‘Squid Game’ reality show: Three people received medical treatment during filming

CNN — Three people received medical treatment during filming for a real-life “Squid Game” show, Netflix has confirmed, but the streaming giant denied that anyone suffered “serious injury.” Netflix announced last year that it was launching “Squid Game: The Challenge” as a reality competition series based on its smash-hit drama – a fictional South Korean … Read more

Chinese zodiac fortune predictions for 2023

CNN — Say goodbye to the Tiger; it’s time to hop into the Year of the Rabbit. For many people, Lunar New Year, which falls on January 22 this year, is a time to consult the stars to find out what lies ahead in the coming months. Most people know the basics: The 12-year Chinese … Read more

Netflix plans biggest-ever slate of Korean content in 2023 as Korean fever explodes

Hong Kong CNN — Netflix is ​​planning its largest-ever lineup of South Korean content, with 34 new and returning titles set to roll out this year. The streaming giant made the announcement Tuesday. It said that audience data showed “over 60% of all Netflix members” watched Korean titles last year. The nearly three dozen new … Read more

Iranian chess player appears at Kazakhstan tournament without hijab for second day -Reuters witness

ALMATY, Dec 28 (Reuters) – An Iranian chess player on Wednesday took part in an international tournament in Kazakhstan without a hijab for the second day running, according to a Reuters journalist present. A Reuters witness at the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, saw Sara Khadem competing without a headscarf, … Read more

Morocco airline cancels World Cup fans flights, citing Qatar restrictions

RABAT, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Morocco’s national airline said it was canceling all flights it had scheduled for Wednesday to carry fans to Doha for the World Cup semi-final, citing what it said was a decision by Qatari authorities. “Following the latest restrictions imposed by the Qatari authorities, Royal Air Maroc regrets to inform customers … Read more

Japanese billionaire Maezawa picks K-pop star TOP, DJ Steve Aoki to join SpaceX moon trip

TOKYO, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed on Friday that K-pop star TOP and DJ Steve Aoki will be among the eight crew members he plans to take on a trip around the moon as soon as next year, hitching a ride on one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets. Maezawa bought every … Read more

Japan reaches World Cup knockout stages with hotly debated goal after ball appeared to go out of play

CNN — Japan reached the World Cup knockout stages for the fourth time on Thursday – by what appeared to be a matter of millimeters. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Japan produced a remarkable comeback against Spain with two goals in quick succession in the second half, stunning the 2010 world champion to secure an unlikely … Read more

Germany knocked out of World Cup after extraordinary finale to Group E

CNN — Germany was knocked out of the 2022 World Cup on Thursday after a quite extraordinary final to Group E, despite beating Costa Rica. At varying points of the two games, fans of Spain and Japan as well as Costa Rica and Germany each thought that their countries might be on their way to … Read more

COVID hit HIV detection in Europe, threatens eradication progress

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing rates fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening a global goal of ending the disease by 2030, a report said. The joint World Health Organization (WHO) and European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report said that … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, vowing more resources to deal with a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined C$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion) spending, including to boost Canada’s military presence and cyber security in the … Read more