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I don’t know her name, but this Ukrainian woman should become an icon.
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Meanwhile in Russia: Putin's mouthpieces on state TV are taunting America about "Top Secret" documents sought during the raid of Trump's estate, which they claim had to do with the newest nuclear weapons developed by the US and gleefully imply that Moscow already got to see them.
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JUST IN: Author Salman Rushdie's alleged attacker has been identified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar, officials say. Rushdie was stabbed "at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen." abcn.ws/3dm9nJH
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"It wouldn't even be written today, let alone published... they lost the battle but they won the war" Following an attack on Salman Rushdie, @kenanmalik says his book 'The Satanic Verses' could not be written today due to a change in attitudes towards blasphemy #Newsnight
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He attacked on old, unarmed man with a knife you twat.
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The FBI took 11 sets of classified documents from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, some marked top secret, US media report bbc.in/3dslTrg
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A list of documents removed from Donald Trump’s Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, includes materials marked as top secret and meant to be viewed only in secure government facilities, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. nyti.ms/3Qwb6dQ
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🚨 "FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home Monday removed 11 sets of classified documents, including some marked as top secret and meant to be only available in special government facilities" - WSJ wsj.com/articles/fbi-recover…
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A family of dentists, who escaped the war in Ukraine have been highlighting the barriers preventing them from practicing in the UK. Anastasia Saviska is being hosted by a family in County Down. She worked alongside her husband and her father as dentists before coming here.
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.@USNatArchives responds to Trump’s unsubstantial statement:
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Breaking on WSJ: FBI removed 11 sets of classified documents, including some marked as Top Secret, as well as information about the President of France, binders of photos, a handwritten note and an executive grant of clemency for Roger Stone.
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This is terrible news. I hope he recovers swiftly. Salman Rushdie’s translator in Japan was murdered; his Italian translator was stabbed; and his Norwegian publisher was shot. Literature isn’t a dangerous profession but intolerance can make it so.
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UPDATE - Rushdie has suffered a "stab wound to the neck, and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital."
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Why am I not surprised?
В Новосибирске тягач, перевозящий САУ 2С7 "Пион" совершил отрицательный въезд под мост Похоже, руснявая техника тоже пытается выжить 😂
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Anne Heche won't see your tasteless take about how she deserves to die for driving under the influence, but your friends and family secretly struggling with addiction will. Think before you post. Always root for people to safely beat their demons.
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A terrible day for literature, for freedom of speech and for authors everywhere. Poor poor Salman: I pray he's not hurt and recovers quickly
Author Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of death threats after writing The Satanic Verses, attacked on stage in New York state bbc.in/3JROiTJ
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🔺 BREAKING: Rushdie, 75, was stabbed at the Chautauqua Institution this afternoon. The amphitheatre was evacuated immediately after the incident. The attacker is now said to be in police custody thetimes.co.uk/article/salma…
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“A poet's work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.” — Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses
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