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Quentin Tarantino ‘heartbroken’ over Harvey Weinstein allegations

Director breaks silence on scandal surrounding the producer, who has collaborated on many of his films including Django Unchained Harvey Weinstein, declaring himself stunned and heartbroken by the allegations of sexual assault and abuse by the producer. The director made his comments via the Twitter account of Amber Tamblyn on Thursday, had asked her to share a statement on his behalf after the pair had a long dinner. The statement read: For the last week, Ive been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my…

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Rose McGowan suspended from Twitter after Ben Affleck tweets

Actor who has spoken out in Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal is banned in move that will reignite controversy around Twitter abuse rules Actor Rose McGowan, in an Instagram post. During this period she is not able to send tweets or retweets from her account, unless she deletes tweets that violate our rules, the notification from Twitter said. It was not immediately clear which tweets had fallen foul of Twitter regulations. McGowan has been a vocal figure in the Weinstein scandal since the New York Times broke the story last…

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Donna Karan defends Harvey Weinstein: ‘Are women asking for it?’

Fashion designer praises producer accused of harassment and suggests women presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality are asking for trouble Fashion designer Donna Karan has come to the defence of film producer Harvey Weinstein by praising the movie mogul and saying women who dress sensually are asking for trouble. Weinsteins alleged conduct has been He was fired by the board of the Weinstein Company on Sunday after it learned of new information about his behaviour. The producer had been on a leave of absence after the Daily Mail…

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Too many have died in Afghanistan already. Trump must not draw us back | Owen Jones

Too much blood has already been spilled in a conflict that the west cannot win, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones The test of any professed opposition to Donald Trump is what response is forthcoming when he starts dropping bombs or sending soldiers to die. There were those who spoke in grave tones about Trumps threat to world peace even implying he was an American Hitler but got teary-eyed as soon as he sent missiles hurtling unveiled plans to send more American soldiers to the graveyard of Afghanistan and he wants…

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I am the woman in the ‘racist Dove ad’. I am not a victim

When Dove offered me the chance to be the face of a new body wash campaign, I jumped. I had no idea I would become the unwitting poster child for racist advertising From a very young age, Ive been told, Youre so pretty for a dark-skinned girl. I am a Nigerian woman, born in London and raised in Atlanta. Ive grown up very aware of societys opinion that dark-skinned people, especially women, would look better if our skin were lighter. I know that the beauty industry has fueled this opinion…

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Bob Corker: White House is ‘adult day care center’ and Trump may start WWIII

Trump blasts chair of Senate foreign relations committee over Iran and endorsement begging as Corker warns Trumps threats risk global conflict Donald Trumps fractious relationship with the Republican establishment reached a bizarre new level on Sunday when Senator Bob Corker described the White House as an adult day care center and warned that the president risked setting the US on the path to World War III. An extraordinary exchange between Trump and the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee began when Trump accused Corker, who is retiring, of not…

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Rex Tillerson says he won’t quit but doesn’t deny calling Trump a ‘moron’

US secretary of state pledges loyalty to the president and shrugs off report he called Trump a moron in White House meeting as petty nonsense The US secretary of state, on NBC News on Wednesday morning that he had derided Trump as a moron in a meeting of White House national security officials and members of the cabinet. Instead, he shrugged off the report as petty nonsense and issued a stream of praise for the president. He loves his country. He puts America and Americans first. Hes smart. He demands…

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Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US?

The popular Blacktivist account claimed to be a force for community organizing. Now it looks to have been part of Russias effort to influence politics When longtime Baltimore activists first saw a Facebook account called Blacktivist organizing a local police brutality march, they were immediately suspicious. The page honoring died in police custody a year earlier, quickly acquired a sizable following, but no one knew who was running it. Heber Brown III, a pastor and community organizer, messaged Blacktivist asking if the person lived in Baltimore. No, replied Blacktivist on…

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Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, dies at 91

American icon died at his Playboy Mansion home from natural causes, the publication announces Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, has died aged 91. Hefner, who founded the sexually explicit mens lifestyle magazine in 1953, died at his home, the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, the publication announced. Cooper Hefner, Hefners son and the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, Playboy (@Playboy) American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today. He was 91. pic.twitter.com/tCLa2iNXa4 September 28, 2017 Larry King (@kingsthings) Hugh Hefner was a…

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Alabama Republican Senate primary: Roy Moore defeats Trump-backed Luther Strange

Socially conservative former Alabama chief justice, one of the most controversial US politicians, was removed from state supreme court post twice The former Alabama judge Roy Moore, one of the most controversial figures in Republican politics, is on course to become a US senator in spite of opposition from Donald Trump. With 95%of the vote in on Tuesday night, Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court was ahead of appointed incumbent Luther Strange by 55% to 45% in the Republican Senate runoff. Moores victory comes despite being…

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‘Height of hypocrisy’: Clinton calls out Trump team over private email reports

Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law among six administration figures who reportedly used private email accounts for White House business At least six senior Trump administration figures are reported to have used private email accounts for official White House business, prompting Hillary Clinton to describe criticism of her own private server use as the height of hypocrisy. Donald Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, admitted through his lawyer on Sunday that he had used private emails in the administrations early days. According to a regular and heavy criticism of Clinton…

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‘A rogue’ and a ‘dotard’: Kim Jong-un’s statement on Trump in full

The North Korean leader has upped his rhetoric against the US president, calling him mentally-deranged and a dotard North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un has once again upped his rhetoric against US president Donald Trump. Here is his statement in full: The speech made by the US president in his maiden address on the UN arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean peninsula has been rendered tense as never before and is inching closer to a touch-and-go state, is arousing worldwide concern. Shaping the general…

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Sound of a dog barking: North Korea ridicules Trump threat

North Koreas foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, responds to Donald Trump calling Kim Jong-un rocket man North Koreas foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, has issued a withering riposte to Donald Trump, likening his threat to destroy the regime to the sound of a dog barking, adding that he felt sorry for the US presidents advisers. In his first speech to the UN general assembly, Trump said on Tuesday the US would be forced to tweet last weekend, Trump said to the visible dismay of some in the hall: Rocket man is on…

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‘America has done a terrible job of telling the truth about racism’

Montgomery was a vital artifice of the domestic slave trade throughout the 19th century, a fact that often gets overlooked If one set out to crown a symbolic epicenter for the 400-odd year odyssey of white supremacy in the US, they would be hard-pressed to do better than Montgomery, Alabama. It was at the statehouse in Montgomery that Jefferson Davis was first inaugurated as the president of the Confederacy in a bid to preserve the institution of slavery and in defense of the inferiority of the black race. It was…

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‘Merci!’: Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont

Vermont state capital, with one L, will receive professional football jerseys from French Ligue 1 club and give them to high school students The city of Montpelier, Vermont has said Merci to the French city of Montpellier after its mayor and professional football team announced plans to send some misprinted football jerseys its way. Bill Fraser, the city manager in Montpelier, Vermont, said the French football team with just one L instead of two. On Thursday he confirmed that the city in southern France had decided to send the shirts…

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