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New Delhi rapist on victim: ‘She should just be silent and allow rape’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 09:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Mukesh Singh, a bus driver, was one of five men convicted in the 2012 gang rape case and sentenced to death by hanging. He and three others are appealing the sentence. Singh showed no remorse, for what he dubbed “an accident” that occurred on December 2012 to a BBC Storyville documentary crew. “A decent girl […]

‘Divergent’ Author Veronica Roth To Write New Two-Book Series

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:44 GMT // 0 Comments

Just a couple tantalizing weeks before the release of the film adaptation of Insurgent, the second novel of Veronica Roth’s hit Divergent trilogy, Roth fans have even more cause for anticipatory excitement: The author has inked a deal with HarperCollins for an as-yet-unnamed duology, the first installment of which is due to arrive in 2017.LOS […]

‘The Lion King’ Actually Had The Blue Vs. Gold Debate First

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 16:57 GMT // 0 Comments

Thursday night, seemingly the entire nation debated whether a dress uploaded to Tumblr is white and gold or blue and black. (It was determined that the dress is blue and black.) Though, a similar debate has been stirring since 1994, with the release of “The Lion King.” As Reddit user iceroll recently pointed out, Timon […]

Harrison Ford Set To Return For ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel That Denis Villeneuve Will Direct

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 02:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckhard in a sequel to “Blade Runner.” Alcon Entertainment announced the news in a press release, while also touting that Denis Villeneuve (“Prisoners”) would replace Ridley Scott in the director’s chair. Scott, who directed the acclaimed first film, is still on board as executive producer.Harrison Ford will […]

Listen To Ed Sheeran Read The Weather In The Most Ed Sheeran Way Possible

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 21:35 GMT // 0 Comments

Ed Sheeran has used his voice to nab Grammy nominations and release albums that debuted on the Billboard 200 chart. Now, he’s using it to deliver the forecast. –Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran visits the radio Q102 Performance Theater on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) | Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP Follow HuffPost Teen on […]

White House Wants To Crack Down On 401(K) Fees

by The Huffington Post // February 23, 2015 // Updated 11:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Over the objections of Wall Street and some financial regulators, the White House announced Monday that it plans to move ahead with a new rule that will hold investment brokers to a higher standard, requiring by law that they act in the best interests of their clients. The so-called fiduciary duty rule would prevent certain […]

White House Wants To Crack Down On 401(K) Fees

by The Huffington Post // February 23, 2015 // Updated 11:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Over the objections of Wall Street and some financial regulators, the White House announced Monday that it plans to move ahead with a new rule that will hold investment brokers to a higher standard, requiring by law that they act in the best interests of their clients.US President Barack Obama addresses the General Session of […]

‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’: What the critics are saying

by CNN // February 21, 2015 // Updated 18:22 GMT // 0 Comments

Starring Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Gillian Jacobs and Chevy Chase, Paramount and MGM’s Oscar-weekend release is tipped to earn $15 million or more. It was pushed back from its original Christmas Day release date, when it was set to square off against “The Interview” with Seth Rogen and James Franco. – New York […]

Here’s An Exclusive First Listen Of Van Morrison’s New Single ‘Real Real Gone,’ Featuring Michael Bublé

by The Huffington Post // February 17, 2015 // Updated 11:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Van Morrison is back with a new studio album. RCA records will release “Duets: Re-working the Catalogue,” featuring songs from the artist’s fruitful repertoire redone with duet partners, including Michael Bublé, the late Bobby Womack and Natalie Cole. The album, which will focus on Morrison’s lesser known tracks, is set for worldwide release on March […]

United Nations Postpones Report on Possible War Crimes in Sri Lanka

by The New York Times // February 16, 2015 // Updated 21:09 GMT // 0 Comments

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday agreed to defer the release of a landmark inquiry into possible war crimes in Sri Lanka, after an intense lobbying campaign by the country’s newly elected government and what the United Nations top rights official described as “signals of broad cooperation” from Sri Lankan officials. The release […]

Girl’s best friend indeed: 100-carat ‘perfect’ diamond up for auction

by CNN // February 13, 2015 // Updated 21:01 GMT // 0 Comments

The 100.20-carat, D color (meaning it is colorless), internally flawless stone is one of just five comparable quality diamonds over 100 carats, a release from Sotheby’s auction said, and is “the largest perfect diamond with a classic Emerald-cut ever to be offered at auction.” – The auction is scheduled for April 21.

Chinese Catholics Seek Answers to Bishop’s Fate

by The New York Times // February 13, 2015 // Updated 11:41 GMT // 0 Comments

HONG KONG — For the better part of the last 60 years, Bishop Cosma Shi Enxiang was imprisoned in Chinese jails and labor camps. For the last 14, he was held without charge in a secret location. Bishop Cosma Shi Enxiang has been held without charge for the past 14 years. (Ucanews.com) His offense: refusing […]

Vice Magazine Names First Female Editor-In-Chief In 20-Year History

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 16:52 GMT // 0 Comments

Vice has named Ellis Jones as the new editor-in-chief of Vice Magazine, the media company announced in a press release Thursday. – The author of this post has worked previously as a freelance writer for Vice’s website.

Egyptian Court Orders Release of 2 Al Jazeera Journalists

by The New York Times // February 12, 2015 // Updated 14:33 GMT // 0 Comments

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of two journalists jailed here for more than a year on charges of broadcasting false news in a conspiracy with the Muslim Brotherhood, evidently moving to end a downpour of international criticism over the case. Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, right, and Baher Mohamed on trial in […]

Coast Guard dispatched to help free ship stranded in ice

by CNN // February 12, 2015 // Updated 14:14 GMT // 0 Comments

“The seas of Antarctica are treacherous and unforgiving,” U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Charles Ray said in a press release out Wednesday night from the Coast Guard. “This incident is a sobering reminder of the importance of the U.S. icebreaker fleet as we see increased human activity in the Polar Regions.” Ray is the commander […]

Egyptian Judge Orders Release Of Al-Jazeera English Journalists

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 12:24 GMT // 0 Comments

An Egyptian judge has ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera English journalists, demanding that the Canadian defendant pay a $33,000 bail, pending their retrial. The judge ordered the release of all defendants at the retrial’s opening on Thursday. The fiance of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy cheered in jubilation: “Long Live Justice.”In this Monday, March 31, […]

‘Fifty Shades’ Director: Anastasia Becomes ‘More Empowered; Not Weaker, But Stronger’ Throughout Film

by The Huffington Post // February 10, 2015 // Updated 15:55 GMT // 0 Comments

The question of whether or not the BDSM sex of “Fifty Shades Of Grey” depicts a woman exercising her agency or submitting to sexual violence continues to dominate the media as the movie’s release date nears. But the film’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, hopes viewers will step back and consider the character’s own perspective. In an […]

Sony & Marvel Studios Team Up To Make New Spider-Man Movie

by The Huffington Post // February 10, 2015 // Updated 05:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Spider-Man is coming home. As announced via press release late Monday, Sony and Disney-owned Marvel Studios will produce the next iteration of Spider-Man on the big screen. The beloved character — who has lived at Sony since Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” in 2002 — will appear in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe feature for Disney, before […]

Man crashes through Coast Guard gate in Michigan, says he has a bomb

by CNN // February 8, 2015 // Updated 16:48 GMT // 0 Comments

According to a news release, after the man broke through the gates, he went into the station in Grand Haven, which is on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, and assaulted workers. Some subdued him until investigators arrived, and all Coast Guard personnel are safe, the release said. Residents of a nearby condo complex were […]

Brian Williams To Take Temporary Leave From Nightly News

by The Huffington Post // February 7, 2015 // Updated 21:23 GMT // 0 Comments

Brian Williams is going to take a brief absence from the NBC “Nightly News” broadcast, he said in a press release Saturday. The move follows Williams’ admission that he was not actually aboard a helicopter in Iraq that was shot down by enemy fire in 2003, as he had previously said.NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER […]

Beyonce, Taylor Swift, U2 among big Grammy nominees

by CNN // February 6, 2015 // Updated 13:23 GMT // 0 Comments

The last one came with album of the year. Beyonce’s self-titled release of late 2013 made the list, along with Beck’s “Morning Phase,” Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour,” Pharrell’s “Girl” and Ed Sheeran’s “X.” Beyonce’s other nominations are for best R&B performance, best R&B song, best urban contemporary album, best surround-sound album and best […]

Madonna’s ‘Living For Love’ Video Is The Singer’s Best Work In A Decade

by The Huffington Post // February 5, 2015 // Updated 20:36 GMT // 0 Comments

Madonna dropped off the music video for “Living for Love” on Snapchat’s doorstep Thursday afternoon, inching closer toward the (official) release of her 13th studio album, “Rebel Heart,” on March 10. Madonna’s “Living for Love” video premiered on Snapchat. | Snapchat – You can also catch Madonna performing “Living for Love” at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

Renewed debate over 9/11 Commission report as new claims emerge

by CNN // February 5, 2015 // Updated 18:05 GMT // 0 Comments

The allegations were made by Zacarias Moussaoui in sworn statements filed as part of a legal brief in an ongoing lawsuit brought by the families of 9/11 victims against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in financing the attacks. A cloud of suspicion has hung over the Middle Eastern kingdom since the […]

Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

by CNN // February 2, 2015 // Updated 22:25 GMT // 0 Comments

The U.S. has been leasing the 45 square miles that the base sits on since 1903. The base shares a 17-mile border with Cuba. The U.S. pays the Cuban government approximately $4,085 a year for the lease. The last time time Cuba accepted the payment was in 1959. The lease can only be terminated by […]

Obama's Budget Seeks $534 Billion for Pentagon

by The New York Times // February 2, 2015 // Updated 17:23 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — President Obama is asking the new Republican Congress for a base defense budget of $534 billion in 2016, the Pentagon said on Monday in its annual budget release, exceeding by $35 billion the mandatory across-the-board reductions known as sequestration. The Pentagon is seeking funding for more of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, built by Lockheed […]

Jordan, Japan Wait For News Of 2 ISIS Hostages

by The Huffington Post // January 30, 2015 // Updated 23:10 GMT // 0 Comments

The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. Jordan has said it will only release an al-Qaida prisoner, Sajida al-Rishawi, from death row if it […]

Big Sean Drops ‘Blessings’ Featuring Kanye West And Drake

by The Huffington Post // January 30, 2015 // Updated 14:28 GMT // 0 Comments

After announcing the title and release date of his new album, “Dark Sky Paradise,” Big Sean debuted a new single, “Blessings.” Produced by Vinylz, the track features verses from Drake and Kanye West. This is the first song to feature both Drake and West since they ended their “feud” in 2013. Kanye’s verse is particularly […]

16 Things We Saw In The First Official ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer

by The Huffington Post // January 30, 2015 // Updated 14:13 GMT // 0 Comments

“Game of Thrones” exploded in IMAX on Thursday night, and beyond experiencing the last two episodes of Season 4 on the giant screen, HuffPost Entertainment got to see the world premiere of the Season 5 trailer. The trailer doesn’t yet have an official release date. (You can see it at the “Game of Thrones” The […]

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