Bangladesh building fire kills at least 70, toll could climb

DHAKA (Reuters) – The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 70 on Thursday, a fire official said, and... Read more »

The 1975, DJ Harris triumph at UK BRIT music Awards; Pink honored

LONDON (Reuters) – Pop rock band The 1975 and DJ Calvin Harris were the main winners at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, each scooping two prizes at Britain’s annual... Read more »

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack

(Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten on the streets of Chicago by two masked... Read more »

Death toll from Bangladesh building fire climbs to at least 56

DHAKA (Reuters) – The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 56 on Thursday, a fire official said, and... Read more »

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack

(Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten on the streets of Chicago by two masked... Read more »

From street kids to war romance, Oscar foreign-film slate keeps it real

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From Lebanese street children to love behind the Iron Curtain and the daily life of a Mexican housekeeper, this year’s Oscar-nominated foreign language films draw... Read more »

Samsung announces folding phone with 5G at nearly $2,000

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a nearly $2,000 folding smartphone in a bid to top the technology of Apple Inc and Chinese rivals... Read more »

In U.S., pope’s summit on sex abuse seen as too little, too late

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the study of his home outside Washington, former priest Tom Doyle searched a shelf packed with books to find the thick report that led him... Read more »

Gucci puts on masquerade catwalk as Milan Fashion Week opens

MILAN (Reuters) – Masks of all shades, shapes and sizes took over the Gucci catwalk on Wednesday as the Italian luxury label kicked off Milan’s leg of the Autumn/Winter... Read more »

No host? No problem. Queen, Lady Gaga bring Grammys vibe to Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – There won’t be a host and Sunday’s Oscars ceremony won’t open with the traditional monologue in which celebrities and politicians are skewered. Brian May (L)... Read more »