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Kazakhstan unrest: How Vladimir Putin again seizes on unrest in an attempt to expand Russian influence
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Kazakhstan unrest: How Vladimir Putin again seizes on unrest in an attempt to expand Russian influence

If the turmoil in Kazakhstan has exposed the vulnerability of the strongman leaders whom the Kremlin has trusted to keep order, it has also presented Russia with a chance to reassert its influence

The Sameer Nair interview | Dubbed and subtitled content have always been there but adaptations make global shows Indian
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The Sameer Nair interview | Dubbed and subtitled content have always been there but adaptations make global shows Indian

"Call My Agent: Bollywood was not supposed to be an authentic documentation of the industry. Everyone loved Scam: 1992 so much. But if you actually spoke to financial experts, they'll call it nonsense for so simplistically explaining away complicated finance," says Sameer Nair.

Pankaj Tripathi to return in third instalment of Criminal Justice on Disney+ Hotstar
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Pankaj Tripathi to return in third instalment of Criminal Justice on Disney+ Hotstar

Pankaj Tripathi will reprise his role of lawyer Madhav Mishra in Criminal Justice 3

In pictures: Myanmar's civil disobedience movement turns violent after military open fires on protesters
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In pictures: Myanmar's civil disobedience movement turns violent after military open fires on protesters

After four weeks of protests, the military in Myanmar opened fire on demonstrators in several cities on 28 February, killing at least 18 people, the United Nations said, in the most vicious effort yet to extinguish the unrest roiling the nation.

Censoring of OTT content seems to be limited to curbing voices of dissent; nuanced regulation could be a way forward
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Censoring of OTT content seems to be limited to curbing voices of dissent; nuanced regulation could be a way forward

Censorship back in the days of single-channel TV was all about providing ‘clean’ entertainment on a mass platform rather than curbing a difference of opinion or catering to the powers-that-be. You’d imagine a 2021 version of that old formula would continue work for the common man.

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors review — Kirti Kulhari, Pankaj Tripathi's show tries too hard to come off as realistic
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Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors review — Kirti Kulhari, Pankaj Tripathi's show tries too hard to come off as realistic

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors flirts with the notorious brand of 'realistic' that traverses the line of exploitative and vulgar.

From Mickey Mouse casting ballots to Democratic 'mafia' stealing them, say-anything is Trump's legal strategy
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From Mickey Mouse casting ballots to Democratic 'mafia' stealing them, say-anything is Trump's legal strategy

Outgoing US president Donald Trump's overriding goal seems to be to simply throw out as many claims as possible, no matter how outlandish or baseless, in an effort to sow public doubt about Joe Biden’s victory

US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo
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US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo

When a once-in-a-century pandemic strikes, public health experts ask all to wear masks, but the US president tells Americans that mask-wearing is one of those rules not to be followed (like paying taxes, like the emoluments clause, like campaign finance laws, like obstructing justice)

‘Fat and happy’ with a conservative US Supreme Court, are Republicans losing a winning issue?
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‘Fat and happy’ with a conservative US Supreme Court, are Republicans losing a winning issue?

Without the specter of a liberal court to motivate conservative voters anymore, they may find themselves without the issue that played a crucial role in Trump’s unexpected victory four years ago and has fortified his political base throughout a tumultuous first term

Israel allows Ethiopians of Jewish descent to resettle, but fewer than promised; draws flak from activists
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Israel allows Ethiopians of Jewish descent to resettle, but fewer than promised; draws flak from activists

The plan approved on Monday would admit about one-quarter of the roughly 8,000 who remain, living in mostly rundown communities in the Ethiopian cities of Addis Ababa, the capital, and Gondar

Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic
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Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic

The facts of Trump’s experience with coronavirus, including how how quickly it sickened him to the point of requiring intensive medical care, are the best tools to fight the misinformation campaign against COVID-19

Seven cops in NY's Rochester suspended as Black man’s suffocation video roils city
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Seven cops in NY's Rochester suspended as Black man’s suffocation video roils city

The police body camera footage showed the man, Daniel Prude, handcuffed and sitting in a street, wearing nothing but a white hood

Donald Trump cannot deny or block release of his financial records, rules US Supreme Court
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Donald Trump cannot deny or block release of his financial records, rules US Supreme Court

The court’s decision was a major statement on the scope and limits of presidential power in the US, one that will take its place with landmark rulings

Donald Trump a 'narcissist', embraced ‘cheating as way of life’, says US president's niece Mary Trump in tell-all book
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Donald Trump a 'narcissist', embraced ‘cheating as way of life’, says US president's niece Mary Trump in tell-all book

The book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man”, depicts a multigenerational saga of greed, betrayal and internecine tension

Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules
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Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules

A divided Senate began the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday in utter acrimony, as Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to subpoena witnesses and documents related to Ukraine

Inside China’s push to turn Xinjiang's Muslim minorities into an army of workers
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Inside China’s push to turn Xinjiang's Muslim minorities into an army of workers

Xinjiang’s drive to put minorities in jobs often feels less like a job fair and more like a military call-up.

Unnao rape-murder case: UP govt setting up fast track courts is eyewash; country needs legislative intervention
India

Unnao rape-murder case: UP govt setting up fast track courts is eyewash; country needs legislative intervention

Special fast track courts to take up rape cases are set up as an immediate response every time the country witnesses a heinous rape crime

INX Media case: Outcry against P Chidambaram based on approver's testimony makes media appear as propaganda platform
India

INX Media case: Outcry against P Chidambaram based on approver's testimony makes media appear as propaganda platform

While many have been critical of the unusual haste in the arrest of Chidambaram, several analysts have expressed suspicion that this could be political vendetta of the Union government.

Naseeruddin Shah and Vikrant Massey's short film, Half Full, in the race for India's Oscar entry
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Naseeruddin Shah and Vikrant Massey's short film, Half Full, in the race for India's Oscar entry

Naseeruddin Shah said that Half Full, directed by Karan Rawal, makes its point cleverly.