Special prosecutors investigating the swirling corruption scandal that has embroiled South Korea's impeached President Park Geun-Hye and a host of major companies lost a bid to extend their inquiry Monday. The decision means they only have until Tuesday to decide whether they will indict the heir
Buddy cop comedy "Zootopia" bagged the Oscar for best animated feature film on Sunday, crowning what turned into a record 2016 for Disney. The movie centers on the intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps who, along with a fox, solves a crime in a metropolis inhabited by a diverse population
Two black film stars took the early acting honors at the 89th Oscars on Sunday, which began with a salvo of jokes by host Jimmy Kimmel targeting US President Donald Trump. Mahershala Ali won the best supporting actor prize for his turn as a drug dealer with a heart in coming of age drama "Moonlight
Asian markets kicked the week off with broad losses Monday, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen, as the global Trump rally shows signs of fragility ahead of a key speech by the new president to Congress. A record 11th successive all-time high close for New York's Dow was not enough to inspire investors
Two Afghan friends were incarcerated together at Guantanamo Bay, but they chose starkly divergent paths after release —- one became an Islamic State jihadist, the other joined the US-led government fight to crush the group. Haji Ghalib and Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, whose friendship coalesced around a
Iranian film "The Salesman" on Sunday won the Oscar for best foreign language film, but director Asghar Farhadi skipped the Hollywood gala in protest at a travel ban by US President Donald Trump. Farhadi initially said he would head to Hollywood for Oscars night, where his film -- the story
A huge float carried by a truck at the Rio de Janeiro samba parade struck several people, causing serious injuries to at least one woman, late Sunday. The truck appeared to drive too close to a fence at the start of the competition piste, footage on Brazilian television showed, and several people were
The third time was indeed the charm for Viola Davis, who took home the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her gut-wrenching performance in the big screen adaptation of August Wilson's searing play "Fences." The 51-year-old, a nominee in 2009 and 2012, bested a field that included
A film about the O.J. Simpson murder trial that transfixed the United States two decades ago won the best documentary Oscar on Sunday, with the director dedicating the prize to crime victims. "I want to acknowledge that I wouldn't be standing here tonight if not for two people who aren'
Britain's House of Lords will Monday begin detailed scrutiny of the bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to kickstart Brexit, with the fate of EU nationals living in Britain likely to be on the agenda. The lower House of Commons overwhelmingly approved the draft legislation earlier this month
From impersonating police to threatening to hurt loved ones, brazen Bulgarian gangs terrorise the elderly and rob them of their life savings with increasingly aggressive phone scams netting millions of euros. "They did not only take my money but also my health... I keep shaking all day long,"
China's top diplomat will be in the US this week, becoming the highest-level Chinese official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump was elected. China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi will meet with senior American officials on Monday and Tuesday to discuss "bilateral ties
The world's top fashion brands are doing some serious courting of social media-savvy youngsters, with Italy's Fendi the latest to unveil a hip website designed for millennials. The Roman fashion house is one of many hoping to build up a loyal support base among the generation born after 1980
Vandals have broken and overturned more than 500 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, the latest in a spate of bomb threats and attacks against Jewish sites across the United States. A local rabbi, who was unnamed, told ABC television affiliate WPVI that the affected graves at the historic
The United States will on Monday claim its seat at the UN Human Rights Council under the new presidency of Donald Trump, whose election has provoked deep concern over the body's future. Over its 11-year history, the council has come in for criticism, including allegations that it has, at times,
Heavily-backed favorite Mahershala Ali won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" -- becoming the first Muslim film star to pick up a golden statuette. A first-time nominee, the 43-year-old actor saw off competition from
Rising seas, polluted coastlines and the specter of more frequent droughts and storms have lent new urgency to efforts to restore the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, the largest freshwater wetland in the United States. The Everglades' sawgrasses, swamps, tree islands and mangroves are home
Hundreds of people marched and prayed in the Midwestern US city where an Indian expatriate was killed and another wounded in a suspected hate crime that has prompted calls for action. Indians at home and in the United States have expressed shock at Wednesday's shooting in the Kansas community of
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For Hollywood's A-list, Oscars night is the biggest fashion moment of the year. And Tinseltown's top actresses did not disappoint on Sunday, with winter white gowns among the key trends.
Stars walk the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards. American actor Casey Affleck, nominated for best actor for his role in "Manchester by the Sea", is one of the favorites to win an Oscar.
Feb 27 (Reuters) - United Plantations Bhd * Declares special single tier dividend of 65% per share for year ended 31 December 2016 Source ( http://bit.ly/2mtAO5q ) Further company coverage:
Here are five takeaways: - Flowers - It may only be February but the northern Italian city famed for its grey skies was in full bloom: there were blossoms across the board on dresses, skirts, coats and scarves, from Gucci and Fendi to Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi. Dolce&Gabbana models not only
The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS * Malaysian palm oil futures recovered in late trade on Friday on forecasts of stronger ...
Hollywood will be sprinkled with stardust on Sunday at the Oscars, with dreamy nostalgic musical "La La Land" tipped for glory on the film industry's biggest night. Damien Chazelle's glossy tribute to the all-singing, all-dancing Golden Age of Tinseltown's studio system is vying