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Kevin Durant of Brooklyn Nets (AFP/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Mike LAWRIE)

NBA 2K Players Tournament to give hungry fans a taste of basketball starting this Friday

Beginning Friday, players including top seeds Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks will compete in a single-elimination, player-only tournament on Xbox One.

Published on 1st April 2020
US President Donald Trump during a daily briefing on the novel coronavirus in Washington, DC (AFP/MANDEL NGAN)

Coronavirus pandemic is the world's 'most challenging crisis' since WWII, says UN boss

The coronavirus pandemic is the worst global crisis since World War II, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, expressing concern that it could trigger conflicts around the world.

Published on 1st April 2020
Wanda Sykes, Whoopi Goldberg (AP Photo)

Need a laugh during the pandemic? SiriusXM launches channel only for female comics

The midst of a global pandemic might seem like an odd time to launch a radio channel devoted to female comedians, but executives at SiriusXM believe that it's precisely the right time.

Published on 1st April 2020
Harry and Meghan (AFP/POOL/Jeremy Selwyn)

'Megxit': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle formally quit the royal life

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as they start a controversial new life in the United States.

Published on 31st March 2020

'No plans to ask the US govt for security resources': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have reportedly moved to Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Published on 30th March 2020
Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)

Legendary Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at his Krakow home at age 86

Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers, died on Sunday. He was 86.

Published on 30th March 2020
Social distancing in Seattle (AP Photo/Ted S Warren)

What's essential during COVID-19 pandemic? In France: pastry, wine; in US: golf, guns

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's “essential” and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival.

Published on 28th March 2020
IndyCar goes virtual (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File Photo)

IndyCar goes virtual as it waits to get back on track, first iRacing event to have a 25-car field

IndyCar isn't sure when it can get its cars on track to officially start the season. For now, the series will follow the lead of other racing leagues and go virtual.

Published on 27th March 2020
Angelina Jolie (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh/IANS)

Angelina Jolie donates $1 million to fight child hunger during the coronavirus outbreak  

The other celebrities who have extended help are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rihanna and Ryan Reynolds

Published on 26th March 2020
The New National Stadium in Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen - but in 2021, not 2020

The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.

Published on 23rd March 2020
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 Ikea shuts Hyderabad store temporarily in the wake of Covid-19

Co-workers who will continue to support online fulfillment have been asked to maintain stringent hygiene practices and work at a safe social distance.

Published on 21st March 2020

Priyanka Chopra heaps praises on husband Nick Jonas, says she married 'a version of her dad'

Priyanka revealed how Nick cherishes all the moments when she is shining bright.

Published on 19th March 2020
Jimmy Kimmel (Source: YouTube)

Fallon, Kimmel perform mini-shows from home for 'our new post-apocalyptic world'

Comedian Jimmy Fallon and TV host Jimmy Kimmel recently decided to entertain viewers from their homes with jokes based on the theme of quarantine.

Published on 18th March 2020
Justin Hartley and Sylvia Grace Crim in The Hunt (Universal Pictures via AP)

Ticket sales dive at US box office; lowest turnout in 20 years, many theatres opt to close down

Ticket sales plunged to their lowest levels in at least 20 years at North American movie theatres as the coronavirus pandemic led to one of Hollywood's worst weekends at the box office.

Published on 16th March 2020
'Honour' from the shoot ‘Earth CelebrAction’ by David LaChapelle; courtesy Lavazza

Urban, mystical mythologies: An interview with David LaChapelle on divine acts, faith and embracing nature

You don’t get names much bigger than that of David LaChapelle in fine art photography. He has clicked pretty much every celebrity you can think of. But that’s before he turned his attention to nature.

Published on 14th March 2020

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