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10 great writers snubbed by the Nobel Prize - Telegraph

Hollywood prejudice against female directors to have US equal opportunity inquiry

Request sent to interview prominent film-makers seen as first step in move towards legal action against studios for breaching civil rights legislation<p>US equal opportunities officials are to interview dozens of female film-makers as part of a historic probe into gender discrimination in …

Gender Discrimination

4 Most Frustrating Things About Being a Bayern Munich Fan Right Now

Generally speaking, life is good for Bayern Munich fans. They support one of the very richest clubs in the world, one with massive financial and sporting dominance over their domestic competitors, and one that boasts one of the very best squads in world football.<p>Bayern won a treble not long ago and …

North Korea

North Korea's Kim Jong Un places nation's border in 'semi-state of war'

North Korean leader<p>Kim Jong Unhas ordered troops on the country’s heavily armed border with South Korea to be ready for war, one day after the two countries exchanged artillery fire in a spat over propaganda-spewing loudspeakers.<p>Speaking at an emergency meeting of his Central Military Commission, …

Islamic State demolishes 1,500-year-old monastery with bulldozers

The Islamic State group demolished an ancient monastery founded more than 1,500 years ago in central Syria Friday near a town where the extremists abducted dozens of Christians earlier this month, activists and a Christian priest said.<p>The extremist group posted photos on social media Friday showing …