from India Insight:

Movie Review: Veerappan

May 27, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Handout photo: First poster of 'Veerappan'

Handout photo: First poster of 'Veerappan'

Ram Gopal Varma, whose skill sets as a director have plummeted drastically in the last few years, falls further into the abyss by bringing together a bunch of bad actors in “Veerappan” and egging them on towards even more mediocrity.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

IMPACT ANALYSIS: U.S. bank regulators propose stable funding rule for banks; utility in question

May 27, 2016

U.S. financial regulators have taken a significant step in completing the last component of the original liquidity standards laid out by the Basel Committee with the proposed rule on the net stable funding ratio.

from Breakingviews:

Qatar’s debt bonanza stores up problems for future

May 27, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from FaithWorld:

Influential Thai Buddhist monk too ill to face graft charges, say devotees

May 27, 2016

Abbot Phra Dhammachayo (C) arrives for a ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

(Abbot Phra Dhammachayo (C) arrives for a ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

from Reuters News Now:

Friday Morning Briefing: A terrible force in a not-so-distant past

May 27, 2016

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, the site where the United States dropped the first atomic bomb. As promised, he did not formally apologize, though he did everything but. He laid a wreath at the city's memorial park and spoke haltingly and passionately about the consequences of the bombing and need to pursue a world without nuclear arms.

from FaithWorld:

Top Shi’ite cleric urges restraint in assault on Iraq’s Falluja

May 27, 2016

Iraqi Shi'ite fighters gather in the town of Garma, Iraq, May 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

(Iraqi Shi'ite fighters gather in the town of Garma, Iraq, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)

from FaithWorld:

Islamic State falsely claiming attacks in Bangladesh, govt minister says

May 27, 2016

Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque, a Moghal era mosque (estd. 1676) in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

(Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque, a Moghal-era mosque in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 December 2006/Ragib Hasan)

from India Insight:

Movie Review: Phobia

May 27, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

from FaithWorld:

Egyptian Muslims strip Christian woman and torch houses after affair rumour

May 27, 2016

A Coptic Christian priest blesses his congregation with holy water during Sunday service in the Virgin Mary Church at Samalout Diocese in Al-Our village, in Minya governorate, south of Cairo, May 3, 2015. Copts have long complained of discrimination under successive Egyptian leaders and Sisi's actions suggested he would deliver on promises of being an inclusive president who could unite the country after years of political turmoil. However, striking out at extremists abroad might prove easier than reining in radicals at home. Orthodox Copts, the Middle East's biggest Christian community, are a test of Sisi's commitment to tolerance, a theme he often stresses in calling for an ideological assault on Islamist militants threatening Egypt's security. Picture taken May 3, 2015. To match story EGYPT-CHRISTIANS/SISI    REUTERS/Stringer      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1DY0A

(A Coptic Christian priest blesses his congregation with holy water during Sunday service in the Virgin Mary Church at Samalout Diocese in Al-Our village, in Minya governorate, south of Cairo, May 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer)

from FaithWorld:

Two board members of Vatican bank quit after management dispute

May 27, 2016

New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard march in front of the tower of the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR) during the swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File photo - RTX2E08S

( Swiss Guards march in front of the tower of the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR) during the swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)