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BJP leader offers $1m for beheading Bollywood star Deepika Padukone

MUMBAI: The release of a highly anticipated Bollywood movie Padmavati has further compounded in a controversy after a ruling party leader offered a bounty of $1.5 million for the heads of the movie's star Deepika Padukone and director amid outcry that the film distorted Hindu legend. Bharatia Janata Party ledare Suraj Pal Amu issued death threats against the filmmaker and the actress and announced reward for their beheading. The movie “Padmavati” — depicting the life of legendary 14th-century queen Padmini — sparked …

German magazine sparks furor with image of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

MUNICH: German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue's head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: "America First". The artist who designed the cover, Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban who came to the United States in 1980 as a political refugee, told The Washington Post: "It's a…

ISIL issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff

A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State". The purported executioner appeared to be the same British-accented man who appeared in an Aug. 19 video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley, and it showed a similar desert setting. In both videos, the captives wore orange jumpsuits. "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your…