Arts & Entertainment
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Pandemic boosts variety of video games

BRUSSELS - You're stuck in lockdown but that doesn't mean you can't visit a tropical island, a space station or have games night with your friends -- certain video games have filled the need of the world's confined for a bit of distraction, adventure and socialising and achieved unexpected success during the pandemic.

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Pandemic boosts variety of video games
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Netflix's 'Lupin' marks rise of international TV content

NEW YORK - The success of the French crime series "Lupin" on Netflix, riding on the heels of hit Spanish show "Money Heist," may hint at a waning of US dominance on the small screen as ambitious European, Latin American and South Korean players kick down the doors on streaming platforms.

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Netflix's 'Lupin' marks rise of international TV content
23 Jan 2021

TV legend Larry King dies at 87

Larry King, the amiable American broadcaster whose live global TV programme on CNN made him one of the most famous talk-show hosts in the world, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.

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TV legend Larry King dies at 87
22 Jan 2021

Bond movie 'No Time To Die' delayed again

LOS ANGELES: The much-delayed James Bond movie "No Time To Die" has been postponed again due to the pandemic, with studio MGM confirming 007's next mission will not take place until October.

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Bond movie 'No Time To Die' delayed again
22 Jan 2021

A passing fancy

A dystopian near future warzone, robots and AI, Russian terrorists, action-packed firefights with tons of bullets and explosions. The story of a drone pilot who has to team up with an android officer in a top secret mission in order to save the world from a nuclear attack. Judging by its premise, the latest futuristic war film Outside The Wire seems to have all the ingredients good sci-fi action movies should have. And while it's setting the scene for what we can expect, that's not always necessarily a good thing as Outside The Wire feels like a middling effort with an ineffective gimmick and undercooked script.

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A passing fancy
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Can a righteous resistance ever cross the line?

Sabotage, in French and in English, indicates the act of deliberately destroying or damaging property. It's an apparatus that aims at weakening an enemy or oppressor through means such as subversion and obstruction. It is a tool that, we are told, has been adopted by French workers as a substitute for strikes, but sabotage doesn't limit itself only to workplaces. Its literature survey connotes that it occurs within a variety of contexts -- in wars, political and social campaigns, or socio-economic programmes that effect someone's livelihood. In all cases, however, the intent of sabotage is analogous -- to use extreme civil disobedience to inflict damage upon goods or properties in order to serve a particular purpose or higher goal. The end justifies the means, according to the saboteurs.

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Can a righteous resistance ever cross the line?
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Take a digital trip to Singapore

Art enthusiasts in Thailand and around the world are invited to explore and experience Southeast Asian art right from the comfort of their homes during the "Singapore Art Week 2021", which is presented in a complementary blended format for the first time from today to Jan 30.

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Take a digital trip to Singapore
21 Jan 2021

Springsteen, Katy Perry boost Biden at inauguration concert

WASHINGTON: Fireworks burst over the White House Wednesday for a star-studded night of socially distanced music celebrating America's new President Joe Biden, a pandemic-era special that replaced the traditional bevy of balls.

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Springsteen, Katy Perry boost Biden at inauguration concert
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Thai women in chains

Budding artist Thanita Srisomphan's solo exhibition "Bondage" questions why women have had to live under far greater social restrictions than men.

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Thai women in chains
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A poignantly brave opening to 2021 concert season

The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra presented an extremely inspired evening of music earlier this month in the Main Hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre, a welcome relief for many who suspected that live performances might be put on hold indefinitely at the start of this new year.

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A poignantly brave opening to 2021 concert season