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Russian society divided over ‘Death of Stalin’ film ban, poll shows

The people of Russia seem ambivalent about the recent banning of the dark British comedy “The Death of Stalin,” with about a third of respondents supporting the move, about another third opposing and the rest having no opinion. According to the results of a research conducted by the state-run All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research (VTSIOM), 35 percent of Russians ...

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Young snowboarder cheats death after tree falls on her at Russian ski resort (VIDEOS)

A young female snowboarder miraculously survived after a massive 20-meter pine fell on her at Sochi’s Rosa Khutor ski resort in southern Russia. The eerie accident was caught on film. The woman was going down the southern slope of the ski resort with her friends, when the 65ft tree collapsed all of a sudden, breaking the road fence and falling ...

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UN report details shocking civilian death toll in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released a damning report on civilian casualties in the ongoing war, pointing to air strikes and improvised explosives as the cause of most deaths and injuries. The 2017 annual report, titled “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict,” gives a chilling assessment on the number of civilians killed by the ongoing conflict ...

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Calls for accountability over latest death at South African gold giant

South Africa’s government faced demands to hold gold giant Sibanye-Stillwater accountable after the latest deaths at its mines. The firm was accused of “serious lack of care for black mineworkers” after a man was killed. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) condemned the firm in a statement on Tuesday after the miner was killed in the Number 1 shaft at ...

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‘A warning to corporate Japan’: Tokyo firm pays out $700k for overworked employee death

Tokyo-based Green Display Co. has settled a lawsuit with the family of a deceased former employee who died in a car accident caused by exhaustion, paying out $ 700,000 according to a report by The Asahi Shimbun. Kota Watanabe, 24, was killed in a road accident while driving home from an overnight shift in 2014. During the subsequent case, presiding ...

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BBC sacks radio presenter who made ‘death threat’ to Tory MP over Brexit

The BBC has reportedly sacked a radio presenter who took to Twitter to tell Tory MP Zac Goldsmith that a “death threat” sent to an 80-year-old Brexit supporting constituent “should have been addressed to you.” St.John Stephen, presenter of a fortnightly gardening slot on BBC Radio London, claimed he thought the letter telling Goldsmith’s elderly constituent “We are going to ...

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Texas death row inmate pleads for leniency citing ‘race’ factor in trial

A Texas death row inmate has requested a reprieve from execution for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend. He was already on parole for killing his estranged wife at the the time he killed his lover. William Rayford, 64, is facing lethal injection Tuesday evening for beating, stabbing and strangling 44-year-old Carol Lynn Thomas Hall. Her body was found about ...

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FBI releases heavily-redacted docs on death of Russian media tycoon Lesin in DC

The FBI has commented on the mysterious 2015 death of Russian media tycoon Mikhail Lesin in Washington, DC. The Bureau has chosen to release documents pertaining to the incident in heavily redacted form. The investigation’s reports – dated between November 2015, when the 57-year-old Lesin died, and October 2016, when the case was officially closed – were released on Saturday. ...

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Student ‘stabbed to death by Tinder date’ despite reporting fears to police

A student who was seeking love on dating app Tinder was stabbed to death in her car, shortly after sending texts saying she was “looking over her shoulder” and reporting her fears to the police. Molly McLaren, 23, sent a WhatsApp message to friends expressing fears for her safety after she broke up with Joshua Stimpson, 26, who she had ...

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Israeli pilots refuse to ‘fly asylum seekers to their death’ amid mass deportation of Africans

Israeli pilots are taking a stand against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s mission to expel tens of thousands of African migrants from the country, publicly declaring they will not “deport refugees to their death.” The government is forcing Eritreans and Sudanese asylum-seekers to accept relocation to countries in Africa or face imprisonment. A number of pilots from Israel’s flag carrier El ...

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