Arts & Culture

Kanye West Booed as Declares Support for Donald Trump

Nov 19 – Rapper Kanye West has come out in support of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, drawing boos and whistles from fans. West told the audience at a concert in San Jose, California on Thursday night that he didn’t vote in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential elections “but if I would have voted, I would

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“Toy Story 4” Under Way But Needs Time, Says Actor Tom Hanks

LONDON, Nov 18 – Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks said the cast and crew of “Toy Story 4” needed time to be creative, after the release date of the Disney-Pixar animation was pushed back again until 2019. The American actor will return to voice the role of toy cowboy Woody in the latest instalment of the

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Skydiving Magic, Bungee Dunk for Guinness World Records Day

LONDON, Nov 17 – From the highest dunk of a biscuit into a cup of tea by a bungee jumper to the most magic tricks performed during a skydive, the adventurous and imaginative are marking Guinness World Records Day on Thursday with all sorts of feats. Thousands of people around the world are attempting new

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Underground Ocean Found on Pluto, Likely Slushy with Ice

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON, Nov 17 – Scientists have found evidence that tiny, distant Pluto harbors a hidden ocean beneath the frozen surface of its heart-shaped central plain containing as much water as all of Earth’s seas. The finding, reported on Wednesday in two research papers published in the journal Nature, addsPluto to a growing

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Cohen, Music’s Poetic Visionary, Died in His Sleep After Fall

Nov 17  – Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after a fall in his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, his manager has said. “The death was sudden, unexpected, and peaceful,” his manager Robert Kory said in a statement published on the Cohencentric website. Cohen, music’s man of letters

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In Biggest Boost Since 1940s, BBC World Service Adds 11 Languages

By Guy Faulconbridge and Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Nov 16  – The BBC said on Wednesday that its World Service will begin broadcasting in 11 additional languages in a drive to reach millions more people, including in places like North Korea where impartial news is hard to get. The World Service started out in 1932 as

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British Naturalist David Attenborough Honoured at Theatre Awards

LONDON, Nov 14 – British naturalist David Attenborough was honoured for more than 60 years of wildlife programming with a Beyond Theatre prize presented by Prince William at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday. The 90-year-old broadcaster, who has travelled the world to showcase nature and wildlife, was handed the prize for his contribution

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Five Decades and 200 Films Later, Jackie Chan ‘Finally’ Wins Oscar

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Nov 13 – When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one. On Saturday at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar

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Leonard Cohen, Rock Music’s Poetic Visionary, Dies at Age 82

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES – Leonard Cohen, rock music’s man of letters whose songs fused religious imagery with themes of redemption and sexual desire, earning him critical and popular acclaim, has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page said. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and

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