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Review: A rare glimpse at the indoor lives of Saudi women

“All politics are local,” the saying goes. That’s a guiding principle in “The Perfect Candidate,” in which a doctor runs for town council purely to get the muddy dirt road in front of a medical clinic...

Two influencers ordered off Bali after fake mask video prank

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A U.S.-based YouTuber and a Russian influencer were ordered off Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Friday after recording themselves defying mandatory mask-wearing with so...

Tod's shares soar on $90.5m deal with French group LVMH

MILAN (AP) — LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Tod’s founder Diego Dalle Valle are further cementing their 20-year friendship with a deal for the French group to increase its stake in th...

Byron Bay locals protest planned Netflix reality series

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Angry Byron Bay locals are protesting the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of their trendy Australian tourist town. ...

Andretti navigates personal loss, loneliness of pandemic

Mario Andretti is loneliest at night, when he's home alone in his sprawling Pennsylvania mansion, and there's no one to talk to but Gonzo, his 34-year-old Amazon parrot. One of the g...

Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

MILAN (AP) — A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy. While Asian and Black activists took to social me...

Webster University Partners with PSB Academy to Offer US Degrees in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 14 April 2021 - Webster University, United States and PSB Academy, one of Singapore's leading private education institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

NT$5 million to be given out at Taiwan's Golden Harvest Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 43rd Golden Harvest Awards, the most prestigious award for young filmmakers in Taiwan, announced this year’s nominees during a ceremony in Taipei on Wednesday (M...

Italy: Teen in hijab aims to be 'Afro-influencer' on TikTok

MILAN (AP) — In Milan’s chic Victor Emmanuel II Gallery, a spacious mall that would be jammed with shoppers were it not for the pandemic, a young Black woman wearing a violet hijab and matching lipsti...

Salmon chaos and social media's ills

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – “Salmon chaos” is perhaps over-stretching the definition of the word "chaos" a bit, but the saga around the popular Japanese conveyor belt sushi r...

Transsexual influencer apologizes over fake pregnancy

Transsexual influencer Wangyao (罔腰) on Saturday apologized for faking her pregnancy, after weeks of controversy surrounding an Instagram image that she posted showing her with a protruding stomach. ...

Vernon Jordan remembered for insight, dedication to freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional former President Bill Clinton eulogized his longtime friend and advisor Vernon Jordan at a Tuesday memorial service, saying that in his civil rights work, in politics an...

Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, ...

By opting out of video game, ND calls attention to NIL issue

The NCAA's proposal to permit athletes to earn money from endorsements would stand in the way of players' names, images and likenesses being used in EA Sports' new college football video game. ...