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China mulls new rules on foreigners' to 'prohibit religious extremism'

World - 2 hours 8 sec ago
Foreign religious groups and worshipers could be the latest targets of a growing crackdown on organized religion in China under President Xi Jinping.

The one item of clothing in every genius' closet

World - 2 hours 22 min ago
When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and -- most importantly -- black turtlenecks.

Covid-19 cases are rising in Asia, but compared to the West it's a drop in the ocean

World - 4 hours 16 min ago
Winter is coming, for parts of Asia too.

Dave Chappelle says Netflix removed 'Chappelle's Show' from service at his request

Entertainment - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 05:01
"Chappelle's Show" is no longer on Netflix, and Dave Chappelle is happy about it.

How sunshine can make the railways greener

Science & Nature - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 01:12
The railways in the UK, Australia and India getting power from the sun in different ways.

Why Bhutan's Sakteng wildlife sanctuary is disputed by China

Science & Nature - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 00:37
Tiny Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours China and India vie for territory.

Harrabin: Now will the Treasury go green?

Science & Nature - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 22:43
As Boris Johnson is driving UK emissions down, is his chancellor preparing to drive them back up?

See who is nominated for a Grammy Award

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 21:14
Nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday, with Beyoncé leading among the nominees with nine.

At least 600 civilians were killed in northern Ethiopia massacre, rights commission says

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 18:37
Forces battling Ethiopia's federal government have vowed to continue the fight in the north of the country, despite a 72-hour ultimatum to surrender from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, raising fears of further bloodshed in a conflict that threatens to destabilize the Horn of Africa.

Elon Musk becomes world's second richest person

Science & Nature - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:53
The tech billionaire overtakes Bill Gates after Tesla shares soar on S&P acceptance

'Jeopardy!' names Ken Jennings as its first interim host after death of Alex Trebek

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:48
Following the death of longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek earlier this month, the quiz show has now announced it will resume production, with a new interim host in the meantime.

Covid-19 crisis will cost airlines $157 billion, says IATA

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:23
More huge losses are looming for the airline industry as carriers brace for the Covid-19 crisis to extend well into 2021.

'Dancing with the Stars' crowns a new champ

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:19
One celebrity dancer has a new Mirrorball Trophy headed for their mantel.

'Hillbilly Elegy' turns J.D. Vance's memoir into a dreary movie

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:19
"Hillbilly Elegy," J.D. Vance's 2016 memoir, won praise for its insight into the forgotten folk whose poverty and hopelessness prompted them to embrace Donald Trump as a political force. That sociology aspect is mostly lost in Netflix's dreary movie adaptation, which focuses on one family trapped in a circular pattern of dysfunction, and how the son escaped it.

This new firm will count the Queen as a client

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 16:52
A UK investment company with ties to Queen Elizabeth II is teaming up with an American rival that manages money for some members of the family behind Forbes Magazine.

Jennifer Grey talks 'Dirty Dancing 2' without Patrick Swayze

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 15:36
The "Dirty Dancing" sequel is special to star Jennifer Grey, but she's well aware it won't be the same without Patrick Swayze.

Miley Cyrus 'fell off' during the pandemic -- but is now two weeks sober

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 15:19
Miley Cyrus is being open about how she too has struggled during the pandemic.
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