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Source: The Guradian

The nine greatest Oscar moments

Today 09:54 GMT

What one of the first recorded Oscar blunders – the ceremony was first held 90 years ago this May – teaches us is always, always say the surname.

Not only was Hattie McDaniel the first African American Oscar winner, for her performance as Mammy in Gone With the Wind, she was the first even to be nominated, after she placed a stack of rave reviews, including the Los Angeles Times writeup of her performance as “worthy of Academy supporting awards”, on the desk of the film’s producer, David O Selznick, who put her name forward to the Academy.

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Source: Global News

Convoy of hundreds of trucks enters Ottawa to protest federal oil policies

Today 18:10 GMT

Hundreds of semi-trailers, pickup trucks, cars and buses are rolling into Ottawa Tuesday to protest the federal government’s policies on the oil industry.

WATCH BELOW: Hundreds of trucks rolled into Ottawa on Tuesday as people from across Canada came to protest federal oil policies. Lead organizer Glen Carritt said the display is about showing support for new oil pipelines and opposition to the federal carbon tax and new rules on oil transportation.

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Source: Fox News

National Border Patrol Museum in Texas vandalized by dozens of protesters, director says

Today 16:20 GMT

El Paso, Texas, has become a battleground yet again — on Saturday about 50 protesters “donning masks to conceal their identity” led a very confrontational demonstration at the National Border Patrol Museum, its director told Fox News. “They immediately spread out throughout the museum, and displayed banners and began chanting and singing,” he told Fox News via email Monday night.

“Say it loud, say it clear, Border Patrol kills!” group members yelled while standing inside and outside the museum in the El Paso area, as the Washington Examiner reported. The Facebook page for the protest group, which called itself Tornillo: The Occupation, said its goal was “exposing the true violence of borders and border patrol.”

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Source: DW

Caster Semenya: IAAF testosterone rules 'hurtful'

Today 18:10 GMT

South African sprinter Caster Semenya said on Tuesday that a proposal to oblige female sprinters with naturally high levels of testosterone to lower their levels of the hormone were "flawed" and "hurtful." Semenya said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was trying to "police the sex of female athletes" with the rule changes.

Shortly after the court case began on Monday, Semenya charged the IAAF with contravening confidentiality rules after it publicly announced its five expert witnesses.

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Source: The Guradian

Toto Wolff says no-deal Brexit would be ‘mother of all messes’ for F1 teams in UK

Today 15:24 GMT

Toto Wolff has issued a strong warning of the dangers facing Formula One and the sport’s place in the UK because of Brexit, describing it as the “mother of all messes”.

“Our team is an international team, including many EU citizens, and there is uncertainty at whether the industry will be impacted by a no-deal Brexit or a Brexit. “Any major disruption with borders or taxes would damage the F1 industry in the UK,” he said.

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Source: The Guradian

Proposed testosterone limit ’flawed’ and ‘hurtful’, say Caster Semenya’s lawyers

Today 18:10 GMT

Caster Semenya’s lawyers have hit back at the IAAF on day two of their hearing at the court of arbitration for sport, claiming the world governing body’s proposed testosterone limit for women is “flawed” and “hurtful”.

As promised, the South African star’s lawyers have now released their own expert witness list and responded to the IAAF’s claim that the testosterone limit is intended to “empower girls and women” by maintaining a level playing field.

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Source: The Guradian

More tombs desecrated in France before antisemitism protests

Today 18:10 GMT

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in Paris and cities across France on Tuesday night in protest at a recent rise in antisemitic attacks.

The government has warned antisemitism was “spreading like poison” in France, despite the trauma still felt around the 78,000 French Jews who were deported to death camps, aided by the French collaborationist Vichy government, during the Nazi occupation in the second world war.

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Source: BBC

F1 testing: Leclerc fastest for Ferrari in Barcelona

Today 18:10 GMT

The 21-year-old Monegasque, who steps up to Ferrari this season after an impressive debut year in 2018, headed McLaren's British novice Lando Norris.

He was not the only driver to have a 'moment' - Leclerc had a spin at the chicane, as Vettel did on Monday, while British-born Thai novice Alexander Albon spun into the gravel on his first lap out of the pits on his debut for Toro Rosso. Albon later spun again and ended the day fourth quickest of 11 drivers who took part in the day, using the second-fastest C2 tyres, which Norris also used for his quick time late in the day.

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Source: BBC

Formula 1 testing 2019: Williams in turmoil as Sebastian Vettel fastest

Today 08:03 GMT

Although Williams plan a nightshift to prepare the car for the third day of the test, they accept it is unlikely to be ready for the start of testing at 09:00 local time, given the inevitable teething troubles any team encounters with a new car.

The latest delay comes after Williams were forced to postpone a planned shakedown test on Saturday, and then to miss the first day of pre-season testing on Monday.

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Source: The Guradian

Swedish student fined for plane protest against Afghan’s deportation

Monday 14:29 GMT

A Swedish student who livestreamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker last year has been found guilty of violating Sweden’s aviation laws and fined £250.

After Ersson refused to take her seat, several other passengers – including members of a football team – joined her protest and the asylum seeker was removed from the plane, to applause from passengers. A 50-year-old Afghan, asylum seeker and convicted criminal, who was being deported from the country, was onboard.

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Source: BBC

Seven MPs leave Labour in Corbyn protest

Today 10:50 GMT

As the MPs announced their departure from Labour, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, whose new Brexit Party launched earlier this year, tweeted: "This moment may not look very exciting but it is the beginning of something bigger in British politics - realignment."

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said: "It is not unexpected, or unwelcome, that a group of Labour MPs have decided to break away from Corbyn's Labour; in part motivated by his refusal to follow the party's policy on Brexit. "The Liberal Democrats are open to working with like-minded groups and individuals in order to give the people the final say on Brexit, with the option to remain in the EU.

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Source: The Guradian

Diallo leaps over Shaq to win NBA slam-dunk contest as Harris shocks Steph Curry

Monday 05:08 GMT

Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo put on a show during the NBA’s All-Star weekend to win the league’s annual slam dunk contest.

The most remarkable story of the night came when Brooklyn’s unheralded Joe Harris held off one of the greatest shooters of all time, Stephen Curry, to win the three-point contest. Harris made 12 straight shots in the final round and went a staggering 15 for 18 on moneyballs – the shots worth the most – to win the three-point title.

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Source: CTV

Canadian missionaries flown out of riot-stricken Haiti

Today 00:33 GMT

A Canadian couple who had to leave Haiti due to violent street protests say they're happy to be heading home but that their hearts are with the people they left behind.

Wade and Marilyn Fitzpatrick are two of 24 missionaries from Alberta-based Haiti Arise who were flown out of the capital Port-au-Prince late Saturday. In an interview, the Weyburn, Sask.-based couple said the group had to be taken to the airport by helicopter because the roads were blocked by burning tires and protesters armed with rocks and guns.

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Source: Fox News

Oklahoma City's Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest

Monday 05:08 GMT

Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo pulled off a dunk that will be talked about for years to be crowned the NBA’s slam dunk champion.

His first dunk of the final round had the top of his head at basically rim level, putting him in control after New York's Dennis Smith Jr. failed to make a dunk in his debut try of the final. Smith leapfrogged Miami's Dwyane Wade and took a lob from Stephen Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk, getting a perfect score from the judges — and a round of boos from the crowd, many of whom weren't that impressed.

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Source: Global News

Trio of Maritime medical professionals share their harrowing escape from Haiti

Monday 20:54 GMT

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie script, but a trio of medical professionals are sharing their harrowing story of escaping Haiti amid the country’s violent civil unrest.

Since the protests broke out, several foreign governments, including the United States and Canada, have urged citizens to avoid travel to Haiti.


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