Author: 0 Star Wars: The Last Jedi's new characters revealed

It'd been known that Dern would be in the Force Awakens follow-up, The Last Jedi , but the role she'd be playing was kept under wraps until today. Del Toro, meanwhile, who has gone back-and-forth on teasing whether or not his character is a villain, is playing an unnamed character the filmmakers refer to as DJ (for reasons that will apparently become clear), a shady character with unknown allegiances.

Arts&Culture Education exempted from GST; transport to attract 5% tax
Author: 0 Education exempted from GST; transport to attract 5% tax

Food grains will cost less from July 1 when the nation-wide Goods and Service Tax (GST ) is rolled out as the GST Council on Thursday made a decision to exempt the daily-use commodities from the levy. Government ministers continued to meet on Friday to determine which goods fall under the GST's five broad rates, along with final details on an exemption list, input tax credits and transitional provisions as the government races to meet the July 1 deadline for the national sales tax.

Author: 0 UK Terror Threat Level Raised to 'Critical,' Highest in a Decade

Take That, formed in Manchester , also canceled their Tuesday night concert in Liverpool and May 25-27 dates in Manchester "out of respect" for the victims of the attack which left 22 people dead. "I spoke to [Salman Abedi] about five days ago. there was nothing wrong, everything was normal", Ramadan Abedi told Reuters, moments before he was arrested.

Author: 0 The Odd Couple: When Donald and Francis Met

Peter's Square. After warm embraces from the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel, Trump will be meeting with European leaders who are still skeptical of his untraditional approach to politics and his hard-to-pin-down policy positions. The road of the marchers was set to stay away from the US Embassy and Royal Palace where Mr Trump was holding meetings upon his arrival from Rome.

Author: 0 Jinder Mahal wins WWE Universe World Championship

After another successful NXT TakeOver show on Saturday night that served as the rare time the promotion joined the WWE on a weekend that wasn't one of the "Big Four" PPV shows, the pressure is on for Backlash to not be outperformed. Jinder Mahal said that the WWE releasing him was the best thing that happened to him. However, in 2016, Jinder Mahal made some major life changes.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Off-duty police officer killed in bombing

After security briefings from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said his side were happy to remain in England as things stood. Sources said the family are from Cheshire. ISIS said on its Telegram channel Tuesday that a "soldier of the caliphate" was able to "plant explosive devices" at the arena, a U.S.

Author: 0 'Alien: Covenant' Debuts Below Expectations But Takes Top Spot Anyway

The sequel to Alien's prequel Prometheus tries to make up for the latter film's lackluster reception by returning to the original's roots. Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN : COVENANT , a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise.

Arts&Culture India showcases film promotion initiative at Cannes Film Fest
Author: 0 India showcases film promotion initiative at Cannes Film Fest

Some have called it misogynistic, whereas Coppola's film was hailed as her most feminist work yet. Shayk and Cooper have been dating since early 2015. The cast of " The Meyerowitz Stories " was present at the festival. The various initiative were introduced to acclaimed global filmmakers and representatives of various National Bodies from Countries that have an worldwide coproduction with India.

Author: 0 May says police believe they know identity of Manchester attacker

The father and the younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue in Manchester have been arrested in Tripoli, a spokesman for a local counter-terrorism force said on Wednesday. Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos and student Georgina Callander were the first victims from the attack to be named, and a number of people remained "very seriously" wounded and more than a dozen children were hospitalised after the attack, health officials said.

Author: 0 'I didn't expect that to happen': father of Manchester bomber

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd today slammed USA leaks on the investigation into the deadly Manchester terror attack as "irritating" and said she had made it clear to Washington that it "should not happen again". The rest of Abedi's family is also thought to be in Libya . Manchester police say officers arrested four more men Wednesday as part of the investigation into the bombing, bringing the total number of arrests to five.

Author: 0 Billboard Music Awards 2017: What you missed

Drake taking home 13 awards, surpassing Adele's record as the artist with the most wins ever in one night. Drizzy also won some awards for his landmark Views album in categories like Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album. "It's insane that we're all here on earth for a limited amount of time, and we gotta show love while we're here", he said on stage midway through the telecast, before getting straight to the point: " Vanessa Hudgens , you look incredible tonight".

Arts&Culture Who Won Survivor: Game Changers?
Author: 0 Who Won Survivor: Game Changers?

However, we had a quick night and two Immunity Challenges and two Tribal Councils. The format of the final Tribal Council was changed up as well, with the final three's arguments to the jury structured under the topics of Outwit (their social game), Outplay (performance in challenges and around camp) and Outlast (did they pick the right people to go to the final three with), rather than allowing each jury member to address the final three one by one.

Arts&Culture Father of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya
Author: 0 Father of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

He said the last time they spoke was five days before his trip. A vivid blue flash of the rucksack's inner lining matches leaked photos apparently from the crime scene published by the New York Times . Libya since then sank into lawlessness, with rebels turning into militias and undermining successive transitional governments. According to police, Abedi, who they believe acted alone, killed 22 and injured at least 59 when he detonated an improvised bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena , ...

Author: 0 'Greatest show on Earth': Ringling Bros circus bows out after 146 years

When the Feld family first acquired the circus, the show was just under 3 hours. "How do we see circuses in this country?" The finale, announced by Feld in January, came a year after the company bowed to pressure from animal rights activists and agreed to stop using elephants in its performances.

Arts&Culture Manchester attack: Relatives use social media to search for missing loved ones
Author: 0 Manchester attack: Relatives use social media to search for missing loved ones

Her headteacher, Chris Upton, said her death had come as a "tremendous shock" and he described Saffie as "simply a lovely little girl in every aspect of the word". She says: "I've called the hospitals". Peter Rawlinson, deputy of the Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy in Croston, northwest of Manchester, where Callander was a former pupil, told The Associated Press that her family had confirmed the death.

Arts&Culture Fox retracts story about murdered DNC staffer
Author: 0 Fox retracts story about murdered DNC staffer

Liberal Fascism . I need your help! On his show on Tuesday night, Hannity announced "out of respect for the family's wishes, for now" he would stop peddling the story " at this time ". Shine ultimately resigned, but Hannity stayed put, even as the television news industry speculated about his plans. On-air, he made clear that he had no plans to leave.

Author: 0 Top Gun Quiz: How much do you know about Maverick and Iceman?

Are U excited for Top Gun 2? Cruise reportedly met with potential director before and while filming Mission: Impossible 6 to make sure the Top Gun sequel was ready to once his schedule opened up. Tom Cruise has promised fans that his upcoming action adventure horror " The Mummy " will be "intense". " Top Gun 2 is about Maverick returning to the Navy because he's the only one who can get an old version of powerpoint to work", one user wrote on Twitter .

Author: 0 Playboy model pleads no contest for post of naked woman

As part of her plea deal, she will be on three years of probation and can not snap photos of people or post them online without their permission. She chose the latter. The 2015 Playmate of the Year faced a possible six-month jail sentence on misdemeanor invasion of privacy charges for last summer's incident, which occurred at a local LA Fitness health club (Mathers was later banned from all LA Fitness locations).

Arts&Culture Britain Deploys Troops to Prevent Attacks after Manchester Blast
Author: 0 Britain Deploys Troops to Prevent Attacks after Manchester Blast

Photo of a cylindrical object, suspected to be part of the bomb used during the Manchester Arena attack on May 23, 2017. "You might also see military personnel deployed at certain events, such as concerts and sports matches". Various reports said he had recently grown a beard after dropping out of university where he had studied business management. - In 2006, officials thwarted a plot to simultaneously blow up as many as 10 jets leaving Britain for the US.

Arts&Culture Donald Trump US President praises Duterte's 'great job' in Philippine drug war
Author: 0 Donald Trump US President praises Duterte's 'great job' in Philippine drug war

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana identified the militants as members of the Maute group. Field commanders in that area said the Amai Pakpak Medical Center, the City Hall, the church, the city jail, the Ninoy Aquino School, the Dansalan College and the Mindanao State University, as well as the main street of Marawi city and the two main bridges leading to that city are all under government control.

Arts&Culture UN Security Council vows new sanctions on North Korea
Author: 0 UN Security Council vows new sanctions on North Korea

The North's official KCNA news agency, citing the spokesman for the foreign ministry, said the country had "substantially displayed" the capabilities for mounting a nuclear attack on Hawaii and Alaska and had built full capabilities for attacking the USA mainland.

Arts&Culture Profiles of victims of Manchester Arena bomb
Author: 0 Profiles of victims of Manchester Arena bomb

Police on Tuesday said they believed British-born Abedi, aged 22, carried out Britain's deadliest bombing in almost 12 years and Prime Minister Theresa May said another attack could be imminent. "All acts of terrorism are cowardly", she said. He said the bomb's construction suggested a "level of sophistication" that might indicate foreign training.

Arts&Culture With 'tapes' tweet, Trump evokes Nixon's White House
Author: 0 With 'tapes' tweet, Trump evokes Nixon's White House

The scandal is the liberal establishment's coordinated conspiracy to falsely allege that Trump stole the presidency by colluding with Russian Federation. Luttig, the general counsel for Boeing Corp., is viewed as a conservative legal powerhouse from his tenure as a judge on the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and his time as a Justice Department lawyer.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police arrest fifth person in connection with Manchester attack

Among investigators' areas of interest is how often Abedi traveled to Libya, which has seen an eruption of armed Islamist groups since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed in 2011. "The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources", she said.

Author: 0 Manchester United Defeats Ajax to win Club's First Europa League Title

And as the final whistle sounded and United's celebrations began, chants of " Manchester " rang around the Friends Arena in tribute to those who died and were injured in the attack which cast a shadow over this showpiece occasion. Pogba, who moved to Manchester aged 16 to join United's set up and returned last summer from Juventus for a world record 89 million pounds ($115.41 million) fee, added: "We know things like this are very sad all over the world".

Author: 0 Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker could be forced to start FA Cup final

Why [should it]? I don't care about me, I care about us winning the game on Saturday. The standard suspension for Koscielny's red-card offence is a three-game ban and he will now start to serve this with immediate effect, missing the Cup final and Arsenal's opening two domestic fixtures of next season.

Arts&Culture Artists Debut Official Music Videos For Elton John's Biggest Hits
Author: 0 Artists Debut Official Music Videos For Elton John's Biggest Hits

ABC/Randy HolmesThe recently chosen winning videos of Elton John's global competition The Cut , which invited people to create official clips for three of the pop-rock legend's classic hits - "Tiny Dancer ", "Rocket Man " and "Bennie and the Jets " - premiered Monday during a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival .

Author: 0 Manchester bomber's father says his son is innocent

The father of the Manchester bombing suspect says that his son is innocent . Hopkins also confirmed that a serving female police officer was killed in the attack. Many of those still hospitalised had serious wounds that will require "very long term care and support in terms of their recovery", Rouse said. David Ratcliffe, medical director of North West Ambulance Service, told reporters Tuesday that the children were among those taken to hospitals after the explosion at Manchester ...

Author: 0 Manchester bomber's brother, father arrested during raids

The Chelsea soccer team announced it would cancel Sunday's victory parade in London that was to have celebrated the team's Premier League title win this season. Although the LIFG disbanded, Haroun says the father belongs to the Salafi Jihadi movement, the most extreme sect of Salafism and from which al-Qaida and the Islamic State group both hail.

Arts&Culture Watch Celine Dion Dancing to Cher Backstage in her Poofy White Dress
Author: 0 Watch Celine Dion Dancing to Cher Backstage in her Poofy White Dress

The Billboard Awards took place in Las Vegas , Nevada on Sunday night. She described the invitation to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary as "a great honor". Last year, she appeared on the show in much different circumstances, accepting the Icon Award just months after her husband Rene Angelil had died of cancer.

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Author: 0 Watch the "Wonder" trailer, starring Julia Roberts

Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer and poster for Stephen Chbosky's upcoming drama Wonder . Watch the trailer above. Things grow increasingly hard for Auggie as he enters a new school. Auggie becomes an unlikely hero as his journey teaches his family, classmates, and community about compassion, acceptance, and inner beauty - and retains a sense of humor.

Author: 0 Outcry over Netflix films prompts Cannes to change rules

To be in contention for most American film awards all that is often required is that a film receives some sort of theatrical release in NY and Los Angeles before being released for home consumption. It's not as if they would've gone to the cinema if it wasn't on Netflix. As Netflix and Amazon (and other new players in this field) continue to disrupt traditional business models for the financing, production and consumption of film, it will be a challenge for global film festivals (such as ...

Author: 0 Tom Cruise made Jake Johnson do his own stunts in The Mummy

Universal Tweeted a pic of the 75-foot tall sarcophagus at the popular tourist destination. Tom Cruise has promised fans that his upcoming action adventure horror The Mummy will be intense. "And also my hat really goes off to Annabelle because that was not easy for her and she's never done stunts before", Cruise said. The Mummy opens in Australian cinemas on June 8.

Author: 0 James Bond Star Roger Moore Passes Away At 89!

Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor. The Scottish actor, 86, said in a statement: "I was very sad to hear of Roger's passing, we had an unusually long relationship by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter".

Author: 0 Trump pushes for Mideast peace

Trump also headed to Bethlehem to meet president of the Palestinian Authority , Mahmoud Abbas . In Bethlehem , Trump said he was "truly hopeful" for an end to the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, and added that goodwill from his visit would turn into peace talks.

Author: 0 STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - New Look At The Cast

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars : The Force Awakens in 2015. Dern, meanwhile, will play a Resistance officer named Vice Admiral Holdo, one who appears to sport some pretty epic purple curls and some incredible fashion, as revealed in her photo.

Arts&Culture How Kyrie Irving dominated Game 4
Author: 0 How Kyrie Irving dominated Game 4

Johnson was replaced in the starting lineup for Game 2 by Gerald Green , but after a 44-point loss and with Thomas out, Stevens went back to Johnson in Game 3. Regardless of Danny Ainge's decision, it is pretty clear that the Celtics are still a few pieces away from contending for the finals for years to come.

Author: 0 20 being treated for 'horrific injuries' after Manchester attack

Repeatedly, British officials have said that they're focused on finding out whether the attacker acted alone or with the support of a larger group. British police do not routinely carry firearms, but London police said extra armed officers would be deployed at this weekend's soccer cup final at Wembley and rugby at Twickenham.

Arts&Culture Rihanna Gives Speech to Parsons Fashion Students: 'You're Up Next'
Author: 0 Rihanna Gives Speech to Parsons Fashion Students: 'You're Up Next'

We genuinely understand that the look meets the standard of style and with Riri, nothing is ever really wrong. "I'm here to say that I'm listening and I'm watching, and you're up next". Rihanna has long championed Dolan, who is best known for his use of utilitarian fabrics and oversize denim silhouettes, recently wearing his denim-on-denim look at Coachella.

Author: 0 David Beckham doesn't want to be a movie star

Guy shared: "He was fantastic, I love old Becksy". Hunnam, who has previously admitted taking a motorbike from his crime drama Sons Of Anarchy , said he tried to steal a sword from the King Arthur film but "was rumbled mid-theft". He is a fabulous actor and a real pleasure to be with", said Ritchie. Beckham sported a prosthetic nose and gruesome make-up to play the "grumpy" henchman called Trigger, who imparts advice to King Arthur to help him remove the legendary sword from the ...

Arts&Culture Destiny 2 won't come to PCs until after console release
Author: 0 Destiny 2 won't come to PCs until after console release

Amongst all the suspense and wary anticipation regarding Bungie's Destiny 2, the ex-Microsoft affiliate has released the first gameplay trailer for the sequel to 2014's action MMORPG. While all that initial news was music to the typical PC gamer's ears, these latest little tidbits might bring the hype meter down a bit. "We loved Destiny and think Destiny 2 is going to be a great game", the post continues.