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Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo among 300 artists to sign petition decrying racism in US theatre industry
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Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo among 300 artists to sign petition decrying racism in US theatre industry

In an open letter addressed to 'Dear White American Theatre,' the signatories complained of tokenism, prioritizing white theatre for white audiences, and a failure to make promised changes in programming or leadership.

Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport steps down amid allegations of racism as old brownface photo resurfaces online
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Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport steps down amid allegations of racism as old brownface photo resurfaces online

One staffer, Sohla El-Waylly, claimed on Instagram that she hasn’t been paid for appearing in videos for Bon Appetit’s popular YouTube channel, in contrast to white editors who did likewise.

George Floyd death: Tennis star Naomi Osaka adds voice to US protests
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George Floyd death: Tennis star Naomi Osaka adds voice to US protests

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has added her voice to protests over the death of an African-American man in US police custody, criticising people for tweeting more about lootings than his death.

Coronavirus Outbreak: MLS players agree to salary cuts, set to play summer tournament in Orlando
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Coronavirus Outbreak: MLS players agree to salary cuts, set to play summer tournament in Orlando

MLS Players Association voted to approve economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts, while also agreeing to play in a proposed summer tournament in Orlando, Florida.

Michelle Obama's documentary Becoming keenly captures her book tour, and the steely will to own one's story
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Michelle Obama's documentary Becoming keenly captures her book tour, and the steely will to own one's story

Becoming, the docuementary, takes a tour through the story of Michelle Obama, covering much of who she was before she became First Lady.

Former US Olympic gymnastics coach Maggie Haney suspended for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes
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Former US Olympic gymnastics coach Maggie Haney suspended for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes

Former US Olympic coach Maggie Haney has been suspended for eight years by USA Gymnastics for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes.

Russia flatly denies US allegation of bribing FIFA official to secure 2018 World Cup bid
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Russia flatly denies US allegation of bribing FIFA official to secure 2018 World Cup bid

Russian officials on Tuesday flatly denied bribing a FIFA voter with millions of dollars to support the country's winning 2018 World Cup bid, after American prosecutors revealed new details about the alleged payments.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: US ticket holders will not immediately get refunds, told purchases will be honoured in 2021
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US ticket holders will not immediately get refunds, told purchases will be honoured in 2021

Tokyo Olympics ticket holders in the United States will not immediately get refunds in light of the event’s postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, but will be able to use existing tickets when the competition happens next year, the official ticket seller said.

Coronavirus: Capitalising on fear, booksellers hastily churn out survival guides, conspiracy theories
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Coronavirus: Capitalising on fear, booksellers hastily churn out survival guides, conspiracy theories

Some of the titles, which often lack proper grammar and formatting, traffic in dark conspiracy theories regarding the origin of the coronavirus, while many others appear to simply repeat information that is already freely available from public health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

How a social dance involving humility, heightened awareness takes place when women dress for other women
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How a social dance involving humility, heightened awareness takes place when women dress for other women

Indeed, new research suggests that women don’t just dress to be fashionable, or to outdo one another when it comes to enticing men. They also dress for other women.

Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary with African-American community’s support; aims for nationwide Super Tuesday
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Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary with African-American community’s support; aims for nationwide Super Tuesday

Joe Biden scored a thundering victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary on Saturday, riding a wave of African American support and ending progressive rival Bernie Sanders' winning streak

Trumped by broccoli samosas: Brussels sprouts bhajiyas to kale kebabs, dishes that didn't make it to menu for US President's visit
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Trumped by broccoli samosas: Brussels sprouts bhajiyas to kale kebabs, dishes that didn't make it to menu for US President's visit

By scouting through several crumpled up menu drafts, our extremely reliable sources were able to ascertain that the broccoli samosa was almost edged out by Brussels sprouts bhajiyas, dhokla sandwiches layered with berry compote, quinoa chaat, and minced kale kebabs.

As US sanctions hit Iran's economy, the country's youth march on with dreams of dignity, a better future
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As US sanctions hit Iran's economy, the country's youth march on with dreams of dignity, a better future

Like many young people around the world, most youth in Iran have dreams of a better future. But for those dealing with daily economic hardship, there’s a chasm between their goals and what’s possible.

Priya Balasubramanian's debut The Alchemy of Secrets unravels a family's long-nurtured secrets
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Priya Balasubramanian's debut The Alchemy of Secrets unravels a family's long-nurtured secrets

Priya Balasubramanian’s novel is a story about how prejudices can sometimes lead to catastrophic consequences that threaten to destroy the peace within a family. It also highlights the effect mistrust and lies can have on the peace within a family, especially on the minds of innocent but keenly perceptive children.

American Dirt: In Jeanine Cummins' new book, writing about the border crisis, hoping to break down walls
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American Dirt: In Jeanine Cummins' new book, writing about the border crisis, hoping to break down walls

As a nonimmigrant, Jeanine Cummins was reluctant at first to write an entire novel from the perspective of Mexican migrants, for fear of getting it wrong, or appearing to be opportunistically seizing on a humanitarian crisis.

Being an Intelligent Fanatic: How TT Jagannathan made TTK Prestige a household name in India
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Being an Intelligent Fanatic: How TT Jagannathan made TTK Prestige a household name in India

Murphy’s Law states that whatever can go wrong will go wrong. And for Jagannathan and TTK Prestige, just when it seemed like things were going well, a series of disasters due to external and internal factors struck the business again.

Former India cricketer GS Lakshmi to become first woman match referee to officiate in men's ODI
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Former India cricketer GS Lakshmi to become first woman match referee to officiate in men's ODI

Lakshmi will oversee the match between the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The competition aims to provide development opportunities for officials.

Decade after Barack Obama outlawed CIA's torture programme, an illustrated guide to just what the ordeal entailed
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Decade after Barack Obama outlawed CIA's torture programme, an illustrated guide to just what the ordeal entailed

CIA torture techniques: Published here for the first time, they are gritty and highly personal depictions that put flesh, bones and emotion on what until now had sometimes been portrayed in popular culture in sanitised or inaccurate ways: the so-called enhanced interrogations techniques used by the United States in secret overseas prisons during a feverish pursuit of al-Qaida after the 11 September, 2001, attacks.

After corruption allegations, Donald Trump says G7 Summit won't be held at his Florida golf resorts
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After corruption allegations, Donald Trump says G7 Summit won't be held at his Florida golf resorts

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the next G7 summit will not be at one of his own Florida golf clubs, reversing a decision that had sparked corruption accusations.

Unexplained explosion of rocket at Iranian space centre raises suspicion of sabotage; Donald Trump tweets classified image of blast site
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Unexplained explosion of rocket at Iranian space centre raises suspicion of sabotage; Donald Trump tweets classified image of blast site

The unexplained explosion of a rocket at an Iranian space center grew more mysterious on Saturday as President Donald Trump tweeted what appeared to be an American surveillance photo of the site.