Mariah Carey Takes Twins To The Playground In Floor-Length Ball Gown

Mariah Carey Takes Twins To The Playground In Floor-Length Ball Gown

This is how Mimi does mommy style! Mariah Carey took her 3-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe to the playground on Monday in New York City and the singer might have put the rest of the parents to shame in the style department. The singer opted for a floor-length, fishtailed ball gown and high heels, which […]

Brian Dennehy To Star In Amazon Pilot ‘Cocked’

Brian Dennehy To Star In Amazon Pilot ‘Cocked’

Brian Dennehy is in negotiations to star opposite Sam Trammell in Amazon Studios’ dramedy pilot Cocked. Written by Samuel Baum and Sam Shaw, Cocked centers on Richard Paxson (Trammell), a Washington D.C. management consultant who’s estranged from his father Wade (Dennehy) and brother but is pulled back in to the fray of his family’s gun […]

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Altaf Hussain, leader of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and wanted in Pakistan in relation to a murder case, was arrested in northwest London where he has lived in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s. Police said a 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during a morning raid but declined to confirm […]

WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

Apple’s WWDC keynote had a message for cloud service providers. Apple knows it has the devices inside the enterprise, whether iPhone, iPad and even Macs, and it wants more than just the hardware business. It wants everything. And it’s coming for you That’s right, Apple wants to capture the cloud and provide the services you […]

Tintin breaks records with EUR2.5mn sale

Tintin breaks records with EUR2.5mn sale

An original page of drawings of the beloved comic character Tintin sold at auction Saturday in Paris for more than two million euros, setting a new world record for comics. The piece, created by the Belgian artist Hergé in 1937, went to an American collector for 2.5 million euros ($3.4 million) including fees, or 2.1 […]

Man arrested on red carpet says he never hit Pitt

Man arrested on red carpet says he never hit Pitt

LOS ANGELES: The man who was arrested after jostling with Brad Pitt on a red carpet last week says he was merely trying to give the actor a hug and didn´t mean him any harm. Vitalli Sediuk says he accepts responsibility for the incident and will spend the next few months dealing with the legal […]

France extends veto power over foreign takeovers

France extends veto power over foreign takeovers

The French government on Thursday changed its policy to increase the state’s influence in foreign buyouts and investment in key sectors, which will allow it to intervene in GE’s controversial bid for French giant Alstom. The new rules will come into effect on Friday and cover the key sectors of energy, transport, water, health and […]

France’s new trains too wide for old stations

France’s new trains too wide for old stations

France’s SNCF rail network has ordered 2,000 trains for an expanded regional network that are too wide for hundreds of station platforms, entailing costly repairs, the national operator announced on Tuesday. A spokesman for the RFF national rail operator confirmed the error, first reported by satirical weekly, Le Canard Enchaîné, in its Wednesday edition. “We […]

PML-N govt presents 2nd budget with Rs3.945 trn outlay for 2014-15

PML-N govt presents 2nd budget with Rs3.945 trn outlay for 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government on Tuesday presented its second budget with a total outlay of Rs3.945 trillion for the fiscal year 2014-15. Federal Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar read out the budget proposals at the special session of National Assembly attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and presided over by the speaker Sardar […]

MQM stages sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi

MQM stages sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi

KARACHI: Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists on Tuesday staged a sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi to show solidarity with their leader Altaf Hussai who is held by police in London in alleged money laundering case. Earlier, addressing the activists at Nine Zero, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said that the activists would now stage sit-in at […]

Ebay urges users to change password after cyber attack

Ebay urges users to change password after cyber attack

Online commerce giant eBay asked clients to change their passwords Wednesday after hackers stole data from what is likely a “large number” of accounts, including names, addresses, emails and birth dates. The company said that despite the worrying cyber attack, it had found no evidence of unauthorized access to users’ credit card information. “For the […]

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through the foundations of the once-stately neo-classical edifice, across the Rio Negro from the jungle metropolis of Manaus, one of the cities set to host World Cup […]

US acted fast to ‘save the life’ of soldier freed in Afghanistan

US acted fast to ‘save the life’ of soldier freed in Afghanistan

A deal to free a US soldier in exchange for five Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay was sped up as the soldier’s health deteriorated, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday, as Kabul voiced its objections to the “illegal” swap. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, arrived at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Germany on […]

‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

BOSTON – Scientists have just discovered the “Godzilla of Earths” — a new type of huge and rocky alien world about 560 light-years from Earth. Dubbed a “mega-Earth,” the exoplanet Kepler-10c weighs 17 times as much as Earth and it circles a sunlike star in the constellation Draco. The mega-Earth is rocky and also bigger […]

How deadly flies spurred remarkable evolution

How deadly flies spurred remarkable evolution

Two sets of male crickets on neighboring Hawaiian islands have been able to avoid attracting deadly parasitic flies by simply shutting up. The crickets likely arrived from Oceania in the late 1990s, and the flies came from North America around the same time. When the crickets tried to lure nearby females with their evening serenades—the […]

In pictures: British D-Day heroes, 70 years on

In pictures: British D-Day heroes, 70 years on

As the world prepares to pay tribute to the soldiers who retook Normandy on June 6, 1944, a photographer asked some of the last living British World War II vets to pose for photos at the places they most remember from the historic military campaign. In “D-Day – The last of the Liberators”, London-based photographer […]

Matsuyama overcomes big mistakes with late birdie and par in playoff to beat Na at Memorial

Matsuyama overcomes big mistakes with late birdie and par in playoff to beat Na at Memorial

Hideki Matsuyama made two huge mistakes coming down the stretch — and still walked away with a smile. Matsuyama muscled his way into a playoff with a clutch birdie on the 18th hole, then beat Kevin Na with a par on the first playoff hole to win the Memorial Tournament on Sunday. It was a […]

USA ‘to fine BNP Paribas €7 billion’ in sanctions probe

USA ‘to fine BNP Paribas €7 billion’ in sanctions probe

The US is seeking more than €7.4 billion ($10 billion) to resolve a criminal probe into allegations that the French bank evaded US sanctions against Iran, Sudan and Cuba, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. BNP – the largest publicly traded French bank – is seeking to pay less than $8 billion, the newspaper reported […]

Alabama’s new deal with Nick Saban worth nearly $7 million annually through 2022

Alabama’s new deal with Nick Saban worth nearly $7 million annually through 2022

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama coach Nick Saban will make nearly $7 million a year through 2022. The vote by the Alabama system trustees’ compensation committee made Saban’s new deal official nearly seven months after the university announced the agreement. The 62-year-old Saban will make $6.5 million in base pay and “talent fee” plus a $400,000 […]

Pakistan stoning victim’s husband blames police inaction

Pakistan stoning victim’s husband blames police inaction

The husband of a pregnant woman stoned to death Tuesday outside a Pakistani courthouse has said the police failed to intervene and stop the killing. Sitting on a charpoy, or traditional woven bed, surrounded by his relatives, Muhammad Iqbal recounts how police officials in the Pakistani city of Lahore “watched and did nothing” as his […]

Qatar World Cup: FIFA investigator set to reveal findings

Qatar World Cup: FIFA investigator set to reveal findings

As football’s reputation continues to be dragged through the mud following accusations of bribery during the FIFA World Cup bidding process, the man charged with repairing the sport’s image revealed he is close to concluding his investigation. New York lawyer Michael Garcia, who is set to meet Qatari officials in Oman following allegations of wrongdoing, […]

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps presidential poll in landslide victory

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps presidential poll in landslide victory

Egypt’s former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was declared the winner of the 2014 presidential election on Tuesday with a landslide 96.91% of the vote. Official results of last week’s vote was announced by the country’s election commission late Tuesday and came as no surprise in a country where the opposition has been severely crushed. […]

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals

King Carlos might be ready to give up his throne but Spain’s “King of Clay” shows no signs of abdicating any time soon. Rafael Nadal, an eight-time winner at Roland Garros, booked his place in the quarterfinals following a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic. On the day that King Carlos of Spain renounced the […]

iOS 8: Messages, new QuickType keyboard, five new images

iOS 8: Messages, new QuickType keyboard, five new images

Apple on Monday unveiled the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company has labeled iOS 8 as “the biggest release since the launch of the App Store,” however Android fans have nothing to fear. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — […]