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Spider-Man to stay in Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony deal

Spider-Man to stay in Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony deal

Entertainment
Spider-Man fans are rejoicing after Sony Pictures and Marvel announced a third Spider-Man film with Tom Holland, allaying fears that the two companies had parted company.In August, Sony said it was "disappointed" not to be working with Disney on future Spider-Man films amid reports that they could not reach a fresh deal over the web-slinging superhero.They hammered out a deal on 26 September, according to Variety.Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said: "I am thrilled that Spidey's journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it."Feige played a big creative role in the last two Spider-Man films, and successfully integrated Holland's character into its multi-billion dollar Marvel ...
Iran warns foreign forces to stay out of Gulf, amid new US deployment

Iran warns foreign forces to stay out of Gulf, amid new US deployment

World
Iran's president has warned that foreign forces are threatening the security of the Gulf, after the US said it was deploying troops to the region.Hassan Rouhani said foreign forces had always brought "pain and misery" and should not be used in an "arms race".The US is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after an attack on Saudi oil facilities both nations blame on Iran.Mr Rouhani also said Iran would present a new Gulf peace initiative at the United Nations in the coming days.This year has seen continuing tension between the US and Iran, following President Donald Trump's abandonment of a deal aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear activities in return for the easing of sanctions. Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals Who's using...
Strengthen muscles as well as heart to stay fit and healthy, say top doctors

Strengthen muscles as well as heart to stay fit and healthy, say top doctors

Health
Adults are advised to do muscle-strengthening exercises twice a week, as well as aerobic exercise, to help them stay active for longer, under new guidance from the UK's top doctors.For the first time, it includes advice on safe activity levels for pregnant women and new mums.Dance, bowls or Tai Chi are advised for over-65s to reduce falls in old age.Physical activity protects against obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression, the advice says.The new guidelines on physical activity have been produced by the UK's chief medical officers and updated to reflect the latest scientific evidence.Their message is that any activity is better than none, and more is even better. Prof Dame Sally Davies, England's chief medical off...
RBI wants audit firm partners under lens to stay off banks

RBI wants audit firm partners under lens to stay off banks

Finance
Mumbai: Audit firm partners who are in the midst of any disciplinary proceedings will be barred from signing the balance sheet of any bank or even engage in the audit process. This is the latest directive to banks from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which over the last one year has placed significant responsibility on statutory auditors of commercial banks. Thus, even chartered accountant firms which face no ban either from the RBI or the court could be forced to pull out some of their senior partners from playing a role in any bank audit. “Even if one thinks such advice from the regulator carries an element of regulatory paranoia, it could well be part of an exercise to ensure that bank numbers do not throw up nasty surprises.. but, we don’t know how much all this would achieve,” a perso
Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

Technology
Facebook has said it will not remove a manipulated video of its chief Mark Zuckerberg from Instagram, in which he appears to credit a secretive organisation for his success.The clip is a "deepfake", made by AI software that uses photos of a person to create a video of them in action.Facebook had previously been criticised for not removing a doctored clip of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.The latest decision coincided with the announcement of 500 new jobs in London.The social network has said many of the posts will be involved in building machine-learning based software of its own to automatically detect and remove malicious content posted to its platforms.In addition, they will build tools to help human workers review potentially ...