Entertainment – International

Selena Gomez the master of Instagram in 2016

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Pop star Selena Gomez dominated Instagram in 2016, enjoying more followers than any other celebrity and accounting for the site’s most popular photos. The photo-sharing site, releasing its figures for the year so far on Thursday, found that young female celebrities were the most adept at the platform. Gomez had more than 103 million followers, more than any user except Instagram itself, which selects intriguing postings from around the […]

WATCH: Ice marathon runners take part in the “Mannequin Challenge”

UNION GLACIER, ANTARCTIC (Reuters) — The mannequin challenge has ignited inspiration around the world and across many sports but a group of marathon runners braved extreme temperatures to perform what is believed to be the southern-most “Mannequin Challenge” on Friday (November 25). Athletes already had the advantage of already being ‘frozen to a spot’ with temperatures hovering at around -20c before they set off for Antarctica Ice Marathon race. Runners from 17 countries piled on […]

Hillary Clinton surprises gala for UNICEF, Katy Perry

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Hillary Clinton surprised a New York gala with an unscheduled appearance to promote UNICEF and honor singer Katy Perry, one of the top celebrity supporters of her ill-fated presidential campaign. The United Nations Children’s Fund presented Perry an award Tuesday night at its Snowflake Ball, a glitzy annual evening to benefit the international organization. Clinton unexpectedly entered to introduce Perry, taking the stage to the sound of the pop […]

Thai province thanks monkeys with annual fruit buffet

LOPBURI, THAILAND (Reuters) — A province in Thailand famous for its monkey population laid out an annual fruit buffet on Sunday (November 27) to thank them for bringing in tourists and helping the local economy. The event in Lopburi province, also known as the “Monkey Province”, is for the thousands of Crab-eating Macaques, also known as Long-tailed Monkeys, which live there. The monkeys have the run of the town, climbing over buildings and onto visitors. […]

Vintage aircraft perfom aerial show in Kenya

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) — Aviators flying vintage planes the length of Africa were in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Sunday (November 27), a day after one aircraft had to make a forced landing that wrecked the plane although the crew escaped without injury. The Vintage Air Rally includes biplanes built in the 1920s and 1930s which have flown from Europe, past Egypt’s pyramids and through Sudan and Ethiopia, where they were briefly detained because […]

Controversial British photographer David Hamilton dies

Paris, France (AFP ) Controversial British fashion photographer David Hamilton, 83, was found dead in his Parisian home Friday, emergency services sources said, just weeks after being accused of rape by several former child models. Hamilton, known for his widely published nude images of underage girls, was found in a state of cardiac arrest an informed source said, adding there was medication near his body. He was declared dead an hour later. Hamilton, who rose to fame […]

Seattle beat Colorado to reach MLS Cup final

  COLORADO, United States (Reuters) — The Seattle Sounders defeated Colorado Rapids 1-0 in Denver to ensure they won the Western Conference finals and advanced to the MLS Cup final. The Rapids had the better chances in the first-half, with Jermaine Jones heading just wide from a corner and then looping the ball onto the top of the net later in the half after Sounders keeper, Stefan Frei, fumbled his catch. The game was settled […]

Ukrainian students make Steve Jobs’ portrait from computer keyboard keys

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) — Ukrainian IT students paid tribute to their idol, U.S. businessman and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, in an unusual way – by creating his portrait from keyboard keys. Three students from a private IT academy in the eastern city of Mariupol spent three months searching for the best possible keys, which could resemble Jobs’ face. Student Ivan Kuchugura said it was very time-consuming process. “When I started, I took around three hours […]

Mariah Carey remains coy about Packer engagement

CALIFORNIA, United States (Reuters) — Mariah Carey’s new reality show sees the larger-than-life singer trying on wedding dresses and wrestling with a decision to postpone her marriage to Australian businessman James Packer. But nine months on, as “Mariah’s World” prepares to air in December, Carey is dodging questions about the sudden breakdown in October of her engagement to the billionaire. Asked if the eight-part series would show what really went on to cause the split, […]

Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the homebound

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Reuters) — Hundreds of volunteers in Washington, D.C. were filled with the spirit of Thanksgiving on Thursday (November 24), taking time out of their holiday to help bring food to those who otherwise might not be able to spend the day with friends and family. D.C. charity ‘Food & Friends’ spearheaded it’s annual tradition of bringing together volunteers and staff over the week to prepare meals for some 3,500 homebound residents who are […]

Prince Harry gets the royal tour of Saint Kitts and Nevis, a two-island country in West Indies

SAINT KITT AND NEVIS (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince Harry received a royal welcome upon his arrival Wednesday (November 23) at Saint Kitts and Nevis, where he was greeted Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton. Prince Harry formally inspected the Guards before heading to say hello to throngs of cheering fans that had lined the street in Port Zante. From there Harry was scheduled to go to a youth rally at Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World […]

Trump’s Hollywood star is reborn

CALIFORNIA, United States (Reuters) –President-elect Donald Trump’s star is back on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, less than a month after being defaced by a vandal wielding a sledgehammer and a pick-axe. Workers spent the past couple of weeks getting it ready with Trump’s star making its return this week. Trump’s star “sequel” along Hollywood Blvd. seemed to generating a fair amount of interest among tourists on Wednesday (November 23), with many taking the time […]