News Headlines - 26 February 2018

Cambodia's ruling party sweeps Senate election after crackdown

Cambodia’s ruling party said on Sunday it had won every seat up for election on the Senate in a ballot held after thousands of opposition lawmakers and local council leaders were stripped of their right to vote.

Diana charity Mines Advisory Group hit by sex scandal claims | The Sunday Times

A landmine charity championed by Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Harry has apologised for its failure to investigate sufficiently claims that some members of its staff were regularly paying women for sex.
Mines Advisory Group (Mag) is the latest British charity to be drawn into the unfolding sex abuse scandal amid claims it ignored complaints about the “habitual use” of prostitutes by some members of its staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

KFC's apology for running out of chicken is pretty cheeky - BBC News

The fast-food chain took out a full page ad in the Sun and Metro newspapers which shows an empty bucket of chicken with crumbs spilling out.
Instead of having KFC logo on the side, the letters have been switched around to read "FCK".

Madrid local calls police on Puigdemont look-alike comedian | Euronews

Spanish comedian Joaquin Reyes thought it was all fun and games when he was shooting for TV in a park outside of Madrid dressed as exiled Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. But his apparent likeness had one local soon call police.

'Black Panther': The Key Lesson Hollywood Refuses To Learn

Today is the day, barring a fluke, that Walt Disney's Black Panther crosses $500 million worldwide, including well over $200m overseas. And the acclaimed MCU actioner hasn’t even opened in Russia (opening in IMAX today, everywhere in Russia on the 26th), Japan (March 1) and China (March 9).
The lessons of Black Panther are obvious. Big movies with and for black people are not remotely box office poison. Big movies with, for and by black people can absolutely pull in good to great overseas grosses as well. It’s a rebuttal of conventional wisdom. But it’s also a rebuttal of the conventional wisdom that Hollywood has ignored time and time again.









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