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Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench speak out about Harvey Weinstein

Meryl Streep and other Hollywood stars have spoken out against producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the sexual harassment claims that saw him being fired by his own company. Streep told the Huffington Post she was “appalled” by the “disgraceful” news. She went on to praise “the intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse”, calling them ...

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How The Las Vegas Shooter Foiled A Well-Drilled Counter-Terrorism Plan

LAS VEGAS:Las Vegas had spent years planning for the worst: training its police force according to an anti-terrorism protocol it adopted in 2009 to respond to mass shootings, chemical attacks, suicide bombings, and planes flying into buildings, according to city officials and security professionals. But when it came to Sunday night’s attack that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more ...

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Driver Faints, Falls Out Of Moving Train In West Bengal

KOLKATA: The driver of a local train fell so sick while at the wheel today that he fainted and fell right off the train. Fortunately for passengers, the train automatically came to a halt as the driver had taken his hand off the “dead man’s switch” – the automatic switch that gets triggered if the operator becomes incapacitated. The incident ...

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Las Vegas Shooter’s Father Was A Bank Robber; On FBI’s Most Wanted List

Decades before authorities say Stephen Paddock opened fire Sunday evening from a high-rise hotel near the Las Vegas Strip, leading to the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history – his father was one of the FBI’s most-wanted fugitives. Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a convicted bank robber and con man described in a wanted poster as “psychopathic” with suicidal tendencies, had ...

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After 22 Die In Mumbai Stampede, Rail Minister’s 1-Week Deadline For Officials

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MUMBAI: Friday’s deadly stampede that killed 22 people in Mumbai, many found pressing against the railings, has spurred the government into action. Hours later, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal ordered officials to cut the red tape and start working on shorter deadlines. The minister also told them to identify critical locations prone to similar tragedies. This also means that the safety ...

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