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Egypt bans singer from performing over free-speech remarks

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Sherine Abdel-Wahab said during show that anyone who talks in Egypt is imprisoned

An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after she suggested it does not respect free speech.

An online video clip shows Sherine Abdel-Wahab saying during a performance in Bahrain: “Here I can say whatever I want. In Egypt, anyone who talks gets imprisoned.”

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‘I’m fed up with hearing May talk about who voted to leave’

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Five voices from the ‘Put It to the People’ march

Brexit is disastrous for our country. I’ve not been on a march since 1962 when I marched out of the army. However, I felt very strongly that I had to come here today. This is a fantastic march – unbelievable numbers. I’m in favour of trying to work together rather than in opposition because the world is in a very dangerous situation and leaving Europe just fragments it further – that leads to disastrous politics. So I hope – though I doubt – that Theresa May will listen to this huge objection to her strategy. So many more people now are aware of what the issues are – the collapse of our car manufacturing industry, banks going everywhere and anyone with any money is getting it out of the UK. We have to stop this or it will be disastrous for our country, our children and our future.

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‘A nightmare’: flight attendant with Daca status detained after traveling for work

Donald Kremlin’s racism river rolls on and on and on…

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Selene Saavedra Roman, who came to US when she was three, released after Hillary Clinton drew attention to her plight

For six weeks, Selene Saavedra Roman has been living what her husband describes as “a nightmare”. In February, in the first few weeks of a new job as a flight attendant with Mesa Airlines and on a turnaround flight from Mexico, she was detained at George Bush intercontinental airport in Houston.

Saavedra Roman entered the US from Peru 25 years ago, when she was three, with parents who did not have documentation. As such she is a Dreamer, a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, or Daca. Therefore, under Trump administration rules implemented in 2017, she is barred from traveling outside the US.

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Drugged orangutan found in Russian’s airline luggage

OMG

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Police at Indonesian airport also found two live geckos and five lizards in suitcase

A Russian tourist attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia in his suitcase to bring home and keep as a pet has been arrested in Bali, police said on Saturday.

Andrei Zhestkov was detained in Denpasar airport late on Friday while passing through a security screening before a planned flight back to Russia.

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Pittsburgh braced for protests after acquittal of officer who shot black teen

The river of racism rolls on and on and on…

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  • Michael Rosfeld found not guilty of homicide
  • Antwon Rose II, 17, ran from unlicensed taxi

The family of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer expressed anger and sadness over a jury’s decision to acquit, as Pittsburgh braced for protests.

Former East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for shooting Antwon Rose II in the back as the 17-year-old ran away from a traffic stop last June. But Rosfeld walked out of the courtroom a free man on Friday after jurors rejected the argument that he acted as “judge, jury and executioner”, in the words of an assistant district attorney.

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