For the second time this week, ageing media kingpin Rupert Murdoch has had his fundament handed to him on a dish as the feud between the Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sun and comic-turned-activist Russell Brand ramps up.
On Friday, the tabloid published a poll that suggested most Britons don’t like Brand, a story for which the paper was roundly ridiculed. This followed an article on Wednesday in which the tabloid labeled the comedian a hypocrite due to the tax dealings of his landlord.
Continue reading Russell Brand Takes Down Rupert Murdoch (Again), Calls For A Boycott Of The Sun Newspaper
Phillip Hughes was remembered at his funeral in his home town of Macksville on Wednesday as a champion cricketer who left the bush for the big smoke but never forgot his roots.
Continue reading Phillip Hughes farewelled by thousands at Macksville funeral
In major cities throughout the United States, taxi medallion prices are tumbling as taxis face competition from car-service apps like Uber and Lyft. Continue reading Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices Are Plummeting
Police killings are not accidents or tragedies; they are a sign of America’s race problem and too often the system tells black people their lives don’t matter, says CNN’s LZ Granderson. Continue reading America must admit race problem
Authorities in Madagascar say they are trying to contain an outbreak of plague similar to the Black Death that swept Medieval Europe. Continue reading Madagascar plague kills 40 as outbreak spreads to capital, World Health Organisation says
A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world.
Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant’s exam when he was just five years old.
Ayan, now six, whose father is an IT consultant, has set up his own computer network at home.
Continue reading Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam
Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) — Gunshots rattled a peaceful, packed Florida State University library early Thursday, with three people getting hurt as hundreds of students huddled between bookshelves before police encountered and killed the gunman outside. Continue reading Gunman reported at Florida State University campus
Gov. Andrew Cuomo deployed the National Guard to clear roads as some upstate New York motorists were trapped up to 24 hours after several feet of snow paralyzed certain regions. Winter hit much of the nation a little early, feeling much more like January than November, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading 7 dead as winter weather pummels country with freezing or below temperatures in all 50 states, snow buries upstate New York
(CNN) — A Honduran beauty queen who went missing just days before she was set to head off to participate in the Miss World pageant has been found dead, along with her sister, a patrolman from the Honduras National Criminal Investigations Office told CNN. Continue reading Honduran beauty queen found dead
New Delhi (CNN) — Let’s hear it for “the man of the moment, the man of the millennium.”
That man is Narendra Modi, and those are the words with which an Australian public servant introduced India’s Prime Minister in Brisbane on Sunday.
“Modi, Modi, Modi,” chanted the crowd. Continue reading Modi: The man of the millennium?