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Rita Ora channels desire for validation through new album

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 03:00

Rita Ora put herself in people’s faces to ensure she could make a comeback to music.


Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70 years married

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:45

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on November 20, marking 70 years since they married in the splendour of Westminster Abbey. No events are planned to celebrate their landmark, but the bells of Westminster Abbey will ring at 1300 GMT in tribute. Elizabeth and Philip will spend the day with other members of the royal family, a Buckingham Palace spokesman told AFP.


Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:41

Shares in media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox surged to seven-month highs Friday after news it has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film operations. A source familiar with the discussions said Comcast, Verizon and Sony are among the suitors in "preliminary" talks for the assets, which include Fox's stake in the British pay TV group Sky and its movie and television studio properties. Any such deal could reshape the empire created by Rupert Murdoch, and now controlled by the 86-year-old mogul with his family.


US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:34

American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's. The 76-year-old Baptist minister, who once worked with Martin Luther King Jr for the cause of equal rights for African Americans, and currently heads a Chicago non-profit organization, said it has become "increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks." "My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago. "After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested my father." The diagnosis was made in 2015, and Jackson said he was concentrating on "lifestyle changes," physical therapy to slow disease progression, and on writing his memoir. A number of other notable figures have been known to suffer from the disease, including boxing legend Muhammad Ali, actor Michael J. Fox and Pope John Paul II. "We are all thinking of Reverend Jesse Jackson and his family today," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a fellow Democrat who was former President Barack Obama's first chief of staff.


Aussies in 'confusion' ahead of Ashes: Warne

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:14

Spin legend Shane Warne says Australia are in a state of "confusion" heading into the Ashes series, with England primed for a first Gabba Test boilover. The Australian leg-spin great says Australia are in a shambles with wicketkeeper Tim Paine's surprise selection pointing to a lack of direction from selectors. Pundits say Australia's Gabba fortress, where the home side is unbeaten in almost 30 years, is now under threat from an England squad missing their best player all-rounder Stokes, back at home and under investigation over a nightclub brawl.


Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for 2nd time

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:11

Former world number one Andy Murray announced Friday he has split with coach Ivan Lendl for the second time as he works towards regaining full fitness for the 2018 season. The 30-year-old Scot has enjoyed all of his Grand Slam success under the guidance of Lendl, securing a second Wimbledon title last year and another Olympic title in the second instalment of their fruitful partnership. Overall, in his two spells with Lendl, Murray won three Grand Slams, two Olympic golds and reached the top of the rankings in a fearsomely competitive era of men's tennis featuring Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.


Hyundai Built Up to ASEAN 50 with Global Youth Group Dialogue

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:00

HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the social corporate responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), in partnership with the Institute for Global Education Exchange and Internship, Inc. (IGEEI) held a conference ... The post Hyundai Built Up to ASEAN 50 with Global Youth Group Dialogue appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.


Couturier Azzedine Alaia dies aged 77

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:00

Famous couturier Azzedine Alaia, has passed away.


Glenn Close: 'Christopher Reeve would have saved Robin Williams'

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:00

The Fatal Attraction star still marvels at her late friends' special connection.


Mexico drug cartels force-recruiting indigenous children: UN

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:25

Mexican drug cartels are forcing indigenous children and teens to join their ranks, torturing or killing those who refuse, the United Nations warned Friday. The UN's special rapporteur on indigenous rights, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said she is "particularly worried" about violence against minors after speaking with indigenous communities around Mexico during a 10-day tour. "In areas affected by organized crime and the production and trafficking of drugs, the only choice left to young people is to join these groups or be tortured, disappeared or killed," she told a press conference at the end of her visit.


Lebanon's Hariri leaves Riyadh for France: Lebanese TV

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:21

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Saturday left Saudi Arabia for France, a television channel owned by his family said, two weeks after his shock resignation. "Mr Hariri left Riyadh airport on his private jet with his wife and is headed for Le Bourget airport", north-east of Paris, announced Future TV around 1:20 am (2320 GMT). A source close to Hariri confirmed the departure of the former prime minister to AFP, adding that the flight would take six and a half hours.


18 Fun and Interesting Facts about the Motorcycle

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:00

Did you know that there’s a motorcycle that indirectly uses human and animal waste for fuel? And who is  this Matrix star who actually co-owns a custom motorcycle shop in ... The post 18 Fun and Interesting Facts about the Motorcycle appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.


Hollywood's #MeToo wave engulfs Washington

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:04

From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals. Democratic Senator Al Franken said he was sorry after a radio talk show host accused him of forcibly kissing her in 2006 -- two years before voters in Minnesota sent him to the Senate -- and for posing for a picture which showed him groping her breasts as she slept. President Donald Trump, despite numerous allegations that he has personally engaged in lewd conduct towards women, was quick to pile on, calling him "Al Frankenstien" (sic) and saying the picture was "really bad." When asked by reporters on Friday the difference between the allegations against Trump and those against Franken, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders replied: "Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't." "I think that's a very clear distinction," she added.


Argentine navy hunts for missing submarine

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:04

Argentina's navy was hunting Friday for one of its submarines, which has been reported missing in the South Atlantic with a crew of 44 on board. The navy said it had not had any contact with the submarine, the San Juan, for 48 hours. "We have not been able to find, or have visual or radar communication with the submarine," navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference.


Mugabe defiant despite mounting pressure to go

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appeared publicly Friday for the first time since the military takeover in a defiant gesture, but faces pressure to step down from his party ahead of weekend protests. Leaders of eight of ten regional branches of the 93-year-old's ruling ZANU-PF party took to state television in an apparently coordinated push to call for him to go. As well as increasingly vocal opposition from within his own party, Mugabe will face street protests on Saturday organised by veterans of the country's independence war and supported by long-standing opponents of the president.


Lena Dunham defends Girls producer against harassment claim

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:00

Actress Aurora Perrineau claims she was sexually assaulted by a producer in 2012.


Sicilian Mafia 'Beast' Toto Riina dies

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:43

Former "boss of bosses" Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer. The mobster, who turned 87 on Thursday, died in the prisoners' wing of a hospital in Parma in northern Italy, the government said. Nicknamed "The Beast" because of his cruelty, Salvatore "Toto" Riina led a reign of terror for decades after taking control of Sicily's powerful organised crime group Cosa Nostra in the 1970s.


Iraqi forces retake last IS-held town in country

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:33

Iraqi government forces on Friday retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group as the jihadists' self-proclaimed "caliphate" faced collapse on both sides of the border with Syria. The lightning recapture of the small Euphrates valley town of Rawa after a dawn offensive came as the jihadists also faced attack for a second day in the last town they still hold in Syria, Albu Kamal just over the frontier. The Islamic State group (IS) has lost 95 percent of the cross-border "caliphate" it declared in Iraq and Syria in 2014, the US-led coalition fighting it said Wednesday.


Cantona the artist ponders sex, life and death in new book

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:31

Football legend Eric Cantona was a brooding artist on the field. Now he is proving that he is also one off it as a book of his drawings is published. Rather than carry a smartphone, French-born Cantona -- the son of a nurse-turned-painter -- said he always carries a little sketchpad.


Argentine navy hunts for missing submarine

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:13

Argentina's navy was hunting Friday for one of its submarines which has been reported missing off the country's south coast with a crew of 44 on board. The navy said it had not had contact with the submarine, the San Juan, for 48 hours. "We have not been able to find, or have visual or radar communication with the submarine," navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference.