Australian Open day eight: Novak Djokovic storms through and Magda Linette adds to upsets
Novak Djokovic established himself as the clear favourite to win a 10th Australian Open title by dismantling home hope Alex De Minaur in the fourth round.
Djokovic reported no pain from his suspect hamstring after a 6-2 6-1 6-2 victory that sets up a clash with fifth seed Andrey Rublev, who defeated Holger Rune over five sets in one of the matches of the tournament.
There is a lot of buzz around the outstanding multiverse film Everything Everywhere All at Once, owing to its smash-hit commercial success and solid critical acclaim. Michelle Yeoh picked up an award in the Best Actress – Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category at the 80th Golden Globes Awards for her gritty portrayal of an exhausted Chinese-American woman. This film has also bagged five statuettes at the Critics Choice Awards. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, popularly known as
The popular messaging app WhatsApp is undergoing various upgrades to keep up with user trends by adding value to its app in terms of offering the best texting experience. In 2022, WhatsApp introduced several updates and features, including Avatars, Message Yourself, Communities, In-chat polls, 32-person video calling and larger groups and many others. This year, too, the meta-owned messaging app is planning to roll out updates, including two big changes to its visuals. These updates will introdu
If you’ve been scrolling social media app feeds like Instagram stories recently, you’ll encounter friends and acquaintances sharing avatars with the word ‘Bondee‘ above them. These cute personalised virtual identities remind us of The Sims, Roblox, and Habbo Hotel – but in 3D. So what exactly is Bondee? What is Bondee? (Image credit: Screenshot from Bondee official website) Launched earlier this month (17 January 2023), Bondee is a virtual avatar social app created by Singapore-based tech firm M
A video viewed nearly 200,000 times on Instagram appears to show a crowd interrupting US President Joe Biden with an expletive-laden chant during a speech on gun reform. But the clip has been manipulated; the original footage of the address shows Biden reacting as the father of a school shooting victim stood up to call for a greater response to gun violence."Sit down, you'll hear what I have to say," Biden says in the video, as the crowd, unseen in the background, appears to drown him out with j
What’s the latest fashion news in January 2023? If you’re curious about the ins and outs of the fashion scene in KL, you’ve come to the right place. In addition, there is still time to start hunting for the ultimate Valentine’s Day 2023 gift, and thankfully, our guide features the latest drops. Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to gear up for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re shopping for your lover or best friend, we definitely have something for every personality. Besides celebrating the
Social networking giant Meta announced earlier this week that it would soon reinstate former US president Donald Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram with “new guardrails,” two years after he was banned over the 2021 US Capitol insurrection. “We will be reinstating Mr. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks,” Nick Clegg, Meta‘s president of global affairs, said in a statement, adding that the move would come with “new guardrails in place to deter repeat offences.” Goin
While health authorities consistently say the benefits of Covid-19 vaccination outweigh the risks, an image shared on social media appears to show an article from The Conversation questioning why unvaccinated individuals failed to warn others about the safety of the shots. But the photo is altered; the nonprofit outlet did not publish the piece, which originated on an apparent satire website."A lot of us knew from the get go that something just didn't add up so we did our own research from publi
As conflict intensifies in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, a Facebook post shared claimed that AFP recently interviewed Jaal Gammachu Abboye, the deputy chief of the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebel group. The post also contained a link purportedly leading to the interview. But this is false: AFP did not speak to the rebel leader and the link is to a site with unrelated content.The post has drawn more than 5,500 likes since it was published on Facebook on January 19, 2023. Screenshot showing the fals
Malaysian social media users have repeatedly shared a false claim the country is mandating Covid-19 booster shots and "will take legal action" against those who do not comply. The claim circulated as Malaysia anticipated an influx of tourists from China, which saw a surge of coronavirus cases after hardline zero-Covid policies were scrapped at the end of 2022. But a Malaysian health ministry spokeswoman said there was no mandate, and a lawyer told AFP there have never been any state or federal l