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02/22/2018 - 19:18

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.

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02/22/2018 - 19:18

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.


02/22/2018 - 18:30

Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400.

Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400.


02/22/2018 - 18:19

Anger in NE Nigeria over Boko Haram 'abduction' response

Anger erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria on Thursday after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls who locals say have been kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists -- a disappearance reviving traumatic memories of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

Anger in NE Nigeria over Boko Haram 'abduction' response

Anger erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria on Thursday after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls who locals say have been kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists -- a disappearance reviving traumatic memories of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.


02/22/2018 - 18:16

Trump doubles down on call to arm school teachers

President Donald Trump declared "gun free" schools a "magnet" for mass shooters Thursday, as he doubled down on a deeply controversial proposal to arm teachers in US schools.

Trump doubles down on call to arm school teachers

President Donald Trump declared "gun free" schools a "magnet" for mass shooters Thursday, as he doubled down on a deeply controversial proposal to arm teachers in US schools.


02/22/2018 - 16:49

Suicide bomber throws grenade into US embassy compound in Montenegro

A Serbian-born suicide bomber blew himself up after throwing a grenade into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, causing no injuries, the Montenegrin government said Thursday.

Suicide bomber throws grenade into US embassy compound in Montenegro

A Serbian-born suicide bomber blew himself up after throwing a grenade into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, causing no injuries, the Montenegrin government said Thursday.

02/22/2018 - 19:18

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.


02/22/2018 - 18:48

White powder and 'racist' letter sent to Meghan Markle

A package containing white powder and an allegedly racist message sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle is being treated as a hate crime, police said on Thursday.

White powder and 'racist' letter sent to Meghan Markle

A package containing white powder and an allegedly racist message sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle is being treated as a hate crime, police said on Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 18:37

UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior

UNICEF deputy director Justin Forsyth has resigned following complaints of inappropriate behavior towards female staff in his previous post as head of British charity Save The Children, the children's agency said Thursday.

UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior

UNICEF deputy director Justin Forsyth has resigned following complaints of inappropriate behavior towards female staff in his previous post as head of British charity Save The Children, the children's agency said Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 18:30

Horse racing industry warns Brits too big to ride in post-Brexit UK

The horse racing industry is warning that the average British person is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and fears Brexit could hit its ability to find racing grooms.

Horse racing industry warns Brits too big to ride in post-Brexit UK

The horse racing industry is warning that the average British person is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and fears Brexit could hit its ability to find racing grooms.


02/22/2018 - 18:05

Sinn Fein leader warns Brexit incompatible with N Irish peace accord

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald on Thursday warned Britain's departure from the EU was "a clear and imminent threat" to Ireland, and said Northern Ireland staying in the European single market post-Brexit was "the only way" to secure its two decades-old peace accord.

Sinn Fein leader warns Brexit incompatible with N Irish peace accord

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald on Thursday warned Britain's departure from the EU was "a clear and imminent threat" to Ireland, and said Northern Ireland staying in the European single market post-Brexit was "the only way" to secure its two decades-old peace accord.

02/22/2018 - 19:00

Palestinian protesters egg US politicians visiting Ramallah

Palestinians threw eggs at a delegation including New York City Council members visiting the occupied West Bank Thursday, AFP reporters said, amid anger over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Palestinian protesters egg US politicians visiting Ramallah

Palestinians threw eggs at a delegation including New York City Council members visiting the occupied West Bank Thursday, AFP reporters said, amid anger over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


02/22/2018 - 18:56

Macron eyes action against Chinese farm buyers

President Emmanuel Macron promised measures Thursday to help prevent foreign investors buying French farms amid concern that Chinese businesses are taking advantage of low land prices and distressed rural communities.

Macron eyes action against Chinese farm buyers

President Emmanuel Macron promised measures Thursday to help prevent foreign investors buying French farms amid concern that Chinese businesses are taking advantage of low land prices and distressed rural communities.


02/22/2018 - 18:40

Picasso's hidden mistress set to fetch millions at sale

A Pablo Picasso painting depicting his muse Marie-Therese Walter with future lover Dora Maar emerging from the shadows behind is expected to fetch an eye-watering sum at a London sale next week.

Picasso's hidden mistress set to fetch millions at sale

A Pablo Picasso painting depicting his muse Marie-Therese Walter with future lover Dora Maar emerging from the shadows behind is expected to fetch an eye-watering sum at a London sale next week.


02/22/2018 - 18:37

UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior

UNICEF deputy director Justin Forsyth has resigned following complaints of inappropriate behavior towards female staff in his previous post as head of British charity Save The Children, the children's agency said Thursday.

UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior

UNICEF deputy director Justin Forsyth has resigned following complaints of inappropriate behavior towards female staff in his previous post as head of British charity Save The Children, the children's agency said Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 18:18

Iran sticking to nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Iran is still sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Thursday, four months ahead of US President Donald Trump's deadline to fix its "disastrous flaws".

Iran sticking to nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Iran is still sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Thursday, four months ahead of US President Donald Trump's deadline to fix its "disastrous flaws".

02/22/2018 - 19:18

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.


02/22/2018 - 18:55

Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US Capitol

The body of Reverend Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to several presidents, will lie in the US Capitol Rotunda next week so Americans can pay respect to the globally influential preacher, lawmakers said Thursday.

Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US Capitol

The body of Reverend Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to several presidents, will lie in the US Capitol Rotunda next week so Americans can pay respect to the globally influential preacher, lawmakers said Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 18:48

White powder and 'racist' letter sent to Meghan Markle

A package containing white powder and an allegedly racist message sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle is being treated as a hate crime, police said on Thursday.

White powder and 'racist' letter sent to Meghan Markle

A package containing white powder and an allegedly racist message sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle is being treated as a hate crime, police said on Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 17:48

Dell CEO buyer of record $100mn NY home: report

Texas-born billionaire Michael Dell has been revealed as the buyer of a $100 million Manhattan penthouse that holds the record for most expensive home purchased in New York, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Dell CEO buyer of record $100mn NY home: report

Texas-born billionaire Michael Dell has been revealed as the buyer of a $100 million Manhattan penthouse that holds the record for most expensive home purchased in New York, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 17:28

Depardieu hooks up with French provocateur Blier for new film

French acting legend Gerard Depardieu has teamed up again with director Bertrand Blier, the veteran provocateur behind some of his greatest hits, his producers said Thursday.

Depardieu hooks up with French provocateur Blier for new film

French acting legend Gerard Depardieu has teamed up again with director Bertrand Blier, the veteran provocateur behind some of his greatest hits, his producers said Thursday.

02/22/2018 - 19:25

Muguruza sees off Garcia to reach Dubai semis

Spaniard Garbine Muguruza reached the Dubai Championships semi-finals for the second time with a 7-5, 6-2 defeat of Caroline Garcia on Thursday, while Angelique Kerber set up a last-four clash with Elina Svitolina.

Muguruza sees off Garcia to reach Dubai semis

Spaniard Garbine Muguruza reached the Dubai Championships semi-finals for the second time with a 7-5, 6-2 defeat of Caroline Garcia on Thursday, while Angelique Kerber set up a last-four clash with Elina Svitolina.


02/22/2018 - 18:47

Wang makes solid start as he defends Qatar title

Defending champion Jeunghun Wang finished just three shots off the lead on the opening day of the Qatar Masters on Thursday, shooting a four-under-par 68.

Wang makes solid start as he defends Qatar title

Defending champion Jeunghun Wang finished just three shots off the lead on the opening day of the Qatar Masters on Thursday, shooting a four-under-par 68.


02/22/2018 - 18:44

Cummins, Hazlewood in tour opening pace blitz

Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets on the first day of a three-day match against South Africa A at Willowmoore Park on Thursday.

Cummins, Hazlewood in tour opening pace blitz

Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets on the first day of a three-day match against South Africa A at Willowmoore Park on Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 18:31

Muntari signs on for Deportivo rescue mission

Veteran Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was Thursday handed the chance to ride to the rescue of relegation-haunted Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna when he penned a deal until the end of the season.

Muntari signs on for Deportivo rescue mission

Veteran Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was Thursday handed the chance to ride to the rescue of relegation-haunted Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna when he penned a deal until the end of the season.


02/22/2018 - 18:30

Horse racing industry warns Brits too big to ride in post-Brexit UK

The horse racing industry is warning that the average British person is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and fears Brexit could hit its ability to find racing grooms.

Horse racing industry warns Brits too big to ride in post-Brexit UK

The horse racing industry is warning that the average British person is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and fears Brexit could hit its ability to find racing grooms.