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actress sri reddy stages topless #metoo protest against india’s film industry

the allegations included claims they had been groped, propositioned and forced to demean themselves to get work. ms reddy, 28, has been one of the most vocal. in recent days, she has lobbed serious accusations against powerful men in the film business.after videos and pictures of a topless ms reddy spread quickly on the internet, the question turned to what would be the impact. ms reddy is not widely known across india, and she staged her protest in hyderabad, a big city in the south-centre of the country, but not nearly as important for the movie industry as mumbai.deepa narayan, a social scientist who has recently published a book on how women are treated in india, said ms reddy might face problems. “the first thing that happens when a...




nine australian soldiers identified 102 years after wwi battle

nine soldiers killed during the 1916 battle of fromelles have been identified and moved from a mass grave to the commonwealth war graves commission cemetery.their bodies were recovered from unmarked graves near pheasant wood in france 102 years after the deadly wwi battle.their re-burial in the commonwealth war graves commission cemetery at fromelles provides closure for families whose missing members were lost after the war, defence personnel minister darren chester said. the soldiers were originally recovered from unmarked mass graves adjacent to pheasant wood in france.australian war memorialnew headstones will be unveiled during the annual commemoration ceremony in july.“this is a notable achievement for australia, our army and all t...




canada mourns 15 young hockey players killed in bus crash

family and friends have gathered at an ice hockey arena to mourn 15 people killed after a lorry crashed into a bus carrying a youth team in western canada.fourteen were also injured, some critically, in a collision that has devastated the town of humboldt, saskatchewan.the bus had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5pm on friday on highway 35, police said. among the dead are broncos head coach darcy haugan, team captain logan schatz and radio announcer tyler bieber.residents of the town of less than 6000 have been leaving flowers, team jerseys and personal tributes on the steps of the arena's entrance, forming a makeshift memorial.emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash outside of tisdale, saskatche...




hungary's viktor orban claims historic victory as fidesz takes sweeping poll lead

with more than 93.3 percent of votes counted, orban's fidesz party has won 48.94 percent of the vote, the national election office (nvi) said, putting the 54-year-old premier on track for a third consecutive term in office.voter turnout had reached 68.80 percent, up more than seven points on elections in 2014, nvi said.addressing flag-waving supporters late on sunday, orban said the result gave hungarians "the opportunity to defend themselves and to defend hungary".the crowd cheered as a giant tv screen showed electoral maps of the country almost completely covered in fidesz's orange colour.at end of his speech, orban led the crowd in singing a song from the country's 1848 revolution, "long live hungarian freedom".more readingone...




kim jong un 'ready to discuss denuclearization' with trump

north korean officials have told their us counterparts that kim jong un is ready to discuss denuclearization, an assurance that could pave the way for a meeting with president donald trump, reports said sunday.it is the first time the offer was made directly to washington after it was previously conveyed through south korean national security adviser chung eui-yong."the us has confirmed that kim jong un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the korean peninsula," a trump administration official told the wall street journal and w...




malcolm turnbull shrugs off 30th straight newspoll loss

prime minister malcolm turnbull is shrugging off his 30th straight newspoll loss after passing a milestone he cited when he challenged tony abbott for the prime ministership in 2015. cabinet ministers, including treasurer scott morrison and education minister simon birmingham, rallied around the prime minister, insisting he maintained the support of the party.supporters of mr abbott are calling for policy changes to reverse the coalition's losing streak in the polls. according to the latest newspoll published in the australian on monday, the coalition trails labor 48-52 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.malcolm turnbull used 30 consecutive newspoll losses as one reason for ousting tony abbott in 2015. aaphowever, the coalition h...




syrian airfield reportedly hit by missile strike as trump condemns 'chemical attack'

warning: this story contains images some readers may find distressing.syrian state media on monday reported a missile strike on a military airport in the country's centre, soon after president donald trump issued a stark warning to damascus and its allies condemning an alleged chemical attack in rebel-held territory."several missiles hit the tayfur airport," state news agency sana said early monday.it's believed several people have been killed and others wounded in the strike, according to state media. as international officials worked to try to confirm the chemical attack which happened late on saturday in the town of douma, trump took the rare step of directly criticizing russian president vladimir putin in connection with the inciden...




canadian town mourns dead hockey players

family and friends have gathered at an ice hockey arena to mourn 15 people killed after a lorry crashed into a bus carrying a youth team in western canada.fourteen were also injured, some critically, in a collision that has devastated the town of humboldt, saskatchewan.the bus had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5pm on friday on highway 35, police said. among the dead are broncos head coach darcy haugan, team captain logan schatz and radio announcer tyler bieber.residents of the town of less than 6000 have been leaving flowers, team jerseys and personal tributes on the steps of the arena's entrance, forming a makeshift memorial.one tribute included a kraft macaroni and cheese dinner box, which was a favourite m...




german police 'foil berlin half-marathon attacks'

german police have detained several people who they suspect of planning a crime linked to the berlin half marathon and newspaper die welt says one was suspected of planning a knife attack at the popular event.berlin police said in a statement they had detained suspects aged between 18 and 21 on sunday after searches in the districts of charlottenburg-wilmersdorf and neukoelln in the capital. they did not say how many people they detained."because of the ongoing investigation, no further information can be given at the present time," the police added in their statement.die welt said in its online edition the police had detained four men, one of whom they suspected of planning knife attacks at sunday's half marathon.the newspaper said the fou...




australians in facebook data leak to be notified

about 310,000 australian facebook users are set to find out their personal information may have been accessed by cambridge analytica.the social media behemoth is expected from monday afternoon to notify the 87 million users worldwide whose data may have been unknowingly and "improperly" shared with the british political consulting agency.about one in 50 australian users and one in every three american users are among those affected.cambridge analytica developed controversial tools for use in political campaigns and worked on donald trump's run for us president.it says it received data on 30 million users but never used that information in the 2016 campaign.the mark zuckerberg-led social media giant will also show each of its 2.2 billion use...




trump sees trade deal with 'friend' xi

"china will take down its trade barriers because it is the right thing to do," trump said in a tweet."taxes will become reciprocal & deal will be made on intellectual property. great future for both countries!"he added that he and china's president xi jinping "will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade."us stocks plunged more than two percent friday after trump warned of tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of chinese imports, provoking a strong response from beijing and fanning fears of a full-blown trade war.investors were unnerved by the latest broadside from the volatile us president and by the strident response from china, which vowed to stand firm "until the end at any cost."some global investo...




jimmy kimmel apologises after public feud over melania trump skit

us late night show host jimmy kimmel has apologised for his public feud with fox news host sean hannity in an attempt to end the ongoing war of words between them. the public spat began last week when kimmel mocked the first lady melania trump's accent during a skit on jimmy kimmel live.the skit offended hannity, who slammed kimmel during a rant on fox news calling him an "ass-clown" and a "despicable disgrace". us late night show host jimmy kimmel has apologised after a skit about melania trump resulted in a public feud with a fox news commentator. gettyin this march 18, 2016 file photo, fox news channel's sean hannity speaks during a campaign rally.aap"this is brutal, liberal jimmy kimmel making fun of the first lady of t...




hungary election: viktor orban's fidesz party leading vote in first results

hungarian prime minister viktor orban's right-wing fidesz party is leading in the first results announced in sunday's key parliamentary poll, according to the national election office (nvi).fidesz is seeking a third consecutive term in office and has won 49.15 percent of votes, with more than 64 percent of votes counted, according to the nvi, which said turnout had reached 68.80 percent.the fidesz party is projected to win with a two-third majority, 134 seats, while the nationalist jobbik party is expected to win 27 seats, according to the election office website. people, dressed in traditional clothes, cast their votes during hungarian parliamentary election at a polling station in veresegyhaz, hungary on april 08, 2018.gettyorban has cl...




malcolm turnbull shrugs off 30th straight newspoll loss

prime minister malcolm turnbull is shrugging off his 30th straight newspoll loss after passing a milestone he cited when he challenged tony abbott for the prime ministership in 2015. cabinet ministers, including treasurer scott morrison and education minister simon birmingham, rallied around the prime minister, insisting he maintained the support of the party.supporters of mr abbott are calling for policy changes to reverse the coalition's losing streak in the polls. according to the latest newspoll published in monday's the australian, the coalition trails labor 48-52 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.malcolm turnbull used 30 consecutive newspoll losses as one reason for ousting tony abbott in 2015. aaphowever, the coalition h...




trump lashes out at assad and putin after syria 'chemical attack' kills dozens

warning: this story contains images some readers may find distressing.an alleged chemical attack that left dozens dead in syria's rebel-held town of douma sparked international outrage sunday, with us president donald trump warning there would be a "big price to pay".as condemnation poured in of saturday's attack, a deal was announced for rebels to evacuate douma, the only remaining part of their one-time stronghold eastern ghouta.affected syrian kids wait to receive medical treatment after assad regime forces allegedly conducted poisonous gas attack.gettytrump's threat came exactly a year and a day after the us fired cruise missiles at a syrian airbase in retaliation for a deadly sarin gas attack in 2017."many dead, including women ...




leftist icon and brazil's ex-president lula spends first day in prison after stand-off

leftist icon luiz inacio lula da silva spent sunday as brazil's first ex-president to be imprisoned for a common crime - and his cell was in the headquarters of the giant anti-graft probe that brought him down.the first day of the lula's, as he is known, 12-year sentence marked the downfall of once one of the world's most popular politicians.although brazilian presidents of recent history have routinely ended up in trouble - impeached, brought down by a coup and even one suicide - lula is the first to have been convicted of corruption and locked up.his new home is a roughly 15 meter square cell in the federal police headquarters in curitiba, the southern city where the "car wash" probe is based.named after a service station where agent...




we shouldn't dwell on the past, says tony abbott

malcolm turnbull is facing the frustration of 30 consecutive losses to labor, according to the latest newspoll published in monday's the australian, but tony abbott insists he is not about to challenge the prime minister."none of us should live in the past or dwell on things," mr abbott told reporters in melbourne on sunday before pushing off on the annual pollie pedal charity bike ride.mr turnbull set the 30 newspolls benchmark when he rolled mr abbott in 2015 for the prime ministership.former prime minister tony abbott takes part in the pollie pedal bike ride on sunday.aaptreasurer scott morrison tried to play down its significance, saying people are focused on how much they are paying for their electricity and nbn connection, their jo...




german van attacker had mental health issues

"there are strong indications at the moment that this was a lone perpetrator and that there were no links to the terror scene," federal interior minister horst seehofer told reporters at the site of saturday's attack, where local people laid flowers in memory of the victims.the 48-year-old german driver identified as jens r. shot himself dead immediately after the rampage.far-right opponents of chancellor angela merkel's refugee policy had suggested in the immediate aftermath of the attack it might be an islamist act of terror, while some media reported the killer had links to right-wing extremist organisations.but authorities said there was a record of incidents related to the perpetrator's impaired mental health since 2015, and that he ...




high turnout in key poll for hungary's orban

orban has clashed with eu institutions over his rejection of the bloc's refugee resettlement scheme and his clampdown on civil society, while he has drawn plaudits from other nationalist politicians and those on the far right who look to him as an inspiration.most polling stations closed at 7pm local time (1700 gmt), but state tv said that some will stay open to accommodate a surge in turnout, which stood at 68.13 percent as of 6.30pm (1630 gmt), nine points higher than the same point in 2014.preliminary results are expected to be delayed by the late voting at some stations.polls close in hungary's parliamentary electionplaymore news:analysts say the high turnout, especially in opposition-leaning budapest and other big cities, may help ot...




malcolm turnbull loses 30th straight newspoll

according to the latest newspoll published in monday's the australian, the coalition trails labor 48-52 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.however, the coalition has narrowed the margin by a point.mr turnbull laid out several reasons for challenging the sitting prime mini...