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Cannes 2017: Swedish art gallery satire 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or

Sofia Coppola has become the second ever woman to take out the hotly contested Best Director award at Cannes . The first - and until now only - female victor of the prize was Soviet director Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva in 1961. Australian actor Nicole Kidman won the Cannes film festival's 70th Anniversary Award. The actor wore sneakers on stage as he collected the prize. Read More »

More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert


A Greater Manchester Police statement said: "We have made significant progress in this fast moving and complex investigation, working with the national counter terrorism policing network and United Kingdom intelligence partners and securing the arrests of 11 people who remain in custody". Read More »

Police arrests two more Manchester attack suspects

Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were taken into custody early Saturday morning on suspicion of terror offenses. At the launch of the UK Independence Party's manifesto on Thursday, deputy leader Suzanne Evans said May "must bear some responsibility" for the terror attack in Manchester this week due to policing budget cuts. Read More »

'Dangal' crosses Rs 800-cr in China, Rahman congratulates Aamir


For the past 10 years or so, we have witnessed an increase in the intensity of the collection numbers at the box office making it extremely competitive like never before . The film has also collected Rs 31-crore in Taiwan. Summary: "I think Aamir Khan is best suited to play me". "I am really happy that " Dangal " is getting appreciated in China and all over the world ". Read More »

Premier League Golden Boot 2017/18: Harry Kane favourite for next season's prize

The England worldwide scored four goals in the 6-1 thrashing of Leicester to move clear of the goalscoring charts and is in line to claim his second successive Golden Boot. Tottenham could become the fifth Premier League team to record 400 wins in this match (961 games, W399 D247 L315). Apart from an error from Hugo Lloris which allowed Ben Chilwell to score , Tottenham were always on top with Leicester now destined to finish mid-table. Read More »

Police have nabbed 'large part' of Manchester bomber's network


On Saturday night, police issued CCTV stills of Abedi, bespectacled and casually clothed, in a plea for information about his movements between May 18 and the attack. Donald Trump said Theresa May was "very angry" about leaks to the United States media of sensitive information about the Manchester Arena bombing. Read More »

Sofia Coppola Takes Directing Prize At Cannes


Actress and jury member Uma Thurman poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Based On A True Story at the 70th global film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. As a hired killer whose weapon of choice is a particular brand of hammer, Joaquin Phoenix delivered a short, sharp shock of a movie to close the Cannes Film Festival's main competition on Saturday. Read More »

Radio 1's Big Weekend to hold minute's silence for Manchester bombing victims


The "Bon Appetit" singer also dedicated an acoustic version of her song "Part of Me" to the victims of last week's Manchester attack, after an Ariana Grande concert. A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the incident, while officers do not believe at this stage the circumstances are suspicious. "Social media can't do that, can it?" Nick Grimshaw said to the crowd, before a minutes silence; 'We've been completely heartbroken and we thought it might be nice if we could take ... Read More »

Manchester attacker's younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman

But leaks from the investigation were creating a diplomatic mess. Police yesterday scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli , as details about the investigation were leaked to USA media , infuriating British authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. Read More »

North Korea official: China within striking distance of Hwasong-12 missile

South Korea's military fired warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the border a year ago. Some 100 K-3 machine gun rounds were fired by the South's military as warning shots between 5 p.m. Also, the BBC notes that South Korean troops fired shots at a suspected drone in 2016. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who leads the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), made the comments a day after leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered mass production of a medium-range ballistic missile with ... Read More »

Is filmmaker's Cannes callback an award omen?

Bang plays the curator of an art museum, who sets up " The Square ", an installation inviting passers-by to altruism. Early on, Christian meets with a group of eager marketing experts who can't figure out how to sell the show to a broader audience. Read More »

What Greg Gianforte's win in Montana taught Washington

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and used the Wednesday night incident, involving reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian , in online and radio ads to spur last-minute voter registration and turnout. Gianforte ran for governor in Montana last fall as a moderate supporter Donald Trump supporter. With that context, is it really surprising that Gianforte ended up winning Montana's special election anyway? Mr Gianforte received a citation to appear in court by June 7. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Scores 42 Points, Leads Cleveland to Game 4 Win

But the Cavs found their footing late in the half and were able to stay within striking distance - trailing by only 10 at intermission. Lue didn't see anything different from the Celtics in two playoff series against the Chicago Bulls and Wizards so he felt confident going into the conference finals. Read More »

Gregg Allman, the pathfinder of Southern Rock, passes away at 69


Gregg was the band's lead singer , keyboardist and a key songwriter. "Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans essential medicine for his soul". Then Oakley died in an accident near the same spot next year. Shortly thereafter, Gregg recorded his debut studio solo album "Laid Back " in 1973, which offered his varying influences, including rhythm and blues and soul music. Read More »

8 dead in shooting spree in rural MS, suspect arrested after manhunt

Godbolt, 35, was taken into custody in Brookhaven. The gunfire erupted Saturday night at Godbolt's in-laws' home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Jackson. Read More »

Troops meet fierce Isis resistance in Mosul push


Multiple security forces are attacking what remains of the unliberated areas on the west bank of the River Tigris, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement. Mosul's wide-scale military operation was launched in October and its eastern half was declared liberated in January. Shaaban Nassiri, a senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was killed west of Mosul , near the border with Syria, according to Mashregh, an Iranian news website. Read More »

Sofia Coppola Wins Best Director At Cannes

Kidman, who appeared in four different projects at the French Riviera festival, accepted a special anniversary award with a video message. "Please know that you are not forgotten". He fake-cried and said in halting French, "merci beaucoup madames et monsieurs". The film's docu-drama retelling of that painful period, combined with a burgeoning spirit of unity for the gay community, earned it some of the best reviews of the festival. Read More »

Francis Coquelin Wants Arsene Wenger to Stay After FA Cup Success


Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious to publicly discuss whether the board, headed by American owner Stan Kroenke, will offer a new contract. "I will speak about his legacy when he stops training", Fabregas said of Wenger. I love this competition. I accept to be criticised and I accept people don't agree with me. It was an impressively complete display, itself completed by the psychological conviction of responding to what could have been a ruinous late Chelsea equaliser for Aaron Ramsey ... Read More »

Australian Isaiah Firebrace lights up the Eurovision final stage


With 758 points in total, he had a solid lead over Bulgaria's Kristian Kotov, who came second with 615 points. Because back when he was 19, the talented singer - who was crowned victor of Eurovision 2017 in Kiev on Saturday night - found fame in his native country on their version of Pop Idol. Read More »

Ruben Ostlund's The Square

Actor Joaquin Phoenix poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film You Were Never Really Here at the 70th global film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Kruger said: "We don't make films for awards". "Thank you a thousand times", she said. In accepting the prize, she acknowledged anyone who, like her character, 'has survived an act of terrorism and who is trying to pick up the pieces and go on living after having lost everything. Read More »

Celtic win Scottish Cup, clinch undefeated domestic treble


Republic of Ireland global Jonny Hayes put Aberdeen ahead in the ninth minute when he found space in the penalty area to volley home. The last hurdle was the most hard of all as Derek McInnes' side put up a hell of a fight to try and win Aberdeen's first Scottish Cup for 27 years. Read More »

Almodovar: Cannes deliberations went 'very fast'

Spanish irector Pedro Almodovar presided over a jury that included German director Maren Ade, American actress Jessica Chastain , Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, French multi-hyphenate Agnes Jaoui, South Korean director Park Chan-wook, American megastar Will Smith , Italian director Paolo Sorrentino and French composer Gabriel Yared. Read More »