November 28th @ 11:56 AM GMT
Yahoo! Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty shot to fame when she won Big Brother in 2007, but on Monday she unwittingly betrayed her ignorance of George Orwell's work when she said Indian schoolchildren should read Animal Farm to learn how to care for animals. The star's literary faux pas quickly sparked a new meme in India, where Twitter users came up with hundreds of alternative suggestions under the hashtag #ShilpaShettyReviews. Children will love it #ShilpaShettyReviews'' tweeted Vishal Purohit. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:55 AM GMT
Yahoo! An Olympic ice-dancing gold medalist and her on-ice partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a dance routine on a popular television show. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:53 AM GMT
Yahoo! Britain's populist U.K. Independence Party has chosen European Parliament member Paul Nuttall as leader to replace the charismatic but divisive Nigel Farage. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:49 AM GMT
Yahoo! Britain and Poland are keen to come to a reciprocal agreement over the future of their citizens following Britain's exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Monday. ''I think what you do see from the prime minister and the Polish prime minister is a desire to provide reciprocity to British citizens and Polish citizens and other citizens in Europe,'' she said, adding that both sides were ''keen to provide certainty for people''. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:49 AM GMT
Yahoo! Syria's Foreign Ministry on Monday denounced comments by Qatar that it will continue to back rebels against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as merely an attempt ''to raise the morale of the terrorist groups'' in the face of army advances. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told Reuters in an interview on Sunday that Doha would continue to arm Syrian rebel groups even if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump were to end Washington's support for them. Sheikh M... (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:35 AM GMT
Yahoo! Tokyo and other upcoming Olympic host cities must make an ''unwavering commitment'' to achieving a successful Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urged on Monday, as cost overruns plague the run-up to Tokyo's 2020 event. ''Organising the Olympic Games is an intensive process that requires creativity, discipline and collaboration with many people and stakeholders,'' he said. The three-day debriefing has drawn senior officials from the IOC and Olympic organisers from Rio... (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:25 AM GMT
Yahoo! Syria's rebels lost all the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city. The regime's gains have prompted an exodus of desperate civilians, most fleeing to districts held by the government or Kurdish forces, others heading south into areas still under opposition control. The rebel losses suggested it would only be a matter of time before all of east Aleppo -- held by the oppositio... (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:21 AM GMT
Yahoo! Zimbabwe on Monday started issuing ''bond notes'', its own currency equivalent to the US dollar, in a bid to ease critical cash shortages, but the move sparked fears of a return to hyperinflation. The crisis-hit southern African country has used multiple foreign currencies, including the greenback, since 2009 after a rate of inflation that peaked at 500 billion percent rendered the Zimbabwe dollar unusable. The country has experienced a severe shortage of US dollar banknotes in recent m... (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:17 AM GMT
Yahoo! Zimbabwe has issued its own currency for the first time since 2009 to try to ease biting shortages of the U.S dollar. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:16 AM GMT
Yahoo! An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws. Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes sharia law. In the latest caning, five people -- two women and three men -- were flogged in front of a cheering crowd at a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh. (Top Stories)