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HBO executive defends sex and violence in Game of Thrones: I’m not the boob police

A top HBO executive has defended the often extreme scenes of sex, violence and rape in Game of Thrones, arguing that his job is not to police “how many breasts there are on a show”. The global hit show is known for airing graphic scenes for which has been criticised…

Islamic State captors sent rambling email to James Foley’s family before killing him

Journalist James Foley’s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter’s employer said Thursday. GlobalPost said it released the full text of the email from Islamic State (IS) militants “in…

Anti-trans trolling spree forces Wikipedia to ban U.S. House staffers for third time

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has once again blocked all computers from the U.S. House of Representatives in order to stop malicious edits to popular pages on the site. According to The Hill, Wikipedia instituted the ban on Wednesday night after users operating from the House IP address made a series…

Comparing Hamas to biblical cult of child-killers is neither accurate nor helpful

By David Tollerton, University of Exeter From debates concerning the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to the 1967 Six Day War’s titular reference to the days of creation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has often been made to resonate with biblical images and language. In an advert published last week by The Guardian…

Disney brings the force to the Star Wars franchise with free mobile game, TV show push

By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the “Star Wars” franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys…

Shakira hit song ‘Loca’ a copy of 1998 song written by Dominican musician: judge

Colombian pop star Shakira’s 2010 hit song “Loca” is an illegal copy of a tune written by a Dominican musician in 1998, a US judge said Wednesday in a copyright trial. In a 40-page ruling Judge Alvin Hellerstein said the song was a replication of one written by singer and…

US ‘appalled’ by execution of journalist James Foley

US intelligence was attempting Tuesday to authenticate a video purporting to show an Islamic State militant killing a US journalist, the White House said, adding that it would be “appalling” if genuine. “We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of US citizen James Foley by ISIL,”…

Christian group attempts to link Robin Williams’ rehab efforts with ‘ex-gay’ therapy

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) invoked comedian Robin Williams’ past drug and alcohol addiction in a column defending so-called “ex-gay” therapy, Slate reported. “Whatever the motivation, there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help…

DC think tank tells Amnesty to ‘suck it’ in Twitter spat over Ferguson rights abuses

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank took umbrage at a message by human rights group Amnesty International that was posted on the social medium Twitter. According to Mashable, the person operating the Twitter account for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) told Amnesty to “suck it” over a suggestion…

Alabama sorority kicks out member who posted pic claiming ‘Chi O got NO n*ggas!’

A University of Alabama sorority has removed a member who inaccurately claimed on social media that the organization had no black members. The woman, whose name was not released, posted on Snapchat claiming “Chi O got NO niggas!!!!!” The Chi Omega sorority, like other Greek organizations at the university, adopted…

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