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‘Hatred of men won’t help’: French actress Laetitia Casta speaks out against #MeToo

Model and actress Laetitia Casta is the latest French celebrity to join the backlash against the #MeToo movement. She claims it turns women into victims and says she wants nothing to do with it. “I am not a feminist but a woman,” Casta, 39, told Corsican news outlet Corse-Matin during an interview ahead of a local premiere on the Mediterranean ...

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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media

David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The episode has plenty of funny moments, like Obama ribbing Letterman about his nearly Biblical beard. But they cover substantive political topics, ...

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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media

David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The episode has plenty of funny moments, like Obama ribbing Letterman about his nearly Biblical beard. But they cover substantive political topics, ...

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French language 'police' launch crusade against ‘smartphone’

The official guardians of the French language are urging native speakers to stop saying “smartphone” and instead opt for “mobile multifonction,” as part of their ongoing war against English tech terms. The Commission d’enrichissement de la langue française, which works alongside the Academie Française, is attempting to banish “smartphone,” and other modern terms, from their vocabulary by suggesting French alternatives. ...

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Bundy goes free: Judge dismisses case against rancher after mistrial

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons were released by a federal judge in Las Vegas, after she dismissed with prejudice all charges against them. Prosecutors’ failure to disclose evidence had led to a mistrial. US District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ruled Monday that the government committed “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct” in the process against Bundy and his sons in relation ...

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Israeli police fail to respond to crimes against Palestinians – rights group

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 17:56 Israel’s police fail to bring Israeli citizens to justice for ideologically motivated crimes against Palestinians in the occupied territories, bringing charges in little over 10 percent of all cases, a rights group says. Israeli human rights group Yesh Din monitored 225 complaints into hate crimes committed by Israelis against Palestinians from 2014 to August ...

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Greek Patriarch attacked by Palestinians amid protests against church selling off land

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 18:38 A convoy of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch has been attacked by Palestinians during his visit to the West Bank. The protesters accuse the Patriarch of treason for allegedly selling land to Jewish investors. Hundreds of Palestinians protested the visit of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem to the West Bank Saturday. The ...

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Freemasons are discriminated against, says leader amid claims group is blocking police reform

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 09:45 Freemasons in England are forced to be secretive because they are discriminated against, said leader David Staples. This week, Masons in the police were accused of covering up for fellow members and favoring them for promotion. Staples, chief executive of the United Grand Lodge of England, wrote a letter to a number of UK ...

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US suspends aid to Pakistan demanding ‘decisive actions against terrorism’

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 20:26 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 21:19 The US State Department has officially cut security funding for Pakistan, saying it will only be restored if Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said she could not yet reveal the exact figure, but said the cut was ...

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Uproar follows German politician’s racial slur against Boris Becker’s son

A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party became the target of a social media onslaught over a racial tweet which described tennis legend Boris Becker’s son as “half-n****r.” Twenty-three-year-old artist and DJ Noah Becker, who is mixed-race, had commented in a recent interview with Emotion magazine that he had been attacked in Germany because of the color ...

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