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on Sun Apr 26 3:45 AM

The stars of Girlhood: ‘Our poster is all over Paris, with four black faces on it…’ | Film

THE GUARDIAN

Four young women, plucked from the streets of Paris to star in the gritty new film Girlhood, are leading a revolution in both the gender and colour of so much French cinema…The first time you see them, they come charging at you like colossi –...
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on Sat Apr 25 11:47 PM

S. Africa braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

BUSINESS INSIDER

Johannesburg (AFP) - A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa could provoke reprisals from neighbouring countries, raising concerns among South African business leaders and officials that the violence against foreigners could further damage...
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on Sat Apr 25 9:30 PM

Humor Is Main Course at White House Correspondents' Dinner

VOICE OF AMERICA

Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered Saturday for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, a night for President Barack Obama to engage in self-mockery and poke fun at some of his harshest critics. Saturday's dinner was held at...
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on Sat Apr 25 9:18 PM

Russian Hackers Accessed Obama's Personal Emails

VOICE OF AMERICA

A published report says Russian hackers who penetrated White House cybersecurity last year read some of President Barack Obama's unclassified emails. Saturday's New York Times report said the hackers, who also accessed the State Department's...
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on Sat Apr 25 9:07 PM

Somalia FM Says His Country, Kenya Are on Good Terms

VOICE OF AMERICA

Somalia’s Foreign Minister Abdusalam Hadliye Omer says that in this "turbulent time," his country nevertheless has a warm relationship with neighboring Kenya, which has provided troops to fight al-Shabab. Kenya has attributed recent terror...
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on Sat Apr 25 8:31 PM

Captain used gun, stick to keep African migrants in line, authorities say

LA TIMES

Passengers forced into death traps below the deck. A gun- and stick-wielding ship captain. Cocky entrepreneurs boasting about buying and selling migrants and running smuggling routes from Somalia to Sweden.
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on Sat Apr 25 7:05 PM

Facebook isn’t a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data | Technology

THE GUARDIAN

Silicon Valley holds out the promise of connectivity for all. But there’s a price to payLuxury is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed. Such, at any rate, is the provocative argument put forward by Hal Varian, Google’s...
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on Sat Apr 25 7:05 PM

Facebook isn’t a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data | Technology

THE GUARDIAN

Silicon Valley holds out the promise of connectivity for all. But there’s a price to pay Continue reading...
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on Sat Apr 25 5:06 PM

Philip Glass, Author Of 'Words Without Music' : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

NPR

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
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on Thu Feb 19 11:21 PM

Malawi's expensive mobile phone habit

BBC NEWS

The country with the world's most expensive mobile phone charges
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