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    3 dead, dozens injured in violent white nationalist rally

    Associated Press, Published on 13/08/2017

    » CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va: A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial and political divisions.


    'Shakespeare' must live

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 15/08/2017

    » Re: "Court cites national security to extend 'Shakespeare' ban," (BP, Aug 12). As makers of the films in question, we're writing to thank you for printing the news of our struggle for cinematic freedom. However, there is a small error of fact regarding the documentary we made while fighting the censors to rescind the ban on our Macbeth movie Shakespeare Must Die. Censor Must Die (sic, not 'Censors Must Die') was indeed submitted to the Board of Film Censors, which made the historic ruling citing Article 27(1) of the Royal Edict on Film & Video 2008 that "films made from events that actually happened" do not need to go through the censorship process. Significantly, this set a legal precedent which means that purist documentaries are now exempt from censorship. While we will indeed test this ruling soon with our next documentary film, we have not yet done so.

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    Armed militia, clergy, more unite against white nationalists

    Associated Press, Published on 14/08/2017

    » CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, US -- Clergy in robes. A woman handing out flowers. Black Lives Matter activists. Armed militia members. Students. Angry anti-fascist protesters.

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    Trump faulted for not explicitly rebuking white supremacists

    Associated Press, Published on 13/08/2017

    » BEDMINSTER, NJ: President Donald Trump is drawing criticism from Republicans and Democrats for not explicitly denouncing white supremacists in the aftermath of violent clashes in Virginia, with lawmakers saying he needs to take a public stand against groups that espouse racism and hate.

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    Southeast Asia stocks end lower

    Reuters, Published on 21/08/2017

    » Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Monday as persisting concerns over Donald Trump's ability to fulfil his economic agenda and joint US-South Korean computer-simulated military drills stoked caution.

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    University of Texas to remove Confederate statues

    Published on 21/08/2017

    » AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism”.

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    Massive counterprotest upstages Boston "free speech rally"

    Associated Press, Published on 20/08/2017

    » BOSTON -- Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a “free speech rally” a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the US.

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    Trump tough guy Bannon ousted

    Published on 19/08/2017

    » WASHINGTON: Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president on Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff.


    Gold prices break $1,300

    Published on 18/08/2017

    » NEW YORK: Gold futures broke above $1,300 an ounce on Friday, rising to the highest level since November, as global stocks dropped and investors fretted that turmoil in the White House will prevent US President Donald Trump from delivering on his legislative agenda.


    Time to cut the 'superior' down to size

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 18/08/2017

    » The white supremacist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia against the planned removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee should not just be seen as another story about America to us here in Thailand.

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