Wednesday , March 22 2023

‘Everything…Everywhere’ wins big ahead of Oscars

06-03-2023 SANTA MONICA: Everything Everywhere All at Once swept the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, taking home wins in nearly every major category and solidifying its Oscar frontrunner status. The kinetic, multiverse-spanning, family opus won numerous awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing. Comedian Hasan Minhaj hosted the star-studded …

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China looks at reforms to deepen Xi’s control

06-03-2023 BEIJING: Xi Jinping is set to deepen his control of China’s government and economy, as lawmakers meet in Beijing to pass far-reaching reforms. The National People’s Congress (NPC), a rubber-stamp parliament, will confirm Xi’s third term as president, and the appointments of his top team. They will also name …

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Marianne Williamson enters US Presidential race

05-03-2023 WASHINGTON: Marianne Williamson, a self-help author, activist and spiritual advisor, announced Saturday that she is a candidate for the US presidency in 2024, four years after an earlier run for the office drew little support. Now 70, the iconoclastic author has become the first Democrat to officially enter the …

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‘Schoolgirls in Iran treated for new poisonings’

05-03-2023 TEHRAN: Dozens of Iranian schoolgirls across five provinces were hospitalized Saturday in a new wave of suspected poisoning attacks, local media reported. Hundreds of cases of respiratory distress have been reported over the past three months among schoolgirls mainly in the holy city of Qom, south of Tehran, with …

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Biden’s battle with skin cancer ends in victory

05-03-2023 WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden, 80, had a cancerous skin lesion successfully removed from his chest in February, his doctor said Friday. The lesion, detected during a routine medical examination, was a basal cell carcinoma, which “do not tend to ‘spread’ or metastasize,” Biden’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, said in …

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