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'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

Entertainment
More than 100 people have reportedly walked out of the latest film by Lars Von Trier during a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of those who left early called the dark and grisly serial killer comedy The House that Jack Built "disgusting" and "torturous".The movie, starring Matt Dillon as the lead, is written and directed by the Danish filmmaker, who was banned from Cannes in 2011 for saying he sympathised with Adolf Hitler.Dillon portrays a serial killer as he carries out 12 murders and shows the mutilation of women and children. Walked out on LarsvonTrier . Vile movie. Should not have been made. Actors culpable— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) May 14, 2018 One of those who left before the end was the Showbiz 411.com ...
Why is mass murder by bombs and bullets okay?

Why is mass murder by bombs and bullets okay?

World
The use of chemical weapons may be the overwhelming image of the Syrian war - but it shouldn't be.Hundreds of thousands of people have been slaughtered with conventional arms.None of those people would differentiate between a crude barrel bomb and one loaded with noxious chemicals.Image:Dozens were killed and hundreds injured in the suspected chemical attackIt's a cynical joke Syrians sometimes make: "How would you rather be killed?"By a shell, starvation through siege, or a chemical attack?"When you speak to Syrians about what has happened to them, their families and their country, their outrage about the inaction of the West is not that we didn't react when chemical weapons were used, it is that we didn't react at all.:: Corbyn: May 'waiting on Trump' over SyriaImage:Many buildings in Do...
Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

World
Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest.Palestinian officials say dozens have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, after earlier reporting the death of a farmer due to tank fire.The Israeli military reported "rioting" at six places and that it was "firing towards main instigators".Palestinians have pitched five camps near the border for the protest, dubbed the Great March of Return.What is the latest at the border?Palestinian media are reporting about 7,000 people are protesting along the border.The Palestinian Red Crescent said more than 50 people had been wounded by live fire from the Israeli side. Tear gas has also been fired.Before the protest started, Palestinian officials said Israeli tank fire had killed 27-year-o...
Whales in mass stranding on Western Australia beach

Whales in mass stranding on Western Australia beach

Science
About 150 whales have become stranded on a beach in Australia, prompting a major rescue effort.The animals were spotted by a fisherman at Hamelin Bay, about 300km (180 miles) south of Perth, early on Friday.About half of the whales were already dead, according to authorities in Western Australian (WA).Conservation officials said they were trying to save the surviving animals on the beach."The strength of the animals and the windy and possibly wet weather conditions will affect when and where we attempt to move them out to sea," said Jeremy Chick, from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.Officials said the animals were thought to be short-finned pilot whales, a species known to strand "en masse".The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that dozens of rescuer...
Calais migrants: Five shot in mass brawl

Calais migrants: Five shot in mass brawl

World
At least five migrants have been shot in the French port city of Calais, after a mass brawl between Afghans and Eritreans.Four Eritrean youths aged 16-18 are in a critical condition and have been rushed to a local hospital for surgery, AFP news agency reports.A fifth man was taken to nearby Lille due to the severity of his injuries.At least 13 more people were wounded due to "blows from iron bars", the local prosecutor's office said. What led to the violence?The cause of the clashes is not yet clear but the initial fight on the city's southern outskirts broke out in the afternoon, where migrants had been queuing for food handouts.Around 100 Eritreans and some 30 Afghans were caught up in the violence, which lasted almost two hours and started when an Afghan fired shots, AFP said.A second m...