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Rosamund Pike on enjoying the ‘fierce’ warfare reporter killed by the Syrian regime

Picture copyright Getty Photographs/Altitude Movies Picture caption Marie Colvin in 2011 (left) and Rosamund Pike in A Personal Battle A US courtroom has discovered the Syrian authorities accountable for warfare correspondent Marie Colvin’s loss of life, simply as a movie about her arrives in UK cinemas. On Thursday, Colvin’s loss of life in 2012 was deemed an “extrajudicial killing” by US District Decide Amy Berman Jackson, who ordered President Bashar

Beyoncé, couture and palaces: India’s rising style for mega-weddings

With regards to elaborate nuptials, few can rival the mega-weddings of India’s super-rich. Latest months have seen a slew of high-profile ceremonies, from a uncommon Bollywood-Hollywood union (Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas) to what could possibly be certainly one of historical past’s costliest weddings (when Isha Ambani, daughter of Asia’s richest man, wed Anand Piramal, the son of a billionaire industrialist). Eye-watering quantities of cash have been spent on high

Preventing again towards the billionaires

Picture caption Bruce Miller labored at Sears for greater than 35 years As a wave of bankruptcies hits the retail sector, employees wish to know why their bosses are popping out forward. The autumn of Sears, as soon as an icon of American retail may, has hit Bruce Miller onerous. The 56-year-old began on the division retailer out of highschool, rising to be a senior auto technician. However since Sears

Robert Mueller: America’s most mysterious public determine

Picture copyright Getty Pictures He seldom offers interviews and is never seen in public. But Robert Mueller, the person main the investigation into alleged Russian interference within the 2016 US election, is likely one of the most talked about folks in America. His critics accuse him of spearheading a plot to carry down the president. His supporters say he’s a tireless public servant combating to uncover the reality. However by

Obituary: Kim Bok-dong, the South Korean ‘consolation lady’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption South Korean campaigner Kim Bok-dong has died on the age of 92 The coffin handed the Japanese embassy in Seoul, accompanied on its remaining journey by mourners waving banners and holding yellow butterflies. Cries of “Japan should apologise” rang out above the gang, whereas others quietly sobbed. It was not your standard funeral procession. However then, Kim Bok-dong was not your standard lady, and

Central African Republic agrees peace cope with insurgent teams

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption AU commissioner Smail Chergui (c) helped dealer the talks in Khartoum A peace deal between the federal government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 insurgent teams has been struck after talks in Sudan, officers say. The deal was introduced by the UN mission in CAR, generally known as Minusca, and the African Union (AU), which each sponsored the talks in Khartoum. “It is

Venezuela disaster: Why US sanctions on will damage

Picture copyright Reuters America introduced sanctions this week which might be supposed to supply probably the most harm doable to the federal government of President Nicolás Maduro: the oil sector and its state firm, PDVSA. Up till now White Home government orders had been solely concentrating on authorities officers and sure sectors of the financial system. Now new sanctions will lastly damage the one sector that’s answerable for greater than

Egypt mummies: New tombs present in Minya

Picture copyright AFP Fifty mummies relationship again to the Ptolemaic period (305-30BC) have been discovered by Egyptian archaeologists, the antiquities ministry says. The mummies, of which 12 had been youngsters, had been present in 4 burial chambers 9m (30ft) deep within the Tuna El-Gebel web site in Minya, south of the capital Cairo. Some had been wrapped in linen, others had been in stone coffins or wood sarcophagi. Their identities

Syria conflict: Aleppo constructing collapse kills 11

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The war-damaged block was in a previously rebel-held space that had been bombed earlier than Syrian forces retook it Not less than 11 folks together with 4 kids had been killed when a war-damaged house block collapsed within the metropolis of Aleppo, state media stated. A toddler was the one survivor from the collapse within the previously rebel-held space of Salaheddin, which was bombed by

Leopard cub present in passenger’s baggage at Indian airport

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption The leopard cub was hidden in a plastic grocery basket An air passenger who arrived in India from Thailand has been detained on the airport after customs officers discovered a month-old leopard cub in his baggage. Suspicious have been raised when officers heard noises coming from his bag, which was discovered to include the two.2lb (1kg) cub hidden in a plastic grocery basket. The