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Quentin Tarantino-produced film posts casting call for 'whores'

Facebook post searching for actors to star in new western from the Oscar-winning director attracts angry response, before being deleted<p>A casting call for a new project produced by Quentin Tarantino has caused controversy after a Facebook post invited “whores” to apply.<p>The post, which has since been …

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AP count: Clinton has delegates to win Democratic nomination

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.<p>Clinton's rise to presumptive nominee arrived …

U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

Immigrants fleeing gang violence in Central America are again surging across the U.S.-Mexico border, approaching the numbers that created an immigration crisis in the summer of 2014. While the flow of immigrants slowed for much of last year, nothing the U.S. government does seems to deter the …

Pakistani women take to social media to protest against a proposal to legalise wife-beating

A Pakistani group has drafted a women's protection bill that says that a husband can "lightly beat" his wife if needed. In response, numerous gutsy …

Disney characters seen at Chinese tycoon's theme park

The Chinese tycoon who recently took a swipe at Disney has found himself with some explaining to do.<p>Wang Jianlin, the billionaire chairman of real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, publicly slammed Disney (DIS) last week over its giant new Shanghai resort that's due to open …

Hamas begins executions in Gaza

Hamas executed three people reportedly by firing squad and hanging this morning, in a move that defied protests from the UN and will likely deepen tensions with the Palestinian government in the West Bank.<p>The Islamist group, which has controlled the Gaza Strip for more than a decade, said it had …

Beijing fetish restaurant teases with lobster and sex

A woman uses a phone at Ke'er restaurant (Shell in English) in Beijing.<p>With drinks served in breast-shaped cups and beers opened with bottle openers …

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Apple Store's worst feature? Customers, says ex-employee

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You've always wondered what life is like at an Apple store, haven't you?<p>Behind the scenes and in an employee's heart and mind, what's really happening? What's he or she really thinking?<p>On Saturday, Business …

Google is fixing one of the most frustrating features of its Chrome browser

In its next big release, Chrome is removing the keyboard shortcut that makes the "backspace" key return to the previous page.<p>This "feature" caused problems for many people who would inadvertently lose a whole bunch of information that they had just entered into a form.<p>For example, if you were …

Facebook and Microsoft to build 4,000-mile underwater internet cable from US to Europe

A massive data cable is to be built across the Atlantic running from Virginia Beach in the United States to Bilbao in Spain.<p>The project, announced by Microsoft and Facebook, is the latest in a series of major cable projects which have become necessary because of the growing demand for internet …

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Chinese detergent firm says media 'overreacting' to racist ad

Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics apologises for the ‘spread of the ad’ that shows a black man being washed whiter and blames reports for ‘over-amplification’<p>A Chinese laundry detergent company has blamed foreign media for stirring up controversy over an advertisement in which a black man “washed” by its …

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