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Lovato cancels hours before London show

Lovato cancels hours before London show

Entertainment
"Swollen vocal cords" forced Demi Lovato to postpone her show at the O2 in London hours before she was due to appear on stage. In a statement on social media, written through "tears of frustration and sadness", she added that her vocal cords could have been injured had she performed, potentially threatening the rest of her tour.She has seen an ENT doctor and is "very, very sick", the American singer-songwriter said.The Sunday night show has been rescheduled for 25 June. Lovato told her supporters it broke her heart to let them down, and that she was "so so sorry to disappoint any of my fans in London that have travelled hours to be here by plane or car".She would not have postponed unless she "absolutely had to".Concert producer Live Nation said: "Unfortunately due to ill...
Italy's late VAR penalty cancels out Vardy's strike for England

Italy's late VAR penalty cancels out Vardy's strike for England

Sports
England were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley.Gareth Southgate's side were good value for a lead given to them by Jamie Vardy's powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard's quickly taken free-kick caught the visitors out.England were fortunate to escape some defensive lapses, especially when Ciro Immobile headed over in the first half - but looked to be closing out a confidence-boosting win until a late intervention from VAR.Referee Deniz Aytekin consulted VAR after Burnley defender James Tarkowski tangled with Federico Chiesa, and decided the England debutant had stepped on the Italian's foot, allowing Lorenzo Insigne to beat Jack Butland with just three ...
Singapore cancels all work passes for North Korean guest workers

Singapore cancels all work passes for North Korean guest workers

World
SEOUL, March 27 (UPI) -- Singapore has canceled all work permits for North Korean workers in its borders, in line with United Nations Security Council resolutions, a recent UN sanctions report shows.In an implementation report submitted last week, the Singaporean government confirmed that there are now "no nationals of North Korea with work passes in Singapore," as permits have been revoked for all North Koreans.The government will not grant new permits, it added.Also, those from North Korea who arrive in Singapore without a visa will be rejected from entry.According to various human rights groups, some 65,000 North Koreans were working in 40 countries across Eastern Europe and Asia by 2015.They were estimated to be earning between $ 200 to $ 500 million per year for the Pyongyang regime.H...