BTS named artist of the year at 2021 American Music Awards

Reuters 11/22/2021

  South Korean boy group BTS was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards show in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 21 — the top prize at the world’s largest fan-voted ceremony. The K-pop…

‘Don’t get caught napping’: Pillow fighting enters combat sports arena

Reuters 11/20/2021

Pillow fighting is moving out of the bedroom and into the boxing ring when Pillow Fight Championship (PFC) holds its first live, pay-per-view event in Florida on Jan. 29. Steve Williams, the man with the dream of…

Duterte ally Apollo Quiboloy indicted for sex trafficking in US

Reuters 11/19/2021

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced sex–trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippines-based church who is a friend and adviser to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. A 74-page indictment charges Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, founder of…

Japan has zero daily COVID-19 deaths for first time in 15 months — media

Reuters 11/08/2021

TOKYO — Japan recorded no daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time in more than a year on Sunday, according to local media. Prior to Sunday, there hadn’t been a day without a COVID-19 death since…

Warriors continue strong start by blowing out Pelicans

Reuters 11/06/2021

Andre Iguodala led a high-level passing exhibition with a season-best 10 assists and Jordan Poole poured in a game-high 26 points as the Golden State Warriors ran away from the injury-plagued New Orleans Pelicans 126-85 in San…

COP26 coal pledge falls short on support as emissions surge

Reuters 11/05/2021

GLASGOW — A pledge to phase out coal gained the support of 23 more countries at the U.N. climate conference on Thursday, November 4, 2021, but was shunned by big users of the dirtiest of the fuels…

Netflix removes spy drama episodes after Philippines’ complaint over China map

Reuters 11/02/2021

MANILA — Netflix Inc. has removed two episodes of spy drama “Pine Gap” from its streaming service in the Philippines, after the Southeast Asian country rejected scenes involving a map used by China to assert its claims…

Train collision in southwest Britain injures several people

Reuters 11/01/2021

LONDON — Two trains collided at Fisherton Tunnel in the southwestern English city of Salisbury on Sunday, injuring a number of people, police said, declaring the crash a major incident. “A number of people have been injured,…

Man disguises himself a doctor to care for COVID-hit grandma

Reuters 10/31/2021

MOSCOW — Worried that hospital staff were neglecting his ailing grandmother in a Siberian COVID-19 ward, a Russian man said he sneaked in disguised as a doctor to look after her himself. Sergei, who declined to give…

Facebook to be called Meta in line with its ‘metaverse’ vision

Reuters 10/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Facebook Inc is now called Meta, the company said Thursday, in a rebrand that is anchored on its ambitions of building the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the…

Biden imposing new international travel vaccine rules, lifting restrictions

Reuters 10/26/2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much of Europe effective Nov. 8, the…

No ‘Squid Game’: South Korea’s real-life debt trap

Reuters 10/22/2021

SEOUL — Many small business owners in South Korea recognize themselves in the cash-strapped characters of the wildly popular Netflix drama “Squid Game,” who vie desperately for a chance to win $38 million, exposing a debt trap…

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