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Design revealed for new arts venue at the World Trade Center

The translucent marble and glass cube-shaped Ronald O Perelman Performing Arts Center will open in 2020 A design of translucent marble and glass was unveiled yesterday for a long-stalled performing arts venue at the World Trade Center. Singer Barbra Streisand is to serve as the chair of the board of the Ronald O Perelman Performing

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US forces attempted to rescue two hostages kidnapped in Kabul

Pentagon says Obama authorized mission to rescue American and Australian who were seized from their car, but forces were unable to locate the captives US forces in Afghanistan attempted to rescue two hostages last month, the Pentagon said on Thursday, but were unable to locate the two captives, who were professors from the American University

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Prince Buster, ska pioneer, dies aged 78

The first Jamaican to have a top 20 hit in the UK, he defined the sound of ska in the 60s before going on to inspire the Two Tone movement of the late 70s Ska legend Prince Buster, who created records such One Step Beyond and Madness, died on Thursday at the age of 78.

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Supreme court temporarily blocks subpoena over sex ads on Backpage.com

John Roberts has blocked a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the classified advertising website screens ads for possible sex trafficking The supreme court chief justice, John Roberts, on Tuesday temporarily blocked a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the classified advertising website Backpage.com screens ads for

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Air China magazine condemned over 'racist' guide to London

MPs seek apology from ambassador after inflight guide states precautions are needed in ethnic minority areas MPs have urged Chinas UK ambassador to intervene in a row over racist comments reportedly issued by a Chinese airline about ethnic minority areas of Haze Fan (@journohaze) @MayorofLondon think? @SeamusConwell pic.twitter.com/u7SGfiyuXA September 7, 2016 Air China magazine warns

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Egypt bans statues that do not have official government approval

Ban comes after public outrage over controversial sculptures across the country including one that was altered over its apparent portrayal of sexual harassment Egypt has banned the placing of statues in public squares that do not have prior approval from government authorities after recent public outrage over this week after it sparked a wave of