How an ‘inflammatory’ Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

How an 'inflammatory' Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

Two sons of Kanhaiyalal Teli, a Hindu tailor, who was killed by two suspected Muslims after they videoed themselves slaying him, carry a portrait of their father after a prayer meeting in Udaipur in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UDAIPUR, … Read more

Indian Muslim groups urge followers to avoid protests over anti-Islam comments

Indian Muslim groups urge followers to avoid protests over anti-Islam comments

MUMBAI/LUCKNOW, India, June 13 (Reuters) – Leaders of prominent Islamic groups and mosques in India appealed to fellow Muslims on Monday to suspend plans for protests against derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammad made by two members of the ruling Hindu nationalist party. The message to eschew big gatherings was circulated after demonstrations took a … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar’s ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar's 'Lightyear,' with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries;  China in question

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear” in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world’s largest movie market. A “Lightyear” producer told Reuters … Read more

Indian officials step up arrests, demolish houses to stop unrest over anti-Islam remarks

Indian officials step up arrests, demolish houses to stop unrest over anti-Islam remarks

SRINAGAR/KOLKATA, India, June 12 (Reuters) – Authorities in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have demolished the homes of several people accused of involvement in riots last week triggered by derogatory remarks made by ruling party figures about Islam’s Prophet Mohammad, officials said on Sunday . In Indian Kashmir, police arrested a youth for posting a video … Read more

Belgian king reiterates regrets for colonial past in Congo but no apology

Belgian king reiterates regrets for colonial past in Congo but no apology

King on first visit since taking throne Again stops short of apologizing for colonial atrocities Congo president says needs to look to the future KINSHASA, June 8 (Reuters) – Belgium’s King Philippe reaffirmed his deepest regrets on Wednesday for the exploitation, racism and acts of violence during his country’s colonization of the Democratic Republic of … Read more

Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to crowds as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to crowds as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Birthday parade kicks off four-days of celebrations Events mark 70 years on the throne Gun salutes and flypast for UK’s longest-reigning monarch Royals join parade on horseback LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – A beaming Queen Elizabeth waved to cheering crowds massed outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Britain kicked off four days of pomp, parties … Read more

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day’s deliberations

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day's deliberations

May 31 (Reuters) – Jurors considering the opposing lawsuits from actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard deliberated for hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the multimillion-dollar defamation fight that aired unsettling details about their troubled marriage. The seven-person jury is expected to resume their discussions on Wednesday morning in Fairfax County Circuit Court … Read more

Johnny Depp’s attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

Johnny Depp's attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

May 16 (Reuters) – Attorneys for actor Johnny Depp began their questioning of Amber Heard in the couple’s defamation trial on Monday and challenged the “Aquaman” star’s claims that she suffered physical abuse before and during their brief marriage. Depp’s attorneys introduced photographs of Heard making public appearances on red carpets and “The James Corden … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward … Read more