45 movies that were banned in cinemas around the world, from 300 to Shrek 2
Since the dawn of time – well, the start of cinema – many films have been banned in certain countries due to various reasons.
Thanks to strict laws or conflicting beliefs, censors from all around the world – China, Ireland, Lebanon, to name just a few – continue to work hard determining whether new releases are fit to be screened in cinemas.
While some titles, including graphic horror films The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Human Centipede 2, get banned for obvious reasons, there is a long history of unexpected features – such as Disney releases and inoffensive superhero films – that failed to make the cut.
England have progressed to their fourth quarter-final in the last six World Cups after a 3-0 victory over Senegal. They now face the defending champions France, who eased past Poland in their last-16 match and possess probably the most lethal attacking player of the tournament in Kylian Mbappe.
In a prisoner swap, 60 Ukrainian and 60 Russian soldiers were returned to their respective homelands on Tuesday, December 6, after being released from captivity, officials said.Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak said the 58 men and two women from the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the National Guard, and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine – 15 officers and 45 privates and sergeants – returned home.Yermak said 34 of the Ukrainian soldiers had fought to defend Mariupol, with 14 of those associated with the Azovstal steel plant. He said some were kept in Russian territory, while others were held in Olenivka in Donetsk Oblast.Video released by Yermak shows the returned soldiers.The Russian Ministry of Defense said 60 Russian soldiers were returned from Ukrainian captivity and released footage of the freed soldiers. The ministry said the released soldiers would be taken to Moscow for treatment and rehabilitation in medical institutions. Credit: Andriy Yermak via Storyful
(Reuters) -UK's commodity-heavy FTSE 100 closed higher on Monday, with miners leading the gains following an easing of China's COVID-19 restrictions, although worries about a slowing European economy weighed on the broader markets. The blue-chip FTSE 100 edged up 0.2%, with industrial miners climbing 1.1% on a boost from higher metal prices after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in top metals consumer China.
A man playing golf in Novato, California, was probably expecting a different kind of birdie when he spotted a turkey hunting a snake near one of the greens.Footage recorded by Ramzy Hattar last May shows the turkey repeatedly pecking at the snake, and remaining undeterred as the snake snaps back as it attempts to escape.Hattar told Storyful that he was visiting his family in Novato and decided to play a round at Marin Country Club, where he had the strange wildlife encounter.He said that the bird ended up killing the snake, but that its victory was short lived, as a hawk “swooped down and stole the snake from the turkey.” Credit: Ramzy Hattar via Storyful
HEALTH inspectors have raised concerns that “many patients” at a Scottish hospital did “not appear well cared for” – with a report telling how they saw the Accident & Emergency department operating at 230% of capacity.
A major incident has been declared, with more than 100 firefighters tackling a huge overnight blaze which has torn through several derelict factories, leading to the evacuation of homes. The fire on a site off Lower Horseley Fields in Wolverhampton, which is near houses and railway lines, also saw all trains stopped shortly after it was reported at about 9pm on Monday, West Midlands Fire Service said.
Fog continued to blanket a swath of southern Arizona, on Tuesday, December 6, an unusual occurrence in the area, according to the National Weather Service.On Monday, the NWS issued a dense fog advisory for the Phoenix area, for the first time in nearly a year.Arizona State Climatology said that the state has, on average, less than five “dense fog days” a year.Video posted by Cisco Sevilla, which he said was captured on Monday, shows heavy fog in Yuma. Credit: Cisco Sevilla via Storyful