A parade in the US state of Virginia has been ended by an horrendous car crash. Over 50 people were injured in an incident where a car ploughed into the crowd whose members had been hiking through the area. More than a dozen people were seriously injured in the crash, which took place during the Trail Days festival in the town of Damascus in northern Virginia. Ambulances ferried the ...
Israel has warned Russia about sending arms to Syria. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has spoken on Channel Two television's Meet the Press to condemn shipments of arms from Russia that she said may be used against Israel. She said: "These are not just any weapons, they are tie-breakers, and that's why there is a responsibility with all world powers, certainly Russia, not to supply such ...
At least eight people have been killed and ten others injured in a bomb attack in the Syrian capital, Damascus. The incident took place in the north of the city, where cars and buildings were set alight by a bomb. The bomb had been concealed in another car which was parked near a school in the Rukn Eddin neighbourhood. Another explosive device was defused by military experts who had ...
Two spies have been hanged in Iran following a Revolutionary Court judgement. Press TV has reported the spies, who worked for the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Israeli spy agency, the Mossad, were hanged at dawn on Sunday. Sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court, the men have been named as Mohammad Heidari, a Mossad agent and Kourosh Ahmadi, who was convicted of working for ...
BP and Halliburton are being sued by the state of Texas over one of the worst oil spills in US history. Texas has become the latest complainant in allegations that both companies engaged in "misconduct" for their role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Four other states that have sued BP and other companies in connection to the spill. Alabama and Louisiana filed complaints in 2010 ...
By 1980, as he was entering the fifth decade of his career as a film director, Akira Kurosawa was probably best known outside of his native Japan for his samurai films, including Seven Samurai (1954), The Hidden Fortress (1958), Yojimbo (1961), and Sanjuro (1962). W ... ...
Singer Leona Lewis says she would prefer to adopt a child in future rather than having any of her own. "I will definitely adopt children. I'm not sure if I want my own," The Times newspaper quoted Lewis as saying. The 28-year-old, who rose to fame after winning the third season of "The X Factor" in 2006, credits her mother Maria for giving her a sense of independence, reports ...
A retired US diplomat and expert on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has been banned from entering Russia. The New York Times said Moscow-based Thomas Firestone, who works for the Baker amp; McKenzie law firm, was declared persona non grata when returning to Russia from a trip abroad May 5. No official explanation for the incident was available. Baker amp; McKenzie confirmed the expulsion ...
Police in the central Italian city of Perugia Monday arrested a 22-year-old Congolese migrant on suspicion of sexually assaulting his Italian girlfriend after she refused to have sex with him. Doctors said the 20-year-old girl will need 30 days to recover from the injuries she sustained in the attack Sunday. The girl has bruises all over her body and a fractured right eye socket that will ...
A series of car bombings and shootings, mainly targeting Shia Muslim areas across Iraq, Monday killed at least 61 people, including Iranian pilgrims, and wounded around 200 others, officials said. The worst violence occurred in Baghdad, when eight car bombs and a roadside bomb ripped through bus stops, marketplaces and other crowded areas in Shia neighbourhoods in the capital city, killing 12 ...
The Taliban's offer for peace talks should be taken seriously as every issue cannot be solved through use of power and bullet, Pakistan's prime minister-designate Nawaz Sharif said Monday. Holding negotiations was the only way to effectively solve problems, he said. "We have lost several lives, our economy is deteriorating. If the Taliban offer us an option to have dialogue, we should take it ...
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Singer Britney Spears is facing criticism for allowing her 6-year-old son Jayden to play with a large toy gun.
A not-for-profit gun-control group is outraged after Jayden was photographed aggressively pointing the toy weapon at people during the family's stay at the Four Seasons hotel in Westlake Village, California May 4, reports contactmusic.com.
"As parents, it is our responsibility to set a good example for our children, and as a celebrity parent, it is especially important," declared Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
"Jayden was photographed not just playing with any toy gun. It looks like an assault weapon. It is very disappointing to see Britney allowing her young son to play with such a violent toy," added Watts.
However, a source close to Spears has spoken out to defend the star.
"Britney's been justly criticised for some lapses in judgment as a mother, like driving around without securing her kid in a car seat. But if letting a boy play with a toy gun is bad mothering, there must be millions and millions of bad mothers in America," said a source.
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