Deadly Grenade Attack at Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Rally

Deadly Grenade Attack at Ethiopian Prime Minister’s RallyImageThe aftermath of a blast at a rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday. Several people were injured after someone tossed a grenade.CreditEPA, via ShutterstockBy Hadra AhmedJune 23, 2018ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An attacker dressed in...

Seth Rogen on 'Preacher' violence: 'If you don't like that, then, guess what?'

June 24 (UPI) -- Preacher executive producer Seth Rogen acknowledges his blood-soaked series, which routinely challenges the concepts of religion and faith, isn't for everyone. "I think there's so many shows on television now that, to us being different is a good thing. And if you don't like that, then, guess what? There's 100 million other shows that...

Famous birthdays for June 24: Solange Knowles, Mindy Kaling

June 24 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include: -- Clergyman Henry Ward Beecher in 1813 -- Writer/satirist Ambrose Bierce in 1842 -- Basketball player/shoe designer Chuck Taylor in 1901 -- British astronomer Fred Hoyle in 1915 -- Author/editor Norman Cousins in 1915 -- Basketball Hall of Fame member Sam Jones in...

Grenade Attack at Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Rally Kills at Least One

Grenade Attack at Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Rally Kills at Least OneImageThe aftermath of a blast at a rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday. Several people were injured after someone tossed a grenade.CreditEPA, via ShutterstockBy Hadra AhmedJune 23, 2018ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An attacker...

Fletcher Building boss earning $2m but still renting

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Salman Rafique appears before NAB in housing society scam

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Developer unveils plan for New Square across from City Hall

… former Vintage 95 space). Its construction will get started soon after … square feet. The size and construction date will be determined according … Square is John Sowards. The construction manager is Ron Barrett. Lawrence, who … Read More

Are the sands of time running out?

… create the mortar for their construction. The logistics of getting this … Singapore for land reclamation and building construction purposes there. I well remember … Read More

EU will respond to any U.S. auto tariff move, senior official tells paper

The European Union will respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc, a senior European Commission official said, the latest comments in an escalating trade row.Read More

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington marry in Scotland

June 23 (UPI) -- Former Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie exchanged wedding vows at a castle in Scotland on Saturday after dating for nearly six years. Us Weekly said Leslie chose a long-sleeve, ivory dress with lace embellishments, a floral headpiece and long veil for the occasion, and her new husband wore a morning suit. Among...

Ben Daniels joins Season 3 cast of 'The Crown'

June 23 (UPI) -- The Exorcist and Jesus Christ Superstar actor Ben Daniels has signed on to play Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, in Season 3 of The Crown. Netflix confirmed his casting this week on social media. "After being glued to the first two seasons of The Crown, I am beyond thrilled to be joining the cast of this incredible piece of television....

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic AbuseImageIn training sessions on domestic violence and technology, people have started asking about how to handle the use of connected home devices in abuse situations, said Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.CreditTony Luong for The...

'Child's Play' creator teases possible TV series on Twitter

June 23 (UPI) -- Child's Play creator Don Mancini has hinted on Twitter that his homicidal doll Chucky may return in a television series, but he didn't say where or when it might premiere. Mancini tweeted a GIF with Chucky's face and the message: "Child's Play: The TV series. Do Not Adjust Your Set." Chucky has been featured in seven horror movies,...

Saudis, Saying They Heard Price Complaints, Are Raising Oil Production

Saudis, Saying They Heard Price Complaints, Are Raising Oil ProductionImageKhalid al-Falih, the Saudi energy minister, before the start of the meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Friday.CreditStefan Wermuth/BloombergBy Stanley ReedJune 23, 2018VIENNA — Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that it was substantially increasing...

Blast Rocks Political Rally in Zimbabwe, but President Unhurt

Blast Rocks Political Rally in Zimbabwe, but President UnhurtImageWhite City Stadium, where President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped unhurt after an explosion in the stadium on Saturday in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.CreditPhilimon Bulawayo/ReutersBy ReutersJune 23, 2018President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe escaped unhurt after an explosion rocked a stadium during...

Ethiopia’s New Leader Raises Hopes. Now Comes the Hard Part.

Ethiopia’s New Leader Raises Hopes. Now Comes the Hard Part.ImageThe prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, is one of the youngest leaders in all of Africa, and he is shaking up some old ways of doing things.CreditZacharias Abubeker/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBy Somini SenguptaJune 23, 2018ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — They call...

Dave Matthews Band's 'Come Tomorrow' tops the North American album chart

June 23 (UPI) -- Dave Matthews Band's Come Tomorrow is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is Kids See Ghosts' self-titled album, followed by Dierks Bentley's The Mountain at No. 3, Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys at No. 4 and Kanye West's ye at No. 5. Rounding out the top tier are Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy...

Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dead at 54

June 23 (UPI) -- Musician Vincent Paul Abbott, known professionally as Vinnie Paul, has died, his former, heavy-metal, rock band Pantera announced on social media early Saturday. "Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time," the Pantera Twitter feed said. "The family...

Watch: Olivia Cooke plays ambitious Becky Sharp in 'Vanity Fair' teaser

June 23 (UPI) -- Ready Player One actress Olivia Cooke is seen playing 18th century social climber Becky Sharp in the first teaser for the seven-part adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel Vanity Fair. Gwyneth Hughes wrote and James Strong directed the project, which is being produced by Mammoth Screen. Filmed in London and Budapest,...

Amazon, the Brand Buster

Amazon, the Brand BusterImageAmazon has roughly 100 private label brands for sale on its huge online marketplace, of which more than five dozen have been introduced in the past year alone.CreditJens Mortensen for The New York TimesBy Julie CreswellJune 23, 2018It started with a simple battery.Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private label business...