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Inside Dharini Bhaskar’s debut These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light, longlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature 2020
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Inside Dharini Bhaskar’s debut These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light, longlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature 2020

The novel is a work of literary fiction rich in beautifully-crafted sentences, with myriad literary, mythological, and philosophical references, which she hopes a reader will engage with in a genuine way.

What the epidemic of poor writing across media highlights about the vital role of editing
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What the epidemic of poor writing across media highlights about the vital role of editing

We have always taken the English language and made it work for us, in an admirably jugaad-filled manner. Now, the lines are blurred. It's good writing vs appalling writing, and bad editing plays a major part in the latter.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tamil Nadu government allows post-production of films and TV shows from 11 May
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tamil Nadu government allows post-production of films and TV shows from 11 May

Tamil Nadu said post production work including dubbing, re-recording and sound design/mixing can take place with not more than 15 people in studio

Family, the 'made at home' short film, is not only a social distancing PSA, but also a lesson in 'stay at home' filmmaking
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Family, the 'made at home' short film, is not only a social distancing PSA, but also a lesson in 'stay at home' filmmaking

Family, the made-at-home short film, draws from a time-tested fundamental technique: Actors or performers who are collectively part of a scene do not physically need to be present in the actual filmed space.

Errors of curation: On collections edited by Otto Penzler, and how even respected anthologists can get things wrong
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Errors of curation: On collections edited by Otto Penzler, and how even respected anthologists can get things wrong

When we trust someone as an expert in a field, we want them to be informed as well as scrupulous. Otto Penzler's errors are a caution not just to editors but also to critics and teachers who are tempted to sound more knowledgeable than they are about a book or film.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hints at a 'tweet edit' function for the microblogging site
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hints at a 'tweet edit' function for the microblogging site

Dorsey started an impromptu Twitter town hall with the users last night asking them about the most important thing that Twitter can improve or create in 2017.

Colombian government and rebels agree on demobilization plan
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Colombian government and rebels agree on demobilization plan | Reuters

HAVANA Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels took another step towards ending more than a half century of conflict on Friday, agreeing on a U.N.-supervised security protocol, timetable and other details for disarming the estimated 9,000 guerrillas. The announcement came after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos signed in June an historic agreement that stated they had reached deals on all major issues and established a de facto ceasefire and the parameters for the rebels to disarm and rejoin civil society.

Turkey's Erdogan wants army, spy agency brought under presidency control -Turkish official
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Turkey's Erdogan wants army, spy agency brought under presidency control -Turkish official | Reuters

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and the national intelligence agency (MIT) to be brought under the control of the presidency, a Turkish official said on Thursday. That change would require a constitutional change and the opposition needs to agree, Erdogan was cited as saying by television news channels

Suicide bomber kills several in Syrian coastal city Latakia - monitor
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Suicide bomber kills several in Syrian coastal city Latakia - monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT A suicide bomber detonated explosives near a mosque in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia on Thursday, killing and wounding several people, a monitoring group and state media reported. The explosion took place near the city centre as people were leaving prayers, state TV reported, describing it as a terrorist attack. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict using sources on the ground, confirmed the blast took place in a northern area of Latakia

Stretched and stressed, French police prepare for soccer spectacle
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Stretched and stressed, French police prepare for soccer spectacle | Reuters

PARIS France's stretched police force has had to contend with two militant attacks in a year and regular street protests, and now it faces the task of keeping millions of soccer fans safe when the country hosts the Euro 2016 tournament next month.

Immigrants in limbo as U.S. top court weighs Obama action
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Immigrants in limbo as U.S. top court weighs Obama action | Reuters

BALTIMORE In the port city of Baltimore, where Europeans once streamed into America after crossing the Atlantic by ship, a 47-year-old immigrant named Rhonda is in a desperate position. She said she wants to provide for her teenage daughter but cannot get a work permit because she is in the United States illegally. "I'd like, as a parent, to provide for my daughter's needs.

Dozens killed in air strikes on Syria's Raqqa -monitor, activists
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Dozens killed in air strikes on Syria's Raqqa -monitor, activists | Reuters

BEIRUT Dozens of people were killed in a series of air strikes on the city of Raqqa in northern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group and activists said, as Damascus and Moscow waged attacks on areas controlled by Islamic State. A cessation of hostilities in Syria took effect three weeks ago, reducing violence but not halting the fighting as peace talks take place in Geneva.

Dozens killed in air strikes on Syria's Raqqa -monitor, activists
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Dozens killed in air strikes on Syria's Raqqa -monitor, activists | Reuters

BEIRUT Dozens of people were killed in a series of air strikes on the city of Raqqa in northern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group and activists said, as Damascus and Moscow waged attacks on areas controlled by Islamic State. A cessation of hostilities in Syria took effect three weeks ago, reducing violence but not halting the fighting as peace talks take place in Geneva.

Islamic State fighters bombed in Libya posed threat to U.S. - Pentagon
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Islamic State fighters bombed in Libya posed threat to U.S. - Pentagon | Reuters

WASHINGTON The Islamic State fighters in Libya that were targeted by U.S. warplanes in an overnight strike posed a threat to the United States as well as its interests in the region, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told a news briefing on Friday.

Outlook for Syria peace talks still 'cloudy' - U.N.
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Outlook for Syria peace talks still 'cloudy' - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA The United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is very keen to hold a new round of peace talks after big powers agreed on a "cessation of hostilities", a U.N.

Yemen's Aden governor killed in car bombing claimed by Islamic State
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Yemen's Aden governor killed in car bombing claimed by Islamic State | Reuters

ADEN The governor of Aden was killed in a car bomb attack on Sunday claimed by Islamic State in Yemen's southern port city, where President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has returned to oversee a war against Iran-allied Houthis. A local official and residents said at least six members of General Jaafar Mohammed Saad's entourage also died in the attack, which targeted the governor as he was headed to work. Several other people were wounded.

Don't let issue of Assad's fate hold up Syrian peace - U.N.'s Ban
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Don't let issue of Assad's fate hold up Syrian peace - U.N.'s Ban | Reuters

GENEVA Disagreements over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad should not hold up a humanitarian ceasefire or a wider deal to end the war in Syria, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday. Ban spoke after issuing a call with the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, for states to stand up for international law and stop wars.

U.N. and ICRC chide states for paralysis in the face of conflict
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U.N. and ICRC chide states for paralysis in the face of conflict | Reuters

GENEVA U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer made what they called an "unprecedented joint warning" on Saturday for states to stop conflicts, respect international law and aid refugees. "In the face of blatant inhumanity, the world has responded with disturbing paralysis," Ban said in a statement

EU seeks Turkey help to block migrant flows, offers cash
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EU seeks Turkey help to block migrant flows, offers cash | Reuters

BRUSSELS The European Union wants more Turkish cooperation with Greece and other EU neighbours to stem migration flows and in return is ready to offer more funding for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Turkey, according to an EU plan published on Tuesday. The draft action plan was presented to President Tayyip Erdogan by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday, during a visit to Brussels by the Turkish leader

Russia appears to continue support for Assad, U.S. says
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Russia appears to continue support for Assad, U.S. says | Reuters

WASHINGTON Russia appears to be continuing its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with additional resources, the State Department said on Monday after two U.S. officials said Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at an airfield in Syria