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Entertainment News Archive - October 22, 2005

By Georgina Prodhan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk said on Saturday he stood by remarks about the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks and about the deaths of Kurds in Turkey that could land him in jail for three years.

WARSAW (Reuters) - Twenty-year-old Rafal Blechacz has become the first Pole in 30 years to win the Chopin International Piano Competition, one of the world's most prestigious contests of its kind, organizers said on Saturday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shirley Horn, the jazz pianist and singer whose unhurried, breathy style captured the attention of two generations of listeners, has died at age 71, her record company said in a statement.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.