Twitter chaos deepens as key executives quit

Agence France Presse 11/11/2022

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter descended ever deeper into chaos on Thursday as key security executives resigned from the platform, drawing a sharp warning from US regulators. The walkouts came a day…

Hackers demand $10 million for stolen Australian health records

Agence France Presse 11/10/2022

Sydney, Australia — Hackers leaking medical records stolen from a major Australian healthcare company said Thursday they are demanding $10 million to make it stop, about a dollar for each of their potential victims. Medibank earlier this week…

Myanmar hot-air balloon festival returns with a bang

Agence France Presse 11/07/2022

Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar — Thousands of people have gathered in the hills of central Myanmar for the annual Tazaungdaing light festival that marks the end of the rainy season with a fiery nighttime display of exploding hot-air…

19 killed after plane plunges into Lake Victoria in Tanzania

Agence France Presse 11/07/2022

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The death toll from Sunday’s plane crash in Tanzania has jumped to 19, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said, after the Precision Air flight with dozens of passengers aboard plunged into Lake Victoria…

Singer Aaron Carter dead at 34 — TMZ

Agence France Presse 11/06/2022

LOS ANGELES — Aaron Carter, the American singer who soared to fame at the turn of the millennium with his hit album “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” died Saturday, TMZ said. He was 34 years old. The…

K-pop band’s Indonesia concert halted after 30 faint in crush

Agence France Presse 11/05/2022

K-pop band NCT 127 was forced to end their first concert in Indonesia early after 30 people fainted in a crush, police said. Indonesia is still reeling after more than 130 people, including over 40 children, died…

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, Seoul says

Agence France Presse 11/03/2022

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea fired one long-range and two short-range ballistic missiles Thursday, Seoul’s military said, with one prompting warnings for residents of a South Korean island and people in parts of northern Japan to…

Taylor Swift makes US song charts history with ‘Midnights’

Agence France Presse 11/01/2022

Taylor Swift made music history Monday, Oct. 31, becoming the first artist ever to simultaneously nab all 10 spots on the top US song chart after the release of her album “Midnights.” “Anti-Hero” led the charge, taking…

South Korea stampede: 5 things to know

Agence France Presse 10/30/2022

SEOUL — More than 150 people, mostly young costumed partygoers in their teens and 20s, were killed in a crowd surge and stampede at a Halloween event in Seoul’s popular Itaewon nightlife district. It is the worst-ever…

‘World’s dirtiest man’, who did not shower for decades, dies in Iran at 94–media

Agence France Presse 10/25/2022

TEHRAN — An Iranian man nicknamed the “dirtiest man in the world” for not taking a shower for decades has died at the age of 94, state media reported on Tuesday. Amou Haji, who did not wash…

Taylor Swift’s 10th album ‘Midnights’ crashes Spotify

Agence France Presse 10/23/2022

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift’s 10th album “Midnights,” marking a gradual return to pop for the US singer-songwriter, sparked an online fan frenzy following its witching hour release on Friday — and crashed Spotify in the process. Swifties…

‘Spirited Away’: Ghibli theme park prepares for visitors

Agence France Presse 10/12/2022

NAGAKUTE, Japan — Beyond the gates, a whimsical world awaits, complete with a fluffy Cat Bus, the toothy grin of Totoro and a life-sized No-Face seated on a train: welcome to Ghibli Park. On Wednesday, media got a…

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