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`Birth of a Nation` star Parker avoids rape case question in Toronto

`Birth of a Nation` star Parker avoids rape case question in Toronto

Published 11/09/2016

Actor Nate Parker poses at the premiere of his new film ''Non-Stop'' in Los Angeles, California, U.S. February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

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Philippine revenge drama wins Venice Film Festival`s top prize

Philippine revenge drama wins Venice Film Festival`s top prize

Published 11/09/2016

Director Lav Diaz (C) poses with actress Charo Santos-Concio (L) and actor John Lloyd Cruz (R) as they attend the photo call for the movie 'Ang Babaeng Humayo' (The Woman Who Left) at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A nearly four-hour long movie about a woman's thirst for revenge and her feelings of forgiveness after 30 years in jail for a crime she did not commit won the Venice Film Festival's top prize on Saturday.

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Trump closes in on Clinton`s projected electoral lead: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Trump closes in on Clinton`s projected electoral lead: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Published 11/09/2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is illuminated by a spotlight as he points to supporters in the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican Donald Trump appears to have carved out a wider path to the White House as a number of states including Florida and Ohio are no longer considered likely wins for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday.

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Clinton, Trump escalate fight in dramatic week on national security

Clinton, Trump escalate fight in dramatic week on national security

Published 10/09/2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed over national security again on Friday, with Trump calling his Democratic rival "trigger-happy" and Clinton arguing his proposals would make the world a more dangerous place.

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Clinton regrets calling `half` of Trump supporters `deplorable`

Clinton regrets calling `half` of Trump supporters `deplorable`

Published 10/09/2016

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a LBGT for Hillary Gala at Cipriani in New York, New York, United States September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she regretted saying "half" of Republican rival Donald Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables," but made no apologies for calling out "prejudice and paranoia" among Trump's campaign and supporters.

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Denzel Washington says `The Magnificent Seven` like being a kid again

Denzel Washington says `The Magnificent Seven` like being a kid again

Published 10/09/2016

Actors Denzel Washington (R) and Chris Pratt (C) leave by taxi boat for the film screening of 'The Magnificent Seven', at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

As a pastor's son, Denzel Washington never got to watch Westerns as a child, but playing around with guns and horses in Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven" was like being a kid again, he said at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

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`A United Kingdom` tells historic tale of love defying prejudice

`A United Kingdom` tells historic tale of love defying prejudice

Published 10/09/2016

Actor David Oyelowo arrives at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

A new film about the true story of an African king and white British woman whose marriage triggered a political crisis is first and foremost a love story, its star and director said.

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Blackstone`s Schwarzman launches ambitious scholars program in China

Blackstone`s Schwarzman launches ambitious scholars program in China

Published 10/09/2016

Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman speaks during an interview at Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

When Blackstone Group Co-founder and Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman was asked by the president of China's elite Tsinghua University to design a major initiative for the school, the private equity billionaire decided to aim high.

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First openly gay Miss America contestant shines light on LGBT issues

First openly gay Miss America contestant shines light on LGBT issues

Published 10/09/2016

Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty, the first openly gay contestant in the Miss America pageant, poses in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S., September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Hofstetter

The first openly lesbian Miss America contestant will not only vie for the crown at the 95th annual pageant in New Jersey this weekend, she will also aim to spotlight the injustices faced by gay and transgender people.

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NASA asteroid probe may find clues to origins of life on Earth

NASA asteroid probe may find clues to origins of life on Earth

Published 09/09/2016

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft which will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and bring a sample back to Earth for study into the origins of life. NASA/Handout via Reuters

A U.S. space probe was cleared for launch on Thursday to collect and return samples from an asteroid in hopes of learning more about the origins of life on Earth and perhaps elsewhere in the solar system, NASA said on Tuesday.

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