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…

Parasite breaks international film record

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Oscar-winning South Korean movie Parasite has achieved another milestone by becoming the highest-grossing non-English language film in the UK. The winner of the best picture Oscar has taken a total of £11.5m at the box office since its release…

Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The US$5 million biennial international robotics competition, the Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2020, MBZIRC, concluded in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Department of Community Development,…

Expo 2020 launches first retail outlet for official event merchandise

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(Dubai) - The first official Expo 2020 Dubai retail store is now open, offering an array of event-branded gifts, souvenirs and memorabilia, including the hugely popular Expo wristbands, camel soap and apparel made from plastic recycled in the…

5th Arab Women Sports Tournament opens

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(Sharjah) - H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of Sharjah Women’s Sports (SWS), witnessed the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST). A record…

25th Dubai Shopping Festival opens

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, attended the opening ceremony of the 25th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival, DSF, whose celebrations were flagged…

Bahrain International Garden Show 2018

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(Manama) - HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King, Chairperson of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD) has lauded the royal support for the agricultural sector and programmes aimed…

Hamdan bin Rashid opens Gulfood 2018

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, opened Gulfood 2018, the 23rd edition of the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Spread…