Refurbishing Prince Harry and wife Meghan’s home cost 2.4 mln pounds

26 June 2019, 6:08 PM
The cost of renovating Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home was 2.4 million pounds ($3 million), Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday as it detailed how the royal family had spent money provided by taxpayers.
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Aston Martin for James Bond
Aston Martin built for James Bond heading to auction 14 June 2019, 11:45 AM

A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 outfitted with special gadgets for James Bond, such as tire slashers, machine guns and a bulletproof shield, will go up for auction in August, the auction house announced on Wednesday (June 12).

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. charged over groping claim 14 June 2019, 6:31 AM

Prosecutors in New York charged Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. with forcible touching on Thursday after he was accused of groping a woman in a Manhattan bar over the weekend.

Madonna ‘nervous’ and ‘excited’ as new album Madame X launches 13 June 2019, 7:28 PM

Despite decades as the 'Queen of Pop' as her latest album "Madame X" launches, Madonna says she feels 'nervous' and 'excited' every time she has a new record out.

Russian online poker star found dead in apparent electrocution 13 June 2019, 2:28 PM

A 26-year-old Russian online poker star with thousands of Instagram followers has been found dead from apparent electrocution in her Moscow flat, Russian media reported Thursday.

Employees accepting award for Best Vegetables Restaurant in South Africa 2018
SA restaurant to take part in Taste of London festival 13 June 2019, 1:11 PM

The world's "best restaurant", "Wolfgat", from the Cape West Coast town of Paternoster, will temporarily close from next week to take part in the UK's, "Taste of London" festival this month.

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself in after groping allegation 13 June 2019, 9:04 AM

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. intends to turn himself in to New York City police after a woman accused him of groping her at a Manhattan bar over the weekend, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing Gooding’s representative.

Beethoven’s hair
Sotheby’s to auction ‘substantial’ lock of Beethoven’s hair 13 June 2019, 6:33 AM

British auction house Sotheby’s plans to sell on Tuesday what it says is a “substantial” lock of Ludwig van Beethoven’s hair that the German composer himself cut off and gave to a pianist friend in 1826.

Linda Fairstein
‘Central Park 5’ prosecutor says Netflix series defames her with false information 12 June 2019, 8:45 PM

A prosecutor of the men known as the "Central Park Five" said a new Netflix Inc series about their rape conviction and exoneration defames her with false information about how the case unfolded and her role in it.

Radiohead snubs ransom demand as sells hacked music for climate activists 12 June 2019, 12:31 PM

British rock band Radiohead announced plans on Tuesday to sell 18 hours of unpublished music and give the proceeds to climate activists after hackers stole the recordings and demanded money.

Gupta Brothers
Gupta brothers to host extravagant wedding ceremony in India 12 June 2019, 8:20 AM

Six years since the Gupta brothers hosted the now infamous Sun City wedding, they all set to hold another extravagant ceremony- this time in India.

Mark Zuckerberg
No special treatment: fake video of Zuckerberg stays on Instagram 12 June 2019, 6:23 AM

Instagram will refrain from taking down an ultra-realistic "deepfake video" posted Tuesday of Facebook's CEO bragging about controlling billions of people's "stolen" personal data.

Mkhize decries stigma still attached to HIV/Aids 11 June 2019, 5:48 PM

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says the stigma attached to HIV /Aids is still a major concern which discourages many people to get tested.

Notre-Dame to hold first mass since blaze 11 June 2019, 1:47 PM

The Notre-Dame cathedral will host its first mass this weekend since a fire ravaged the Paris landmark almost two months ago, the city's diocese said Tuesday.

Elton John in the middle
Samoa bans ‘Rocketman’ over gay scenes 11 June 2019, 11:08 AM

Samoa has banned "Rocketman", the movie-musical based on the life of British musician Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific Island’s censor has said.

Led Zeppelin band members
US appeals court to revisit Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway’ decision 11 June 2019, 6:10 AM

A United States appeals court decided on Monday to review its recent decision regarding whether Led Zeppelin stole the opening guitar riff for its 1971 anthem “Stairway to Heaven,” but the plaintiff’s lawyer still expects a retrial to go forward.

Prince Philip
Britain’s Prince Philip celebrates his 98th birthday 10 June 2019, 8:44 PM

 Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, turned 98 years old on Monday (June 10).

Musical inspired by Greek mythology wins at Tony Awards 10 June 2019, 9:46 AM

A musical inspired by Greek mythology and a play about the conflict in Northern Ireland were the big winners on Sunday at the Tony Awards, the highest honours in American theatre.

Xbox console
Microsoft gives glimpse into new Xbox console 10 June 2019, 6:07 AM

Microsoft on Sunday gave the world a first glimpse of a powerful next-generation Xbox gaming console that it aims to release late next year.

James Corden
Tony Awards to honour best Broadway theatre 9 June 2019, 2:52 PM

Race, sexual politics and a trip to the underworld are poised to take center stage on Sunday in New York at the annual Tony awards honouring the best of Broadway theatre.

From hippies to hackers: new film tracks saga of Russia’s internet 9 June 2019, 6:24 AM

In the early days of Russia’s internet, hippies founded the first telecoms venture with Americans, an astrophysicist ran the country’s most visited website and providers punished hackers by kneecapping them with baseball bats. The heady time, which coincided with the 1991 break up of the Soviet Union, is the subject of a new documentary that […]

A man wearing a black and white jacket
In Harlem and on Broadway, The Temptations get their due 8 June 2019, 3:34 PM

The Temptations, whose string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s are being celebrated in a Tony-nominated show on Broadway, got a star on the Apollo Theatre’s Walk of Fame in Harlem.

SATMAs to be launched at Meropa Casino in Limpopo 8 June 2019, 11:47 AM

The South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMA) will be launched on Saturday at the Meropa Casino in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Child marriage
Over 100 million boys and men around the world were married as children 8 June 2019, 7:46 AM

A landmark UN report says over 100 million boys and men around the world were married as children.

Olivia Colman
Queen honours ‘The Crown’ actress Olivia Colman 8 June 2019, 7:20 AM

Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman, who will play Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown", was honoured by the monarch on Saturday for her services to British drama.

Kolisi joins forces with Freedom of Movement to help kids across SA 7 June 2019, 6:15 PM

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and lifestyle brand Freedom of Movement are collaborating on a project that could change the lives of children across the country.

Ismail Kadare
Home of Albanian author Kadare becomes a museum 7 June 2019, 3:07 PM

Ismail Kadare draws the curtain to bring a shaft of light into the Tirana apartment where he wrote furiously during the dark days of communism; a space visitors can now explore first-hand after his former home was turned into a museum.

Female House vocalist Nichume Siwundla dies 7 June 2019, 2:48 PM

A sad day for South African music as the country mourns the passing of one of its best female House vocalist, Nichume Siwundla.

The logo of Kering is seen during the company's 2015 annual results presentation in Paris, France.
Gucci parent Kering moves to tighten grip on e-commerce 7 June 2019, 11:01 AM

Kering plans to tighten its grip on its e-commerce operations, focusing on its own branded sites.

‘Giant’ Denzel Washington celebrated by Hollywood 7 June 2019, 9:22 AM

Actor Denzel Washington was honored by Hollywood Thursday for a pioneering career spanning five decades and two Oscars that opened the door for a generation of black movie stars.

R. Kelly walks inside the Criminal Court Building
R Kelly pleads not guilty to new felony sexual assault counts 7 June 2019, 7:26 AM

Singer R Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 new felony counts of sexual assault, he has denied abuse allegations for decades. In 2008, he was tried on child pornography charges and found not guilty.