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Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning Roman Polanski expelled from film academy

  • 3 May 2018 - 21:10
Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning Roman Polanski expelled from film academy

Television’s Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards presenters said in a statement on Thursday. The Academy said Cosby and Polanski were expelled “in accordance with the organization’s...

Libya hardliner force arrests CEO of Septimius Festival; reports

  • 30 April 2018 - 11:28
Libya hardliner force arrests CEO of Septimius Festival; reports

The CEO of the Libyan Septimius Festival, Sulaiman Qashout, was arrested by the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) on Sunday from one of Tripoli’s cafes. According to local media channels, the CEO of the media event Septimius Festival, which took place last March ago to celebrate he...

Stephen Hawking dies at the age 76

  • 14 March 2018 - 11:54
Stephen Hawking dies at the age 76

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.  His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in...

Punish A Muslim Day letters sweep through UK

  • 12 March 2018 - 20:47
Punish A Muslim Day letters sweep through UK

Anonymous letters arrived this weekend in plain white envelopes with second-class stamps, and were sent to people in at least six communities in England. Inside was a message so hateful that it sent out ripples of alarm and prompted a national counterterrorism investigation. The message said...

Porsche wants to make flying taxis, Head of sales says

  • 4 March 2018 - 21:59
Porsche wants to make flying taxis, Head of sales says

Reuters reported that Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) sports car maker Porsche could develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen told a German magazine. “That would really make...

1200 Friesian bulls to be shipped from Ireland to Libya

  • 15 February 2018 - 22:21
1200 Friesian bulls to be shipped from Ireland to Libya

More than 1000 Friesian bulls (Dutch) will be exported to Libya next week under a contract arranged by Supreme Livestock – a Co. Louth based exporter. The company has confirmed to AgriLand that a livestock carrier will dock later next week to carry the bulls to their destination.  Patsy...

Saudi Arabia’s police arrest two men over “gay wedding”

  • 11 January 2018 - 21:21
Saudi Arabia’s police arrest two men over “gay wedding”

Saudi Arabia's police have arrested several young men who last week appeared in a video of what was described as a "gay wedding scene". Saudi authorities said as well that they were investigating the video claiming to show a gay wedding ceremony in the country, according to regional media...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi scores $450m

  • 18 December 2017 - 15:01
Star Wars: The Last Jedi scores $450m

Star Wars: The Last Jedi film grossed more than $450m in global box office on its opening weekend. The latest film from the Star Wars franchise was well received by both fans and critics, who lavished the film with praise and positive reviews. The Last Jedi is now the second all-time...

The Silence Breakers, named Time Magazine Person of the Year

  • 6 December 2017 - 15:47
The Silence Breakers, named Time Magazine Person of the Year

The Silence Breakers, women who broke silence on sexual abuse, named as Time Magazine Person of the Year. Time magazine wrote " the people who have broken their silence on sexual assault and harassment span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe....

Libya blocks smuggling of 3000 turtles to Egypt

  • 26 November 2017 - 20:39
Libya blocks smuggling of 3000 turtles to Egypt

Libyan authorities intercepted a van laden with 3000 turtles at the checkpoint of Kharoba, Marij town in eastern Libya. The security patrol told the press that the turtles were coming from Benghazi and off to Tobruk in order to ultimately be smuggled to Egypt. Libya's natural resources have...