Hong Kong exiles in UK say 'living in fear' of Beijing

When artists Lumli and Lumlong fled Hong Kong in 2021 they didn't tell a soul for fear of being reported and arrested before they could leave.. It was after an exhibition in Hong Kong in May 2021 that they realised that they would have to leave.

Kevin Spacey: antihero of screen and stage

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey became a household name playing dangerous, darkly charismatic antiheroes in hits from "The Usual Suspects" to "House of Cards".. He also earned global recognition playing a mysterious gangster in "The Usual Suspects" -- for which he won his first Oscar for best supporting actor.

US actor Kevin Spacey due in UK court for sex offences trial

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey was due in a London court on Wednesday to stand trial for a dozen sexual offences which allegedly occurred more than a decade ago. . Spacey, whose full name is Kevin Spacey Fowler, appeared at Southwark Crown Court in January to deny all the new charges.

Body of missing actor Julian Sands identified by US police

The body of missing British actor Julian Sands has been identified, California police said Tuesday, after human remains were found by hikers in mountains near Los Angeles at the weekend.. Hikers found human remains on Saturday morning, alerting authorities, who responded to the scene and transported the body to the local coroner's office.

Klimt's last portrait sets European record in £74 mn auction

The last portrait painted by Gustav Klimt was sold in London on Tuesday for £74 million ($94.3 million), setting a new European art auction record.. The previous auction record for an artwork sold in Europe was for Alberto Giacometti's "Walking Man I", which went for £65 million in February 2010.

French newspaper 'stunned' as far-right editor named

One of France's biggest newspapers is in turmoil after the shock appointment of a far-right editor whose rise to prominence underlines the rightwards shift of the country's media and politics.. - Rightwards trend -    His rise to prominence illustrates two major shifts in France in recent years.

Popular S.African TV soap on front line of fight against HIV

Clad in a figure-hugging dress, Dineo gets into a fancy car driven by her sugar daddy, kissing her benefactor as her boyfriend Quinton watches miserably from a distance.. One of the show's most closely-followed storylines is Dineo -- a girl from a poor family who gets into a relationship with an older man to support herself through university and send money back home to her mother and two siblings. 

Lewis Capaldi announces break after Glastonbury struggle

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi on Tuesday said he was taking a break from performing, after struggling to finish his set at the Glastonbury festival.. In an Instagram post, Capaldi thanked the crowd for helping him out and said he would be taking "a break from touring for the foreseeable future".

Japan kabuki star arrested over mother's suicide: media

One of Japan's best-known kabuki actors was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assisting his mother's suicide, local media said, after both parents were found unconscious at his home last month.. In May, rescue workers found Ichikawa's 76-year-old father -- also a kabuki actor -- and his 75-year-old mother unconscious at his home in the capital.