Pakistani Christian woman Aasia Bibi ‘freed’ from jail
Pakistani Christian woman Aasia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, has been freed from jail, her lawyer said. "She has been freed. I've been told that she is on a plane but nobody knows where she will land," her lawyer Saif-ul-Malook said in a message to AFP news agency on Wednesday.…
Maryland fires 2 trainers involved in treatment of McNair
The fallout at the University of Maryland following the death of Jordan McNair continued with the dismissal of two trainers involved in the player's treatment after he collapsed on the practice field in late May. Head coach DJ Durkin was fired last week after being reinstated from paid administrative leave for one day. Maryland has…
Post-Election Day, Pentagon drops name for border support mission
The day after a mid-term election in which President Trump played up the Pentagon's mission to provide logistical support along the southern border, the Pentagon said Wednesday it will no longer publicly refer to the mission as Operation Faithful Patriot. Instead, the deployment of active duty troops will be referred to as what it's always…
Warsaw mayor bans far-right Independence Day march
An annual march organised by far-right groups in Poland to celebrate the country's independence has been banned by Warsaw's mayor over security concerns. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz said the event, which in previous years has attracted nationalists from all over the world, would not be allowed to go ahead. "In June, I issued a letter to Minister [of the Interior…
Bodied Is The Scorching Satire That Asks, ‘Should White People Rap?’
In this corner: Bodied. The flashy, frenetic movie about a freckly ginger who becomes a battle-rap star. The scorching satire that pummels audiences with questions and provides little in the way of answers. The two-hour cringe-fest that makes you laugh hysterically and then immediately makes you feel bad about it. And in this corner: all…