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Newspaper reprints Serena Williams cartoon artist insists is "not about race"

MELBOURNE, Australia -- A controversial cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the cartoon -- featuring 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams jumping on a broken racket during her dispute with a chair umpire in the U.S. Open final -- among caricatures of other famous people Wednesday under the headline "Welcome to the PC World."The newspaper has defended its cartoonist Mark Knight's depiction of Williams and...


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China Says Taiwan Uses "Seduction, Internet Hook-Ups" To Recruit Spies

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Yusaku Maezawa: The Japanese billionaire who wants to fly to the Moon

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Aboriginal man fights possible deportation from Australia

An Aboriginal man has launched legal action against Australia over what he argues is an attempt to deport him to Papua New Guinea (PNG).Daniel Love, 39, was born in PNG but has lived in Australia since he was five. He has a PNG mother and Aboriginal Australian father.He does not have Australian citizenship and had his visa cancelled last month after serving a jail term.Immigration officials say they cannot comment publicly on the case.Lawyers for Love argue that he cannot be expelled from Australia because he is an indigenous man whose father is an Australian citizen. "Because Daniel is a...
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Hezbollah names Beirut street after Rafiq Hariri assassin

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"Poland President Offered Us $2 Billion" To Host US Military Base: Trump

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