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Amber Tamblyn ‘believes’ husband David Cross’s accuser in race row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amber Tamblyn had initially defended her husband David Cross US actress Amber Tamblyn has responded to claims that her husband David Cross made racist comments to a comedian a decade ago by supporting his accuser. Comedian Charlyne Yi said she met Cross some years ...

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Missing California hikers died in apparent ‘murder-suicide’

Image copyright National Park Service Image caption The pair went missing in the arid desert park during the hottest of the summer A California couple who went missing in July in the Joshua Tree National Park are believed to have died in an murder-suicide, police have said. Rachel Nguyen, 20 ...

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Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A Canadian judge rules the prosecution had failed to prove the accused knew his behaviour was criminal A Canadian man was found not guilty of rape because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted. Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith ...

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Texas city requires Israel pledge for hurricane relief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Texas officials have warned clean-up efforts from Hurricane Harvey may cost up to $180bn (£136bn) A Texas city has required residents who are seeking government disaster relief funds in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to pledge not to boycott Israel. The city of Dickinson, ...

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Publisher apologises for ‘racist’ text in medical book

Image copyright Onyx Moore The publishers of a textbook for nurses that has been criticised by social media users for containing racist material, have apologised for the offence caused and removed the offending passages. Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, contains advice for nurses when administering pain relief to people ...

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Canada producer leaves TV amid flurry of sexual abuse allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gilbert Rozon (right) at a Gucci event in Paris Canadian producer Gilbert Rozon has left several television productions amid accusations he sexually abused and harassed several women. Montreal police are investigating an incident that took place in Paris in 1994, Radio Canada reported. The ...

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Trump’s Renoir painting is not real, Chicago museum says

Image copyright Art Institute of Chicago Image caption Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Two Sisters (on a Terrance) A US museum says an Impressionist painting which President Donald Trump reportedly claims to own is a fake. In a recent interview, Trump biographer Tim O’Brien said he was once told by the future president ...

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Tom Hanks says no way back for Harvey Weinstein

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hanks has won two Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump Film star Tom Hanks has said there is no way back for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. “We’re at a watershed moment, this is a sea change,” Hanks ...

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British Airways apologises for bed bugs on Canada flight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bed bugs have shown the ability to quickly develop resistance to insecticides British Airways has apologised to a Canadian family after they were bitten by bed bugs on an overnight flight. Heather Szilagyi was flying from Vancouver to London with her eight-year-old daughter and ...

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Love, Barack: Obama’s letters to college girlfriend unveiled

Image copyright Emory Image caption The letters are affectionate, but mostly deal with Mr Obama’s life as a young graduate Angst-ridden letters from a young Barack Obama to his girlfriend reveal a 20-something plagued by insecurities about race, class and money. The handwritten letters are between a young Mr Obama ...

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Florida university braces for speech by white nationalist

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some classes near to the venue have been cancelled Hundreds of police are flooding a Florida campus as a white nationalist is due to speak later at an event that has provoked a state of emergency. The University of Florida says it was obligated under ...

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Pussycat Dolls deny prostitution claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Pussycat Dolls have recently reformed, after a break of seven years The Pussycat Dolls have issued a joint statement denying allegations that the pop group was a “prostitution ring”. Kaya Jones, who left the band before they became famous, claimed that she and ...

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