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Reality TV show ‘Benefits Street’ ignites controversy over British welfare system

The welfare system was the pride of post-war Britain, but the reaction to the incendiary reality television programme "Benefits Street" is showing how much times have changed. The show revolves around a real residential road in Birmingham, which has……

‘All-American Muslim’ canceled amid sagging ratings

WASHINGTON — A ground-breaking reality TV show about Arab Americans is being canceled after one season in the face of flagging ratings, cast members and the cable channel behind the program said Wednesday. TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” the first series of its kind on US television, followed the lives of five…

Elderly poet Higgins wins Irish presidency

Irish poet Michael D. Higgins will become the country’s next president after results on Friday showed the 70-year-old had beaten a reality-TV star and a former IRA commander in elections. Veteran Labour politician Higgins vowed to be a “president for all the people” after he takes over from Mary McAleese…

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