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China’s Universal Studios park to adopt facial recognition tech

Cameras linked to Alibaba's Alipay will allow visitors to open storage lockers, pay for meals and join express queues for rides.

Pandora’s Harry Potter collection an effort to re-launch brand

Apart from Harry Potter, Pandora also seals a deal with Walt Disney to sell Disney-themed jewellery products to boost its brand image.

‘Pokemon Go’ creators release ‘Harry Potter’ mobile game ‘Wizards Unite’

The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleash a new game that features Harry Potter and other characters from J.K. Rowling's popular 'Wizarding World' universe.

J.K. Rowling will release four Harry Potter e-books this summer

The collection will explore 'traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter series.'

Polish priest ‘very sorry’ for Harry Potter book burning

Father Rafal Jaroszewicz apologised but felt his actions were 'not irreverent to any social group or religion'.

Harry Potter books burned by Catholic priests in Poland

Catholic priests in Poland burnt Harry Potter books for what they claimed were against God's word.

Manusia gergasi Harry Potter berkerusi roda

Robbie Coltrane mengalami sakit lutut sejak bertahun kini terpaksa berkerusi roda

First edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ could fetch...

The special edition of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' set to be auctioned off in London at US$79,000

Wingardium Leviosa! Harry Potter magic helps Lego lift sales

Harry Potter-themed Lego sets were among the firm's top-10 sellers.

Historic library weaves ‘Harry Potter’-style tourist magic in Rio

The library today is more a tourist attraction and selfie backdrop than a reading room.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ stars: Grindelwald isn’t Trump, exactly

The film is set in the "Harry Potter" universe and finds Depp's character, Gellert Grindelwald, seeking to gain power and divide "pureblood" wizards from humans in 1920s Paris.

London is set for magical winter with lighted Harry Potter wands

The installation is also meant to raise awareness for J.K. Rowling's charity Lumos, which works to end the institutionalization of children around the world and reunite them with their families.

Final ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ trailer full of Harry Potter connections

This movie will serve as the second film instalment in the Fantastic Beasts series and the tenth overall in the franchise that began with Harry Potter.

The “Harry Potter” character you identify with could reveal your personality

New European research suggests that the "Harry Potter" character you most identify with could say something about your personality, and make it possible for psychologists to predict your behaviour.

‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

A teaser trailer for the 10-episode show made by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television screened at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con given by the creators and cast on Thursday.

Actress Evanna Lynch teases beauty box project

Actress Evanna Lynch is flying the flag for cruelty-free beauty with the launch of a new subscription box service.

‘BlackHogwarts’ goes viral, wins JK Rowling’s love

People are imagining all characters in the Harry Potter series to be black players and are displaying their suggestions in pictures and gifs posted on the web.

As many go ga-ga over royal engagement, China asks: Harry who?

The vast majority of Chinese are better acquainted with Harry Potter than Prince Harry and news of his engagement made barely a ripple in the country.

Fresh plot details revealed for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

The "Fantastic Beasts" sequel will also move the action from New York to London to Paris, with the film to also include "some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of the books and film series".

‘Fantastic Beasts’ pushes magical world into new era

Set in 1926, the new film centers on Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander, an introverted "magizoologist" who arrives in Manhattan with a case full of magical creatures that quickly escape.

Rowling to conjure five ‘Fantastic Beasts’ films for Potter fans

The planned movies, designed as prequels to the Potter stories, will trace the rise of a powerful wizard named Gellert Grindelwald and his eventual 1945 duel with Albus Dumbledore.

Harry Potter magic hits Asia as fans celebrate new book

Widely seen as the eighth Harry Potter instalment, the play is set 19 years after the end of the last book and features a grown-up Potter working at the Ministry of Magic.

Harry Potter, now a dad, makes stage debut in London

The show is written by English screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne, based on an original story co-written with Rowling and John Tiffany, who is directing the play.

Defense Against the Dark Arts: UK spies guarded against Harry Potter...

"I got him to read a page to our editor and she said 'no, that's a fake'," said Newton, founder and chief executive of Potter publishing house Bloomsbury, describing the spies as "good guys".