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China launches tax evasion probe into film, TV industry

China launches tax evasion probe into film, TV industry

Published 04/06/2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will launch a tax evasion investigation into the country’s film and television industry, the tax bureau said in a statement posted [more…]

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

Published 03/06/2018

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Like many soccer fans trying to predict the results of the World Cup, Achilles is busy studying the teams heading to [more…]

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ plummets to $29 million second weekend

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ plummets to $29 million second weekend

Published 03/06/2018

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - “Solo: A Star Wars Story” continues to falter at the box office. Disney and Lucasfilm’s latest brought in $29.3 million from [more…]

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from muggers in…

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from muggers in…

Published 03/06/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his portrayal of fictional crime-fighter Sherlock Holmes and comic book superhero Doctor Strange in the Marvel [more…]

Trump calls for comedian Samantha Bee’s firing after crude Ivanka slur

Trump calls for comedian Samantha Bee’s firing after crude Ivanka slur

Published 01/06/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called on Friday for comedian Samantha Bee to be fired after she made a vulgar comment about [more…]

King Leopold’s ghost: Belgium’s Africa museum to reopen

King Leopold’s ghost: Belgium’s Africa museum to reopen

Published 01/06/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium’s Africa Museum, once a triumphant celebration of the country’s colonial past, is to reopen after years of renovations, with a more [more…]

All the right notes: First jobs of famous musicians

All the right notes: First jobs of famous musicians

Published 01/06/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Without music, life would be a mistake, according to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Yet some of the world’s most famed [more…]

Wondrous dunes on Pluto are made of grains of frozen methane

Wondrous dunes on Pluto are made of grains of frozen methane

Published 31/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have detected another exotic feature on one of the solar system’s most wondrous worlds, a large field of dunes on the [more…]

Matt Le Blanc to step down as BBC ‘Top Gear’ host

Matt Le Blanc to step down as BBC ‘Top Gear’ host

Published 31/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Matt LeBlanc, former star of 1990s U.S. hit comedy “Friends”, said on Thursday he will step down as co-host of the BBC [more…]

Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind’s big brain

Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind’s big brain

Published 31/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have pinpointed three genes that may have played a pivotal role in an important milestone in human evolution: the striking increase [more…]