The saddest part about Kaabil is that the film replicates, and arguably deepens, the same skewed dynamics that are visible in so many Bollywood depictions of blindness, where women are rendered utterly helpless, while male hero figures are celebrated
By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Angel Krasimirov | SOFIA SOFIA Socialist-backed candidate Rumen Radev, who has called for an end to European Union sanctions against Russia, has won the first round of Bulgaria's presidential election, partial official results showed on Monday.Radev's close-fought victory over ruling party candidate Tsetska Tsacheva makes the former air force commander favourite to win a run-off on Sunday, a result that could push the Black Sea NATO member state politically closer to Russia.Results from 95 percent of polling stations showed Radev, 53, winning 25.7 percent of the vote. Centre-right candidate Tsacheva, who had been expected to win narrowly, won 22 percent.A Radev victory in the run-off could usher in months of political instability, including a possible snap parliamentary ballot, after Prime Minister Boiko Borisov signalled he may quit if his candidate Tsacheva loses.Bulgaria's president is a largely ceremonial figure, but can also influence policy, veto legislation and sign international treaties.Radev, a jet fighter pilot and novice to politics, has tapped into public anger with political elites and fears about immigration, vowing not to let the Balkan country become a "migrant ghetto".
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Civil rights activist, Rachel Dolezal, has canceled a meeting on Monday where she was expected to speak about the furor sparked over her racial identity.
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(Reuters) - Seven Marines and four soldiers were presumed dead after an Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed on a nighttime training mission off the Florida coast, where U.S. military officials were still conducting a search-and-rescue operation on Wednesday afternoon
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No existing technology can fully replace collecting data in bulk to obtain electronic intelligence, but some methods could be developed to improve how information is gathered and used, the U.S. National Research Council said in a report on Thursday. The report, sponsored by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was in response to President Barack Obama's call last year for a review of potential software-based alternatives to the controversial program.
PANGKALAN BUN/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian search teams believe they have found the fuselage of an AirAsia airliner that crashed in the Java Sea two weeks ago, and divers hope calmer waters on Monday will allow them to retrieve the black box flight recorders. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control in bad weather on Dec. 28, less than halfway into a two-hour flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings they believed were from the plane's black box flight recorders on Friday, 12 days after it went missing with 162 people on board. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar screens on Dec. 28, less than half way into a two-hour flight from Indonesia's second-biggest city of Surabaya to Singapore.
JAKARTA/PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - The tail of a crashed AirAsia jet has been found upturned on the sea bed about 30 km (20 miles) from the plane's last known location, Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Wednesday, indicating the crucial black box recorders may be nearby. Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar screens over the northern Java Sea on Dec. 28, less than half-way into a two-hour flight from Indonesia's second-biggest city of Surabaya to Singapore.
PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Ships and aircraft criss-crossed the seas off Borneo on Friday hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, but bad weather again hindered the search for the plane and the black box flight recorders that should reveal why it crashed.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists on Friday began an exchange of hundreds of prisoners of war while Kiev said it would suspend all train and bus service to Crimea, effectively creating a transportation blockade to and from the region. The agreement to swap 125 Ukrainian servicemen for 225 rebels followed peace talks between envoys of Ukraine, Russia, the separatists and European security watchdog Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Wednesday
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan shoppers line up outside a Caracas liquor store to buy bottles of Buchanan's 12-year Scotch whisky at half the usual cost, a deal made possible by a state subsidy that gave cheap dollars to import them. The same subsidy, provided under the country's three-tiered exchange control system, helps a Caracas merchant do thriving business in Canadian pines - a Christmas luxury in the sweltering tropical nation. The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro has even used the controls to subsidize Barbie dolls for Christmas shoppers by offering an exchange rate subsidy to toy importers.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has seen highs and lows in his journey from being Bollywood's "angry young man” to its "Shahenshah”. The actor says his determination and focus helped him emerge from the brink of bankruptcy.