LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (REUTERS) – Barry Gibb, the last remaining member of the Bee Gees, has been looking back on the group’s career, their biggest hits, their friendship with Michael Jackson and his encounters with UFOs. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 12, 2017) (NBC)- Former first lady Michelle Obama made her first high-profile public appearance on Friday (May 12) since leaving the White House in January.
PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Brigitte Trogneux became France’s first lady on Sunday (May 7) after her husband, centrist Emmanuel Macron, was elected president in a tightly-fought French election.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 7, 2017) (MTV) – Diversity and inclusion took center stage at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Sunday (May 7), with non-gendered acting categories, speeches about social and political issues and the Best Kiss prize going to an on-screen smooch between two teenaged boys.
MORADABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (MAY 06, 2017) (ANI) – A school in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state celebrated World Laughter Day on Saturday (May 06), a day ahead of the rest of the world.
BORNO, NIGERIA (REUTERS) – Boko Haram militants released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 who they kidnapped from the northern town of Chibok in April 2014, officials said on Saturday (May 6), the largest group yet to be freed after years of tense negotiations.
The girls were released through negotiations with the government, one official said, asking not to be named.
The girls were among about 220 students abducted from a secondary school in the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking a global campaign dubbed #bringbackourgirls supported by then U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and a list of celebrities.
About 21 Chibok schoolgirls were released in October last year in a deal brokered by Switzerland and the International Red Cross, while a handful of others have escaped or been rescued. But about 195 were still missing.
The girls were taken from a school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state where Boko Haram has waged an insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state that has killed thousands and displaced more than 2 million people.
British-born editor of U.S. Vogue made a dame by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Francis Maguire reports.
JERUSALEM (MAY 2, 2017) (POOL) – Israel on Tuesday (May 2) celebrated its 69th Independence Day anniversary.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended a ceremony for the anniversary at the president’s office in Jerusalem.
A number of musicians performed during the ceremony which was attended by numerous Israeli officials.
Israelis gathered in parks around the city to watch a show by air force jets that flew over the Knesset.
Venice Beach Freakshow performers and fans hold defiant last stand as it shuts down after 11 years, a bearded lady also get married
The Venice Beach Freakshow has shut down after 11 years, blaming growing tech company Snap for taking over their building. Performer Jessica Holmstead, the bearded lady, marked the day by getting married.
MEYRIN, SWITZERLAND (MAY 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – This year’s Cannes Palme d’Or award will sparkle with 167 diamonds, in celebration of the prestigious film festival’s 70th edition and 20 years of parnership with Swiss jeweler Chopard.