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Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be held in February.
For Arab newlyweds, the party goes on until police bust in

For Arab newlyweds, the party goes on until police bust in

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The party was going strong: traditional music blared, families cheered, throngs of revelers danced. Then, police burst in. Officers kicked out guests, slapped hefty fines — even locked up the tuxedoed groom and singers.
Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez

Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez

LOS ANGELES — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger. “Yes ...
'No one else wrote like him": friends mourn death of Nova Scotia poet Don Domanski

'No one else wrote like him": friends mourn death of Nova Scotia poet Don Domanski

HALIFAX — When poet Sue Sinclair heard of Don Domanski's death earlier this month, she sat outside her home and contemplated her late colleague's views on life. Domanski, a Governor General's Award winner who died of a heart attack Sept.
Toronto-raised musician plans virtual concert tribute for John Lennon's 80th birthday

Toronto-raised musician plans virtual concert tribute for John Lennon's 80th birthday

TORONTO — A Toronto-raised musician has recruited some veteran artists for a virtual concert and fundraiser marking what would be John Lennon's 80th birthday next month.
Portrait by Renaissance master expected to soar past $80M

Portrait by Renaissance master expected to soar past $80M

NEW YORK — An enigmatic painting from Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli will go on auction next year and art watchers will be seeing if it fetches more than its eye-watering $80 million estimate, despite the pandemic.
Evel Knievel's son suing Disney over 'Toy Story 4' character

Evel Knievel's son suing Disney over 'Toy Story 4' character

LAS VEGAS — Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom.
South Africa lifts spirits with Jerusalema dance amid virus

South Africa lifts spirits with Jerusalema dance amid virus

JOHANNESBURG — South Africans of all walks of life are dancing to “Jerusalema,” a rousing anthem to lift their spirits amid the battle against COVID-19.

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British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

LONDON — Britain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations.