Month: August 2020

Reading and Leeds Festival to have two main stages on each site in 2021

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Stormzy, who has previously headlined Glastonbury, was due to perform at Reading and Leeds this year Reading and Leeds Festival will be back next year with six headliners split across two main stages in each site. The event, which sees acts rotate between Reading and Leeds, had been due …

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TikTok owner to ‘strictly’ obey China’s tech takeover law

image copyrightGetty Images TikTok’s owner has said it will “strictly adhere to” new rules imposed by China over what technologies the country’s companies can sell overseas. The export controls could potentially be used to block the sale of TikTok’s US operations. The expanded list of restricted items covers some of the methods the app uses …

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India GDP shows worst quarterly slump in decades

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images image captionIndia has seen huge job losses in recent months India’s economy contracted sharply in the three months to the end of June, official data shows. It shrank by 23.9%, its worst slump since the country started releasing quarterly data in 1996. The coronavirus pandemic and a grinding …

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Seven key moments from the MTV VMAs: Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lady Gaga’s flamboyant fashion sense included a variety of masks, which she wore throughout the show Lady Gaga led this year’s MTV VMAs, winning five awards, while BTS and Ariana Grande won four each and The Weeknd won video of the year. The ceremony, filmed at several outdoor New …

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Paul Rusesabagina: Hotel Rwanda film hero arrested

Related Topics Rwandan genocide image copyrightRIB image captionPaul Rusesabagina was an opponent of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame A man who inspired a Hollywood film about the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been arrested for leading “terrorist movements”, officials say. Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu, became well known after Hotel Rwanda depicted his efforts to save hundreds of …

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Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nearly 200 passengers on a flight back from the Greek island of Zante have been told to self-isolate A flight from Zante where nearly 200 people were told to self-isolate was a “debacle” with many travellers not wearing masks, a passenger has said. Stephanie Whitfield told the BBC the …

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The airline founder building Asia’s next super app

Image copyright Getty Images AirAsia’s founder Tony Fernandes is building what he hopes will be the region’s next “super app” as he deals with the coronavirus travel downturn. He wants to rival the likes of Grab, GoJek and WeChat with an all-in-one mobile platform for food delivery, banking, shopping, payments and travel. As the airline’s …

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