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Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Actress Honor Blackman dies at age 94

The actress Honor Blackman, best known for playing the Bond girl 'Pussy Galore', has died at age 94 from causes unrelated to coronavirus. Blackman had an acting career spanning for over eighty years. Famous for her parts in 'The Avengers' and the Bond film 'Goldfinger', she was also known for playing the goddess Hera in 'Jason and the Argonauts' as well as Laura West in the 1990s sitcom 'The Upper Hand'. She appeared in theatrical productions of 'The Sound of Music', 'My Fair Lady' and 'Cabaret'.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil gangs declare strict curfews over favelas to slow corona virus from spreading

With Brazil’s coronavirus death toll rising to 46, gang members in the Cidade de Deus (City of God) favela in western Rio order residents to remain indoors after 8pm. The gang uses loudspeakers broadcasting an alert: “Anyone found messing or walking around outside will be punished.” The gangs of other favelas are following this principle and threaten the 2mio favela-residents to remain at home during the crisis.

Regional News • Europe • Russia
Russia may delay Putin vote due to coronavirus outbreak

Russia may delay the public vote on amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to hold office potentially until 2036 due to the corona virus pandemic. The Kremlin has not yet officially rescheduled the vote originally planned for April 22nd. Putin intends to alter the constitution in order to get the chance for a fifth and sixth term as President.