KOCHI, India – At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents. Some 13 of those were killed after a landslide in … Read more
Photo by Alexis Anice/ALeA/Getty Images Jennifer Gates, 25, married Nayel Nassar on 16th October in New York, with a Muslim ceremony the day before. Her parents Bill and Melinda Gates walked her down the aisle. This is the first time the pair have been seen together since they announced their divorce in May. Bill and … Read more
HBO Max has greenlit a six-part Eastern European comedy directed by Berlinale and Czech Lion winning director Jan Hřebejk as it gears up to launch in the region. The Winner tells the story of Viktor Hudák, a fictional Prime Minister of a small European country ending his career in politics and returning to everyday life. … Read more
KABUL, Afghanistan – The chilling, cold-blooded killing of a 10-year-old Afghan girl has sparked an investigation into a possible organ harvesting or snuff filmmaking ring. The tragic death of the girl, Henna, occurred more than a month after her family applied for Special Immigrant Visas to leave the Taliban-controlled country – but according to her grief-stricken relatives, her … Read more
Shogi, the Japanese chess variant known as the “game of generals”, is enjoying a wave of popularity in its homeland thanks to a teenage prodigy with a rock-star following. Shogi is played on a plain wooden board with pieces distinguished by painted Chinese characters. It has existed in its current form for about 400 years.
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jill Biden on Sunday returned to the South Carolina Baptist church where she says she began to repair her relationship with God following her son’s death from brain cancer six years ago. The first lady quietly flew to West Columbia for a surprise appearance at the 50th anniversary celebration for … Read more
EXCLUSIVE: In addition to a host of previously set worldwide territories, Netflix, in a deal with Entertainment One, has acquired rights to Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter in the UK, Benelux and Germany. Gyllenhaal’s feature directing debut will bow on the streaming service on December 31. Adapted by Gyllenhaal from Elena Ferrante’s best-selling 2006 novel, … Read more