Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Mariah Carey to Lionel Richie on possible ‘American Idol’ gig: ‘Don’t do it’

Mariah Carey. (Reuters)

Mariah Carey has some advice to Lionel Richie and other celebrities thinking of joining the “American Idol” reboot. The singer spoke to ET Monday night and seemed to warn Richie about joining judges’ panel for the show’s revival. “I would say, don’t do it,” Carey told ET when asked about rumors that Richie would be joining the singing competition show. Carey ...

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Will Smith says daughter Willow’s shaved head taught him a lessons

Jada Pinkett Smith (L), her daughter Willow Camille Reign Smith (R) and husband actor Will Smith, arrive for the premiere of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" in New York June 7, 2012.  (REUTERS)

Will Smith opened up about fatherhood and lessons he’s learned from being a dad. The actor appeared on Jay-Z’s “Footnotes of Adnis” and described the moment he and wife Jada Pinkett Smith discovered their daughter, Willow, had shaved her head in 2012. “We came downstairs and she had shaved her head bald,” Smith recalled. “She shaved her head bald in the middle ...

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Trump signs new Russia sanctions

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President Trump quietly signed legislation on Wednesday hitting Russia with new sanctions and limiting his administration’s ability to lift them. The White House had sought to water down the bill’s provisions, which give Congress the power to veto the lifting of sanctions on Moscow, and initially waffled on if the sanctions would get Trump’s signature. But the bill, which was sent to ...

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Venezuela vote: Turnout figure ‘tampered with’

Violent clashes erupted during the disputed vote

Turnout numbers for Sunday’s controversial vote in Venezuela have been “tampered with”, the company that provided the voting system alleges. Venezuela’s electoral authorities said more than eight million people voted in the elections for a new constituent assembly. But the CEO of Smartmatic, Antonio Mugica, said the actual turnout differed by at least one million. The opposition has also said ...

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Barca confirm Neymar wants to leave

Neymar © Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed Neymar’s wish to leave the Catalan giants on Wednesday, but insisted the Brazilian’s €222 million buyout clause must be paid as his potential world record move to Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer.”Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and representative, communicated to FC Barcelona this morning his decision to leave the club,” Barca said in a statement. “The ...

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Messi bids farewell to Neymar on Instagram

Messi, Suarez and Nermar

Lionel Messi bid farewell to Neymar on Instagram Wednesday after the Brazilian striker told him and other Barcelona teammates he was leaving, saying it was a “huge pleasure” to have played with him. The Catalan club confirmed Wednesday that Neymar wanted to leave after weeks of intense speculation, taking the 25-year-old closer to a potential world record move to Paris ...

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Bio-fuel can save the country resources – Mabumba

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Energy Minister David Mabumba has proposed the establishment of a Technical Committee to spearhead the production of bio-fuels in the country. Mr Mabumba made the proposal during a one day Bio-fuel and Cassava Stakeholders meeting in Lusaka organized by Barclays Bank Zambia Plc. He states that enhanced production of bio-fuel and ethanol can help the nation save resources used to ...

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Neymar is leaving Barcelona

during their International Champions Cup 2017 match at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Brazilian striker Neymar Jr is leaving FC Barcelona, the Catalan club confirmed on Wednesday, as a radio report said he was moving to French team Paris Saint-Germain. He arrived at the team’s training ground on Wednesday to tell teammates he was moving to Paris, Catalan radio RAC1 reported. The Brazilian striker left the training area minutes later, it said. Having ...

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Prince Philip to carry out final official engagement


The Duke of Edinburgh will meet Royal Marines in his final public engagement before he retires from royal duties. The 96-year-old announced his retirement in May, after decades of supporting the Queen, as well as attending events for his own charities and organisations. Prince Philip has completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952. On Wednesday, he will meet servicemen who have ...

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