Plans to offer shares for acquisition

Thai Union Frozen Products plans to raise almost THB 13 billion ($380 million) by offering new shares to existing shareholders to finance its plans to acquire US rival Bumble Bee Foods. Chansiri: It’s only $20m less than the earlier announcement. The proceed is sufficient to finance the acquisition, and we expect the deal to be closed in the fourth […]

Selected for ISS mission

Kanai will travel into space in 2017 aboard Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft. He will stay at the International Space Station for about six months from around November of that year. I am very proud that I was commissioned for such an important mission. I am determined to work hard through training and aim to proudly report space […]

Mobilizes troops

Kim orders his front line troops onto a war-footing. The move comes after an emergency meeting of the powerful Central Military Commission of which Kim is the chairperson. During the meeting, Kim says: The troops should be fully battle ready to launch surprise operations while the entire frontline should be placed in a semi-war state.

Cosmopolitan cover

Lovato poses for the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s September 2015 issue. In the interview There are a lot of girls in pop. They have badass lyrics, but I feel like I’m the only person other than Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who isn’t afraid to say, ‘Try something on me and I’ll f–king beat your ass.’ There are […]

Bomb blast kills 19

A bomb made from a pipe wrapped in cloth explodes at the Erawan shrine in Chidlom, an upmarket district of the Thai capital, as it was packed with tourists and locals. 19 people are killed and 123 injured. So far the death toll includes ten Thais, one Chinese and one Filipino.

Chemical plant explosion

A series of explosions rock DrillChem, an oil field chemical supply company in Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston, setting off a fire that has a broad, dense column of thick, black smoke. DrillChem says no one was in the plant at the time. Authorities says no one was injured in the explosions or blaze. Firefighters take […]

Death toll rises to 112

The death toll rises to 112 after a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin on Sunday as teams scramble to clear dangerous chemical contamination. Hundreds of people are reported injured and 85 firefighters and ten others are missing since the fire and explosions.

Aurora footage

Kelly tweets footage of the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, taken just before sunrise from the International Space Station, on the 141st day of his #yearinspace mission. Day 141. The chapter of a day ends as it began. #Aurora on a sunrise. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace — Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) August 15, 2015

Murders 19 girls

ISIS murders 19 girls for refusing to act as sex slaves to ISIS soldiers. A Kurdish official from the area reports the girls were part of a group of women, taken as sex slaves, who hail from non-Sunni Muslim demographics that include Yazidis, as well as Christians. The group is reportedly being held in Mosul. […]

Vogue photospread

Jenner poses for the latest Vogue issue, taken by Lagerfeld. In this image, she can be seen modeling a demure monochrome Chanel ensemble, while lounging on a silk white chair alongside Choupette, a Siamese cat owned by Lagerfeld. The image is part of a feature titled Forces of Fashion: The Designers, Models and Personalities Defining Our Era, a […]

Condition update

Iglesias’ sister Falco says he is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his hand days after suffering a bloody accident during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico. He is okay. I spoke with Anna [Kournikova], and he underwent surgery in Los Angeles. He finished his concert in spite of everything…The truth is it was quite a scare.

Explosion video

A witness captures a huge explosion at a petrochemical plant in east China’s Shandong province on Thursday. Reports say that more than 200 firefighters and 40 fire trucks are battling the fire after tanks containing liquefied hydrocarbon leaked and caused the blast. The plant is situated in Rizhao.

Passes one million digital subscribers

The Times passes one million digital subscribers mark less than four-and-a-half years after launching its metered paywall. The one million figure is on top of the 1.1 million print subscribers who can also access all of the NYT’s content online. Chief executive and president Thomson: This is a major milestone for our digital consumer business, which we launched in […]

Selling home

Malik and Edwards put their $6.56 million mansion up for sale after only two months of living together. Sources: This was the house where Perrie expected to marry Zayn and act as his wife for the rest of their lives. It was their dream home. It’s understandable that Perrie feels confused and led on. He must have […]

$6 million for tuna oven death

Prosecutors say Bumble Bee Foods must pay $6 million in the 2012 death of an employee who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna — the biggest settlement ever in a California for workplace safety violations involving a single victim.Jose Melena, 62, died three years ago in a 35-foot long, 270-degree oven […]

Voting rights defense

President Obama writes letter to New York Times saying voting rights must be vigorously defended. The Times published the letter in response to an article in its Sunday magazine last month describing efforts to undercut or dismantle the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Obama: These efforts are not a sign that we have moved past the shameful history […]

$200 million investment

NBC Universal invests $200 million strategic investment in Vox Media, to form a partnership between the new and old media companies to collaborate on programming, advertising and technology.

Canada takes refugees

Prime Minister Harper pledges Canada will take an additional 10,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria over the next four years if the Conservative government is re-elected in October. Canada has already settled roughly 20,000 Iraqi refugees and 2,500 Syrians. The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada website shows it finalized 19,900 refugee claims from all countries […]

Iraq bombings

Jihadists kill 33 people in two suicide bombings in Iraq, including 20 at a central market area in Huwaydir. Islamic State claims responsibility.

Cool For The Summer music video

Lovato releases sexy Cool For the Summer music video. The video features Lovato in a leather leotard. She announces the release on Twitter: #COOLFORTHESUMMER BITCHES ???.

Ranks 2nd in Top 25 under 25

Harper ranks second in the baseball tournament Top 25 under 25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The results are selected by a panel of and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers. The top spot goes to to L.A. Angels’ Mike Trout.

Buys $5.4 million LA mansion

Lavigne and Kroeger buy a $5.4 million mansion in Los Angeles. The 7,888-square-foot French-style property is in a leafy part of Sherman Oaks on half an acre of land. It features six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a gym, basketball court, outdoor kitchen, a gourmet eat-in kitchen with three dishwashers, vaulted ceilings, a number of hand-carved fireplaces, four Juliet balconies, […]

No Sleeep

Jackson releases a single, No Sleeep, featuring J. Cole from her upcoming album, to be released in the fall, which will be on her own newly-established record label. I hope u enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it. #NoSL333P

Earns medical assistant’s degree

  Evans receives her medical assistant’s degree. Thanks to my family for being here as my biggest support system and able to push me through it!!! And of course thanks to my mother for always motivating me to be independent and to chase my goals no matter what obstacles may come up. Now it’s time to look […]

Comments on split

While hosting a party at 1OAK Nightclub in Las Vegas, Disick speaks for the first time about his breakup with Kardashian. [I’m] just taking it one day at a time. With everything going on right now, I need to be positive for myself.

Birthday photo

Kensington palace releases an official photo for George’s second birthday. The picture was taken by Testino after Princess Charlotte’s christening on July 5, in the gardens at Sandringham House, on the Queen’s Norfolk estate. Spokesperson: This photograph captures a very happy moment on what was a most special day for the Duke and Duchess and their family.

People interview

Delevingne talks to People magazine about her sexuality: I like to be spontaneous and live in the moment…I haven’t made a concrete decision about anything…Every day, I change. Every day, I’m discovering new things about myself.

Graduates high school

Jenner graduates high school: Oh AND.. I finished school last week.. & I know I never post on social media when I'm in class but that doesn't mean… — Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) July 21, 2015

Trade comments on VMA nomination

Swift and Minaj trade comments on Twitter due to Minaj being not nominated for a VMA for Anaconda, while Swift was nominated for Bad Blood. Minaj: If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year Swift: I’ve done nothing but love & support you…It’s unlike you to pit women against each […]

Wins Asia’s Next Top Model

Gani wins the Asia’s Next Top Model competition, beating Marlene Monika Sta Maria from the Philippines and Aimee Rose Cheng-Bradshaw from Singapore in the final round. The judges favor Gani for her performance in a photo shoot and runway walk wearing haute couture dresses. I feel so proud, naturally, to be the first Indonesian winner, and I hope […]

Car bomb kills 120

A car bomb kills 120 people and injures hundreds of citizens at a busy market in Khan Bani Saad, north of the capital Baghdad. The Islamic State says one of its members drove three tonnes of explosives into a crowd. Police: Some people were using vegetable boxes to collect children’s body parts.

Addresses fake pregnancy rumors

Kardashian responds to rumors that she is faking her pregnancy. I secretly loved the rumors I was faking my pregnancy bc I was so skinny! LOL Well can't hide it now! 5 month (20weeks) and 20lbs up ? — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2015

Expecting baby

Tomlinson announces that he is expecting a baby early next year to Jungwirth. According to friends, Tomlinson has vowed to be at Jungwirth’s side and to be a “hands-on dad” when the baby arrives early next year. Source: Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing […]