Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Nigeria’s Nollywood: Seeking worldwide appeal

The camera rolls from left to right on a dolly as the actors, all African, go through their lines, a sound operator holding a...

A small taste of Japan

One of my favourite characteristics about film as an art form is the ability to completely engross you into another world. When the lights...

Nearly 5,000 cholera cases, 74 deaths in Tanzania

GENEVA: Tanzania is facing a major cholera outbreak, counting nearly 5,000 cases and dozens of deaths, the World Health Organization said yesterday, calling for...

Flying on a fake ID: Refugees’ path less travelled to Europe – Crisis creates...

PARIS: Ali, a Palestinian-Syrian banker desperate to reach the Netherlands, had to hide his surprise when he finally met a shadowy forger known as...

Nazi researchers’ probe IS over Yazidi ‘genocide’

BERLIN: A group that documented Nazi war crimes is now investigating whether massacres committed by Islamic State jihadists against Iraq's Yazidi minority amount to...

Islamic State not alone in looting Syria cultural heritage

NEW YORK: The Islamic State group may dominate headlines about the destruction of heritage sites in Syria, but it is far from the only...

Romania probes ex-president for ‘crimes against humanity’

BUCHAREST: A Romanian court has begun a probe into former president Ion Iliescu for alleged crimes against humanity over the violent suppression of protests...

Pope’s brain tumor? Try keeping up with him proclaims Vatican

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican yesterday dismissed a report that Pope Francis has a brain tumor as baseless, with a spokesman challenging anyone who thinks...

Mob killing over beef pre-planned

NEW DELHI: Government investigators said yesterday the mob killing of a Muslim man over rumors he slaughtered a cow was premeditated, and not a...

Pakistan hangs more prisoners

MULTAN: Pakistan yesterday hanged at least five more men for murder, an official said, bringing the total number of people executed in just 24...

Death toll from storm in Philippines climbs to 39

CABANATUAN: The death toll from a storm that battered the Philippines' main island over the weekend has climbed to at least 39, officials said...

Xi seals $62bn in deals during UK visit – Cameron, Xi address steel crisis...

LONDON: Chinese President Xi Jinping has sealed a multi-billion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that Prime Minister...

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