Oscar

Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese league

Brazilian international Oscar triggers a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League as players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F scrap on the pitch.

July 6, 2016
July 6, 2016

Pistorius jailed for 6 years for murdering Reeva

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago.

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

Oscars 2016: Clooney and Lupita add to criticism

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has accused the Academy Awards of "moving in the wrong direction" amid controversy over lack of diversity.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

Outrage as black actors absent from Oscars lineup

The glaring absence of black actors or directors among this year's Oscar nominees has triggered an outpouring of criticism, setting social media abuzz as the list was unveiled.

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

£1bn war for Messi, Neymar

Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is "desperate to land Neymar," while "Woodward's rival at City, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, is working just as hard to pull...

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Santana, Pitbull in pro-immigrant song

Latin music stars including Carlos Santana and Pitbull on Monday launched a music video in celebration of immigrants.

September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015

Call for Oscar submission of films

Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) has formed a nine-member Oscar Bangladesh Committee to select a Bangladeshi film to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th...

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

Sarandon fights to save an inmate's life

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon is on a mission to help save an inmate's life.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Police probe Mel Gibson's 'angry tirade'

Police are investigating claims that Hollywood star Mel Gibson allegedly shoved and verbally abused an Australian photographer.

August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015

Academy can reclaim Oscar for $10

An Oscar statuette that changed hands last year for $79,200 (£50,726) can be reclaimed by the Academy for just $10 (£6.40).

March 27, 2015
March 27, 2015

Slumdog Millionaire novelist made India’s foreign office spokesperson

India names Vikas Swarup, whose novel turned into multiple Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, as the new spokesman of the country’s Foreign Ministry