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'Do You Speak African?' Black Actors Blast Racism of French Film Industry

Sick of being typecast as cleaners, prostitutes and delinquents from deprived suburban estates, a group of black and mixed race actresses published a book Friday pillorying the prejudice they have suffered at the hands of the French film industry.

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2018 Nobel Literature Prize Postponed after #MeToo Turmoil

The Swedish Academy said Friday it would postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize for the first time in almost 70 years, as it is rocked by turmoil over links to a man accused of rape and sexual assault.

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Turkish Cartoonist Wins Press Freedom Prize

Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, who has been convicted of helping "terrorist" organizations and sentenced to nearly four years in prison, was awarded a top prize on Thursday by the organization Cartooning for Peace.

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U.S. Returns 3,800 Smuggled Artifacts to Iraq

U.S. officials on Wednesday returned to Iraq 3,800 ancient artifacts that had been smuggled into the United States and shipped to a nationwide arts and crafts retailer.

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French Museum's Collection Mostly Fake, but Is It the Only One?

Over decades, the small museum of Elne in southern France built up a collection of works by local painter Etienne Terrus, mostly oil and watercolors of the region's distinctive landscapes and buildings.

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Indonesian Man Jailed for Facebook Post Allegedly Insulting Islam

An Indonesian was jailed for five years Monday for a Facebook post deemed offensive to Islam, his lawyer said, the latest conviction under the country's controversial electronic information law.

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Poland Consigns Communist-Era Monuments to Dustbin of History

For nearly 70 years, an imposing monument to Soviet Red Army soldiers dominated a central square in the southwestern Polish town of Legnica.

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Cold Case Culture: When Writers Revive Stalled Investigations

U.S. detectives analyzed DNA to capture the former policeman alleged to be the notorious "Golden State Killer" -- but it was a book that sparked renewed interest in the murders.

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N. Korea to Rejoin South's Time Zone in Conciliatory Gesture

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would move the country's clocks 30 minutes forward to unify with the South's time zone as a conciliatory gesture after Friday's inter-Korean summit, Seoul said Sunday.

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Madrid Renames Streets Honoring Franco Heroes

Madrid on Thursday changed the name of two streets that paid tribute to generals serving late dictator Francisco Franco, starting a process that will eventually see at least 49 roads in the Spanish capital renamed.

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