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  • April 15, 2021

In show of Pharaonic heritage, Egypt parades royal mummies

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a gala parade on Saturday celebrating the transport of 22 of its prized royal mummies from central Cairo to their new resting place in a massive More…

Pope urges hope amid ‘darkness’ of pandemic in Easter vigil

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged his coronavirus-weary flock to not lose hope even through the continued “dark months” of the pandemic as he celebrated a scaled-back Easter vigil service in More…

Gaetz sex probe suddenly threatens a speedy Washington rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Compared with most congressional newbies, it didn’t take Rep. Matt Gaetz long. Phone calls from the president. Rides aboard Air Force One. Hundreds of television appearances. A darling More…

Chauvin’s trial leaves many Black viewers emotionally taxed

(AP) – For some it’s too much to watch. Others just can’t turn away. The televised trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white police officer charged in the death of George More…

Hundreds of French sports figures accused of sexual violence

PARIS (AP) — A year-long, nationwide French effort to uncover and combat sexual violence in sports has identified more than 400 coaches, teachers and others suspected of abuse or covering it More…

France urges Iran to avoid nuclear escalation ahead of talks

PARIS (AP) — France’s top diplomat spoke with his Iranian counterpart Saturday and urged Iran to be “constructive” and avoid further nuclear escalation ahead of talks next week aimed at trying More…

For Alex Salmond and his new Alba party, the prospects are not looking good

David Clegg The Guardian It’s Al-a-buh. Of all the controversies surrounding Alex Salmond’s new political party, his inability to pronounce it was the most unexpected. When you’re one of the most More…

Demi Rose Shows Needy Side In Stringy Bikini

Demi Rose is admitting that she’s needy while in a skimpy halterneck bikini. The 26-year-old model, fresh from celebrating her birthday at the end of March, was last night back to More…

Deadly breach could delay decisions about Capitol fencing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly breach of the Capitol’s perimeter could delay the gradual reopening of the building’s grounds to the public just as lawmakers were eyeing a return to more More…

‘Friends’ special to film next week

(UPI) — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry are reuniting next week to film an unscripted Friends special for HBO Max. Deadline, The Hollywood More…



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For Alex Salmond and his new Alba party, the prospects are not looking good

David Clegg The Guardian It’s Al-a-buh. Of all the controversies surrounding Alex Salmond’s new political party, his inability to pronounce it was the most unexpected. When you’re one of the most More…

The poisonously patronising Sewell report is historically illiterate

David Olusoga The Guardian Since its publication, the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has been denounced as “divorced from reality” by public health experts. Dame Doreen Lawrence More…

The culture war is a box of matches the UK government can’t help playing with

Marina Hyde Guardian columnist Classical liberal, thought leader, guitar-bothering divorce meme Laurence Fox launched his campaign to be London mayor this week, standing for the Reclaim party. What’s he reclaiming? Probably More…

Culture & Arts

‘Friends’ special to film next week

(UPI) — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry are reuniting next week to film an unscripted Friends special for HBO Max. Deadline, The Hollywood More…

Placido Domingo wins International Professional BraVo Music Award

MOSCOW (TASS) – Spanish opera singer and conductor Placido Domingo won the Global Star prize of the Third International Professional BraVo Music Awards, held at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre on Friday night. More…

Jerry Seinfeld performs on reopening night at Gotham Comedy Club

(UPI) — Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld performed at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club when the venue reopened after being shuttered for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “You better More…



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Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party’s on at sea

ABOARD THE MSC GRANDIOSA (AP) — Italy may be in a strict coronavirus lockdown this Easter with travel restricted between regions and new quarantines imposed. But a few miles offshore, guests More…

Robot artist sells art for $688,888, now eyeing music career

HONG KONG (AP) — Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when More…

California OKs indoor sports, concerts as COVID cases plunge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sports, theater and music fans will be able to take their seats again in California as the state’s coronavirus cases plummet and vaccinations jump. After a year-long More…

Entertainment

Red Velvet’s Wendy teases ‘Like Water’ music video

(UPI) — South Korean singer Wendy is giving a glimpse of her first solo music video. The 27-year-old K-pop star shared a preview Friday of her video for the song “Like More…

Jeannie Mai, Jeezy marry at intimate Atlanta wedding

(UPI) — Celebrity couple Jeannie Mai and Jeezy are married. The 42-year-old television personality and 43-year-old rapper, born Jay Jenkins, married Thursday at an intimate wedding at their Atlanta home. Mai More…

No Season 3 for ‘Bless the Harts’ on Fox

(UPI) — Fox has canceled its animated comedy, Bless the Harts, after two seasons. Deadline said the network liked the show about a working-class North Carolina family, but its ratings were More…

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Demi Rose Shows Needy Side In Stringy Bikini

Demi Rose is admitting that she’s needy while in a skimpy halterneck bikini. The 26-year-old model, fresh from celebrating her birthday at the end of March, was last night back to More…

Kindly Myers Grabs Her Booty In Tempting Bikini Snap

Kindly Myers got handsy in a new photo shared with her 2.6 million Instagram followers on Monday. The American Playboy model, who was the Kandy Magazine cover girl for the month More…

Katelyn Runck Flaunts Flexibility & Does Yoga In Skintight Leggings

Brunette bombshell Katelyn Runck tantalized her 2.4 million Instagram followers with her latest sizzling share, in which she rocked an athletic ensemble that showcased her fit figure to perfection. The two More…