SINGAPORE BANS THE KASHMIR FILES, SAYS, “DISRUPT SOCIAL COHESION AND RELIGIOUS HARMONY”

Tue 10 May 2022: The Kashmir Files, a controversial film on the exodus of Hindus from the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s, has been banned by Singapore, which has cited concerns over its “potential to cause enmity between different communities”. The film has been assessed to be “beyond” Singapore’s film classification guidelines, news agency PTI […]

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INDIAN FILM BANNED IN KUWAIT AND QATAR OVER ISLAMOPHOBIC TROPES

Tue 12 April 2022: The Indian film Beast, due to be released tomorrow, has been banned in Kuwait and Qatar after government disapproval of the film’s reportedly stereotyped depiction of Muslims as terrorists and a few dialogues against Pakistan. The Tamil-language film, described as an action-comedy starring Thalapathy Vijay and Pooja Hegde, features Vijay as a […]

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JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD SET TO FACE EACH OTHER ONCE AGAIN IN US LIBEL TRIAL

Mon 11 April 2022: The latest chapter in Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard kicks off on Monday as a US defamation trial begins over allegations Heard made about domestic abuse.  Depp, 58, has sued Heard for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she penned a 2018 opinion piece in […]

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JEWISH WOMAN WHO DREW UP SCHINDLER’S LISTS DURING HOLOCAUST DIES AT 107 IN ISRAEL

Sun 10 April 2022: Mimi Reinhardt, who drew up lists for German industrialist Oskar Schindler that helped save hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust in World War II, has died, according to the Times of Israel newspaper, citing her family. She was 107. Anadolu Agency reported that as Schindler’s secretary, Reinhardt was in charge of compiling names […]

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KATHRYN HAYS, ‘AS THE WORLD TURNS’ AND ‘STAR TREK’ ACTRESS, DEAD AT 87

Sat 09 April 2022: Soap opera actress Kathryn Hays, who was known for her decades-long role as Kim Sullivan Hughes on As the World Turns, has died. She was 88. The actress, who also played a part in the hit series Star Trek, died on March 25 in Fairfield, Connecticut, according to TVLine. A cause of death has […]

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BRUCE WILLIS TO RETIRE AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH APHASIA BRAIN DISORDER – FAMILY

Wed 30 March 2022: US actor Bruce Willis will retire after being diagnosed with aphasia brain disorder, his family said on social media on Wednesday. Bruce Willis, 67, has been diagnosed with a brain condition that affects his ability to understand language and will be stepping away from acting, his family has announced.  In a […]

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