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Clooney congratulates newlyweds Brad and Angelina

Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney has congratulated newlyweds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

"How great is that? I'm really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family," Clooney told People magazine.

Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
Brad Pitt and George Clooney starred in the Ocean's movie franchise together. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Hollywood star, who is getting ready for his own trip down the aisle with fiancee Amal Alamuddin, did not reveal whether he had been at the ceremony in France.

Jon Voight 'very happy' he can call Brad Pitt son-in-law

Actor Jon Voight is "very happy" for his daughter Angelina Jolie after she married her long-term partner Brad Pitt.

Speaking exclusively to Good Morning Britain, Voight, who was not at the small ceremony, said he was "very proud" of his daughter and could now officially refer to Pitt as his son-in-law.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt marry in French wedding

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly wed.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have wed. Credit: PA

Hollywood star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married in France on Saturday, a spokesperson for the couple said.

The pair wed in a small chapel in a private non-denominational civil ceremony attended by family and friends.

Before the ceremony they obtained a marriage licence from a California judge, who also conducted the ceremony at the Chateau Miraval.

The pair have been together since 2005 when they met on the set of the blockbuster Mr & Mrs Smith, which they co-starred in.

The pair who raise six children together announced their engagement in 2012.

Angelina Jolie lands damehood for campaigning work

A-lister and Oscar-winning superstar Angelina Jolie has picked up yet another award - an honorary damehood for her campaigning work to which she dedicates her "lifetime".

Known for her roles in Hollywood roles Tomb Raider and Maleficent, she has been a leading lady cinema for more than a decade.

But Jolie, 39, is also a committed humanitarian and was described by US secretary of state John Kerry this week as a "fierce and fearless advocate" in this field.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Secretary William Hague, and actress Angelina Jolie. Credit: Reuters

Jolie is receiving an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

She said: "To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to.

"Working on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and with survivors of rape is an honour in itself.

"I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine".

Find out who else received an honour from the Queen here

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PM: Sexual violence has no place as a weapon of war

David Cameron said sexual violence has "no place as a weapon of war in this world" as a global summit on the issue opened its doors.

The Prime Minister said: "This Government will always seek to protect the most vulnerable in society, both at home and abroad.

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured in Sweden earlier today.
Prime Minister David Cameron pictured in Sweden earlier today. Credit: MAJA SUSLIN / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

"Both in the Modern Slavery Bill and in our campaign against sexual violence in conflict we are protecting victims and punishing perpetrators - with tougher sentences for traffickers and ending impunity for soldiers who commit rape."

"Britain should not and will not tolerate trafficking," he added.

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Sexual violence in conflict summit 'off to amazing start'

Foreign Secretary William Hague, who is co-chairing the largest summit on sexual violence in conflict with Angelina Jolie, wrote on Twitter:

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Inspiring to see so many organisations, activists and young people at the fringe. Summit is off to an amazing start @end_svc #TimeToAct

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Jolie: There is no disgrace in being a rape survivor

Angelina Jolie has said a summit on sexual violence in conflict must send a message around the world that there is "no disgrace" in being a survivor and that "the shame is on the aggressor".

UN special envoy Angelina Jolie makes her opening speech at the four-day Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
UN special envoy Angelina Jolie makes her opening speech at the four-day Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire

The Oscar-winning actress dedicated the four-day London event to an unnamed and "abandoned" victim of rape in Bosnia.

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UK pledges further £6 million to support survivors

Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced the UK will pledge a further £6 million to support survivors of sexual violence in conflict.

Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Time To Act summit in London.
Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Time To Act summit in London. Credit: Pool

Hague made the announcement as he opened the Time To Act summit with his co-chair Angelina Jolie.

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