SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 29TH, 2016
DONALD TRUMP DOESN'T DISAVOW KKK, IMMEDIATELY BACKTRACKS
After an endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump denied any knowledge of the white supremacist group. When asked about his comments on CNN’s “State of the Union”, the New York businessman said he was “sitting in a house in Florida, with a bad earpiece”. Florida Senator Marco Rubio slammed Trump for these remarks, saying that any candidate who could not immediately disavow the KKK was “unelectable”, adding that Trump had made comments in 2000 that directly contradicted his supposed lack of knowledge about David Duke and the KKK. In 2000, Trump considered running for president with the American Reform Party, later dropping out citing David Duke as the reason.
TERROR THREATS PLACE KENYAN AIRPORTS ON HIGH ALERT
Last week, the Kenyan government received a memo indicating an impending terror threat. The note has been verified by a high ranking Kenyan official. It warned that al-Qaeda linked militants from the group Al Shabaab are planning on launching kamikaze airplanes against major airports in Kenya. Kenya Aviation Authority managing director Yatich Kangugo says that normal operations will continue, but airports have been placed on high alert. Al Shabaab is known to have perpetrated terror attacks within Kenya since 2011, including the Westgate mall attack, which killed more than 60 people.
OBAMA AWARDS MEDAL OF HONOR TO NAVY SEAL FOR HOSTAGE RESCUE
Navy SEAL Edward Byers received the nation’s highest medal for valor in combat for the rescue of an American civilian being held hostage by the Taliban. This award has only been bestowed upon five SEAL’s previously. A report from the Pentagon said that Byers’ rescue involved “hand to hand combat” with many insurgents. The White House said that Byers’ actions in the rescue of American medical doctor Dilip Joseph were indicative of his selfless service. According to the report, Byers flung himself on top of Joseph, shielding the doctor from shots while simultaneously subduing insurgents in hand to hand combat. Edward Byers joined the Navy in 1998 and has completed seven combat tours thus far.
BOLLYWOOD TAKING HOLLYWOOD
Priyanka Chopra made her Hollywood debut in the hit series Quantico, and is slated to appear in the big screen adaptation of TV classic Baywatch. Her fame in Hollywood skyrocketed when she appeared at the Academy Awards on Sunday to present an award to the team of Mad Max: Fury Road. With the Oscars being boycotted for their lack of diversity, the rise of Bollywood stars into Hollywood film is something that cannot be ignored. Suhel Seth, managing partner at consultancy firm Counselage India says that as Indian film grows around the world and their economic stature grows, Hollywood will more and more want a piece of the profit pie. By casting English speaking Indian film stars in American movies, Hollywood producers hope to reach a much bigger audience.