Hindi ululations, Bulgarian choirs and Turkish pop (overheard in kebab shops) have all left their mark on this internationally influenced record
Beirut university student Mohammad El Sahily was close to graduating in computer science, but uncertainty now clouds his future following a plunge in the Lebanese pound that has left him and thousands like him unable to pay their tuition fees. With Lebanon facing its worst economic crisis ever, two private universities, the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese American University (LAU) have raised the exchange rate their fees are based on to 3,900 Lebanese pounds per dollar - at a stroke making teaching almost three times more expensive for students paying in the local currency.
The president's poet woke up a superstar on Thursday, after a powerful reading at the U.S. inauguration catapulted 22-year-old Amanda Gorman to the top of Amazon's best-seller list. "I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY!" Gorman, a Los Angeles resident, wrote on Twitter. Gorman's debut poetry collection 'The Hill We Climb' won top spot in the online retail giant's sale charts, closely followed by her upcoming 'Change Sings: A Children's Anthem'.
The senior nurse in the intensive care unit of Barcelona's Sant Pau Hospital is anxiously watching the wards fill up and fears that Spaniards are letting their guard down against the coronavirus, numbed by the daily litany of deaths. Wearing double masks, goggles and gowns, they fitted patients with tubes to assist their breathing or helped them into comfortable positions.
Russia said it could supply Hungary with its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine from next month, after Budapest gave initial approval to the shot, which was also registered for domestic use on Thursday by the United Arab Emirates. Russia is seeking international endorsement for Sputnik V, named after the satellite that triggered the Cold War space race, and is steadily building up its global customer base. It has signed numerous supply deals and regulators in eleven countries have now granted approval for the shot's domestic use.
U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry said on Thursday measures to tackle climate change needed to be ramped up significantly, and achieving net zero global carbon emissions by 2050 would require a radical transformation of the economy. "Failure at the COP (climate conference) in Glasgow is not an option," Kerry said in an online event organised by a business forum linked to Italy's presidency of the G20. New Democratic President Joe Biden named former Secretary of State Kerry as special climate envoy back in November, a sign that he was putting climate change at the centre of his foreign policy.
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Italian police arrested 50 people on Thursday and placed a prominent centrist politician under investigation in a crackdown on the 'Ndrangheta mafia that prosecutors say lays bare its efforts to launder cash and buy influence. The 'Ndrangheta is based in the southern region of Calabria, the toe of Italy's boot, and has surpassed Sicily's more famous Cosa Nostra to become the most powerful mafia group in the country -- and one of the largest crime gangs in the world. Among those placed under investigation was Lorenzo Cesa, head of the small UDC party, who was in the national spotlight last week after he rejected overtures from Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to join the ruling coalition, which has lost its absolute majority in parliament.
Warner Bros has announced an origin story for Roald Dahl's bizarre factory boss, with Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet on the casting shortlist.
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Faith and Dylan's lives hang in the balance.
The French actress Nathalie Delon -- once regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world -- died of cancer on Thursday, her son told AFP on Thursday.
The United States saw 900,000 new filings for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, a massive number that shows the economy remains far from healed as President Joe Biden takes office.
The European Commission is likely to tap financial markets in "late spring" to finance pre-payments for 27 national plans for recovery from the pandemic, seeking to borrow tens of billions of euros, European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said. Gentiloni said February and March would be key months for the Commission's assessment of how each of the 27 EU governments wants to spend its share of the EU's 750-billion-euro recovery fund, which will then be validated by EU finance ministers. "This means that in late spring, the Commission will go to financial markets to raise this money... with the goal of disbursing the pre-financing of this 13% to each country with an approved plan," he said.
Drone footage showed the area surrounding Darley Dale, England, flooded on January 21 in the wake of Storm Christoph.A flood warning was in place for the area. Forecasters said river levels were expected to remain high until at least January 22.Local media reported a “major incident” had been declared across Derbyshire.The Derbyshire Constabulary Drone Unit, who filmed this video, said “the River Derwent looks more like an ocean.” Credit: @DerPolDroneUnit via Storyful
AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez had a "false positive" for coronavirus last weekend while teammates Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic have both now recovered, the Italian league leaders confirmed on Thursday.
Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit chugged ahead as shipping volume improved for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic slowed the economy to a crawl last year. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.25 per share.
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Turning Mount Everest’s trash into treasure Courtesy: Ivar Studios / Sagarmatha Next Location: Nepal Trash collected from the world's tallest mountain Courtesy: Goran Thulin will be transformed into art and displayed at a nearby gallery Courtesy: Sagarmatha Next Used oxygen bottles, torn tents, cans, and plastic wrappers are usually dumped or burned in open pits polluting the air and water, and contaminating the soil (SOUNDBITE) (Nepali) SAGARMATHA NEXT PROJECT COORDINATOR, PHINJO SHERPA, SAYING: "It is a unique idea, to collect garbage and display it in a museum. This will further increase tourism. At the same time, this will also lead to waste management and encourage the young generation to visit the area." Courtesy: Tommy Gustafsson / Sagarmatha Next Courtesy: Goran Thulin