‘Sesame Street’ creators sue backer of raunchy puppet film

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LOS ANGELES: The creators of “Sesame Street” has filed a lawsuit against the distributor of an upcoming raunchy Hollywood film “The Happytime Murders” to halt an advertising tagline that it claims falsely associates itself with the children’s television show. An early trailer release for the film shows Muppet-like characters engaged in sex, coarse language, drugs
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Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin: Study

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PARIS: Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday (May 26). In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum to chew while walking at a natural pace. Advertisement
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Kidnap charge spotlights justice divide in Mexican election

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MEXICO CITY: An ex-member of an informal police force running for Mexico’s Senate is battling attacks labelling her a “kidnapper,” drawing attention to radical proposals by her ally, presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to end the drug war. Nestora Salgado, who once ran a local community police force in the opium-rich southwestern state of
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A threatened trade war between China and America may be on hold

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WANG XINGXING taps the back of his dog which, on command, stands tall, shakes its legs and struts forward. It is not a well-trained pooch so much as a well-built one. Laikago, its name, looks like a miniature version of the robo-dogs that propelled Boston Dynamics, an American robotics company, to fame. Mr Wang, a
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Trump ‘demands’ probe of alleged spying on his campaign

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday (May 21) that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was “infiltrated” or spied on for political purposes, prompting it to announce it would look into those issues. Trump has described the infiltration allegations as being potentially “bigger than Watergate”, but Democrats say he is attempting to
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Surging numbers of Chinese people going abroad should be welcomed

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IN 1979 America’s then president, Jimmy Carter, met Deng Xiaoping in Washington for talks about how to restore normal diplomatic relations between their two countries, which had been frozen since the Communist takeover of China 30 years earlier. Dutifully, Carter raised a human-rights concern. He asked that China lift its virtual ban on people going
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A Chinese football club seeks to be the new Barcelona

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IN A modest stadium built into a hillside at Yuexiu Park in Guangzhou, around 10,000 fans were supporting their club on a recent evening by waving blue flags, beating drums and shouting encouragement to their team in the local Cantonese tongue. The club, Guangzhou R&F, plays second fiddle in this huge southern city to its
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China is becoming more tolerant of some regional Han languages

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LI SIYI tucks her hair behind her ears and takes a deep breath. The high-schooler and aspiring journalist sits in a mock television studio in a basement of China’s most prestigious broadcasting university, practising scripts of the sort that she will soon have to tackle as part of its entrance exam. When the time comes
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