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Van Gogh drawing unveiled in the Netherlands after 100 years

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The previously unknown drawing sat in a private collection for almost 100 years.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42717543

The tragedy that inspired The Cranberries’ biggest hit

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How an IRA bombing led to The Cranberries' biggest hit and got them banned by the BBC.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42702781

Hypnotic thriller that haunted a nation inspires remakes for a new generation

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Half a century after novel depicted tragedy at Hanging Rock, updated film and theatre versions shed new light

In the searing heat of an Australian Valentine’s Day, a small party of schoolgirls set out for a local beauty spot, Hanging Rock. Some were never to return. The shocking incident, whether imagined or real, as some still believe, has haunted the national psyche ever since the publication of Joan Lindsay’s novel Picnic at Hanging Rock in 1967.

Regarded as a key work of modern Australian literature, Lindsay’s hypnotic puzzle soon spawned a classic film version that was to beguile and disturb audiences around the world.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/13/picnic-at-hanging-rock-remake-hypnotic-thriller-natalie-dormer

Trump calls Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff ‘mentally deranged’

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  • President says Fire and Fury is ‘the fake book of a mentally deranged author’
  • Trump tweets that Wolff ‘knowingly writes false information’

Donald Trump on Saturday called Michael Wolff, the writer of a bestselling book about his White House, “a mentally deranged author” who “knowingly writes false information”.

Related: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House review – tell-all burns all

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/13/trump-michael-wolff-fire-and-fire-mentally-deranged

Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia

Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia  PitchforkMoby: CIA Agents Asked Me to Help Them Take Down the Trump-Russia Conspiracy  SPINFull coverage

Source: https://pitchfork.com/news/moby-says-cia-agents-asked-him-to-spread-the-word-about-trump-and-russia/

India's gay prince opens his palace to LGBT people

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'I want to give people social and financial empowerment, so eventually people who want to come out won't be affected. They will have their own social security system,' says prince

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/prince-manvendra-singh-gohil-palace-lgbt-people-a8146491.html

The end of the world

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Do evangelicals support Trump's policy because of a belief in Armageddon and the End Times?

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42402350

Fire and Fury released early as publisher defies attempt to ban tell-all book

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Lawyers for Donald Trump moved on Thursday to try to shut down an explosive new book which has exposed chaos behind the scenes at the White House. In response, the book’s US publisher brought publication forward to Friday.

Related: 'Bannon may already be cooperating with Mueller': tell-all book shifts frame of Russia inquiry

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/04/trump-lawyers-book-steve-bannon-white-house

Harbin ice and snow sculpture festival – in pictures

The Harbin international ice and snow sculpture festival consists of three theme parks: Sun Island international snow sculpture art expo, Harbin ice and snow world and Zhaolin Park ice lantern fair. The festival has been held since 1963. It was interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution but resumed in 1985

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/jan/05/harbin-international-ice-and-snow-sculpture-festival-in-pictures

Michael Wolff’s explosive book on Trump: the key revelations

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Tell-all offers insider’s view of White House amid infighting, scrutinising the president’s inner circle, his intellect and his hair

Washington DC, the media, a panicked White House and an incredulous American public were rocked on Wednesday morning when the Guardian published the first details of Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/05/trump-book-highlights-michael-wolff-fire-fury

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