Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation will not retreat in the face of “cruel” US sanctions and “insults,” days after Washington imposed sanctions on him and other top officials in the country. “The most vicious officials of the (US) government accuse Iran and insult it. The Iranian nation will not give in and retreat in the face of such insults,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by his official website. Khamenei added that the US offer for negotiations is a deception.
- Arab News
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's president said on Wednesday that he has ordered the executions of four drug offenders who will be hanged in prison soon, amid alarm over drug-related crimes in this Indian Ocean island nation. The executions if carried out will end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment. President Maithripala Sirisena told a media discussion on Wednesday that he has signed the death warrants including the days of the executions and sent them to prison authorities. He said narcotic drugs have become a serious menace across the country with 300,000 addicts. According to Sirisena, 60 percent of 24,000 inmates have been jailed for drug-related offenses. Sri Lanka prisons are built
- Al Jazeera
The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. The searing photograph of the sad discovery of their bodies on Monday, captured by journalist Julia Le Duc and published by Mexican newspaper La Jornada, highlights the perils faced by mostly Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty and hoping for asylum in the United States. According to Le Duc's reporting for La Jornada, Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, frustrated because the family from El Salvador was unable to present themselves to US authorities and request asylum, swam across the river on Sunday with his daughter, Valeria.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat in the World Cup match against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Overnight rain had left the outfield wet, which delayed the scheduled 10:30 am (0930 GMT) start by an hour but the umpires decided the match would remain at 50 overs per side. New Zealand, who are second on the 10-team table with 11 points, kept the same team for the fifth match in a row. Pakistan, who are seventh in the table with five points, also kept faith with the team that beat South Africa at Lord's on Sunday. If New Zealand win they will join title holders Australia in the semi-finals. "The cloud is going to hang about a bit and it's cold. There might be
As the profits from the film Simmba are being distributed, Ranveer Singh is roaring the loudest. The actor who came on board the Rohit Shetty directed film as a shareholder holding profits from the sale of all rights of the film as well as the ticket sales, has earned a whopping sum of money putting him on par with the Khans, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn. "Ranveer also had Padmaavat releasing last year and Simmba came towards the end of 2018 spilling on to 2019. The satellite, digital, overseas and other rights of Simmba went for a whopping amount of Rs 100 crore and the box office netted Rs 240 crore which meant that the producers' share from the box office was over Rs 120 crore plus the amount
Amitabh Bachchan is shooting amidst very high security for his film Gulabo Sitabo helmed by Shoojit Sircar. The film is being shot in the Uttar Pradesh city of Lucknow and the people in the nawabon ka shaher are more than excited to get their UP boy back in their state shooting. Bachchan has not shot in Uttar Pradesh for a while now and the actor's presence in the state shooting for a Bollywood flick is reason enough for not just the public but the media as well to throng there to catch a glimpse of the megastar. “It has been sheer madness for the security personnel. They have been on their guard not just during the shoot but in and around the hotel where Bachchan Sr has been put up. The shooting
Kylie Jenner couldn't resist talking about how "rich" she was at the MET Gala recently. The 43-year-old former professional baseball shortstop was pleased with the table he and the 'On The Floor' hitmaker was put on for the star-studded event but was amazed by how openly the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star spoke about money. The brunette beauty - who has 16-month-old daughter Stormi with Travis Scott - insists she "didn't expect" to be so successful when she launched her beauty business Kylie Cosmetics, which Forbes magazine values at at least $900 million, four years ago. Most of the brand's marketing is done through social media - where the brunette beauty announces product launches, previews new items and tells fans which shades she's wearing each day - to her 175 million-plus fan base across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and Kylie believes it's been essential to her success.