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Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara resigns as AT&T probes ‘mistakes

Kevin Tsujihara has resigned as the head of Warner Bros as one of Hollywood's most powerful studios investigates a report that he improperly helped an actress obtain roles at the studio. He is the latest in a line of executives to lose their jobs in the media business following accusations of improper conduct or sexual... Continue Reading →

Pork for pollution? South Koreans fight smog with grease

Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise. This quirky correlation in Asia's fourth-largest economy, where air pollution outstrips industrialised peers, stems from an old belief attributed to coal miners, that the slippery pork oil helped cleanse dirt from their throats. For middle school student Han Dong-jae, eating... Continue Reading →

At Ethiopia flight memorial, white roses mark passing of lives

Bouquets of white roses surrounded aviation staff as they gathered at Bole International Airport on Sunday to remember the two pilots and six crew, who perished along with 149 passengers in the Ethiopia Airlines crash a week ago. Weeping women held slender single stems in their shaking hands. Banks of the white flowers, the traditional... Continue Reading →

High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flight

Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed killing 157 people, had an unusually high speed after take-off before the plane reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly, said a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording. A voice from the cockpit of the Boeing 737 MAX requested to climb to 14,000 feet... Continue Reading →

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month. Police fired tear gas and water cannon as the protests turned violent after weeks of relative... Continue Reading →

TPG Rise founder leaves firm in wake of U.S. college admissions scandal

TPG Capital senior executive Bill McGlashan on Thursday left the private equity firm after he was charged in connection with a U.S. college fraud scheme that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities and corporate elite. It is the latest fallout from a U.S. federal case charging wealthy parents, including McGlashan as well as actors Felicity Huffman and... Continue Reading →

Social media platforms say they are taking action to remove NZ shooting content

Social media platforms Facebook and Twitter said on Friday they would take down content involving mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques that killed at least 49 people and wounded more than 20. A suspected gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the carnage... Continue Reading →

New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49 in what PM calls “terrorist attack

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country's worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. A gunman broadcast livestream footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the... Continue Reading →

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