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Colin Farrell and Paula Patton to star in World of Warcraft movie: report

Actors Colin Farrell and Paula Patton are reportedly under active consideration for the lead roles in Warcraft, the film adaptation of the Warcraft videogames to be directed by Source Code’s Duncan Jones. According to Deadline, Patton “is negotiating for a lead role” and “another lead has been offered to” Farrell.…

‘It is a good feeling’: Germany elects its first black lawmakers

Germany’s first two lawmakers of African origin cheered their victory as trailblazers Monday after winning in weekend elections. Senegalese-born Karamba Diaby, 51, will represent Halle, an eastern city of 230,000 people, for the Social Democrats in the Bundestag lower house of parliament. And a German actor of Senegalese extraction, Charles…

Putin: Aggression against Syria would violate international law

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called any possible foreign military intervention against Syria a form of “aggression” that would rattle the entire region and contravene international law. Putin told a summit of an ex-Soviet security group that he was grateful for its decision to support Moscow’s refusal to sanction…

Crackdown continues: Egyptian court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities

An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from operating and ordered its assets seized, in the latest blow to the Islamist movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. The court also banned “any institution branching out from or belonging to the Brotherhood,” the official MENA news agency reported, possibly…

Sikh professor attacked by teens in New York City: They called me ‘a terrorist’

Prabhjot Singh, an assistant professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia who recently wrote about hate crimes in the New York Times, was attacked by a group of teens shouting anti-Muslim sentiments over the weekend. Singh — who is a Sikh, not a Muslim — told NBC 4 that…

30K cops, others can access Ohio driver’s license database with no oversight

Ohio allows thousands of police officers and court employees to access driver’s license images online without oversight, by far the nation’s most permissive system. A recent Cincinnati Enquirer/Gannett Ohio investigation found the state permits 30,000 law enforcement officers and others to search the image database, which Attorney General Mike DeWine…

Kenya’s darkest day: The only journalist inside Westgate mall details the horrific terrorist attack

Nairobi’s Westgate mall, with its designer shops and restaurants, has become a symbol of Kenya’s rising prosperity. On Saturday, September 21, it became the scene of one of the most chilling attacks in East Africa’s history, claiming the lives of at least 69 people. Nairobi-based AFPTV journalist Nichole Sobecki was…

Rihanna selfie leads to arrest of two men in Thailand

Thai authorities on Monday said two men had been arrested on suspicion of possessing a protected primate after pop star Rihanna posted a picture of herself online holding the creature. The singer posed with the tiny, large-eyed slow loris on a night out in the tourist resort of Phuket on…

‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator unloads on ‘liberal media’ watchdog: ‘You’re a pathetic f*cking douchebag’

The producer and creator of FX’s popular “Sons of Anarchy” fired back at media scold and conservative activist Brent Bozell, calling him “a f*cking pathetic douchebag.” Bozell, the founder and president of the Media Research Center, wrote Friday that the cable drama’s violent themes revealed the hypocrisy of the liberal…

Florida professor charged with ‘video voyeurism’ for filming up his students’ skirts

A professor of veterinary science at the University of Florida is under arrest, accused of secretly recording video down the blouses and up the skirts of his female students. On Friday, Don Samuelson was charged with “video voyeurism,” a Florida law that prohibits, among other things, secretly filming people “[f]or…

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