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Christopher Nolan rebuilt Los Alamos 'in secret' for 'Oppenheimer'
by Agence France-Presse - March 3, 2024 - 10:51am
An entire town filled with nuclear laboratories, built from scratch in the remote mountains of New Mexico, with every single person involved sworn to secrecy?
Asian elephants mourn, bury their dead calves: study
by Agence France-Presse - March 2, 2024 - 11:44am
Asian elephants loudly mourn and bury their dead calves, according to a study by Indian scientists that details animal behavior reminiscent of human funeral rites.
Elton John items fetch over P1 billion at New York auction
by Agence France-Presse - March 1, 2024 - 4:31pm
From Elton John's glasses to a Banksy triptych, a collection of more than 900 items and artworks belonging to the legendary British musician fetched more than $20 million (P1.12 billion) at several auctions this...
Rihanna, David Blaine, Mark Zuckerberg in India for party by Asia's richest man
by Agence France-Presse - March 1, 2024 - 4:13pm
Pop star Rihanna and Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg were in India Friday for an extravagant party hosted by Asia's richest man, with celebrations expected to include other globally influential figures.
Ryan Gosling, Billie Eilish performing at Oscars 2024
by Agence France-Presse - February 29, 2024 - 4:32pm
Ryan Gosling and Billie Eilish will perform their Oscar-nominated songs from "Barbie" at the 2024 Academy Awards.
Singapore provided grant for upcoming Taylor Swift show
by Agence France-Presse - February 21, 2024 - 2:54pm
Singapore said it had provided a grant to help bring Taylor Swift's record-breaking Eras Tour to the city-state, the solo Southeast Asian stop for the pop-icon.
Chile to reopen probe into mystery death of poet Pablo Neruda
by Agence France-Presse - February 21, 2024 - 2:43pm
Chile will once again try to resolve the mystery of what really killed Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda, who many believe was poisoned by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
Sam Mendes to direct 4 Beatles biopic movies
by Agence France-Presse - February 21, 2024 - 2:18pm
The fab four are back, with each member of the iconic Beatles to be immortalized in their own big screen biopic, all directed by Sam Mendes.
Japanese founder of Daiso chain passes away
by Agence France-Presse - February 20, 2024 - 6:08pm
Hirotake Yano, the Japanese 100-yen shop pioneer and founder of the Daiso chain, has died.
Japan's 'naked men' festival succumbs to population aging
by Agence France-Presse - February 18, 2024 - 3:35pm
A steam of sweat rose as hundreds of naked men tussled over a bag of wooden talismans, performing a dramatic end to a thousand-year-old ritual in Japan that took place for the last time.
Family of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson seeks conservatorship
by Agence France-Presse - February 18, 2024 - 2:47pm
The family of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson have asked a court to put him under a conservatorship as he struggles with a neurocognitive issue and requires help with daily life following his wife's recent deat...
Harrison Ford's 'Star Wars' script fetches £10,795 at UK sale
by Agence France-Presse - February 18, 2024 - 1:33pm
An original draft "Star Wars" script left in a London apartment by "Han Solo" actor Harrison Ford sold at a UK auction for £10,795 ($13,600) on Saturday.
Thailand launches safety scheme with medical coverage for tourists
by Agence France-Presse - February 18, 2024 - 10:21am
Thailand has launched a scheme to offer visitors up to $14,000 in medical coverage in the event of an accident, the tourism minister said Thursday, as the kingdom seeks to lure travelers back after the pandemic...
Paul McCartney reunites with his missing Beatles guitar
by Agence France-Presse - February 17, 2024 - 9:36am
Paul McCartney has expressed his gratitude after the Beatles legend was reunited with a missing bass guitar that he owned in the 1960s and used on several Fab Four tracks.
Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez among 2024 Met Gala co-hosts
by Agence France-Presse - February 16, 2024 - 11:16am
Showbiz A-listers Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya and Chris Hemsworth will be the co-hosts of this year's Met Gala, one of the highlights of the New York social calendar.
Car-free Eiffel Tower zone? Paris mayor faces resistance
by Agence France-Presse - February 11, 2024 - 5:01pm
Mayor Anne Hidalgo said to general surprise this week that she wants to push ahead with a project to kick out the cars and create a continuous garden between the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero esplanade.
Taylor Swift already in US in time for Super Bowl: reports
by Agence France-Presse - February 11, 2024 - 3:17pm
Music megastar Taylor Swift arrived back in the United States from Japan on Saturday, en route to watch boyfriend Travis Kelce play in the Super Bowl, US media reported.
Denzel Washington, Spike Lee to adapt Akira Kurosawa's 'High and Low'
by Agence France-Presse - February 11, 2024 - 1:51pm
Frequent collaborators Denzel Washington and Spike Lee are reuniting to adapt a classic movie by legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, Apple announced Thursday.
#MeToo 'made a big difference': Sigourney Weaver
by Agence France-Presse - February 10, 2024 - 9:28am
The #MeToo movement "made a big difference" since women now feel more empowered to say no to unwanted sexual advanced, US actor Sigourney Weaver said.
Usher teases guest stars for Super Bowl halftime show
by Agence France-Presse - February 9, 2024 - 2:50pm
R&B star Usher revealed he will be joined by guest performers when he takes the stage for the Super Bowl halftime show — but did not disclose who made the cut.
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