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The real reason YouTube star Michelle Phan disappeared from social media for a year

With over 8.8 million subscribers, YouTuber Michelle Phan spontaneously stopped posting to her popular beauty channel last year with no explanation. Sevenmonths later, she’s back with a different perspective on her relationship with social media. In an interview with Refinery 29this week, the 30-year-old vlogger opened up about her depression and how the accounts she’d […]

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Jakarta election challenger Anies accused of courting Islamic vote amid religious divide

Christian governor Ahok used to enjoy a 70% approval rating but then came his blasphemy trial for allegedly insulting Islam. Now the vote is too close to call It was in 2004, as a PhD student in political science at Northern Illinois University, that Anies Baswedan would ponder the future interplay between Islam and Indonesia. […]

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Pope Francis expresses shame over Catholic church sexual abuse scandals

Armoured vehicles and bomb-sniffing dogs used as heavy police presence guards every aspect of Good Friday Way of the Cross procession in Rome Thousands of people, including nuns, families with toddlers and young tourists, endured exceptionally tight anti-terrorism checks to pray at the Good Friday procession at the Colosseum, where Pope Francis expressed shame over […]

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