WASHINGTON - A massive tornado ripped through parts of Oklahoma city and its suburbs in the United States killing at least 24 people, including nine children, besides leaving scores homeless. As winds at over 320 kilometers per hour (kmph) flattened homes and businesses and severely damaged a hospital and two elementary school, the death toll was earlier said to be more than 90 but it was ...
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama praised the reforms of Myanmar leader Thein Sein but urged him to end violence against Muslims. Sein is the country's first president to visit the White House in almost half a century. Speaking from the US capital Monday Obama said he recognized Sein's work to guide Myanmar down "a long and sometimes difficult, but ultimately correct, path to ...
KABUL, Afghanistan - At least six Afghan policemen guarding a strategically important dam were killed in a roadside bombing Tuesday in the war-torn country's western province of Herat, officials said. They said that suspected Taliban insurgents triggered the explosion when a police patrol vehicle heading to Herat city was travelling in the Chashti Shareef district of the province. "There ...
GUATEMALA CITY - The constitutional court of Guatemala has ordered that the genocide trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt should be taken back to the middle of proceedings, thus overturning his conviction and sentencing to 80 years in prison. The ruling on Monday doesn't annul the entire trial of the case but the top court has ordered that whatever happened after April 19 should be ...
PYONGYANG - A Chinese boat and 16 fishermen held by armed North Koreans for more than two weeks have been released, easing the latest tension in relations between the neighbouring allies. Owner Yu Xuejun, who was not on board the boat when it was seized on 5 May, wrote on his microblog that his captain called him at 3.50am to say the crew and boat were set free and that they were on their way ...
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Following the immense difficulties of getting his last film, the beautifully provocative and unfairly maligned adaptation of Lolita (1997), distributed, it has been five years since Adrian Lyne directed a film. Perhaps it is because the commercial failure of Lolita shook his confidence, but with Unfaithful, Lyne has returned to his favorite subject, that which has provided hi ... ...
Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex. To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 ...
21 May 2013 150 Visit a museum, watch a foreign film or share your traditions with someone else, the United Nations is today encouraging people to 8216;do one thing' to mark the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. "Culture, in all its diversity, can foster a sense of identity and cohesion for societies at a time of uncertainty. It is also a powerful source of ...
21 May 2013 150 The number of people in Africa receiving antiretroviral treatment increased from less than 1 million to 7.1 million over seven years, according to a United Nations report which documents the progress in the AIDS response in the world's second largest continent. "Africa has been relentless in its quest to turn the AIDS epidemic around," said the Executive Director of the ...
Model Cara Delevingne reportedly ignored actor Leonardo DiCaprio's advances at the ongoing 66th Cannes International Film Festival. DiCaprio, 38, has dated Hollywood beauties like Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli and Erin Heatherton in the past, but he didn't manage any luck with 20-year-old Delevingne, reports thesun.co.uk. "Normally all Leo has to do is look at a girl and they fall at his feet. ...
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with Indian leaders in hopes of securing more military aid before international troops leave the country next year. Mr. Karzai held talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh late Tuesday in New Delhi, after meeting with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. The Afghan president is expected to seek India's assistance to help strengthen Afghan ...
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Actors Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix will reportedly team up again for a crime thriller, to be directed by Paul Thomas.
The popular duo was last seen together in the 2005 movie "Walk The Line", for which Witherspoon even won a best actress Academy Award.
They are now set for a big screen reunion in upcoming movie "Inherent Vice", reports dailystar.co.uk.
The film is based on Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel of the same name, with Phoenix playing a pot-smoking private detective named Doc Sportello, working a missing persons case in 1970s Los Angeles.
Others who will feature in the movie are Martin Short, Owen Wilson and Benicio Del Toro.
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