VENEZUELA’S MADURO RECEIVES SAMURAI SWORD GIFT FROM ACTOR STEVEN SEAGAL

Thu 06 May 2021: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro received a samurai sword as a gift from actor Steven Seagal, who was visiting the South American country as a representative of Russia, state television images showed on Tuesday evening. Maduro, wearing a white facemask and a traditional Venezuelan black long sleeve shirt known as a liqui […]

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KANGANA RANAUT PERMANENTLY REMOVED FROM TWITTER AFTER VIOLATING HATEFUL CONDUCT POLICY

Tue 04 May 2021: Actor Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been permanently suspended after a controversial tweet related to the post-election result violence in Bengal. The account repeatedly violated Twitter policy on “hateful conduct and abusive behavior”, the social media site said today. The 34-year-old actor, unfazed, accused Twitter of race bias. “I have many […]

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UYGHUR ACTIVISTS REJECT CHINESE PROPAGANDA DOCUMENTARY

Sun 02 May 2021: Uyghur activists dismissed a documentary released by the state-owned China Global Television Network in mid-April in several languages, including English and Russian, in a bid to push Beijing’s narrative of Xinjiang to global audiences. The documentary, Beyond The Mountains: Life In Xinjiang, depicted the lives of ethnic Uyghur and other Muslim […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN DOCUMENTARY “MY OCTOPUS TEACHER” WINS OSCAR AWARD

Mon 26 April 2021: The South African Netflix original documentary, “My Octopus Teacher”, has won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. “This is an important milestone, as it will encourage further investments, skills transfer and collaboration in South Africa’s film industry,” Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, said on Monday in a tweet […]

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STALKER-PLAGUED TAYLOR SWIFT HAS BREAK-IN AT NEW YORK HOME

Tue 20 April 2021: An alleged stalker of pop superstar Taylor Swift was arrested after she suffered a break-in at her New York apartment, police said Monday. Hanks Johnson, 52, was charged with criminal trespassing after police responded to an emergency call on Saturday, reporting that someone was breaking into Swift’s home in the Tribeca […]

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TIRED OF MUSLIM ‘TERRORISTS’, CHARITY TACKLES CINEMA STEREOTYPES

Thu 15 April 2021: UK Muslim Film aims to champion authentic representation, a move it hopes will help reduce Islamophobia. From Bodyguard, the British television thriller series, to the US CIA drama Homeland, the portrayal of Muslim characters on-screen has often been perceived as problematic at best. Men are cast as fringe, culturally backwards figures […]

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