Disney ends the historic 20th Century Fox brand

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Walt Disney has brought to an end one of the best-known names in the entertainment industry, 20th Century Fox. It comes as the legendary House of Mouse has rebranded one of its TV studios as 20th Television. It follows January's rebranding…

Abu Dhabi Confirms World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJFF) has announced that the 2020 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) will be held from November 18-21 at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in the UAE capital. The 12th edition of the largest and…

Greta to donate one-million-euro prize

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environment campaigner, has been awarded a new humanitarian prize worth one million euros. The 17-year-old founder of School Strike for Climate, won the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. Judges described…

Etihad Aviation Group oragnises Manchester City Young Leaders Summit

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Etihad Aviation Group launched today the Young Leaders Summit, an annual initiative from Manchester City that brings together community leaders for a week of digital learning, delivered through interactive live sessions and webinars. The…

South Africa marks 10-year World Cup anniversary

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South Africa marked 10 years since the 2010 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with a flood of memories and an insistence that the tournament legacy remains strong - even if Africa's teams have underperformed since. It was on June 11, 2010…

China's cinemas could face widespread closures

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More than 40% of cinemas in China could go bust according to a bleak report by the China Film Association. Having been temporary closed during the virus pandemic, audiences may struggle to return, the association says. Millions of Chinese…

Kenyan boy given state award for hand-wash invention

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A Kenyan boy is among this year's recipients of state commendations for his invention of a handwashing machine. Nine-year-old Stephen Wamukota used wood to suspend a jerrycan of water and create a pedal to be used to dispense water and soap…

Naomi Osaka becomes highest-paid female athlete

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Tennis sensation Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in history after earning $37.4 million over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old amassed her staggering pre-tax total through a combination of prize money…

Slumdog Millionaire actor Irfan Khan dies

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Bollywood actor Irfan Khan, renowned internationally for roles in the hit films Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53. Khan was known for his nuanced and understated performances, with many calling him one of India's…

Disney Plus racks up 50m subscribers in five months

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Disney's new video streaming service has reached more than 50 million subscribers since its launch five months ago. When Disney Plus last announced viewing figures in February it had reached 26.5 million subscribers. Since then, this has…

Miss England returning to her job as an NHS junior doctor

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The reigning Miss England says it was "natural" she should want to return to her job as a junior doctor during the coronavirus outbreak. Respiratory specialist Bhasha Mukherjee has travelled back from India, where she'd been carrying out…

Quibi claims to transform entertainment

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Quibi, the multi-billion-dollar streaming platform launching, is betting it can transform entertainment with short, Hollywood-quality clips to watch "on the go" -- even as much of the world is trapped at home. Industry legends and stars from…

Olympic flame lit at empty ceremony in Japan

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A plane carrying the Olympic flame has arrived at Japan's Matsushima defence force base. While there were many spectators to welcome the plane from Athens, the Olympic cauldron was lit in a small ceremony without a crowd, amid coronavirus…

Coronavirus is hitting entertainment events

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Coronavirus has badly damaged the entertainment industry - with films, concerts, TV shows and theatre performances postponed or cancelled. Disney's Mulan became the latest major film release to be delayed, following Fast & Furious 9, A Quiet…