Mexican street musicians bring melodies to people stuck at home

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – After the coronavirus outbreak prompted the normally bustling streets of Mexico City to empty out, out-of-work musicians looking to make ends meet have been filling... Read more »

Congolese fashion designer goes virtual as virus hits runway shows

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – U.S.-based Congolese fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba was excited about debuting her fashion line, Hanifa, at this year’s New York Fashion Week. But when her show was... Read more »

‘Avatar’ sequel resumes filming in coronavirus-free New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Filming the sequel of James Cameron’s sci-fi blockbuster “Avatar” will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to New Zealand after it ended its coronavirus... Read more »

NetEase develops new ‘Lord of the Rings’ mobile game with Warner Bros

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese gaming giant NetEase on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to develop a new “Lord of the Rings” mobile game,... Read more »

Hong Kong’s Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus break

FILE PHOTO: A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park closed due to the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China, Jan. 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu... Read more »

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Mumbai home

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who won acclaim for his role in the 2016 biopic of then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was found dead... Read more »

Tear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star’s body to halt hasty COVID funeral

Riot police officers use teargas to disperse mourners and fans of Kenyan musician Bernard Obonyo, whose stage name is Abenny Jachiga, as they proceed his burial under the rules... Read more »

With U.S. spy comedy on bill, Moscow drive-in cinema re-opens

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russians got a taste of open-air cinema under balmy twilit skies on Thursday when a Moscow drive-in movie theater re-opened for business after the city’s coronavirus... Read more »

Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to... Read more »

Africa’s MultiChoice looks to Netflix and Amazon in strategy shift

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Adding streaming services will give Africa’s biggest pay-TV group, MultiChoice, a head start when online viewing takes off on the continent, it said on Thursday, after... Read more »