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The Show Must Go On: Virus-Era Emmys Are Virtual — And Live

  No red carpet, no star-studded audience, and no “Game of Thrones” — this year’s Emmys honoring the best in television promise to be radically different as producers scramble to create Hollywood’s first major pandemic-era awards show. The coronavirus has turned Tinseltown upside down, bringing productions to a halt even as stay-at-home orders around the … Continue reading The Show Must Go On: Virus-Era Emmys Are Virtual — And Live

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FIFA Estimates COVID-19 Will Cost Global Football $11 Billion

  FIFA on Wednesday put the cost of Covid-19 on football around the world at $11 billion in lost revenue. The pandemic has already led to over 150 football associations to seek financial help from the $1.5 billion emergency relief fund set up by football’s governing body. Olli Rehn, chairman of FIFA’s coronavirus steering committee, … Continue reading FIFA Estimates COVID-19 Will Cost Global Football $11 Billion

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Namaste Alexa: Amazon Signs Up Bollywood Superstar Bachchan

  Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant starting next year, as the Silicon Valley giant expands its presence in the massive market. The 77-year-old actor has been a household name in India for nearly half a century, and his deep baritone is … Continue reading Namaste Alexa: Amazon Signs Up Bollywood Superstar Bachchan

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CAF To Discuss Club Fixtures Amid Virus Spike In Morocco

  African football chiefs will decide Thursday whether to go ahead with CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup matches in Morocco during September amid a coronavirus spike there. The kingdom is scheduled to host the first legs of the Champions League semi-finals and the Confederation Cup ‘final four’ mini-tournament this month. Confederation of African … Continue reading CAF To Discuss Club Fixtures Amid Virus Spike In Morocco

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Bollywood Actress Arrested After Ex-Boyfriend’s Suicide

  Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested for allegedly buying drugs for her former boyfriend, the actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose suicide sparked a media storm in India. Rajput, 34, was found dead in June in his Mumbai apartment — with police saying he took his own life. A star with many hit movies … Continue reading Bollywood Actress Arrested After Ex-Boyfriend’s Suicide

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China Says Australian TV Anchor Detained On ‘National Security’ Grounds

  China said Tuesday that it had detained a high-profile Australian journalist working for its state media on “national security grounds”. Cheng Lei’s detention was a new blow to deteriorating relations between the two countries that have seen China warn its citizens of travelling to Australia and vice versa. In the first comments on CGTN … Continue reading China Says Australian TV Anchor Detained On ‘National Security’ Grounds

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Khashoggi’s Fiancee Calls Saudi Verdict ‘Farce’

  The Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Monday branded a Saudi court ruling overturning five death sentences in his 2018 murder a “farce”. “The ruling handed down today in Saudi Arabia again makes a complete mockery of justice,” Hatice Cengiz said in a statement posted on Twitter. “The international community will not … Continue reading Khashoggi’s Fiancee Calls Saudi Verdict ‘Farce’

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