Refugee drama Dheepan wins Palme d'Or for best film at Cannes

Refugee drama Dheepan wins Palme d'Or for best film at Cannes

Cannes, France (dpa) – French director Jacques Audiard's refugee drama Dheepan on Sunday won the Palme d'Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival.The film is about a Tamil Tiger called Dheepan who flees Sri Lanka to make his way to France,...



John Nash: A life of great struggle and stunning success

John Nash: A life of great struggle and stunning success

Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household

Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indy 500

Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Juan Pablo Montoya insisted he had the best car in the Team Penske stable — even to his three teammates, who all believed they were legitimate contenders to...

Iraqi forces to blame for Ramadi fall: Pentagon chief

Iraqi forces to blame for Ramadi fall: Pentagon chief

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told CNN exclusively that Iraqi forces were not outnumbered by ISIS in Ramadi -- yet they failed to fight.

Snohomish County Courthouse evacuated; armed man arrested

Snohomish County Courthouse evacuated; armed man arrested

Officials say a man who prompted the evacuation of a Washington state courthouse has been arrested without incident about a mile away from the building.

Wii Reportedly Burnt A Man's Entire Belongings

Wii Reportedly Burnt A Man's Entire Belongings

A report out of Colorado brings news of a man who claims that his Nintendo Wii burnt all of his belongings. The man lives in his RV and he says that the fire caused by his console burnt down everything he owns, including the RV. According to the report he had powered down the console but it was plu

John Nash, mathematician in 'A Beautiful Mind,' dies in New Jersey taxi crash alongside wife

John Nash, mathematician in 'A Beautiful Mind,' dies in New Jersey taxi crash alongside wife

'Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family,' Russell Crowe, who played Nash in the 2001 film, wrote on Twitter. 'Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts'

Art Garfunkel On Paul Simon: I 'Created A Monster'

Art Garfunkel On Paul Simon: I 'Created A Monster'

Art Garfunkel spoke openly with The Telegraph about his split with former bandmate Paul Simon. "I don't want to say any anti-Paul Simon things, but it seems very perverse to not enjoy the glory and walk away from it instead. Crazy," he said of the band's breakup, which occurred at the height of t

Male silverback kills older female gorilla at Australia zoo

Male silverback kills older female gorilla at Australia zoo

A female gorilla at an Australian zoo has died after being attacked by an aggressive male silverback.

Mass Migrant Graves Found In Malaysia

Mass Migrant Graves Found In Malaysia

Mass graves containing the bodies of migrants – some thought to be those of Rohingya Muslims - have been found in a camps used by human traffickers.

Two British Men Drown At Malta Beauty Spot

Two British Men Drown At Malta Beauty Spot

Two British men have drowned while swimming at a beauty spot in Malta, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Texas and Oklahoma hit by severe flooding, killing 1

Texas and Oklahoma hit by severe flooding, killing 1

Unprecedented rainfall has led to deadly flooding in Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend, prompting numerous evacuations and rescues, and killing one firefighter Heavy rains hit eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma on Sunday morning, after dumping between five and 10 inches across parts of central Te

71 arrested in Cleveland protests following Brelo verdict

71 arrested in Cleveland protests following Brelo verdict

CLEVELAND — The streets returned to calm Sunday after police arrested dozens of demonstrators overnight when protests grew increasingly aggressive in the wake of a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects. In total, 71 people were arrested, including several who turne

LA GLACE ET LE CIEL -red carpet- (en) Cannes 2015

LA GLACE ET LE CIEL -red carpet- (en) Cannes 2015

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Children among 90 'executed' by ISIS in Syria

Children among 90 'executed' by ISIS in Syria

More than 90 people -- including at least 11 children -- have been "executed" by ISIS fighters in the Syrian city of Palmyra in the last seven days, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told CNN Sunday. Many of the people killed were fa...

Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists. "They should b...

Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems. The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of ...

Record rainfall floods Texas, Oklahoma

Record rainfall floods Texas, Oklahoma

"Right now is not the time to return to your homes" -- an urgent warning Sunday from Ken Bell, the emergency management coordinator for the city of San Marcos, Texas, where near-torrential rain turned streets into swift-running rivers and forced the ...

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician, wife killed

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician, wife killed

John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police. Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in a taxi near Mo...

Irish ayes smiling as Church loses faith

Irish ayes smiling as Church loses faith

A top Irish Catholic leader said the Church needs a "reality check" as the predominantly Catholic nation voted to approve gay marriage."I think the Church needs to do a reality check right across the board ... Have we drifted away...

Isis fighters break into Palmyra museum

Isis fighters break into Palmyra museum

Isis fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra while the US-led coalition conducted air strikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town - the first such reported attack in the central Syrian province of Homs.The...

Protests after white cop cleared in shooting of black suspects

Protests after white cop cleared in shooting of black suspects

Police in Cleveland, Ohio, made multiple arrests during protests over the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects after a high-speed chase.A large contingent of police in riot gear began making arrests...

Comedian offers stage stormer a proper gig

Comedian offers stage stormer a proper gig

Brendhan Lovegrove has offered the amateur comedian who rushed the stage in a drunken haze last week a proper stand-up gig.Cam Cumming was so keen to do stand-up, he stormed the stage at an event on Thursday night, to the initial...

'Beautiful Mind' Nobel Prize winner John Nash killed in a car crash

'Beautiful Mind' Nobel Prize winner John Nash killed in a car crash

US Nobel Prize winner John Nash has died in car crash along with his wife Alicia.

The mathematician whose life story was turned into the Oscar-winning film ‘A Beautiful Mind’ was travelling in a taxi in New Jersey when the accident happened.

Actor Russell Crowe, who playe

Cannes: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d'Or

Cannes: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d'Or

CANNES — French auteur Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan," an intimately observed, mostly Tamil-language drama about a makeshift family of Sri Lankan refugees in Paris, was the unexpected winner of the Palme d'Or at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on Sunday night. “Thank you, Michael Haneke,

Apsley gallops home for 160th races

THE Melbourne Cup may be known as the race that stops the nation, but in the tiny Western Vic town of Apsley there is another racing event which pre-dates it.

Jed Allen Didcot murders: First pictures of three members of same family found stabbed to death

The manhunt for 21-year-old Jed Allen wanted in connection with the killings in Oxfordshire has continued today, with armed police sealing off an Oxford city centre park

Carter saying Iraqi forces losing 'will to fight' sparks more criticism, concern about Obama plan

The Iraqi forces defeated by Islamic State fighters in their takeover of Ramadi were not outnumbered and in fact showed "no will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday, an indication that even a top-ranking administration official thinks President Obama's plan to defeat the extremist gr

England v New Zealand quiz

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Stokes & Cook shine for England

Ben Stokes hits the fastest Test century at Lord's and Alastair Cook 153 not out as England rally against New Zealand.

Pentagon slams Iraqi forces for 'failing to fight' in Ramadi

Washington (AFP) - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday that Iraqi forces "failed to fight" in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants, and said the troops lacked the will to defend themselves."What apparently happened was the Iraqi forces showed no will to fight. They were not outnu

The 25 highest-paid players in Major League Baseball

Salaries continue to soar in Major League Baseball as 25 players will make at least $20 million in base salary this season, up from 21 players in 2014. This year's group of highest-paid players includes nine starting pitchers, seven first basemen, two shortstops, two right fielders, and a second bas

Joel McHale to host the 2015 ESPY Awards ceremony

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Actor, comedian and television personality Joel McHale is to host the 2015 ESPY Awards show in Los Angeles, ABC announced.

71 Protesters Arrested After Cleveland Police Officer Acquitted

A total of 71 people have been arrested in the central U.S. city of Cleveland during protests following the acquittal of a white policeman in the shooting deaths of two unarmed blacks in 2012.

VIDEO: Didcot deaths: Police name victims

Police have named the three people - a man, woman and young girl - who were found dead in a house in Oxfordshire.

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival Winners, Live As They Come In

READ MORE: The 2015 Indiewire Cannes Bible [To view live stream in the U.S., change your computer clock to France time.] Palme d'Or: Grand Prix: Best Director: Best Screenplay:...

Western Morning News commented Cross-party discussions launched to block David Cameron's bid to...

Cross-party discussions have been launched to block David Cameron's bid to scrap the Human Rights Act, with potential Tory rebels being targeted to vote against its abolition. Details of the operation were revealed as senior Tories, including a government minister who would be forced to resign in