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FESTIVAL Isabelle Huppert (“The Lacemaker,” “The Piano Teacher”) has been appointed as the president of the jury that will decide the competition winners at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct. 30-Nov. 8, 2021). “Ms. Huppert is not only a great French actress with intelligence and insight, but also a world-renowned filmmaker with a successful and […]
Having been unveiled at San Sebastian’s 2016 Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, Juan Sebastian Mesa’s second film, “Rust,” mow world premieres at San Sebastian. It follows Jorge, a young Colombian farmer, working at a coffee plantation. Confronted by a growing plague which is ruining the harvest and feeling deeply alone – he is the only one […]
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Hoichoi, an Indian streaming company which specializes in Bengali-language content, has revealed plans for a 30-strong 2022 slate. It also has expansion plans for Bangladesh, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Operated by leading studio SVF Entertainment, Hoichoi was launched in 2017. Indian titles on the slate include Sayantan Ghosal’s detective drama “Gora,” starring Ritwick […]
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Dozens of vehicles were seen waiting in line at a fuel station in Brighton, England, on September 24, amid warnings from the UK government to not panic buy fuel.According to ITV News, BP said it had temporarily closed some of its petrol stations due to a shortage of lorry drivers on September 23.BP’s head of UK retail, Hanna Hofer, told ITV that the company has “two thirds of normal forecourt stock levels required for smooth operations” and that level is “declining rapidly”.The BBC reported that the UK government had said that people should carry on buying petrol as normal despite the supply problems.“The fuel is there, it can continue to flow” the country’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the BBC.He said refineries had “plenty of petrol” and that the government could bring in the army to drive fuel tankers if it was needed. Credit: Petr Mysicka via Storyful
The debt crisis engulfing China Evergrande Group has begun to dent homebuyer sentiment and force developers to cut prices, signalling deeper consequences for the world's No.2 economy and a consolidation in the overcrowded property sector. Evergrande, which epitomises the borrow-to-build business model, is suffocating under $305 billion of debt and has stopped repaying some investors and suppliers and halted building work at many projects across the country. What has rapidly become China's biggest corporate headache has now smashed consumer confidence in property investment, as cash-strapped Evergrande struggles to complete home developments for buyers.
This year’s San Sebastian Nest competition for international student short films honored Sara Grgurić’s Croatian relationship drama “In the Woods” with this year’s Nest Award and its accompanying €10,000 ($11,800) cash prize. “Because of its complexity and its precision, because with little it tells something enormous and because since we saw it, it has stayed […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said children in Malaysia below the age of 12 might be offered the Covid-19 vaccine in the future. During a press conference today, he said...
Stock futures held onto gains after equities' best day since July, with the major indexes looking to shake off earlier volatility and end the week on a high note. The S&P 500 paced toward a weekly gain of 0.4% as of Thursday's close.
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Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele has vowed to attack the men's world marathon record in Berlin on Sunday, just nine months after recovering from Covid-19.
A baby possum was discovered clinging to the side of pet cat in an adorable display of interspecies cuddling, as seen in video posted on September 21.Leigh Smith filmed the pair that day and sent the footage to his brother, who published it on Twitter. The brother, Rohan, said, “My brother’s cat had a baby possum stuck on it this morning in a display of adorable interspecies cuddling that I think we can all agree is much needed right now.”Additional video provided to Storyful shows the baby possum being fed while wrapped in a blanket. Leigh told Storyful the possum was “happy and healthy” and went to a wildlife rescue shelter. Credit: Leigh Smith via Storyful
A woman whose daughter was among 298 people who died when a Malaysian Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine said on Friday she wanted to look the suspects in the eye and "make them feel our loss and pain". Relatives of the victims of flight MH17, brought down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014, denounced the "senseless and brutal" deaths of their loved ones during the trial of four suspects accused in the disaster. The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was hit by what international investigators and prosecutors say was a Russian surface-to-air missile.
China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Chinese banks were banned from handling cryptocurrencies in 2013, but the government issued a reminder this year. Friday's notice complained Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies disrupt the financial system and are used in money-laundering and other crimes.
The United Nations human rights chief called on Belarus' neighbours on Friday to protect asylum seekers after four people died near the Polish border earlier this week amid a surge in illegal migration across the European Union's eastern frontier. Michelle Bachelet also told the U.N. Human Rights Council that Belarusian authorities had clamped down on fundamental freedoms, with arrests of activists and journalists "on what routinely appear to be politically-motivated charges". "I take this opportunity to remind all governments that under international law, no-one should ever be prevented from seeking asylum or other forms of international protection," Bachelet told the Geneva forum.
Valtteri Bottas emerged from Friday's Russian Grand Prix opening practice 0.211 seconds quicker than Lewis Hamilton for a Mercedes 1-2 at the Sochi circuit in the former Olympic Park.
The Mayor of Madrid, Spain, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, paid a visit to the local zoo’s set of newborn giant panda twins on September 22.Zoo Aquarium de Madrid posted this footage showing a delegation meeting the facility’s latest arrivals, who were born on September 6.Martinez-Almeida tweeted a picture of the babies, saying “looking for a name … Any ideas, Madrilenians?” Credit: Zoo Aquarium de Madrid via Storyful
Two assailants in lawyers’ black coats opened fire in a courtroom in the Indian capital on Friday, killing a notorious crime suspect before being fatally shot by police officers, authorities said. The shooting took place as Jitendra Gogi, who was facing murder and extortion charges, entered the courtroom. New Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said officers escorting Gogi acted swiftly and killed the assailants, who were believed to be from a rival gang.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The Health Ministry (MoH) has announced that for now, only targeted groups will get priority for a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine starting next month. The four groups...