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Cinema: Jurassic World earns over $500m in record opening weekend

(By Bonny Apunyu)

A Universal Pictures film, Jurassic World has become the first film to take more than $500m at the box office on its opening weekend, BBC reported late Sunday adding  that Jurassic World was the most popular screening in all 66 countries where it was released.

According to reports, the  fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park series made $204.6m (£131.4m) in the US, according to the firm Exhibitor Relations.It took $100m in China and $29.6m (£19m) in the UK and Ireland as part of the record global total of $511.8m.

Former IMF boss Strauss-Kahn acquitted of procuring prostitutes for sex parties

(By Bonny Apunyu)

Former chief of International Monitory Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn  has been acquitted of procuring prostitutes for sex parties in France, Belgium and the US, BBC reported Friday saying Mr Strauss-Kahn stood alongside 13 co-defendants, most of whom were also acquitted of "aggravated pimping".

Over 3,400 migrants rescued across the Mediterranean on Saturday

(By Bonny Apunyu)

At least 3,480 people had been rescued on Saturday as of 11 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) across the Mediterranean, the Italian Coast Guard officer said, according to BBC. According to reports, European naval ships rushed to help thousands of migrants stranded at sea. BBC quoted an Italian coast guard officer as saying about a dozen ships from several countries, along with at least one private ship, were involved in rescue operations at four locales.

Malaysian Airlines “technically bankrupt” as 6,000 employees risk loosing jobs

(By Bonny Apunyu)

While announcing a restructuring program and plans to cut around 6,000 jobs, the Chief executive of Malaysia Airlines said the troubled airlines is "technically bankrupt." Last year, Malaysian airlines suffered two huge disasters which one plane reportedly disappearing in Indian Ocean and another being shot down over Ukraine air space.

BBC reported Monday that Malaysian airlines said  it had "offered jobs" to 14,000 of its 20,000 workforce. The move was expected and follows the appointment of new chief executive Christoph Mueller in May.

Burundi under threat from Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab- President Nkurunziza

(By Estera Popowska)

Burundi faces a specific threat from the Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has said, BBC reported Sunday.President Nkurunziza said he came to his office to speak on the telephone with the leaders of Kenya and Uganda regarding a specific threat from the Islamist group al-Shabab.