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    Britain sets up dedicated unit to fight fake news, disinformation

    Britain sets up dedicated unit to fight fake news, disinformation


    Britain will set up a new unit to beef up its efforts to counter so-called fake news and try to deter disinformation campaigns by other states, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May...

    Britain will set up a new unit to beef up its efforts to counter so-called fake news and try to deter disinformation campaigns by other states, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May says.

    Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela dead at 78

    Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela dead at 78


    Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at age 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his...

    Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at age 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family.

    Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water lands a leading 13 Oscar nods

    Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water lands a leading 13 Oscar nods


    Ontario-filmed The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations announced this morning with 13, with Get Out, Dunkirk and Lady Bird also among notable films vying for Hollywood's highest...

    Ontario-filmed The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations announced this morning with 13, with Get Out, Dunkirk and Lady Bird also among notable films vying for Hollywood's highest honours.

    Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson's disease, retires from touring

    Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson's disease, retires from touring


    Days shy of his 77th birthday, rock legend Neil Diamond is cancelling dates on his 50th anniversary tour, saying he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's...

    Days shy of his 77th birthday, rock legend Neil Diamond is cancelling dates on his 50th anniversary tour, saying he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

    Bill Cosby performs surprise show ahead of retrial

    Bill Cosby performs surprise show ahead of retrial


    Bill Cosby performs in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault...

    Bill Cosby performs in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case.

    Rehearsal, envelope verification and no cellphones: PwC unveils new rules after epic Oscars mishap

    Rehearsal, envelope verification and no cellphones: PwC unveils new rules after epic Oscars mishap


    After taking responsibility for the epic best picture flub at the Oscars last year, Tim Ryan of PwC got down to business developing new protocols and safeguards to prevent such a blunder in the...

    After taking responsibility for the epic best picture flub at the Oscars last year, Tim Ryan of PwC got down to business developing new protocols and safeguards to prevent such a blunder in the future.

    Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence, Russell Crowe land on Razzies list

    Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence, Russell Crowe land on Razzies list


    Adventure movie Transformers: The Last Knight led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards for the worst films on a list packed with previous Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence, Mel Gibson and Russell...

    Adventure movie Transformers: The Last Knight led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards for the worst films on a list packed with previous Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence, Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.

    'We are living in a watershed moment': SAG Awards show spotlights women in Hollywood

    'We are living in a watershed moment': SAG Awards show spotlights women in Hollywood


    The Western-inspired revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, swept the female-focused Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam...

    The Western-inspired revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, swept the female-focused Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

    Is Woody Allen finished? Industry watchers, former fans raise question in wake of renewed allegations

    Is Woody Allen finished? Industry watchers, former fans raise question in wake of renewed allegations


    Woody Allen has long been a favourite art house director for Hollywood's A-list talent. But with an increasing number of actors distancing themselves from his films, the 82-year-old filmmaker's prolific career might be winding...

    Woody Allen has long been a favourite art house director for Hollywood's A-list talent. But with an increasing number of actors distancing themselves from his films, the 82-year-old filmmaker's prolific career might be winding down.

    The Eagles settle lawsuit against Canadian-owned Hotel California

    The Eagles settle lawsuit against Canadian-owned Hotel California


    The Eagles have settled a lawsuit to stop a Mexico hotel from using the name Hotel California, arguably referencing the country-rock band's most famous song, after the hotel's owners withdrew their application to trademark the name in the United...

    The Eagles have settled a lawsuit to stop a Mexico hotel from using the name Hotel California, arguably referencing the country-rock band's most famous song, after the hotel's owners withdrew their application to trademark the name in the United States.

    Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dead at 78

    Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dead at 78


    Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his bestselling A Year in Provence and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age...

    Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his bestselling A Year in Provence and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78.

    Lingering cold forces Céline Dion to cancel more Las Vegas concerts

    Lingering cold forces Céline Dion to cancel more Las Vegas concerts


    Canadian singer Céline Dion has cancelled two more concerts in Las Vegas, making it seven shows she has cancelled this month due to...

    Canadian singer Céline Dion has cancelled two more concerts in Las Vegas, making it seven shows she has cancelled this month due to illness.

    Can #MeToo movement do harm? Ansari story raises question

    Can #MeToo movement do harm? Ansari story raises question


    The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for...

    The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.

    Soulpepper kept previous sex harassment scandal quiet for 19 months

    Soulpepper kept previous sex harassment scandal quiet for 19 months


    Soulpepper Theatre Company stayed silent about allegations of sexual harassment against one of its directors for nearly two years before allegations against artistic director Albert Schultz sent shockwaves through the theatre community, an investigation...

    Soulpepper Theatre Company stayed silent about allegations of sexual harassment against one of its directors for nearly two years before allegations against artistic director Albert Schultz sent shockwaves through the theatre community, an investigation by The Fifth Estate has found.

    Here's what Winnipeg's Ice Castles look like from above

    Here's what Winnipeg's Ice Castles look like from above


    The Ice Castles attraction at The Forks is a winter wonderland, especially when lit up at night. CBC used a drone to get aerial footage of...

    The Ice Castles attraction at The Forks is a winter wonderland, especially when lit up at night. CBC used a drone to get aerial footage of it.