After logging two massive No. 1 hits last year, Megan Thee Stallion seems poised to have a bright career ahead… even if she does win the 2021 Grammy for best new artist. Old superstitions die hard, though. Ever since Starland Vocal Band won the category in 1977 on the strength of their No. 1 single […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The number of lawsuits against the prime minister over the suspension of Parliament sittings during the Emergency has continued to grow. Three lawmakers in Johor, Kedah and...
Dwayne Johnson may be one of the most successful and popular celebrities in Hollywood, but he says there's a lot more to his life than wrestling champion, football player and actor. In the new TV comedy series "Young Rock," starting on NBC on Feb. 16, fans can watch stories from his colorful but complicated life growing up in multiple places. "Young Rock" takes its premise from the tongue-in-cheek fiction that Johnson is running for U.S. President in 2032 and is being interviewed about his life.
The Vegas Golden Knights will be without their coaching staff for Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Blues because of COVID-19 concerns. Instead, Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon will take over head coaching duties. The team's AHL staff from the Henderson Silver Knights will also contribute as assistant coaches for the game.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — I was terribly excited when I spotted an Instagram advertisement for Restoran W.A.W (Wong Ah Wah)'s BBQ grilled chicken wings on the Gemspot food delivery app. I had been...
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 27 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy has called on the authorities to take firm action against the Nattukottai Chettiar Temple committee for ignoring state orders and...
Jan.26 -- David Kirkpatrick, chief executive officer of Techonomy Media, discusses the outlook for Tesla Inc., Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. He speaks with Haidi Stroud-Watts and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
China recorded its lowest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in more than two weeks, official data showed on Wednesday, suggesting aggressive measures implemented to curb a resurgence of the disease are working. The National Health Commission said 75 new confirmed cases were reported on Jan. 26, down from 82 a day earlier, and the lowest single-day rise since Jan. 11.
A dog was left looking rather perplexed whilst wearing his new raincoat in San Francisco, California, prompting an apology from his owner.Footage taken by Twitter user @worldwydewayne shows the dog, Jasper, immobile and avoiding eye contact. “Jasper,” they say, laughing, “look at me. I’m sorry.” Credit: @worldwydewayne via Storyful
When 18-year old Manizha Talash joined a small but ardent breakdancing community in Afghanistan a few months ago she was the only woman, but she already aims to represent her country in one of the latest sports to be admitted to the Olympics. Dressed head to ankle in black for training, Talash wouldn't look out of place in a dance studio anywhere in the world, but in Afghanistan's conservative, Islamic society she stands out for being courageous enough to pursue her dream. Just being female can be dangerous in Afghanistan.
Australia's cricket board has cleared six spectators of racially abusing India bowler Mohammed Siraj during the third test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australian media reported on Wednesday. Cricket Australia (CA) launched an investigation with New South Wales Police after Siraj complained of hearing racist slurs while fielding near the boundary rope. CA's report on its investigation said it believed the players had been racially abused but investigators were unable to identify the culprits, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper said, citing unnamed sources.
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 27 — Despite the current Covid-19 lockdown, the Nattukotai Chettiar Temple was able to proceed with its annual Thaipusam silver chariot ceremony today after gaining approval from...
Jan.26 -- GameStop Corp. shares nearly doubled during exchange hours and then surged in postmarket after Elon Musk tweeted about the video-game retailer. Divya Balji reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."
Icy waves struck the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Chicago on January 26, as snow fell in Illinois and other midwestern states.Footage taken by Instagram user J.M. Pasquesi shows the waters hitting snowy ledges on the shore.The National Weather Service reported up to 5.8 inches of snowfall as of noon on January 26, which they said was the most since April 14, 2019. Credit: J.M. Pasquesi via Storyful
Tributes poured in for Sekou Smith on Tuesday night after the longtime NBA media member reportedly died of COVID-19 complications. Smith worked for Turner Broadcasting, where he appeared on NBA TV and hosted The Hang Time Podcast.
As the 76th anniversary on Wednesday of the liberation of Auschwitz draws closer, Bill Harvey, who survived the concentration camp, said he was shocked by displays of anti-Semitism during the U.S. Capitol riot. Some of the supporters of former President Donald Trump who broke into and ransacked the seat of Congress on Jan. 6 wore clothes bearing anti-Semitic messages, or displayed Nazi symbols. Harvey, interviewed by Zoom from his Los Angeles home on Monday, expressed concern that the lessons that should have been learned from World War Two's Nazi Holocaust are fading.
A stunning sunrise illuminated Jacksonville, Florida, on January 26.Footage taken by Amy Shirley shows the pink clouds lighting up the sky. Credit: Amy Shirley via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — A company that specialises in backup, disaster recovery and cyber security solutions and protection has said that Malaysia must be wary of hacktivist group Anonymous...
Kenan Thompson doesn’t expect his new NBC sitcom that (finally) premieres in a few weeks to get too overtly political, despite centering on a Black family. But the show, set in Atlanta, will definitely have a progressive slant. “I don’t think we’re getting too political necessarily, but we definitely touch on kind of the mentality where we think everybody should be as far as like, how the jokes are and what a lot of the punch lines are,” Thompson said Tuesday during a virtual TCA panel for the series. “We don’t necessarily have to have a Black Lives Matter episode necessarily. But we do want to show you know, a nice strong African American cast and a strong African American cast in a professional setting.” Later in the panel, Thompson expanded on the show’s political leanings by saying that it will be reflected naturally through the fact that it features a diverse writing staff. Also Read: 'WandaVision': Jac Schaeffer Promises Answers Are Coming for Trippy Marvel Series “We want to stay on tone, you know, what I mean? I think, you know, we’ve put together a diverse enough writers room and stuff like that, to make sure a lot of different voices are being represented, as far as current voices is concerned. We want the show to be as current as possible and as forward-thinking and progressing the needle forward on, you know, progressive ideologies as much as possible.” The show stars the longtime “SNL” vet as a recently widowed father of two who hosts an Atlanta area morning show. Don Johnson stars as his father-in-law, and fellow “SNL” castmember Chris Redd plays his brother. His two kids are played by Dannah and Dani Lockett. It premieres on Feb. 16. Read original story Kenan Thompson’s NBC Sitcom Will Represent ‘Progressive Ideologies’ – But Don’t Expect a BLM Episode At TheWrap
Japan's vaccination roll-out faces logistical hurdles that could further delay the slow-moving campaign, experts and officials say, complicating plans to deliver widescale coronavirus inoculations in time for the Olympics. Already the last major industrial country to start mass vaccinations, Japan is likely to be hampered on the ground by a lack of containers and dry ice and difficulties in recruiting medical staff, more than a dozen people involved in the inoculation drive told Reuters. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said vaccines are critical to holding a successful Olympics after last year's delay.