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South Korean film injects diversity back into Oscars

10 Feb 2020

LOS ANGELES At an Oscars ceremony nearly devoid of acting nominees of color and lacking any women among the contenders for best director, it fell to an Asian filmmaker and his cast to bring diversity to the American film industry's highest honors. | Video

South Korea's Bong Joon Ho wins best director Oscar win for 'Parasite'

10 Feb 2020

LOS ANGELES South Korean Bong Joon Ho won the best director Oscar for dark social satire "Parasite" on Sunday, becoming the first person from the Asian nation to win the award.

South Korean film injects diversity back into Oscars

10 Feb 2020

LOS ANGELES At an Oscars ceremony nearly devoid of acting nominees of colour and lacking any women among the contenders for best director, it fell to an Asian filmmaker and his cast to bring diversity to the American film industry's highest honours.

South Korea's 'Parasite' wins Oscar for best international feature film

10 Feb 2020

LOS ANGELES South Korea's "Parasite," a pitch-black comedy about haves and have-nots in modern Seoul, won the Oscar for best international film on Sunday after also taking home the award for best original screenplay.

Big quake rattles area of 20 million people in California; no one killed

05 Jul 2019

LOS ANGELES A powerful earthquake jolted Southern California on Thursday, touching off fires, damaging buildings and forcing the evacuation of a hospital in a desert town northeast of Los Angeles, but there were only minor injuries. | Video

SpaceX lifts 24 satellites into orbit after 'most difficult launch'

25 Jun 2019

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, putting 24 experimental satellites into orbit after what Elon Musk's rocket company called one of its "most difficult" launches ever. | Video

Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

18 May 2019

LOS ANGELES Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.

Mexico's Alfonso Cuaron wins best director Oscar for 'Roma'

25 Feb 2019

LOS ANGELES Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won the best director Oscar on Sunday for his semi-autobiographical film, "Roma," which also won awards for foreign language film and cinematography. | Video

'Ref made a bad call,' Spike Lee says of 'Green Book' award

25 Feb 2019

LOS ANGELES Director Spike Lee, whose film "BlacKkKlansman" was Oscar-nominated for best picture, said "the ref made a bad call" when the competing racial drama "Green Book" won the top prize at Sunday's Academy Awards.

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