Walmart to partner with MGM for content creation on on-demand video service Vudu 

Walmart Inc said on Monday it will partner with U.S. movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer to create content for its Vudu video-on-demand service, which the retailer bought eight years ago. Walmart has been trying to prop up Vudu’s monthly viewership that remains well below that of competitors like Netflix Inc and Hulu LLC, which is… Read More Walmart to partner with MGM for content creation on on-demand video service Vudu 

Iranian parliament approves measures against terrorism funding

Iran’s parliament approved new measures against funding terrorism on Sunday, changes that officials hope will move Tehran closer to global norms and help remove it from investment blacklists as it faces renewed U.S. sanctions. The measures, which allow Iran to join a convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT), still have to be approved by… Read More Iranian parliament approves measures against terrorism funding

Fourteen killed, scores injured as earthquake hits northern Haiti 

An earthquake hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help residents of the worst-hit towns in the impoverished Caribbean country. A local official said at least eight people died in Port-de-Paix on the northern coast near the epicenter of the magnitude 5.9 quake,… Read More Fourteen killed, scores injured as earthquake hits northern Haiti 

Twenty killed as limousine crashes into another vehicle in New York 

​Twenty people were killed when a stretch limousine crashed into another vehicle and pedestrians in the parking lot of a store in rural upstate New York, in what federal authorities on Sunday called the deadliest U.S. transport crash in nearly a decade. A 2001 Ford Excursion that had been stretched into a limousine charged through… Read More Twenty killed as limousine crashes into another vehicle in New York 

French police launches investigation into Interpol chief’s disappearance in China 

French police are investigating the disappearance of Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, who was reported missing after traveling from France to his native China, while his wife has been placed under police protection after receiving threats. Meng’s wife contacted police in Lyon, the French city where the international police agency is based, after not hearing from… Read More French police launches investigation into Interpol chief’s disappearance in China 

Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies at 85

Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was aged 85. Caballe died early on Saturday at Hospital San Pau in Barcelona, hospital spokesman Abraham del Moral said. Caballe’s family requested the cause of death not be… Read More Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies at 85

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke found guilty of murder in 2014 shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald

White Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday for the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, touching off celebratory street demonstrations in a case that had laid bare tensions between the black community and police. Van Dyke was also convicted of 16 counts of aggravated battery, one… Read More Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke found guilty of murder in 2014 shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald

Malaysian anti-graft agency arrests wife of former PM, Rosmah Mansor

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency arrested former first lady Rosmah Mansor and expects to charge her in court on Thursday with money-laundering, among other infringements, it said. Rosmah, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, was detained after being questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), it added. “Rosmah will face several charges,” the agency said… Read More Malaysian anti-graft agency arrests wife of former PM, Rosmah Mansor