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Disney has responded to criticism from American actor Peter Dinklage, who said the media giant's new Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs adaptation is "backward." Disney said it will avoid stereotypes in the production.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 25, 2022
A hospital in the US has prompted intense criticism after denying a 31-year-old man a heart transplant partly because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. DJ Ferguson is said to be in dire need of a new heart.
Hundreds of new species have been discovered in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia. Among the 224 newly identified organisms is a "ghostly" monkey.
Ghostly monkey and slug snake among 224 new species found in Mekong region https://t.co/TuaFW6FSDo— Guardian news (@guardiannews) January 26, 2022
Cult movie Fight Club has had its ending changed in China. The totalitarian Communist government replaced the original denouement – in which society is apparently destroyed – with a statement explaining that the authorities ultimately triumphed.
Rescuers are searching for dozens of people off the Florida coast after a ship capsized on Saturday evening. Officials were alerted to the vessel's plight on Tuesday.
The Coast Guard searched through the night for 39 people missing from a capsized boat after a solitary survivor was found clinging to the overturned hull off the Florida coast. https://t.co/KYAQcTG5ye— ABC News (@ABC) January 26, 2022
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