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Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

MILAN — A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy.
Judge: R. Kelly to be moved to NYC for sex-trafficking trial

Judge: R. Kelly to be moved to NYC for sex-trafficking trial

NEW YORK — A federal judge gave the green light Thursday to move jailed R&B singer R. Kelly to New York City to go on trial this summer after several delays.
Facing the music: Summer concert festival organizers see no path ahead in pandemic

Facing the music: Summer concert festival organizers see no path ahead in pandemic

TORONTO — Summer 2021 was supposed to mark the triumphant return of Canadian music festivals. Instead, it’s ushering in another season of disappointment.
Quebec crooner Michel Louvain, who enthralled a generation of fans, dies at 83

Quebec crooner Michel Louvain, who enthralled a generation of fans, dies at 83

MONTREAL — Quebec singer Michel Louvain, a popular entertainer who left his mark on a generation of adoring fans, died Wednesday at age 83.
Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film

Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film

MILAN — The great-grandchildren of Guccio Gucci, who founded the luxury fashion house that bears his name a century ago in Florence, are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family’s legacy in a new film that focuses on a sensational
Disabled nominees hope their Oscar moment becomes a movement

Disabled nominees hope their Oscar moment becomes a movement

LOS ANGELES — Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for people with disabilities.
List of guests attending the funeral of Prince Philip

List of guests attending the funeral of Prince Philip

LONDON — Here is the full list of guests who will attend the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. 1. Queen Elizabeth II 2. Prince Charles 3. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall 4.

BBC coverage of Philip's death draws record complaints

LONDON — The BBC’s coverage of the death of Prince Philip has drawn almost 110,000 complaints from the public, making it the most complained-about piece of television programming ever in the U.K.

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “Dog Man: Mothering Heights” by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic) 2. “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman (Viking) 3. “The Women of the Bible Speak” by Shannon Bream (Broadside Books) 4. “Broken Horses” by Brandi Carlile (Crown) 5.
Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was named the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday.