Lucas honoured: George Lucas will receive the US government’s highest arts honour from President Barack Obama on 12 July. The  Star Wars creator will be presented the National Medal of Arts. pti
Adele wax figure: Madame Tussauds has unveiled its latest creation, a wax figure of British singer Adele. Artists used the ‘Someone Like You’ star’s 2012 Grammys look as inspiration for the was likeness. pti
Grandma saves kid: A grandmother died while shielding her 15-month-old granddaughter from being crushed by a landslide caused by torrential rain that toppled their house, in Beijing on Thursday, state media said.  ap
Nepal landslides: At least 50 people have been killed and 12,000 others displaced across Nepal due to landslides and floods triggered by incessant rain over the past three weeks, the government said on Thursday. pti
Rigby&’s funeral: Britain will in Bury, Greater Manchester,  hold a private military funeral on 12 July for Drummer Lee Rigby who was hacked to death in a terror attack on a London street in May. afp
Ex-French minister: French investigators detained the estranged wife of ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned over undeclared bank accounts, for quizzing in a tax fraud probe in Paris on Thursday. afp
Infant formula prices: Nestle SA said on Thursday it will cut infant formula prices in China by an average of 11 per cent from Monday in response to a probe into alleged price-fixing by several foreign companies. afp
Kid chefs win: Five Indian-American kid chefs made it to the exclusive list of 54 winners of the White House-launched national ‘Healthy Lunchtime Challenge’ as part of the US First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative. pti
Indonesia quake toll: The toll from an earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Aceh province earlier this week has reached 30, and police and soldiers are searching the debris for another 12 people believed missing. afp
Koreas talks: Seoul’s Unification Ministry said it has proposed a working-level talk with North Korea to discuss restarting a shuttered joint industrial complex, Kaesong industrial complex,  in the North.            afp