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

Air France must slash domestic traffic in exchange for state guarantees -minister

Air France must slash domestic traffic in exchange for state guarantees -minister

FILE PHOTO: An Air France passenger jet takes off at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau. PARIS (Reuters) - Air France ( AIRF.PA ) will have to “drastically” reduce its domestic air traffic in exchange for state loan guarantees, French Environment Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Sunday. Domestic routes were served by ... Full story

Entertainment

The unseen key workers keeping things going

The unseen key workers keeping things going

Image caption Charlotte Cottam said she enjoyed working on sites all over Merseyside. While much of the nation stays at home during lockdown, armies of people are working so that our toilets still flush and our lights switch on. Meet just a few of the unseen heroes we have to thank for the essential services many of us take for granted. Charlotte Cottam finds and fixes breakdowns in the sewage system to keep our toilets working. "My job is very ... Full story

Health

Haiti voodoo leaders prepare temples for coronavirus sufferers

Haiti voodoo leaders prepare temples for coronavirus sufferers

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti’s voodoo leaders have trained priests of the Afro Caribbean religion to concoct a secret remedy for the novel coronavirus and to prepare the sacred initiation chambers of their temples to receive patients. A Mambo, a voodoo priestess, dances at a ceremony during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Port-au-Prince, Haiti May 1, 2020. Picture taken May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin. In ... 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

Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks

Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks

The UK government is conducting a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecoms equipment to be used in British 5G networks. The National Cyber Security Centre involvement comes after the US brought in fresh sanctions on the Chinese company, citing security fears. In January, the UK resisted US pressure to ban Huawei from contributing to 5G. A UK government spokesman said: "The security and resilience of our networks is of paramount ... Full story

Politics

Taiwan promises 'necessary assistance' to Hong Kong's people

Taiwan promises 'necessary assistance' to Hong Kong's people

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, President Tsai Ing-wen said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese ruled territory against newly proposed national security legislation from Beijing. FILE PHOTO: Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen speaks at a non woven filter fabric factory, where the fabric is used to make surgical face masks, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang. ... Full story

Sport

Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home

Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home

Image caption Normally packed beaches are empty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Seagulls are the only ones using the pool at a resort fringing one of Antigua's most popular beaches. They have the place all to themselves, save for a solitary security guard surveying the empty terrace usually abuzz with families. Above, the bright blue sky is devoid of the aeroplanes ordinarily flitting back and forth with such regularity they are used to tell ... Full story

Technology

New Apple iOS Leak Promises Brilliant Messages Upgrade

New Apple iOS Leak Promises Brilliant Messages Upgrade

The Messages app is going to be updated in iOS 14, and will benefit Mac users as well, it's claimed. David Phelan. May 24 Update below. This post was originally published on May 23. The Messages app on iPhone and iPad is about to be significantly improved, analysis of leaked iOS 14 code by 9to5Mac . And because it’s what Apple calls a Catalyst app, it will work on the Mac much more effectively than the current macOS Messages app. MORE FROM ... Full story