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La La Land film leads Oscar with 14 nominations

  • 24 January 2017 - 20:06
La La Land film leads Oscar with 14 nominations

La La Land will be the one to beat at this year's Oscars, having scored a record-equalling 14 nominations, the BBC reported. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are up for best actor and actress for their roles in the modern musical romance, it added. It is also one of nine films up for the best...

Selfies, an art or just a modern technology

  • 23 January 2017 - 19:32
Selfies, an art or just a modern technology

BBC - The next time you snap a selfie with your friends on holiday or a night out - you might just be creating the next artistic masterpiece. London's Saatchi Gallery is planning a new exhibition to explore the importance of selfies as an art form. It will feature not only self...

Ants navigation triggered by their use of Sun and memories, research

  • 21 January 2017 - 18:56
Ants navigation triggered by their use of Sun and memories, research

Ants are even more impressive at navigating than we thought. Scientists say they can follow a compass route, regardless of the direction in which they are facing. It is the equivalent of trying to find your way home while walking backwards or even spinning round and round.Experiments suggest...

Kim Kardashian’s driver released free of charge from Paris robbery incident

  • 11 January 2017 - 21:17
Kim Kardashian’s driver released free of charge from Paris robbery incident

BBC - Three people have been released without charge by French police investigating a Paris jewellery robbery that targeted TV reality star Kim Kardashian West. They include her chauffeur in Paris, Michael Madar. The three were among 17 people arrested in co-ordinated raids across France on...

Maria Carey New Year’s Eve performance goes wrong leaving her subject to criticism

  • 2 January 2017 - 14:42
Maria Carey New Year’s Eve performance goes wrong leaving her subject to criticism

BBC - There have been bitter recriminations after Mariah Carey's televised New Year's Eve performance went wrong. The pop star's live appearance in New York's Times Square was beset by problems as she complained of sound difficulties and struggled to sing. Her representative told Billboard...

Cafeteria manager put in prison for insulting Turkish President, Erdogan

  • 26 December 2016 - 19:23
Cafeteria manager put in prison for insulting Turkish President, Erdogan

Reuters - Turkish authorities have arrested the cafeteria manager of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper for insulting the president after he said he would not serve tea to Tayyip Erdogan, one of the manager's lawyers told Reuters on Monday. Senol Buran, who runs the cafeteria at the Istanbul...

Queen Elizabeth misses Christmas Day church errand

  • 25 December 2016 - 20:08
Queen Elizabeth misses Christmas Day church errand

BBC - The Queen has not attended church on Christmas Day because she is still suffering from a heavy cold. Buckingham Palace said she was staying indoors to help her recover but added that she would still participate in the family's Christmas Day celebrations. Prince Philip, Prince Charles,...

Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday photo released

  • 18 December 2016 - 19:28
Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday photo released

A photograph of the Queen and the Prince of Wales has been released to mark the end of her 90th birthday year. The photo shows the Queen with her son Prince Charles in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. Previously unpublished, it was taken before the final night of celebrations at...

Muhammad Ali’s letter to Nelson Mandela sold in auction

  • 18 December 2016 - 11:21
Muhammad Ali’s letter to Nelson Mandela sold in auction

BBC - A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader has sold for £7,200. The typed letter, signed by the boxing legend on "Muhammad Ali in South Africa" stationery, dates from 1993. It was sold in an auction in...

France: Thieves steal 70 kg of gold on a motorway

  • 12 December 2016 - 20:09
France: Thieves steal 70 kg of gold on a motorway

Armed thieves are on the run in France after stealing 70kg (154lbs) of gold in a motorway heist on Monday. The gang of four swooped on a security van in two cars, using one to block the road's exit, near the city of Lyon. The robbers then put the powdered gold, worth €1.5m ($1.6m; £1.3m),...