Tag Archives: King

21Oct/17

Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late king

BANGKOK, THAILAND (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday (October 21) for the funeral procession of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners. Continue reading

16Jan/17

Lewis: “Never, ever hate”

In his first public comments since getting into a war of words with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, civil rights icon John Lewis honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by telling a crowd of young men at a breakfast in Miami to, “never, ever hate.” Continue reading

02Sep/15

The life and long reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

On September 9, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II becomes the country’s longest-reigning monarch, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s record of 63 years and seven months.

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24May/15

Winning films at Cannes film festival

French film “Dheepan” wins the top Palme d’Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. Other awards were handed out to “Saul Fia (Son of Saul), “The Lobster” and “Nie Yinniang” (The Assassin). While France’s Vincent Lindon won best actor for “La Loi du Marche” (The Measure of a Man) and the best actress prize shared between U.S.’s Rooney Mara for her role in Todd Haynes’s “Carol” and French actress Emmanuelle Bercot in French director Maiwenn Besco’s Mon Roi (My King).

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