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Lady Gaga appears to confirm casting in 'Joker' sequel

Published On: August 5, 2022 01:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

Pop star and actress Lady Gaga appeared to confirm her casting in the upcoming motion picture sequel to the Oscar-winning psychological thriller "Joker" on Thursday by posting a musical teaser on Twitter.

Airlines cancel, reroute flights during Chinese military drills near Taiwan

Published On: August 5, 2022 07:35 AM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, Aug 5: Some airlines have cancelled flights to Taipei and rerouted others using nearby airspace that has been closed to civilian traffic during Chinese military exercises sparked by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

China begins huge live-fire drills around Taiwan; Taipei says 'illegitimate, irresponsible'

Published On: August 4, 2022 01:41 PM NPT By: Reuters

TAIPEI, Aug 4: China launched unprecedented live-fire military drills in six areas that ring Taiwan on Thursday, a day after a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-ruled island that Beijing regards as its sovereign territory.

Joaquin Phoenix to return to big screen as Joker in 2024 sequel

Published On: August 4, 2022 01:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

A motion picture sequel to the Oscar-winning psychological thriller "Joker," based on one of the world's best known comic book villains, is set for release in theaters on Oct. 4, 2024, a spokesperson for film distributor Warner Bros said on Wednesday.

With eye on Russia, U.S. Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

Published On: August 4, 2022 07:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Aug 4: The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Little-known modified Hellfire missiles likely killed al Qaeda's Zawahiri

Published On: August 3, 2022 07:09 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Two Hellfire missiles fired from a drone killed the leader of al Qaeda, causing surprisingly little damage beyond the target, suggesting they may be a version of the missile shrouded in secrecy and used by the United States to avoid non-combatant casualties.

Chinese warplanes buzz line dividing Taiwan Strait before expected Pelosi visit - source

Published On: August 2, 2022 06:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

TAIPEI, Aug 2: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was expected to arrive in Taipei later on Tuesday, people briefed on the matter said, as several Chinese warplanes flew close to the median line dividing the Taiwan Strait, a source told Reuters.

South Korea develops nanotech tattoo as health monitoring device

Published On: August 2, 2022 03:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

South Koreans may soon be able to carry a device inside their own bodies in the form of a bespoke tattoo that automatically alerts them to potential health problems, if a science team's project bears fruit.

Biden: Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri killed in U.S. strike in Afghanistan

Published On: August 2, 2022 06:47 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Aug 2: The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, President Joe Biden said on Monday, the biggest blow to the militant group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.

K-pop's BTS may still be able to perform while doing military service - minister

Published On: August 1, 2022 04:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

K-pop boy band BTS might still be able to perform overseas while serving in the military, South Korea's defence minister said on Monday, as the country debates shortening mandatory military service for K-pop stars to three weeks from about two years.

Box Office: 'DC League of Super-Pets' Debuts in First Place With Soft $23 Million

Published On: August 1, 2022 01:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

"DC League of Super-Pets," an animated adventure about the four-legged friends of superheroes, opened in first place at the domestic box office with $23 million from 4,313 theaters.

Russian strikes kill Ukrainian grain tycoon; drone hits Russian naval base

Published On: August 1, 2022 07:46 AM NPT By: Reuters

KYIV, August 1: Russian missiles pounded the southern Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv on Sunday, killing the owner of a major grain exporter, while a drone strike on Russia's Black Sea naval base in Sevastopol was launched from within the city in a "terrorist attack," a Russian lawmaker said.

Netflix sues creators of alleged 'Bridgerton' knockoff

Published On: July 31, 2022 01:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) on Friday sued the creators of an alleged unauthorized musical stage production of its popular period drama "Bridgerton," accusing them of copyright infringement after building demand for their knockoff on TikTok.

Ukraine's Zelenskiy announces mandatory evacuation of Donetsk region

Published On: July 31, 2022 07:03 AM NPT By: Reuters

KYIV, July 31: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday his government was ordering the mandatory evacuation of people in the eastern Donetsk region, scene of fierce fighting with Russia.

Indonesia, U.S. to hold military exercise amid heightened Indo-Pacific tensions

Published On: July 30, 2022 07:12 AM NPT By: Reuters

JAKARTA, July 30: Some 4,000 soldiers mostly from Indonesia and the United States will conduct a joint military exercise next week that underscores "the importance we place on a free and open Indo-Pacific region," a senior U.S. military official said on Friday.

Gluttonous cosmic 'black widow' is heaviest-known neutron star

Published On: July 29, 2022 06:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

Astronomers have observed the most massive known example of an object called a neutron star, one classified as a "black widow" that got particularly hefty by gobbling up most of the mass of a stellar companion trapped in an unhappy cosmic marriage.

'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' takes off in Hollywood

Published On: July 29, 2022 12:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

"Game of Thrones" is back in the form of prequel "House of the Dragon" with an all-new cast who turned out on Wednesday to launch the show at a premiere in Los Angeles.

Ukraine bombs Russian forces in drive to retake south

Published On: July 29, 2022 07:11 AM NPT By: Reuters

July 29: Ukraine stepped up its drive to retake Russian-controlled southern Ukraine by trying to bomb and isolate Russian troops in hard-to-resupply areas.

Top model Bella Hadid joins metaverse with NFT collection

Published On: July 28, 2022 06:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

U.S. supermodel Bella Hadid has stepped from the catwalk into the metaverse with the launch of CY-B3LLA - a collection of Non-Fungible Tokens featuring artwork based on 3-D scans of her face and body.

Shakira refuses to settle with Spanish prosecutor to end tax fraud case

Published On: July 28, 2022 01:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

Latin American superstar Shakira has rejected a settlement offered by the prosecutor in her 14.5 million euro Spanish tax fraud case and is now a step closer to going to trial, her media team said on Wednesday.