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    Jameela Jamil 'was too ethnic' for US

    Jameela Jamil has said she was told she was "too old, too ethnic and too fat" to launch a career in the US. The former BBC Radio 1 presenter landed a part in sitcom The Good Place in her first audition, despite being "actively discouraged" from moving to Hollywood by some in the UK. The 32-year-old said she moved to Los Angeles without a job or even a plan. "I was literally starting again and I was actively discouraged by everyone in England," she told BBC Radio 5 live's Anna Foster. "Everyone said I was being mad, throwing away an eight-year career, and that I was too old - I was only 29 - too ethnic, and too fat to come over to Los Angeles." She admitted she exaggerated her acting experience

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    Muslim beaten to death in India for allegedly killing a cow

    A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early Friday and died at the scene, local police official Arvind Tiwari told AFP.

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    UAE offers 10-year residence visas for top professionals, investors and students

    The United Arab Emirates cabinet of ministers announced decisions on Sunday that included the provision of residency visas of up to 10 years for investors and professionals and their families in addition to grade ‘A’ students. The cabinet, chaired by Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, also approved the decision allowing international investors 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses in the UAE. “Our open environment, tolerant values, infrastructure, and flexible legislation are the best plan to attract international investment and exceptional talents,” Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid said.

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    Royal wedding in pictures

    Union jacks, tiaras, horse-drawn carriages, and celebrity guests. It's the royal wedding in pictures... All pictures subject to copyright.

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    China tests bombers on South China Sea island

    (CNN)China says it has landed long-range bombers for the first time on an island in the South China Sea, the latest in a series of maneuvers putting Beijing at odds with its neighbors and Washington over China's growing military presence around disputed islands. The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) announced on Friday it successfully organized the takeoff and landing of several bombers, including the nuclear-capable H-6K, on an unspecified island. The PLA claimed the mission was a part of China's aim to achieve a broader regional reach, quicker mobilization, and greater strike capabilities. A military expert, Wang Mingliang, was quoted in the statement as saying the training will hone the Chinese air force's war-preparation skills and its ability to respond to various security threats in the region, where China claims large swathes of territory.

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    'Harry- it's not too late'

    Thousands of well-wishers are in Windsor, while hundreds more camped out overnight to secure the best viewing spot. We spoke to people getting into the party spirit on the streets of Windsor.

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    The joy of Sussex: What Harry and Meghan need to know

    While Prince Harry has spent enough time in the south-east of England to know a bit about Sussex, his American-born bride can be forgiven for being more in the dark. Now the Queen has made the royal couple the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the BBC has produced this invaluable county guide. It has its own dessert Not much looks lovelier than a bride on her wedding day, but this oozing, calorific number is pretty stiff competition even for Meghan. British stodge at its best, the Sussex pond pudding traditionally used an obscene amount of butter to create a melted "pond" of dairy gold when cut open. In the 1675 cookery book The Queen-like Closet, author Hannah Woolley describes a suet pastry case,