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Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury duets get release date

Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury duets get release date

Secret duets by late pop icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be released later this year. Photo: Associated Press

Secret duets by late pop icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be released later this year.

In 2009 it emerged that the former Queen frontman had recorded several songs with the Thriller hitmaker in the 1980s which had remained undiscovered for more than 20 years.

Now Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed three of the songs will finally be officially released to the public for the first time in the autumn, according to The Times newspaper.

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Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

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An Indian school boy eats a midday meal provided free at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. India has offered free midday school meals since the 1960s in an effort to persuade poor parents to send their children to school, a program that reaches some 120 million children. The country now plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice to help the country's hungry people.

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Charges dropped against Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s suspected drug dealer

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In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.

Drug-selling charges against a friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman have been dropped after officers neglected to read the suspect his Miranda rights.

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Hayao Miyazaki, Harry Belafonte among winners of honorary Oscars

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"Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

The Academy announces the recipients of this year's Governors Awards. See who made the list!