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Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer

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Oct 21 (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico on Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, authorities said. The incident occurred on the set of independent feature film “Rust,” the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said in......

Shipwrecks of World War I are a seabed museum in Turkey

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SEDDULBAHIR, Turkey, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Turkey’s newest park is an underwater museum of fourteen shipwrecks that lie beneath the waves of the Dardanelles Strait, a glimpse into the fierce battles between Ottoman and Allied forces in World War I. Turkish photographer Savas Karakas was one of the first to......

Late Locatelli strike hands Juventus win over Torino in Turin derby

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TURIN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Manuel Locatelli struck late to earn Juventus a 1-0 win over Torino in the Turin derby on Saturday, as the Old Lady stretched their winning run to four games in all competitions and kept a Serie A clean sheet for the first time in seven......

Pedro comes back to haunt Roma as Lazio win derby thriller

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ROME, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Lazio ended a four-match winless run by beating AS Roma 3-2 in an exhilarating Rome Derby on Sunday, sending Maurizio Sarri’s side into the top six in Serie A. The Biancocelesti went into the game in poor form after picking up two draws and two......

DiCaprio invests in cultivated meat start-ups Mosa Meat, Aleph Farms

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Sept 22 (Reuters) – U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in and joining the advisory boards of Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat, the two cultivated meat start-ups said in a statement on Wednesday. Cast members Leonardo di Caprio takes part in a photo call for the movie “Once Upon a......

Universal Studios Beijing to draw eager throngs amid uneasy U.S.-China ties

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BEIJING, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Universal Studios’ Beijing resort was set to open its doors to the public on Monday after a two-decade wait, including delays because of COVID-19. The highly-anticipated opening takes place amid U.S.-China relations that have deeply deteriorated in recent years. The park will be U.S.-based Universal’s......

Britain mulls easing COVID-19 travel rules for England

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Announcement on easing of rules expected later on Friday Expensive testing could be scrapped for fully vaccinated Destinations may be ranked high or low risk Industry warns over not easing rules Travel shares rise 4-5% LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The British government will on Friday consider easing England’s COVID-19......

Theater chain AMC to accept other cryptocurrencies along with bitcoin

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A representation of cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Sept 16 (Reuters) – AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (AMC.N) boss Adam Aron said the theater chain would accept ether, bitcoin cash and litecoin alongside bitcoin for ticket purchases, as cryptocurrencies gain acceptance among......

Bike price cut, rising costs to hit Peloton’s profitability

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A Peloton exercise bike is seen after the ringing of the opening bell for the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in New York City, September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Aug 27 (Reuters) – Peloton Interactive Inc (PTON.O) said on Thursday its near-term profitability would suffer due to......

Meme stocks soar in late day trading surge, short sellers knocked

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NEW YORK, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Shares of several retail trading darlings, including AMC Entertainment (AMC.N) and GameStop (GME.N), surged in heavy volume late on Tuesday, on no apparent news, dealing over $1 billion in losses to short sellers. While broad market indexes rose modestly on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq......

‘Ghost town’ fears send Robinhood sliding as trading frenzy fizzles

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Aug 19 (Reuters) – Shares of Robinhood Markets Inc (HOOD.O) fell 9% on Thursday as the fee-free broker’s warning about a slowdown in trading raised concerns about its reliance on a pack of small-time investors to sustain a frenzy in stocks, options and cryptocurrencies. In its first results as a......

China rebukes 43 apps including Tencent’s WeChat for breaking data transfer rules

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SHANGHAI, Aug 18 (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Wednesday that 43 apps, including Tencent Holdings Ltd’s (0700.HK) WeChat, were found to have illegally transferred user data, and ordered their parent companies to make rectifications. The move comes as Chinese authorities tighten regulatory oversight......

Well-preserved skeleton sheds light on culture in ancient Pompeii

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ROME, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Archaeologists have uncovered a well-preserved skeleton at a burial site in Pompeii which has shed new light on funeral rites and cultural activity in the doomed, ancient Roman city, officials said on Tuesday. The body of the man, believed to be in his 60s, was......

AMC Entertainment will have technology to receive bitcoin as payment by year-end – CEO

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An AMC theatre is pictured amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Aug 9 (Reuters) – Cinema operator AMC Entertainment (AMC.N) will have the technology in place to receive payment in bitcoin by the end......

‘Meme stock’ AMC Entertainment beats quarterly revenue estimates

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An AMC theatre is pictured in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Aug 9 (Reuters) – Cinema operator AMC Entertainment (AMC.N) beat second-quarter revenue estimates on Monday, lifted by the return of moviegoers to its theaters after a......

Prehistoric cave paintings in Spain show Neanderthals were artists

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ARDALES, Spain Aug 8(Reuters) – Neanderthals may have been closer to our species of prehistoric modern human than previously believed after cave paintings found in Spain proved they had a fondness for creating art, one of the authors of a new scientific report said on Sunday. Red ochre pigment discovered......

Hedge fund Odey sells stake in Ryanair, IAG -Mail on Sunday

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Aug 8 (Reuters) – UK-based hedge fund Odey Asset Management has sold its stakes in airline firms Ryanair Holdings Plc (RYA.I) and International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (ICAG.L), the Mail on Sunday reported. Hedge fund manager James Hanbury sold his holding in British Airways-owner IAG, Mail on Sunday reported, citing......

Lufthansa narrows loss on cost cuts, booking recovery

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Lufthansa planes are seen parked on the tarmac of Frankfurt Airport, Germany June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach///File Photo Q2 adj operating loss 952 mln euros; forecast 971 mln Q2 saw a 340 mln euro cash inflow Keeps 2021 capacity target at 40% of 2019 levels FRANKFURT, Aug 5 (Reuters) –......

Nintendo profit falls as Switch sales fade

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The Nintendo logo is displayed at the Nintendo Tokyo store, in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 19, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.T) said on Thursday that sales of its Switch console fell 12% in the April-June quarter, in a sign that demand for......

England scraps quarantine for fully vaccinated EU, U.S. visitors

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No quarantine for vaccinated EU, U.S. visitors from Aug. 2 UK PM says he wants U.S. travellers to come “freely” BA, easyJet shares rise 3-5% Restrictions still in place for France, upsetting French LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – England will allow fully vaccinated visitors from the European Union and United......

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