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Cannes film festival organisers on Thursday unveil their pick of the A-listers and art house "auteurs" chosen to take part in this year's movie extravaganza on the French Riviera. Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux will end months of speculation when he reveals the movies that have made the cut in a ceremony in Paris. Hollywood stars predicted to tread the red carpet this year include Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep although organisers never give anything away and always like to keep plenty of surprises up their sleeves. European cinema could be represented by the Dardenne brothers and Ken Loach while Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania, Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Thailand and Tetsuya Nakashima from Japan are among the others who could be in with a chance.
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.