Briefly World: Former Italy PM Berlusconi gets engaged

Former Italy PM Berlusconi gets engaged

ROME: Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has revealed he is engaged to a woman almost 50 years his junior. The 76-year-old media baron said Sunday his engagement to 28-year-old Francesca Pascale is "official".

Egypt opposition calls for protests against rigging

Cairo: Egypt's opposition Monday called for mass protests on Tuesday to denounce "irregularities and violations" in the first round of a referendum over a contentious draft constitution as rights groups demanded a re-poll after Islamists backing President Morsi claimed victory.

Danny Boyle turns down knighthood

London: Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle reportedly turned down a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his role in this summer's Olympic games, reported Daily Telegraph.

Russia activists to draft violators' list for US

MOSCOW: Russian activists Monday said they would draft a list of the country's most flagrant human rights violators to help the United States identify individuals it could systematically deny US visas under a new law.

Depardieu gives up French passport

London: Life of Pi actor Gerard Depardieu is reportedly considering giving up his French citizenship after the prime minister criticised him for moving to Belgium to avoid taxes.

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