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Posted: Fri-Jul-2019



Bollywood stars and producers rarely speak out when their colleagues are censored, threatened or attacked by religious, ethnic or political groups.

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Trump reverses criticism of 'Send her back' chanters, renews attacks on Omar
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U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on a Somali-born congresswoman Friday while reversing his previous criticisms of a North Carolina crowd who chanted "Send her back," defending them as "patriots" while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of colour.

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Looking back to Apollo 11: How we did so much with so little
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From developing the most powerful rocket in the world, to building computer memory, to designing the first craft that would operate solely in space, the Apollo missions were a tsunami of ingenuity.

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U.K. says seizure of vessels by Iran's Revolutionary Guard 'completely unacceptable'
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Britain said Iran's seizure of the British oil tanker Stena Impero — as well as a Liberian-flagged vessel that was boarded by armed personnel — in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of navigation in the Gulf.

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For Twitter bans, a 'lack of transparency' is a bigger issue than political bias, experts say
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In the latest step in the battle between Kawhi Leonard and Nike, the shoe giant has filed a countersuit against the former Toronto Raptors star over his continued use of the “Klaw” logo.

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Ex-U.S. intelligence contractor sentenced to 9 years in prison for stolen documents
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A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades' worth of classified documents at his Maryland home was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison.

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'Brilliant': Artificial gravity isn't just science fiction
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In what sounds like something straight out of science fiction, researchers are testing out a form of artificial gravity to counter the physiological hazards of weightlessness astronauts experience in space.

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Women still becoming pregnant on acne drug Accutane despite birth defect warnings
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Even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking Accutane , each year up to 300 women in the U.S. become pregnant while taking it, researchers find.

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Japanese minister calls South Korea's ambassador 'rude' as economic dispute goes on
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Japan's foreign minister on Friday summoned South Korea's ambassador and accused Seoul of violating international law by refusing to join an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over forced labour during the Second World War.

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George Nader, prominent Mueller report witness, charged with child sex trafficking
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A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography.

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California city drops words like 'manhole' and 'manpower' in push to be inclusive
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The city of Berkeley, Calif., voted unanimously this week to replace about 40 gender-specific words in the city code with gender-neutral terms — an effort to be more inclusive that's drawing both praise and scorn.

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Kosovo PM resigns after being called as a witness for war crimes court
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Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Friday he was resigning because he had been called to a war crimes court in The Hague to answer questions from prosecutors related to Kosovo's violent independence struggle.

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Trump tries to distance himself from 'Send her back' chants despite silence at rally
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to distance himself from supporters' chants of "Send her back" after he criticized Somali-born Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina.

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Dutch state partly liable for Srebrenica deaths: Supreme Court
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The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Friday upheld an earlier ruling that found the Dutch state partly liable for the 1995 deaths of 350 Bosnian Muslim men who were expelled from a UN base and executed at Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces.

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Suspect ID'd in Japan as fans mourn at animation studio arson site
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A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and carried out the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarized, according to media reports.

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Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33
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A bomb explodsion outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday has left at least eight people dead and wounded 33, according to police and health officials.

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Puerto Ricans, furious at their governor, are forging a movement to boot him out
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Cruise passengers drifted through the streets of Old San Juan Thursday as shop owners took plywood down from store windows and painted over graffiti demanding Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello resign.

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Trump to nominate son of late Supreme Court justice as labour secretary
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U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday his intention to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be the secretary of labour.

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4 Chicago police officers fired over Lacquan McDonald shooting
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The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

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Lawmakers Call For A$AP Rocky's Release 2 Weeks After He Was Arrested In Sweden
Four lawmakers have called on the U.S. government to become involved in the case, citing "human rights violations" committed against the rapper. ... read more


Ebola Outbreak In Congo Declared A Global Health Emergency
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Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker With Crew Of 12, State TV Says
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It was Japan’s worst mass killing since a suspected arson attack on a Tokyo building in 2001. ... read more


Louvre Removes Name Of OxyContin’s Sackler Family From Museum Walls
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Valiant Dog Named RuPaul Helps Save Woman From Sexual Assault
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