IRAN’S hard line judiciary has banned a reformist newspaper for publishing a picture of Hollywood star George Clooney wearing a “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) button, Iranian newspapers reported on Monday.
Mardom-e Emrooz (Today’s People) had come under criticism after running the image of the U.S. actor at last week’s Golden Globes ceremony.
OFFICIAL of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), confirmed that one of its members has been abducted by the anti-Balaka rebel group in Bangui.
The official said on Tuesday in Bangui that the kidnapping took place as Dieudonne Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui was engaged in efforts to negotiate the release of a French charity worker and a local staff member who were abducted by anti-Balaka on Monday.
As the year ends and speculations keep cropping up behind the disappearance of the MH370, the biggest airline disaster of 2014, a former airline boss and writer claims the United States shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 because the military feared it had been taken over by hackers and was about to be used in a 9/11-style attack.
Marc Dugain, the former chief executive of now-defunct Proteus Airlines, said the jumbo jet was shot down near a U.S. military base on the remote island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean after it was hacked.
South African President Jacob Zuma, pictured in Beijing on December 5, 2014, has hinted he may be ready to take a fifth wife to accompany him through old age, the daily newspaper The Star said© AFP/File Fred DufourSouth African President Jacob Zuma, pictured in Beijing on December 5, 2014, has hinted he may be ready to take a fifth wife to accompany him through old age, the daily newspaper The Star said
“Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.”
With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain by speaking publicly, legal experts say.
While his reputation takes a hit, the comedian could potentially ride out the storm as lawyers knock down old claims in court. But if he says something disparaging about an accuser, as one woman has alleged, he could face a new wave of legal trouble.
Pope Francis said Friday he will not still be in the Vatican in ten years’ time.
Greeting athletes and officials from the Italian National Olympic Committee, the 78-year-old pontiff wished them well with their bid to host the 2024 Games, but said he would not be around to watch them.
“Dear friends, best wishes for Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games,” he said. “I will not be there. May the Lord bless alla of you and your families.”
Reports say there is widespread anger in India over attacks on women in Indian towns and cities.
India’s Twitter users are “frustrated” and “angry” after yet another allegation of rape in the capital, Delhi.
A woman on Saturday told the police that she was raped by a taxi driver after booking the cab using the popular Uber smartphone app.
Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam has confirmed that forensic experts have identified the remains of one of 43 missing students.
Mr Karam said that tests in Austria matched a piece of bone retrieved from a rubbish dump in Guerrero state to the DNA of missing student Alexander Mora.
Relatives of Mr Mora had vowed to carry on fighting for justice.
A boat carrying African migrants has sunk off Yemen’s western coast, killing 70 people, Yemeni officials say.
The boat, carrying mostly Ethiopian migrants, sank off Yemen’s al-Makha port due to strong winds and rough waves, security officials said.
Typhoon Hagupit has weakened as it continues to slowly sweep across the Philippines, causing some damage.
At least three people have been killed since the storm made landfall on Saturday but it does not appear to have been as severe as many had feared.
Around a million people have taken shelter in evacuation centres.
But correspondents say Hagupit is nowhere near as powerful as Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands of people last year.