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BTS: New album BE ‘authentic’ but takes ‘few risks’, say critics

BTS: New album BE ‘authentic’ but takes ‘few risks’, say critics

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Anthony Joshua blasts back at critics after Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f*** yourself’

Anthony Joshua blasts back at critics after Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f*** yourself’

Sports
Anthony Joshua has strongly hit back at critics of his speech at the Black Lives Matter protest in Watford on Saturday. The unified heavyweight champion took part in a march and park gathering in his hometown of Watford, where he was pictured on crutches wearing a leg brace. Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing Joshua holds the WBA, IBF & WBO titles At the park gathering, he took the microphone and spoke for several minutes. AJ initially read out a speech from someone who could not be there to voice their own opinion. He then went on to talk to a Watford councillor about securing a premises to further this discussion. A brief snippet of the initial speech was taken out of context and uploaded to social media on Saturday evening, in which Joshua read ou...
Joker film: ‘daring’ yet ‘pernicious’ origin story divides critics

Joker film: ‘daring’ yet ‘pernicious’ origin story divides critics

Entertainment
A new film exploring the origins of DC comic book villain The Joker has left many critics grinning from ear to ear - but not all of them are amused.The Guardian called Joker "gloriously daring", while Total Film said it was "challenging [and] subversive".Joaquin Phoenix's lead performance has been variously described as "fearsome", "astonishing" and "mesmerising".According to another reviewer, though, the film is guilty of "aggressive and possibly irresponsible idiocy".Director Todd Phillips, writes Time magazine's Stephanie Zacharek, "may want us to think he's giving us a movie all about the emptiness of our culture"."But really," she continues, "he's just offering a prime example of it". First look at Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Ph...
Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter, court rules

Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter, court rules

Technology
US President Donald Trump is not allowed to block critics on Twitter because he dislikes their views, a federal court has ruled.A panel of three judges in Manhattan said the president was forbidden from limiting access to his feed under the first amendment of the US Constitution. The legal challenge was brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven people blocked by Mr Trump after criticising his policies. Image: Mr Trump regularly uses Twitter to attack his critics In the court's ruling, circuit judge Barrington Parker wrote: "The first amendment does not permit a public official who utilises a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online...

Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic’s killer

World
Cambodia's Supreme Court has upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic. The court on Friday rejected the appeal of Oeut Ang for a reduction in his sentence for shooting dead political analyst Kem Ley at a convenience store in the capital Phnom Penh in July 2016. Oeut Ang had claimed he shot Kem Ley over an alleged loan he failed to pay back. But there was widespread speculation the killing was politically motivated because of Kem Ley's caustic commentaries about Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government in the media. The killing took place shortly after Kem Ley spoke on radio about a report alleging that Hun Sen's family had taken advantage of its connections for financial gain.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International