Coronavirus: French Riviera yacht owners sound horns in support of medical staff | AFP

In the port of Nice, southern France, yacht and boat owners sound their foghorns and applaud in support of the medical staff fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, that has caused 1,995 deaths in the country. IMAGES

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FILE: Spike Lee to be first black head of Cannes film festival jury | AFP

American director Spike Lee has been named president of this year’s Cannes film festival jury, becoming the first black head of the panel. The maker of “Malcolm X” and “Do the Right Thing” is the first person of black African descent to preside at the world’s biggest film festival, which is held in May on the French Riviera.

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Cannes kicks off with a bang

Fashion Watch starts on the French Riviera as Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Eva Longoria and Julianne Moore kick off proceedings with old school glamour on the red carpet at the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival. (May 15)

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