Chinese academic who criticized leader Xi Jinping allegedly fired from top university

Xu Zhangrun had been teaching law at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious tertiary education institutions, until he was suspended and put under investigation in March 2019 following the publication of an essay criticizing Xi’s concentration of power and crackdown on dissent.

Organised mum is forced to hit back after cruel critics slam her pre-prepared freezer meals as ‘lazy’ and ‘dog food’

This way, she knows exactly how much food she has, she never wastes half a can of something or half an onion – and all she has to do is ‘dump and go’ when she wants to cook or heat up.

Donald Sterling officially charged with damaging NBA with racist comments

Sterling was banned for life and fined $2.5 million by Commissioner Adam Silver after the release of a recording in which he made racist remarks. He has until May 27 to respond to the charge, and the right to appear at the hearing and make a presentation before the board of governors. He has the […]

The Salisbury Poisonings: DS Nick Bailey defends wife after episode two sparks criticism

Taking to twitter on Monday evening, the Wiltshire Police officer wrote: “I’ve seen quite a bit of negativity towards my wife regarding episode 2 and the way she handled it. Those scenes with Sarah could never truly reflect the extreme emotion and trauma she went through that day. Cut her some slack and be kind. […]

West Virginia governor defends himself after Obama comment

The Republican governor has drawn criticism for telling reporters that he would welcome all presidents to West Virginia besides Obama. His office has said the remarks were “in jest” regarding the former president’s “War on Coal,” but Justice, a billionaire coal and agricultural businessman without previous political experience, added additional clarification when asked about the […]

Oakland police warn of murder surge. Critics see the politics of fear

But City Councilwoman Nikki Fortunato Bas argues that Oakland can do more with less if it redirects many police responsibilities to civilians, allowing officers to focus on violent crime. Early this month Bas and City Councilman Dan Kalb ordered an analysis of Oakland’s 911 calls, due in October, to determine how many could be resolved […]

LA Clippers owner Sterling appeals for forgiveness but critics say he must sell

LeBron James of the Miami Heat said players also opposed Sterling’s wife, Shelly, remaining as an owner. “As players, we want what’s right, and we feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team.” The NBA has also said that Shelly Sterling should not remain as owner.

Letters: James Carville’s comments distorted in letter

Landry simply scrubs both former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Okla., and his late father, the Rev. Buddy Watts, from his letter and attributes the quotation to Carville. It is particularly ironic, not only because Buddy Watts’s wisecrack about Colonel Sanders earned considerable attention when he first said it 21 years ago, but also because his […]

US Protests, Hypersonic Weapons, COVID-19 and Constitution: Putin Comments on Hot Topics

“If the struggle for natural rights, for legal rights, turns violent and brutal, then I see nothing good for the country here. We have never supported that,” Putin said in “Vesti Nedeli” programme broadcast by Rossiya 1 TV channel on Sunday. According to the Russian president, the “fundamental foundations” of the American democracy would help […]

Lion Movie Review: Balakrishna Roars

Performances Balakrishna takes the entire film on his shoulders, with his unusual screen presence. He really roars like a lion in powerful sequences and has added the credibility and weight to the character he played. He outperformed other actors in the frame with his trade mark dialogues and gestures.