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‘Squid Game’ frenzy lures new subscribers to Netflix
The streaming giant topped projections, adding 4.38 million subscribers from July to September.
19 Oct 2021
Russian filmmakers land after shoot on board space station
The capsule, carrying actor Yulia Peresild, director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy landed in Kazakhstan.
17 Oct 2021
In Pictures: After lengthy lockdowns, the world is ready to dance
From Buenos Aires, Argentina to South Africa’s Soweto, dancers around the world are letting loose.
17 Oct 2021
FESPACO 2021: African film lovers come together in Ouagadougou
Pan-African festival opens in Burkina Faso’s capital months after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
16 Oct 2021
Love is in the air: Shredded Banksy fetches record-setting $25.4m
The artwork dubbed Love is in the Bin sold at auction for more than 1,750 percent than it sold for just three years ago.
14 Oct 2021
Sally Rooney rejects Israeli translation offer in support of BDS
Irish author turns down bid by publishing company Modan to translate, Beautiful World, Where Are You, into Hebrew.
12 Oct 2021
UNPACK THE PAST
Stealing Africa: How Britain looted the continent’s art
The role Britain’s anti-slavery mission played in looting African art. And the campaign to get it returned.
12 Oct 2021
OPINION
K-pop fans vs Duterte’s Philippines: Why young voters want change
Fans like me are angry. We want a better future and we are critical for voter education before the 2022 election.
10 Oct 2021
In Tanzania, Gurnah’s Nobel Prize win sparks both joy and debate
Many Tanzanians acknowledge recognition of Gurnah’s work but others question whether they can claim author as their own.
9 Oct 2021
In Pictures: Great-grandmother keeps an Indian martial art alive
Meenakshi Amma, 78, has been a driving force in the revival of kalaripayattu in India.
3 Oct 2021
Pakistan’s ‘king of comedy’ Umer Sharif dies at 66
Sharif, who was battling cardiac ailments, passed away in Germany, officials confirm.
2 Oct 2021
From: The Listening Post
Kidnap or Kill: The CIA’s plot against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange
Why isn’t the CIA’s plan to kidnap Julian Assange making more headlines? And the nuances of translating literary works.
26:15
2 Oct 2021
THE WEEK IN NUMBERS
Global energy crunch, US burnout, and OPEC’s no 1 call
We gather the numbers from the week’s biggest economic and business news stories so you can impress your friends.
1 Oct 2021
New Bond film gets premiere after 18-month delay
Studios are banking on No Time to Die to pull in the crowds after prolonged pandemic shutdown.
29 Sep 2021
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