Buzzfeed report that Trump 'instructed Cohen to lie' sparks outcry

Buzzfeed report that Trump 'instructed Cohen to lie' sparks outcry

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the jailing of Cohen affects Trump Democratic politicians in the US say they will investigate allegations that President Donald Trump directed his ex-personal lawyer to lie to Congress. A Buzzfeed News report claims Mr Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump […]

'IS Beatles': Mother loses high court challenge over evidence

'IS Beatles': Mother loses high court challenge over evidence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInterview with so-called ‘IS Beatles’ duo A mother has lost a legal challenge against the UK’s sharing of evidence with the US on two suspected Islamic State fighters without seeking assurances they would not be executed. Maha Elgizouli’s son, El Shafee Elsheikh, and Alexanda Kotey are accused […]

Great white shark photo: I swam with 'world's biggest'

Great white shark photo: I swam with 'world's biggest'

Image copyright Reuters and Mark Mohler They’re the photos you just can’t stop looking at. A diver alongside an impossibly huge great white shark. Just staring at them can you make you shiver – so imagine how it must’ve felt to be in the water. Photographer Kimberly Jeffries was one of those who got up […]

How globalisation has affected Hollywood

How globalisation has affected Hollywood

Hollywood is becoming increasingly reliant on foreign ticket sales for its revenue. Twenty years ago the big studios got an estimated 30% of their revenue from the international market. That figure has now risen to about 70%. Talking Movies’ Emma Jones reports. Talking Movies can be seen on BBC World News. Source link

Lin-Manuel Miranda raps fan for filming Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda raps fan for filming Hamilton

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Miranda returned to Hamilton to star in the show’s two-and-a-half week run in Puerto Rico Regular theatre-goers will no doubt be familiar with a pre-show announcement advising that “the use of recording equipment is strictly prohibited”. Anyone found breaking this cardinal rule risks being thrown out, with actors rarely […]

New York Knicks star Enes Kanter: Why I can't leave the USA

New York Knicks star Enes Kanter: Why I can't leave the USA

NBA team the New York Knicks will be playing against the Washington Wizards in London on Thursday – but the Knicks will be without star player Enes Kanter. The 26-year-old centre has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – who he’s called “a dictator” – and says he’s afraid he’ll be […]

Lebanon arrests US man for crossing illegally from Israel

Lebanon arrests US man for crossing illegally from Israel

Image copyright @C_Military1 Image caption The militant group Hezbollah posted what it said was a photo of the man at a shop in Tyre The Lebanese army says it has arrested a US citizen suspected of entering Lebanon illegally through a breach in the border fence with Israel. The official National News Agency cited the […]

Mary Oliver: Pulitzer-winning poet dies aged 83

Mary Oliver: Pulitzer-winning poet dies aged 83

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poet Mary Oliver won many fans for her poignant reflections on life and nature US poet Mary Oliver, who won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, has died at the age of 83. Her literary executor, Bill Reichblum, said she died from lymphoma cancer at her […]

Netflix boosts subscriber numbers to nearly 140 million

Netflix boosts subscriber numbers to nearly 140 million

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roma was backed by Netflix, which is spending heavily to make its own movies and television Netflix ended 2018 with more than 139 million paid subscribers, adding 8.8 million members in the three months to 31 December. The streaming giant said the growth reflected the success of its original […]