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Spain to move dictator Franco´s remains away from mausoleum

The exhumation follows the Supreme Court overruling his family’s objections.

Activision Blizzard softens punishment on gamer who supported HK protesters

Chung Ng Wai’s ban reduced from a year to 6 months.

Landmark Theatres bans costumes at screening of ‘Joker’

No masks, painted face or costumes will be permitted into Landmark Theatres’ premises for screenings of the 'Joker' movie.

Trudeau resumes campaign as polls show damage from blackface photo

Survey polls suggest that the photos have impacted public opinion of Justin Trudeau.

Battered Trudeau gets brief reprieve amid Canada blackface scandal

Canadian public reaction to the images has been mixed and it was too early to say whether the scandal will shift votes ahead of an Oct 21 election.

Weird jokes, offbeat attire trip up Canada’s Trudeau again

The scandal could sink his chances of re-election in the Oct 21 national vote.

Huawei denies US allegations of technology theft

Huawei's latest controversy involves Portuguese inventor Rui Pedro Oliveira who claims Huawei essentially ripped off one of his designs to produce the Huawei EnVizion 360 panoramic camera.

Medvedev embraces boos to reach last 16 at US Open

Daniil Medvedev was reprimanded by the umpire and booed by the stadium crowd for unsportsmanlike behaviour during his match.

Sabah warns against taking part in guarana projects

The state agriculture minister says no permit has been issued to import guarana seeds.

We’re khat in yet another controversy

I agree with Lim Kit Siang that we don’t lose if we learn new things, especially about the different cultures in the country.

UK PM contender Johnson’s biggest controversies

The ex-mayor also faced stinging criticism for wasting more than £300,000 on three crowd-control water cannons that the government then barred from use.

Netflix deletes suicide scene from ’13 Reasons Why’

The move to edit the scene has drawn praise from the Parents Television Council which has also lobbied Netflix to drop the show entirely.

Twitch sues troll streamers over violent and indecent videos

Live-streaming platform Twitch sues anonymous trolls flooding the site with violent, indecent, and copyrighted content.

Embattled HK leader Lam suspends China extradition bill

The extradition bill has many concerned it may threaten the rule of law that underpins Hong Kong's international financial status.

China strips South Korea of football trophy for ‘indecent’ celebrations

China strips the Panda Cup from South Korea's victorious under-18 team after they infuriated hosts China with their impolite celebrations.

Controversy over Sabah Tourism Board manager’s sudden removal

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew says the decision was not hers but made by the state tourism agency’s board of directors.

Controversial race drama ‘Green Book’ grabs top prize at Oscars

Civil rights dramedy claims Oscar gold despite being accused of historical inaccuracies and reinforcing 'white saviour' trope.

Serena defends her integrity after Grand Slam controversy

The American received three code violations, including a game penalty for verbal abuse, from chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the final.

Petron applied to be fuel provider during BN’s era, says MoF

The ministry of finance says the fact that negotiations began under former prime minister Najib Razak’s leadership shows there is no nepotism involved.

AIBA to allow judging protests after Asian Games boxing turmoil

It is not the first time boxing at the Asian Games has been dogged by controversial judging.

French lawmakers pass controversial immigration law

The bill was met with opposition from the whole political spectrum, with right-wingers claiming it too lax and left-wingers claiming it repressive.

Kinder Morgan stops work on controversial Canada pipeline

A final decision on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which is supported by both the federal government headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, is expected by May 31.

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak reports for questioning

The investigation into Lee means all living former South Korean presidents have been convicted, charged, or embroiled in criminal inquiries.

Greek economy minister quits in housing stipend row

Dimitri Papadimitriou resigns hours after his wife was ousted following that controversy that left the government red-faced.