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Baywatch, racy music videos and VJs — how Rupert Murdoch ‘corrupted’ India through Star TV

In ‘Starstruck’, Peter Mukerjea writes about foreign-owned Star TV’s journey to becoming one of the leading entertainment channels in India.
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James Murdoch’s exit leaves brother Lachlan as last man standing for dad Rupert

James, who’d once seemed most likely to take over for 89-year-old Rupert Murdoch as the head of the family business, is now focused on building his own assets.

Global Pulse: Trump’s flip flop on Iran nuclear deal

Where exactly is Trump going with Iran, asked The New York Times. His administration is sending mixed messages. Trump called the nuclear deal that Barack Obama signed in 2015 “one of the worst deals I have ever seen” during his campaign. Everybody expected that he would tear it up after elections. But, last week, secretary of state Rex Tillerson said in a letter that Iran was complying with the agreement to curb its nuclear expansion in return for a lifting of sanctions. But he also said that Iran is a “leading state sponsor of terror,” and later compared Iran with North Korea. Then Trump said Iran was not fulfilling “the spirit” of the deal. But defence secretary Jim Mattis said that the deal “stills stands” and that Iran “appears to be living up to their part.” AUDI VISION BEYOND OIL Why does the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia want to live a...
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.