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Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 16:24
The Ethiopian government launched an airstrike Friday on the capital of the northern Tigray region, and residents in a city in the neighboring Amhara region said people there were taking flight from intensifying fighting.

Alec Baldwin makes first public statement since on set shooting

Entertainment - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 16:18
Alec Baldwin has broken his silence in the wake of a fatal shooting on the set of his new film.

Prop guns: What they are and how they can kill

Entertainment - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 15:48
The goal of movies and TV series is to make scenes look realistic. When it comes to prop guns, they don't just look dangerous.

Evergrande has made a key bond payment that keeps it out of default, Chinese state media reports

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 15:37
Evergrande has made a crucial payment that allows it to stay out of default, at least for now, according to Chinese state media.

Tesla fans cry foul as Biden admin moves toward Autopilot regulations 

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 14:24
The question of who will regulate cutting-edge driving technologies appears to be answered.

Director of photography killed, movie director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie set

Entertainment - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 13:59
A female crew member has died and another injured following an accident involving a prop firearm on the New Mexico set of the film "Rust," according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN.

'Becoming Cousteau' sings an ode to the ocean explorer and his 20th-century climate warnings

Entertainment - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 13:45
Jacques Cousteau was a man ahead of his time in multiple respects, which provides the backbone of "Becoming Cousteau," a documentary devoted to both the ocean explorer's life and his early environmental advocacy. Brought to life by his own words and appearances, the film touches on various themes while letting its lovely images and music wash over you.

The NBA is caught once again between free speech and the lucrative Chinese market

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 13:23
Not for the first time, the NBA is in hot water with China.

Inflation could surge above 5% in the UK, says top economist

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 13:18
Inflation could surge above 5% early next year in the United Kingdom, according to the Bank of England's top economist, as product and labor shortages continue to hamper the country's economic recovery.

Biden vows to protect Taiwan in event of Chinese attack

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 12:45
President Joe Biden said Thursday the US was committed to coming to Taiwan's defense if it comes under attack from China -- a stance that seems in opposition to America's stated policy of "strategic ambiguity."

More than 200 deaths reported in India and Nepal following heavy rainfall and flooding

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:47
The death toll from flooding and landslides in Nepal rose to 104 on Friday after 27 more deaths were reported since Wednesday evening, Phanindra Mani Pokharel, a spokesperson for Nepal's ministry of home affairs, said on Friday morning.

Historic music venue to re-open in London after $100 million revamp

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:28
Historic London music venue KOKO, where the likes of Madonna, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Coldplay have performed, will re-open next spring following a $100 million revamp.

Duran Duran drop their 15th album, four decades after making their debut

Entertainment - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 09:24
When British pop band Duran Duran made their debut, they did not know how long they would last. But 40 years on, the new wave group are still going strong, releasing their 15th studio album, "Future Past", on Friday.

Denis Villeneuve on why he cast Timothée Chalamet in 'Dune'

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 09:08
"I know you," murmurs Paul, the young protagonist of Denis Villeneuve's "Dune." He's referring to a beautiful woman who has wandered in his unconscious, all windswept hair and piercing gaze, halfway between dream and perfume advert. Now she stands before him, flesh and blood; a vision no more. Yet she's flintier than anticipated, brusquer than the fantasy. Expectation, meet reality.

Jamie Spears hires new attorney after being suspended as Britney Spears' conservator

Entertainment - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 03:51
As Britney Spears prepares to return to court next month to try to bring her 13-year conservatorship to an end, her father Jamie Spears has a new lawyer.

Kenyan northern white rhino Najin retired from breeding scheme

Science & Nature - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 01:26
Najin, 32, has been part of a programme in Kenya trying to save her species from extinction.

The South Korean artist who spent three decades on a single painting

World - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 01:09
It was the late 1980s when South Korean artist Myonghi Kang began work on her painting "Le temps des camélias" ("The Time of Camellias"). Living in Paris' 19th arrondissement at the time, she would periodically revisit the then-vertical canvas to add strokes of color or floral forms.

COP26: PM warned over aid cuts ahead of climate summit

Science & Nature - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 00:57
Government advisers express "deep concern" at planned reductions in aid spending before COP26.

Gang leader threatens to kill captive missionaries in Haiti

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 23:16
The leader of the Haitian gang who kidnapped 17 US and Canadian missionaries has threatened to kill the hostages if he doesn't get what he's demanding, according to a video released Thursday.

The climate crisis is an 'emerging threat' to financial stability, US regulators say

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 22:15
The Financial Stability Oversight Council released a report on climate change Thursday, outlining the danger that a warming planet will have on the financial future of the United States.
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