Art

Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September  governor

Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September governor

The 76th Venice Film Festival - Awards Ceremony - Venice, Italy, September 7, 2019 - Emmanuelle Seigner accepts on behalf of director Roman Polanski the Silver Lion award - Grand Jury Prize. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw. ROME (Reuters) - The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as scheduled at the beginning of September, Luca Zaia, the governor of the region around the Italian city said on Sunday as the spread of the new coronavirus in the ... Full story

Education

On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

On Facebook it now seems that merely writing about – and then sharing those writings – could violate ... [+] community standards. Getty. One thing that is often taught to students of history is that "history" didn't happen. Events happened in the past, but history is just our way of chronicling those events. There is also a saying that history is written by the winners, but that too isn't entirely accurate – if history were only written by the ... Full story

Economics

Oil falls as U.S.-China tensions take toll

Oil falls as U.S.-China tensions take toll

FILE PHOTO: A Marathon Oil well site is seen, as oil and gas activity dips in the Eagle Ford Shale oil field due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the drop in demand for oil globally, in Texas, U.S., May 18, 2020. Picture taken May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Hiller. TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices eased on Monday on concerns over rising tensions between the United States and China over Beijing’s plans to impose security laws on ... Full story

Entertainment

India coronavirus: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood hailed for helping migrants

India coronavirus: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood hailed for helping migrants

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who made his career by playing a mean villain, is being hailed as a real-life hero in India. Sood has been helping thousands of migrant workers, stranded by the Covid-19 lockdown in Mumbai, return home. "It gave me sleepless nights when I saw visuals of people walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their villages," the actor told the BBC. India announced a sudden lockdown on 24 March, leaving migrants in the lurch. ... Full story

Health

Coronavirus: Chile's president says healthcare system 'very close to the limit'

Coronavirus: Chile's president says healthcare system 'very close to the limit'

Image caption Covid-19 patients have been moved from the capital to relieve strain on intensive care units there. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed Chile's healthcare system "very close to the limit", according to President Sebastián Piñera. "We are very conscious of the fact that the health system is under a lot of pressure," he said on Sunday. Almost 70,000 cases of the virus have been recorded in Chile and more than 700 people have died. ... Full story

Law

Blackburn shooting: Sixth murder charge over Aya Hachem death

Blackburn shooting: Sixth murder charge over Aya Hachem death

Image caption Aya Hachem died from a gunshot wound to the chest. A 34-year-old man has become the sixth person to be charged with the murder of a law student in a drive-by shooting. Aya Hachem, 19, died when shots were fired from a passing car in Blackburn on 17 May. Ayaz Hussain, 34, of Calgary Avenue in Blackburn, has been charged with her murder and the attempted murder of a man who officers think was the intended target of the shooting. He ... Full story

Living

Nearly half 'reopen America' Twitter accounts are bots: report

Nearly half 'reopen America' Twitter accounts are bots: report

- There's been a surge in bot activity in the past month in online discussions about reopening America from COVID-19 shutdowns, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said this week. - The researchers analyzed over 200 million tweets discussing COVID-19 and found that roughly half the accounts were likely bots. - They identified the bots by looking for accounts that tweeted more frequently than humanly possible or whose location appeared to ... Full story

Politics

Hong Kong security law 'needed to tackle terrorism'  News

Hong Kong security law 'needed to tackle terrorism' News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Hong Kong protesters flee tear gas during rally against China's draft security law. Hong Kong needs a controversial new security law to tackle "growing terrorism", the territory's security chief has said. John Lee said the city had become "shrouded in the shadow of violence". After months of quiet, this weekend saw a fresh surge of protest after the government in Beijing proposed a ... Full story

Sport

Woods and Manning beat Mickelson and Brady in charity match

Woods and Manning beat Mickelson and Brady in charity match

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning held off a late challenge to beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady 1Up in a charity golf match in Florida on Sunday that raised $20 million for COVID-19 relief efforts. May 24, 2020; Hobe Sound, FL, USA; Tiger Woods and former NFL player Peyton Manning read a putt on the sixth green during The Match: Champions for Charity golf round at the Medalist Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Handout Photo by Getty Images ... Full story

Technology

A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks – TechCrunch

A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks – TechCrunch

Thailand’s largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. Security researcher Justin Paine said in a blog post that he found the database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, on the internet without a password. With access to this database, Paine said that anyone could “quickly paint a picture” about what an internet user (or their ... Full story