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Serbia’s Vucic inspired after talks with Putin, got ‘everything he was looking for’

Moscow has reassured Belgrade of its support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Balkan nation following a crisis in Kosovo over the weekend, President Aleksandar Vucic noted following his visit to Russia. The latest regional tensions surrounding Serbia and its renegade province of Kosovo were discussed in detail between President Vladimir Putin and his Serbian counterpart in Moscow. ...

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‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firm’s with female partners

It’s never particularly easy to raise a round of venture capital — but I think most experienced founders will tell you its not quite as bad the second or third time around, when you’ve got some experience under your belt and a track record to present to VCs. It helps if you’re male too, at least according to all the ...

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Inspired by Top Gun: Japan’s first female fighter pilot breaks air force's glass ceiling

Japan has welcomed its first-ever female fighter pilot into the air force – and you need not guess which high-octane movie the pilot watched as inspiration. Lieutenant Misa Matsushima had dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot since watching Tom Cruise don a flight suit in the film Top Gun. Unperturbed by the fact that Cruise’s character, Maverick, was somewhat responsible ...

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Sri Lanka to reinstate death penalty in anti-drug war ‘inspired’ by Philippines’ Duterte

Sri Lanka is going to reinstate capital punishment for drug dealers who coordinate criminal activities from behind bars, as it draws inspiration from the brutal anti-drug campaign led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. “From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences,” Rajitha Senaratne, government spokesman, announced on Wednesday. Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has told ...

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Apple orders a 10-episode mystery series inspired by kid reporter Hilde Lysiak

Apple is continuing to flesh out its lineup of TV series for its upcoming streaming service and Netflix competitor, assumed to be offered sometime next year as part of a subscription bundle with Apple Music. The company’s latest addition is a dramatic mystery series, currently known as the untitled Hilde Lysiak project. The show is inspired by the real-life story ...

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‘I almost died’: Serena Williams details how childbirth inspired her to support charities

Serena Williams has given a heartfelt account of how she nearly died giving birth to her daughter Olympia. She says the experience inspired her to fundraise for charities supporting mothers who endure difficult childbirth. The 36-year-old won the Australian Open while eight weeks pregnant but she detailed to CNN how she was bedridden for six weeks after Olympia was delivered ...

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Billboards inspired by Oscar contender appear outside Grenfell Tower

Billboards have been displayed outside the burnt ruin of Grenfell Tower stating: “71 dead… and still no arrests… how come” in a move inspired by the Oscar contender ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ The activist group, Justice 4 Grenfell, was inspired by the film, according to Yvette Williams MBE, who told RT UK that the line “You have to keep ...

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Apple is developing a scripted basketball show inspired by Kevin Durant’s life

The Warriors are currently atop the Western Conference standings, but from the looks of it, Kevin Durant is shaping up to be every bit as  in demand off the court. Roughly a month ago, YouTube announced that it was partnering with the star small forward’s video business to offer up original sports programming. Now Apple’s getting in on the action. ...

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Blac Chyna Going into the Music Biz, Inspired by Nicki Minaj

Blac ChynaI Wanna Be The Next Nicki Minaj 8/4/2017 1:00 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Blac Chyna doesn’t just want to be in music videos with Nicki Minaj, she wants to BE the new Nicki Minaj, and several record labels are jumping at the chance to make it happen. Several sources close to Blac Chyna tell us she’s entering the music game ...

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9-year-old who inspired Giants' Beckham, Richburg dies of cancer

Jayro Ponce, the 9-year-old Giants fan with cancer whose meeting with Odell Beckham Jr. last month went viral, died late Monday night, the family announced on Facebook. “We will never understand why God puts us through anything in this life, but we are certain we will all be together in heaven,” the family posted on the Team Jayro Facebook page. ...

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