Bella Thorne, Tristan Klier Break Up: Actress Splits From Longtime Boyfriend

Bella Thorne and Tristan Klier Bella Thorne and Tristan Klier have broken up.Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images

All good things must come to an end. Bella Thorne and her longtime boyfriend Tristan Klier have broken up, the teen star confirmed via Twitter.

Thorne, 16, and her high school student love recently decided to part ways after more than two years of dating. The Shake It Up actress acknowledged the end of her relationship on Sunday, Aug. 24

After Thorne tweeted without context “hope u have a safe flight…thinking about you <3,” a fan asked, “Are u still with Tristan or not? I’m confused…” She responded simply, “No I’m not.”

The former couple, who had long been vocal about their relationship on social media and even attended prom together this past April, have given little explanation for their split.

Robin Williams’ Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

Robin Williams Robin Williams’ death certificate revealed that his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay.Credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Robin Williams is in his final resting place.

The actor, who died of an apparent suicide on Aug. 11, was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay just one day after his death, per his official death certificate.

According to the document, which was obtained by Yahoo, cremation services were handled by Monte’s Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo, California, after the “actor and comedian” died in his “own home” in nearby Belvedere-Tiburon. As far as cause of death, it is listed as “pending investigation.”

Megan Fox Stuns At “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Press Conference in South Korea -

Megan Fox is one hot mama! The brunette beauty stunned at a press conference for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” South Korean premiere in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday. Rocking a navy blue sparkly dress with a black belt and black strappy sandals, the 28-year-old looked gorgeous for her appearance

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Japan throttles up work on homegrown fighter jet

Japan throttles up work on homegrown fighter jet

The experimental ATD-X may spawn into a stealth fighter. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Defense)

TOKYO — Japan will begin test flights next year to determine whether the country has the right stuff to build a fighter jet without relying on Western contractors.

The Ministry of Defense plans to seek around 40 billion yen ($384 million) in funding for the effort for the fiscal year starting next April.

The government will decide by fiscal 2018 whether to proceed with the development of a purely Japanese fighter, according to its latest medium-term defense program.

Production of the F-2, a fighter jointly by Japan and the U.S., ended in fiscal 2011. The last of the jets are expected to be retired from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force around fiscal 2028.

To gauge the feasibility of creating an indigenous fighter, the ministry’s Technical Research & Development Institute began work on the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) four years ago. Researchers have made progress in a number of areas, including lightweight airframe designs and missile-firing mechanisms.

The ATD-X is slated for its first flight using stand-in engines next January. Testing of stealth airframe designs is to begin in April. Prototyping of the actual engines — a joint effort by IHI, Mitsubishi Heavy and other defense contractors — is to start as soon as fiscal 2015 and take about five years. Heat-resistant ceramics, an area in which Japan excels, will be employed for the turbine blades.

 

Creating a fighter jet of its own will prove fiscally as well as technically demanding for Japan. Initial costs are estimated at 500 billion yen to 800 billion yen, but test flights and the development of ancillary equipment will likely add significantly to the total.

Even if Japan takes a pass on the end result, the defense ministry reckons that possessing its own fighter technology will work to the country’s advantage in joining multinational arms development programs and negotiating to buy other countries’ fighters

 

Chinese fighters intercepted U.S. aircraft in 3 more incidents: report

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) — Chinese military jets intercepted U.S. naval aircraft in at least three “provocative” incidents earlier this year in addition to a case Washington made public last week, a U.S. paper said Monday.

The Wall Street Journal, quoting U.S. officials, said “a rogue pilot or a group of pilots” may have been involved in the “dangerously close encounters” that occurred in international airspace over the South China Sea.

The U.S. officials do not believe the aggressive flying was directly authorized by the Chinese military, the report said.

The series of incidents underscore “how deep-seated suspicions remain, despite attempts by some senior officers and political leaders on both sides to build a working relationship,” the report said.

The U.S. government said Friday that it protested to China about a near-miss incident involving military aircraft on Aug. 19 in which a Chinese fighter intercepted a U.S. patrol plane and came within 10 meters of it over the sea.

A U.S. Defense Department official said Monday that U.S. and Chinese officials will hold two-day talks starting Tuesday on the issue of “rules of behavior for air and maritime activities,” probably including last week’s incident.

“This is all about air and maritime stuff, so I’m sure incidents like this are of concern,” the Pentagon official told reporters.

Rear Adm. James Foggo, assistant deputy chief of naval operations, will represent the United States in the bilateral dialogue with China, the official said, without providing information about the Chinese delegation.

A first round of U.S.-China talks on the issue was held on July 11, the official added.

U.S. Marines send 2 Osprey aircraft to Sapporo amid local protests

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The U.S. Marine Corps on Saturday sent two of its MV-22 Osprey aircraft from a base in western Japan to Sapporo, via a stop at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, for a weekend air show.

The U.S. Marine Corps sends two of its MV-22 Osprey aircraft from a base in western Japan to Sapporo, via a stop at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo on July 19. © Kyodo

It was the first time for an MV-22 to fly to the Tokyo area since the tilt-rotor aircraft’s deployment in Japan in 2012. Osprey flights have often been met with local opposition due to a number of high-profile accidents prior to the plane’s deployment to Japan.

The two aircraft left the U.S. base in Iwakuni in the western prefecture of Yamaguchi on Saturday morning and landed at the Yokota base, apparently for refueling.

The Sapporo municipal government in Hokkaido has requested the organizer of the air show at a Ground Self-Defense Force camp in the city to stop the MV-22s’ arrival due to safety concerns among local residents. Hundreds of people staged a rally in Sapporo on Friday against the visit by the aircraft.

A total of 24 MV-22s have been deployed at the Marines’ Futenma Air Station in Okinawa. The two MV-22s will leave Sapporo on Monday.

American Hostage’s Mother Pleads For His Life

Shirley Sotloff directly addressed the leader of the Islamic State group as she begged for the return of Steven Sotloff, 31.

The freelance reporter appeared last week in a hostage video, which also showed the decapitated body of another American journalist, James Foley.

 

Steven Sotloff (2nd from right)
Steven Sotloff (second from right)

Ms Sotloff’s video message was broadcast on the al-Arabiya channel.

“Steven is a journalist who travelled to the Middle East to cover the suffering of Muslims at the hands of tyrants,” she said.

“Steven is a loyal and generous son, brother and grandson. He is an honourable man and has always tried to help the weak.”

Girl Accidentally Kills Gun Instructor With Uz

 

 

Police have released footage of the moments before a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting instructor who was teaching her to use an automatic Uzi submachine gun.

Charles Vacca was shot in the head on Monday at an outdoor shooting range in Dolan Springs, in north Arizona.

The 39-year-old was airlifted to University Medical Centre in Las Vegas but died shortly afterwards.

Mr Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the weapon over her head, investigators said.

The footage, reportedly filmed by the girl’s parents, shows Mr Vacca helping the girl hold the gun, adjust her stance and then fire a single shot.

His last words to her are: “Alright, full auto.”

It is not known if the range has an age limit on shooting or if the girl, who has not been named, had been through a safety class.

The youngster was on holiday from New Jersey with her parents.

Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the video was “ghastly”.

Firearms safety expert Ronald Scott said most ranges have an age limit and strict safety rules when teaching children how to shoot.

Instructors usually have their hands on guns when children are firing high-powered weapons, he said.

“You can’t give a nine-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it,” Mr Scott added.

 

Ms Sotloff, who lives in the Miami area, added: “Since Stephen’s capture, I’ve learned a lot about Islam. I’ve learned that Islam teaches that no individual should be held responsible for the sins of others.

“Stephen has no control over the actions of the US government. He’s an innocent journalist.”

 

Italian Fighter Jets Collide On Training Mission

Witnesses report seeing a huge fireball moments before the planes crashed, as rescuers search for four pilots who ejected.

An Italian Air Force Tornado fighter jet

Four pilots managed to eject but are still said to be missing.

 

Alicia Keys Announced Pregnancy, Expecting Baby # 2

Alicia Keys pregnant photo

“Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it evensweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!”

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz has a 3-year-old son name Egypt. Swizz also has three other children from previous relationships, Prince, Kaseem, and Nicole.

Kim Kardashian Fed Up With Weight Gain: “My Hips and Butt Are Huge”

Kim Kardashian

ff to an intense workout. Can’t seem to shake this last 15-20 lbs of baby weight. no more excuses. my baby is 1 years old! UGH,” the 33-year-old reality star tweeted on Tuesday. “I’m not gonna call it baby weight bc thats an excuse. i just gained weight & that’s it. why is it so much harder to lose after baby though!!”

Leading up to the birth of her daughter North in June 2013, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s weight gain was constant tabloid fodder. Now it’s Kim herself who serves as her main critic, constantly scrutinizing her appearance  (We’re sure taking those 1200 selfies doesn’t exactly help the situation.)

“do any of u moms see their bodies just not the same? a different shape?” she asked her 22 million followers. “ughhhh my hips & butt are huge now! they were big to begin with!”
Is chris brown trying to get back rihanna?

Rihanna and Chris Brown break up

Chris Brown recently dumped his on-again off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran after he allegedly caught her texting and sending photos to other guys.

“RiRi will always have love for Chris Brown but she accept that they can’t be together she is way to mature for him,” the source revealed.

China earthquake kills hundreds in Yunnan province

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At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in south-west China, state news agency Xinhua says.

The US GEOLOGICAL REPORT the quake struck about 11km (seven miles) north-west of Wenping in Yunnan province at 16:30 local time (08:30 GMT).

A major rescue and relief operation is under way.

State broadcaster CCTV said the earthquake was the strongest to hit the province in 14 years.

Israel-Hamas Ceasefire As Troops Exit Gaza

Israel says its troops and tanks were redeployed in “defensive positions” near the border.

Israeli army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said the move came after the last of 32 tunnels located inside Gaza was destroyed overnight.

“Today we completed the removal of this threat,” he said.

There was a rapid exchange of fire in the minutes leading up to the truce, with Hamas militants launching rockets over the border and Israeli warplanes carrying out airstrikes.

Palestinians enjoy an afternoon out in Gaza City

An Israeli soldier from the Givati brigade carries his gear after returning to Israel from Gaza

Tripoli Clashes Toll Rises by 22 as Libya Crisis Deepens

Clashes in Libya

Britain dispatched its navy to evacuate its nationals from Libya as 22 other people were killed as a result of militia feuds near Tripoli’s international airport that have plunged the oil producer deeper into chaos.

The U.K.’s move came as the government announced the latest death toll today, a day after most members of the North African country’s new legislature met in the city of Tobruk near the Egyptian border. It was their first meeting as a unit since elections were held to replace the General National Congress.

The choice of venue for the House of Representatives’ first session, which was delayed until Monday, reflects concerns about the collapse of security in Tripoli and in Benghazi, the nation’s second-largest city. More than two weeks of fighting between rival militias, and pro- and anti-Islamists have left about 200 dead and hundreds more wounded, according to state media.

Lindsay Lohan Shows Off Her Bikini Bod in Mirror Selfie Read more:

Lindsay Lohan

In the snap, the 28-year-old is donning a bright pink and purple bikini, along with a belly button ring. The troubled actress, who documented her struggles with addiction on OWN docu-series Lindsay, captioned the photo with a series of emojis.

“Be happy and healthy. It’s possible,” she wrote on another photo wearing the same bikini as she posed alongside two male companions.

 

Bruce Jenner Has a Mullet

Bruce Jenner

The former Olympian, 64, was photographed rocking frizzy, burnt carrot colored, shoulder-length tresses while grabbing coffee at a local Starbucks. Dressed in a striped polo shirt and khaki pants, Jenner grinned as his creased hair flowed in the wind, exposing his damaged ends — a result of overcoloring.

Ashley Olsen, Boyfriend Bennett Miller Turn Up Together in New York City

Ashley Olsen and Bennett Miller in New York on August 3, 2014

The former child star turned millionaire designer/businesswoman, 28, was seen leaving her Manhattan apartment with her love in tow. Olsen wore a cream-colored collared shirt with a plush sweater around her shoulders and styled her blonde hair in casual waves and parted down the middle.

 

Her director beau, 47, opted for a pair of blue jeans and a comfy heathered blue T-shirt with black trim and a five-point star applique.

 

Dell’Acqua Opens First No.21 Store

ALESSANDRO DELL’ACQUA is dipping his toe back into the tumultuous waters of retail for the first time since he exited his eponymous label. The Italian designer has just opened his first store for his label No.21in Tokyo, with several others in the works.

Another standalone store and two shop-in-shops will open in Seoul by the end of February, WWD reports, while the Asian expansion will be ratified by a boutique in Osaka as soon as a suitable location is found.

Suzy Menkes:

As seen in the grainy images snapped by her nanny in New York, the dress worn by 16-year-old Tree – who had a silhouette to match her name – was not a couture concoction. But as she recounts the story of dressing for Truman Capote’s infamous 1966 Black and White Ball, that stretch jersey dress with more cut-outs than cloth left the lonely, awkward, rebellious teenager “dripping with expectations”.

Viewed today “in cold blood” (as the notorious Truman Capote book title put it), the dress does not look so inspiring, even with what Tree describes as “a bare back down to the waist and spaghetti straps”. Her memory of arriving in foul weather at the Plaza Hotel in a maxi coat under a giant umbrella, spotting grand gowns and ermine bunny ears worn in this historic period of tension over the war in Vietnam, is only the start of the story.

Cecil Beaton photographs 14 Aeppli figures, Vogue, October 1972, with Penelope Tree.
Picture credit: Cecil Beaton

As the Hollywood set, New York’s political lions and grand, old-money Europeans were all brought together by Capote, Tree describes being whirled on to the dance floor by the immaculately dressed upper-crust photographer Cecil Beaton.

Miranda Focuses On Her Main Talent

WHILE the rest of the world is obsessing over her love life, Miranda Kerr is shutting out the noise by focusing on what she does best: modelling.

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel teams lingerie with jeans for the 7 For All Mankind campaign, released today, for which one image shows her lying on a bed while male model Jon Kortajarena playfully bites her stomach. In another picture, Kerr wears a white shirt with a black ribbon tie.