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In the tourist bazaar in the Old City of Tunis, embroidered scarves, clay pots and ornaments spill out from store fronts into the narrow alleyways. The inactivity highlights the economic stagnation that has soured many Tunisians on democracy, setting the stage for the country's worst political crisis since a popular uprising toppled veteran autocrat Zine El-Abidine a decade ago. Sitting on a stool surrounded by intricately decorated mirrors, plates and boxes, store-owner Monther charts the start of the economic troubles to the 2011 revolt, which ignited a wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring.
Jesy Nelson, who left the group last year, was included in the waxwork statues.
The slate landscapes of northwest Wales have been added to the list of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO said on Wednesday, a boost for Britain after the city of Liverpool was stripped of its status. The material has been quarried in North Wales for more than 1,800 years and was used to build sections of the Segontium Roman fort near the Snowdonia National Park. Welsh slate can be found on Copenhagen's City Hall and Melbourne's Exhibition Building and in 1830, half the buildings in New York had roofs made of Welsh slate.
Bob Odenkirk, the star of AMC's "Better Call Saul," has been hospitalized after collapsing on the set Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Malaysia is among the first batch of countries to receive a donation of Covid-19 vaccines from the UK government. Malaysia is expected to receive 415,000 doses of the...
ITF alters Olympic tennis schedule after multiple complaints about extreme heat.
Gravitas Ventures has secured the U.S. rights to Nick Broomfield’s documentary “Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac.” The distributor will release the film, which is a sequel of sorts to the British filmmaker’s notorious 2002 docu “Biggie & Tupac,” in U.S. theaters this fall before seeking a home on […]
Berlin-based sales agency Films Boutique has boarded Ukraine war documentary “Trenches,” which will world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in the Out of Competition section. French war journalist Loup Bureau, directing his first documentary, depicts the reality of the war that has been raging in Eastern Europe between Ukraine and Russian-backed forces over several […]
New targets would stipulate that at least 40% of the board should be women.
Fiji’s gold medal in the Olympic Rugby Sevens was reward for almost five months in camp away from family, which captain Jerry Tuwai admits was so tough he considered walking out. Fiji defeated New Zealand 27-12 in the final at the Tokyo Stadium on Wednesday, deservedly retaining the title they won in Rio five years ago. But it was a long road to get there, with bio-secure camps in Fiji, Australia and Japan keeping the players away from loved ones while the COVID-19 pandemic made life back home extremely difficult.
Say and think what you will about Kanye West — about his ego and politics and mental health and indefensible public statements and all the rest of it — but he actually is a musical genius, at least by the contemporary definition of the term. As a songwriter, lyricist and rapper, he’s excellent — but […]
Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa flirted with the world record in the 200-meter breaststroke preliminaries on Wednesday night in the Olympic pool. There has been just one world record set at these Olympics, by Australia in the women's 4x100 freestyle relay. Schoenmaker, who took silver in the 100 breast, led 16 women into the semifinals.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Two construction sites in Selangor and Negri Sembilan contributed almost 20 per cent of the new positive Covid-19 cases detected among the 41 new Covid-19 clusters recorded...
Once you understand when to use indirect heat, you'll embrace it. DIRECT GRILLING means you put the food directly over the heat source — similar to broiling in your oven. INDIRECT GRILLING means the heat is on either side of the food, and the burners are turned off underneath the food — similar to roasting and baking.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — The Dewan Rakyat Speaker should reveal the identities of four MPs who have yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19, PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasir said today. The Johor Baru MP...
Boris Johnson was caught in a battle with an umbrella this afternoon when it was blown inside out in bad weather. The Prime Minister shared a laugh with Prince Charles, who looked on in amusement as he managed to hang onto his brolly.
France's highest appeal court on Wednesday upheld a guilty verdict against the son of Equatorial Guinea's president for embezzlement, paving the way for the potential return of tens of millions of dollars to the country's people. Teodoro Obiang Mangue, who is also the vice president of the Gulf of Guinea nation, was handed a three-year suspended sentence and a 30 million euro ($33 million) fine at the end of his trial in absentia in 2020. Luxury assets seized in France during the investigation were ordered to be confiscated.
Wembley has previously staged two Lionesses friendly internationals against Germany in 2014 and 2019. England will now make their competitive debut at the national stadium on Oct. 23 as they bid to qualify for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "Having the chance for our England team to play again at Wembley in a competitive fixture is so important," Sue Campbell, the FA's director of women's football, said in a statement.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Experts have cautioned against stretching the interval between the first and second doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine beyond four weeks, Khairy Jamaluddin said in...