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Latest Spider-Man spin-off scales box office heights

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” snared North American viewers in its web this weekend, earning $35.4 million in ticket sales, final figures showed Monday. Sony’s action-packed animation sees Peter Parker make way for Miles Morales as Spider-Man — a black, Latino character new to …

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Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse

Chicago, United States | AFP | Jesuit authorities for 20 US states on Monday released the names of 89 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1950. The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the …

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Gosling goes behind the camera for DRCongo book

Washington, United States | AFP | Actor Ryan Gosling is best known for films as diverse as “La La Land” and “First Man” but he recently moved behind the lens for a passion project — taking photos in the crisis-hit Democratic Republic of Congo. The 38-year-old Gosling, who is Canadian, …

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Somali-American Amazon workers demand better conditions

Shakopee, United States | AFP | A group of Amazon workers in Minnesota who are Somali refugees resettled in the Midwestern US state demanded better working conditions Friday during a protest outside one of the retailer’s warehouses. Hundreds braved frigid temperatures to demonstrate outside of the Amazon warehouse in the …

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US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

Washington, United States | AFP | A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal. US District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by several Republican state attorneys general and …

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New Facebook bug may have exposed unposted photos

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook apologized Friday for a “bug” that may have exposed unposted photos from as many as 6.8 million users over a 12-day period through third-party applications. In the latest in a string of incidents on data protection, the leading social network said using …

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