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More than a dozen slum residents in an Indian city say they thought they were being vaccinated. They were part of clinical trials

World - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:15
The white van arrived in slum areas of Bhopal, a city in central India, blasting a message over the speaker system that seemed too good to refuse: "Come and take the coronavirus vaccine and get 750 rupees ($10)."

Dutch parliament becomes second in a week to accuse China of genocide in Xinjiang

World - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:58
The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying the treatment of the Uyghur Muslim minority in China amounts to genocide, the first such move by a European country.

His rescue at a London protest inspired Michelle Obama and Prince Harry. Now, Patrick Hutchinson is turning his moment into a movement

World - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 02:51
It was a moment caught on camera -- a heroic act that thrust Patrick Hutchinson, a London father and grandfather, into the limelight.

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, two of her French bulldogs stolen

Entertainment - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 02:05
Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs, "Koij" and "Gustav," were stolen Wednesday night in Hollywood, a source close to the singer tells CNN.

National Trust to plant blossom trees around UK

Science & Nature - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:15
The National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees at different sites around the UK.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the silver lining to a likely strange Golden Globes

Entertainment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:47
The Globes are known as Hollywood's big party where television and film come together and celebrate the best in the industry. But this Sunday's Golden Globes will be more distant than ever.

The Golden Globes are considered a big party. This year, they'll air under two clouds

Entertainment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:39
The Golden Globes are celebrated as a star-studded party, but this year they'll air under a pair of clouds -- one due to the difficulty in staging a free-wheeling awards show during a pandemic, the other lined by fresh allegations about questionable ethical practices involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the trophies.

'Cherry' reunites Tom Holland and the Russo brothers on a not-so-super movie

Entertainment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:31
The current Spider-Man and directors of "Avengers: Endgame" reunite on "Cherry," but that's the only conspicuously super thing about this grim adaptation of the bestselling book. Tom Holland's kinetic performance is impressive, but it's in the service of an uneven film that too self-consciously works at mirroring the form of a novel.

Jill Biden gives Kelly Clarkson advice on her divorce

Entertainment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:11
Jill Biden offered Kelly Clarkson advice amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

Liverpool goalkeeper's dad drowns in Brazil

World - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:33
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is mourning the loss of his father, who drowned in Lavras do Sul, Brazil near the border with Uruguay.

Princess Latifa urges UK police to investigate her sister's kidnapping 21 years ago

World - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:31
Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, the daughter of Dubai ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has sent a letter to police in the UK asking them to investigate the alleged kidnapping of her older sister, Princess Shamsa, from Britain in 2000.​​

AI conquers challenge of 1980s platform games

Science & Nature - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:00
A computer program that can solve 1980s exploration games could help improve robot intelligence.

Garth Brooks announces he is Covid-19 negative as wife Trisha Yearwood tests positive

Entertainment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:26
While country legend Garth Brooks has tested negative for Covid-19, his wife Trisha Yearwood has contracted the virus.

'Coming 2 America' turned Rick Ross' Georgia mansion into a Zamunda palace

Entertainment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:22
When audiences see Eddie Murphy's Prince Akeem, prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, living in his enormous palace, they'll probably not realize it's actually an Atlanta, Georgia home that belongs to rapper Rick Ross.

How 30,000 elephant 'selfies' will help in conservation

Science & Nature - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:13
Researchers are developing new technology to help reduce human-elephant conflicts.
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