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Squid game gets best all-time series launch with 111 million view in first month

Oct 16 2021 Share

Korean Netflix series Squid Game has managed to draw 111 million in its first month of streaming, the tech giant estimates, securing the biggest launch month in Netflix history.

The figures surpass the previous record set by Bridgerton last Christmas, which was seen by 82 million households in December. In terms of sampling, the streaming company counts views of two minutes and over of any episode as an official view count.

The dystopian action-drama follows the story of Seong Gi-hun, a gambling-addicted father trying to get his life back together, and successfully brought Korean product to the mainstream by reaching No. 1 in a whopping 90 countries after its debut. Squid Game is the latest in a string of non-English Netflix dramas which hit the streaming charts, following the likes of Money Heist, Dark and Lupin.

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Corradino prisoner possessing dossier with details of children

Corradino prisoner possessing dossier with details of children
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A prisoner serving time at Corradino Correctional Facility has been caught possessing a dossier containing information about the children of local politicians, TV personalities, journalists, judiciary members and other notable figures in the local scene.

The dossier also includes details about children of other inmates, all of which was gathered from media reports according to Television Malta. Corradino director Alex Dalli has reportedly passed on the information to The Malta Police Force, who have launched an investigation on the matter.

The prisoner has since been disallowed from attending mass and going to communal areas with other inmates.

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Doja Cat overtakes Drake to become most-listened rap artist on Spotify

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When it comes to rappers, few can boast the phenomenal figures that Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham has managed to garner over the years, but rap reportedly has a new queen and fans are going wild over it.

Doja Cat has reportedly topped the rapper’s list on Spotify, gaining the most monthly listeners on the global streaming service with the 25-year-old sitting at a humble 63.69 million monthly listeners, as opposed to Drake’s 63.3 million monthly listeners.

Drake currently sits at third place, with ‘Industry Baby’ rapper “Lil Nas X surpassing him just slightly. with 63.62 million monthly listeners. All three artists releasing a new album over the past few weeks with “Certified Lover Boy”, “MONTERO” and “Planet Her”, garnering millions of streams with Justin Bieber holding the top spot overall lat 85.2 million monthly listeners.

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Three-year jail time and €4,000 fine for man who assaulted official in 2020

Three-year jail time and €4,000 fine for man who assaulted official in 2020
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24-year-old Clyde Farrugia has been found guilty of punching two officials after being given a traffic fine in Nadur Gozo back in 2020.

The Naxxar resident was fined €4,000 and sentenced three years of jail time after assaulting two officials from Transport Malta for handing him a traffic violation, with the officials reporting that the man began to shout at them after being handed the fine.

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The man reportedly put the fine in his mouth and spat it out before approaching the officials and assaulting them. Magistrate Joe Mifsud stated that such action was inexcusable and unacceptable towards law enforcement officers and such personnel must be respected in tense situation.

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