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NBC says Hoda Kotb to replace Lauer as 'Today' co-anchor
Television host Hoda Kotb was named the new co-anchor of the NBC News "Today" show on Tuesday, replacing former co-host Matt Lauer several weeks after the longtime anchor was fired for inappropriate sexual behavior, according to a network statement. Kotb will join Savannah Guthrie during the first two hours of the popular program, starting at 7 a.m. EST (noon GMT), and become the first pair of women to host the show along with weatherman Al Roker and Orange Room host Carson Daly. Kotb will continue co-hosting the 10 a.m. hour of "Today" with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Singapore bans film focused on indicted Palestinian teen activist
Singapore has banned a film festival from screening a documentary later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist whose arrest last month has made her a symbol of resistance to Israeli military occupation in the West Bank. Justifying the ban, authorities in the Southeast Asian city state said the film "Radiance of Resistance" was "skewed" and potentially divisive for Singapore's multi-ethnic population.
YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'
American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself. Paul, 22, whose almost daily video blogs on YouTube have over 15 million followers, apologized for laughing with friends about the body they filmed hanging on a tree in Japan's so-called "suicide forest" and posted to the video-sharing channel.
Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle 'set to boost UK economy'
Prince Harry's wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500 million pound boost to Britain's economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate. Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and fifth-in-line to the throne, will tie the knot with Markle on May 19 at Windsor Castle, the royal palace home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.
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