Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan wins Palme d'Or
The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close Sunday night with the main competition awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals. The top prize, the Palme d'Or, was awarded to Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard. The film follows a former soldier, a young woman and a little ...
Ankara expects Turkish Stream gas pipeline to be launched after 2017

Ankara expects Turkish Stream gas pipeline to be launched after 2017

24.05.2015 [14:23]
Turkey expects that the Turkish Stream gas pipeline is likely to be launched after 2017, Turkish Ambassador to Russia Umit Yardim told Interfax. Turkey and Russia "have not yet reached the stage of the project's start," he said ...

Latvia and Belarus sign protocol on facilitation of cross-border traffic for border residents

22.05.2015 [17:59]
Latvia and Belarus have inked a protocol on the amendments to the agreement between on facilitation of local border traffic by border residents. The document was signed by Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics ...

Harvard tops list of world university rankings again but Cambridge and Oxford lead continuing climb for UK institutions

22.05.2015 [10:41]
Harvard may have topped this year’s list of the best universities worldwide by reputation, but UK institutions Cambridge and Oxford have come in at second and third place, in a growing trend seeing UK institutions rising up the world rankings in recent years ...
Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Santa Barbara, California

Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Santa Barbara, California

21.05.2015 [19:04]
A 24-inch (61-cm) pipeline belonging to Plains All American Pipeline LP ruptured and leaked several gallons of oil into the ocean off Santa Barbara County in California on Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The spill is 4 miles (6.4 km) in width and 50 yards (46 meters) into the water and ...
Russia may consider Putin's visit to Japan

Russia may consider Putin's visit to Japan

21.05.2015 [14:21]
A spokesperson for the Russian president has said Vladimir Putin will consider visiting Japan if he is officially invited, according to NHK World News. Earlier on Wednesday, Vice President Masahiko Koumura of Japan's governing ...

PAF jets kill 13 terrorists in North Waziristan

21.05.2015 [11:27]
At least 13 suspected terrorists were killed when PAF fighter jets pounded several militant hideouts in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on Wednesday morning, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported, according to Daily Times. According to the ISPR, five militant ...
French PM rejects EU refugee quota initiative

French PM rejects EU refugee quota initiative

20.05.2015 [21:14]
France has joined a list of nations opposing the latest EU initiative on tackling the immigration crisis in Europe by issuing strict quotas to member states for accepting refugees over the next two years, according to Russia Today. “I am against the introduction of quotas for migrants ...
Burundi delays parliamentary elections after protests

Burundi delays parliamentary elections after protests

20.05.2015 [19:59]
Local and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 26 to now take place on June 2, according to president's advisor. Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has delayed by a week local and parliamentary elections set for May 26, after nearly a month of political unrest and a failed military coup in the east ...
Norwegian cruise ship freed after crashing into reef off Bermuda's coast

Norwegian cruise ship freed after crashing into reef off Bermuda's coast

20.05.2015 [18:12]
A cruise ship carrying nearly 3,500 passengers and crew spent the early hours of Wednesday anchored off Bermuda after being grounded on a reef close to the British island, according to Mashable. Norwegian Cruise Line said a rising tide helped free the ship and push it into deeper water ...
Tiny spiders 'rain' down in Australian town

Tiny spiders 'rain' down in Australian town

20.05.2015 [16:25]
Drought-ridden Australia needs all the rain it can get, but earlier this month something other than precipitation fell from the sky. Millions of tiny spiders appeared to rain down on a rural town as they "flew" and landed in spider webs as part of a "migration ...
Italian mayors sell off houses for £1 in hope of keeping villages alive

Italian mayors sell off houses for £1 in hope of keeping villages alive

19.05.2015 [19:33]
Hopeful holiday home owners who are looking for some peace and quiet could bag a property for less than £1 in an idyllic Italian village. Local authorities of three increasingly empty Italian towns are hoping to attract new residents by cutting the prices of some of their houses to just 1€. ...
Death toll from Colombia landslide reaches 60

Death toll from Colombia landslide reaches 60

19.05.2015 [19:31]
The death toll from a massive landslide in northwestern Colombia has reportedly surpassed 60, with rescue teams still looking for survivors. Local officials said Tuesday that 61 people died and 37 others sustained injuries in the landslide that hit Colombia’s ...
Extreme athlete Dean Potter one of two people killed Base jumping in Yosemite

Extreme athlete Dean Potter one of two people killed Base jumping in Yosemite

19.05.2015 [11:36]
Two prominent Base jumpers, Dean Potter and Graham Hunt, died in a wingsuit accident in Yosemite national park this weekend. Potter, 43, was a climbing and wingsuit pioneer and the creator of “freebase,” a hybrid extreme sport that combined rock climbing without ...
George Harrison's 1963 Maton guitar sells at auction for $485,000

George Harrison's 1963 Maton guitar sells at auction for $485,000

18.05.2015 [22:20]
The guitar George Harrison once played during the Beatles live summer performances in 1963, sold at Julien's Auctions on Friday for $485,000. The auction at New York's Hard Rock Café closely focused on rare belongings within music history. Michael Jackson's black ...
25 teams prepare for 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

25 teams prepare for 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

18.05.2015 [14:34]
On June 5 and 6, the 2015 DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) Finals will take place at Fairplex in Pomona, California. Open to the public, it will see 25 international teams compete for US$3.5 million in prizes as part of an effort to develop robots for disaster relief. Here's what to ...
Romania turns hacking crisis into advantage, helping Ukraine fight Russian cyber espionage

Romania turns hacking crisis into advantage, helping Ukraine fight Russian cyber espionage

18.05.2015 [13:07]
Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania, according to USNews. The eastern European country known more for economic disarray than technological prowess has become one of the leading nations in ...
Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

16.05.2015 [21:29]
An Egyptian court has sentenced the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death. The verdict was announced on in Cairo on Saturday. The judge referred the death sentences of Morsi and 105 other prisoners to the country's highest ...
Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal

Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal

15.05.2015 [19:12]
The Nepalese army said Friday it located debris from a U.S. military helicopter that disappeared on Tuesday while delivering aid to earthquake victims. Nepal's Defense Secretary Iswori Poudyal said army rescuers found three bodies at the site where the wreckage of the Huey helicopter was found ...