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Stephen Hawking lauds Chinese pop star for space migration question

BEIJING: British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, on his Chinese microblog Weibo account, praised the lead singer of China’s most popular boy band for asking about life beyond Earth. Wang Junkai, leader singer of the wildly popular TFBOYS, posted a video of himself on his Weibo account on Friday asking the author of “A Brief History of Time” how humanity should prepare for interstellar migration in years to come. Hawking recently warned that the human race must evacuate Earth in 600 years before soaring energy…

Prince to be celebrated at Paisley Park one year after death

NEW YORK: Influential pop star Prince will be celebrated over a four-day festival at his Paisley Park Studios compound in Minnesota on the first anniversary of his death, organisers said on Monday. "Celebration 2017" will take place from April 20-23, with tickets starting at $499 for the four-day event that will include artists such as Prince's band, The Revolution; Morris Day; and another Prince band, 3RDEYEGIRL. More artists will be announced at later dates. Prince, known for songs including "Purple Rain" and "When…

Madonna visits Malawi hospital

BLANTYRE, Malawi: Pop star Madonna paid a visit to a hospital project funded by her charity in Blantyre, Malawi at the weekend, inspecting progress on the construction of a pediatric surgery and intensive care unit.