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‘Hotel Mumbai’ recounts horrors, courage in 2008 attack

Redford bids farewell to acting with throwback crime caper TORONTO, Canada, Sept 11, (Agencies): A hard-to-watch telling of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India in Anthony Maras’ “Hotel Mumbai” provoked tears and cheers at its world premiere at the Toronto film festival. It is an “anthem of resistance,” the Australian director declared at a press conference. “You had a whole lot of people from every conceivable background, racial, ethnic, from different socioeconomic groups who came together in the face of real adversity to survive,” Maras said. The film received a standing ovation over the weekend for its searing, vivid dramatization...


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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia’s government has come under renewed pressure to outlaw child marriages after another case of a child bride surfaced in a rural state, the second in two months.The New Straits Times newspaper reported that a 15-year-old teenager became the second wife of a 44-year-old Muslim man in northeast Kelantan state. It says the union was approved by the Shariah court with her parents’ consent. The case came two months after a Kelantan rubber trader married an 11-year-old girl as his third wife.Muslim girls under the minimum legal marriage age of 16 can wed with the consent of...
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Mexican official fired over bodies stored in truck says he’s a scapegoat

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Models make their way to Milan

DUBAI: The who’s who of the fashion world, including Somali-American model Halima Aden and Lebanese-Australian influencer Jessica Kahawaty, have touched down in Italy for Milan Fashion Week.The event kicked off on Wednesday with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment.Aden took to Instagram to share her excitement, while Kahawaty has posted various snapshots of herself posing around the city.Following on the high heels of New York and London fashion weeks, and ahead of the biggest of them all in Paris, Milan’s catwalk season will see...
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US surgeon, girlfriend charged with rape, ‘hundreds’ of victims possible

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