November 29, 2020
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Ahead of the game: How Beth Harmon became a style icon in The Queen’s Gambit

independent– Beth Harmon was facing a “sudden death” of sorts.The fictional chess star overcame her childhood as an orphan, she battled her addiction to pills and alcohol, and she managed to make it into the world championship in Russia. The problem now? She has spent all her money on clothing and can’t afford her £3,000 trip to the biggest […]

Coronavirus: Second peak flattening, says health secretary Matt Hancock

independent– The second peak of the coronavirus crisis is flattening, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. Describing the figures as “promising”, Mr Hancock thanked the public for obeying lockdown rules. The number of daily cases identified had fallen from more than 24,000 a day just a week ago, he said. “These figures are promising and they […]

Senior US official to visit Taiwan in December

aljazeera– Andrew Wheeler, the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, is to visit Taiwan, the island’s premier said on Friday, in what will be the third visit by a senior US official since August. Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang told reporters interactions between the US and Taiwan had been increasing. “At the invitation of Foreign […]
Middle East

Saudi FM: Kingdom Has Firmly Defied Pandemic by Hosting G20

english.aawsat– Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah stressed on Friday that the G20 Summit was being held this year amid extraordinary circumstances imposed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.   Saudi Arabia has confronted the ensuing challenges “with determination and insistence,” he stated in remarks to the Saudi Press Agency.  

ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic beats Alexander Zverev to make semi-finals

bbc– Novak Djokovic moved past Alexander Zverev in straight sets to reach the last four of the ATP Finals. The Serb world number one beat German Zverev 6-3 7-6 (7-4) at the O2 Arena in London. Djokovic, seeking a record-equalling sixth title at the end-of-season tournament, was pushed much more in the second set but […]

Fed fights White House move to end some Covid support measures

bbc– America’s central bank has hit back after the Trump administration said it was ending some emergency lending programmes established to provide economic support during the pandemic. The decision affects schemes aimed at helping corporations, mid-sized businesses and local governments, among others. The Federal Reserve said it thought the programmes were
Africa News

Death Toll Climbs to 37 in Uganda Following Bobi Wine’s arrest

africanews– The death toll from protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 37, police said Friday. This is the country’s worst unrest in a decade, and more is expected ahead of the election early next year. A weary-looking Wine was granted bail in the eastern town of Iganga after being arrested on

12 Movies and TV Episodes to Watch on Thanksgiving

instyle– One thing you find when you actively seek out Thanksgiving movies, is that there aren’t many Thanksgiving movies. Christmas and Halloween have cornered the holiday movie market, but Thanksgiving (arguably the holiday in which outside entertainment is needed the most, if only to silence your Uncle Rick’s musings about a recount) is woefully overcook — […]

Sia Is Being Criticized For Her New Movie’s Portrayal of Autism

instyle– Sia is drawing criticism after the trailer for her movie, Music, was released. The movie, which stars Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom, Jr., follows a teenager (Maddie Ziegler) with autism who has a passion for music. The singer faced backlash for casting actress Ziegler as a character with autism instead of an actor with […]