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University finds novel 1984 ‘offensive and upsetting’

The University of Northampton has issued a harsh warning over potentially “offensive and upsetting” material contained in the famous dystopia by George Orwell, ‘1984.’ The novel, which describes the dangers of totalitarian rule and censorship, is now red-flagged, as it addresses “challenging issues related to violence, gender, sexuality, class, race, …

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Is Russia really preparing an offensive against Ukraine?

On January 11, about 3,000 servicemen of the Western Military District launched military exercises at the combined arms training grounds in Voronezh, Belgorod, Bryansk and Smolensk regions, not far from Russia’s border with Ukraine and Belarus. The move has been a source of anxiety in the West with the US …

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Ukraine comments on reports it is planning offensive in Donbass

In a statement issued on Monday, Kiev’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba lashed out at Moscow, accusing Russia of increasing the “intensity of disinformation, including false accusations that Ukraine is supposedly preparing for a military attack in the Donbass.” Kuleba rebuked the claims, stating “officially” that Kiev is not drawing up …

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Reuters apologizes for ‘offensive’ tweet

On Thursday, Reuters published a story titled “Monkey-brain study with link to China’s military roils top European university.” The report was about a Chinese professor studying how a monkey’s brain functions at extreme altitude. The study was done with the help of Beijing’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with the aim …

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Cambridge University to slap ‘trigger warnings’ about ‘offensive’ slavery & racism content on classic children’s books – reports

The project, reportedly paid for by a £80,633 grant from the taxpayer-funded UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, will apparently expose authors who have been “offensive to historically enslaved, colonised or denigrated people”. It is being conducted jointly with the University of Florida, and has also received funds from the …

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‘We don’t believe you’: NFL fans in disbelief after search of 650,000 emails ‘didn’t find any offensive content’ amid Gruden row

An anonymous individual familiar with the documents revealed the news to The Associated Press. They said that the NFL didn’t “identify other areas and other individuals it has to contact at club leadership or league leadership levels”. The league hasn’t yet publicly released its findings across 650,000 emails that independent …

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Taliban militants begin offensive on Afghan capital Kabul

Taliban fighters have been advancing on Kabul from all sides, the Interior Ministry said. The capital, which is the only major urban area still under the control of the government of President Ashraf Ghani, has been fully encircled by the militants in recent days. Several unnamed Afghan officials have confirmed …

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