The Rolling Stones have indefinitely postponed their concert in Auckland, set for 5 April, after the girlfriend of frontman Mick Jagger was found dead in New York. The group posted the news on their Facebook page this morning: “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott.” The group has asked ticketholders keep their tickets until further notice.
The Seekers frontwoman Judith Durham is in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage soon after performing as part of the band’s 50th anniversary tour.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday defended a controversial decision to defer action on a United Nations report accusing Israel and Hamas of war crimes. Abbas said the draft resolution backing the so-called Goldstone report “did not gather the number of voices that we needed
Police in Turkey’s capital detained the operator of an opposition television station, who is also the rector of a university, the official Anatolian news agency reported Monday. This weekend’s protests, which included forcing the postponement of a summit of Asian leaders in the southern coastal city of Pattaya and demonstrations on the streets of Bangkok, were orchestrated by red-shirted supporters of the controversial and corruption-tainted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra