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Bollywood Star Salman Khan Has Been Convicted of Poaching Protected Antelopes

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Has Been Convicted of Poaching Protected AntelopesKhan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, was sentenced to five years in prison



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No outrage harms Bollywood bad boy Khan

No outrage harms Bollywood bad boy KhanThe high point of nearly every Salman Khan film is when he rips off his shirt sparking frenzy among Bollywood audiences, but his millions of fans could soon be missing their macho fix. Khan, son of celebrated screen writer Salim Khan, has been jailed for five years for shooting endangered wildlife nearly 20 years ago.



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Bollywood actor Salman Khan guilty of poaching rare antelope 

Bollywood actor Salman Khan guilty of poaching rare antelope An Indian court jailed Bollywood star Salman Khan for five years for poaching on Thursday, lawyers said, a sentence likely to derail the career of one of the country's most popular actors. Khan, 52, was found guilty of violating wildlife laws by killing a blackbuck, an endangered species of antelope, in 1998. Four other Bollywood actors accused in the case were acquitted. The stocky Khan wore a black shirt and sunglasses as he entered the court followed by an entourage of aides. Television footage later showed police escorting him to jail in Jodhpur, in the western state of Rajasthan. Khan, one of India's biggest actors, has a checkered history of brushes with the law Television said Khan planned to appeal against the sentence. His lawyer, Anand Desai, told Reuters he had submitted a plea for bail which a judge will hear on Friday. The case was brought by members of a community known as the Bishnoi, who revere antelopes. The community has pursued the case against Khan for almost two decades and cheered the decision by setting off firecrackers near the courthouse and handing out sweets. Four other Bollywood actors accused in the case – Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre – were acquitted, prosecution lawyer Mahipal Bishnoi said. Some actors came out in Khan's support. "I feel this is too harsh. I do hope he gets the relief he deserves," Arjun Rampal said. Khan has had a history of run-ins with the law. In 2015, Bombay High Court overturned his conviction in a hit-and-run case in which he was accused of running over a group of people sleeping on a city sidewalk, killing one and injuring four. Last year, another court in Jodhpur acquitted Khan in a separate poaching case, ruling that there was no proof that Khan had killed an endangered gazelle. Khan has made a series of blockbuster hits in the last few years with the latest in December, "Tiger Zinda Hai", grossing more than 3 billion rupees ($ 52 million) at the box office. His next film, "Race 3", is an action thriller scheduled for release later in the year. The court's ruling against Khan, who has 32.5 million followers on Twitter and was promoting his movie last week, sparked worries among Bollywood traders. "If he doesn't get bail, then the jail term will have repercussions," said Girish Johar, a trade analyst. "He is a big star, and has a lot of big films lined up, all scheduled to be released over the next two years." 



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Gold Star Father Khizr Khan On Trump: 'He Has Embarrassed The Nation'

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan On Trump: 'He Has Embarrassed The Nation'A Gold Star father whose son died while serving in Iraq and who became part of the contentious 2016 presidential campaign said President Donald Trump simply can’t comprehend what it means to make the “ultimate sacrifice” for his country.



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Khizr And Ghazala Khan Denounce Trump's 'Selfish And Divisive Actions'

Khizr And Ghazala Khan Denounce Trump's 'Selfish And Divisive Actions'Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim service member killed in Iraq, denounced President Donald Trump’s “selfish and divisive actions” related to this week’s controversy of Trump’s comments on consoling the families of fallen troops.



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Donald Trump's sons Eric and Donald Jr back his barbed attacks on Sadiq Khan

Donald Trump's sons Eric and Donald Jr back his barbed attacks on Sadiq KhanDonald Trump’s sons have defended their father’s scathing attack on Sadiq Khan and argued the London Mayor is in denial about the terror attacks which have plagued London in recent months. President Trump sparked heavy criticism for his one-sided Twitter tirade against Mr Khan in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack which left seven dead and dozens injured. In the immediate aftermath, Mr Trump wholly misconstrued quotes from Mr Khan, wrongly claiming the mayor had said there was “no reason to be alarmed” about the risk of terror attacks in London.



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London Mayor Khan: Put away the red carpet before Trump gets here

London Mayor Khan: Put away the red carpet before Trump gets hereThe mayor of London launched a couple of volleys Monday and Tuesday in the ongoing back-and-forth between him and President Trump.



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London attack: Every mayor in America thanks Sadiq Khan for his leadership, in sharp contrast with Trump

London attack: Every mayor in America thanks Sadiq Khan for his leadership, in sharp contrast with TrumpWhile Donald Trump relaunched his attack on Sadiq Khan, every mayor in America sent a message of support and solidarity. Mr Khan has frequently been a foil for criticism from the US President, and Mr Trump began tweeting about him just hours after the attack in London that left seven dead. On Monday morning, Mr Trump published a new tweet, that said: “Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement.



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Donald Trump doubles down on Sadiq Khan criticism in wake of London Bridge attack: 'Pathetic excuse by Mayor'

Donald Trump doubles down on Sadiq Khan criticism in wake of London Bridge attack: 'Pathetic excuse by Mayor'Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of Sadiq Khan’s response to the terror attacks in London over the weekend, attacking him for a statement telling people that there is “no reason to be alarmed”. Contrary to the US President’s portrayal of the statement, the London Mayor had actually said that people in the capital shouldn’t be alarmed by the visibly increased police presence in the city. Mr Khan did not tell people that they should not be alarmed by the attacks.



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Trump assails London mayor’s terror attack response; Sadiq Khan spokesman hits back at president’s ‘ill-informed’ tweet

Trump assails London mayor’s terror attack response; Sadiq Khan spokesman hits back at president’s ‘ill-informed’ tweetThe terror attack in London became an occasion for President Trump to criticize the London mayor’s attempts to reassure his city.



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