SAUDI ARABIA PREPARES TO WELCOME FOREIGN UMRAH PILGRIMS

Fri 23 October 2020: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah is preparing its Hajj and Umrah Terminal for foreign Umrah pilgrims after entry was restricted for almost eight months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Several precautionary measures to ensure that pilgrims arriving in the Kingdom are safe, the Jeddah-based Okaz newspaper reported. Adnan […]

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DISNEY UPDATES CONTENT WARNINGS FOR RACISM IN OLDER ANIMATED FILMS

Sat 17 October 2020: Disney is cracking down on racism in classic animated films with a stronger message than the one initially circulated in 2019. To be issued through Disney+, the company’s streaming service, the warnings will be applied to films such as Dumbo, Jungle Book, Peter Pan and Lady and the Tramp. Each movie listed has at least once […]

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BOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS FILE DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST NEGATIVE COVERAGE BY TV CHANNELS

Tue 13 October 2020: Republic TV and Times Now have covered Rajput’s death and the circumstances around it relentlessly, leading to criticism from journalists and social media users Bollywood’s top producers have filed a lawsuit against two television news channels for painting the film industry as a den of drugs and crime following the death […]

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RIHANNA APOLOGIZES TO MUSLIM COMMUNITY AFTER USE OF HADITH AT FENTY LINGERIE SHOW

Wed 07 October 2020: Rihanna has issued an apology to the Muslim community after receiving backlash for using sacred Islamic verses in a song played at her fashion show. The 32-year-old singer’s star-studded Savage X Fenty fashion show debuted on Amazon Prime on Oct. 2 and was praised for its inclusivity, featuring models of different sizes, races, and […]

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ENGIN ALTAN AKA ERTUGRUL RETURNS IN NEW TURKISH SERIES BARBAROS

Sat 26 September 2020: Leading Turkish star Engin Altan Duzyatan, who essays the titular role in Dirilis: Ertugrul, will reportedly next be seen in another historical drama series Barbaros. According to media reports, Altan Duzyatan aka Ertugrul will portray the lead role of Hayrettin Pasha, the Ottoman admiral whose naval victories secured Ottoman dominance over the Mediterranean […]

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AIIMS DOCTOR SAID SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT WAS STRANGLED: FAMILY LAWYER

Sat 26 September 2020: Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested earlier this month along with her brother and several others in the drug case, has denied Sushant Singh’s father’s charges Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh has claimed that a doctor, part of the team from the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) […]

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US SENATORS CITING UIGHURS URGE NETFLIX TO SCRAP CHINESE SERIES

Fri 25 September 2020: Lawmakers voice ‘significant concerns’ over Netflix’s decision to do business with anti-Uighur Chinese author WASHINGTON – Five Republican US senators urged Netflix on Thursday to drop its plans to adapt a science fiction book trilogy by Chinese author Liu Cixin into a TV series, saying he has defended China’s treatment of […]

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EMMYS AWARD 2020: SCHITT’S CREEK SWEEPS COMEDY CATEGORIES

Mon 21 September 2020: Canadian sitcom nabs 7 categories in which it was nominated, including best comedy series The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were unlike any other. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly all of the would-be presenters, guests, and nominees were forced to rely on remote camera setups to capture reaction shots and award speeches on the fly. […]

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CHLOÉ ZHAO’S ‘NOMADLAND’ WINS TOP PRIZE AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

Sun 13 September 2020: Nomadland, Chloé Zhao’s look at America’s van-dwelling community, starring Frances McDormand, has won the Golden Lion for best film at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. McDormand plays a widow from a collapsed Nevada mining town who finds new life on the road in Zhao’s film, based on Jessica Bruder’s 2017 […]

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3RD AJB DOC FILM FESTIVAL: 10 DOCUMENTARIES TO VIE AT BOSNIAN FESTIVAL

Wed 09 September 2020: Viewers to be able to watch documentaries free of charge, without registration SARAJEVO – The 3rd Al Jazeera Balkans International Documentary Film Festival (AJB DOC) will take place online between Sept. 11-15 due to novel coronavirus. The festival, of which Anadolu Agency is the global communication partner, is preparing to gather […]

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