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South by Southwest is cancelled as coronavirus fears scuttle festival

The 34th annual edition of South by Southwest, the sprawling festival of music, technology and film in Austin, Texas, that has become a highlight on the annual global cultural calendar, was cancelled by city officials on Friday over fears about the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Festival organizers and government officials had come under intense…

Three teenagers in critical condition following car crash south of Montreal

MONTREAL—Three teenagers are in intensive care and another is in stable condition at Montreal Children’s Hospital following a car crash south of Montreal. Dr. Robert Barnes, the hospital’s associate director of professional services, told reporters Wednesday three of the four patients were in critical condition. Provincial police Sgt. Claude Denis said five teenagers were in…

South Korean actor Cha In-ha found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

SEOUL — South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country’s third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social pressures artists face. While South Korea’s pop culture mostly projects a wholesome image on stage and screen, it has…