• Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

    The latest news after some of the 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 remains committed to settling international disputes through peaceful means despite a unilateral blockade imposed against the Gulf nation by its Arab neighbours.

  • 'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies

    (CNN)Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movies, has died, the Santa Clara County, California, medical examiner's office said. The medical examiner's office said the actor was 71, but other reports list his age as 72. While his role as Peter McCallister endeared him to generations of moviegoers in a singular way, Heard had a versatile and prolific career on stage as well as in movies and television.

  • Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

    The outstanding progress in boosting the immune system to treat cancer may help unlock a cure for HIV, according to scientists meeting in Paris. The body's normal defences struggle to clear the body of HIV and cancer. But the rapidly emerging field of immunotherapy has seen some patients with terminal cancer go into complete remission. The hope is that a similar approach could clear someone of HIV, although some experts have urged caution. HIV treatment requires daily antiretroviral drugs to kill any active virus. Left unchecked, HIV can destroy the immune system, causing Aids. A cure is currently impossible because drugs and the immune system fail to detect the sleeping or "latent" HIV hiding

  • Linkin Park cancels tour after frontman's death

    Authorities are treating Bennington's death as an apparent suicide. The group's lead singer, 41, was found dead Thursday morning in Palos Verdes Estates, California, sending shockwaves through the music world still healing from the suicide of singer Chris Cornell two months earlier. Bennington and Cornell were good friends.

  • Ben Affleck addresses Batman rumors

    (CNN)Ben Affleck says he is still firmly on Team Batman, despite reports that his days as the masked hero might be numbered. "Let me be very clear: I am the luckiest guy in the world," Affleck told the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. "Batman is the coolest part in any universe - DC, Marvel. Affleck's comments came after The Hollywood Reporter published a story on Friday that called into question the actor's future in the role.

  • Doctor Who Christmas special: First look at Peter Capaldi's final outing

    Details of Peter Capaldi's final outing in Doctor Who have been revealed as the first trailer for the Christmas special was released online. The one-minute clip for the episode, titled Twice Upon A Time, sees Capaldi and the First Doctor team up. It features the return of Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, who had seemingly left the show at the end of series 10. The clip also showed a guest appearance from Mark Gatiss, who plays a World War One soldier called The Captain. The release of the trailer coincided with the cast appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego on Sunday, where they talked about the upcoming episode, the last series and looked back at Capaldi's time on the sci-fi drama. Gatiss described

  • Actors audition to play teen Dumbledore

    Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt, and more audition to play a teenage Albus Dumbledore at Comic Con in San Diego, California.