Zack Snyder’s new apocalyptic epic “Army of the Dead” almost didn’t happen. “Quite frankly, this movie wouldn’t have gotten made had it not been for Netflix because it sat at Warner Bros. for years and years,” producer Deborah Snyder said in a panel discussion on Friday. When asked why, Deborah Snyder said the film “couldn’t […]
Chileans began to vote on Saturday in a mega-election in which they will pick mayors, governors, councillors and critically, the 155 men and women who will draft the country's next constitution. Changing the constitution was a central demand to emerge from fierce social protests that erupted over inequality and elitism in October 2019. More than 7.5 million people voted in last year's plebiscite to tear up the current constitution which was drafted in 1980 during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar both expressed concern Saturday about reports of fierce government attacks on a town in a western Chin state where martial law was declared Thursday because of armed resistance by opponents of military rule. Saturday’s fighting began around 6 a.m. when government troops who had been reinforced by helicopters began shelling the western part of the town of Mindat, destroying several homes, said a spokesman of the Chinland Defence Force. “Mindat Town is now under siege and is bracing for an all-out assault by the junta troops from air and by land,” said a statement issued by the Chin Human Rights Organization.
Zimbabwe's High Court dealt a blow to President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday, ruling his decision to extend Chief Justice Luke Malaba's tenure by five years was invalid because it breached the constitution. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC), which employs all judges, said the decision means that Deputy Chief Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza becomes acting chief justice pending the outcome of an appeal. The outcome is a setback to Mnangagwa whose ruling party also changed the constitution to allow him to appoint senior judges without going through a public vetting process.
The result lifted Andrea Pirlo's side into fourth place with one game remaining, although Napoli will knock the Turin club back into fifth if they beat Fiorentina on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo scored on the rebound to put Juve ahead after his spot-kick was saved, and Romelu Lukaku scored his penalty for Inter soon after. Juve regained the lead on the brink of halftime through a deflected Cuadrado strike, but the hosts were reduced to 10 men early in the second half when Rodrigo Bentancur picked up a second yellow.
Thousands of young people and college students have been at the forefront of Colombia's antigovernment protests for more than two weeks, armed with improvised shields made from garbage cans and umbrellas. The young men and women have become the voices for Colombians fed up with a government they say has mismanaged the coronavirus pandemic and crushed hopes of a better future. The students didn't begin the demonstrations, which erupted on April 28 when unions called people into the streets after President Iván Duque's government tried to raise taxes on public services, fuel, wages and pensions, effectively squeezing the middle class.
Thousands of protesters in cities around the world, from London to Baghdad to Sydney, march in support of Palestinians, as the worst violence in years rages between Israel and militants in Gaza.
The balance of bitcoin held on major exchanges is on the rise in what some analysts say is a bearish sign.
Tourists soak up the sun in Crete, a day after Greece's official tourist season began. The opening of the tourism sector comes as Greeks are allowed to move freely within the country for the first time since November.
A new species of dinosaur has been identified by a team of paleontologists in Mexico. The National Institute of Anthropology and History - or INAH- said they found its 72-million-year-old fossilized remains almost a decade ago. The new species has been named Tlatolophus galorum. It was identified as a crested dinosaur after 80% of its skull was recovered. Felisa Aguilar is an investigator from INAH: "This new dinosaur, the Tlatolophus galorum, belongs to a group of dinosaurs that are also known for their duck beaks, because it is the shape of a duck's beak. These animals were large herbivores. In fact, it is believed these dinosaurs did not have the body to protect themselves from their predators. But there are other strategies that they used to defend themselves, their speed and sense of smell."The investigation began in 2013 with the discovery of an articulated tail in the north central Mexican state of Coahuila. The scientists were able to find and analyze other bone fragments from the front part of the dinosaur's body, including the crest of the dinosaur, which was about 4 feet long.
EasyJet Chairman John Barton is preparing to step down once he has completed nine years in the post in May 2022, the British airline said in a statement on Saturday. EasyJet is desperate to start flying at scale again this summer, but COVID-19 restrictions remain in place and worries over the spread of the Indian variant in Britain are threatening to hamper the hoped-for travel bounce back. EasyJet will report results for the six months to the end of March on Thursday.
Toulouse were beaten 32-28 at home by struggling Bayonne in the French Top 14 on Saturday as star back Cheslin Kolbe was rested a week before the European Champions Cup final.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden urged calm between Israel and Gaza on Saturday and affirmed his support for a two-state solution in his first phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas since taking office, the official Palestinian news agency said. The conversation came amid heavy fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip. Biden dispatched an envoy to the region on Friday to work for calm.
The largest TV networks are getting ready to snare billions of dollars from Madison Avenue. And lose them, all at the same time. Expectations are high for the industry’s annual upfront, when TV networks try to sell the bulk of their commercial inventory for the upcoming season. With the coronavirus pandemic lifting, TV executives believe […]
The Los Angeles Lakers will have LeBron James back in the lineup for Saturday's pivotal road game against the Indiana Pacers, coach Frank Vogel said Saturday. James participated in the team's Friday practice and had been listed as questionable before Vogel's announcement. James has missed six consecutive games since a brief, two-game return from a lengthy ankle injury.
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This is the moment an Israeli missile strike destroyed a high rise building housing the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, and other office spaces and homes in Gaza.The owner of the building and journalists, here, are pleading on the phone with an Israeli intelligence officer, who'd warned them the attack was coming and to evacuate. Al Jazeera's correspondent Wael al-Dahdouh, reporting that they didn't have time to grab their equipment.Israel says the building housed assets belonging to Hamas' military intelligence -- the latest of many such attacks that Israeli forces say are response to the thousands of Hamas rockets fired toward Israel in the last few days.Meanwhile, the civilian toll of the conflict and civil unrest across Israel the Palestinian territories is mounting.There are fears that Gaza's only power station may run out of fuel within days and foreign aid is starting to trickle in. Morocco is sending 40 tons of food, medical supplies, and blankets to the West Bank and Gaza. Egypt is also sending ambulances into Gaza, to try and bring Palestinians back to Egyptian hospitals.Palestinian medics say over a hundred people have been killed in Gaza, including dozens of children.This man, a Gaza resident named Ahmad Yacoubi, says planes hit his neighbor's building, which housed a family of ten.Mark Reidman lives across the border in the town of Ashdod, Israel. At least have nine people have died in Israel, also including children."There was explosion, a hard one. We had a rocket hitting our building, we live over here. We heard the sound of windows splashing, windows falling off the building. A lot of people screaming. So we went outside to see what has happened. My neighbor's house. They live on third floor while it hit the sixth floor.""I have three kids, small ones. And I need to handle the explaining them what happened here, why this is happening."Diplomatic efforts to stop the crisis have shown no sign of progress.
Richard Bland become the oldest first-time winner in European Tour history as the Englishman beat Guido Migliozzi in a play-off to clinch the British Masters title on Saturday.
"I've done it," an emotional Bland, who turned professional in 1996, said after becoming the oldest first-time winner on the European Tour. Mikko Korhonen, Dave Coupland and Adrian Meronk finished third, one stroke behind Bland and Migliozzi with Andy Sullivan and Dean Burmester one stroke further back.
Robert Lewandowski, dubbed a "machine" by his wife, has added the Bundesliga record for most goals in a season to the long list of major honours and achievements he has claimed in his illustrious career.