Fans cheered the highly anticipated Hollywood premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with standing ovations, applause and screams of delight as the space epic resumes under tight security. As the stars of the latest installment of the epic walked the red carpet, fans -- some who had camped out for days in their "Star Wars" costumes -- went into a frenzy seeking autographs and pictures of the beloved movie characters. "This is like the Academy Awards or something," Harrison Ford, who plays Han Solo, told AFP.
By Grant Smith NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump rejected criticism from the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who said the Republican presidential nominee had "sacrificed nothing and no one" and questioned whether the mother was allowed to speak during the couple's appearance at the
France's already-battered tourism industry took a further hit in late July during what should have been the height of the season as foreign visitors stayed away after 84 people were killed in Nice on Bastille Day. The sector has been struggling for months, not least since the November 13 attacks
The Yemeni government said Sunday it has accepted a UN-proposed peace agreement to end more than a year of armed conflict, but there has been no word from the rebels. The announcement by the Saudi-backed government came after a high-level meeting in Riyadh chaired by Yemen's President Abedrabbo
Sixteen people were killed when a hot air balloon crashed in a fiery blaze on a rural field in central Texas, authorities told local media, one of the deadliest such accidents in history. The balloon burst into flames and plummeted to earth soon after dawn outside the town of Lockhart, some 30 miles
It is nearly a year since the Galaxy Note 5 was announced and Samsung is gearing up to launch its successor, the Galaxy Note 7 next week! It has even confirmed the marketing name, launch date and teased some of its features. As the launch date draws nearer, there are more leaks on the Galaxy Note 7.
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A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China's economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe. Forest City, a $42 billion futuristic "eco-city"
Pope Francis was set to celebrate mass Sunday with some 1.6 million pilgrims in a vast plain outside Krakow, wrapping up a emotionally-charged trip which took him to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. At the evening vigil, his main address to pilgrims, Francis chastised "drowsy and dull kids who
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim U.S. Army captain, a comment that sparked outrage across the political spectrum on Saturday.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are planning to rally in the German city of Cologne Sunday, as tensions over Turkey's failed coup put authorities on edge. Since the attempted military power grab on the night of July 15, skirmishes have broken out between
By Czar Dancel MANILA (Reuters) - When the image of Jennelyn Olaires weeping as she cradled the body of her slain husband went viral in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte called it melodramatic. Hundreds of suspected drug dealers have been killed since Duterte took office just one month ago
Mario Dimaculangan shares a toilet with 130 other inmates in one of the Philippines' most overcrowded jails, and conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime. Security forces have killed hundreds of people and detained thousands more in just one month as they have followed
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball officials say one ticket sold in New Hampshire matches all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $487 million.
By Philip Pullella and Wojciech Zurawski KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday condemned the "devastating wave of terrorism" and war that has hit the world and urged a huge crowd of young people not to be indifferent to the suffering of others. The pope, who ends his five-day
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the hot air balloon that crashed in Central Texas (all times local):
By Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn and John Walcott WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
By Mohammed Argoubi TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian lawmakers voted on Saturday to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid from office during a no-confidence ballot in parliament, clearing the way for a new government that must push through delayed economic reforms. President Beji Caid Essebsi also called for
Venezuela's attorney general made a request to nullify the National Assembly's decision to reinstate three lawmakers accused of voting fraud. The opposition-controlled National Assembly swore in three suspended lawmakers from the southern state Amazonas Thursday, which the attorney general'
By Yesim Dikmen ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup. The changes
By Amanda Becker PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toured the U.S. Rust Belt on Saturday, promising to reject bad international trade deals during a factory visit and securing the endorsement of investor Mark Cuban at a Pittsburgh rally. The Dallas Mavericks owner,
By Patrick Doyle OTTAWA (Reuters) - More than 500 people rallied in Canada's capital on Saturday to protest the death of a mentally ill black man following an arrest, marching against what they see as race-based police brutality in a country that prides itself for being tolerant. Abdirahman Abdi
A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month's Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new form saying the city is an "inalienable" part of China. Chan Ho-tin received an email from the Electoral
China protected the rights of a Tibetan monk who died in prison, the country's foreign ministry said, responding to claims by the monk's niece that he was tortured. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, had been serving a life sentence for "crimes of terror and incitement of separatism" when
Talks aimed at ending Yemen's war, which had appeared on the brink of collapse after a major disagreement between the government and its Houthi militia foes, have been extended by a week, the United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Sunday. "We hope that the delegations can utilize this remaining
In case you missed it, Singtel launched an on-demand streaming app last week. The Cast app was designed for users who enjoy watching streamed content on the go and on demand by offering entertainment options from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. Today, we had the opportunity to briefly explore
China's ambitions to become a pioneer in nuclear energy are sailing into troubled waters. Two state-owned companies plan to develop floating nuclear reactors, a technology engineers have been considering ...