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Protesters march in Melbourne opposing new vaccine mandates for constructions workers and Covid-19 lockdowns.
Some 68% of teens say that seeing positive portrayals of mental health conditions on-screen breaks down stigma, a survey commissioned by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has found. The research, conducted by YouGov, also reveals that 48% said that seeing these positive depictions helps them understand issues around mental health, can act as […]
Long queues of vehicles can be seen in Spain's Canary Islands as people flee from the eruption of La Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday acknowledged he will need to work with other parties after he fell short of winning a majority in parliamentary elections, leaving him once more dependent on opposition legislators to govern. Trudeau, 49, was re-elected to a third term on Monday after calling a vote two years early, hoping for approval of his free-spending response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But provisional results showed virtually no change from the 2019 election, delivering up another minority and begging the question of why Trudeau had called a vote that the official opposition Conservative Party portrayed as a cynical power grab.
Lava pouring from the Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption in 50 years has forced authorities to evacuate another part of El Paso on the island of La Palma, the town's mayor said on Tuesday. People from the neighbourhood of Tacande Alto were evacuated late Monday and early Tuesday after a new stream of lava started flowing from another crack on the slope of the Cumbre Viejo volcano, Sergio Rodriguez told TV station TVE on Tuesday. "The lava on its path to the sea has been a bit capricious and has diverted from its course," Rodriguez said.
Transparent Arts, an Asian-American talent management firm, has come on board as producer of Korean drama series “Idol: The Coup.” In South Korea, the show will premiere on JTBC this winter. International rights are held by iQiyi, the Chinese streaming platform. The series is a 12-episode drama about a failing K-pop girl group called Cotton […]
Undeterred by the pandemic, the Zurich Film Festival kicks off this month with an impressive lineup that includes its biggest ever film, James Bond pic “No Time to Die,” which is set to screen just minutes after its Sept. 28 world premiere in London. Zurich was one of the few major fests to have a […]
This student in Cambodia is flying through the air sitting in a school chair, strapped to eight propellers.It's a prototype drone designed to ferry humans and was developed by students at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.Dubbed the "NPIC Human Carrier Drone", the drone is in the early stages of development and testing.The protoype can carry just one person weighing 60kg, and fly as high as 4 metres for just 10 minutes.Students have taken three years and $20,000 to build the drone. They estimate they need at least two more years before it's completely ready and fully tested.21-year-old Lonh Vannsith was the pilot.He says he was inspired at first by a desire to beat his city's notorious traffic. "We had this idea that we wanted to solve some problems for our society by making a drone taxi, as well as inventing drones for firefighters to help put out fires. For example, for high-rise buildings that the average fire truck can't reach, this drone could transport the water or at least it could carry the water hose to very high floors on the building."The school plans to build a drone prototype, focused on fighting fires.That project may cost up to $40,000.They admit, the global health crisishas severely delayed testing and development of the original prototype.The university is trying to secure more investment for the project.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly won re-election on Monday but failed to secure a majority in parliament, after alienating some voters by calling a snap vote two years early during a fourth wave of the pandemic. The prospect of another minority government, in which Trudeau's Liberals will again need support from opposition parties to govern, raises questions about the future of a leader who came to power in 2015 promising "sunny ways" but has struggled to deliver on many of his ambitious policy promises. Trudeau, 49, took a gamble with his early election call two years ahead of schedule, betting that his handling of the pandemic and Canada's high vaccination rates would deliver him a stronger mandate to rule after the 2019 vote left him with a minority government.
Angela Merkel, Germany's first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. “However, one female chancellor alone doesn’t make for emancipation.”
The Taliban announced a list of deputy ministers on Tuesday, failing to name any women, despite an international outcry when they presented their all-male Cabinet ministers earlier this month. The list was presented by government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a new conference in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The list of deputy ministers signals that the Taliban have not been swayed by the international criticism and that they’re doubling down on their current hard-line path despite initial promises of inclusivity and upholding women's rights.
Eight hatchlings from one of the world’s rarest crocodile species have been found in a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Cambodia, raising hopes for its continuing survival in the wild. Conservationists found the baby Siamese crocodiles earlier this month in a river in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia's Environment Ministry and the World Wildlife Fund said Tuesday. It had all but disappeared by the 1990s due to a combination of factors including poaching, habitat destruction and cross-breeding with other crocodile species.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s lawyer today told the court that charitable and political donations were legal in Malaysia, and claimed his client was “unnecessarily”...
The entertainment industry in the country will have to bear new regulations
A man’s unusual van modification drew the attention of YouTubers at a camping ground in Saint-Sylvestre, Quebec, in early September.In this video by Dori and Mena, a couple that documents their travelling adventures in vlogs, a man pours a beer from one of two taps built into the side of his RV.Asked by Storyful if they had the chance to sample the brew, the couple said, “Nope, missed opportunity.” Credit: Dori and Mena via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The deaths of 63 endangered penguins in South Africa have been blamed on a swarm of honey bees that stung the birds’ eyes. The penguins were found last week in Simon’s...
The actress' studio says that such rumour has been going on since 2017
A truck driver escaped without injury after his truck was engulfed in flames on Interstate 10 in Kenner, Louisiana, on September 20, police said.St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Greg Champagne posted on Facebook that parts of the Interstate 10 were closed due to the truck fire on Monday.Jami Bolin was driving out of New Orleans when he filmed this video that shows thick black smoke billowing from the burning truck. Credit: Jami Bolin via Storyful
KOTA ISKANDAR, Sept 21 — The Johor government today gave out monetary incentives to athletes representing the state who had competed in the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Among the...
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain is considering state loans for energy companies that take on customers from firms which go bust due to soaring wholesale natural gas prices, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said on Tuesday. As economies reopen after COVID-19 lockdowns, wholesale natural gas prices in Europe have soared this year, pushed up by high demand for liquefied natural gas in Asia, nuclear maintenance and lower than usual supplies from Russia. Britain's biggest energy companies have asked the government for support to help cover the cost of taking on customers from firms that have gone bust due to soaring wholesale gas prices.