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Egypt: Singer Jailed for ‘Inciting Debauchery’ with Suggestive Banana Eating

An Egyptian singer has been jailed for two years for "inciting debauchery" after she appeared in her underwear suggestively eating a banana.

Netflix Fires Exec Who Allegedly Dismissed Danny Masterson Rape Accuser

Netflix has fired executive Andy Yeatman over allegations he told one of actor Danny Masterson's sexual assault victims that the company bosses did not believe her claims.

Report: China Plans Refugee Camps on North Korean Border

In a photo taken on November 21, 2017, a truck entering the Rason Special Economic Zone makes its way across a bridge over the Tumen river marking the border between North Korea (bottom) and China (top). At the northeastern tip of North Korea, where the isolated, nuclear-armed country meets its giant neighbours China and Russia, United Nations sanctions on the regime over its weapons programmes are having an impact. And with the North facing further sanctions following its ICBM missile test on November 29, things are unlikely to get any easier for traders involved with the remote region's Rason Special Economic Zone (SEZ). / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES / TO GO WITH NKorea-China-trade-sanction-diplomacy, FOCUS by Sebastien BERGER (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese authorities are reportedly drawing up plans to construct five refugee camps for fear of an exodus of North Koreans as tensions on the peninsula continue to escalate amid the advancement of the regime's nuclear program.

Port Authority Policy Officers Ran Toward Explosion, Subdued Jihadist During NYC Attack

Port Authority Policy Officers Ran Toward Explosion, Subdued Jihadist During NYC Attack
Four Port Authority police officers ran towards the explosion triggered by Monday's failed terrorist attack in Port Authority Bus Terminal, risking their lives and subduing the jihadist responsible.

Alec Baldwin Considering Anti-Trump One-Man Broadway Show

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Actor Alec Baldwin has confirmed he is considering taking his infamous impression of President Donald Trump to Broadway in a one-man show based on his popular Saturday Night Live routine.

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Rides Bike, Rips Trump over Global Warming in Paris

Actor and former governor of California-turned environmental activist Arnold Schwarzenegger cycled through Paris on Monday as part of an effort to protest President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Venezuela’s Maduro Bans Opposition Parties from 2018 Election

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offers a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 22, 2017. Chile said Tuesday it has granted diplomatic asylum to five Venezuelans who took refuge in its embassy in Caracas, amid political turmoil as Maduro moves to consolidate power. The five were among a group of 33 jurists who had been named to the Venezuelan Supreme Court by the opposition-controlled National Assembly on July 31 in defiance of the government. / AFP PHOTO / Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolás Maduro has ruled that the main opposition parties can no longer stand in next year's presidential election, the latest in a series of anti-democratic moves by his regime.

Democrat Congresswoman Demands Senate Sergeant at Arms Protect Young Staffers from Roy Moore

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A Democrat congresswoman wrote to the Senate Sergeant at Arms on Monday demanding that additional measures be taken to protect Senate pages should Alabama Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore be elected to the U.S. Senate.Roy

Judge Roy Moore on NYC Terror Attack: Give Us Donald Trump’s Travel Ban

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Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore released a statement condemning the failed terrorist attack in New York City on Monday, reiterating the need for the proper implementation of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Disney Suspends Executive Jon Heely After Felony Child Sex Abuse Charges

Disney's director of music publishing, Jon Heeley, has been charged with three counts of sexually abusing children, Variety reports.

Chinese Company Sues Venezuela over Failure to Pay Debt

Sinopec, a listed unit of China Petrochemical Corp, saw net profit surge to 46.7 billion yuan ($6.8 billion) in 2016
One of China's largest state-owned companies has filed a lawsuit against the Venezuelan state-run oil firm Petroleum of Venezuela (PDSVA) over their failure to pay their debt, the Financial Times first reported.

Facebook Informs Breitbart Gloria Allred Yearbook Forgery is Fake News

Facebook warned Breitbart News on Friday that a completely factual story concerning the accuser of Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore needed to consult "additional reporting" from the liberal fact-checker Politifact.

Roseanne: Al Franken ‘Blaming Trump for His Being a Pervert’

Actress Roseanne Barr slammed Sen. Al Franken (D-MI) during his resignation speech on Thursday, pointing out that the disgraced Democrat was 'blaming Trump for his being a pervert.'

U.S. Warplanes Show Military Force Following North Korea Missile Tests

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The U.S. Air Force conducted joint bombing exercises with South Korea on Wednesday in another impressive show of military force just a week after North Korea tested an alleged intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over Japan.

Chelsea Handler Blames Donald Trump for California Wildfires

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Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler appeared to blame President Donald Trump for the wildfires ripping through parts of southern California this week.

Lena Dunham Claims She Warned Clinton Campaign of Harvey Weinstein’s Predatory Behavior

Actress Lena Dunham and media mogul and veteran journalist Tina Brown have claimed they warned Hillary Clinton's senior campaign staffers about Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct, yet they proceeded to work with the now-disgraced movie producer anyway.

Security Services Foil Islamist Plot to Blow Up Downing Street, Kill Theresa May

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British security services have foiled an Islamist plot to blow up Prime Minister Theresa May, Sky News reported on Tuesday.

‘My Medicine or My Baby’s Milk’: Venezuela’s Health Crisis Takes Personal Toll

FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, a woman carrying a bundle on her head waits in line to cross the border into Colombia through the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela. An estimated 25,000 Venezuelans trek across the international bridge into Colombia each day. Many come for a few hours to work or trade goods on the black market. But increasingly, they are coming to eat in one of a half-dozen facilities offering the increasingly hungry Venezuelans a free plate of food. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
The health crisis in socialist Venezuela is now reaching apocalyptic proportions as hospitals and pharmacies have just a fraction of the medicine and resources required to give people adequate medical treatment.

John Oliver Grills Dustin Hoffman over Sexual Harassment Allegations During Film Panel

Comedian and HBO late-night host John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman Monday at a Tribeca Film panel over allegations of sexual harassment.

Venezuela’s Maduro Launches the ‘Petro,’ an Oil-Based Cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, seen here in a handout photo speaking during an event in Caracas, says he wants the debt-ridden state oil company restructured and has named a general to lead the effort
Venezuela's socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro has announced the introduction of a new oil-based cryptocurrency to help restore the country's collapsed economy.

Aaron Sorkin: Trump a ‘Dumb Guy’ With ‘Observable Psychiatric Disorder’

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Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin described President Donald Trump as a "dumb guy" with an "observable psychiatric disorder" in a feature interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week.

MSNBC Host Joy Reid Apologizes Over ‘Homophobic’ Blog Posts

MSNBC host Joy Reid has apologized after blog posts emerged in which she used homophobic remarks and anti-gay jokes to mock former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Playwright Israel Horovitz Accused by Nine Women of Sexual Assault

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor Kevin Kline (L) and writer/director Israel Horovitz attend the Variety Studio presented by Moroccanoil at Holt Renfrew during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Variety)
Nine women have come forward to accuse the playwright Israel Horovitz of sexual assault.

Report: Miami VA Hospital Cafeteria ‘Grimey,’ Infested with ‘Insects and Rodent Droppings’

FILE - In this June 21, 2013 file photo, the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington. Federal authorities have launched dozens of new criminal investigations into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away despite new prevention efforts. Data obtained by The Associated Press show 36 cases opened by the VA inspector general's office from Oct. 1 through May 19. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
A veterans hospital in Miami, Florida, was so filthy it required a deep clean and fumigation after the area failed an October safety and sanitation inspection. The inspection report, obtained by the Miami Herald, found evidence of “grimy drawers and storage racks,” “unrefrigerated foods” and even “insects and rodent droppings.” The report provided the cafeteria with a number of scores on their following of health and safety regulations, with the establishment scoring zero points on a number of key issues such as the sanitation of storage equipment, keeping walls, floors, and cooking equipment clean, as well as ensuring the employees were not at risk of falling over due to slippery floors. “There are now no reported issues involving the canteen kitchen,” said hospital spokesperson Shane Suzuki on Thursday. “Out of an abundance of caution … we conducted a thorough extermination, deep clean and re-inspection of the entire canteen.” Suzuki added that the food of hospital patients were not affected by the unsanitary conditions because their meals are prepared separately from the public cafeteria, known as the Patriot Café. “We have a completely separate food preparation area for inpatient food service,” he said. The report’s whistleblower, Scott Davis, who previously testified before Congress over the sub-standard treatment that veterans are

Iran-Backed Shiite Militias Demand U.S. Leave Iraq

A supporter of the Shiite Huthi movement looks on during a gathering in the capital Sanaa, on August 24, 2017, to mobilize more fighters in the conflict against pro-government forces. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
A senior commander for the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) operating in Iraq, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, demanded American military forces must leave Iraqi soil following the defeat of the Islamic State.

Trump Taunts China: Special Envoy ‘Had No Effect’ on North Korea

President Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump responded to Chinese criticism over his efforts on North Korea on Wednesday by proclaiming that a recent visit by a Chinese envoy to the country "had no impact."

Victoria’s Secret Models Under Fire After Singing N-Word Backstage (VIDEO)

A group of Victoria's Secret models are being ripped by fans after a video of the Angles singing a song with the N-word was uploaded online.

BuzzFeed to Lay Off 100 Employees After Missing Revenue Targets

The left-wing media company BuzzFeed has been forced to lay off around 100 employees and eight percent of its U.S. workforce as part of a restructuring plan after the company missed revenue targets.

CNN Grinches to Boycott White House Media Christmas Party

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CNN will boycott this year's White House media Christmas Party because of President Donald Trump's repeated criticism of the network.

Terry Crews Responds to Alleged Groper Adam Venit Returning to WME After Suspension: ‘Somebody Got a Pass’

Actor Terry Crews expressed disappointment over news that Hollywood talent agent Adam Venit, whom he accused of groping him, returned to WME talent agency following a month-long suspension over the alleged encounter.

Harvey Weinstein, TWC Accused of Sex Trafficking at 2014 Cannes Film Festival

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Harvey Weinstein speaks with reporters at a press conference announcing The Weinstein Company's deal with Blockbuster Inc. for exclusive rights to rent theatrical movies and direct-to-video titles on November 15, 2006 at Blockbuster in New York City, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein and his former indie film firm The Weinstein Company have been accused of sex trafficking at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, court documents have revealed.

Chinese Leader Xi Jinping Declares ‘Toilet Revolution’

China's 'toilet revolution' was launched in 2015 as part of efforts to make restrooms -- often squat toilets with no paper -- more tourist-friendly
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has declared the need for a "toilet revolution" across the country with the aim of improving domestic tourism and overall quality of life.

Susan Sarandon: ‘We’d be at War’ If ‘Very Dangerous’ Hillary Had Won Election

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Actress Susan Sarandon says she has no regrets over her refusal to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, describing her as 'very, very dangerous.'

Roy Moore Challenger Doug Jones Defended Man With Ties to KKK, Holocaust Deniers

Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate in next month's Alabama Senate special election against Republican Judge Roy Moore, previously defended a man with strong ties to the Ku Klux Klan and Holocaust deniers, FOX News has revealed.

Billy Baldwin Rages: ‘Fat Ass’ Donald Trump ‘Hit On My Wife’

Actor Billy Baldwin lashed out at President Donald Trump on Twitter this week, describing him as a 'fat ass' who has a '5th-degree black belt when it comes to sexual impropriety allegations.'

Saudi Crown Prince: Iran’s Ayatollah the ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the "new Hitler of the Middle East" to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in an interview published Thursday.

Venezuela’s Maduro Announces $6 ‘Baby Jesus Bonus’ for Needy Families

For Maduro, the polls are an opportunity to give the lie, to some degree, to allegations of dictatorship at home and abroad levelled at him after forming the Constituent Assembly
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro announced a $6 "Baby Jesus Bonus" for the country's poorest families in an effort to ease the pressure of the socialist country's worsening humanitarian crisis.

Beverly Hills Police Investigating a Dozen Hollywood Sexual Assault Allegations

The Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed it is now investigating at least 12 sexual misconduct allegations within Hollywood amid a deepening scandal into sexual assault and abuse across the entertainment industry.

Man of the Americas: Five Ways Donald Trump Has Promoted Latin American Freedom

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Democrats and left-wing media sought to portray Donald Trump as the anti-Latino candidate. However, his record in office speaks otherwise. Since his inauguration in January, the Trump administration has consistently sought to promote freedom and prosperity across the region. Here are some examples: Rolling Back Obama’s ‘Cuban Thaw’ In June, Trump took steps to roll back the Obama administration’s “Cuban thaw,” which involved the warming of relations with the communist Cuban dictatorship through the lifting of travel restrictions, increased trade, and the reopening of embassies in both countries. Under the new Trump regulations, the United States would prevent “individual people-to-people exchanges,” largely used by wealthy Americans to engage in prohibited tourism on the island. Trump made clear the objective of this regulation would be to limit the amount of American money entering the coffers of the Cuban military, which controls the vast majority of Cuba’s tourism industry. While left-wing figures praised the legacy of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro following his death last November, Trump also expressed solidarity with the Cuban people. Fidel Castro is dead! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016 “Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator

GLAAD Funds Feature Documentary ‘TransMilitary’

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has agreed to fund a new documentary about transgender people serving in the military, Deadline has revealed.
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