Jennifer Lawrence: I was placed in ‘nude line-up’

Jennifer Lawrence: I was placed in ‘nude line-up’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jennifer Lawrence speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles Jennifer Lawrence has said she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career. Speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, the 27-year-old said […]

‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Quayside area of Toronto has development potential Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto. It aims to turn a waterfront area into a working laboratory for a range of “smart” technology. It is likely to feature fast wi-fi availability, […]

China’s Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

China’s Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

Media captionThe Communist Party’s messages are plastered all across Beijing China’s biggest political event, the Communist Party congress, has begun in Beijing under tight security. Party leader and Chinese president Xi Jinping is addressing more than 2,000 delegates in the capital. The closed-door summit, which takes place once every five years, determines who rules China […]

Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman (middle) travelling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport arrives in Los Angeles, California US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban […]

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress ‘felt powerless’

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress ‘felt powerless’

Image copyright Getty Images Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on the popular HBO show, has accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Hollywood mogul was “furious” after she resisted his sexual advances, she details in a series of Twitter posts. The British actress joins a list of over 40 […]

Inside Raqqa after IS was pushed out

The BBC’s Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria. The city has been the stronghold of so-called Islamic State since 2014. Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41661106Inside Raqqa after IS was pushed out

‘Islamic State’: Raqqa’s loss seals rapid rise and fall

‘Islamic State’: Raqqa’s loss seals rapid rise and fall

Image copyright Alamy Abu Anis only realised something unusual was happening when he heard the sound of explosions coming from the old city on the western bank of the Tigris as it runs through Mosul. “I phoned some friends over there, and they said armed groups had taken over, some of them foreign, some Iraqis,” […]

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Image copyright EPA Image caption Relatives visit a site believed to be the burial ground for victims The US knew people were being “delivered for slaughter” during a political purge in Indonesia during the 1960s, declassified documents reveal. At least 500,000 people were killed between 1965 and 1966, after the army and local Muslim militia […]

Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl

A fight erupts after one car is driven over another, ending with both drivers being arrested. Video courtesy of Rhonda Chalfant. Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41660000Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl

Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

Image copyright Reuters George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo – becoming the second US author to take home the £50,000 fiction award. The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb. It is […]