Oscar mishap accountants ‘will never return’ to ceremony

Oscar mishap accountants ‘will never return’ to ceremony

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan before this year’s Oscars ceremony The two accountants responsible for muddling up the main award envelopes at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony will not be employed to do the job again, the academy president has announced. Cheryl Boone Isaacs said that the relationship with the accountancy […]

Snapchat IPO: Firm valued at $24bn despite losses

Snapchat IPO: Firm valued at $24bn despite losses

Image copyright Reuters Snap, owner of messaging app Snapchat, has priced its shares at $17 ahead of Thursday’s listing on the US stock market. The flotation values the business at $24bn, although Snap has never made a profit. It will turn the company’s founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy into multi-billionaires. Snapchat, which is especially […]

Snapchat owner shares ‘priced at $17’ despite making losses

Snapchat owner shares ‘priced at $17’ despite making losses

Image copyright Reuters Snap, owner of the Snapchat, has priced its shares for listing on the US stock market at $17 per share, Reuters reports. The flotation values the business at $24bn, although Snap has never made a profit. It will turn the company’s founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy into multi-billionaires. Snapchat, a messaging […]

Pulse nightclub shooting: Gunman’s wife free pending trial

Pulse nightclub shooting: Gunman’s wife free pending trial

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The couple marreid in 2011 and have a son who is now four years old A judge’s decision to grant bail for the wife of a man who killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, pending her trial, has sparked outrage. Noor Salman, widow of Omar Mateen, is […]

Oprah Winfrey for president? ‘Now I’m thinking’

Oprah Winfrey for president? ‘Now I’m thinking’

Image copyright AP Image caption Winfrey says her lack of political experience may not disqualify her from the Oval Office Oprah Winfrey is not ruling out a presidential run in the wake of Donald Trump’s capture of the White House. She told Bloomberg Television Mr Trump’s election despite his political inexperience has made her rethink […]

Trump speech was ‘detached from reality’ say Democrats

Trump speech was ‘detached from reality’ say Democrats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Democratic leaders in Congress, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, gave “prebuttals” to the speech President Donald Trump preached a message of unity in his Congress address but fails to back that up with action, top Democrats have said. He has no plan and has “not reached out to […]

US border agents ‘set test for Nigerian’

US border agents ‘set test for Nigerian’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The incident is said to have happened at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport A Nigerian software engineer claims he was handed a written test by a US border officer at New York’s JFK airport to prove his tech credentials, and Filipinos on social media criticise a proposed death […]

Tornadoes kill three across US Midwest

Tornadoes kill three across US Midwest

Image copyright AP Image caption Debris marks where homes stood in Perryville, Missouri Tornadoes driven by warm spring-like conditions have killed at least three people and caused extensive damage across the US Midwestern states. On Tuesday night, nearly 45 million Americans were hit by the severe weather which poured rain and hail on states between […]

Trump promises ‘renewal of American spirit’ in speech to Congress

Media captionDonald Trump addressed Congress for the first time since taking office in January President Donald Trump has said the US is witnessing a “renewal of the American spirit”, as he delivered his first speech to Congress. Adopting a measured, upbeat tone, the Republican president spoke of a “new chapter of American greatness”. Mr Trump […]

Barack and Michelle Obama agree Penguin Random House book deal

Barack and Michelle Obama agree Penguin Random House book deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Details of the book deals agreed by Michelle and Barack Obama have not been disclosed Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have agreed a book deal with Penguin Random House. “The company has acquired world publication rights for two books, to be written by President and Mrs […]