Musician and maker of ‘heroic’ Netflix documentary warns his country is on a dangerous path
When the black Brazilian rapper Emicida imagines his country’s whitewashed history, he sees a textbook missing a succession of key pages.
In his songs and on stage, the São Paulo-born musician tries to correct that skewed telling, remembering the lives and times of black Brazilian academics, artists and activists in the hope of changing Brazil’s future.Continue reading...
The number of new coronavirus cases in Australia has been dropping, but states remain on high alert for the UK variant of Covid-19, so what restrictions are still in place? Do I have to wear a mask and where can and can’t I go in Australia? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guide
Australian states and territories have different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.
Here we answer some common questions about restrictions in each state, based on the information available as of 18 January.Continue reading...
At least 12 of 22 gold miners survived the blast in eastern Shandong province, note sent to surface suggests
Twelve workers trapped underground after an explosion at a gold mine in eastern China a week ago are still alive, according to a note retrieved from the site, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities.
A total of 22 workers were trapped in the Hushan mine, in Shandong province, after the blast on 10 January. It was not until 30 hours later that the accident was reported, however, leading to severe criticism of those responsible and the sacking of two senior local officials.Continue reading...
Maya Hari, the second-ever vice president of Twitter's Asia Pacific operations, said uncovering this skill has been a cornerstone of her career.
Security forces block a caravan of thousands that could pose an early test for the Biden White House.
Biden’s 10-day blitz of executive orders.
The Chinese economy grew 2.3 percent last year, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday in Beijing.
Why did the network insist its hyping of a conspiracy theory stay secret until after the election?
Mr. Gensler led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, reinvigorating a regulator that at times overshadowed the agency he’s now been tapped to lead.
New trading rules are causing problems for some firms, creating backlogs and uncertainty.
A group of pensioners is accusing BT of "historic" excessive pricing of landlines.
The cross-Channel train service has seen a 95% fall in passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic
Eurostar has said it is facing an existential threat, as business leaders pleaded with the government to step in and save the “vital link” with Europe.
A 95% drop in passenger numbers has brought the cross-Channel train service to its knees, and the company reiterated on Sunday that while government loans had been extended to aviation, international high-speed rail had also been severely affected by the pandemic.Continue reading...
The comedy, whose fourth series hits Netflix this week, shows France’s TV can match its film
Fast approaching 50 and fed up after two exhausting decades at Artmedia, the top talent agency in Paris, Dominique Besnehard, decided one day in 2005, that he would quite like to turn his hand to producing something of his own.
“At the time,” Besnehard told Le Monde, “Desperate Housewives was all over the telly, a huge success. I just thought, with a couple of colleagues, we could maybe make a series a bit like that, but about the job we do for a living.”Continue reading...
Detectives seek to establish if former president was employed to lobby on behalf of the firm
The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is facing a preliminary investigation for influence peddling in connection with a €3m (£2.7) contract he signed with a Russian insurance company.
The rightwing politician reportedly received a first payment of €500,000 last year after being hired as a “special adviser” to the Reso-Garantia group, owned by two Russian-Armenian billionaire brothers.Continue reading...
Rosengren said he was comfortable with the action despite a nearly $2 trillion price tag that will take the government deeper into the red.
Dimon's blunt assessment was in response to questioning from analysts who pointed out the rich, tech-like valuations of fintech players.
Writer Russell T Davies talks about his new show It's A Sin, set amid the Aids crisis in the 1980s.
Tributes are paid to the fiercely competitive but "kind, thoughtful and caring" news executive.
Avenue Beat scored a breakout hit with the pandemic anthem F2020. So what do they do next?
Illusionists are celebrating a century since the trick of sawing a woman in half was first performed.
After a first season that never quite got off the ground creatively, "Batwoman" announced that original star Ruby Rose would be leaving but that the series would hang around without her. The contortions necessary to arrange that baton (or Batarang) pass mostly fizzle in the opening episodes, fueling a sense that this CW drama might be flying on fumes.
CBBC star's mother, Lucy Lyndhurst, says his death has had a "catastrophic effect" on their family.
Kelechi discovered her talents during the first lockdown and now her paintings are going global.
Dinosaurs In Love went viral, musician Tom Rosenthal and his daughter Fenn were the ones behind it.
Cultural institutions are recruiting people of color to lead their transformation efforts. But hiring one leader doesn’t mean the work is done.
A digital four-play retrospective, capped by a world premiere, illuminates this writer’s fascination with doubling, violence and Black identity.
Seven recent films help commemorate King’s legacy in fighting for racial justice.
A Zoom interview with Ella and Cole Emhoff.
With some thoughtful folding and a little tape, you can make your own hand-held game.
This week, celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday, revisit “The West Wing” and explore a new exhibit from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
If you’re looking for some escapism, these films are a good reminder that democracy works.
Brees, 42, said he will weigh ending his 20-year career after the Saints’ loss to Tom Brady’s Buccaneers in the divisional round.
Green Bay amassed 484 total yards of offense against the N.F.L.’s toughest defense.
The Buffalo Bills rode their defense to victory while the Green Bay Packers thrived on offense. The Kansas City Chiefs, who lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion, simply survived.
Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland offensive lineman, collapsed from heatstroke during a practice in 2018 and died two weeks later.
The space agency ignited the engines of its Space Launch System in a “hot fire” test, but it didn’t last as long as had been expected.
The four main engines for Nasa's new "megarocket" are to be fired in unison for the first time.
What’s the transmission risk inside a car? An airflow study offers some insight for passengers and drivers alike.
Before NASA’s giant Space Launch System can go to the moon, it needs to ignite its engine in a “hot fire” stationary test.
Microsoft-owned GitHub said on Sunday that the company's head of human resources resigned after an investigation into the company's dismissal of an employee.
YouTube has taken less aggressive action against the President's social media presence.
You can track more than just your steps with your iPhone, including headphone audio levels, your menstruation cycle, mindful minutes and more.
Suarez's schedule and phone have blown up since he accidentally launched a Twitter campaign to make Miami the latest innovation hub in early December.
Valerie Gilbert posts dozens of times a day in support of an unhinged conspiracy theory. The story of this “meme queen” hints at how hard it will be to bring people like her back to reality.