Sharmeen’s documentary shortlisted for Oscar nomination

Updated 27 October 2015
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Sharmeen’s documentary shortlisted for Oscar nomination

KARACHI: Acclaimed Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” has been shortlisted for Oscars nominations in the category of Best Documentary — Short Subject. The documentary has been nominated with nine other films in this category, Dawn reported.
“A Girl in the River,” which is a joint production of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films and Home Box Office (HBO) follows the life of an 18-year-old girl who is a survivor of an honor killing attempt.


Suspected World War II bomb blasts crater in German field

Updated 24 min 46 sec ago
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Suspected World War II bomb blasts crater in German field

  • The explosion left a 10-meter wide and four-meter deep hole
  • About 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during World War II did not explode

BERLIN: A bomb likely dating to World War II exploded in a field in western Germany leaving a huge crater but no injuries, police said Monday.
The explosion left a 10-meter (33 feet) wide and four-meter deep hole after residents in Limburg, heard a loud noise and felt the earth shake at 0352 (0152 GMT) on Sunday morning.
“The crater was examined on Monday by an explosive ordnance clearance service to find possible fragments,” a police spokesman told AFP.
“The area was used for target practice during the Second World War,” he added.
A bomb disposal service spokesman said it was “highly possible” WW II ordnance was involved.
A local government spokesman in the nearby city of Darmstadt told German daily Bild it was believed the bomb had a chemical-based delayed timer which could have finally eroded.
Nearly 75 years after the end of war, Germany remains littered with unexploded ordnance, a legacy of the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.
Earlier this month, a 100-kilo (220-pound) US bomb from the war, discovered during building work near a shopping complex, was defused in central Berlin after the evacuation of around 3,000 people.
According to experts, 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during the conflict did not explode.