John Travolta meets fans in Saudi Arabia to celebrate cinema ban lift
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More than 2,000 fans welcomed Hollywood actor John Travolta at the Apex Convention Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, days after the country lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas.
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Al Pacino’s suit from Scarface, Batman's mask and other props from Hollywood films are set to go on auction in Los Angeles next month. "Daniel Radcliffe's wand, what a great item to own," says Julien’s Auctions executive director Martin Nolan. The item is estimated at $10 000.
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The coronavirus pandemic brought the global film industry to a virtual halt, and it's not just Hollywood that has been badly hit. The Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate, Morocco, where blockbusters like "Game of Thrones" and "Gladiator" were filmed, are grappling with the fallout as filming cancellations has affected the tourism sector. But first - the Turkish lira has tumbled after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again sacked the country's central bank chief, after the latter raised interest rates.
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Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom’s vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink. In April, they are harvested for the essential oil used to cleanse the outer walls of the sacred Kaaba, the cubic structure in the holy city of Mecca towards which Muslims around the world pray. This year, the harvest falls during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which observant Muslims devote to prayer and reflection.
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The rivals for regional power have plenty to talk about. If they do come closer, it would have a significant impact on the Middle East's most pressing conflicts.
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Indiana Jones' iconic Fedora hat, worn by US actor Harrison Ford on the set of ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom’ is the main attraction at an auction of Hollywood artefacts next month. It's estimated to fetch around $250,000. More than a thousand items will go on sale, including Harry Potter’s wand and a droid used in ‘Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker'.
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The US actor, a longtime admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says he wants to crack down on businesses that harm the environment.
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Visitors on the Hollywood Walk of Fame react to the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second child, Lilibet Diana. The couple decided to name the girl after Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his mother Diana.
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