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Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies from coronavirus

Pape Diouf, a former president of Olympique de Marseille has died. Earlier on Tuesday the French club revealed the 68-year-old had been suffering from coronavirus. L’Olympique de Marseille a appris avec beaucoup de tristesse le décès de Pape Diouf. Pape restera à...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7:31 AM

Spanish army finds bodies in nursing homes among residents

MADRID -- Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people that authorities suspect have died from the new coronavirus. Prosecutors have launched a judicial probe. Defense Minister Margarita Robles...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:43 PM

COVID-19: Actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has revealed that he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia. Hanks and Wilson, both 63, sought medical advice after experiencing the symptoms of a cold in Queensland, the actor wrote on Instagram. They are now isolated and...

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 3:27 PM

Weinstein gets 23-year sentence, expresses sympathy for men in #MeToo era

 Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape after giving a rambling court statement sympathising with men accused of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo era. The sentence was handed down in Manhattan criminal court by...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:43 PM

Coronavirus: All sport in Italy suspended because of outbreak

Juventus had no fans to celebrate with when they scored against Inter Milan at the weekend All sport in Italy has been suspended until at least 3 April because of coronavirus, the country's prime minister Giuseppe Conte has announced. This includes Serie A but not Italian clubs or...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:52 AM

Oscars 2020: How the show went down Sunday night

The Oscars 2020 are in the books! The 92nd Oscars were held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and were televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Taika Waititi clutches his adapted screenplay...

Monday, February 10, 2020, 11:45 AM

Xi tells Trump China is confident and capable of defeating virus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump that China is confident and capable of overcoming the novel coronavirus outbreak in a phone call on Friday. Xi said China has taken comprehensive measures and responded swiftly to the epidemic. The Chinese president also assured...

Friday, February 7, 2020, 6:28 PM

Chinese Internet users monitor construction of temporary hospitals in Wuhan online via CMG's live broadcast platform

Wuhan is in the process of converting a series of gymnasiums and exhibition centers into temporary hospitals, to provide care for patients with mild symptoms caused by the new coronavirus. Yangshipin, a new online application from China Media Group (CMG), broadcasts the construction of these...

Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:17 PM

Diamond to grace Green Love festival at Hell's Gate National Park

Tanzania crooner Diamond Platnumz is among other musicians who will grace the inaugural Naivasha Green Love festival to be held at Hell's Gate National Park in Naivasha on Valentine's Day.   Naivasha Green Love festival chairman Gitau Kimani, of the Lake Naivasha Sawela lodge...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 8:45 AM

Malawi court annuls President Mutharika's 2019 election victory

Malawi’s Constitutional Court on Monday annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner and ordered a re-run after an application from opposition parties citing irregularities. Mutharika, Malawi president since 2014, won the election with a 38.57% share of...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:42 AM

Jack Ma donates $14 million to develop coronavirus vaccine

Jack Ma, Alibaba founder and China's richest man, has donated 100 million yuan ($14.4 million) through his foundation to help find a vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus. The billionaire has earmarked 40 million yuan ($5.8 million) for two Chinese government research...

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 9:23 AM

ICYMI: Naomi Campbell writes Grammy organisers over Burna Boy

Naomi Campbell has written an open letter to the organisers of Grammy Awards after Burna Boy's loss to Angelique Kidjo at the 2020 edition of the awards. The American supermodel, who praised Angelique for spreading light and opening minds through her music, stated that Burna Boy has not been...

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:55 AM

Wahu has been too 'stubborn' ever since she hit the 1m followers mark - Nameless

Kenyan musician Nameless claims his wife Wahu Kagwi, also a singer, has been very stubborn ever since she joined 'millionaire's club' on social media. In a playful Instagram post, Nameless - real name David Mathenge, ranted how things have been tough for him in his house after Wahu...

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:45 AM

Kobe Bryant will be honoured at this year's Academy Awards ceremony

The organisation responsible for the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has revealed that it is planning to honour late basketball star Kobe Bryant during the 2020 Oscars telecast on February 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the overwhelming majority of Bryant...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 8:38 AM

ICYMI: Winners of 2020 Grammy Awards

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards were presented on January 26, in Los Angeles. A list of winners in many of the major categories follows below. Record of the Year "Hey, Ma," Bon Iver "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish *WINNER "7 Rings," Ariana Grande "Hard...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:28 AM

NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies at 41 in a helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, one of basketball’s greatest players and most masterful scorers of all time, was among the passengers who died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.  Bryant was 41. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in an afternoon news conference...

Monday, January 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

World leaders gather for Holocaust commemoration, 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz

World leaders gathered in Jerusalem Thursday to take part in Israel’s largest-ever diplomatic meeting to commemorate the Holocaust and battle anti-Semitism, 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Vice President...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 3:22 PM

Oscar voters pass over big names including Eddie Murphy, JLo

Hollywood’s Oscar voters have passed over big names including Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro, while issuing a surprise first Academy Award nomination to actor Antonio Banderas for Spanish film “Pain and Glory.” Singer and actress Lopez was widely praised for...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 9:25 AM

The truth about carbs

Carbs are a hotly-debated topic, especially in the weight loss world, due in part to diets such as the Atkins, Dukan, South Beach and Ketogenic Diet. The idea that “carbs are bad” has left many people confused about carbohydrates and their importance for our health, including...

Monday, January 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mane named African Footballer of the Year

Liverpool star Sadio Mane was crowned on Tuesday as Africa's 2019 Player of the Year for the first time at an awards gala in Egypt. The 27-year old Senegalese striker was up against his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the award the last two years, and Algerian Riyad...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 8:41 AM

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