Kill Bill actress Lucy Liu to be honoured

Actress Lucy Liu is being honoured at Harvard for her humanitarian work. The Kill Bill and Charlie’s Angels actress, currently starring in the CBS series Elementary, was named 2016 artist of the year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. Born to immigrant parents in the New York City borough of Queens, Liu is a UNICEF… Read More »

Hopes for Syrian ceasefire

Syrian rebels are willing to agree to a temporary truce as long as there are international guarantees that Damascus’ allies Russia and Iran will stick to it. The Higher Negotiations Committee will meet on Monday to discuss the proposed ceasefire after rebel representatives gave their “initial approval,” a statement from its chairman Riad Hijab said. The government of… Read More »

NZ quake a little jolt

A magnitude-4.4 earthquake near Mount Cook in New Zealand was a short, sharp jolt that caused no damage. GeoNet rated the quake at 10.30am on Sunday as strong. It was centred 30km northwest of the mountain at a depth of just 4km. “I was sitting at my desk and it was short and sharp, just a little thud… Read More »

Jeb Bush Bows Out Of Race For White House

The Republican ends his bid that drew a staggering level of financial support from donors, as Trump and Clinton win caucuses. 03:44, UK,Sunday 21 February 2016 [Jeb Bush Quits White House Race] Jeb Bush has ended speculation about his chances of making it to the White House by suspending his campaign to run for president. The Republican fared… Read More »

Russia ‘Guilty Of Syria War Crimes’, Says Amnesty

Moscow denies it is hitting civilian areas – but rescue workers, and footage obtained by Sky News, suggests this is not the case. By Alex Rossi, Middle East Correspondent Amnesty International has told Sky News that Russia is guilty of some the most “egregious” war crimes it has seen in decades. The human rights organisation claims Moscow’s warplanes… Read More »