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Modi poised to secure resounding victory
Though only a handful of seats have been officially called, Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which needs 272 seats in the next parliament to form a government, is leading in 349 constituencies. The main opposition Congress Party, in contrast, is only leading in 50 seats. Full results are expected to emerge in the next few hours. The likely result follows a polarizing election during which Modi and…
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The first NBA player of Indian descent, who made history in 16 seconds
At 7 feet 5 inches (2.26 meters) tall, Gursimran "Sim" Bhullar is hard to miss. He stood out even more after becoming the first basketball player of Indian origin to step onto a court in an NBA game. Called on for the final 16 seconds, it was a fleeting moment that he hadn't been sure would ever arrive. "I had to go on the court and do my job, so…
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UK did even worse at Eurovision than originally thought
Michael Rice came bottom of the kitsch song contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, with his song "Bigger Than Us," but organizers heaped further humiliation on Britain after revising a number of scores. The changes pushed the UK further below the rest of the board -- wiping away nearly a third of the points they picked up on the night. Fortunately, the Netherlands' winner Duncan Laurence was unaffected. The revision resulted…
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Geoffrey Rush wins $1.9m payout on #MeToo defamation case
Rush successfully sued The Daily Telegraph for defamation after it published allegations of abuse towards a co-star during a production of King Lear in Sydney between 2015 and 2016. The Australian newspaper reported that Rush had inappropriately touched his co-star's breasts and back, followed her into a bathroom and sent her an inappropriate text message, accusations which the actor denied. Last month, federal court judge Justice Wigney ruled the paper…
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Why Wanuri Kahiu’s lesbian romance film was banned in Kenya
Written by Jenni Marsh, CNN Wanuri Kahiu's role model is an African feminist icon who dedicated her life to planting trees -- and fighting the Kenyan authorities. "She was a woman who was coming up against the government and being spoken about in the most horrific ways," Kahiu said of environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who launched the Green Belt movement before becoming the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace…
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India election results live updates: Modi on course for thumping win
CNN's New Delhi Bureau Chief Nikhil Kumar answered your questions about India's election on LINE. Here are the highlights from that chat. Q: What are the major issues in the election? Heading into the election, there was much discussion about the economy, about whether Modi had delivered on the economic promises he made when he first won national office in 2014. Many experts say, for example, that the joblessness plaguing…
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Most presidents don’t pardon murderers. Trump did, and may again.
He is considering Memorial Day pardons for a number of US service members either convicted of or facing trial for war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. And by some strange coincidence, he is considering these pardons as the most notorious of American war prisoners -- the "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh -- is scheduled to be released Thursday, after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence. The presidential power to…
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Why Amsterdam wants tourists to go elsewhere
(CNN) — Famous for its tolerance as much as its narrow houses and broad canals, Amsterdam is undergoing a radical change of attitude when it comes to the millions of tourists that flock to see it each year. Tolerance, it seems, has reached its limits in the Dutch capital, which is now actively urging visitors to head elsewhere as frustrated locals complain of feeling besieged by visitors using the city's…
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Banksy crashes Venice Biennale with street stall
Written by Jack Guy, CNN Street artist Banksy appears to have turned up unannounced at the Venice Biennale, and may have even been kicked out of one of the city's most famous piazzas for running a stall without a permit. Banksy posted a short video on his verified Instagram account showing a man with a series of paintings depicting a huge cruise ship looming over the Italian city, before local…