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None this year, but here are Google’s past April Fool’s jokes

Google has pulled some pretty good pranks over the years although this year's will be skipped because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Virtual theme park rides you can experience from home

If you're quarantined during the Covid-19 pandemic, you can still enjoy a theme park ride from the comfort of your sofa.

Jude Law, other actors to narrate ‘Harry Potter’ audiobook

The collection of short stories is presented in the 'Harry Potter' universe as traditional bedtime tales for wizarding families.

Collectors turn to online art sales as buyers quarantined

Revamped site offers online viewings and immediate purchase options for aficionados of fine and decorative arts, jewellery and watches.

More in quarantine listening to Spotify’s ‘chill’ music

Music choices are now 'more acoustic, less danceable', and has lower energy than songs previously added.

Country music star Joe Diffie dies of Covid-19 complications

His death comes just two days after he announced that he had tested positive for the virus and was receiving medical care.

Ken Shimura is first Japanese celebrity to die from virus

He is one of the country's best-known comedians with a career dating back to the early 1970s.

Malaysian kids fight Covid-19 through their artwork

From drawings expressing thanks to frontliners to those about good hygiene, hundred of artworks are pouring into this Facebook group.

Jeshurun travels the world, strumming his songs of hope

Guitarist, traveller and motivational speaker, Jeshurun Vincent has visited 102 countries and says he is living his passion every day.

Emergency Library releases over 1.4 mil free digital books

With public and school libraries closed indefinitely amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, book lovers are going online to keep their book shelves stocked.

Bob Dylan releases first single in 8 years

The new track by the American singer-songwriter, 'Murder Most Foul', tells of the assassination of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Harrison’s foundation launches challenge to raise Covid-19 relief funds

Beatles fans to share favourite line or verse from 'The Inner Light' song with hashtag #innerlight2020. For each post, a dollar is donated.

James Bond guns worth £100,000 stolen in London burglary

These items are irreplaceable as they are only ones ever made, say police.

‘Crocodile Dundee’ actor Mark Blum dies of Covid-19 complications

Blum died Wednesday (March 25) at NewYork-Presbyterian hospital. He was 69.

BTS postpones US, Canada tour over coronavirus

S. Korean boy band's announcement comes as US surpasses China as country with most cases.

Meghan to narrate Disney’s film about elephants

Broadcast date for Disneynature's Elephant is just three days after she and Prince Harry will officially step down as senior royals.

Hollywood awards relax rules due to Covid-19 outbreak

Titles that go straight to streaming platforms such as Netflix or television during the Covid-19 outbreak will now be eligible.

5 fun video games to play during quarantine

With the Movement Control Order having been extended until mid-April, spend some hours not worrying and just having fun gaming with family and friends.

Elton John to host all-star Covid-19 relief concert

Event is held when many artistes are holding virtual concerts in an effort to keep self-isolated fans entertained while in quarantine.

TikTok scores big with teens stuck in quarantine

Some users say the app lets them know other people are going through the same things they are and relax and laugh about it.

Decluttering guru Marie Kondo has new Netflix series

Marie Kondo will aid of an entire American small town in a new Netflix series christened 'Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo".

Comedy’s got it good with Covid-19 quarantine tales

Short-form video platform TikTok has 1.3 million videos dedicated to a new Covid-19 song - including dance routines with synchronised coughs.

Bored Americans see light side as virus spawns quarantine comedy

More than 50% of Americans are under lockdown, prompting many to turn to the internet for amusement.

33 museums collaborate for virtual Frida Kahlo exhibition

The digital exhibition includes more than 200 masterworks by the late Mexican artist.

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