Tag: coronavirus pandemic

‘End of an era’ as Chinese football’s star power fades

by Peter STEBBINGS In January 2017 Brazil international Oscar moved from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros, prompting a warning from Arsene Wenger that Chinese clubs were distorting the global transfer market. But four years later it is a very different story...

French-Irish teen’s death ‘misadventure’: Malaysian coroner

by Patrick Lee A French-Irish teenager with learning difficulties died by "misadventure" after disappearing in the Malaysian jungle on a family holiday and there was no sign she was murdered or sexually assaulted, a coroner ruled Monday. The body of Nora Quoirin, 15, was discovered unclothed...

Teachers and lion tamers get same wage under Cuban reform

Cuban school teachers, journalists, lion tamers and doctors-in-training will earn the same salary under reforms spelled out Thursday and taking effect in the new year. The changes will quintuple the minimum salary to the equivalent of $87 a month and prices in the state-run economy...

Alia Bhatt clicks selfies with Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Sahni, Shaheen at their Ranthambore trip. See pics

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India, Dec. 30 -- Alia Bhatt is enjoying a lovely, sunshine-y time at the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. She is there with her family and friends to bring in the new year. On Wednesday, Alia's sister Shaheen Bhatt shared a lovely selfie of the...

Love in the time of Covid: TV kisses return, despite pandemic

by Juan Sebastian SERRANO Dozens of peasants wearing face masks remain immobile under the baking midday sun in a coffee plantation in central Colombia. Suddenly a voice shouts out: "Face masks off, we're going to roll!" Colombia's popular daytime soap operas -- known as telenovelas in Latin...

Anime epic ‘Demon Slayer’ ousts Ghibli classic as Japan’s top-grossing film

An anime epic in which a teenager hunts down and beheads demons on Monday became Japan's top-grossing film of all time, its production company said, ending the near two-decade reign of Studio Ghibli's "Spirited Away". "Demon Slayer", based on the hit manga series, has chalked...

‘Relax karo baby’: Ranveer Singh’s Instagram live rap gave Deepika Padukone a headache

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India, Dec. 25 -- Both Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have resumed work after spending the majority of the year in isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic. While Deepika has been photographed often, and has completed work on director Shakun Batra's upcoming film, Ranveer...

Oyster shells given new life as reefs off Texas coast

by François PICARD On the terrace of a seafood restaurant in Houston, Texas's largest city, a few ladies are enjoying a local oyster dish: the breaded mollusks are slathered in mayonnaise and served in a sandwich. Sitting in the shade of a palm tree on a...

Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana is back to the grind in New York, shares post from college but disables comments

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India, Dec. 24 -- Shah Rukh Khan's daughter, Suhana, is apparently back in New York. Suhana had spent the majority of the year in Mumbai with her family, because of the coronavirus pandemic. She is a student at New York University. On Thursday, she took...

Wealth of US billionaires soars during pandemic

America's billionaires have seen their wealth rise by more than $1 trillion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study Wednesday, fueling a debate about higher taxes on the rich. The collective wealth of the 651 billionaires in the United States soared...
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