SOS could not be immediately reached for comment outside business hours in China. Shares of SOS, which changed its core business to emergency rescue services from fintech last year, has surged 250% this year.
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has been buried in a private cemetery in St. Louis, his family announced Friday. Limbaugh's widow, Kathryn, and his family said a private ceremony with close family and friends was held Wednesday, but they did not say where he was buried.
Some 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Ivory Coast on February 26, part of the global COVAX initiative, sponsored in part by the United Nations.Ivory Coast is the second African country to receive vaccines for COVID-19 under COVAX. On Wednesday, 600,000 doses were shipped to Ghana.COVAX is a joint program led by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and Gavi, a global vaccine alliance.The Astra/Zeneca/Oxford vaccines received by Ivory Coast were produced in India, UNICEF reported. Credit: Gavi via Storyful
Federal officials are seeking a $27,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger who allegedly struck a flight attendant who asked the passenger and a companion to leave the plane after a dispute over wearing a face mask. The confrontation on board a Delta Air Lines flight departing from Miami International Airport for Atlanta began when the passenger's companion refused to wear a mask, secure his tray table or fasten his seatbelt, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. Delta, like most airlines, requires most passengers to wear masks except when eating or drinking.
Rescuers helped save over 300 cats in ThailandLocation: NONTHABURI, THAILANDThe cats were found in two abandoned houses outside of BangkokSOUNDBITE) (English) ANIMAL ACTIVIST, WARATTADA PATTARODOM, SAYING: "The owner did not come to this building for quite a while, many months. So you can say that they were abandoned, but because of her (owner) unfortunate circumstances. But they were not abused. The cats still, some of the cats were not in the cage, still walking around. But it's really, really dirty, it's like really filthy."The cats will be cared for by veterinariansbefore being sent to an animal shelter in Chiang Mai
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved an operation to kill or capture a U.S.-based journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday that could escalate pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew bipartisan and international outrage. The central conclusion of the report was widely expected given that intelligence officials were said to have reached it soon after the brutal Oct. 2, 2018, murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s authoritarian consolidation of power.
Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post critical of the crown prince's policies, was killed and dismembered by a team of operatives linked to the crown prince in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh has denied any involvement by the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler. "We assess that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi," the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in the report posted on its website.
Formula One's revenues took an $877 million hit last year, falling 43% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, owners Liberty Media reported on Friday. Formula One's primary revenues are derived mostly from race promotion fees, broadcasting deals and advertising and sponsorship. "Due to the reduced number of races, the duration of the season and almost no fan attendance, unsurprisingly primary revenue declined," said new chief executive Stefano Domenicali.
The US House was expected to vote Friday on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief package, but a Senate ruling means the final version will not include a minimum wage hike as sought by Democrats.
Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post critical of the crown prince's policies, was killed and dismembered by a team of operatives linked to the crown prince in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh has denied any involvement by the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.
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Students clashed with police in Bangladesh's capital on Friday as anger mounted at the death of a writer and government critic in a high-security jail.
Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio (“The Traitor”) is set to reconstruct the true-life drama of Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish boy kidnapped and converted to Catholicism in 1858. It’s a story that Steven Spielberg was in advanced stages to bring to the screen a few years ago. Mortara was a young Jewish boy living in Bologna, Italy, […]
Police in Athens on Friday fired tear gas into a metro station entrance as they scuffled with demonstrators defending a far-left hitman, near death after a long hunger strike in prison.
Nikkei reported that the emergency declaration is set to be lifted March 7 with the travel ban on foreign athletes removed shortly after. The report added that Olympic athletes will not be required to self-isolate for two weeks on arrival to help them prepare for the Games set to begin on July 23, but they must restrict themselves to their accommodation and sports venues. Japan has temporarily suspended exemptions allowing foreign athletes to train in the country ahead of the Tokyo Games as it closes its borders to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Lance Henriksen has played more than 250 roles in the past 50 years. But Variety’s Peter Debruge wrote that the actor “gives the performance of his career” in “Falling,” the writing-directing debut of Viggo Mortensen. Mortensen says with admiration for Henriksen: “At 80, he gets a part that shows everything he can do.” Mortensen also stars, playing […]
Fox Entertainment has launched the digital docuseries “Making History in Hollywood,” featuring some of the network’s top Black stars as they discuss who and what inspires them in entertainment, and their experiences. The first episode, which launches on Friday, Feb. 26, features Malcolm-Jamal Warner from Fox’s “The Resident.” First known for his role as Theo […]
International sales agent Be For Films has given Variety exclusive access to the international trailer for Andreas Fontana’s first feature “Azor,” selected for this year’s Encounters section at the Berlin International Film Festival. Set among the world of international banking in the 1980’s, Fontana describes his debut as being “like a film about conquistadors.” The […]
Austin Butler and Callum Turner will play the lead roles in Apple’s World War II drama “Masters of the Air,” a continuation of the “Band of Brothers”/”The Pacific” franchise from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Based on the book of the same name by Donald L. Miller, “Masters of the Air” follows the true story […]