January 19, 2020
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Trump taps legal heavyweights for impeachment defence

Trump taps legal heavyweights for impeachment defence

United States President Donald Trump has turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial, adding former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who paved ...
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French filmmaker Ruggia charged with sexual assault of a minor

French filmmaker Ruggia charged with sexual assault of a minor

Director Christophe Ruggia was charged based on allegations last year by actress Adele Haenel [Daniel Janin/AFP] French film director Christophe Ruggia has been charged with ...
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Bollywood star ‘shaken’ after Uber ride in London

Bollywood star ‘shaken’ after Uber ride in London

The award-winning actress said she had ‘the scariest experience’ with a driver in the UK capital [File: Stephane Mahe/Reuters] Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has ...
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Putin’s party backs president’s pick for prime minister

Putin’s party backs president’s pick for prime minister

Mikhail Mishustin, a former tax official little known both outside and even within Russian political circles, is set to be the nation’s new prime minister, ...
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French director held after being accused of abusing child actor

French director held after being accused of abusing child actor

Haenel, 31, lodged a formal complaint against Ruggia in November after accusing him of sexually harassing her [Daniel Janin/AFP] A French filmmaker is being held ...
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Africa makes a scene: Best contemporary art fairs of 2020

Africa makes a scene: Best contemporary art fairs of 2020

African art has been having a very long moment. Over the past 10 years, contemporary artists from the continent – from the Ghanaian sculptor El ...
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South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ in Oscars best foreign film shortlist

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ in Oscars best foreign film shortlist

Ten international films, including the widely acclaimed South Korean offering, Parasite, are on the shortlist of movies vying for Academy Award nominations this year. The ...
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TV academies urge Pompeo to allow entry for Syrian documentarians

TV academies urge Pompeo to allow entry for Syrian documentarians

The leaders of the two leading United States television academies have called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to waive the Trump administration’s travel ban ...
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South Korea’s Bong in Oscars race marked by lack of diversity

South Korea’s Bong in Oscars race marked by lack of diversity

Director of the film Parasite, Bong Joon-ho said he was surprised and overjoyed when his work secured six Oscar nominations, a historic first for South ...
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Director urges Bollywood Khans to speak up on India’s new law

Director urges Bollywood Khans to speak up on India’s new law

One of Bollywood’s leading directors has called on three Muslim superstars to break their silence about a new citizenship law that has triggered riots in ...
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