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In new Netflix series, Pope Francis insists old have lessons for the young

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Vatican CityRNS No-one outdoes Pope Francis when it comes to staying on message.  Since his first months as pope, when he urged the crowd at the 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro to engage in dialogue with the elderly, the Pope has repeated his appeal in his public audiences, Masses and in his […]

No ‘Squid Game’: South Korea’s real-life debt trap

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Seoul, South KoreaReuters Many small business owners in South Korea recognise themselves in the cash-strapped characters of the wildly popular Netflix drama Squid Game, who vie desperately for a chance to win $US38 million, exposing a debt trap that is all too familiar. Nearing retirement at 58, Yu Hee-sook paid off her debts long ago, […]

To cope with pandemic, Americans choose binge-watching TV over the Bible

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RNS When it comes to coping with the stress and uncertainty of a pandemic, most Americans are turning not to God, but to TV. That’s just one of the findings of a Pew Research Center survey released on Friday on how the novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted the worship habits of Americans. PICTURE: Mollie Sivaram/Unsplash/Creative Commons Pew […]

YouTube to reduce streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus

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Brussels, BelgiumReuters Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Friday it will reduce its streaming quality in the European Union to avert internet gridlock as thousands of Europeans, constrained by the coronavirus outbreak, switch to working from home. YouTube is the second company after Netflix to act after EU industry chief Thierry Breton urged streaming platforms to […]

Netflix appeals after a Brazilian judge orders Netflix to stop showing gay Jesus movie

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Netflix has appealed to Brazil’s Supreme Court after a judge ordered the streaming entertainment service Netflix to stop showing a controversial movie depicting Jesus as a gay man. In the ruling against Netflix made on Tuesday, the state court judge said: “The right to freedom of expression…is not absolute.” The statue of Christ the Redeemer […]