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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.

Thomas Cook airline Condor keeps flying but seeks govt loan

At the moment Condor will focus on getting its guests safely and punctually to their holidays.  

Aussie hiker with ‘snapped’ leg makes 2-day crawl to safety

Neil Parker tried calling for help but lost his phone during the fall.

Lego parent buys Madame Tussauds owner Merlin for £5 bln

US private equity group Blackstone, Canadian pension fund CPPIB and Kirkbi make up the consortium buying Merlin Entertainments.

Oscars night is here! Hollywood ready for glitzy gala

The 7,900-odd voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have bold choices in front of them.

Could electric bikes be even better for seniors’ health than regular...

The findings showed that all cyclists benefited from a boost to cognitive function and mental health, regardless of which bike they used.

Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals degenerative muscle disease

The artist said he has been feverishly making music since his diagnosis with the incurable condition inclusion body myositis.

Singer R. Kelly, facing sex abuse charges, gets US$1 million bail

Kelly needs to put up only a tenth that amount, or US$100,000, to be let out of jail.

Stanley Donen, famed director of ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ dies at...

Donen, whose films were known as witty, stylish and energetic, worked with some of Hollywood's biggest stars, from Audrey Hepburn to Fred Astaire.

Top #MeToo advocate quits after her son is accused of assault

Chief Executive Officer of Time's Up, Lisa Borders left the organisation because her son was accused of sexual misconduct.

The eight contenders for the best picture Oscar

Here is a brief summary of the eight films vying for the most prestigious prize at Sunday's Oscars ceremony.

In Milan, Daniel Lee unveils debut for Bottega Veneta

An all-leather ensemble evoked the look of body armour, while other leather pieces had echoes of chain mail.

With ‘Roma,’ Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films

With "Roma," Cuaron flipped the script, so to speak.

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ younger sister, dies at 85

Radziwill's world was inhabited by doyennes of high society, artistic celebrities, fashion moguls and wealthy, prominent husbands.

Germany claims the crown for record gathering of smurfs

Fans of the blue elf-like creatures managed to gather 2,762 people dressed and painted blue in the regulation smurf attire.

Drama on fractured Israeli identity scoops Berlin filmfest top prize

Director Nadav Lapid said the semi-autobiographical movie might 'scandalise' many in his home country, as well as France.

Al Pacino signs up for Nazi hunter series

This is only the second time the 78-year-old has signed up for the small screen.

Researchers keeps wraps on automatic text generator to prevent misuse

The software could be used to generate news stories, product reviews and other kinds of writing.

Oscar organisers scrap plan to award four Oscars in commercial breaks

The decision means that the Feb 24 Oscars telecast will now run over three hours as a result.

Prince Charles to make first British royal trip to Cuba

The tour ends on March 29 -- the scheduled date of Britain's departure from the European Union.

China entertainment endures ‘bitter winter’ after crackdowns

A nationwide push for more party-approved material across media, music and entertainment has combined with a clampdown on spiralling screen-star salaries.

Music’s top stars set for Grammys gala

For the second consecutive year, black hip-hop artists are leading the pack.

‘Hitler’ paintings fail to sell at Nuremberg auction

The Weidler auction house did not comment on the reasons for the failure but said the paintings could yet be sold at a later date.

This art has been created by AI. Will collectors want it?

Another successful sale could prove the art market is ready for more machines.