Sets clocks back

State news agency, KCNA, announces that North Korea will set its clocks back by 30 minutes to ‘Pyongyang time’ on August 15–the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japan. That will reset the time to GMT+08:30, as it was before Japanese colonization. The wicked Japanese imperialists committed such unpardonable crimes as depriving Korea of even its standard time […]

Deeply regrets ‘taking’ lion

Palmer issues a statement saying his hunt was legal and that he will assist authorities: In early July, I was in Zimbabwe on a bow hunting trip for big game. I hired several professional guides and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted. I had […]

Lawyer: ‘Remarkable progress’

Mitchell’s court-appointed lawyer says in court documents: It was clear that she was happy to be home and that she has made remarkable progress. She has physical therapy each day and is expected to make a full recovery.

OHCHR: Fails to meet international standards

The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it is ‘deeply disturbed’ by the verdicts and sentences on Gadhafi’s case, asserting that the trial failed to meet international standards for fair trials: Among the key shortcomings are the failure to establish individual criminal responsibility in relation to specific crimes. There were also serious […]

HRW: Prosecution ‘fair’

HRW’s International justice director, Dicker, says Gadaffi’s prosecution was fair: The authorities will send an important message that there’s a new era in Libya, marked by the rule of law, by treating Saif al-Islam humanely and surrendering him to the ICC. His fair prosecution at the ICC will afford Libyans a chance to see justice served in […]

Bridge of Spies trailer

The trailer is released for Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, based on the story of a United States U-2 spy plane that was shot down over a Soviet airspace.

Poses with Presidents

Perry poses in an instagram of her between President Clinton and President Bush, and jokes that she might even be next. 42, 43, 46?! A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Jul 26, 2015 at 9:00pm PDT

Says Blatter deserves Nobel prize

Putin praises Blatter in an interview by the Swiss broadcaster RTS: We all know the situation developing around Mr Blatter right now. I don’t want to go into details but I don’t believe a word about him being involved in corruptiton personally. I think people like Mr Blatter or the heads of big international sporting […]

Will not return to Sweden

Dogg vows that he will not return to Sweden via tweet: 2 all my sweden fans U can blame YA police dept for never seeing me again in your beautiful country… — Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) July 26, 2015

‘Never sent classified information’

Clinton says she did not send classified emails from her private server while she was secretary of state. I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received. Clinton says has no idea what are the four specific emails the inspector general us talking about in […]

Acquires Compose

IBM acquires Compose’s database as a service startup for an undisclosed sum. The company services about 3,600 clients that have created more than 100,000 databases. Compose offers services around MongoDB, Elasticsearch, RethinkDB, Redis and PostgreSQL allowing mobile and web developers to create apps without having to concern themselves with database backends. Co-founders MacKey and McKay: Compose will […]

Discusses follow-on investments

Following Sam Altman’s commitment to offer follow-on investments to all companies that go through Y Combinator, McClure says 500 Startups has a different approach: We make follow-on investments when we think we are going to make money and we don’t when we don’t think we are going to make money. It’s pretty simple. I think if other investors are […]

Regrets not funding Indiegogo

Livingston talks about not investing in Indiegogo: We didn’t interview Indiegogo when they applied to YC back in 2007 or 2006. We didn’t even invite them to interview, so I guess that would be a dumb business move. In our defense, they were raising funding for indie movie projects, so it isn’t the same thing as […]

Staying with the Clippers

Jordan addresses the media on his free agency and why he stayed with the Clippers: Originally with Dallas, I thought I wanted change. I wanted a bigger role and more responsibility, and I was ready to embrace and accept that challenge. But (when) I got by myself and I was able to think about everything that […]

Visits Gabon

Messi visits Gabon and is driven around the country’s capital city Libreville by the president himself before heading to Port-Gentil to lay a foundation stone for the stadium. The government denies it paid him around $3.8 million to visit the country. The Gabonese Republic strongly denies having paid, or having pledged to pay any amount of money to the […]

Leaves Philippines

Brown leaves the Philippines after a contract dispute initially prevented him from departing the country. His earlier Tweets have been deleted. — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) July 24, 2015

Confirms album collaborators

Blake confirms forthcoming third album, Radio Silence, to feature Vernon and West. Blake: I can confirm they’re on it. Kanye — I’m with him today. We’d already started on something but it’s not in full swing. Today we should nail something down. If it doesn’t end up on the album you know it hasn’t worked.

Ora, Brown pic release

Brown and Ora share an Instagram teasing an upcoming collaboration with the caption Coming Soon (BODY ON ME). Coming soon (BODY ON ME) A photo posted by 1 YOU ❤️ 2 HATE (@chrisbrownofficial) on Jul 24, 2015 at 6:33pm PDT  

Dylan’s guitar returns to Newport Folk Festival

The guitar Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is returning from Irsay’s collection to this year’s festival, where it will be played by Isbell. The instrument was left on a plane by Dylan after the concert. After unsuccessfully trying to return it to Dylan, the pilot gave it to his daughter, who auctioned it off. […]

Obtained Quaaludes from gynecologist

In the Constand depositions, Cosby admits his Quaalude prescriptions were written by Los Angeles gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon, Leroy Amar. Attorney: Did he know when he gave you those prescriptions that you had no intention of taking them? Cosby: Yes. (It is not clear from the deposition how the doctor would have known that) Attorney: Did you believe at […]

‘Heartbreak and regret’

Bautista tweets his loss of a Lee: Those who know me, knew him. Wasted talent.Brothers dispute.Heartbreak and regret. #RIPImani — Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 18, 2015

Ready to fight in 2016

Pacquiao comments while on a trip to Indonesia: I’m ready to fight, next year. I’m fine, I can lift it. He also shows how his shoulder had improved by raising his right arm: I’m fine, I can lift it.

Criticizes Pacquiao for skipping rehab

Arum criticizes the injured Pacquiao for missing a planned rehab visit in Los Angeles on July 4.and says he has no idea when the fighter might return to the ring: As far as I`m concerned he’s not an active fighter and not been acting very professionally…Pacquiao was supposed to come over to see the doctor and for some […]

Pleads not guilty

Webb pleads not guilty to federal racketeering and bribery charges in connection with a massive corruption scandal. He surrenders his passports and is released on $10 million bond. He will be confined to a home in New York and subject to electronic monitoring.

Expels Russia’s consul general

The Ukrainian government expels Shibeko, Russia’s consul general, from the Black Sea port of Odessa, declaring him ‘persona non grata’ after the Security Service of Ukraine accuses him of ‘actions incompatible with diplomatic activity.’ Ukraine security: The security service will continue to identify foreigners who work against our government using their diplomatic status as cover.

Emmy nomination

Clark is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for Game of Thrones. Thank you. I was, hilariously, I was at the doctor’s waiting to go in. It was a very embarrassing moment. There’s a lovely British girl waiting in the doctor’s office, and you’ve got the best news ever, and you’re very excited and a […]

Role in movie ‘Southpaw’

In her Marie Claire interview, Ora discusses her role as a drug addict who attempts to seduce a boxer played by Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw: I arrived on the set, and the makeup artist said, ‘You’re kind of ready to go onstage.’ I’m like, ‘You know I’m playing a crack whore?’ Which shows: Don’t look at me […]

Marie Claire cover

Ora appears on the July cover of Marie Claire magazine: I would rip my T-shirts and be really punk and not clean. And I would have blonde hair, really dark eyebrows, red lipstick, lots of fake rings that made my fingers go green. I wouldn’t be smelling that great…. But me and my friends, we were […]

Sends message to Trump

Pitbull mentions Trump after accepting an award at Premios Juventud, a Univision awards ceremony: Watch out for El Chapo! I had a different idea of this man, I want to tell him, look, I’m not a politician, I’m a musician, but most of all I’m Latino. He then calls on Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and […]

Illegal pet import charges

Heard is charged with two counts of charges of illegally importing her pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Australia, and one count of producing a false document according to the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions. Australia has strict quarantine regulations to prevent diseases such as rabies. Bringing pets into the country involves applying for a permit and quarantine on […]

Talks about divorce difficulties

Paltrow talks about her divorce in an interview at the BlogHer15 conference in New York: We’ve gone through really difficult times with it, but we’ve always said these children are our priority, so what that means is, even though today you hate me and never wanna see me again, we’re going to brunch because it’s Sunday and […]

Claims Iraq bombing responsibility

ISIS claims responsibility for an attack targeting a gathering of Shiite militias in Khan Bani Saad, which is in Diyala province, about thirty five kilometers north of Baghdad. Most of the residents are Shiites. Videos posted on social media show a large swath of fire at the scene, with bodies and debris over a wide area. Several multistory buildings […]

Falls, breaks neck vertebrae

Bush falls while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, breaking a vertebrae in his neck. He is taken to a hospital in Portland. Hi is in stable condition, and the injury is not life threatening. Spokesperson: We are not expecting a long stay.

Paid 10% of similar male role

Seyfried says she was recently paid just ten per cent of a male co-star’s salary in a film. She does not disclose the movie — which could have been anything from Dear John with Channing Tatum to Les Miserables with Eddie Redmayne — but said that she and the actor were “pretty even in status” and should have received […]

Calls Goldberg ‘stupid’

Dickinson responds to Golberg’s statement on Entertainment Tonight: What is wrong with you, Whoopi Goldberg? What more does it take? How dare you sit there on The View? You need to be fired, you stupid woman. That is ridiculous.

Changes Cosby stance

In a conversation with ABC News chief legal analyst Abrams, Goldberg says: If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I got to say all of the information that’s out there kind of points to guilt. Goldberg recently said she had received threats for staunchly standing by Cosby and joins Abrams in […]

Criticizes Rove

Trump criticizes Rove on twitter: Why do people listen to clown @KarlRove on @FoxNews? Spent $430M & lost all races—a Bushy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2015

Criticizes Garrett Iran prisoner question

President Obama criticizes Garrett when he asks a question relating to four Americans being held in Iran. Garrett: As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran, three held on trumped-up charges ,according to your administration, one whereabouts unknown? Can you tell the country, Sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to […]

Quits, says Pao faced ‘glass cliff’

Blount quits after less than two months on the job as Reddit Chief Engineer, having come there from Facebook. She said her move is not directly linked to Pao’s exit, but noted that she had lost confidence in the new direction of the company, and that she could not deliver on promises being made to the community. I […]

$15 million environmental donation

The actor’s foundation awards $15 million in grants to a host of environmental organizations, including Amazon Watch, Save the Elephants, Tree People and the World Wildlife Fund. DiCaprio: The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore. We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of […]

Removes Chinese name from map

Google removes the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos. The service earlier labelled the shoal as part of China’s Zhongsha island chain, prompting an online campaign demanding that the Internet giant stop identifying the outcrop as part of Chinese […]

Jonas, Swift duet

Jonas posts an Instagram of his duet of Jealous with Swift at Swift’s 1989 concert tour at the MetLife Stadium. Truly unforgettable night jumping on stage with @taylorswift at her sold out MetLife Stadium show A photo posted by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Jul 11, 2015 at 8:48pm PDT

Katniss ‘part of me’

At Comic-Con, Lawrence talks about saying goodbye to her most iconic character, Katniss. I don’t feel like it’s happened yet. It’s still such a big part of my life. These movies really did change my life. The people who are in my life…you guys challenged me. I love you. I think that the changes that happened in […]

Reward for information

Mexico’s Attorney General offers a reward of up to 60 million pesos (about $3.8 million) for information leading to the location and capture of Guzman. as well as releasing an updated photo of the escapee. The image shows the Sinaloa cartel chief with a shaved head and face and no mustache. So far, 34 people had been questioned […]

Slams Twitter troll

Rowling responds to twitter trolls against Wimbledon champion Serena Williams. .@diegtristan8 "she is built like a man". Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015

Four-year contract extension

Chandler signs four-year extension with the Nuggets. The new contract is worth $46.5 million and includes a player option in the fourth year.

‘We can never thank you enough’

Tomlinson tweets about his X Factor anniversary: 5 years ago today since my audition! Still an impossible thing to comprehend! Everyone who's ever supported us we can never thank you enough — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 10, 2015

Apparently rejects apology

Cuban apparently isn’t accepting DeAndre Jordan’s apology for reneging on a deal to sign with Dallas in free agency, writing on his Cyber Dust messaging app: When’s an apology not an apology? When you didn’t write it yourself. Next.

‘A space is left that cannot be filled’

Stewart remembers Rees: Brilliant actor, dear friend and colleague, witty, kind, private man, Roger Rees died this morning. A space is left that cannot be filled. — Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) July 11, 2015