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Broadway comes to TV with 'American Utopia' and 'What the Constitution Means to Me'   16%


With Broadway marquees dark, this weekend brings a welcome double dose of the New York stage to TV screens: "American Utopia," David Byrne's free-spirited concert, directed by Spike Lee for HBO; and "What the Constitution Means to Me," Heidi Schreck's not-quite one-woman show, a searing political commentary that finds an at-home forum via Amazon.


Hopes of US stimulus deal dashed as Senate takes break for election  

Hopes of an imminent agreement on a new stimulus plan for the US economy have been dashed after the Senate was suspended until after next week's election. It remains unclear whether any agreement could be passed in the so-called "lame duck" period after the vote and before January's inauguration. Also today, the Chinese fintech giant Ant is set to break records with its stock market launch and further boost the fortune of China's richest man, Jack Ma.


Letters to the Editor: No, the Democrats haven't been trying to overturn the 2016 election  


A letter writer accused Democrats of trying to overturn the 2016 election. Here is why that's wrong on so many levels.


'Indian fan deserves to know more about Rohit's fitness'   20%


Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has called for more transparency on the status of Rohit Sharma's hamstring injury after he was seen practising at the Mumbai Indians' nets within hours of being left out of India's squad for the upcoming tour of Australia. "If he is practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians, then honestly I don't know what kind of injury it is," Gavasakar said.


Turkish swimmer Emre Sak sets European record  


Turkish swimmer Emre Sakçı on Oct. 26 broke a European record by finishing the men's 50-meter breaststroke in 25.50 seconds in an international competition, according to his club Fenerbahçe.


Federal judge rules students have no constitutional right to civics education but warns that American democracy is in peril   11%

In an extraordinary decision, the judge commended the students for bringing the suit and said it indicated a deep flaw in America's education priorities and policies and that he is worried about the country's future.


Emily Ratajkowski announces pregnancy  


Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.


Xi hails victory 7 decades ago   -5%



President Xi Jinping and other Party and State leaders visit on Monday an exhibition in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers forces entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to help in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53). The exhibition is at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing. JU PENG/XINHUA

President calls for studying, publicizing heroic stories of CPV forces at exhibition

President Xi Jinping hailed China's victory in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53)-a victory of justice, peace and the people-on Monday as he urged greater contributions to be made in safeguarding global peace and building a community with a shared future for mankind.

Xi made the remark while reviewing an exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers forces entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to help in the war to resist US aggression at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing.

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said the Party and government made a historic and resolute decision to resist US aggression, help the DPRK and defend the motherland 70 years ago.

The heroic CPV, upholding banners of justice and disregarding their own safety, fought dauntlessly in battles side by side with the DPRK people and army before winning a great victory and making huge contributions to the cause of international peace and human progress, he said.

The great spirit that was forged during the war is invaluable spiritual treasure that is set to motivate the Chinese people and nation to overcome all difficulties and obstacles and conquer all powerful enemies, he added.


Xi Jinping and other Communist Party of China and state leaders Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan visit an exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing, capital of China, Oct 19, 2020. JU PENG/XINHUA

Xi called for intensified steps to study and publicize the heroic stories of the CPV forces and to learn the history of the Party, the People's Republic of China, the country's reform and opening-up and socialist development.

It is important to spur the whole Party, the armed forces and the people of all ethnic groups to rally more closely around the CPC Central Committee, keep firmly in mind original inspirations and missions, firm up triumphalism, give play to fighting spirits and enhance fighting capacities, he said.

Xi was accompanied by other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the Party's highest body, and Vice-President Wang Qishan while reviewing the exhibition.

Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, spoke at the opening of the exhibition on Monday morning.

More than 540 photos, 1,900 cultural relics and a large number of videos and reconstructed scenes were displayed at the exhibition, which is divided into seven thematic sessions.

On Oct 19, 1950, CPV forces, under a request made by the DPRK, crossed the Yalu River to aid the DPRK's fight there until a truce was signed in 1953. A total of 2.9 million CPV soldiers entered the battlefield, and 197,653 of them sacrificed their lives in the war.


Xi Jinping and other Communist Party of China and state leaders Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan visit an exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing, capital of China, Oct 19, 2020. XIE HUANCHI/XINHUA



Xi Jinping and other Communist Party of China and state leaders Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan visit an exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing, capital of China, Oct 19, 2020. LI XIANG/XINHUA



Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, delivers a speech and declares the opening of the exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing, capital of China, Oct 19, 2020. YAN YAN/XINHUA


How an Israeli artist ended up inside a deep pit in Berlin   32%

Gilad Ratman's video work was commissioned and paid for in full by the city's Jewish Museum – something that rarely happens back home, even in the best of times


Rams' defense shuts down Nick Foles and Bears in win  


The Rams defense was on target against Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears in the team's 24-10 win on Monday.


Column: This year's political ads: The good, the bad and the deceptive   -36%


2020 campaign ads mirror the candidates they represent. Trump's are angry, negative and often dishonest. Biden's are calmer and easier on the nerves.


Two Bay Area counties halt COVID-19 test program run by Google offshoot  


San Francisco and Alameda counties have cut ties with Verily's state-funded COVID testing sites amid concerns about data collection and privacy.


Beauty secrets of British Royal family   75%


When you have the world's eyes on you, you don't have a choice about whether you want your skin to look flawless and glowing or not, it's a part of your job. We're talking about the royals, who are always seen reflecting their healthy glowing skin whenever they make an appearance. A leading aesthetics practitioner, who previously served the Buckingham Palace made some revelations on all the things that the royal ladies do to achieve a glowing radiance.


Tiger Higgins considers next move   31%

One of Richmond's most loved players, small forward Jack Higgins, is stuck in a quandary of whether to stay or go.


Israeli high-tech company JFrog soars 55% on Nasdaq IPO   25%

In Nasdaq's first virtual IPO, the Netanya-based software company reaches $4 billion valuation


IPL 2020: Here are each team's chances of making it to last four   37%


With Chennai Super Kings clearly out of the race, what exactly are the chances of the remaining seven teams to make it to the playoffs? TOI's Shankar Raghuraman does the number crunching to arrive at these 12 points after Monday's KKR vs KXIP match, which saw Punjab pull off a comprehensive 8 wicket win.


Apple and Google's web-controlling pact under threat in US lawsuit   30%

Up to 21 per cent of Apple's annual profits come direct from Google; payment for helping make Google Search the centre of most consumers' lives.


'Yoni Netanyahus mistake nearly led to disaster': U.K. historian sets the record straight on Operation Entebbe  

The PM's slain brother was not a central figure in the operation, Saul David, on whose book the film '7 Days in Entebbe' was based, tells Haaretz


Like Goop for guys: Celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati launches a men's lifestyle site  


Want to drink like the Rock and shop drugstores like Timothée Chalamet's groomer? Leo can help


Scientists remove first 'murder hornet' nest found in US  

The hornets pose a threat to humans because they can sting repeatedly with venom that is stronger than a honeybee's.


Garcetti faces new questions as top aide is accused of sexual misconduct   12%


A spokesman for Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday denied that the mayor, First Lady Amy Wakeland and Garcetti's chief of staff discussed political risks associated with advisor's behavior.


President George W. Bush proudly displays paintings of world leaders  

You're either with these paintings, or against them: Olmert, Putin, Merkel, Singh, Dalai Lama, among others, inspire Bush's art.


For first time, Israeli artist wins top British portrait award  

The art prize, which includes a $47,500 cash stipend, was presented to Matan Ben-Cnaan at London's National Portrait Gallery during a ceremony on Tuesday.


'He has never said his part': Candice Warner on ball-tampering crisis  

David Warner's wife Candice has defended her husband's part in Australian cricket's ball-tampering scandal, implying there is more to a story that one day will be told in a memoir.


A beginner's guide for false lashes   -40%


A beginner's guide for false lashes


Chileans celebrate clear referendum win for rewriting Pinochet-era constitution   16%

Chileans poured into the country's main squares on Sunday night after voters gave a ringing endorsement to a plan to tear up the country's Pinochet-era constitution in favour of a new charter drafted by citizens.


This is the scientific reason taking a deep breath helps   33%


Happiness expert Laurie Santos explains to CNN's Anderson Cooper the biological reason why deep breaths help calm us. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.


Please Explain podcast: Is our national broadcaster for 'inner city left-wing elites'?  

In this episode, senior journalist Jacqueline Maley is joined by deputy editor of the Sun Herald Michael Koziol to discuss whether the ABC caters to all Australians and the level of government influence in the national broadcaster's coverage.


Everton still top of the table and not too disappointed after defeat, says Ancelotti video   7%


Carlo Ancelotti hopes Everton keep perspective after Southampton claimed victory at St Mary's with fine first-half goals by James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams.

Lucas Digne’s red card for appearing to stamp on Kyle Walker-Peters’s achilles with 20 minutes left gave Everton little chance of maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

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Israeli watchdog releases report on COVID-19 handling. Here's what's missing  

The state comptroller's findings are already two months out of date and shy away from berating crisis management and decision-making, sparing the government's blunders


Strong girls and sad clowns at the DOK Leipzig film festival  

From weightlifting teen girls in Egypt to the saga of a Russian clown, there's a lot on offer during the 2020 edition of the documentary film festival.


'In China's Shadow': How the country's global power reaches into other nations and people's lives  


A series about the effect China's global power is having on nations and people's lives.


Carla Bruni on her new album and making music during lockdown   29%

Supermodel, singer-songwriter, France's former first lady: Carla Bruni has already enjoyed many lives. She's now releasing an eponymous album of love songs and speaks to FRANCE 24's Louise Dupont about making music during lockdown. Bruni also takes a look back at a career that's taken her from fashion catwalks to the world's concert halls, with a little detour via the presidential palace in Paris.


Online festival proves you can make great opera in lockdown   -50%

Gertrude Opera's Yarra Valley Festival highlights included the story of Ned Kelly's sister, and a cabaret piece on Tinder dating fails.


How the rAInbow AI chatbot is tackling domestic abuse  

The rAInbow chatbot learns people's behaviour to help detect whether users are in an abusive relationship.


Jon Bostic not expected to be suspended for illegal hit on Cowboys Andy Dalton   -33%

Washington Football Team linebacker Jon Bostic is not expected to be suspended for his illegal hit on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton during Sunday's game.


Turkey calls on Muslims to boycott France over Islamic crackdown  

Emmanuel Macron's crackdown on radical Islam has been condemned by leaders from Pakistan to Egypt as Turkey calls for a boycott on French goods.


US-India 2+2: Crucial defence deal signed  

Stronger India-US ties are aimed at countering China's influence in the region, experts say.


Right to blaspheme? Muslim nations launch 'Boycott France' movement   -3%

From Morocco to Pakistan, leaders have called out Emmanuel Macron for his defence of the right to blaspheme, with Gulf States even launching a boycott of French products. They say the French president unfairly stigmatised Islam after two recent terror attacks. Macron used blunt words at last week's national tribute for Samuel Paty, the French schoolteacher beheaded over a civics lesson on free speech that included cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The brutal murder followed a social media campaign calling for Paty's sacking, supported by a Paris-area mosque which has since been shut.