Artist brilliantly animates ‘This Is America’ using Apple computers from the ’80s

Donald Glover’s “This Is America” is one of 2018’s most iconic songs — from its striking imagery, to its choppy dance sequence. Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi, also known as Pinot, has been documenting his attempt to capture Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” choreography since the beginning of June. Using ancient software, he created a dance sequence straight out of 1985.  SEE ...

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Syria says Israeli strikes target air base

Damascus (AFP) – Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in the central Homs province, saying its defences hit a jet involved in the attack. “Our air defences are responding to an Israeli aggression and intercepting a number of missiles targeting the airport, hitting one of the attacking planes and forcing the rest to leave the airspace,” ...

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US denies North Korea claim Trump uses ‘gangster-like’ diplomacy

The US has denied claims by North Korea that Donald Trump’s administration is using “gangster-like diplomacy” tactics. Leader Kim Jong-un issued a statement through state-run Korean Central News Agency which said the talks with Mike Pompeo, US secretary, were also “regrettable”. North Korean officials accused the US of unreasonable demands on CVID – the “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation” of ...

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Nicaragua’s Ortega rules out early elections

Managua (AFP) – Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega on Saturday ruled out early elections as demanded by opposition protesters in the country where more than 200 have died in unrest since April. “Here the rules are set by the Constitution of the Republic, through the people. You don’t just change them overnight because a group of coup plotters got the idea ...

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‘I hope the president sticks with the sanctions’ on North Korea

In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) tells Chuck Todd that “there’s nothing wrong with talking to the Russians” ahead of President Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin. Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View. About NBC Meet the Press Interviews with news makers from around the world every Sunday morning. See More Check ...

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Italy wants EU sea missions to take rescued migrants elsewhere

By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) – Italy will seek commitments from European Union partners to have migrants rescued at sea by ships from anti-trafficking and border control missions taken to other countries, its interior minister said on Sunday. The request will be made on Thursday at a meeting of European interior ministers in the Austrian city of Innsbruck, far-right Interior ...

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Syria regime pounds south, rebel evacuations postponed

Beirut (AFP) – Regime forces bombarded southern Syria on Sunday, as the evacuation of rebel fighters under a ceasefire deal for the region was postponed, a monitor and an opposition official said. Opposition fighters in the southern province of Daraa announced a ceasefire deal late Friday with regime ally Russia to end more than two weeks of deadly regime bombardment. ...

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