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On This Day :: August 1, 2021

1914 - Germany declared war on Russia and shots were fired between French and German border patrols. Italy declared its neutrality. 1944 - The 63-day Warsaw Uprising began when Poles rebelled against Nazi occupation. 1960 - Benin (formerly Dahomey) proclaimed its independence. 1973 - Walter Ulbricht, long-time leader of East Germany's Communist...

Police in China detain Canadian pop star Kris Wu over rape allegation

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China said they have detained a 30-year-old Canadian man surnamed Wu on suspicion of committing rape, with state media identifying him as Chinese-born pop singer Kris...

Disney rejects Scarlett Johansson’s complaint over ‘Black Widow’ streaming release

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Scarlett Johansson, star of the Marvel superhero movie "Black Widow," sued the Walt Disney Co on...

On This Day :: July 31, 2021

1910 - British murderer Dr Hawley Crippen was arrested on a ship off Canada. Although disguised, the Captain recognised him and radioed Scotland Yard. This was the first arrest effected by radio. 1954 - Mount Godwin-Austen (K2) in the Himalayas was first climbed by an Italian expedition led by Ardito...

Broadway theaters to require COVID-19 shots and masks when shows reopen

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) -Broadway audiences will need masks and proof of vaccination when shows reopen in the fall, an...

Bob Dylan, UMG defeat ‘Desire’ co-writer’s claims over catalog sale

By Blake Brittain (Reuters) - Bob Dylan and Universal Music escaped claims on Friday brought by the estate...

Amanda Knox criticizes ‘Stillwater’ film for profiting off her story

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amanda Knox, the American woman who was tried and acquitted of murder in Italy more than a decade ago, has hit out at a Hollywood movie...

‘Better Call Saul’ star Odenkirk recovering from ‘small heart attack’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Screen actor Bob Odenkirk, best known as the sardonic, morally conflicted criminal defense lawyer on television's "Better Call Saul," said on Friday he was recovering from a...

Hollywood agency slams Disney in heated dispute over Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies on Friday hit out at the Disney movie studio in an escalating public dispute over claims by Scarlett Johansson that she...

Analysis-Why TV audiences are tuning out the Tokyo Olympic Games

By Helen Coster (Reuters) - Broadcasters will not be taking home any gold medals for how many people...

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