The Daily Populous

Monday March 25th, 2019 day edition

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Bohemian Rhapsody premieres in China — but without any references to Freddie Mercury's homosexuality.

Key points: All references to Mercury's homosexuality were cut in the mainland China version.

Audiences were confused as some major plot developments were edited out.

Around four minutes' worth of footage — including intimate scenes about Mercury's personal relationships and scenes with drug references — was cut from the more than two-hour film.

It has been known for some time that the film would be censored prior to release in China.

While homosexuality has not been a criminal offence in China for more than two decades, depictions of homosexual relationships in media are not permitted.

The ABC has contacted China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television but has not yet received a response. »

Mueller did not find Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia, also did not exonerate him on obstruction

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"While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," Barr quotes Mueller as saying.

Democrats have demanded that Barr make Mueller's full report public and provide the special counsel's underlying evidence to Congress.

The special counsel's investigation ended Friday after Mueller submitted his confidential report to Barr for review. »

Trump didn’t coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares

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Trump cheered the outcome but also laid bare his resentment after two years of investigations that have shadowed his administration.

Democrats pointed out that Mueller found evidence for and against obstruction and demanded to see his full report.

That’s a likely reference not only to a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting at which Donald Trump. »

Dr Alien, PhD: the horror classic that academia loves

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But most of all, the film Alien – which is about to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first screening – has spawned an academic industry unsurpassed by any other film.

No other film, not even The Godfather or Psycho, has generated quite that amount of attention.

And now that academic outpouring is about to reach a new peak as the film approaches its anniversary next month. »