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Stephen Hawking "beamed" to Hong Kong to deliver speech

"Could you hear me?" Stephen Hawking asked in his iconic computer-synthesized voice, getting a cheerful "yes" from hundreds of people in a speech hall at the Hong Kong Science Park.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 10:21:34

Ivanka Trump has White House office

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka now has an office at the White House, although she will not be a government employee, an administration official told AFP on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 22:48:39

Time served?

A judge said Monday he would issue a written ruling on whether fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski can return to the US without fear of being jailed for having sex with a minor.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 17:38:39

Rock’n’roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90

Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock'n'roll who helped shape modern youth culture with his dance-ready rhythms but who struggled to overcome institutional racism, died Saturday. He was 90.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/19 16:48:39

Legendary musician Chuck Berry dies at 90

American musician Chuck Berry, also known as 'father of Rock'n'Roll', was found dead at his home in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, according to local police. He was 90.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 10:44:31

William, Kate visit Paris 20 years after Diana’s death

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate will pay an official visit to Paris on Friday and Saturday, months before the 20th anniversary of the death of William's mother Diana in a car crash in the French capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/16 23:23:39

Former ‘The OC’ actress Mischa Barton threatens legal action over ‘revenge pornography’ sex tape recorded without consent

Actress Mischa Barton is the victim of "revenge pornography," her attorney said Tuesday, threatening legal action against anyone touting sexually explicit images of the 31-year-old actress.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/15 16:28:39

Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

It is a tale as old as time (or one dating back to the 1990s, at least): Disney dusts off an animated classic, adds bells, whistles and real people, and everyone makes a fortune.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:48:39

Joni Sledge of 'We Are Family' group dies at 60

Joni Sledge, one of four sisters who sang one of disco's most enduring songs, "We Are Family," has died at age 60, a representative said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/13 17:28:39

Chairman Mao Zedong fan Dylan Walker talks about being an American Communist in Beijing

"That American guy who can recite Chairman Mao poetry" is how most Chinese in the mainland describe Wu Danran, or Dylan Walker, after he appeared on TV show Chinese Poetry Conference. Few people, however, have paid attention to his other identity: an American Communist.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 17:43:39

Chinese designer Wang Tao talks about designing for US’ first daughter and her brand

"Tiffany [Trump] is a woman of integrity and passion. I was impressed by her personality." Wang Tao, the 50-year-old Chinese designer whose New York fashion week show on February 11 was attended by US President Donald Trump's youngest daughter, said people shouldn't read too many political implications into her ties with Tiffany Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 17:23:39

Chinese musician Wu Tong talks about his time with the Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble

Music has the ability to build bridges between countries and cultures. Currently there is no better representative of this than the Silk Road Ensemble.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 17:53:39

Senegalese American Rapper Akon brings solar power projects to two more African nations: The Gambia, Cape Verde

Cliched rappers spend money on bling and cars, but Senegalese American artist Akon is looking skywards to splash his cash, investing in solar power projects across Africa.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/7 17:58:39

Award-winning global pop sensation Adele confirms marriage at Australian concert after years of speculation

Adele, who has become a global pop sensation with her songs of heartbreak, has confirmed years of speculation that she is married.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/6 18:58:40

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson arrested after tussle at Los Angeles International Airport

One Direction heartthrob Louis Tomlinson was arrested after an airport brawl with paparazzi that left two people injured, police said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/5 16:08:39

Will former talk show host Oprah Winfrey run for US president?

Oprah Winfrey, a US media proprietor and former talk show host, has suggested that she may be open to a presidential bid.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/4 8:35:26

Duke, Duchess of Cambridge to visit Poland in July

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine are to pay a visit to Poland in July, presidential minister Krzysztof Szczerski told the Polish Press Agency on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/4 7:18:31

Obamas sign bumper book deal with Penguin Random House

New York-based publisher Penguin Random House has won the book industry's most coveted contract: a deal to produce the memoirs of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/1 17:08:39