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France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

 France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) – The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner’s “Ring” cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. …

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Actor Tom Hanks says he has type 2 diabetesActor Tom Hanks says he has type 2 diabetes

 Actor Tom Hanks says he has type 2 diabetes(Reuters) – Actor Tom Hanks has said that he has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the metabolic disease. Hanks, 57, told late night talk show host David Letterman on Monday that he had been battling high blood sugar for some time. “I went to the doctor, and he said, ‘You know those high blood-sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated! You’ve got type 2 diabetes, young man,'” Hanks said on CBS network’s “Late Show with David Letterman. …

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