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Steven Spielberg hails Meryl Streep as the 'greatest actress' working in Hollywood

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The film was released in the US on January 12 and was set to be released in Lebanon on January 18. A spokesperson for Spielberg is yet to comment on the reported ban. Most of Spielberg's subsequent films have, however, been shown in Lebanon without problems-except that his name was blacked out from the poster advertising The Adventures of Tintin . Read More »

Palestinian leader rebukes Trump

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On Sunday night, Abbas attacked the U.S. ambassadors to Israel and the United Nations, David Friedman and Nikki Haley , calling them a "disgrace". Earlier he condemned Abbas' speech , particularly the Palestinian leader's assertion that Israel is a "colonial project" that has no real connection to Judaism. Read More »

Oops - "Incoming Ballistic Missile" Warning Mistakenly Sent

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The agency changed protocols to require that two people send an alert and made it easier to cancel a false alarm - a process that took almost 40 minutes. Governor David Ige initially said on Saturday that "an employee pushed the wrong button". Broadcast attorney John Garziglia tells Radio Ink the same way that radio stations have procedures in place to confirm and verify school and governmental weather emergency closings, radio stations should have call-back numbers and verification ... Read More »

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios advance to second round

He said he had met Federer several times and would like to see more of him, "but obviously his time is pretty well taken care of". If I do months without playing an official match, it's always a little bit more hard. However, he got a rough draw and I don't see him making it out of his side, but look for Zverev to make it to the quarterfinals or semifinals. Top-ranked Nadal will get under way Monday night against Victor Estrella Burgos on Rod Laver Arena , where he lost the final in ... Read More »

SC judges speak against Centre's interference, PM meets Law Minister

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This is not the first time that Justice Chelameswar raised questions. All Supreme Court judges should be involved in setting the procedures used to hire and promote judges in all the country's courts, they added. But there was also criticism over the public nature of the rift. Emerging from a 45-minute discussion with the CJI at his residence, BCI chairman Manan Mishra said, "We spoke to the CJI and he said the issues will be sorted". Read More »

Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano

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A popular tourist attraction because of its near-perfect cone, Mayon lies in coconut-producing Albay province, about 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila . Amateur video shot on Monday evening (January 15) showed lava trails, coming from the crater of the Mayon volcano. More than 5,000 evacuated the area on Saturday and Sunday as officials raised the alert level due to the possibility of a hazardous eruption. Read More »

Donald Trump denies derogatory country remarks

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South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is reacting to President Donald Trump's use of vulgarity during a closed-door meeting on immigration reform. It is not true. "The Dems will threaten 'shutdown, ' but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most ". Durbin said the lawmakers went on to discuss USA immigration from African nations. Read More »

Nigeria summons US ambassador over Trump comments - foreign minister

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Let's take the whole scenario and put different words in there and let's say, "We'd rather have people from economically-prosperous countries than economically-deprived countries". Perdue says Durbin and Republican Sen. Fellow South Carolina GOP Sen. Graham also attended the meeting. Tell me how that is not a win. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation". Read More »

Trump Spars with Newspaper over Relationship with N. Korea's Kim

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At the start of his morning tweetstorm, Trump claimed that the WSJ falsely represented what he said. ".and they knew exactly what I said and meant", he continued. The Wall Street Journal quoted him as saying: " I probably have a good relationship" with Kim. But China , seen as a key player in any long-term solution, will be absent from the meeting on how to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions through diplomatic and financial pressure. Read More »

India inches closer to quarters after thrashing PNG

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With their second victory on the trot, India is comfortably placed on top of Group B table with a healthy net run rate of 3.890. From the moment India captain Prithvi Shaw won the toss and chose to bat, their opening game went nearly exactly to plan, and the script is likely to remain the same at Bay Ovalon Tuesday.The likes of Shaw, his opening partner Manjot Kalra, and Shubham Gill with the bat along with the pace duo of Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti could prove to be more than a ... Read More »

Indian Army celebrates 70th Army Day

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He also charged Pakistan with trying to disrupt social harmony in Jammu and Kashmir, citing attacks on the Amarnath pilgrims and killing of policemen and soldiers like Lt. It said three Indian soldiers were also killed in the retaliatory firing. "The Indian Army has coordinated with Assam Rifles and others to isolate these groups and is continuing operations". Read More »

African countries demand President Trump apology over 'shitholes' slur

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When it came to the issue of "chain migration" I said to the president do you realize how painful that term is to so many people? "We do not recall the president saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest", they said in a statement . Read More »

Rep. Diaz Balart Remains Mum On Trump's "S***hole" Remark

The statement was released after Trump told a group of senators that the USA immigration system should be changed to allow fewer people from " shithole countries " during a discussion about El Salvador, Haiti, and African nations. "I think they talk about DACA , but they don't want to help the DACA people", he said, claiming: "We are ready, willing, and able to make a deal, but they don't want to". Read More »

'I am not a racist', says Trump

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He told reporters, "No, I'm not a racist ". "Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" the President responded. Trump reportedly said the US should allow in more people from places such as Norway. "Because we are ready willing and able to make a deal, but they don't want to", said Trump - comments that echoed remarks made on Twitter in the past few days. Read More »

LeBron James reflects on MLK's legacy, criticizes Donald Trump on holiday

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He also did volunteer work himself in subsequent years, including a day he spent painting the walls at a Washington , D.C., high school in 1998 and joining AmeriCorps volunteers in painting a senior center in 2001. "I think this is an unbelievable opportunity", said Michelle Moyer with YMCA of South Florida. "One day she'll understand it", Jasmine Mack said of Johnson. Read More »

"Missing" VHP leader Togadia found unconscious, hospitalised

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According to a senior Crime Branch officer, Togadia, a resident of Thaltej area in the city, boarded an auto-rickshaw from the VHP headquarters in Paldi area Monday morning and has been untraceable since. "We fear that Togadia might be killed by the police in a fake encounter". "We want police to find him at the earliest as we are concerned". The VHP workers insisted on knowing the whereabouts of their leader. Read More »

'I am not a racist,' President Trump declares tonight

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Cotton said he "didn't hear" the word used "and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was", Cotton told CBS's " Face the Nation ". He followed up by asking a black reporter whether she was friends with the members of the Congressional Black Caucus and if she could set up a meeting. Read More »

Mission: Impossible 6 Set Photos Tease New Cruise Stunt

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Last year, a similar scene was filmed on the roof of office block Baynard House, but production was moved to Blackfriars station and the sequence adjusted slightly to show Cruise jumping out of a window, rather than across a large gap, MailOnline reports. Read More »

Some Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram vow not to return

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One told the camera: "We are the Chibok girls that you cry for us to return to you". Fifty-nine of them managed to escape in the hours that followed. Another video showed women who were said to wives of policemen who were also abducted sometime ago. According to Saharareporters, the 22 minutes video was obtained by Ahmed Salkida , a journalist who specializes in reporting on the conflicts in the Lake Chad region. Read More »

Broken arm for Billy Vunipola

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Saracens released a bulletin mid-afternoon on Sunday but have not put a timeline of recovery until Vunipola sees a specialist later in the week. The no.8 reeled away clutching his right wrist after it banged into Ospreys' Rob McCusker as the Saracen tried to make a tackle in the 38th minute. Read More »

Ceremony at MLK's alma mater explores relevance in Trump era

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Day. Duluth resident George Warren Jr., who was participating in the annual march for his third time, said the day is about love. James, a 33-year-old small forward from Akron, has three National Basketball Association championship rings, two Olympic gold medals, and is the National Basketball Association career playoff scoring leader. Read More »

Weather Alert Day: Snow and unsafe wind chills

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When all is said and done, expect most of the Mid-State to have around an inch of snow on the ground, although some areas will see a little more, and some a little less. We'll start Monday morning in the low to mid 20s, but we'll only get colder throughout the day. Although there's been a shift farther south in the overall impacts on North Texas, you can not let your guard down. Read More »

NZ wins toss, bats in 3rd T20 against West Indies

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New Zealand move into matches against Pakistan, starting with the first ODI at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday. Only Andre Fletcher with a polished 46 from 32 balls showed any sense of goal, and was one of only three frontline batsmen to reach double figures and the only one to pass 20. Read More »