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Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list celebrates Sri Lanka’s Dinara

Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list celebrates Sri Lanka’s Dinara

After a decade together, the all-female, hijab-wearing Indonesian metal band Voice of Baceprot (VoB) last year released its first album, Retas, then quit its record label to go independent. The gutsy decision matches its reputation for challenging stereotypes in the Muslim-majority country. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 17, 2024  11:59 am

K-pop fans around globe rally for climate and environment goals

K-pop fans around globe rally for climate and environment goals

Fans of Korean pop bands around the world are increasingly channeling their millions-strong online community into climate and environmental activism, protesting business deals linked to coal power, urging K-pop entertainers to cut waste and raising awareness about climate-related issues. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 14, 2024  4:17 pm

North Korea impose nationwide ban on red lipstick

North Korea impose nationwide ban on red lipstick

North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, enforces strict and often unusual laws, extending even to fashion choices. The regime imposes bans on popular global fashion and cosmetic brands, with severe penalties in case of non-compliance. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 13, 2024  4:30 pm

Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest amid Gaza protests

Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest amid Gaza protests

Switzerland on Saturday won the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Swedish host city Malmo, beating runner-up Croatia, after having been among bookmakers’ top-three to win the competition. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 13, 2024  10:06 am

Two new ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies heading to theaters

Two new ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies heading to theaters

A fresh installment in the “Lord of the Rings” movie series, one of the biggest film franchises of all time, is scheduled to debut in theaters in 2026. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 10, 2024  1:40 pm

Police investigating shooting outside Drake’s mansion that left security guard wounded

Police investigating shooting outside Drake’s mansion that left security guard wounded

Police are investigating a shooting outside rapper Drake’s mansion in Toronto that left a security guard seriously wounded. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 8, 2024  3:10 pm

Bernard Hill: Lord Of The Rings and Titanic actor dies aged 79

Bernard Hill: Lord Of The Rings and Titanic actor dies aged 79

Actor Bernard Hill, who played roles in Lord Of The Rings and Titanic, has died aged 79, his agent has confirmed. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 5, 2024  9:27 pm

Reader’s Digest UK closes after 86 years

 Reader’s Digest UK closes after 86 years

The widely read magazine, Reader’s Digest has announced that they have closed in the UK after 86 years in operation. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 4, 2024  5:50 pm

Universal artists to return to TikTok as dispute comes to an end

Universal artists to return to TikTok as dispute comes to an end

Universal Music and TikTok have ended a dispute over royalties after the label pulled millions of songs from the social media platform. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 3, 2024  1:10 pm

Titanic gold pocket watch sells for £900,000

Titanic gold pocket watch sells for £900,000

A gold pocket watch worn by the wealthiest passenger on the Titanic has sold for six times the asking price, fetching £900,000. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 29, 2024  1:50 pm

Indian actor Sahil Khan arrested in Mahadev betting App case

Indian actor Sahil Khan arrested in Mahadev betting App case

The Mumbai Police has arrested actor Sahil Khan for his alleged involvement in the Mahadev betting app case. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2024  6:39 pm

Top New York court overturns Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction

Top New York court overturns Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction

New York’s highest court has overturned disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 conviction for rape and sexual assault, highlighting the challenges of holding powerful men to account. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 26, 2024  11:49 am

Ambani’s JioCinema cuts subscription prices as India’s streaming war heats up

Ambani’s JioCinema cuts subscription prices as India’s streaming war heats up

JioCinema, the streaming platform run by India’s Reliance Industries, on Thursday cut prices of its premium offering to as low as 29 rupees ($0.3480) a month, heating up competition for Netflix and Amazon Prime. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2024  4:26 pm

India Elections: Police case against Thalapathy Vijay as his entry attracts crowds at polling station

India Elections: Police case against Thalapathy Vijay as his entry attracts crowds at polling station

Thalapathy Vijay arrived in Chennai from the ‘GOAT’ shooting in Russia to fulfil his democratic duty by casting his vote in the Lok Sabha elections. His entry attracted a huge crowd and media attention when he came to vote at the Neelankarai polling booth. It seems that the craze for him leads to trouble. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 21, 2024  11:48 am

The world’s first doggy jet service will cost you $6K for one-way ticket

The world’s first doggy jet service will cost you $6K for one-way ticket

Dogs will soon be able to experience their own “furst” class flight with the launch of the world’s first jet charter company specifically designed for man’s best friend. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 15, 2024  1:32 pm

K-pop singer Park Bo-ram dies aged 30; cause of death under investigation

K-pop singer Park Bo-ram dies aged 30; cause of death under investigation

K-pop singer Park Bo-ram has died unexpectedly at the age of 30. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 12, 2024  6:54 pm

O.J. Simpson: Football star turned celebrity murder defendant dead at 76

O.J. Simpson: Football star turned celebrity murder defendant dead at 76

O.J. Simpson, the American football star and actor who was sensationally acquitted in 1995 of murdering his former wife in what U.S. media dubbed the “trial of the century”, has died at the age of 76. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 12, 2024  5:01 pm

Actor Jonathan Majors avoids jail time for assaulting his ex-girlfriend

Actor Jonathan Majors avoids jail time for assaulting his ex-girlfriend

Actor Jonathan Majors has been ordered to complete a yearlong counseling program but avoided jail time Monday for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a high-profile case that derailed the once-promising star’s career. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 9, 2024  6:36 pm

Fans mark 50 years since ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ won at Eurovision Song Contest

Fans mark 50 years since ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ won at Eurovision Song Contest

It’s 50 years since ABBA won a major battle with “Waterloo.” MORE..

(0)Comments | April 7, 2024  5:18 pm

Taylor Swift makes debut in Forbes billionaire list, joining Elon Musk & Jeff Bezos

Taylor Swift makes debut in Forbes billionaire list, joining Elon Musk & Jeff Bezos

Taylor Swift has joined Elon Musk as ranking among the world’s wealthiest people, according to a new rich list. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2024  1:13 pm

JK Rowling dares police to arrest her over anti-trans statements

JK Rowling dares police to arrest her over anti-trans statements

JK Rowling has challenged Scotland’s new hate crime law in a series of social media posts - inviting police to arrest her if they believe she has committed an offence. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 2, 2024  5:02 pm

‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ roars to $80M opening

‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ roars to $80M opening

The Godzilla-King Kong combo stomped on expectations as “ Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire “ roared to an $80 million opening on 3,861 North American screens, according to Sunday studio estimates. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2024  6:07 pm

‘Oppenheimer’ director Christopher Nolan to be given knighthood

‘Oppenheimer’ director Christopher Nolan to be given knighthood

British-American filmmaker Christopher Nolan, fresh from his Oscar victory for historical drama “Oppenheimer”, will receive a knighthood from Britain for services to film. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 29, 2024  12:09 pm

‘Ayyo Saami’: Windy Goonatillake’s hit song wins big at Indian awards ceremony

‘Ayyo Saami’: Windy Goonatillake’s hit song wins big at Indian awards ceremony

Sri Lankan music artist Windy Goonatillake has won big at the Edison Awards in India for her entrancing hit song ‘Ayyo Saami’. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2024  2:28 pm

Yohani collaborates with Edward Maya to release EDM track “Diamonds”

Yohani collaborates with Edward Maya to release EDM track “Diamonds”

Sri Lankan pop music sensation, Yohani announced an international collaboration with Romanian artist, Edward Maya to release the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) track “Diamonds.” The announcement follows the successful launch of Yohani’s debut album, “Kella,” which is currently topping local charts on YouTube and music streaming platforms. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 25, 2024  5:50 pm
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