• James Franco swaps Marvel franchise characters for 'Multiple Man'
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    James Franco swaps Marvel franchise characters for 'Multiple Man'

    A mutant who can clone himself is being lined up for a solo superhero film, part of the X-Men universe, with James Franco starring as Multiple Man. Franco is currently involved with promoting "The Disaster Artist," a well-received dramatization of the making of cult film "The Room"

  • Rwanda offers visitors from all countries visas on arrival from January 1
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    Rwanda offers visitors from all countries visas on arrival from January 1

    From January 1, 2018, travelers from all countries heading to Rwanda will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival with no prior formalities, reports Action-visas.com. The Republic of Rwanda is aiming to develop its tourism sector by facilitating entry to the country for visitors from around the world.

  • Airbnb to launch new feature for people living with disabilities
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    Airbnb to launch new feature for people living with disabilities

    Airbnb has acquired a platform created to help people with disabilities find accessible hotels, vacation rentals and apartments. 

  • Aston Martin offers a sneak peek of the Valkyrie AMR Pro
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    Aston Martin offers a sneak peek of the Valkyrie AMR Pro

    Due to arrive in the flesh in 2020, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is a track-only car offering F1 levels of performance but only to 20 lucky owners. The new car is a racing thoroughbred version of the recently announced Valkyrie, a car co-designed with Formula 1 Team Red Bull racing that will offer levels of

  • Joan Smalls lends supermodel status to new W Hotels fashion collection
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    Joan Smalls lends supermodel status to new W Hotels fashion collection

    Fashion fans can now emulate Joan Smalls' style, thanks to a new capsule collection the supermodel has inspired for W Hotels. Titled the ‘Off Duty' closet, the 25-piece series is inspired by the Puerto Rican fashion star's own wardrobe, and comprises specially-commissioned garments by the

  • These are the safest countries to visit in 2018
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    These are the safest countries to visit in 2018

    For a stress-free holiday and peace of mind, the findings from medical and security experts International SOS and Control Risks, suggest booking a trip to countries like Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, where rates of crime and political instability are low and the quality of emergency medical care

  • Calvin Klein and Amazon team up on holiday pop-up
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    Calvin Klein and Amazon team up on holiday pop-up

    Calvin Klein is the latest fashion brand hopping on the pop-up bandwagon ahead of the holiday season. The US label has teamed up with Amazon Fashion to launch ‘Calvin Klein X Amazon Fashion,' a holiday collaboration that will run through December 31. The project will allow shoppers to browse exclusive

  • Japan railway 'deeply sorry' after train leaves 20 seconds early
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    Japan railway 'deeply sorry' after train leaves 20 seconds early

    A Japanese railway operator has issued a deep apology for the "tremendous nuisance" caused by a train departing 20 seconds early, surprising even a nation renowned for both punctuality and politeness. The Tsukuba Express train linking Tokyo and the capital's northern suburbs pulled out

  • Tesla makes a surprise return to the sportscar market
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    Tesla makes a surprise return to the sportscar market

    In recent weeks, Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk has been stirring up fans regarding the launch of its first ever long-haul truck. The very first ever Tesla model was a roadster and was based loosely on the Lotus Elise. When it went on sale in 2008 it quickly gained a cult following among environmentally

  • Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
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    Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

    After revolutionizing electric cars, Tesla is tackling a new frontier in "green" transportation with the introduction a futuristic all-electric semi truck. "We designed the Tesla truck to be like a bullet," said Tesla co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk.

  • Victoria's Secret gala hits snag in China as model pulls out
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    Victoria's Secret gala hits snag in China as model pulls out

    Top US fashion model Gigi Hadid on Friday pulled out of the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai after an online video showing her apparently making a slant-eyes face sparked criticism in China. The announcement is the second apparent snag to hit the US lingerie maker's A-list underwear

  • $7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record: Sotheby's
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    $7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record: Sotheby's

    Michael Schumacher's Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby's said. The seven-time world champion's 2001 Ferrari F2001 sparked furious bidding, roaring past its pre-sale estimate of $4-

  • US highways could see record delays this Thanksgiving: AAA
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    US highways could see record delays this Thanksgiving: AAA

    With an additional 1.6 million Americans expected to hit the roads this Thanksgiving, US highways could see record-level travel delays, warns the AAA. 

  • Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week
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    Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week

    Fairies, brides in black and hand-knit dolls take the runway in Dubai this week for the fifth Arab Fashion Week, a five-day affair focussed on instantly available "ready couture" and pre-collections. At the opening shows Wednesday night, ballgowns and evening gowns appeared in full force,

  • Michelin Guide Italy gets a new three-star restaurant for 2018
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    Michelin Guide Italy gets a new three-star restaurant for 2018

    The Michelin Guide Italy revealed its 2018 selection Thursday, November 16. A member of the Relais & Châteaux network, St. Hubertus is the only restaurant in this year's selection to be freshly crowned with three stars by Red Guide inspectors. Nestled between the valley and the mountains of one

  • JetBlue members most satisfied airline rewards members: JD Power
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    JetBlue members most satisfied airline rewards members: JD Power

    JetBlue tops a JD Power ranking for the best airline rewards programs which looks at member satisfaction. 

  • This idea for charging your electric car is light-years ahead
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    This idea for charging your electric car is light-years ahead

    Why dig up roads, make new connections to the electricity grid and install expensive and often huge public car-charging systems, when you can convert an existing street lamp into a charging station instead? Its council is working with two companies, UK-based energy provider OVO and German tech firm

  • The British Fashion Council focuses on content innovation with new digital partnership
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    The British Fashion Council focuses on content innovation with new digital partnership

    The British Fashion Council (BFC) has joined forces with the immersive content studio Digital Domain to focus on interactive experiences. The studio's expertise lies in virtual, mixed, augmented realities and technology, and it has provided visual effects for movies such as "Titanic,"

  • Under the hammer: record art auctions
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    Under the hammer: record art auctions

    A 500-year-old work of art -- believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci and depicting Jesus Christ -- sold in New York on Wednesday for $450.3 million, smashing the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, Christie's said. 1. Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" or "Savior

  • Drew Barrymore brings 'Dear Drew' to New York with new pop-up
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    Drew Barrymore brings 'Dear Drew' to New York with new pop-up

    The ‘Dear Drew' store opened its doors on 14 Crosby Street in the US city on November 15, offering shoppers the chance to browse its range of ready-to-wear pieces and lifestyle products in person. The brand's offering include everything from cashmere loungewear and smart separates to hair styling

  • Subaru recalls 400,000 cars in Japan
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    Subaru recalls 400,000 cars in Japan

    Subaru recalled nearly 400,000 vehicles from its domestic market on Thursday due to an inspection scandal -- the latest to hit the beleaguered Japanese car industry. The recall concerns nine models, including a sports car that Subaru manufactures for Toyota, but vehicles sold overseas were not affected

  • Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450mn
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    Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450mn

    A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said. "Salvator Mundi" or "Savior of the World," which depicts Jesus Christ,

  • Hats off to Ford for this smart idea
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    Hats off to Ford for this smart idea

    Ford Brazil's Heavy Truck division has come up with a very novel solution to keeping long-haul drivers awake and aware of when their attention is waning -- the Safe cap. Driving a truck can be a monotonous and stressful occupation and one where you're stuck behind the wheel of a vehicle, without

  • Google creates Thanksgiving traffic guide for a stress-free holiday
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    Google creates Thanksgiving traffic guide for a stress-free holiday

    After combing through historical traffic and search data, Google has released an interactive Thanksgiving guide that identifies the best and worst times to hit the road over the holiday. 

  • Smart home integration is about to become a necessity for carmakers
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    Smart home integration is about to become a necessity for carmakers

    By 2022 research and consultancy firm ABI Research forecasts that that there will be over 300 million smart homes around the world and over 500 million connected cars on the road, and automakers are already realizing the importance of integrating with one of the dominant tech firms' nascent connected