Malawi has issued a scathing critique of pop diva Madonna, accusing her of exaggerating her contributions to the southern African country and demanding special treatment during her tour there last week. A spokesman for the pop star denied the accusations and suggested they were prompted by the recent removal of the president’s sister as head of Madonna’s humanitarian organization there
The five flagpoles that stand in front of the Star Ferry terminal at the tip of the Kowloon peninsula in Hong Kong have long been a popular meeting place. It was at this familiar spot 20 years ago that democracy advocates sold commemorative items to raise money for the victims of the June 4 crackdown at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square
A 92-year-old woman with cocaine strapped to her body flew all the way from Brazil to Spain before police arrested her, in a wheelchair, at Madrid’s airport.
Lisa Gibson — who lost her brother in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing — sat down the other day with the man many blame for the notorious attack: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. “I welcomed him to America,” Gibson told CNN
Susan Denise Atkins, a former member of the Manson family who killed pregnant actress Sharon Tate during a two-day killing spree in 1969, has died, according to a California corrections spokesman. She was 61.
The worst snowstorm to hit Britain in 18 years forced the cancellation of more than 650 flights at London’s Heathrow airport Monday and shut down the city’s bus network, partially paralyzing the British capital. Heathrow, one of the busiest transport hubs in the world, closed both its runways for more than two hours Monday morning and operated with just one for the rest of the morning, according to BAA, the company which runs it.
Passengers on a British Airways flight to Barcelona, Spain, were forced to evacuate the aircraft on the airport runway after landing Sunday when fumes were apparently detected in the aircraft’s cabin.