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‘Oppenheimer’ wins 7 prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards

Published On: February 19, 2024 02:24 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Feb 19: Atom bomb epic “Oppenheimer” won seven prizes, including best picture, director and actor, at the 77th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, cementing its front-runner status for the Oscars next month.

Taylor Swift gives $100,000 to the family of the woman killed in the Chiefs parade shooting

Published On: February 17, 2024 04:16 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb 17: Taylor Swift donated $100,000 to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the woman killed in the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens stone-built Hindu temple in UAE ahead of India’s elections

Published On: February 15, 2024 11:15 AM NPT By: Associated Press

ABU MUREIKHA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Middle East’s first traditional stone-built Hindu temple on Wednesday, internationalizing both his reelection campaign and his effort to push secular India into a Hindu state.

Hungary’s president resigns over a pardon to a man convicted in a child sexual abuse case

Published On: February 11, 2024 11:38 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s conservative president resigned Saturday amid public outcry over a pardon she granted to a man convicted as an accomplice in a child sexual abuse case, a decision that unleashed an unprecedented political scandal for the long-serving nationalist government.

Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif says he will seek a coalition government after trailing jailed rival Khan

Published On: February 10, 2024 11:49 AM NPT By: Associated Press

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The former prime minister of Pakistan expected his party would claim an easy victory in the country’s parliamentary elections, sending him to the top job for a fourth time. Instead, Nawaz Sharif faces a difficult path to power.

Pakistan votes for a new parliament as militant attacks surge and jailed leader’s party cries foul

Published On: February 8, 2024 09:40 AM NPT By: Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis braved cold winter weather and the threat of violence to start voting for a new parliament Thursday even as the death toll from twin bombings a day before claimed at least 30 lives, in the worst election-related violence ahead of the contested elections.

Actor Gina Carano sues Lucasfilm and Disney over her firing from ‘The Mandalorian’

Published On: February 7, 2024 12:57 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Feb 7: Actor Gina Carano on Tuesday sued Lucasfilm and its parent The Walt Disney Co. over her 2021 firing from “ The Mandalorian,” saying she was let go for expressing right-wing views on social media.

King Charles III is being treated for cancer and will temporarily halt his public duties

Published On: February 6, 2024 11:05 AM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer and has begun treatment, Buckingham Palace said Monday. Less than 18 months into his reign, the 75-year-old monarch will suspend public engagements but will continue with state business, and won’t be handing over his constitutional roles as head of state.

Miley Cyrus wins record of the year

Published On: February 5, 2024 10:56 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Miley Cyrus took home her second Grammy of the night — and all time — with record of the year for “Flowers.”

Taylor Swift announces new album, ‘Tortured Poets Department’ at 2024 Grammy Awards

Published On: February 5, 2024 10:51 AM NPT By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Feb 5: Taylor Swift used her 13th Grammy win on Sunday to announced her new album, “Tortured Poets Department,” will arrive April 19.

Japan wants everyone to know: Taylor Swift will make it in time for the Super Bowl

Published On: February 4, 2024 11:53 AM NPT By: Associated Press

TOKYO, Feb 4: Taylor Swift, who is holding concerts in Japan through Feb. 10, will make it in time for the Super Bowl to see her partner and football superstar Travis Kelce play.

US hits hard at militias in Iraq and Syria, retaliating for fatal drone attack

Published On: February 3, 2024 05:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military launched an air assault on dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria used by Iranian-backed militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Friday, in the opening salvo of retaliation for the drone strike that killed three U.S. troops in Jordan last weekend.

Tesla ordered to pay $1.5 million over alleged hazardous waste violations in California

Published On: February 3, 2024 02:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

STOCKTON (CALIFORNIA), Feb 3: A California judge on Friday ordered Tesla Inc. to pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement of a civil case alleging the company mishandled hazardous waste at its car service centers, energy centers and a factory, multiple county district attorneys announced.

Carl Weathers, linebacker-turned-actor who starred in ‘Rocky’ movies and ‘The Mandalorian,’ dies

Published On: February 3, 2024 01:02 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, Feb 3: Carl Weathers, a former NFL linebacker who became a Hollywood action movie and comedy star, playing nemesis-turned-ally Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies, facing off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator” and teaching golf in “Happy Gilmore,” has died. He was 76.

India begins to flex its naval power as competition with China grows

Published On: February 2, 2024 02:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For decades, India has focused its defense policy on its land borders with rivals Pakistan and China. Now, as its global ambitions expand, it is beginning to flex its naval power in international waters, including anti-piracy patrols and a widely publicized deployment close to the Red Sea to help protect ships from attacks during Israel’s war with Hamas.

Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny and others may vanish from TikTok as licensing dispute boils over

Published On: February 1, 2024 02:50 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Universal Music Group, which represents artists including Taylor Swift, Drake, Adele, Bad Bunny and Billie Eilish, says that it will no longer allow its music on TikTok now that a licensing deal between the two parties has expired.

Pakistani court sentences former Prime Minister Imran Khan to 10 years for revealing state secrets

Published On: January 30, 2024 02:47 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of his party deputies to 10 years in prison each, after finding them guilty of revealing official secrets. The verdict drew swift criticism from Khan’s followers.

Deepfake explicit images of Taylor Swift spread on social media. Her fans are fighting back

Published On: January 27, 2024 12:23 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, Jan 24:  Pornographic deepfake images of Taylor Swift are circulating online, making the singer the most famous victim of a scourge that tech platforms and anti-abuse groups have struggled to fix.

Russia says a plane with Ukrainian POWs crashes, killing all aboard, and accuses Kyiv of downing it

Published On: January 25, 2024 09:51 AM NPT By: Associated Press

A Russian military transport plane crashed Wednesday in a border region near Ukraine, and Moscow accused Kyiv of shooting it down, saying all 74 people aboard were killed, including 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war headed for a swap. Russia offered no evidence and Ukraine didn’t immediately confirm or deny it.

‘Oppenheimer’ dominates Oscar nominations, Gerwig passed over for best director

Published On: January 24, 2024 10:56 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, Jan 24: After a tumultuous movie year marked by strikes and work stoppages, the Academy Awards showered nominations Tuesday on Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster biopic, “Oppenheimer,” which came away with a leading 13 nominations.