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Netflix film Okja booed at Cannes Film Festival

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A screening at the Cannes Film Festival had to be stopped after the film was booed in its first few minutes. Okja, starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been controversial because producer Netflix has refused to screen it in French cinemas. The audience booed the Netflix logo, which appeared before the film started, and it then became clear the ...

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Basquiat painting breaks records at $110.5m in New York

A painting by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold at auction in New York for $110.5m (£85.4m). That is nearly double the price of his previous most expensive work, bought by the same person a year ago. It has broken several other records including becoming the most expensive work by any US artist. It is also the highest price ...

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Times Square car crash driver Richard Rojas ‘heard voices’

A man who drove a car along three blocks of pavement in New York’s Times Square, killing a teenager and injuring 22 people, said he had “heard voices”, according to law enforcement sources. Richard Rojas, 26, a US Navy veteran who was arrested twice previously for drink-driving, is now in custody. He also said he expected to die, the sources ...

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OnePlus 5 Camera to Be Developed in Partnership With DxO


HIGHLIGHTS 1.This is the first time company has officially called phone “OnePlus 5” 2.DxO is well-known for its photography benchmark 3.The details about the smartphone’s camera have not been shared While the leaks regarding the dual-camera setup on OnePlus 5 have become increasingly common, despite being contradictory on occasions, we now have some official information about the camera on the ...

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Launch Set for May 25

HIGHLIGHTS 1.Xiaomi Mi Max likely to go on sale in China first 2.Mi Max 2 said to sport 6.44-inch display, like its predecessor 3.The phone will be launching on May 25 Xiaomi has finally revealed that it will be launching the Mi Max successor on May 25 in China. The company launched a dedicated website where it’s teasing the upcoming ...

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Why are millions of Indian women dropping out of work?


Why are millions of women dropping out of work in India? The numbers are stark – for the first time in India’s recent history, not only there was a decline in the female labour participation rate, but also a shrinking of the total number of women in the workforce. 1.Nearly 20 million Indian women quit work between 2004-05 to 2011-12 ...

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I Was Part Of Indian IT’s Dream Run. It Changed.


The Indian IT industry has been a poster child of aspirational India for a while. It has also been instrumental in helping many Indian youth transcend social barriers and join a young, affluent modern India. It was a dream run and I was fortunate to be part of it. We were part of the young industry that allowed us to ...

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Actor Reema Lagoo passes away at 58 in Mumbai


Actor Reema Lagoo passed away at the age of 58 today morning around 3 am in Mumbai. Reason for her death is cardiac arrest. The veteran actress was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital after she complained of chest pain. Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul told PTI, “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 am. ...

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