cuts to oldest water claims

FRESNO, Calif. - Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought.

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at 01:26 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Popular webcam streaming images of Pacific walruses from remote Alaska island returns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.

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at 00:36 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

The Latest on Rohingya: UN estimates over 3,000 migrants - or more - could still be adrift

10 a.m. (0300 GMT)

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