PwC keeps Oscars despite best film blunder

PwC keeps Oscars despite best film blunder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan before this year’s Oscars ceremony Oscars organisers are to continue using accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) despite the best film mix-up. PwC had taken responsibility for the “unacceptable” mistake which saw La La Land wrongly announced as the winner instead of Moonlight, the Academy said. […]

Pee Wee Pumps: High heels for babies spark outrage

Pee Wee Pumps: High heels for babies spark outrage

Image copyright PA Image caption A company in the US is selling high heel shoes for babies up to 6 months old A US footwear company has sparked outrage among consumers and campaign groups over a range of high heeled shoes for babies. Pee Wee Pumps, which makes soft shoes for infants, describes its products […]

Russia protests: Kremlin condemns ‘provocation’

Media captionWhat the Russian press is saying about the protests The Kremlin has responded to mass protests on Sunday by accusing the opposition of encouraging lawbreaking and provoking violence. Some young people were paid, a presidential spokesman said, but added that the message from legal protests would be listened to. Defiant Russian opposition leader Alexei […]

United Airlines caught up in leggings row

United Airlines caught up in leggings row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The company’s response on Twitter has also been heavily criticised United Airlines has been heavily criticised on social media after two girls were reportedly barred from flying for wearing leggings. The incident happened on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday morning, activist Shannon Watts said. United said the […]

Hong Kong election: Beijing-backed Lam vows to heal divide

Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? The first woman elected to lead Hong Kong has vowed to heal divisions amid demands for more democracy and protests at Beijing’s growing influence. Carrie Lam, 59, had the backing of the Chinese government in Beijing and was widely expected to win. The […]

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One dead, 14 injured, police say

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One dead, 14 injured, police say

Image copyright CPD Image caption Cincinnati police said they faced a “horrific situation” at the Cameo nightclub One person has been killed and 14 injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, police said. At least two gunmen were involved in the incident at the Cameo Night Club, the Cincinnati Police Department said. […]

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uber said the car was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next […]

Germany’s Saarland state in bellwether vote for Merkel

Germany’s Saarland state in bellwether vote for Merkel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chancellor Angela Merkel – hoping for a fourth term An election in the German state of Saarland is being closely watched for signs of how Chancellor Angela Merkel might do in September’s national poll. It is governed by a coalition of her Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats as […]

British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

Image copyright Narges Ashtari Image caption Ms Ashtari says local politics and corruption are to blame for her predicament A British-Iranian aid worker accused of causing the death of a young Indian boy has been acquitted on appeal. Narges Kalbasi Ashtari was convicted in 2014 and jailed for a year over the death of five-year-old […]

London attack: World leaders show solidarity

Media captionThe Eiffel Tower turns off its lights Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks have voiced solidarity with the UK after the deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament. A lone attacker was shot dead after he used a car to run down pedestrians, killing two, and stabbed a police officer to death […]

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