• Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

    The latest news after three Gulf states and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade. The latest developments since several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on June 5. Qatar said it is worried Hajj pilgrims from the emirate face being badly treated if they travel to Saudi Arabia as the row over arrangements for the religious event intensified.

  • Forklift truck used to steal ATM in Arkansas

    CCTV has captured thieves using a forklift to remove an entire ATM in Arkansas, US. Conway Police are appealing for information about the incident, which targeted a bank's drive-through area.

  • Shakespeare's Globe: Six ideas new boss Michelle Terry has for the theatre

    There was a whole lot of drama at the Globe in 2016, and not just on the stage. Emma Rice became the venue's artistic director last January, only to announce her departure nine months later after a series of disputes with the board. Now, actress Michelle Terry is taking the reins. Speaking from the stage at the Globe theatre, she spoke about Rice's tenure, gender-blind casting and her own lack of theatre directing experience. Here are six things she told us about her vision for the venue. 1. She won't be directing any plays When Terry was appointed, some critics pointed out that she had zero directing experience. But it turns out that this isn't going to be a problem. "I'm not going to direct

  • Bros thank fans for support at O2 comeback show

    Eighties boy band Bros have returned to the stage for the first time in nearly 30 years and thanked fans for supporting their comeback. Twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss performed at a sold-out O2 Arena in London on Saturday. They told fans they hoped their comeback show would be the "first of many concerts". The band, who hit number one with I Owe You Nothing, last played live exactly 28 years earlier at Wembley Stadium. And they ended their comeback show with an encore of their signature song When Will I Be Famous? But the third member of the original Bros line-up, bassist Craig Logan, did not make an appearance as he announced last year that he had no interest in returning to the stage. Addressing

  • Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats

    Hundreds of young men and women attended a concert by Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed in the capital Kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack. The concert was held amid tight security at the heavily protected Intercontinental Hotel. It was a rare music concert in the city. Kabul has witnessed a series of suicide attacks and explosions in the past few months. Saturday evening's concert was originally scheduled to be held in Ghazi stadium to mark the country's Independence Day. More than 3,000 tickets were sold at premium rates. But the authorities said they could not guarantee security at that venue. Ms Sayeed did not give up. She went ahead with her performance, but

  • A hidden message in WH arts committee letter

    Perhaps you heard that the remaining 16 members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest Friday. Actor Kal Penn, a member of the group, shared the resignation letter on Twitter -- a sharp rebuke of the President's response to white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which Trump blamed people on "all sides" for the deadly violence and rejected calls to remove divisive Confederate monuments. "We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions," the letter said. As the letter spread through the Internet, many noticed the group used artistic license to drive home its point.

  • Comedian Jerry Lewis dies at 91, publicist says

    Despite his success, Lewis also was a controversial figure. A number of people suffering with muscular dystrophy claimed Lewis presented victims as childlike and worthy of pity, rather than as equal members of society. Lewis lost some fans when he criticized women doing comedy -- "I think of (a female comedian) as a producing machine that brings babies in the world," he once said -- and when he lashed out at MDA critics. "You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!" he said in 2001 on the "CBS Morning Show." He later apologized. When Lewis was one of America's leading box office attractions, critics mocked him for the broadness of his comedy -- and