Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The impoverished family of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist. Namatjira’s vibrant water colors are internationally celebrated for the way he captured the hues of the Western Desert in the center of the country. One of his paintings was given to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in 1947 on her 21st birthday and he met the queen during her 1954 coronation tour in Canberra. Dick Smith, the Australian businessman whose ...

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Harvey Weinstein: Eight days of accusations and collateral damage

Hollywood soul-searching in wake of Weinstein scandal The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and assault allegations have unleashed a dizzying, eight-day whirlwind through Hollywood, one that has seen a steady onslaught of new accusers and inflicted collateral damage on multiple parties, among them NBC News, Twitter and attorney Lisa Bloom. Even before the New York Times story first hit, there were reports that Weinstein, the high-profile producer and executive, had put together a legal and publicity team to battle coming stories about him in the Times and the New Yorker. The ...

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It's CFP déjà vu for Clemson after stunning loss

2:00 AM ET Clemson has a bounce-back blueprint. In 2016, Clemson lost at home to an unimpressive Pitt team, but went on to run the table and win the national title as a one-loss champion. Repeat: Clemson lost last year and won it all. Syracuse handed No. 2 Clemson its first loss since last November, upsetting the defending champs 27-24 after knocking out Tigers QB Kelly Bryant. If you’re looking for one image that summed up all that went wrong for Clemson in the Tigers’ shocking loss to Syracuse, look ...

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Iran nuclear deal: Global powers stand by pact despite Trump threat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Global powers, including key US allies, have said they will stand by the Iran nuclear deal which US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear apart. Mr Trump said on Friday that he would stop signing off on the agreement. The UK, France and Germany responded that the pact was “in our shared national security interest”. The EU said it was “not up to any single country to terminate” a “working” deal. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the US was “more isolated than ...

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'Reporting protects women': Why the New York Times' Jodi Kantor took on Harvey Weinstein

The Harvey Weinstein story had “this really bizarre quality” of being “half an open secret and half this hidden thing that people were terrified to talk about,” Jodi Kantor says. “That’s also what made it tantalizing. That’s also what made it seem really important to break.” Kantor and her colleague Megan Twohey broke it on October 5 in The New York Times. Weinstein was fired from the movie studio he co-founded, and police in New York and London are now looking into the sexual misconduct allegations against him. But the ...

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Eric Dungey's big night fuels stunning upset

11:54 PM ET David M. Hale play 3:18 Eric Dungey combines for 339 yards and three touchdowns to push Syracuse past the reigning champions in a 27-24 victory on Friday night. SYRACUSE, N.Y. — This was supposed to be the easy one for Clemson, a pushover on the road before a bye week to regroup, get healthy, get ready for a playoff push. And then Kelly Bryant hit the turf, where the Tigers quarterback remained, motionless, for what seemed like an eternity. And then Eric Dungey hit Steve Ishmael for ...

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Motion Picture Academy board to consider kicking out Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood soul-searching in wake of Weinstein scandal Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Laura Dern, Steven Spielberg and Rory Kennedy are among the 54 power players who will decide Harvey Weinstein’s fate in Hollywood on Saturday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hosts the Oscars, says Weinstein’s alleged behavior is “repugnant.” So the academy’s oversight body, the Board of Governors, will meet on Saturday and possibly hold a vote to strip Weinstein’s membership. There is a push to expel Weinstein from the academy, three sources told CNN on condition ...

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