Entertainment

Productores de Star Wars se achacan accidente de Harrison Ford

Londres - La productora británica Foodles Production, responsable de la filmación en el Reino Unido de "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", admitió hoy ante un tribunal británico su responsabilidad por el accidente que sufrió hace dos años el actor Harrison Ford durante el rodaje. La estrella de Hollywood, de 74 años, se rompió una pierna y sufrió otras heridas en junio de 2014 al ser golpeado por una pesada puerta hidráulica de metal en el decorado que recrea la nave espacial del Halcón Milenario. El regulador de seguridad laboral británico Health and Safety Executive (HSE) llevó a juicio a Foodles…
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World News

Video Purports to Show Men Who Attacked French Catholic Priest

VOA News Last updated on: July 27, 2016 4:31 PM The jihadist group Islamic State has released a video showing the two men accused of killing a Catholic priest at a church in northwestern France holding an IS banner and pledging allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The video was posted by a news agency associated with Islamic State. In it, one of the men is reciting in Arabic a traditional pledge of allegiance to Baghdadi. Earlier Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande met with religious leaders in an attempt to assuage fears after this latest in a string of…
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World News

Turkey Closes Scores of Media Outlets, Dismisses 2,400 Soldiers, Officers

VOA News Turkey announced the dismissal of more than 2,400 military personnel Wednesday and shut down scores of media outlets in what appeared to be a widening crackdown following the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. At least one journalist was taken into custody and arrest warrants were issued for nearly 50 former members of the editorial staff of the country's largest daily, Zaman. The State Department said such moves against news media represent a "troubling trend." State-run and private news outlets in Turkey reported 45 daily newspapers have been ordered to shut down, along with three news…
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Art & Life

Strange Purple Orb Spotted in Deep Waters off California

VOA News Deep-sea researchers aboard the Nautilus have found a strange creature lurking in the waters off the Channel Islands near California. "This unidentified purple orb stumped our scientists onboard,” according to the Nautilus website. “After sampling, it began to unfold to reveal two distinct lobes. This could possibly be a new species of nudibranch." Nudibranchs, sometimes called sea slugs, can be quite colorful. Some look like slugs, while others look almost spiny. The “purple blob,” as the scientists on the research vessel Nautilus called it, remains a mystery, but the researchers captured the sample and plan on analyzing it…
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Health

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to ALS Breakthrough

VOA News Remember all those viral videos of people dumping cold water all over themselves to raise awareness about Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS? It turns out it actually did a lot of good by funding six research efforts. It was 2014, and it was called the Ice Bucket Challenge. While initially dismissed as a stunt, the movement generated $115 million for research that led to the discovery of a gene that contributes to an inherited form of the disease. The gene, called NEK1, could shed light on the disease and lead to better treatments. Inherited ALS accounts for about…
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Health

Dolly’s Cloned Relatives in Good Health

VOA News The cloned offspring of the first cloned animal are in good health after their eighth birthday, according to a new study. The four sheep, Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy, are the offspring of Dolly the sheep, who, 20 years ago, became the first cloned animal. At age eight, they are roughly the same age as a human between 60 and 70 years old. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from The University of Nottingham say the sheep are showing “no long-term detrimental health effects.” Dolly did not live as long as her relatives, dying at the relatively…
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Trump Invites Russia to Hack Clinton’s Computer to Find ‘Missing’ Emails

Ken Bredemeier VOA News Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia Wednesday to hack into the email server of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, to find "the 30,000 emails that are missing" from her time as the country's secretary of state. “It would be interesting to see. I will tell you this, Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump told reporters. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press." He said Moscow "probably" already has the emails Clinton considered to be private and deleted from the private…
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Politics

Immigrant Delegate Marvels at Democratic Process

Katherine Gypson VOA News PHILADELPHIA—Sitting among his fellow Democratic delegates for the state of Virginia, he could not be any closer to the stage as Hillary Clinton becomes the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. The arena erupts with music and cheers, delegates almost unseen behind hundreds of waving, multicolored “Hillary for President” Shashi Gupta has waited for this moment for years and, because he’s come so far, he doesn’t take it for granted. “It was almost like the speakers were speaking to us,” said Gupta. "It was amazing.” For this Indian-American immigrant, conventions are proof the…
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Entertainment

Beyoncé es la principal nominada a los VMA

NUEVA YORK — Beyoncé y Adele fueron las artistas más nominadas a los Premios MTV a los Videos Musicales el martes, mientras que sus producciones competirán con el controversial "Famous" de Kanye West por el premio al video del año. "Famous", "Formation" de Beyoncé y "Hello" de Adele se enfrentarán con "Sorry" de Justin Bieber y "Hotline Bling" de Drake por el premio mayor de la gala que se transmitirá en vivo el 28 de agosto desde el Madison Square Garden de Nueva York. "Famous" presenta a West desnudo junto a figuras de otras celebridades como Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian,…
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América Ferrera hablará hoy en la Convención Demócrata

Miami - La actriz de origen hondureño, América Ferrera, una asidua seguidora de Hillary Clinton y activista migratoria, hablará hoy en la Convención Nacional Demócrata, que proclamará oficialmente a la candidata demócrata. La protagonista de "Ugly Betty" (Betty la fea) señaló que la "enfermaron" las "mentiras" durante la Convención Nacional Republicana de la semana pasada, al señalar que hay que ceñirse a los "hechos" y no dejar avanzar las "mentiras" sobre la comunidad hispana e inmigrante. Las declaraciones, que hizo este viernes al programa "Real Time with Bill Maher", fueron un anticipo de su participación hoy en el cónclave demócrata,…
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