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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.


    Merkel sets direction for Europe

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 11/09/2017

    » Germans will choose a government on Sept 24, and that government is likely to be headed, for the twelfth year running, by Angela Merkel. The uncharismatic 63-year-old from East Germany may not have captured her fellow Germans' hearts, but she has appealed so strongly to their rational selves that polls suggest they find no reason to replace her.


    Very slow learners

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/09/2017

    » In his Sept 8 letter Songdej Praditsmanon writes that student Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal "was already condemned by fair-minded individuals and cursed by many alumni" but what he doesn't explain is why. To some of us simple minded non-Chula graduates it appears that Mr Netiwit has clearly understood the message from King Rama V given in 1873 when he expressed "the necessity of rebuilding a more equal relationship between different groups in society". What isn't apparent is that the administrators running the university have understood this message and taken steps to advance these opinions.

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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.


    Here's why Theresa May is so furious at Trump

    News, Therese Raphael, Published on 05/12/2017

    » When President Donald Trump retweeted three inflammatory videos from the anti-Muslim group Britain First last week, he set the entire UK establishment on fire. At a time when the country is bitterly divided and distracted by Brexit, getting the public's attention, much less uniting much of it, was some feat.

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    Politics are centre stage at MTV Video Music Awards

    Associated Press, Published on 28/08/2017

    » INGLEWOOD, California, US -- From the very first prize presented Sunday, and even before the show began, politics took a starring role in MTV's Video Music Awards.


    No easy way out

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/08/2017

    » Re: "A way out after two trials in two decades", (Opinion, Aug 25).

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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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