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Guy Laliberte (AFP/Mike Leyral)

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte sells all of his stake, will retain links as creative advisor

Guy Laliberte, a former stilt-walker who founded Canada's Cirque du Soleil more than three decades ago, announced that he has sold all of his stake in the world's most famous circus troupe.

Published on 19th February 2020
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Bong Joon-ho set for Parasite black-and-white re-release, says it makes the 'odour feel more real'

Watching a black-and-white re-release of his multi-Oscar-winning movie Parasite would give viewers a "different" and "strange" experience, director Bong Joon-ho said ahead of the new version opening.

Published on 19th February 2020
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Vaccine, anti-virals? Pharma giants, biotech firms on the hunt for coronavirus cure

Researchers are working in three main areas: developing diagnostic tests, developing a vaccine, and testing of anti-virals as a treatment for those infected

Published on 15th February 2020
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Open secret! Encryption equipment created by CIA-owned company is used by over 100 countries 

Intelligence coup of the century.

Published on 13th February 2020
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Fireflies species face extinction, blinded by light pollution, habitat loss and pesticide exposure

Fireflies are in deep trouble, with many species facing extinction due to habitat loss and exposure to pesticides, according to the first major review of their global status.

Published on 8th February 2020
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How do your clothes become microfibre pollution in the sea?

A major source of marine pollution -- microscopic bits of polyester, nylon and acrylic -- has up to now gone largely unnoticed

Published on 8th February 2020
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Global spread of the deadly coronavirus: Where is it right now?

The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak soared to 722 on Saturday

Published on 8th February 2020
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China's virus outbreak gives business a chill, blocks three brands from Milan Fashion Week 

Italian fashion officials forecast a nearly 2% drop in first-half revenues due to the virus emerging from China, which is also preventing three Chinese fashion houses from travelling to Milan.

Published on 7th February 2020
The 1944 painting Cain or Hitler in Hell by George Grosz (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

1944 painting 'Cain or Hitler in Hell' by German artist George Grosz goes on show in Berlin

A 1944 painting by German artist George Grosz that depicts Adolf Hitler as the Bible's fratricidal Cain is on display at the German Historical Museum in Berlin as part of a new permanent exhibition.

Published on 7th February 2020
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Camac Street's newest addition Club Urban Tyro has it all from sheesha to cream cheese

Club Urban Tyro is the newest addition in Kolkata’s gastro scene, featuring a versatile menu and the perfect set-up for a night out with your squad

Published on 7th February 2020
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Grandpa Kabir Bedi says he's proud of Alaya F's debut act in Jawaani Jaaneman

Veteran actor Kabir Bedi is proud of grand-daughter Alaya Fs debut act in Jawaani Jaaneman.

Published on 5th February 2020
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The real story: 'It is all false, Rajinikanth not injured, his fall was part of screenplay'

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth suffered no injuries during the shoot of Discovery Channel's popular programme Man vs Wild in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, an official said on Tuesday.

Published on 29th January 2020
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Author Paulo Coelho deletes Kobe Bryant's draft of children's book, says he won't finish it

Kobe Bryant and Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho were working together on a children's book, but the author said he deleted the draft after Bryant's death.

Published on 28th January 2020
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Pentagon's new US Space Force logo is a nod to the iconic Star Trek Starfleet Command

The Pentagon's new US Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.

Published on 25th January 2020
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Analyst claims that Apple may sell 80-85 million iPhones with 5G

The brand will also launch sub-GHz as well as sub-6GHz-plus-mmWave 5G iPhone models in the second half of 2020

Published on 14th January 2020

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