Dick Bruna, the Dutch "spiritual father" of Miffy, the white rabbit who
enchanted millions of young children around the world for more than half
a century, has died at age 89, his publisher announced Friday.
Decades before Instagram made square images immensely popular, illustrator and artist Bruna understood their power. For years, his Miffy books were printed in a square format.
"He thought that size was really good for two little children's hands, and he loved the visual impact, too," longtime friend Marja Kerkhof, of his Dutch publisher Mercis, said in a telephone interview.
In a wide-ranging tax fraud case that captivated Spain, Princess
Cristina was found not guilty Friday of being an accessory to fraud but
her husband was convicted and sentenced to more than six years in
A panel of judges ruled that Cristina, the 51-year-old sister of King Felipe VI, will be required to pay nearly 265,000 euros (over $280,000) in fines because the court considers that she indirectly benefited from the fraud.
long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto ,
sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan.
Are we, he asks, "building the world we all want?"
While most people now use Facebook to connect with friends and family, Zuckerberg thinks that the social network can also encourage more civic engagement, from the local to the global level. Facebook now has nearly 2 billion members, which makes it larger than any nation in the world.
An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.
The bomber entered the main hall of the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan and detonated his payload amid dozens of worshippers, according to three security officials, who said at least 20 women and nine children were among the dead.