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Passports for purchase: How the elite get through a pandemic

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:52
For most people, the coronavirus pandemic has meant fewer travel options. Not so for super-rich families who are increasingly using their money to cross borders that would otherwise be closed to them.

A South Korean lawmaker has come under fire for her outfit

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:49
A barrage of online abuse directed at a South Korean lawmaker over her choice of attire has sparked a debate in the East Asian nation, where women have long complained about sexism and a patriarchal culture.

'It was a massacre.' Hear witnesses describe deadly Beirut blast

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:09
A massive explosion rocked Lebanon's capital city on August 4, leaving scores of people dead and thousands wounded. Locals recount the scary moments of the blast.

Climate change: Lockdown has 'negligible' effect on temperatures

Science & Nature - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:00
New research says that the lockdown, by itself, will make little difference to climate change.

China seals off village after bubonic plague death in Inner Mongolia

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 05:42
Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have sealed off a village after a resident there died from bubonic plague, a centuries-old disease responsible for the most deadly pandemic in human history.

Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 02:10
Alyssa Milano says she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19.

Climate change: UK peat emissions could cancel forest benefits

Science & Nature - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 01:08
UK peatland emissions could cancel out all carbon reductions from new and existing forests.

'Wonder Woman 1984' debuts new teaser

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 00:02
We're getting another glimpse at the upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984."

French President Macron: No blank checks will be given

World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:00
French President Emmanuel Macron took aim at Lebanon's political class while speaking to reporters at Residence des Pins, the French ambassador's house in Beirut, Lebanon.

The latest sign of Covid-19-related racism in England

World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 17:44
Coronavirus conspiracy theorists have spread baseless rumors online -- frequently targeting minorities -- since the beginning of the pandemic. In England the latest wave of vitriol criticizes Muslims, blaming them for spreading Covid-19.

Lebanon's economy was already in crisis. Then the blast hit Beirut

World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:57
A cataclysmic blast in Beirut, Lebanon's capital, is poised to send an economy already deep in crisis hurtling toward a dangerous unknown.

YouTubers the Stokes Twins have been charged for bank robbery pranks

Entertainment - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:55
YouTube celebrities the Stokes Twins could face up to four years in state prison for their role in two fake bank robberies.

Cameron Diaz reveals why she quit acting in interview with Gwyneth Paltrow

Entertainment - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:25
Former Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has revealed her reasons for retiring from the movie business, saying she found "peace" when she quit acting.

'Big Brother: All-Stars' meet their competition in Season 22 premiere

Entertainment - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:18
"Big Brother" was back Wednesday with a live two-hour Season 22 premiere that revealed just who the new houseguests would be.

Zoe Saldana apologizes for playing Nina Simone

Entertainment - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:47
Actress Zoe Saldana has apologized for playing Nina Simone in a 2016 biopic, four years after she was heavily criticized for darkening her skin and wearing a prosthetic nose for the role.

Making TV shows during coronavirus is taking more time -- and money

Entertainment - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:47
TV shows can get back up and running during the age of Covid-19. But as Hollywood seeks to adopt new health and safety protocols, production is going to take more time -- and money.

'An American Pickle' is both sweet and a little sour

Entertainment - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:44
Seth Rogen plays a double role in "An American Pickle," an HBO Max movie that's a little sweet, a little sour and a whole lot silly. Built around the "Sleeper"-like premise of a man perfectly preserved for 100 years, this adaptation of Simon Rich's novella has some fun contemplating how the modern world would like to a 20th-century immigrant, before scraping the barrel for deeper themes.

Hollywood bubbles back to business

Entertainment - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:38
Everyone wants life to return to normal -- and Hollywood is no different.

'Star Trek: Lower Decks' explores a sillier side of the Trek frontier

Entertainment - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:31
"Star Trek" continues to be the big gun in CBS All Access' streaming arsenal, which has been steady if not particularly inventive. "Star Trek: Lower Decks" somewhat rectifies the second part of that with an irreverent, Adult Swim-type animated series that likely won't beam up many new subscribers but should mildly amuse a quadrant of the more committed ones.
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