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July 30 2014

From nazret.com Wed Jul 30 2014, 22:20:00

Ethiopia Says U.K. Review of Aid Is Based on Fabricated Claims By William Davison A British court's decision to allow a judicial review of aid given to Ethiopia is based on "fabrications" about a resettlement program propagated by people outside th...

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From Foreign Policy Wed Jul 30 2014, 21:27:34

And Putin's itching for a fight.

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From Shadow and Act Wed Jul 30 2014, 20:19:13

The Venezuelan drama "Bad Hair" (Pelo Malo), which has won several awards along its international film festival tour, will premiere stateside starting November 19 at NYC's Film Forum theater. The film, written and directed by Mariana Rondon (read our interview), made its festival debut the Toronto International Film Festival last September (read our review).  Before it makes its way to NYC, "Bad Hair" will first screen at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago on Sunday, August 17th and Monday, August 18th. The provocative and touching film follows Junior, played convincingly by Samuel Lange, a young boy who dances to his own tune. Junior is obsessed...

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From Foreign Policy Wed Jul 30 2014, 20:08:46

But even a default won't stop this soap opera.

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From ThinkProgress Wed Jul 30 2014, 19:51:50

Yes, he really said that.

The post Prominent Conservative Pundit Tells Black Musician To 'Shut Up And Play The Piano' appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Foreign Policy Wed Jul 30 2014, 19:39:59

With terror attacks on the rise, officials in Beijing are increasingly worried that Pakistan is an incubator of Islamic radicalism across China.

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From Shadow and Act Wed Jul 30 2014, 19:02:57

I received emails on this before, but from people I've never had any previous exchanges with, and I couldn't verify the information the emails contained, so I didn't share here.  But I just learned that the writer who's said to be penning the script, author Zane (of popular erotic fiction novels - one of which has been adapted to film) shared a link to an article about the project to her almost 1 million Facebook followers, which suggests there's some truth to it. Hence, this post. The article Zane shared on her Facebook fan page is published on S2S (Sister 2 Sister) Magazine's website, which states that a second film - this one planned for a theatrical release, and not TV, like...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Jul 30 2014, 19:01:00

Prostitution, domestic servitude and agricultural labour targeted in national campaign to raise awareness of slavery

An advert depicting people in Britain who have been forced into prostitution, domestic servitude and agricultural slave labour aired on Wednesday as part of a two-month national campaign by the Home Office that aims to encourage modern-day slaves to seek help from the government, and the British public to report persons suspected of enslaving others.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 30 2014, 18:48:33

Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."

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From Okayafrica. Wed Jul 30 2014, 18:40:42

South African neo-soul songstress Nomsa Mazwai aka Nomisupasta comes out with visuals for her jazz-influenced, pro-love song "Maybe I." Featured on her 2010 self-titled EP, the track keep reading »

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