Archive for June 4th, 2016

Italy elections: When in Rome shake up the politics

Saturday, June 4th, 2016:

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-establishment candidate Virginia Raggi is a frontrunner to become Rome mayor Dozens of Italian cities go to the polls in local elections on Sunday, but Rome is more than ever where all eyes will be focused. Rome is where a much bigger game with national repercussions is being played out, in the wake of a major corruption scandal. The personal office of the Mayor of Rome, which has been vacant for more than six months, overlooks the ruins of the Imperial Fora – a reminder of the city’s grandiose past, as the heart of a […] Read More →

Muhammad Ali: Bill Clinton to speak at funeral on Friday

Saturday, June 4th, 2016:

Greg Fisher, mayor of Louisville, said: “Muhammad Ali belongs to the world but he only has one hometown. The ‘Louisville Lip’ spoke to everyone but we heard him in a way no one else could, as our brother, our uncle, and our inspiration.” Outside the Muhammad Ali Centre, a museum dedicated to the boxer, people began laying flowers and tributes. Donald Lassere, head of the centre, said: “He will be remembered for his love for all people, his athleticism, his humanitarian deeds, social justice and perhaps mostly his courage in and out of the ring. “And I’m sure Muhammad would want […] Read More →

The India-Pakistan masterpiece that fell through the cracks

Saturday, June 4th, 2016:

Image caption The only professional actor in the film, Tripti Mitra, was a well-known Indian theatre actor A 1958 Pakistani film, considered by critics as the best ever made in the county and boasting a curious collaboration with India, is haunted by its spectacularly jinxed past more than half-a-century later, writes Faizal Khan. At the 69th Cannes film festival last month, a feature film from Pakistan made a rare appearance in a segment dedicated to airing restored movies. The Urdu language film Jago Hua Savera, which means The Day Shall Dawn, was screened along with classics such as Russian maestro […] Read More →

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