Saturday, November 22, 2014
The United Nations criticized Thailand's junta Friday for detaining people caught throwing a three-fingered protest salute inspired by “The Hunger Games” movies, as the prime minister warned that people using the defiant gesture could “jeopardize their future.”
Tributes poured in Thursday for Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, the creative force behind countless classic American films and plays including “The Graduate,” after his death aged 83.
Veteran U.S. comedian Jerry Seinfeld is not autistic, he said in comments reported Thursday, two weeks after he'd suggested he was on the autism spectrum.
Late guitar great Paco de Lucia and superstar Enrique Iglesias won top prizes Thursday at the Latin Grammys, which took a political edge as artists cheered U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to help immigrants.
A painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for more than US$44.4 million in New York on Thursday, which Sotheby's called a new auction world record for any female artist.
Kelsey Grammer's daughter Greer is the new Miss Golden Globe.
The National Taichung Theater will officially open Nov. 23, when Taiwanese opera company Ming Hwa Yuan will give a charity performance as part of the opening celebration, the Taichung city government said Friday.
David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89.
The Swiss researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in Montana.
Blockbuster military shooter video game “Call of Duty” has blasted past US$10 billion in lifetime sales, propelled by demand for the latest installment in the 11-year-old franchise.