English-language films

Taxi driver who kicked pregnant woman out of cab given house arrest

A taxi driver who kicked a pregnant woman in labor out of his cab in the Marmara province of Kocaeli's Çayırova district has been sentenced to house arrest.

The driver, identified only by the initials M.B., took Aisha Hashem, a Syrian woman whose water had just broken, into his cab but later kicked her out after she showed signs of labor.

Man crushed by elevator in central Athens

A man was killed in the central Athens district of Pangrati on Monday after being crushed by an elevator, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) reported.

According to the report, two firefighters retrieved the man's body from the bottom of the elevator shaft of an apartment building on Laertou Street. His death was confirmed at a local hospital.

Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi will write and direct a new "Star Wars" film, Disney announced on May 4.    

Waititi has shot from indie acclaim to mainstream Hollywood success in recent years, overseeing Marvel superhero smash hit "Thor: Ragnarok" in 2017 before winning a screenplay Oscar for Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit" in February.    

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