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Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife


Hollywood actor Johnny Depp on Wednesday denied claims that he slapped his ex-wife Amber Heard, as he faced a second day of questioning in his high-profile libel trial in London.

Chinese netizens show support for Thailand's move toward legalization of same-sex unions

Chinese netizens showed their support for the Thailand Cabinet's approval of a draft bill that, if ratified by parliament, will legalize same-sex unions, by posting images of their favorite same-sex couples from popular Thai TV dramas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 20:28:40

Ringo marks 80th at online gig with fellow Beatle McCartney

With a little help from his friends, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was set to hold an online 80th birthday bash Tuesday featuring former bandmate Paul McCartney, in aid of charities including Black Lives Matter.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 17:53:40

US artist's holiday park sculpture fetches millions at auction

A huge sculpture by US artist Alexander Calder sold at auction in Paris on Wednesday for over 4.9 million euros ($5.5 million), auctioneers Artcurial said, after nearly six decades on display at a holiday park in southern France.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 17:48:41

UNESCO declares Indonesia's Toba Caldera as global geopark

The Executive Board of UNESCO at the 209th session in Paris on Tuesday declared the Toba Caldera in Indonesia's province of North Sumatra as a global geopark, according to Indonesia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/9 17:48:40

Rock Hall of Fame to replace 2020 ceremony with broadcast special

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said Wednesday it will replace its annual live performance induction ceremony for 2020's nominees with a broadcast special in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The program - whose honorees include rapper The Notorious B.I.G. and pop icon Whitney Houston - will air on HBO on November 7, replacing the ceremony originally scheduled for May 2, which was postponed over the fast-spreading virus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 17:33:41

Fashion must 'enforce inclusion' says supermodel Naomi Campbell

Supermodel Naomi Campbell said Monday that the fashion industry must start "enforcing inclusion" on the catwalk and beyond.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 13:58:42

Why super rich fashionistas are not crying for Paris shows

One very select group of fashionistas were not crying into their cocktails when the Paris fashion shows were canceled because of the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 13:58:40

Chinese singer Zhang Yixing's new released song 'Boom' takes social media by storm

Chinese singer and K-pop EXO member Zhang Yixing, better known by his stage name Lay Zhang, released his new single "Boom," part of the second half of his fourth album Lit on Thursday. The song quickly climbed the trending ranks on both Twitter and China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 13:48:40

Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp on Wednesday denied claims that he slapped his ex-wife Amber Heard, as he faced a second day of questioning in his high-profile libel trial in London.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 17:38:40

AI technology looks for cheaters during college entrance exams in Northeast China

For the first time, Northeast China's Liaoning Province has incorporated artificial intelligence (AI) technology into its national college entrance examinations, or gaokao, to monitor candidates for illegal behavior such as cheating.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:48:10

Machu Picchu to reopen at 50% capacity, but no date set yet

Peru's iconic tourist attraction Machu Picchu will reopen at half capacity following a coronavirus-forced closure, the Peruvian government said on Tuesday, although it didn't set a date.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/8 19:23:42

Paris fashion week continues with online showings from Chanel

South Sudanese model Adut Akech was the star of Chanel's teeny-weeny Paris haute couture show Tuesday which featured two "punk princesses."
Source: AFP | 2020/7/8 19:23:41

Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long shutdown

With a "welcome" passport sticker and coronavirus tests on arrival, Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors Tuesday in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/8 19:18:40