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Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed Tehran for an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman. Tehran has denied any involvement in the attack on Thursday in which two crew members - a Briton and a Romanian - were killed. The United States and Britain said on Sunday they would work with their partners to respond to the attack on the Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned petroleum product tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime.
The Weeknd teased new music early Monday morning in a snippet posted on social media called “The Dawn Is Coming” and talked generally about it in a new GQ article, calling it “the album I’ve always wanted to make.” The song has a heavy electronic dance groove reminiscent of “Alive 2007”-era Daft Punk, but with […]
The first transgender contestant in South Africa's national beauty pageant, 24-year-old Lehlogonolo Machaba hopes she will inspire greater acceptance of the LGBTQI community. Machaba, a fashion model, is competing for the Miss South Africa title, which opened to transgender contestants in 2019. "Being the first is a bit overwhelming and I'm also anxious that people do know now that I'm a trans woman," Machaba said.
Dolphin Entertainment and West Realm Shire Services Inc., owner and operator of FTX.US, are teaming up to create an NFT marketplaces for major sports and entertainment brands. The pact will combine Dolphin’s creative and marketing prowess with FTX’s knowledge of crypto currencies. The marketplace is described as “large-scale” and “consumer-facing” and comes as the trading […]
Crooked Media, the podcast company formed by a trio of former Obama staffers, continues to spread its wings beyond its progressive-politics roots. The company’s new development slate spans entertainment, pop culture, history — and a show about whether the internet is rotting people’s minds. Coming this fall is weekly interview show “Offline,” hosted by co-founder […]
It may still be the middle of summer — but back to school season is arriving sooner than you think.
On the heels of a new collab with Etsy, the fashion designer shares the items he can’t live without. Like many people grounded during the pandemic eyeing their interiors with a deepened appreciation—or criticism—Prabal Gurung has spent the past year thinking about home with an obsessive focus. The result is Etsy x Prabal Gurung, a two-part collaboration of objects and accessories, the first outing of which debuted this spring with such offerings as dried floral arrangements, hand-painted pillow covers, and a rainbow assortment of tapered candles.
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard made her mark by competing in the women’s weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, but couldn't complete a lift. Hubbard is not the only transgender athlete competing at the Tokyo Games, but she has been the focus of attention as a medal contender in weightlifting. Hubbard's second effort of 125 kilograms was ruled invalid on a majority decision by the referees.
Hubbard's situation had generated attention in the run-up to the Games, and the IOC has some decisions to make going forward.
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Ethan Mccann, six, from Redditch, Worcestershire, has been sent postcards from all over the world from people pretending to be his lost rabbit.
China's team sprinters took the first gold on offer in the Olympic track cycling programme as Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi powered to victory at the Izu Velodrome on Monday. The duo broke their world record in the first round and although they were fractionally slower in the final, it was enough to beat Germany and retain the title. Fast track conditions are being reported by the riders and Germany's women's team pursuiters also set a world record -- obliterating Britain's mark from Rio five years ago.
The upcoming 21st series of “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” will return to the Gwrych Castle, Abergele, in North Wales, for the second year in a row, ITV has revealed. The show used to be filmed in Australia until the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world. Australia has some of the toughest […]
A nine-year-old girl who was allegedly molested by her mother's boyfriend begged her mother to stay away from him in a voice recording heard by her father.
Stock futures pointed to a higher open Monday morning and looked to kick off August trading on a high note after a winning July.
Selected last week for San Sebastian’s New Directors strand, the festival’s main sidebar, Turkish director Salman Nacar’s “Between Two Dawns” has confirmed distributors for France and Spain. Sales agent Luxbox has also released a first trailer and poster for the film, both of which Variety obtained exclusively. In France, the film’s release will be handled […]
On the Italian island of Sardinia, we were smitten with a richly flavored pasta with ground pork and wild fennel. It came loaded with a host of spices and herbs, including parsley, black pepper, fennel seed, paprika, red pepper flakes, onion and salt. Italian sausage always includes at least some of those seasonings, so we just removed the sausage meat from the casing and sauteed it to create a flavor-packed ragu.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 ― The police have arrested seven Malaysian men believed to be involved in a murder case reported on July 29. According to Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim, based...
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 ― The police are currently investigating the two gatherings which took place on July 31 near the Dataran Merdeka and today outside of the Parliament building. Both gatherings...
NFT marketplace OpenSea saw record trading volume on Saturday and Sunday as CryptoPunks, ArtBlocks and Bored Ape Yacht Club prices soared.