Category: Entertainment

'Selma' snubbed at 2015 Oscars after cast protested police violence, actor Oyelowo says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The civil rights movie “Selma” was made free for rental on Friday, a day after actor David Oyelowo said Oscar voters had deliberately snubbed the film in 2015. Oyelowo, who played Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie, said members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences objected […]

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Colombia arrests 50 for plant and animal trafficking

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has captured 50 people and charged them with illegally trafficking plants and animals as part of efforts by authorities to protect the environment, the government said in a statement on Friday. The Andean country is the world’s second most biodiverse country after neighboring Brazil and is home to over 50,000 recorded […]

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Seize your chance to fight climate change, U.N. envoy Carney tells investors

(Reuters) – Investors have an “enormous” opportunity to finance a shift to a low-carbon future in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, United Nations envoy Mark Carney said on Friday, launching a new diplomatic campaign to revive delayed climate change talks. With November’s major climate summit postponed until 2021 due to the virus, the British […]

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Cate Blanchett reveals 'a bit of a chainsaw accident'

(Reuters) – Actress Cate Blanchett suffered an accident with a chainsaw during the coronavirus lockdown with her family, she revealed during a podcast. The Oscar-winning star of films like “Blue Jasmine” and “Aviator” gave no details about the mishap but said she was fine. “I had a bit of a chainsaw accident yesterday, which sounds […]

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Trump plans to open Atlantic sanctuary to commercial fishing: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is expected to sign a proclamation on Friday that would open up a conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean to commercial fishing, according to two sources familiar with the plan. The proclamation would allow commercial fishing to resume in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the […]

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Cristobal to regain strength en route to Gulf of Mexico: NHC

(Reuters) – Tropical Depression Cristobal is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm again later on Friday and move over the southern Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Cristobal was about 40 miles (65 km) east of Campeche, Mexico, packing maximum sustained winds of 35 miles (55 km) per hour, the […]

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Whoopi Goldberg teams with Extinction Rebellion for climate change movie

LONDON (Reuters) – American actress Whoopi Goldberg has leant her voice to an Extinction Rebellion animated film highlighting the precarious state of the planet’s natural environment. The three-minute film entitled “Gigantic Change” was released on Friday to coincide with World Enviroment Day. It is set in 2050 and shows a girl asking her grandmother, voiced […]

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Trump expected to allow commercial fishing in protected Atlantic waters: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is expected to sign a proclamation on Friday that would open up a marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean to commercial fishing during a meeting with commercial fishermen in Maine, according to two sources familiar with the plan. The proclamation is likely to allow commercial fishing to resume […]

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Indonesian group dreams of trash barrier idea going global

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Gary Bencheghib grew up on Indonesia’s idyllic resort island of Bali and watched as plastic waste clogged up the winding waterways near to his childhood home, or found its way out into the ocean. Bencheghib, 25, is now determined to change that, and on Environment Day joined an army of volunteers […]

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Putin chides Nornickel, orders law change after Arctic fuel spill

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin chided the billionaire boss of Norilsk Nickel on Friday over a huge Arctic fuel spill and ordered changes to the law to try to prevent such a disaster from happening again. Greenpeace has compared the scale of last week’s accident near the northern city of Norilsk, where 21,000 […]

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