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Arts&Culture Julian Assange's Swedish Rape Charges Have Been Dropped
Author: 0 Julian Assange's Swedish Rape Charges Have Been Dropped

Mr Assange thanked the Ecuadorian Government for granting him political asylum despite "intense pressure", as well as his legal team and others who have stood by him. Assange's lawyer, Per E Samuelsson, told Swedish Radio the decision was "a total victory" for his client. The WikiLeaks founder was originally wanted for questioning on accusations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion brought by two Swedish women in 2010.

Arts&Culture Basquiat painting was bought for just $19000 in 1984
Author: 0 Basquiat painting was bought for just $19000 in 1984

A blend of acrylic, spray paint, and oil stick, the skull painting last appeared on the market nearly exactly 13 years ago, when it sold for $19,000 to collectors Jerry and Emily Spiegel. His raw and brutal works draw on the problems faced by African Americans in the US. With one phone call, Jean-Claude Basquiat joined the rarefied club of artists whose works have crossed the $100 million mark.

Arts&Culture Indian climber missing on Everest, guide in bad condition
Author: 0 Indian climber missing on Everest, guide in bad condition

It is learnt with news pouring in, that an American climber died today and an Indian climber is missing. The area in which he died is called "death zone" and is known for thin air. Another 443 successfully summitted from the Nepal side, and another 197 made it to the top from the north side in Tibet. Breeze tried to climb Everest in 2015, but his attempt was thwarted following an avalanche, in which he was buried under heavy snow.

Author: 0 Hunnam Compliments Beckham's Performance In King Arthur

He said: "It was lovely (working with Beckham), he did an incredible job". "He is very quiet and humble and serious". Speaking at the movie's premiere in London, Beckham, who was tutored by a coach for his role, said acting is not a new career path for him.

Author: 0 North Korea detains another American citizen, local media reports

PUST is the only privately funded university in North Korea. "Obviously, this is concerning". "The security of USA citizens is one of the Department's highest priorities ", it was said in a statement. PUST is the only private educational institution in North Korea. Warmbier was detained in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda banner.

Author: 0 Seoul says North Korea fires an unidentified projectile

North Korea on Sunday launched an unidentified ballistic missile, which flew over 500 km, just a week after Pyongyang carried out its most successful missile test, South Korean military has confirmed. Under the watch of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Arts&Culture With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes
Author: 0 With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes

However fellow juror Will Smith - perhaps the most popular figure on this year's bench - waves his flag in favour of Netflix . Mija is somehow connected with a group of animal lovers, led by Paul Dano's Jay, who say that they want to expose Mirando and rescue Okja.

Author: 0 Wait, Is Dwayne Johnson Actually Going to Run for President?

For the sake of viewers who thought Alec Baldwin's portrayal of Donald Trump as an obnoxious bully was hypocritical, there was even a shot thrown the actor's way tonight. He told GQ for its June cover story that he was considering running. Johnson was referring to poll data released this week from Public Polling Policy .

Arts&Culture Tendulkar holds special screening of his film for armed forces
Author: 0 Tendulkar holds special screening of his film for armed forces

Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to share a photo from the screening and wrote, "Thank you for everything that you do for us, as part of the Indian Armed Forces". The 1999 match in the Super Sixes was probably the first time that the two countries played against each other when they were engaged in a war-like situation at the same time.

Arts&Culture Tamil Nadu will soon perform, govern well under Panneerselvam: AIADMK
Author: 0 Tamil Nadu will soon perform, govern well under Panneerselvam: AIADMK

O. Panneerselvam, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and leader of an AIADMK faction, did a quick back-flip after tweeting about a tie-up with BJP after civic body poll results following a furore. The popular view in Tamil Nadu's political circles is that the BJP and Rajini will not make any official announcements till next month's Presidential Elections.

Arts&Culture It's Officially Blockbuster Season: 'Guardians 2' Opens With $145M
Author: 0 It's Officially Blockbuster Season: 'Guardians 2' Opens With $145M

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 launched the summer blockbuster season with a healthy $145 million debut. Now, thanks to writer/director James Gunn, we have word on a new character from Vol. 2 over the weekend, let us know what you thought of it in the forums! Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis said the film can now boast of the 17th biggest domestic opening of all time, and he touted the box office clout of both Disney and Marvel.

Arts&Culture Liam Payne reveals whether he's planning to marry Cheryl
Author: 0 Liam Payne reveals whether he's planning to marry Cheryl

Whether he's trying to promote his debit solo track, Strip That Down , or was just fed up of a life shrouded in mystery - we feel like we're practically best mates with the 1D hunk lately. 'I think that the amusing thing is, [Harry] would say the same thing about me because he doesn't really listen to hip-hop music, whereas it's like my song's more "Rack City" and his song is more of a different era to something I'd listen to, I guess'.

Arts&Culture 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Will Feature Classic Cartoon Theme Song
Author: 0 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Will Feature Classic Cartoon Theme Song

The question, however, is: Did Giacchino record and post that just for fun? Fortunately, it looks like the music composer heard our plea and has shared a short version of a soundtrack from Spider-Man: Homecoming . Of course, nothing goes to plan as is the norm, and a new supervillain called the Vulture (played by Michael Keaton ) emerges to threaten everything.

Arts&Culture Reasons Why Chris Jericho's Last Run Was His Best Ever
Author: 0 Reasons Why Chris Jericho's Last Run Was His Best Ever

A listener calls into the show and says that WWE is contradicting themselves when they say that wins/losses matter on live programming, and then someone like Jinder Mahal gets a major push after having a bad recent record. Chirs Jericho beats Kevin Owens Jericho got off the gates well with a big elbow drop on Owens followed by a standing dropkick. We see highlights of his match with Aiden English and his new finisher as both compliment the new SmackDown live star.

Author: 0 'Half Girlfriend' mints over Rs 10 crore on opening day

India biz. Growth on Sat: "3.51%". "Considering that both the films are decent and they get decent word-of-mouth publicity, then Hindi Medium should collect Rs 5-6 crore over the first weekend, while Half Girlfriend can easily rake in Rs 35 crore plus over the opening weekend".

Arts&Culture Jim Carrey cherishes guitar from Chris Cornell
Author: 0 Jim Carrey cherishes guitar from Chris Cornell

Soundgarden from left Kim Thayil (guitarist), Matt Cameron (drummer), Chris Cornell (singer), and Ben Shepherd (bassist) in 1996. The Seattle-born Soundgarden frontman was found by officers who were called to Cornell's hotel by a friend.

Arts&Culture CBS plans big Thursday night with
Author: 0 CBS plans big Thursday night with "Young Sheldon", "SWAT"

Looking at the trailer, you can spot all the trademark Sheldon-idiosyncrasies, but Armitage has a long way before he can deliver lines the way Parsons does. Perry is the daughter of actress Laurie Metcalf , who plays Sheldon's mom on " Big Bang Theory ". A heart-warming scene, featuring Sheldon saying grace at the dinner table with his boisterous family - a gang of football-loving, religiously devout, brash Texans - hints at a more sentimental tone than its gag-heavy predecessor.

Arts&Culture Sonam excited for Cannes, but has no advice for Deepika
Author: 0 Sonam excited for Cannes, but has no advice for Deepika

We have a brand that we are launching, I am shooting two films, she is making Veere Di Wedding . With three Bollywood actresses walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, comparisons are bound to happen but Deepika Padukone says the event is an incredible platform for different women to showcase their talent.

Author: 0 Chris Cornell Is Mourned In Hometown Of Seattle

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Cornell was one of the main movers and shakers of the grunge movement, forming Soundgarden with guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in 1984. By 2001, he had helped found the supergroup Audioslave with several members of Rage Against the Machine . Soundgarden disbanded in 1997 due to tensions in the group, and Cornell pursued a solo career.

Arts&Culture Fans Camp Out for Tickets to the 'SNL' Season Finale
Author: 0 Fans Camp Out for Tickets to the 'SNL' Season Finale

Scarlett Johansson also made a guest appearance as Ivanka Trump. Little Carmen beamed, "Sat-ur-day". The sketch was a hat-tip to the first SNL episode after the Canadian singer's death and the American president's election victory in November, in which the defeated Hillary Clinton was depicted performing the melancholic number.

Arts&Culture Katy Perry Chains Us To The Rhythm In Spectacular 'SNL' Performance
Author: 0 Katy Perry Chains Us To The Rhythm In Spectacular 'SNL' Performance

Although Perry chose to play coy about whether or not her latest single was aimed at Swift, she confirmed "Swish, Swish" was inspired by someone who attempted to bully her. "I just think with everything going on in the world to go from rebranding as political activist only to ditch it and go low.is. a bummer". She responded, 'Not gonna lie Nicki is great on it and basically the only part that doesn't sound a mess'.

Author: 0 Royals and celebrities add colour to Pippa's wedding

Prince Harry was spotted leaving the church with fellow guests but his girlfriend, Hollywood actress Meghan Markle, was nowhere to be seen. For Pippa's big day, Harry sported a gray trousers, a black coat with long tails, and a bright blue tie.

Author: 0 Ringling Brothers to take final bow

Meanwhile, the 5 Ringling brothers started a rival, vaudeville-style circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes this weekend after 146 years of performances and travel, tragedy and celebration. "I will feel the real feeling when the last night, the curtain closes ", Vassallo said. Vargas said she looked forward to the "new adventures" she and her circus family would have going forward.

Arts&Culture 8 injured after plane clips LA airport truck
Author: 0 8 injured after plane clips LA airport truck

The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate and was crossing a service road when the plane's right wing tip "acted like a hook", lifted the rear top of the high-profile truck and tipped it over, airport Officer Rob Pedregon said. The right wing of the jet was damaged but there was no fuel spill or fire. Messages to the FAA and airport representatives were not immediately returned.

Arts&Culture A horror universe begins in final trailer for The Mummy
Author: 0 A horror universe begins in final trailer for The Mummy

The cast features Tom Cruise ( Jack Reacher, Top Gun ), Russell Crowe ( The Nice Guys , Gladiator ), and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond), as well as Courtney B. The script is by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie . The Mummy is set to open on June 9 , 2017. The cast of " The Mummy " also includes Annabelle Wallis , Jake Johnson , Courtney B.

Arts&Culture Chelsea win the Premier League
Author: 0 Chelsea win the Premier League

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill believes that his side have been the best team this season, despite being run close by Tottenham. I think if you can continue with these players, you can improve a lot. "I found the strength to change, to take responsibility to change systems and find a new fit for the players", he said . "Some criticisms were deserved and others not - and if you bounce back winning the title again, that's fantastic".

Arts&Culture Hugh Jackman's secret? He didn't know wolverines are real
Author: 0 Hugh Jackman's secret? He didn't know wolverines are real

He recalls researching the animal when he first got the role and being somewhat mistaken about the character. According to Jackman, he felt that appearing as the evil clone of Logan would be off-putting to the audience who have asked for a more aggressive and rage-filled Wolverine to appear in the film as he has in the comics.

Author: 0 Charlie Hunnam rejected offer from Game of Thrones

The filmmaker cast Beckham as a cockney henchman in his action adventure, but his cameo role was dubbed by some fans and critics as "cringeworthy" and "wooden". The plot follows a young "Arthur" who runs the back streets of "Londinium" with his crew, unaware of his royal lineage until he draws the sword "Excalibur" from the stone.

Author: 0 See Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Try to Save His Job on 'SNL'

In a second, longer sketch, "SNL" host Melissa McCarthy reprised her take on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, complete with him hiding in the bushes, a references to a recent Washington Post account. "Is this like The Godfather where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again", asks McCarthy's Spicer, who initially resists. It sometimes seems the opposition to Trump is carried by a cadre of Irish Americans - Colbert, Maher, Baldwin, McCarthy, even Fallon these days.

Author: 0 Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

Herbert weighed in on Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey-a shocking move made by the president last week. Rep. Devin Nunes, the cCairman of the House Intelligence Committee, had to recuse himself from that investigation after a freaky incident where he emerged from the White House and seemed to suggest he had evidence backing up President Trump's groundless contention that he had been under surveillance by The Obama Admin.

Arts&Culture Veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor to share screen together
Author: 0 Veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor to share screen together

AR Rahman is on music-composing duties. Now, in a new tweet on Saturday, an upset Amitabh Bachchan revealed yet-another picture from the sets of the film saying the viral picture was leaked ahead of its scheduled time. Earlier, Rishi Kapoor took to twitter to share his delight of working with Bachchan after years. Always a pleasure and an honour to work with him.

Author: 0 Trump aides knew Flynn was under investigation prior to inauguration

Turkey has long opposed US forces working with Kurdish forces. As news broke in February that Flynn had discussed sanctions imposed on Russian Federation with the country's ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump's inauguration, Pence was caught in the crosshairs.

Author: 0 Tripura and Mizoram to Pass GST Bill This Month

The Council in its meeting on Thursday decide the tax rate on 1,211 goods, keeping most food items out of the purview of GST. Supply of food/drinks in outdoor catering, services of AC restaurants or those with liquor licence, theatrical/folk dance/ Indian classical dance performance and composite supply of works contract as defined in CGST law will attract 18 per cent tax rate.

Arts&Culture Julia Michaels To Play Billboard Music Awards As T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist
Author: 0 Julia Michaels To Play Billboard Music Awards As T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist

The Billboard Music Award is an honour given by Billboard , a publication and music popularity chart, covering the music business. Nicki is nominated this year in the category of Chart Achievement Award. Now that he's confirmed to perform (and leads the nominations), plans have been made for a "unique and exciting and spectacular" showcase. The awards, which will be hosted by Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens , will take place on Sunday night.

Arts&Culture Royal sister-in-law Pippa takes spotlight in star-studded British wedding
Author: 0 Royal sister-in-law Pippa takes spotlight in star-studded British wedding

But royal fans were left disappointed as there was no Meghan Markle among the guests, with William and Harry arriving together on foot. Matthews, smiling broadly, arrived in formal wear shortly before his bride-to-be. Their relationship has become serious in recent months, with Harry speaking out to ask the press to respect their privacy. As maid of honor, her eye-catching, sleek white gown made headlines.

Arts&Culture Lisa Haydon, Husband Blessed With Son
Author: 0 Lisa Haydon, Husband Blessed With Son

Lisa tied the knot with her businessman beau Dino Lalvani in a beach wedding in Phuket, Thailand in October last year, after more than a year of courtship. Now, Lets have a look to some of the happy moments shared by the diva on her official Instagram account. Lisa while talking about her marriage said, "Life has not changed much after marriage".