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'Nomadland,' 'Rocks' lead more diverse BAFTA nominations

'Nomadland,' 'Rocks' lead more diverse BAFTA nominations

Following an outcry over the lack of diversity in last year's nominees and an overhaul of its rules and regulations, the EE British Film Academy Awards on Tuesday unveiled a far more inclusive field of nominees, including record nods for female direc

Missouri pastor on leave after offensive sermon on wives

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Norton Juster, 'The Phantom Tollbooth' author, dead at 91

Norton Juster, 'The Phantom Tollbooth' author, dead at 91

NEW YORK — Norton Juster, the celebrated children's author who fashioned a world of adventure and punning punditry in the million-selling classic “The Phantom Tollbooth” and remained true to his wide-eyed self in such favourites as “The Dot and the L

Effects worker sentenced for illegal explosives on movie set

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A special effects worker was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday for illegally possessing explosives while working on a movie starring John Travolta and Morgan Freeman. A U.S.
Santa Barbara Film Festival unveils its 2021 lineup

Santa Barbara Film Festival unveils its 2021 lineup

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is always starry a celebration of up and coming filmmakers and Oscar hopefuls, but this year the programmers have also decided to make it more accessible.
Israel celebrates 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination

Israel celebrates 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel's leaders Monday celebrated the country's 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination on the same day the government began vaccinating Palestinian labourers who work in the country.

Meghan’s racism claims come as no surprise to Black Britons

LONDON — Explosive allegations by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex that she faced racist attitudes from both the palace and the U.K. press have sent ripples of shock around the world. But they came as no surprise to many Black Britons.
Russia to make Sputnik V vaccine in Italy; a 1st in EU

Russia to make Sputnik V vaccine in Italy; a 1st in EU

MILAN — Russia has signed a deal to produce its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Italy, the first contract in the European Union, the Italian Russian Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.
EU lawmakers lift the immunity of 3 Catalan separatists

EU lawmakers lift the immunity of 3 Catalan separatists

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted the immunity of the former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, and two of his associates, a move that could pave the way for their extradition and reopen the scars of separati
Myanmar protesters defy curfew; media outlets ordered shut

Myanmar protesters defy curfew; media outlets ordered shut

YANGON, Myanmar — Demonstrators in Myanmar’s biggest city came out Monday night for their first mass protests in defiance of an 8 p.m.