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Conservative gathering will be forced to reckon with the nationalist populism that has become the dominant force in rightwing politics in the US

A discussion about why young Americans seemed so interested in socialism - “FREE stuff vs FREE-dom: Millenials’ Love Affair with Bernie Sanders?” - could perhaps have done with hearing from a young American who was interested in socialism.

As it was, Mercedes Schlapp of the Washington Times, Representative Ron DeSantis of Florida, Greg Dolin of the ACU Foundation and Ana Quintana of the Heritage Foundation all asked each other why millennials could not see that socialism was a danger to themselves and the country, and it turned out none of them really knew the answer.

Tensions at CPAC were clear earlier as Dan Schneider, leader of the American Conservative Union, denounced the alt-right, the rebranding of the far right that has been accused of racism, Islamophobia and neo-Nazism.

“There is a sinister organization that is trying to worm its way into our ranks and we must not be duped,” Schneider told the audience. “Just a few years ago, this hate-filled leftwing fascist group hijacked the very term ‘alt-right’.

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We hear from citizens as the UK’s supreme court ruling backed the £18,600 earning threshold for non-European spouses

If you wish to bring a non-European Economic Area spouse to live with you in the UK, you need to be earning a minimum of £18,600.

Related: Supreme court spouse rule: 'In one word, we are devastated'

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  • ‘Sexually explicit’ video of giraffe in New York zoo briefly removed by YouTube
  • Owner Jordan Patch blames ‘handful of extremists and animal rights activists’

The owner of a New York zoo planning to livestream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually explicit.

Related: Giraffes facing extinction after devastating decline, experts warn

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The producers of 24: Legacy say footage of the 2013 Nairobi attack will be cut from all broadcasts.(Read More...)
The move is part of a broader offensive to force the Islamic State from the western half of the city, Iraq’s second largest.(Read More...)

Dutch far-right leader stops campaigning in public for March polls after a member of his security team is arrested

The Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders and his populist Freedom party have suspended all public campaigning for next month’s parliamentary elections following an alleged security leak.

Wilders, current frontrunner for the Netherlands’ general elections, to be held on 15 March, said on Twitter: “Very alarming news. The PVV is suspending its public activities until all facts in connection with the corruption investigation are known.”

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Sports News

Harpreet, the Madhya Pradesh batsman, remained unsold even though he was one of the most consistent cricketers in domestic circles.(Read More...)
Diwali will be celebrated on October 19 when the tournament moves to its advanced rounds.(Read More...)
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Hamilton believes sports like football, the NBA and the NFL harness social media "a lot better" and says allowing drivers to use it more freely would help attract new fans to the sport  (Read More...)

Science News

Researchers develop a new metric on deforestation, hoping the information will guide conservation and educate the public.(Read More...)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday, delivering science experiments, food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch.
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Lifestyle News

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Revelers in clown costumes and wigs kicked off six days of merriment on Thursday with Weiberfastnacht or "women's carnival", traditionally the day when women take over...
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RIYADH (Reuters) - A comic show and a recent pop concert have drawn rebuke from powerful religious figures and social media users in Saudi Arabia this week, highlighting the sensitivity of cultural...
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Maybe if Mr. Woolery’s former showbiz colleagues had tuned in between binges on NPR and CNN, they wouldn’t have been so shocked by the outcome of the election.(Read More...)
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Forgoing the provocative and risque, a group of designers in Jerusalem on Thursday held Israel's first major fashion show for Orthodox Jewish women, whose tradition requires...
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MILAN (Reuters) - Milan's fashion elite strolled down an elegant street in "Rome" on Thursday, sporting subtle and elegant creations that recalled the timeless movie scenes of yesteryear.
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Speciality leaf teas are as complex as wine, so it makes sense to pair them with food in a similar way

Even if you resumed drinking for February, you may have resolved to consume less alcohol, so the problem remains: what do you do on the days you’re not drinking? Enter an unlikely candidate: tea. And by that I don’t mean a mug of builders’ (though there’s nothing wrong with that), but a drink that has a similar complexity to wine.

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For men this season, performance wear goes off trail.(Read More...)
More fruit and veg might prevent nearly eight million premature deaths each year, researchers say.(Read More...)
Coco Capitán’s collaboration with Alessandro Michele is the latest in a long line of fashion projects for brands like Miu Miu and Mulberry.(Read More...)
A photo diary of the fall/winter 2017 collection that was presented in Milan on Wednesday.(Read More...)

Entertainment News

Rangoon is an ambitious attempt to actually tell a triangular love story against the backdrop of war.(Read More...)

Ali-Fazal

We all are aware that the much awaited sequel Fukrey Returns has gone on floor in India and Ali Fazal being one of the lead characters in the film is in the midst of shooting the same. And now, the actor’s international collaboration which was shot two years back, For Here Or To Go is believed to be finally releasing in America.

The film, that was shot two years back, has Ali essaying the lead role set against the backdrop of 2008 recession and a series of comedy events that show the harsh reality of immigration issues faced by thousands of people in the US. The movie's character portrays him as an aspiring candidate for a lucrative job offer in the Silicon Valley, only to find himself in a lurk when his job position is dissolved owing to the recession.

When asked Ali about it he said,"This issue of visa and immigrations for several has been there right from the beginning and has always been sort of simmering and it was a great angle to bring this issue in front of every individual. Currently, the time is so relatable and the film has a better connect with the audiences. It also actually has a fun element in the narrative. This movie is made from true events and the producer brought this idea to me and I totally loved it and that is when I just said yes to this film. I hope audiences love this one and find it relevant.”

For Here Or To Go is slated to release in the US by the end of March. It's a mere co-incidence that the film is coming out at a time when the immigration issue has become a global conversation owing to the reforms in laws in the US currently which has left the world in a divided debate of what is right and what isn't. The film had premiered last year at the MAMI film festival and is soon to also see a release in India this year.

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Vikas

These days, no film in Bollywood is complete without having picturesque locales of the foreign countries. Film makers who are hugely responsible for the same include the likes of Imtiaz Ali, Vikas Bahl and Rohit Shetty, who have made films like Jab We Met, Queen and Dilwale respectively. As recognition to their contribution for encouraging the concept of film tourism through their movies, the trio are being felicitated at the India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC).

Imtiaz Ali, who, with his films Jab We Met, Rockstar, Highway, and Tamasha had beautifully captured the beauty and essence of the destinations they were shot in, will be honoured with the ‘IIFTC Impact Award’ for outstanding contribution to tourism. On the other hand, Vikas Bahl (whose Queen was shot in Paris and Amsterdam) will be awarded the ‘IIFTC Tourism Impact Award’ for cinematic excellence’. Meanwhile, Rohit Shetty and Red Chillies Entertainment will be given the award for their ‘Gerua’ song (from their film Dilwale), which was shot in Iceland.

For the uninitiated, ‘IIFTC’, which happens to be a three-day mega film tourism event, will be held at a leading hotel in Mumbai. The said event is aimed at bringing together India's biggest production houses under one roof. Besides India, the other countries who are being represented include Portugal, Abu Dhabi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Finland, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Jordan, Cyprus, Sweden and Kenya.

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Fawad, who is currently gearing up for his next action drama ‘Maula Jatt’, has outgrown his lean and charming avatar to embrace his buff side for director Bilal Lashari’s upcoming Pakistani film.(Read More...)
A 200-year-old tree in a landmark avenue made famous by Game of Thrones has been destroyed by Storm Doris.(Read More...)
Saroo Brierley, the real lion on whose life the story of the Oscar nominated film ‘Lion’ is based, spoke exclusively to timesofindia.com about the film, his life and his reel counterparts: Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar.(Read More...)
Director duo Abbas-Mustan are all set to launch Abbas Burmawalla’s son Mustafa opposite Kiara Advani of ‘M.S. Dhoni’ fame in their upcoming film, ‘Machine’ which is a romantic-thriller.(Read More...)
Deepika Padukone impressed her fans in her Hollywood debut 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' with her action-packed avatar.(Read More...)

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