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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Spat over depiction of Native Americans in film sparks debate
When a group of Native American actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media.
Using her own family and Robin Williams as an example, a tearful Glenn Close urged some of the most powerful women in entertainment to help society shed its fear of those fighting mental illness in an emotional speech Friday at Variety's Power of Women luncheon. Close was among the honorees, who also included Kim Kardashian and Whoopi Goldberg.
Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived.
Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Italian judge keeps migrant disaster ship skipper behind bars
The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat in which at least 700 people drowned is to remain behind bars as an Italian judge continues his inquiry into the deadly disaster.
Armenia marks centennial of 1.5 mil. deaths
The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.
Bin Laden allies suspected of Vatican plot arrested
Italian police said Friday they had dismantled an Islamist network they have linked to Osama bin Laden, one of Pakistan's deadliest attacks and, more loosely, a possible plot to bomb the Vatican.
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed in the violence raging in Yemen since Saudi-led air raids began on March 26, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very well and that initial protection fades over time.
14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia: police
Fourteen suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Somalia, walking in the dark along train tracks toward the European Union, were killed by a nighttime express train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, police said Friday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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