Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience.
She is a rare character in Indonesia -- a female Muslim stand-up using humour to challenge prejudice against women and rising religious intolerance.Full Story
Salma Hayek laid into Hollywood sexism on Tuesday, saying the system treats actresses like performing monkeys and wants rid of them once they realize they are smart.Full Story
The suicide bombing at a concert by Ariana Grande in Britain that killed 22 people, including children, sparked an outpouring of grief and condolences from pop stars and other celebrities around the world.Full Story
British actor Roger Moore, who played the womanizing superspy James Bond over two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, his children announced.
"It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer," they said in a statement published on Twitter.Full Story
Video of a sea lion grabbing a little girl and yanking her into the water at a wharf on Canada's Pacific coast has gone viral and prompted warnings Monday against the dangers of feeding wild animals.Full Story
Nicole Kidman said Monday that she still tackles roles like a 21-year-old after the premiere of her shocking new horror movie at the Cannes film festival.Full Story
Istanbul authorities on Monday demolished the Reina nightclub that was hit by a deadly jihadist gun attack on New Year revelers, saying the venue had violated Turkish legislation.Full Story
Drake proved his dominance of the music industry once again by winning a record 13 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.
The music magazine's televised gala in Las Vegas hands out awards based on the year's chart performances, leaving little suspense about who will end the night well -- unlike the more prestigious Grammys, which are based on voting by music professionals.Full Story
Arnold Schwarzenegger laid into U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday saying his plans to revive coal would bring the world back to the horse and cart.Full Story
A helicopter whirs overhead and police take aim from the shadows. You must choose in an instant to join the terrified migrants hiding in the desert or the ones running for their lives.Full Story