Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” release date set

Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” release date set

April 18, 2015 - 09:51 AMT  05:51 GMT
The story follows 19-year-old Texas-born infantryman and his fellow U.S. servicemen who survive a firefight in Iraq in 2005.
Marvel, Oscar-winner John Ridley developing mysterious TV project

Marvel, Oscar-winner John Ridley developing mysterious TV project

April 18, 2015 - 09:38 AMT  05:38 GMT
Ridley's latest TV work is ABC's "American Crime", which debuted last March to strong reviews.
UN appeals for $275mln to help civilians in Yemen

UN appeals for $275mln to help civilians in Yemen

April 18, 2015 - 09:35 AMT  05:35 GMT
"Ordinary families are struggling to access healthcare, water, food and fuel - basic requirements for their survival," said Van Der Klaauw.
Central Council of Jews in Germany calls for Genocide recognition

Central Council of Jews in Germany calls for Genocide recognition

April 18, 2015 - 09:14 AMT  05:14 GMT
Schuster reminded that the Armenian Genocide later served Adolf Hitler and his Nazis as a blueprint for the Holocaust.
3 killed in car bomb attack on U.S. consulate in Iraq

3 killed in car bomb attack on U.S. consulate in Iraq

April 18, 2015 - 08:53 AMT  04:53 GMT
A "vehicle-borne improvised explosive device" exploded right outside the entrance to the heavily fortified compound.
Australian police say Islamic State terror plot foiled

Australian police say Islamic State terror plot foiled

April 18, 2015 - 08:43 AMT  04:43 GMT
Police said that although officers were the primary target of the alleged Melbourne plot there was also a threat to the public.
Saddam Hussein prominent former aide killed in Iraq

Saddam Hussein prominent former aide killed in Iraq

April 17, 2015 - 18:17 AMT  14:17 GMT
Ezzat al-Douri, has been killed in a wide-scale military operation, the governor of Salahuddin province told al-Arabiya television.
Rolls-Royce gets largest order worth $9.2bn

Rolls-Royce gets largest order worth $9.2bn

April 17, 2015 - 18:11 AMT  14:11 GMT
Emirates said the deal gave further support to trade ties between the UK and the UAE and would have a "significant economic impact".
UN says Ukraine conflict death toll passes 6,100

UN says Ukraine conflict death toll passes 6,100

April 17, 2015 - 18:04 AMT  14:04 GMT
The UN human rights office in Geneva estimated that at least 6,116 people have been killed and 15,474 wounded since last April.
G20 warns of heightened risk of financial volatility

G20 warns of heightened risk of financial volatility

April 17, 2015 - 17:44 AMT  13:44 GMT
“Policy settings should be carefully calibrated and clearly communicated to minimize negative spillovers," G20 draft communique said.
White House signals Obama will continue to eschew ‘genocide’ term

White House signals Obama will continue to eschew ‘genocide’ term

April 17, 2015 - 16:01 AMT  12:01 GMT
Geopolitical concerns about the strategic relationship with Turkey have kept the Obama administration from fulfilling the 2008 promise.
Basque Country parliament condemns Armenian Genocide

Basque Country parliament condemns Armenian Genocide

April 17, 2015 - 15:10 AMT  11:10 GMT
The parliament-adopted statement expressed solidarity and respect for the families of the Genocide victims.
Cinedigm nabs SXSW audience award winner “The Lizzie Velasquez Story”

Cinedigm nabs SXSW audience award winner “The Lizzie Velasquez Story”

April 17, 2015 - 14:18 AMT  10:18 GMT
Born with a rare condition that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for her appearance.
Russell Brand joins “Borat” helmer’s “Army of One” comedy

Russell Brand joins “Borat” helmer’s “Army of One” comedy

April 17, 2015 - 13:42 AMT  09:42 GMT
The film is loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath about Gary Faulkner, an ex-con who made 11 attempts to capture Osama bin Laden.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer teases return of Han Solo

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer teases return of Han Solo (video)

 April 17, 2015 - 12:07 AMT  08:07 GMT
The new trailer includes brand new footage, mostly of the film’s three new leads, as played by Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
Oscar winner Jared Leto offers glimpse of his Joker look for “Suicide Squad”

Oscar winner Jared Leto offers glimpse of his Joker look for “Suicide Squad”

April 17, 2015 - 12:00 AMT  08:00 GMT
The story centers on the team of supervillains who are given a chance at redemption by the government.