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Japanese actress Setsuko Hara, star of "Tokyo Story" and a host of other classic films, has died aged 95, media reported on Thursday, nearly three months after her death. Hara had been in hospital since mid-August and her death on September 5 from pneumonia was not immediately made public "as she wished no fuss be made", her 75-year-old nephew told Kyodo News agency. Hara, whose real name was Masae Aida, made her debut in the 1930s, but rose to prominence after World War II working with famed director Yasujiro Ozu, most notably on his acclaimed "Tokyo Story".
Speaking on the eve of talks between the French and Russian presidents, French Prime Minster Manuel Valls gave his clearest indication yet the punishing travel and financial restrictions placed on Russia over its role in eastern Ukraine could end. "We hope that sanctions against Russia may be lifted, but it must fulfil its part of the contract... which it signed in the context of the Minsk accords," Valls said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters.