Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Global Diary

75th Venice Film Festival Kicks Off

The 75th annual Venice Film Festival kicked off on August 29 on the lagoon with a presentation of the juries who will decide the destinies of this year’s crop of cinema contenders. The jury for the main competition is presided by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, whose movie The Shape of Water won four.

Queen Letizia Wearing Zara

It appears it’s not only Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle that recycles their best fashion buys, Queen Letizia of Spain also isn’t afraid of being seen in the same clothes twice.

Majority Of Rich Hongkongers Are Planning To Live Beyond 100

Nearly six in 10 wealthy Hongkongers expect to live to the age of 100, making them the most confident about their longevity in Asia.

Time For A Plastic-Free Planet

Plastics are everywhere. Made from fossil fuels, consuming energy only to be thrown away, piling up in landfills, clogging our oceans, and contaminating food chains — they somehow sum up everything that’s wrong with how we treat our planet.

Chinese Homemade Airbus A320 Passenger Jet

The homemade Airbus A320 jet plane made by Chinese farmer Zhu Yue is being built at an open space in Kaiyuan city, northeast China’s Liaoning province.

Soros To Move Budapest Office To Berlin

The Open Society Foundations, backed by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros, is to close its Budapest branch and open a new one in Berlin by the end of August.

Over 30,000 ‘Fake Names’ In Nigerian Police Payroll

The Nigerian government has eliminated names of over 30,00 ‘ghost workers’ from the payroll of the police, it has been revealed.

Putin Earns $302,000 In 2017

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin earned 18.728 mln rubles ($302,201) in 2017, up 9.8 mln rubles ($158,013) compared with 2016, according to the tax return posted on the Kremlin’s official website.

Boracay Island Is Taking A Holiday

Boracay Island, Philippines topped list of best islands in the world in 2017. Unfortunately, the tiny stretch of sand—just under five square kilometres - is a victim of its own growing popularity.

Heroic French Policeman

Arnaud Beltrame, a French policeman who was shot and stabbed after swapping himself for a hostage in a rampage and siege that President Emmanuel Macron branded as “an Islamist terrorist attack” died of his wounds on 24th March.

Louvre Brings ‘Unprecedented’ Show To Tehran

Despite rising tensions between Iran and Europe, the Louvre and the Iranian government are moving forward with plans to collaborate on a series of exhibitions, archaeological projects, publications, and other initiatives over the next four years.

Semana Santa (Holy Week) In Spain

You’ve never seen the Passion of Christ celebrated quite like they do in Spain. Holy Week (25th March – 1st April) is one of Spain’s most authentic and elaborate celebrations, with each region of the country commemorating Easter week in it’s own way.

Saudi Arabia Investing In Entertainment Industry

Saudi Arabia is preparing to pump $64 billion into its nascent entertainment industry as part of Vision 2030, the social and economic reform program spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Xi Jinping Re-Elected As China’s President

Xi Jinping was reappointed as China’s president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve. The National People’s Congress, also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president.

Paja Jovanović’s Painting On Auction At London’s Sotheby’s

The famous Paja Jovanović (1859 - 1957) painting “Bashi-Bazouks Before Gataway” was found in the catalogue of London’s Sotheby’s for an auction scheduled for 24th April.

Turkish Epic Performance

The kindness of strangers is at the heart of a new performance by Turkish performer Ata Dogruel. The artist is spending 28 days in silence, relying on his audience for food in what he describes as an invitation to care.

Hawking Predicted The End Of The World Two Weeks Before His Death

Professor Stephen Hawking submitted a research paper just two weeks before his death suggesting how scientists could detect another universe and predicting the end of the world.

Salvador Dalí Reburied After Exhumation For Paternity Tests

Three decades after he died and eight months after his remains were disinterred in order to settle a paternity claim to determine whether Dalí was the father of Pilar Abel, a tarot card reader and fortune teller, Salvador’s body has once again been laid to rest, in its entirety, beneath the museum he designed as a shrine to his own life and art.