NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
South African self-defense trainer crowned Miss Universe
A South African woman who helps train women in self-defense was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant...
Prince Harry to marry American actress Meghan Markle
Prince Harry will tie the knot with his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle, Clarence House confirmed on Monday. According...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace. Lauer’s co-host Savannah Guthrie announced his termination at the beginning of Wednesday’s “Today” program. “This is a sad morning here at ‘Today’ and at NBC... Read more
South African self-defense trainer crowned Miss Universe
A South African woman who helps train women in self-defense was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making it to the final three. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, who unleashed a big smile when she won, hails from... Read more
Prince Harry to marry American actress Meghan Markle
Prince Harry will tie the knot with his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle, Clarence House confirmed on Monday. According to a Clarence House statement, the wedding will take place in Spring 2018 and further details about the wedding day would be announced in due course. The statement further added... Read more
Putin inks ‘foreign agents’ media law
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Saturday new measures allowing authorities to list foreign media outlets as “foreign agents” in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable US pressure on Russian media. The new law has been rushed through both Russian houses of parliament in the last... Read more
Nobel literature academy shaken by #MeToo sex scandal wave
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been rattled by a sex scandal as several members, their wives and daughters accused an influential person with close ties to the prestigious institution of assault. The #MeToo wave exposing sexual misconduct which began in Hollywood has shaken artistic,... Read more
Berlin police seeking more missing John Lennon items
German police are trying to recover numerous items stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon, prosecutors said Thursday, after the arrest of a suspect accused of handling the objects. A 58-year-old man identified as Erhan G. was arrested in Berlin on Monday on suspicion of dealing... Read more
Kendall Jenner ousts Gisele Bundchen as world’s top-earning model
Kendall Jenner topped a list on Tuesday of the world’s highest-paid models, edging Gisele Bundchen out of the No. 1 spot for the first time in 15 years in a ranking that reflected the growing power of social media influencers. Ashley Graham became the first plus-size woman to make... Read more
Beyonce is 2017’s highest-paid woman in music with $105 million
Beyonce’s hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her Formation concert tour, according to Forbes. She... Read more
10 Crore For Heads Of Deepika Padukone, Padmavati Director: BJP Official
A senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Rs100 million prize for the heads of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, the director and lead actress of the film Padmavati. Suraj Pal Amu also threatened Ranveer Singh, who plays a villain in the film, that he... Read more
Glowing tributes: Faiz Ahmed Faiz remembered
ISLAMABAD: On this day 33 years ago, the world lost revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. “There are few people who are as good in person as they are in their respective creative spaces,” is how author Zehra Nigah described Faiz during a panel discussion held earlier this year at... Read more
Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85: publicist
Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis — known for songs such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca-Cola Cowboy” — died early Sunday aged 85, his publicist confirmed. The country legend died of suspected respiratory failure at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, publicist Don Murry Grubbs... Read more
Australians mourn loss of AC/DC´s Malcolm Young
SYDNEY: Australians paid tribute to AC/DC co-founder and fellow countryman Malcolm Young on Sunday, a day after the legendary guitarist passed away aged 64. Young, who founded the rock group with his brother Angus in 1973, died Saturday after suffering from dementia for several years, according to his family... Read more
Sixth Miss World win draws India level with Venezuela
An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history. Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra... Read more
Jay-Z campaigns to reform probation after rapper jailed
Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z on Friday urged an overhaul of the US concept of probation, saying the prison term handed to rapper Meek Mill showed an unjust system that ensnares black men. Jay-Z — who earlier took to social media and stopped a concert to press Mill’s case — penned... Read more