A fire tore across the roof of a building in Bordeaux, France, on March 1, according to local reports.This footage, posted by Twitter user Marty Lamoureux, shows the building fire in the Chartrons district of Bordeaux on Monday. Lamoureux told Storyful he alerted firefighters when he first saw the smoke.Local media said the building was under construction and that tar used to seal the roof caught fire. No injuries had been reported. Credit: @martylamoureux via Storyful
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Director and writer Neill Blomkamp has revealed he's working on a sequel to his low-budget 2009 sci-fi hit District 9.
Thomas Tuchel has urged Tammy Abraham to fight for his Chelsea place after leaving the England striker out of Sunday's squad to face Manchester United.
Forty-seven pro-democracy activists charged under Beijing’s controversial national security law appeared in court in Hong Kong on March 1, attracting crowds of supporters who were warned and dispersed by police.Those charged included former lawmakers, the South China Morning post said.They were arrested, the paper said, for their part in an unofficial primary runoff election, which authorities say was an attempt to subvert state power. Credit: Phoebe King via Storyful
The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital COVID-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more freely over the peak summer holiday period. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the coming legislative proposal in a speech to German conservative lawmakers on Monday, providing a few more details in subsequent tweets. "The aim is to gradually enable them to move safely in the European Union or abroad - for work or tourism," she said in a tweet.
The first United Arab Emirates ambassador to Israel arrived there on Monday pledging to build up new bilateral relations and officials said he would scout for an embassy location in the Tel Aviv area. Mohamed Al Khaja, former chief of staff to the UAE foreign minister, was due to present his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the start of a three-day visit. Meeting Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi in Jerusalem, Al Khaja, 40, said he was "very proud and honoured to be the first Emirati ambassador" to Israel, where, he said, he and his hosts were discussing "the model of how we operate".
Hans-Joachim Berthold had a spring in his step as he set off down the street on Monday morning after getting his hair cut for the first time in two and a half months.
Zimbabwe and Madagascar backed home remedies in the early days of the pandemic. Now that could hinder vaccination efforts.
Britain's Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition as well as receive treatment for an infection. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to London's private King Edward VII hospital two weeks ago for treatment for an unspecified infection that is not related to COVID-19. On Monday, Buckingham Palace said he was moved to St Bartholomew's Hospital, which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care, for further treatment and observation.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the country's economy could recover more strongly after the coronavirus pandemic than some "pessimists" had predicted. Johnson told broadcasters that his finance minister Rishi Sunak had stressed the poor state of the public finances. "But I know that if we get it right, and I'm sure we can, we can have a strong jobs-led recovery that I think could be could be much stronger than many of the pessimists have been saying over the last six months or so," he added.
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Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe delivered one of the best performances of his difficult spell with Arsenal as he scored in a 3-1 Premier League victory over Leicester City at the weekend.
Protesters against the military takeover in Myanmar returned to the streets of Yangon on March 1, a day after at least 18 people were killed when police opened fire on crowds in several cities.Mass arrests were also reported on February 28, and attacks on the press. The AP said on March 1 that one of its journalists had been arrested.Video here shows protesters dispersing as tear gas is used.Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were charged with incitement on March 1, Myanmar Now reported. Credit: Aung Ko Ko Han via Storyful
Consumption of South Korean content now outstrips time watching U.S.-made content on streaming platforms in three key market in South East Asia. Across that region it now accounts for more than a third of viewing time, according to a newly published report. The Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics: A Definitive Study reports […]
Everyone in S'pore is protected by the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.
Less is More (LIM), a European development scheme for limited-budget feature films, has unveiled its selection of 16 projects, a majority of which are from women filmmakers and talents coming from theatre, visual arts or documentary. In spite of the pandemic, the 7th edition received as many as 350 applications from more than 70 countries. […]
A crackdown by security forces in Myanmar in which at least 18 anti-coup demonstrators were killed has brought renewed calls for tougher international sanctions on the ruling junta. Western countries, including the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union, have implemented or are considering targeted sanctions to squeeze the military and its business allies. Such "smart" sanctions focus on junta leaders and businesses owned by or tied to the military and make it illegal for individuals, companies or banks to engage with them - the goal being to pressure the army to reverse its coup and free detainees including elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Tens of thousands of people rounded up by Syrian authorities during a decade of conflict are missing, with many tortured, raped or killed, amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, U.N. investigators said on Monday. Rebel groups including the Free Syrian Army, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Islamic State (ISIL) have also unlawfully detained, tortured and executed civilians in custody, they said. "The fate of tens of thousands of the victims who were subjected to the arbitrary and incommunicado detention and enforced disappearance by Syrian Government forces, and at a lesser scale, by ISIL, HTS and other armed groups, remains unknown as we reach the end of a decade," the investigators said in their latest report.
For Jonny Coreson, $4 billion is worth $5 billion. The 32-year-old test prep business owner from Denver invested $100,000 in shares of veteran hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd, after they soared 25% in December with no imminent deal in sight. This valued the blank-check acquisition firm at $5 billion, when on paper it was worth only the $4 billion it had raised in an initial public offering in July.