Voice Of America
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Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled'' while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport. The actress told a British talk show that she was stopped while traveling to New York. She said an airport worker "opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately apologizing, but then said: 'Please take off your headscarf.''' She told "Good Morning Britain'' on Tuesday that the incident made her wonder "how would another woman who doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?'' Lohan was returning from Turkey, where she recently met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. She said she wore a headscarf in Turkey out of "personal respect.'' Lohan, who has been photographed carrying a Quran, says she finds "solace" studying the Muslim holy book and other religious texts.
Radar Online
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Angelina Jolie is changing her tune about ex Brad Pitt now that they're messy divorce is being settled behind closed doors. In an exclusive interview on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, the 41-year-old discussed her new film set in Cambodia, as well as her shocking split. We are focusing on the health of our family, Jolie told GMA's George Stephanopoulos . So we will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family. PHOTOS: Bye Bye, Brad! Smiling Angelina Jolie Celebrates New Years With Kids In Colorado When asked if she still considers Pitt — whose parenting she's praised in the past — a great father to her children, Jolie opted to remain complimentary. Of course, of course, she answered. We will always be a family. Always. Watch The Video On RadarOnline As Radar previously reported, Pitt and Jolie's split came after an alleged altercation took place in front of the children aboard the family's private plane last September.
Radar Online
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Christina and Tarek El Moussa s split was a long time coming, RadarOnline.com can reveal! Like any couple, we had our share of issues, Christina told PEOPLE . But we went through a lot in a short amount of time. Radar reported that the couple battled Tarek's cancer and Christina's infertility at the same time . Tarek is now in remission , and the couple welcomed their son Brayden in September 2015. PHOTOS: Daddy-Daughter Day! ‘Flip Or FlopStar Tarek El Moussa Takes Taylor To American Girl Christina, 33, went back to filming Flip or Flop just a month later — and it ultimately led to the demise of their marriage. It was too soon for me, she told PEOPLE . I was overwhelmed. The tension between me and Tarek was high. We weren't able to properly communicate anymore, she explained.
Mashable
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Liquor laws will be the one thing keeping Amazon Go in the low-tech past. The grocery store with no cashiers and no checkout lines will sell alcohol, requiring a human to check IDs, Recode reported on Tuesday. The publication spotted an application for a liquor license in the window of Amazon's Seattle store, and Amazon confirmed that it plans to sell beer and wine. Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Mashable . When we start offering beer and wine, there will be an associate checking identification, an Amazon spokesperson told Recode . Amazon unveiled its plans for Amazon Go with a video showing its vision for grocery shopping in December. Customers enter the stores by checking in with their smartphones, which will track everything customers take from shelves and charge their Amazon accounts after they walk out. Read more... More about Amazon Go , Amazon , and Business
Politico
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Breitbart’s editor-in-chief Alex Marlow called out Milo Yiannopoulos comments about pedophila as “indefensible,” “troubling”, and “upsetting” on the company’s daily radio show on Tuesday morning. But Marlow also defended the Breitbart senior editor, columnist and overall provocateur as a victim of a coordinated attack whose “appallingwords needed to be understood in context of Yiannopoulos’s personal history. It was something that was a total surprise to people in the Breitbart organization that there is video that surfaced that appeared to show him justifying sex between an adult and a minor, at least in certain circumstances which was very troubling and upsetting,” Marlow said on the radio show. He seemed to be speaking from personal experience as a gay man, he also revealed he’s a victim of child abuse himself. He himself told me he’s never had inappropriate contact with a minor since hew as an adult…it’s all very upsetting and something we take very seriously at Breitbart.
Bristol Post
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At least 10 people from Bristol area have killed themselves in the past 18 months despite being known to mental health services.An analysis of inquest reports over the past 18 months from end of July 2015 revealed the most high-profile cases in that time came about from a failure of the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust.The trust was told by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September last year that it needed to improve.AWP is...
Daily Mail - Football
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The Blues legends revealed their dressing room antics, with Lampard even applying the razor before matches. The lid was lifted when Terry told presenter Willoughby on the new ITV show.
MintPress News
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Syrian army soldiers march through the streets in the Ansari neighborhood, east Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Dec 23, 2016. (SANA via AP) (ANALYSIS) When a magician is showing you a magic trick with his or her right hand, you should always watch what the left hand is doing. When it comes to times of war, one should always be skeptical of a government beating the war drum against another government or entity. Ask yourself: Why now, why this entity, and what is at stake? A good example of this can be seen in Africa. Since 1998, close to 6 million people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to fighting over mineral resources, many of which are used in cell phones around the world. This barely receives a mention in the corporate news. In contrast, we were told that Libya, the country with the highest standard of living out of any country in Africa , needed to be bombed in a “humanitarian intervention” to prevent a massacre that may or may not have ever occurred.
Voice Of America
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“‘Because the car we were driving, we were thrown of out the car, and people came into the flat and they took everything.’ So really, so to be punished, or to be beaten up for what we didnt do, makes you regret why you first came in this country.” President Jacob Zuma’s office told VOA on Tuesday he had not made any public pronouncements on the attacks and had yet to issue a statement. Many activists say politicians have a big role to play in these events, citing comments made by Johannesburg’s mayor Herman Mashaba in December in which he said immigrants are “holding our country to ransom” and equated immigrants to criminals. Those comments earned him sharp rebukes from other politicians. Magnet for immigrants South Africa has long been a magnet for migrants from around Africa, and beyond, because of its progressive laws, porous borders, advanced economy and a migration policy that does not require asylum seekers to live in refugee camps.
Sputnik International
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HSBC's net profits fell 82 percent in 2016, damaged by falling profit margins, non-existent interest rates and ever-increasing regulation - and a financial analyst has told Sputnik other UK banks' annual results could be similarly dire, on much the same basis.
Bristol Post
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At least 10 people from Bristol area have killed themselves in the past 18 months despite being known to mental health services.An analysis of inquest reports over the past 18 months from end of July 2015 revealed the most high-profile cases in that time came about from a failure of the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust.The trust was told by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September last year that it needed to improve.AWP is...
Global News
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ABC News - Entertainment
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Lopez told Ellen Degeneres that attraction has nothing to do with age.
SABC Digital News
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TIME - Top Stories
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An Alabama father and son died after they crashed into each other head-on in separate vehicles. Police said Jeffrey Brasher, 50, was killed instantly about 4 a.m. Saturday when his truck collided with a pickup truck his 22-year-old son Austin was driving. The younger Brasher died hours after the accident. It's an unexpected, unbelievable tragedy, Pam Dennis, the elder Brashers sister, told AL.com. There's no explanation for something so random. One of the trucks crossed over into the wrong lane, the newspaper said, although its unclear which driver was at fault. Authorities said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash but did not elaborate, according to Al.com. Jeffrey Brasher, a bread distributor, was driving to work while his son was wrapping up a night of partying, PEOPLE reports . The father and son were very close, relatives told the magazine.
Western Daily Press
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A MAN who was warned by police to leave the family home after an argument with his partner returned to the address with a metal pole and tried to force his way back into the house. Harley David Govier was trying to use the pole to unlatch the door, but ended up smashing a panel in the door and started shouting at the victim through the hole. When he appeared before Somerset Magistrates to be sentenced they were told that he had previous convictions for battery and damaging property but had...
Western Daily Press
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A Somerset school has been told that is must improve in all areas following a recent Ofsted inspection. Danesfield Church of England Voluntary Controlled Community Middle School in Williton has been given the rating of requires improvement by the schools watchdog.Pupils' attainment has been below average for the last two years at the school, and changes by a new headteacher have yet to have delivered sufficient progress.Ofsted said improvement was needed in all four areas...
BBC News 24
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I asked more than once and they couldn't give me an explanation. After he was taken off the flight he returned to the UK the following day alone. He has told me he has had no answers as to why he was removed from the flight to New York. The local council say they have written to the US Embassy to express their dismay at the treatment of the teacher.
Mashable
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Just when you thought Tom Hanks had mastered almost everything, he publishes a short story collection and truly becomes a Hanks of all trades. SEE ALSO: 'His Dark Materials' author tweets back at fans who can't wait for his new books The previously announced collection , to be published by Knopf Doubleday, now has a title, Uncommon Type. Each of the 17 stories will have some connection to typewriters, which Hanks is obsessed with. And, of course, America's Dad wrote his notes for this on a typewriter , he told Entertainment Weekly . "I wrote notes and a few pages on an actual typewriter... Typewriters are for personal letters, for musings, for rambling stream-of-consciousness stamped-in-paper doodling." Read more... More about Tom Hanks , Mashreads , Books , Entertainment , and Entertainment
The Herald
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The national governing body for youth football in Scotland has turned down an offer of help to clear a "significant" backlog of coaches and officials who have not completed comprehensive background checks.
Sputnik International
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Mondoweiss
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An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison, one-year probation and a demotion of his military rank, a month after the Israeli soldier was found guilty of manslaughter. Azaria shot and killed Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif in March after al-Sharif had already been shot and injured following an alleged attempted stabbing attack in Hebron. Following the court’s sentencing, Azaria’s defense vowed to appeal the ruling, while several high-ranking Israeli politicians called for a pardon in his case. The main evidence in the case was footage caught on camera by Imad Abu Shamsiya , a Palestinian resident of Hebron who had been provided a camera by Human Rights Defenders specifically to document instances such as the shooting and other human rights violations in Hebron. Abu Shamsiya told Mondoweiss he is grateful he was around to film the incident, because without the camera footage he feels certain Azaria would never have been taken to court, let alone serve time in prison.
The Huffington Post
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I met the grand mufti of Al-Azhar, she told reporters, referring to a visit in 2015 to Cairos 1,000-year-old center of Islamic learning. The highest Sunni authority didnt have this requirement, but it doesnt matter. You can pass on my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up, she said. The clerics press office said Le Pens aides had been informed beforehand that a headscarf was required for the meeting and had been surprised by her refusal. But it was no surprise in the French political context. French law bans headscarves in the public service and for high school pupils, in the name of church-state separation and equal rights for women. Le Pen wants to extend this ban to all public places, a measure that would affect Muslims most of all. HARIRIS VEILED MESSAGE Buoyed by the election of President Donald Trump in the United States and by Britains vote to leave the European Union, Le Pens anti-immigration, anti-EU National Front (FN) hopes for similar populist momentum in France.
The Economist - Middle East and Africa
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Disabled patients were tied down with bed sheets for transport. Families did not know where their loved ones had gone. Soon, patients were dying. The full extent of the horror is still being uncovered. Last week South Africa’s health ombudsman, Malegapuru Makgoba, told... Continue reading