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Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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Latest update : 2013-12-10

Irish anti-apartheid strikers to join Mandela tribute

A group of Irish supermarket workers who staged a strike against South Africa’s apartheid regime in the 1980s have travelled to Johannesburg to pay their tribute to Nelson Mandela. The workers staged a picket for nearly three years after a cashier was suspended for refusing to handle South African goods. Also, US taxpayers lose $10 billion on the bailout of General Motors as the government sells its final shares in the company.

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