France is honouring the US-born 20th Century singer and activist Josephine Baker with a place in the Pantheon on Tuesday.

She’s the to start with black girl to be remembered in the resting location of France’s national heroes, via her operate on civil legal rights and for the Resistance throughout the 2nd Planet War.

Producers: Marianne Baisnee and Paul Pradier

Online video: Laurene Casseville

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The gentleman who encouraged the movie Lodge Rwanda was convicted of terrorism offences Monday and sentenced to 25 several years in prison in a demo that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda’s repressive federal government have described as an act of retaliation.

Paul Rusesabagina, credited with preserving ethnic Tutsis for the duration of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Liberty, boycotted the announcement of the verdict just after saying he didn’t assume justice in a trial he identified as a “sham.”

Rusesabagina, a Texas resident and Belgian citizen, was convicted on 9

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Around the past thirty day period, well-liked belief has settled on the modest conviction that statues of the worst avatars of white supremacy could not merit pride of spot in our general public squares.

In the past thirty day period, more than a dozen hero statues — which includes John C. Calhoun in Charleston, S.C. John Breckenridge Castleman in Louisville, Ky. Raphael Semmes in Mobile, Ala. and former Philadelphia Mayor Frank “Vote White” Rizzo — have been taken down by federal government officers.

Each of these statues signifies a notorious racist. To set these men on pedestals is to immortalize

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Enter the immersive earth of Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and get to know your preferred Avengers a small greater.

All over the exhibit, you’ll see reliable props and costumes from the blockbuster motion films, these types of as Captain America’s uniform, a variety of Iron Gentleman satisfies and the hammer of Thor. You will also understand about Avengers people by perusing tremendous magic formula data files, reports and experiments.

And when you finish going for walks as a result of the exhibit, you’ll discover cool Avengers-similar attire in the retail shop, as very well a Hulk-themed environmentally friendly monitor photograph encounter.

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Rapper Slowthai has been criticised for a violent confrontation with an viewers member at the NME Awards.

The twenty five-yr-old experienced just picked up the hero of the yr award – voted for by the general public – when he was heckled by a member of the crowd.

Slowthai experienced created sexual remarks to Katherine Ryan, and was accused of generating her uncomfortable.

The rapper dropped his microphone into the crowd, which was then thrown back again at him – together with a consume.

Comedian Katherine – who’s since tweeted to say Slowthai “failed

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There are plenty of reasons why sports activities and enjoyment memorabilia aficionados will be flocking to the Great Canadian Collector Clearly show.

Autograph periods with retired Blue Jays Lloyd Moseby and Jesse Barfield and previous NHLers Darryl Sittler, Gerry Cheevers, Brad Park, Eddie Shack, and Billy Smith will stir up reminiscences of their bygone triumphs. A live auction and appearances by DJ Qualls, Ty Ollson, and the Hanson brothers will also pack men and women in to the Harbour Conference Centre on Sunday (February 9).

But for some, the most important attraction will undoubtedly be keynote speaker Tommy Chong, a

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