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Twitter criticises Tim Burton for hinting that films don't need more diversity

Friday, September 30th, 2016:

Tim Burton directed hit films like Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland Top director Tim Burton caused a Twitter storm after trying to explain why his latest film – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – has a predominately white cast. The filmmaker sparked a furious backlash when he said non-white actors only started appearing in shows like The Brady Bunch because producers wanted to be more ‘politically correct’.  ‘Nowadays, people are talking about it more, (but) things either call for things, or they don’t,’ he told Bustle.  ‘I remember back when I was a […] Read More →

Atlanta lawyer shot wife dead by accident, family says – New York Daily News

Friday, September 30th, 2016:

A top Atlanta lawyer accidentally fired the shot that killed his marketing-executive wife when their car hit a bump in the road, according to family members. Claud (Tex) McIver took out his gun while riding with his wife, Diane McIver, because they were worried about a possible carjacking when several people walked toward the car, family friend and spokesman Bill Crane told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday. A yet-unidentified person at the wheel of their SUV drove them from the Midtown Atlanta intersection without incident Sunday night. But the gun went off in Tex McIver’s hands in […] Read More →

Children swim in a crater caused by an airstrike in Aleppo 

Friday, September 30th, 2016:

The heartbreaking reality facing children in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo is laid bare in a video showing children swimming in a crater caused by bombing. In a city which has been bombed heavily by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and his Russian allies, young children are filmed getting some respite. The water-filled hole is the result of a bomb falling on the rebel-held neighbourhood in the east of the city.  Drinking water pipelines fill the hole, allowing the group of young boys to enjoy a rare moment of happiness amid the tragedy that surrounds them.  It […] Read More →

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