Month: January 2021

Ongoing siege following car explosion at hotel gate in Somalia’s capital

Police told CNN the country’s former defense minister, Mohamed Nur Galal, is confirmed dead in the attack. Officials did not provide further details and did not confirm whether there were more casualties in the ongoing battle. Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble sent condolences following Galal’s death. “My heartfelt condolences to the families of the …

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‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John details first kiss with John Travolta: ‘It was a beautiful day’

‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John details first kiss with John Travolta: ‘It was a beautiful day’

After more than 40 years since the release of “Grease,” Olivia Newton-John has finally opened about what it was like to kiss leading man John Travolta. The 72-year-old singer and actress sat down for an interview with Us Weekly, where she provided answers to the publication’s burning questions. OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN SAYS KELLY PRESTON’S DEATH ‘KEEPS …

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John Kerry says current goals under Paris climate agreement ‘inadequate’ to reduce Earth’s temperature

“The goals thus far have been inadequate … The goal of achieving a 1.5˚(C) limitation on the rise of Earth’s temperature is absolutely the appropriate goal, but the current promises of countries through the Paris Agreement, are insufficient to get the job done,” Kerry told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on “GPS.” But, the former US secretary …

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John Stamos issues coronavirus rant about his son crying due to his 3rd work-related quarantine

John Stamos issues coronavirus rant about his son crying due to his 3rd work-related quarantine

John Stamos has urged his fans to be mindful of coronavirus guidelines with a personal story he shared on Twitter. The 57-year-old actor started off with his Twitter thread Friday afternoon, where he explained he has had to keep his distance from his family due to the pandemic. ‘FULL HOUSE’ CAST: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? …

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Hilton Valentine, guitarist of The Animals, has died at 77

The band’s record label ABKCO Music announced Valentine’s death in a statement Friday, saying it learned of the guitarist’s death from his wife, Germaine Valentine. The statement did not identify the cause of death. Valentine began playing guitar as a teenager growing up in North Shields, Northumberland, the label said. After honing his skills playing …

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Google CEO and HBCU leaders discuss talent pipeline for Black tech workers

On December 21, ex-Google diversity recruiter April Curley tweeted that she had been fired by the company in September after repeatedly raising concerns about how the tech chain evaluates black college graduates. In recent interviews with CNN Business, Curley maintains that her former Google superiors believed HBCU computer science grads don’t have the technical skills …

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Palmeiras fans gather to celebrate dramatic Copa Libertadores win despite the pandemic

Only 5,000 invited guests were permitted into Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium to watch the match but that didn’t stop supporters from partying into the night back in the team’s home city of Sao Paulo. Despite lockdown measures, pictures show supporters, many without a mask, hugging and dancing in the streets after substitute Breno …

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Twitter employees heavily favored Biden over Trump ahead of 'priceless' ban

Twitter employees heavily favored Biden over Trump ahead of ‘priceless’ ban

President Biden was the clear favorite of Twitter employees when it came to campaign donations during the 2020 election cycle. Twitter employees and their immediate family members donated $193,443 to the Biden campaign compared to $3,023 to the Trump campaign, records show. GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, VERIZON ON BIDEN INAUGURATION COMMITTEE DONOR LIST In fact, Biden was …

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Russian protesters rally in support of opposition leader Alexey Navalny

“Yulia Navalnaya was detained at the protest! Freedom for the Navalnys!” said a tweet from Navalny’s team. According to OVD-Info, an independent site that monitors arrests, 2,291 people have been detained so far across Russia over the unsanctioned protests, including 520 in Moscow and 242 in St. Petersburg. The total number is expected to increase. …

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'The Little Things' stars Jared Leto, Rami Malek admit it's hard to shake off dark characters

‘The Little Things’ stars Jared Leto, Rami Malek admit it’s hard to shake off dark characters

Actors Jared Leto and Rami Malek sometimes find it difficult to shake off playing darker characters on screen. Both Oscar-winners star alongside two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington in the crime thriller “The Little Things” about the hunt for a serial killer in Los Angeles. Leto, 49, told Fox News, “Usually, at the end of a film, …

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UK will only help EU if it does not affect our vaccine timetable, says Liz Truss

UK will only help EU if it does not affect our vaccine timetable, says Liz Truss

The UK could help EU nations with coronavirus vaccine supplies, the international trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said, but only if it does not affect the government’s timetable for vaccinating its own population. As ministers sought to smooth relations with Brussels following the EU’s much-criticised and swiftly rescinded decision to impose a vaccine border between …

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