Sony Pictures is under fire for a scene in its new "Peter Rabbit" film, which critics say trivializes food allergies when a herd of rambunctious bunnies weaponize blackberries to gang up on their human nemesis. The controversial sequence shows rabbits attacking the movie's villain, human character Tom McGregor, with the fruits, to which he is allergic. After a berry flies into his mouth, the character attempts to inject himself with an EpiPen -- but has anaphylaxis and crumples to the ground. In an open letter to…
WASHINGTON: US lawmakers on Tuesday threatened United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz and other airline executives with legislation to force improvements as they took carriers to task after a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight last month. Legislators from both sides of the aisle, many of whom fly back and forth to their districts weekly, recounted their own frustrations with delays and overbooking. "If we don't see meaningful results that improve customer service, the next time this committee meets to…
ZURICH: The governing body of global athletics (IAAF) said on Monday it had suffered a cyber attack which it believes has compromised information about athletes' medical records. An IAAF statement said the hacking group known as Fancy Bear was believed to be behind the attack in February and that it targeted information concerning applications by athletics for Therapeutic Use Exemptions. The IAAF said it had contacted athletes who had applied for TUEs since 2012 and its president, Sebastian Coe, apologized. “Our first…
OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to lawmakers Wednesday after an altercation in which he accidentally struck a member of the opposition with his elbow.
TEXAS: Organizers of the South by Southwest (SXSW) arts festival said on Sunday they apologized to U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad after a volunteer said she must remove her Muslim headcovering to receive credentials to the event in Austin, Texas.
KARACHI: Education Minister Sindh Nisar Khuhro on Friday expressed embarrassment and apologized for smoking inside the Sindh Assembly, ARY News reported.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday apologized Senator Aitzaz Ahsan and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah over remarks of Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan he used against Aitzaz on Thursday during the joint sitting of parliament, ARY News reported.