President Obama's family matriarch 'Mama Sarah' dies aged 99

Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former US President Barack Obama’s Kenyan family has died, relatives and officials confirmed Monday but did not disclose the cause of death. She was at least 99 years old. Mama Sarah, as the step-grandmother of the former US president was fondly called, was a p


Myanmar beauty queen speaks out against military coup

A commitment to "world peace" might be a beauty pageant cliche, but as blood spills in the streets of Myanmar, Miss Grand International contestant Han Lay made a plea Thursday to end the violence in her homeland. The Myanmar junta has unleashed deadly violence as it struggles to quell nationwide


Popular children's book author Beverly Cleary dies at 104

American children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who responded to a young reader’s plea for realistic characters by bringing rare insight and humor to the lives of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins and the other children who populated her more than 40 books, has died at age 104, publisher Ha


Twitter founder's first tweet sold for $ 2.9 million

The first tweet of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sold for $ 2.9 million in a non-exchangeable token (NFT), the kind of unique digital asset that went viral in 2021. The first tweet of the founder of practical features is sold to the "Twitter" appThe tweet "just setting up my twttr" is Dorsey's firs


My mother's death left a huge hole inside me, says Harry

The Duke of Sussex has opened up about the death of his mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Harry has written a note to the children of health workers who have died in the foreword of a new book, Hospital by the Hill. The children’s book tells the story of a young person whos


Queen Elizabeth II's birthday parade cancelled for the second year

The annual military parade in central London for Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday has been cancelled for a second year owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The "Trooping the Colour" event in June normally features hundreds of personnel from Britain's most presti


William and Harry’s calls post tell-all Oprah interview ‘unproductive’

Prince William has spoken to his brother Harry for the first time since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, according to CBS News presenter Gayle King. King, one of the most high-profile television journalists in America, is a close friend of Meghan


Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah marries sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan

The rumours were true. Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah has announced he's married sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan. “Steered by love, we have begun a new journey together. Today is one of the happiest days of our lives and we feel blessed to be able to share the news of our wedding and our


Barack Obama tells Bruce Springsteen he loves singing in the bathroom

Some of us have a habit of crooning or humming in the bathroom. It could be low-pitched, or the note could be high, like a piercing trill. Family members, initially amused by this bathroom rendition, take it in stride, treating it as very normal. It is a nice way of unwinding or relaxing. Plus, y


Father of audio cassette tape Lou Ottens passes away at 94

Tributes rolled in on Friday after Dutch engineer Lou Ottens, credited with inventing the audio cassette tape and helping create the compact disc, died at the age of 94. Created by Ottens while working for electrical giant Philips, cassettes made music truly portable for the first time and allowe


Prince William defends UK royal family against racism claims

LONDON: Prince William defended Britain’s monarchy Thursday against accusations of bigotry made by his brother, Prince Harry, and sister-in-law, Meghan, insisting the family is not racist.In comments made during a visit to an east London school, William became the first royal to directly add


Queen Elizabeth says saddened by Harry and Meghan's experiences

Queen Elizabeth and her family said on Tuesday that they were saddened to learn of the experiences of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, saying they would address issues around race that were raised by the couple in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. “The whole family is saddened to learn the


Billionaire MacKenzie Scott marries science teacher after divorcing Bezos

MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a Seattle science teacher who expressed gratitude "for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared." Scott,


Meghan Markle accuses royal 'firm' of 'perpetuating falsehoods'

Meghan Markle accused Buckingham Palace of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and Prince Harry, suggesting the couple will not be silent in telling their story about their time as working royals. In a second teaser clip of an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan was asked ho


A Japanese billionaire is looking for 8 people from all over the world to accompany him on a trip to the moon!

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa plans to choose eight people to accompany him to the moon on the first space tourism trip for "SpaceX". The Japanese businessman announced on his Twitter account in a post in particular that he is working on "recruiting a team to participate in this mission. I


Bill Gates explains why he uses an Android phone instead of an iPhone

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has revealed why he still prefers Android devices over Apple’s iPhones. In an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin and Clubhouse co-founder Paul Davidson on the voice-only platform, Gates said that the integrations between Android and Microsoft’s software mea


Harry and Meghan urged to delay Oprah interview while Prince Philip is in hospital

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are under pressure to delay the broadcast of their interview with Oprah Winfrey while Prince Philip remains in hospital. The interview, filmed in California, is due to be shown by British broadcaster ITV on Monday, about 24 hours after it is shown in the US. Promot


Don't Be Selfish - Get a COVID Shot, Says UK's Queen Elizabeth

Britain’s 94-year-old Queen Elizabeth, who last month had her first COVID-19 vaccination dose, has encouraged the public to follow suit, saying it did not hurt and those who were wary should think of others. The monarch and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, who is currently in hospital




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