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BEIJING, April 16, 2024 (BSS/Xinhua) - "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire," the latest installment in the MonsterVerse film franchise, led the Chinese mainland's daily box office on Monday, data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed.

 The monster film raked in 7.16 million yuan (about 1.01 million U.S. dollars) on the 18th day of its release.

 It was followed by "The Boy and the Heron," an Oscar-winning animated fantasy film directed by Japanese animation guru Hayao Miyazaki, with a daily earning of 7.04 million yuan in box office revenue.

 The domestic crime thriller "Dwelling by the West Lake" came in third, generating 2.39 million yuan of box office sales on Monday.

 The Chinese mainland's box office revenue on the day totaled 25.81 million yuan.



AHMEDABAD, India, April 16, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - Two members of a notorious criminal gang were arrested by Indian police Tuesday for firing at the home of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in retaliation for the superstar's killing of two antelopes.

The Bishnoi gang, accused of several murders and extortion rackets, hails from a wider desert-based religious sect that considers the species to be the reincarnation of their guru.

Khan, 58, has been in the crosshairs of the group since 1998 for shooting two blackbucks on a recreational hunting trip.

The gang's jailed leader Lawrence Bishnoi has threatened Khan with assassination in the past.

Two men on a motorbike shot at Khan's first-floor apartment during the early hours of Sunday in the upscale Mumbai neighbourhood of Bandra, also firing several rounds in the air before fleeing.

Khan, who is always guarded by armed policemen owing to threats to his life, was home when the gunshots were fired.

The two men aged 24 and 21 were arrested Tuesday in the western state of Gujarat, police told AFP.

"We were able to locate the two accused near a temple," Kutch district police officer Mahendra Bagaria said.

"One of our teams reached the temple and nabbed the accused."

Members of the Bishnoi community pursued a criminal case against Khan for the blackbuck shooting for 20 years.

Khan was sentenced to five years in jail by a local court for violating the Wildlife Protection Act in 2018.

But the penalty was suspended on appeal just days after Khan was sent to prison, prompting Lawrence Bishnoi to warn soon afterwards that his gang would take the law into their own hands.

The gang leader has been accused of orchestrating several murders including the killing of popular Indian rapper Sidhu Moose Wala in 2022.

Khan has starred in nearly 150 films and television shows since his first hit in the 1980s, and remains one of Bollywood's most bankable figures.

But his personal life has long been dogged by controversy.

In 2002 he allegedly ran over five people sleeping on the sidewalk in an upmarket Mumbai neighbourhood, killing one, in a late-night hit-and-run.

He was cleared, but authorities challenged his acquittal in 2016 and the case is still ongoing.


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The exhibition features nine recent original artworks of Ishrat Jahan, who was born on March 25, 1987 in Comilla, Bangladesh and came to Canada in 2005. Ishrat started her career as a Child and Youth Care Practitioner at Unlimited Potential Community Services formerly known as Bosco Homes in 2008. Ishrat has recently graduated from the Bachelors of Child and Youth Care in Grant McEwan University of Canada.

ANAHEIM, United States, Aug 16, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - R2-D2 will be rolling into Mickey Mouse's neighborhood as the amusement park giant opens parks with a "Star Wars" theme adjacent to existing venues in Florida and California.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said Saturday that after Disney's $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm three years ago, "we wanted to bring 'Star Wars' to every corner of our company... Not only on screens but in real life."

The attractions will have a battle experience, as well as giving visitors a chance to drive "one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy," the Millennium Falcon, on a secret mission.

"We'll transport guests to a whole new planet," Iger said at the D23 EXPO 2015 jammed with fans and reporters.

"You'll have a chance to run into all the droids and fantastic beasts."

The Star Wars parks will be in Orlando, next to Disney Hollywood Studios, and in Anaheim, next to Disneyland.

The 14-acre (5.6-hectare) sites will have their own staff and restaurants will be staffed by wild creatures from the space saga.

The three-day D23 expo at the convention center in Anaheim -- home to the original Disneyland Park -- has drawn Disney fans and media representatives from around the globe.

Shanghai Disneyland Park is due to open next year.