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'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on charge of production of child pornography

Entertainment - 1 hour 49 min ago
Jeremiah "Jerry" Harris, one of the students featured in Netflix's breakout docuseries "Cheer," has been arrested and charged with production of child pornography, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick.

Van Morrison protests Covid-19 lockdowns in the UK in three new songs

Entertainment - 2 hours 1 min ago
Van Morrison is railing against UK lockdowns and pandemic restrictions in three new songs, despite the government's success at containing Covid-19 transmissions.

'Ratched' flies closer to 'American Horror Story' than 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

Entertainment - 2 hours 24 min ago
In the latest bastardization of intellectual property, producer Ryan Murphy's "Ratched" is basically "American Horror Story: Cuckoo's Nest," a sort-of prequel starring Sarah Paulson as the quietly unbending nurse from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," casting her into a florid sea of stylish noir excess. Big, showy roles from a star-studded cast abound, but it's mostly in the service of glossy garbage.

Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper get 'Holy' in a star-studded new video

Entertainment - 5 hours 39 min ago
Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper have released a new track, "Holy," with a five-minute video starring Ryan Destiny from Fox series "Star" and Wilmer Valderrama from "NCIS."

US holds another high-profile visit to Taiwan

World - 11 hours 9 min ago
A high-profile United States official is visiting Taiwan for the second time in two months, the latest sign of warming ties between Washington and Taipei, as Beijing escalates pressure on the self-governed island through a series of military drills and aircraft incursions.

No, the pandemic didn't solve climate change

World - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:45
• Latest on Covid-19: Global cases have passed 30M

Siberia landscape scarred by climate change

Science & Nature - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:14
Scientists are warning about the consequences of vast swathes of ground thawing in Siberia.

California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images

Science & Nature - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:06
A visual guide to the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.

What maths is involved in stirring a cup of tea?

Science & Nature - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:05
A professor has won £2.3m for applying complex maths to simple situations - like stirring tea.

Trump administration readies major arms sale to Taiwan

World - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:37
The Trump administration is expected to soon approve another major weapons sale including drones to Taiwan, according to congressional and administration sources. The move comes as the US and Taiwan are strengthening ties and amid mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing.

'Total failure' on English river water quality

Science & Nature - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:07
Pollutants still blight all of England's rivers, lakes and streams, the Environment Agency says.

Spider-like toxins found in Australia's stinging trees

Science & Nature - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:06
A team of scientists say this explains why those stung feel intense pain lasting for days or even weeks.

Alligator on gas snaps up Ig Nobel prize

Science & Nature - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:02
The 2020 Ig Nobel prizes honour crocodilian vocalisations, narcissistic eyebrows and vibrating worms.

Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' hopes 'DWTS' commercial helps solve mystery of her missing former husband

Entertainment - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 21:00
Carole Baskin says it would be a "side benefit" if her missing former husband is found thanks to her appearance on "Dancing With the Stars."

UN welcomes Libyan Prime Minister's decision to step down

World - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 21:00
The United Nations welcomes the decision by Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister to step down by the end of October, a UN statement released Thursday said.

Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden on 'SNL'

Entertainment - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:44
"Saturday Night Live" has found its Joe Biden.

'Medicane,' a rare, hurricane-like storm in the Mediterranean, to hit Greece

World - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:23
As the Atlantic hurricane season continues to shatter records for the number of storms, it appears parts of Europe will be seeing some tropical activity of their own this week.
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