Palme d'Or for Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' at Cannes

Palme d'Or for Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' at Cannes

“Dheepan” by director Jacques Audiard has won the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

The film tells the tale of Tamil refugees from the civil war in Sri Lanka as they try to build a new life on a violent housing estate in France.

The surprise



Chief Justice Carmody offers to stand down

Chief Justice Carmody offers to stand down

UPDATE: QUEENSLAND’S embattled chief justice, Tim Carmody, has revealed he is prepared to step down – but he has a few conditions.

US defence secretary says Iraqis lacked will to fight in Ramadi

US defence secretary says Iraqis lacked will to fight in Ramadi

The fall of Iraq's strategic city of Ramadi to the Islamic State extremist militia showed that Iraqi troops lacked the will to fight, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday.Jihadists last week seized  Ramadi, the capital of western Anbar...

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

Crowds flock to Cathedral Village Arts Festival's street fair

Crowds flock to Cathedral Village Arts Festival's street fair

The Cathedral Village Arts Festival turned the 13th Avenue area into a bustling centre of action for the 2015 street fair.

Iraqis Advance on Ramadi as Carter Hits 'Will to Fight'

Iraqis Advance on Ramadi as Carter Hits 'Will to Fight'

Iraqi forces retook territory near Ramadi from ISIS Sunday in an effort to advance to the city, which was captured by militants a week earlier.

Fat-shamed dancer gets party

Fat-shamed dancer gets party

AFTER he was fat-shamed online earlier this year, Sean O’Brien’s supporters promised him a Hollywood dance party. They delivered.

Varoufakis slams media over Riga Eurogroup reporting

Varoufakis slams media over Riga Eurogroup reporting

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday admitted he had recorded a euro zone finance ministers meeting and criticised media for reporting «lies and innuendos» on what transpired at that April 24 Eurogroup gathering.

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

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The New Google Photos App Will Include Photo And Video Link Sharing With Privacy Controls

We gave you an overview of the new Google Photos app earlier today, but there's a lot more to see than can be covered in a single post. We're breaking some of the new features so we can go over them in detail. First up, the new link sharing component of Google Photos. Not only can you share photos o

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

Photos of deadly flooding across Texas and Oklahoma

Photos of deadly flooding across Texas and Oklahoma

Recent flooding in Texas and Oklahoma has resulted in evacuations, property damage and one death. Residents throughout both states have had to be rescued from the roofs and attics of their homes. More heavy rainfall is expected throughout the three-day weekend, and some flood warnings will be in ef

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

Montée des Marches du film La glace et le ciel avec Luc Jacquet et Claude Lorius. Closure Festival de 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 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

"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

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

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 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

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

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

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: Steven Paul Unveils Asian Talent Management Plans

Veteran U.S. independent producer Steven Paul has unveiled plans to expand into Asian talent management.

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