Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, whose work transformed musical theater, dead at 91

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, whose work transformed musical theater, dead at 91

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with such works as “West Side Story,” “Into the Woods” and “Sweeney Todd,” died early Friday at the age of 91, his publicist said.The musical great died at his home in … Read more

China condemns ‘money worship’, corruption of reform era in key document

China condemns 'money worship', corruption of reform era in key document

BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party slammed the “money worship”, “extreme individualism” and corruption that emerged in the four decades since the country opened up, calling for stronger party leadership and moral discipline in a key resolution released on Tuesday.The document strengthens President Xi Jinping’s dominance of the party ahead of what … Read more

NASA, SpaceX launch 4 more astronauts into orbit on flight to space station

NASA, SpaceX launch 4 more astronauts into orbit on flight to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 10 (Reuters) – NASA and private rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit late on Wednesday, sending a veteran spacewalker, two younger crewmates chosen for future lunar missions and a German materials scientist on their way to the International Space Station.The SpaceX-built launch vehicle, consisting of a Crew Dragon capsule … Read more

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally – documents

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally - documents

Oct 25 (Reuters) – Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents viewed by Reuters.For over a … Read more