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Paul Rudd to narrate ‘Tiny World’ nature docu-series

Paul Rudd to narrate ‘Tiny World’ nature docu-series

Entertainment
Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Ant Man icon Paul Rudd will be heard narrating Tiny World, a natural world docu-series on Apple TV+. The first six episodes will be available on Oct. 2, while the remaining six are expected to debut in 2021. Advertisement "Tiny World gives viewers a unique perspective into the natural world, illuminating the ingenuity and resilience of some of the planet's smallest creatures," a Thursday press release said. "With over 200 species filmed, each episode combines stunning cinematography with dynamic storytelling to show the world through the eyes of the tiniest animals and witness the extraordinary things they do to survive." The show was written and executive produced by Tom Hugh-Jones, and filmed around the world over a decade. [embedded content] Si...
Ex-World Bank head Robert Zoellick: ‘The world could look like 1900 again’

Ex-World Bank head Robert Zoellick: ‘The world could look like 1900 again’

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device The former head of the World Bank has warned the world could look like it did in 1900 if countries don’t work together to tackle the current crisis.Robert Zoellick pointed to the rift between the US and China as a serious threat to the global economic recovery.Mr Zoellick, one of America’s most senior public officials, has advised six US presidents during his career.He told the BBC co-operation was “the only way the global economy will emerge from the recession”.Mr Zoellick, who was also the US deputy secretary of state, said his biggest concern was the escalating tensions between the US and China. “I think [the relationship] is in freefall today and I don’t think we know where the bottom is, and th
‘The whole world celebrates’ on-camera birth of panda cub

‘The whole world celebrates’ on-camera birth of panda cub

Technology
Officials at the National Zoo are jacking up their internet capabilities as a new giant panda cub is sparking fresh rounds of pandemic-fueled panda-maniaBy ASHRAF KHALIL Associated PressAugust 22, 2020, 5:18 PM4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWASHINGTON -- A brand new giant panda cub is sparking pandemic-fueled panda-mania, and officials at the National Zoo said traffic on their livestream spiked 1,200% over the past week. “I'm pretty sure we broke the Internet last night,” National Zoo Director Steve Monfort said Saturday. The zoo's ever-popular Panda Cam traffic has been crashing since venerable matriarch Mei Xiang's pregnancy was announced this past week. When she actually gave birth Friday evening, zoo officials said they had a hard time g
Oprah Winfrey joins HBO special ‘Between the World and Me’

Oprah Winfrey joins HBO special ‘Between the World and Me’

Entertainment
Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey is part of the first wave of performers in HBO's adaptation of Between the World and Me, based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, HBO said in a statement. Other performers in the first wave include Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson, with additional cast to be announced later. Advertisement The HBO special, currently in production under COVID-19 guidelines, will premiere this fall on HBO and will also be available to stream on HBO Max. In 2018, the Apollo Theater, originally adapted the book Between the World and Me for the stage. The HBO special will combine elements of the 2018 p...
World COVID-19 cases top 20M; WHO expects deaths at 750K this week

World COVID-19 cases top 20M; WHO expects deaths at 750K this week

World
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Global coronavirus cases surpassed 20 million infections as the head of the World Health Organization warned the death toll would reach 750,000 by week's end. Cases of COVID-19 have been growing exponentially since the first infections were diagnosed in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in early December, when it began its global spread. Advertisement The virus hit the 1-million mark within three months of the WHO declaring COVID-19 a global health emergency and it reached 10 million infections three months after that. However, since late June, the number of infections has doubled, and researchers at Johns Hopkins University early Tuesday counted 20,092,855 cases of COVID-19 with a death toll of 736,254. After 102 consecutive days without a local COVID-19 case, New Zeala...