Japanese manga series "Attack on Titan" recently released the trailer for its first full-length movie as a teaser for what is said to be two films to be released in the summer 2015.
Highly popular Japanese manga series "Attack on Titan" released the trailer for its live-action film adaptation, taking fans by storm and heightening anticipation for two films on the series scheduled for release this summer, with an August 1 Japan premiere.
"Attack on Titan" was launched in 2009, and started gaining worldwide popularity four years later. Written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, the series is set in an apocalyptic earth where humans have cordoned themselves off in circular walled cities to avoid being eaten by giant humanoids called Titans. The walls have kept the monsters at bay until a 200-foot tall specimen appears and threatens the population, putting the economy and food sources at risk. more >>
Hillsong United's Jad Gillies said recently that his band's forthcoming film offers a "new perspective" on what it means to be a modern-day believer. He also hopes the film can draw more people to the church.
On March 25, an exclusive new trailer of "Hillsong — Let Hope Rise" is set to be released ahead of the film's premiere and Gillies shared his excitement.
"My hope is that the film gives people new perspective of what it actually looks like to believe in who Jesus is, and what it means to live a life that reflects His acceptance and love," the worship leader said. more >>
Six people have been arrested after a group of Hindu extremists attacked a cathedral in central India, breaking down doors and smashing windows. The attack, which was caught on CCTV cameras, was aimed at Christians who are being accused by the extremists of converting people into Christianity.
"We arrested six men last night in connection with the vandalism. We are trying to identify more people ... there may be more arrests," senior state police official HC Mishra said, according to AFP.
The attack on the cathedral in Madhya Pradesh state apparently took place on Friday night, police said. The right-wing Hindu Dharma Sena group has accused the church of converting close to 200 local tribal people into Christianity, though it has denied involvement in the attack. more >>
NEW YORK — A former Pakistani parliamentarian advocating for equal treatment for religious minorities back home claims life is sometimes hell for the Islamic Republic's Christian minorities, who are often victimized by blasphemy laws and bear the brunt of public resentment against Western nations like the United States.
"Due to our faith, we are persecuted. People are killing us, people are burning us, and people are putting us in jail. And (the) state (has) failed to protect the rights (of Christians) and (have failed in) their responsibility," said political and human rights activist Pervez Rafique. "The state doesn't have any solid and concrete policy and agenda and plan to protect marginalized and persecuted Christians and other non-Muslims in Pakistan."
Rafique, a former minority member of parliament representing the Pakistan People's Party in Punjab, worked alongside Shahbaz Bhatti, the Christian minorities minister who was assassinated in 2011, as a chief coordinator for All Pakistan Minorities Alliance. At the time of transition prompted by Bhatti's murder, a clash with the former leader's family members forced Rafique and supporters to leave the organization he had served for more than 10 years. Since then, Rafique has helped found another group, with a similar name, the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance-Founders, which in combination with the PAK Christian Fellowship, represents around 25,000 people, he told The Christian Post. more >>
Popular British boy band One Direction was ordered to pay a cash bond to the Philippines Thursday to allow them to perform in two concerts in the country over the weekend.
The Philippine's immigration bureau ordered top British boy band One Direction to pay a $4,500 cash bond March 19 over drug concerns. The band has two scheduled concerts in the Southeast Asian country over the weekend, and the imposed bond was made a requirement for issuance of work permits in the Philippines.
According to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, drug were concerns raised by one of the country's anti-drug watchdog groups fueled by 1D band members, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson. The group requested a "strict scrutiny" of both singers after a video of the two shown smoking marijuana in a vehicle during their Peru tour surfaced and went viral online. more >>
Everyone knew it would be a great year for the mobile industry when LG and Xiaomi announced two powerful devices in January. Xiaomi unleashed its brand new Mi Note Pro and Mi Note to the delight of its Chienese fans. LG also had its fair share of the spotlight as it unveiled the next-generation of its curved LG G Flex.
More than two months later and the Korean manufacturer will reportedly release the Android-powered phone in India. According to a report by GSM Arena, the LG G Flex 2 will hit Indian stores, and probably some India-based carriers by the end of the month.
The device has already received huge attention in its home market in Korea, and it is now on its way to dominate the international scene as well. Interested buyers of the new LG device will need to save up Rs. 55,000 or around $878. more >>