Toronto Raptors fire head coach Dwane Casey

Toronto Raptors fire head coach Dwane Casey

TORONTO – Dwane Casey has paid the price for the Toronto Raptors‘ shocking playoff exit. The most successful coach in Raptors history was fired today after Toronto was eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive season in a...
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Activists launch ‘Justice for Rohingya’ campaign in London

Activists launch ‘Justice for Rohingya’ campaign in London

London, UK – Activists and lawyers in the UK have launched a campaign to seek to prosecute perpetrators of alleged war crimes against Myanmar‘s Rohingya minority. The Justice for Rohingya Minority (JFRM) was launched at a ceremony at Amnesty Inter...
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In its Heyday, Mad Magazine Was a Lot More Than Silly Jokes

In its Heyday, Mad Magazine Was a Lot More Than Silly Jokes

Mad Magazine is still hanging on. In April, it launched a reboot, jokingly calling it its “first issue.” But in terms of cultural resonance and mass popularity, it’s largely lost its clout. At its apex in the early 1970s, Mad’s...
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Margaret River deaths: Seven people found dead in Western Australia

Margaret River deaths: Seven people found dead in Western Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Osmington lies near the popular Margaret River tourist area in Western Australia Seven people have been found dead at a rural property in what is reported to be Australia’s worst mass shooting since 1996. The...
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The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk

The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk

On May 8, 1858, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper ran a scandalous article on a seemingly benign topic: milk. In a 5,000-word expose, the paper characterized a group of Brooklyn and New York distilleries as “milk murderers” who had distributed “liqu...
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Banks still averse to lend to gems jewellery players: SBI

Banks still averse to lend to gems jewellery players: SBI

The banking sector is still averse to lend to the gems & jewellery sector which recently saw the biggest fraud in the nation’s financial history, a top SBI official said. In February, state-run Punjab National Bank had reported a fraud...
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Iran nuclear deal: France condemns US move to re-impose sanctions

Iran nuclear deal: France condemns US move to re-impose sanctions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Airbus had a deal to sell Iran nearly 100 airliners France has condemned as “unacceptable” a US move to re-impose sanctions on companies trading with Iran. The action from Washington followed President Donald T...
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Africa:Niger Sends Sudanese Refugees Back to Libya

Africa:Niger Sends Sudanese Refugees Back to Libya

By Eric Reidy Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped. The...
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Eurovision: The song inspired by a ‘miracle’ baby called Mercy

Eurovision: The song inspired by a ‘miracle’ baby called Mercy

Image copyright Getty Images France’s Eurovision entrants say “a miracle birth” in the Mediterranean inspired this year’s song. Madame Monsieur wrote it after hearing about Mercy – a little girl born on a rescue ship on its way to...
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Barclays boss Jes Staley fined £642,000 for ‘conduct breach’

Barclays boss Jes Staley fined £642,000 for ‘conduct breach’

Image copyright BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has been fined £642,430 by regulators for breaching rules by trying to identify a whistleblower. The Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority said he failed to &...
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