Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in The Sound of Music, has died at 91.
Newly-analysed data from East Antarctica say the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold.
Pakistan’s Chief Justice has stepped down after a high-profile career during which he was praised for protecting democracy but also criticized for judicial overreach. Iftikhar Chaudhry marked the end of his term on Wednesday with a speech at the Supreme Court in the capital, Islamabad.
President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Ida Pollock, believed to be the world’s oldest romantic novelist, has died at the age of 105.
The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air on Sunday as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita to pay tribute to Paul Walker at
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government.
World leaders and joyous, singing South Africans gathered Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a Soweto soccer stadium that was half full, amid cold, driving rain.
Unbeaten Bayern Munich cruised past Werder Bremen 7-0 for the side’s 13th win from 15 games in the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Bayer Leverkusen won 1-0 at Borussia Dortmund.
Thailand’s political crisis took an unexpected turn on Monday when Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections.
The move appeared to be an attempt to ease tension after weeks of sometimes violent anti-government demonstrations. The country has experienced years of alternating street protests between supporters and opponents of Yingluck’s older brother, Ex—Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who remains a key figure in Thai politics even though he is in self-imposed exile in Dubai. 2006 Sept. 19. The army topples Shinawatra in a bloodless coup while he is overseas. The takeover follows months of protests led by the
People’s Alliance for Democracy, known as the “Yellow Shirts,” who accused Thaksin of corruption and abuse of power. 2007 December: The People’s Power Party, a proxy for Thaksin’s disbanded Thai Rak Thai party, easily wins elections and later chooses veteran politician Samak Sundaravej as Prime Minister. 2008 May: The Yellow Shirts launch protests against Samak, accusing him of being Thaksin’s puppet. August: Thousands of Yellow Shirts take over the Prime Minister’s office compound and stay for three months. September: Samak is removed from office after a court rules his appearance on a TV cooking show constituted conflict of interest. Parliament elects Somchai Wongsawat Thaksin’s brother-in-law as his successor. Protesters call him the ousted leader’s puppet.