Monthly Archives: August 2019

Woman on fire: Larrain's 'Ema' tells tale of liberation

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – To the thumping beat of reggaeton, Chilean television actress Mariana Di Girolamo dances her way through Pablo Larrain’s “Ema”, her major film debut about a woman on a journey of self-discovery as her family life falls apart. Set in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, Di …

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One dead, six wounded in France after suspected knife attack

LYON, France — One person was found dead and six others wounded on Saturday in the city of Villeurbanne, near Lyon, central France, after a suspected knife attack, a local police source told Reuters. A suspect who was carrying a knife was arrested while authorities were on the hunt for …

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The Latest: Russian Medvedev's Open heel turn nets $9K fine

The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Daniil Medvedev’s heel turn at the U.S. Open cost him $9,000 — raising his total for fines at the tournament to $19,000 after three matches. The U.S. Tennis Association said the No. 5-seeded Russian was docked $5,000 …

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Syria war: US missile strike on 'al-Qaeda leaders' in Idlib

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Idlib has been devastated by heavy shelling over the years (file image) The US says it has carried out an attack on leaders of a group it calls al-Qaeda in Syria, in the country’s rebel-held Idlib province. US Central Command said the operation had …

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Bolsonaro says fire ban in Brazil limited to Amazon region only

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is partially backtracking on a decree that banned most fires for land-clearing for 60 days, now saying the ban will only apply to the Amazon region. READ MORE: As Amazon continues to burn, fingers point to beef industry as driving force behind fires The government on …

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Joker First Reactions Twitter Roundup

Members of the press were able to see Todd Phillips’ Joker ahead of its screening at the 76th Venice Film Festival, and the first reviews and impressions are overwhelmingly positive towards the film and its star, Joaquin Phoenix.In our 10/10 review of Joker by Jim Vejvoda, we called it a …

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Beat Saber’s Jaroslav Beck wants to invest in other studios

Jaroslav Beck recently stepped down from his role as CEO of the company behind Beat Saber to “fully focus on our music roadmap and future opportunities.” Now he’s looking to invest in “supporting new developers.” Time to give something back. If you’re VR developer and need some support to finish your awesome …

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