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Singapore Int'l Film Festival concludes, attracting around 13,000 audience
World2016-12-05 12:02February 19 2018 14:14:33

Singapore Int'l Film Festival concludes, attracting around 13,000 audience

The 27th Singapore International Film Festival came to a close on Sunday, with around 13,000 festival-goers from Singapore and across the region participating in its film screenings, talks, forums and masterclasses in 12 days.

S. Korean lawmakers put forward president impeachment bill
World2016-12-03 03:57February 19 2018 14:14:33

S. Korean lawmakers put forward president impeachment bill

South Korean lawmakers put forward a historic bill to impeach scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye early Saturday, after the opposition bloc heralded a vote on the motion on Dec. 9.

China to do a remake of famous Soviet movie 'Amphibian Man'
World2016-12-02 10:39February 19 2018 14:14:33

China to do a remake of famous Soviet movie 'Amphibian Man'

The agreement on a remake of the movie "Amphibian Man" between Lenfilm studio, Glavkino studio and the Sino-Russian Fund of Culture and Education was signed on Thursday at the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

Thai crown prince formally proclaimed king
World2016-12-02 09:44February 19 2018 14:14:33

Thai crown prince formally proclaimed king

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn accepted invitation from parliament president to ascend to the throne and thus formally proclaimed King Rama X.

Soccer pain as Colombia plane crash probe starts
World2016-12-01 20:49February 19 2018 14:14:33

Soccer pain as Colombia plane crash probe starts

COLOMBIA’S worst air crash in two decades snuffed out a storybook run by a Brazilian soccer team, and authorities are digging in trying to figure out why a chartered jetliner crashed in the Andes, killing all but six of the 77 people aboard.

Biographical drama 'Sully' echoes similar airplane incident in China
World2016-12-01 14:02February 19 2018 14:14:33

Biographical drama 'Sully' echoes similar airplane incident in China

Directed by Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood and starring Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, Sully is a dramatic film based on the miraculous real-life landing of a passenger plane on the Hudson River in New York.

China gets tougher on piracy with forensic watermarking technology
World2016-12-01 11:06February 19 2018 14:14:33

China gets tougher on piracy with forensic watermarking technology

The use of watermark detection technology in China has helped SAPPRFT combat the illegal distribution of films in more than 200 piracy cases.

Lufthansa slashes 900 flights as pilots' strike drags on
World2016-11-30 20:43February 19 2018 14:14:33

Lufthansa slashes 900 flights as pilots' strike drags on

German heavyweight airline Lufthansa cancelled a further 890 flights on Wednesday as pilots remained on strike in a long-running wage dispute.

Nicholas Tse looks to 'Cook Up a Storm' during Spring Festival
World2016-11-30 15:30February 19 2018 14:14:33

Nicholas Tse looks to 'Cook Up a Storm' during Spring Festival

Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse is now heading to the big screen, where he will join South Korean actor Jung Yong-Hwa and Chinese actor Ge You for the film Cook Up a Storm.

Web replaces TV as main venue for soap operas
World2016-11-30 14:01February 19 2018 14:14:33

Web replaces TV as main venue for soap operas

Online dramas have experienced explosive growth this year. But unlike the usual soap operas on TV, dramas broadcast on online platforms are becoming the latest trend.

Seven Duterte's security personnel injured in southern Philippine ambush
World2016-11-29 20:29February 19 2018 14:14:33

Seven Duterte's security personnel injured in southern Philippine ambush

Seven members of the Philippine Presidential Security Group and two soldiers were injured in an ambush Tuesday morning in Marawi City which is due to be visited by President Duterte on Wednesday.

What you need to know to see 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'
World2016-11-29 11:37February 19 2018 14:14:33

What you need to know to see 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

If you plan to see the film so you can judge it for yourself, some background information may help you understand it better.

Chinese movie awarded at Italian film festival
World2016-11-29 09:54February 19 2018 14:14:33

Chinese movie awarded at Italian film festival

According to local media on Monday, the jury awarded "Best Movie" and "Best Screenplay" to The Donor by Qiwu Zang (China, 2016).

Britain's economy affected by historic events, say statistics experts
World2016-11-27 20:54February 19 2018 14:14:33

Britain's economy affected by historic events, say statistics experts

Historic events in Britain left their mark on the country's economy, a study by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed on Friday.

At least 43 killed in train collision in northern Iran
World2016-11-26 09:56February 19 2018 14:14:33

At least 43 killed in train collision in northern Iran

At least 43 people were killed in a collision between two trains in Iran's northern province of Semnan Friday, said Iran's Red Crescent Society.

Thanksgiving parade celebrated in New York with heightened security
World2016-11-25 08:57February 19 2018 14:14:33

Thanksgiving parade celebrated in New York with heightened security

The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City kicked off on Thursday among unprecedented law enforcement presence as millions of spectators gathered along the route to marvel at the annual spectacle.

Record-breaking animation 'Your Name' to hit China
World2016-11-24 16:01February 19 2018 14:14:33

Record-breaking animation 'Your Name' to hit China

Japanese anime director Makoto Shinkai will bring his animated youth-fantasy film "Your Name" to Chinese audiences, and film industry insiders believe the film will be a dark horse in Chinese film market race after its December release.

'Dad and daughter' reality show accused of encouraging pedophilia
World2016-11-24 10:36February 19 2018 14:14:33

'Dad and daughter' reality show accused of encouraging pedophilia

A group of child protection activists have raised their concerns about a popular reality show in which a 23-year-old Olympic athlete and a 4-year-old girl who plays his daughter act like a "couple."

France's Hollande to announce decision on possible presidential bid on Dec. 10
World2016-11-24 09:01February 19 2018 14:14:33

France's Hollande to announce decision on possible presidential bid on Dec. 10

French President Francois Hollande will make known on Dec. 10 whether he will seek a second five-year term in next year's presidential election.

'Fantastic Beasts' given a Chinese makeover
World2016-11-23 13:59February 19 2018 14:14:33

'Fantastic Beasts' given a Chinese makeover

A Chinese artist inspired by traditional painting methods has created posters to promote 3D film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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