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Kristen Stewart defends booed Cannes contender

CANNES, France (AFP) – “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart, whose supernatural new movie “Personal Shopper” drew boos at Cannes, defended the picture Tuesday as a “terrifying” look at an identity crisis. French director Olivier Assayas’ high-concept thriller stars Stewart in a movie that is an audacious mix of ghost story, murder ...

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Sanders wins Oregon, Clinton claims Kentucky

US Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has narrowly won Kentucky’s Democratic primary while her rival Bernie Sanders clinched a victory in Oregon. Clinton’s victory on Tuesday thwarted the Vermont senator’s recent momentum after West Virginia and Indiana both went to him last week. With 99 percent of the votes counted ...

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Trump plans to tear down Obama’s Wall Street reform law

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would dismantle nearly all of US President Barack Obama’s sweeping financial reforms known as Dodd-Frank. The billionaire businessman said Tuesday that he intended to unveil a detailed economic policy platform in two weeks, saying the 2010 Dodd-Frank law was harming the US ...

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‘Gruesome’ police violence in Kenya sparks global outcry

A leading rights group has condemned the use of excessive force by Kenya’s police, who violently dispersed opposition protesters in four major towns, including Nairobi, Monday. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) said it was “particularly dismayed by the gory scenes” witnessed Monday in Kisumu, Nairobi, Kisii and ...

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Morocco says US rights report a ‘list of lies’

Morocco says the US State Department’s report on human rights in the North African kingdom is a list of inventions and even lies. Morocco is an important US ally in a volatile region and its angry public reaction to last month’s report is highly unusual. The official MAP news agency quoted the Moroccan Interior Ministry as ...

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HRW details ‘scenes of horror’ by Daesh in Libya

Human Rights Watch has released a report, cataloging atrocities carried out by the Takfiri terror group of Daesh against Libyans in a northern town. The report was compiled based on witness accounts from 45 residents of Sirte conducted in March last year. They were among the two thirds of the city’s ...

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