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'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' was whitewashed

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' was whitewashed

Emily Somers, Vice President of Marketing, McDonald's United Kingdom, said: "I grew up on the magic of Roald Dahl and his extraordinary characters so I'm delighted that one of the most iconic children's authors is back at McDonald's". She added: 'It's a great pity'. The 1964 children's novel had previously been accused of racism. In the 1971 film, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie , the Oompa Loompas had orange skin and green hair to save any offence.


Sean Spicer pressed (gently) as 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' guest

Sean Spicer pressed (gently) as 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' guest

Here's some of what we learned. "Do you think that is what got you off to kind of a bad start with the press corp?" The briefing was widely mocked. "I had known Anthony from the campaign", Spicer told Jimmy Kimmel . "It's what makes our country great, that we have the ability-and so many places on Earth don't have that ability-to speak freely, to have a free press".


Restoring power to Florida will take 'weeks, not days' in some areas

Restoring power to Florida will take 'weeks, not days' in some areas

A closer look at utilities in Texas In Houston, utility company, CenterPoint Energy was able to quickly get power restored to thousands of its customers because of a smart meter network that was keeping it up to date on which customers were without power, according to its Twitter feed.


At least 18 dead as boat capsizes in river Yamuna in India

At least 18 dead as boat capsizes in river Yamuna in India

So far, six bodies have been fished out. The police rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation, News Nation reported. According to the official, the boat was carrying around 60 people when it capsized. The police and other concerned authorities have reached the spot and rescue operation is underway. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the victims.


United Nations urges an end to Rohingya violence

United Nations urges an end to Rohingya violence

Bangladesh was already home to about 400,000 Rohingya , who fled earlier conflict in Myanmar including a similar security crackdown in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in response to militant attacks in October. Even, Article 5 of the UDHR states that "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". Also: Myanmar's defacto leader Aung San Suu Kyi announced Tuesday that she will also miss the UN General Assembly's debate next week because ...