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India arrests 12 for not standing during national anthem

India arrests 12 for not standing during national anthem

Twelve people have been arrested in southern India for not standing while the national anthem was being played at an international film festival, police said Tuesday. The arrests Monday follow a ruling by India’s Supreme Court last month that said the anthem must be played before every film screening in the country, accompanied by an […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tribunal confirms French resort’s burkini ban

Tribunal confirms French resort’s burkini ban

Aug 23, – The Nice tribunal rejected an appeal by two human rights groups, ruling that the ban in Villeneuve-Loubet was “necessary, appropriate and proportionate” to prevent public disorder after a succession of jihadists attacks in France, including one in Nice on July 14. A French administrative tribunal on Monday upheld a burkini ban decided […]

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Venice Film Festival opens with Clooney, Bullock space thriller

Venice Film Festival opens with Clooney, Bullock space thriller

The Venice film festival kicks off on Wednesday with the arrival of movie stars on water taxis for a dark line-up flush with fiendish tales of abuse, betrayal and survival. The world’s oldest film festival opens with “Gravity”, a 3-D sci-fi thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts who are flung into deep […]

August 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
At Cannes, Watson revels in post-‘Potter’ freedom

At Cannes, Watson revels in post-‘Potter’ freedom

CANNES, France (AP) — The 23-year-old “Harry Potter” actress stars in Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring,” which premiered Thursday at the French Riviera festival. The British actress plays a celebrity-obsessed, thickly accented Los Angeles teenager who, with a group of friends, burgles Hollywood stars such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Emma Watson is reveling […]

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