What Is the Gaza Fence and Why Has It Set Off Protests Against Israel?

A snaking metal fence that divides the Gaza Strip from Israel has become the latest focal point in a generations-long conflict between Arabs and Jews in the area. It was along this fence that at least 60 Palestinians were killed and many hundreds wounded on Monday as thousands converged to protest what they call an arbitrarily enforced demarcation line by an occupier. As protesters rushed toward the fence, some throwing rocks or homemade fire bombs, Israeli soldiers fired live bullets, which the Israeli military said was done as a last…

Beautiful People in European Villas: a Film Genre of Its Own

“And God Created Woman” is not quite — not yet — that kind of film. Its principal characters are not jaded sybarites sunning themselves on the decks of pleasure boats or beside hilltop swimming pools, but rather salt-of-the-earth Frenchmen and women with roots in the populist cinema of the 1930s. Bardot plays Juliette, an 18-year-old orphan who works in a bookstore and scandalizes her hardworking foster mother with her willful, wanton ways. Juliette’s major love interests — two of them, anyway — are brothers whose family owns a modest boatyard.…

Congo health minister says Ebola outbreak in new phase after urban case

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Congo Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga late on Wednesday said in a statement that the country’s Ebola outbreak had entered “a new phase” after a case of the virus was detected in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people. The World Health Organization, which is deploying vaccines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, had expressed concern about the disease reaching Mbandaka, which would make the outbreak, already believed to have killed 23 people, far harder to tackle. Reporting by Fiston Mahamba;…

Riverdale season two spoilers: Producer teases TRAGIC finale | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Riverdale is just one episode away from wrapping up season two and with Jughead Jones’ (played by Cole Sprouse) fate hanging in the balance after he was horrifically beaten in the last instalment of the show, fans are convinced something terrible is about to happen in the grand finale. Amping up speculation that trouble is on it’s way, producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared a haunting photo on Twitter of Riverdale High students storming the school corridor. Leading the disgruntled looking pack were show favourites Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), Archie Andrews (KJ…

Judge Hits Pause on War Between CBS and Its Parent Company

Less than an hour before the hearing, Ms. Redstone, 64, issued a change to the CBS bylaws that would grant her more control of the network’s board. That change, too, is now delayed: The judge said that he would issue his legal opinion on Ms. Redstone’s change to the bylaws in his decision on Thursday. The hearing in Delaware took place on a day when CBS was making its annual presentation to advertisers at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Moonves was absent from a press breakfast in New York on Wednesday morning,…

Why North Korea Is Angered by ‘Libya Model’ in Nuclear Talks

When North Korea suddenly threw a historic summit meeting with the United States into question on Wednesday, it cited — five times — the fate of another country and another leader, half a world away, as an example of why no one should trust American efforts to disarm another nation. The country was Libya, and the leader was Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, who made a bad bet that he could swap his nascent nuclear program for economic integration with the West. That deal, executed by the Bush administration nearly 15 years…

The Champ Comes Home: Jose Ramirez to Defend WBC Super Lightweight Title Against Danny O’Connor July 7 in Fresno

  Title Defense No. 1 For Ramirez, LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10:30 p.m. ET Tickets ON SALE NOW FRESNO, Calif. (May 16, 2018) – Jose Ramirez, the pride of California’s Central Valley, is ready for his world championship homecoming. Ramirez, from Avenal, Calif., will make the first defense of his World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title against former amateur standout and longtime contender Danny O’Connor on Saturday, July 7 at the Save Mart Center. Ramirez vs. O’Connor will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes…

Tom Murphy, Acclaimed Irish Playwright, Is Dead at 83

Tom Murphy, an influential Irish playwright known for dark tales told with a rustic musicality, died on Tuesday in Dublin. He was 83. His wife, the actress Jane Brennan, said the cause was heart failure. Mr. Murphy wrote dozens of plays across a half-century. Garry Hynes, artistic director of the Druid Theater Company, which has produced many of those plays, said he ranks with Brian Friel as one of Ireland’s greatest contemporary playwrights, though he was not as well known internationally, partly because he ventured into more difficult emotional terrain.…

Lucifer cancelled: Tom Ellis hints show WILL move to another network | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Welsh actor Tom Ellis dropped the biggest hint Lucifer would make a comeback after fans rallied around the show when it was axed by FOX. Tom, who plays the lead character in the dark series, teased the revival of the show and suggested it would be released on streaming services. Speaking about the possibly of Lucifer moving online, he explained: “Warner Bros are an independent studio so there are other places we can take it and those are potentially exciting places. “All I’m saying is watch this space.” He continued:…

Badou Jack Hits Canada for Toronto’s Most Significant World Title Fight in More Than 30 Years

  Jack Challenges WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis Stevenson This Saturday Live On SHOWTIME® From Air Canada Centre “I’m younger, I’m stronger, I’m faster. I’m the better guy.” – Badou Jack   TORONTO (May 16, 2018) – Former two-division world champion Badou Jack explored Toronto and Maple Leaf Square at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday just three days before he challenges light heavyweight king Adonis Stevenson in what will be the city’s most significant world title fight in more 30 years. Jack will attempt to dethrone WBC 175-pound champion…