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German SPD to vote on coalition deal with Merkel’s bloc

Members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party have started voting on whether to enter a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc. (Web Desk) -The SPD’s 464,000 members took part in a postal ballot on Tuesday to approve a power-sharing deal with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union of Germany party (CDU) ...

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UK female stars demand end to sexual harassment

British female actors have signed an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of Britain’s major film awards. (News Desk) – The letter has been signed by prominent female entertainment stars, including Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Naomie Harris, Emma Watson, Gemma Arterton and many others. The letter ...

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As Iran’s yearly Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) is only about two months away, aspiring cinematographers are queuing up to try their chances at snatching the event’s top accolade. So far, hundreds of filmmakers have submitted their works to compete at the event’s 36th edition, which is to start in the ...

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Suicide blast leaves 19 dead in Nigeria

KANO (AFP) – Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said on Saturday, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram terrorists. Friday s deadly attacks came in the week that hundreds of Boko Haram suspects went on trial at civilian courts at ...

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Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM resigns

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – Ethiopia on Friday declared a state of emergency one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation, state media reported. “A state of emergency has been declared as of now,” the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) said, citing a decision by the council of ministers. A ...

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