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Ukraine government’s social media post faces backlash for linking Japan’s wartime Emperor Hirohito to Adolf Hitler

An official Ukrainian government Twitter account issued an apology after showing a picture of Japan’s wartime Emperor Hirohito alongside Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in a social media video about the defeat of fascism. “Our sincere apologies to Japan for making this mistake,” read a message on the Ukrainian twitter feed. “We had no intention […]

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North Korea unveil Hollywood-style movie starring Kim Jong-Un during Hwasong-17 launch

North Koreans were treated to a Hollywood-style movie, with dramatic music and video effects, starring Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in a leather jacket and dark glasses. State-run television North Korean Central Television usually broadcasts Kim family propaganda, alongside military band concerts and feature films about patriotism and feats of labour. Anything away from this deviates. The […]

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Russian oligarch’s superyacht stuck in Norway because no one in the port will sell it fuel

A Russian-owned superyacht can’t leave a dock in Norway not because of sanctions, but because no one in the port will sell it fuel. The Ragnar is owned by Russian oligarch Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, a former KGB agent who has long been linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We find the discrimination against us, extremely unjust,” […]

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McDonald’s burger being sold for over $400 in Russia after McDonald’s shuts shop amid Putin’s war on Ukraine

On March 8 McDonald’s decided to shut all its 847 stores in the country temporarily amid President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. As a result, people have been flocking at the stores to get that last bite. Although the announcement was made to temporarily close the stores, the unprecedented situation has created a sense of […]

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Indian e-commerce platform apologies for promoting kitchen appliances on International Women’s Day

Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart apologised on social media for a marketing misfire promoting kitchen appliances on International Women’s Day. Flipkart shared an idea to promote kitchen appliances on women’s day. The message read, “Dear Customer, This Women’s Day, let’s celebrate You. Get Kitchen Appliances from ₹299”. It reinforced negative stereotypes about women belonging in the […]

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French presidential candidate mocked after dog signs to vote in primary race

A dog called Douglas from south of France is causing a ridicule for the rightwing presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse. The dog, which lives in Nice on the Côte d’Azur, was allegedly signed up to vote in the primary race that chose Pécresse as the candidate for Les Républicains, according to reports. The paper said it […]

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Donald Trump still in contact with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, new book claims

Former US President Donald Trump has told associates he remains in contact with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, according to the author of a new book. Journalist Maggie Haberman said Mr Kim was the only foreign leader Mr Trump had said he remained in touch with. But, she added, the claims could not be verified […]

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Pet cats of West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma taken away by animal charity

Animal charity the RSPCA has taken West Ham defender Kurt Zouma’s pet cats away after videos emerged on social media of him kicking and slapping one of them. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is liaising with Essex Police about the incident. “The two cats are now in RSPCA care,” said […]

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West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma apologies after video of him hitting his pet cat emerges

West Ham United have “unreservedly condemned” Kurt Zouma for hitting his cat after a video emerged of the France defender kicking and slapping his pet. The video shows 27-year-old Zouma kicking the cat across the floor and slapping it in the face. He has apologised and the club say they will deal with the incident […]

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US born Chinese skater faces criticism for falling several times during Olympic event

Chinese figure skater Zhu Yi has faced increasing criticism on Chinese social media, after falling several times during her Olympic team event skates. Her debut on Sunday saw her fall once, pushing Team China out of the medals. A second performance on Monday, where she fell twice, earned her more criticism. Her performance was called […]

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China reinstates original ending of 1999 Hollywood movie Fight Club after backlash

Chinese streaming giant Tencent has reinstated the original ending of a Hollywood movie after a censored version last month sparked backlash. The original ending to the 1999 film Fight Club shows the narrator killing his imaginary alter-ego, before bombs destroyed buildings in a subversive plot to reorder society. But China’s version showed a message onscreen […]

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Protesters plan to egg Jeff Bezos’ mega-yacht when it passes through port city of Rotterdam

When Amazon owner Jeff Bezos gets his $500 million mega-yacht in June, it may come primed in egg yolk. More than 1,200 Dutch protesters have organized to shell the big boat with eggs when it passes through the port city of Rotterdam. The historic Koningshaven Bridge is supposed to be dismantled so Bezos’ more than […]