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To infinity, not beyond: ‘Lightyear’ film banned in 11 countries

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Well it seems like it’s “to infinity but not beyond”

The upcoming ‘Lightyear’ film will be banned in 11 countries.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt have all taken offence to a same-sex kiss between two female characters.

The UAE’s “Media Regulatory Office” says the film violates the country’s media content standards.

Homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia, and surrounding countries often take issue with movie content or characters where same-sex couples are featured.

The kiss was initially cut out of the film until Pixar employees accused Disney of censorship.

The decision has left some film makers venting their frustration at the ban.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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A family have dug up their dead grandma after 10 years

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A Dominican Republic family has dug up their dead grandma after 10 years

The late Margarita Rosario was dug up at La Colonia Cemetery in Jarabacoa, where her family found her relatively intact.

Ms Rosario had a full head of hair and enough bones to stand without support.

Footage from outside the cemetery showed a man holding the corpse up while a woman dressed her in a white gown.

Local residents expressed shock over how well the body had been preserved.

The family was reportedly moving their dead relative to a nearby cemetery.

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Meet Time Magazine’s 2022 Person of the Year

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky and ‘the spirit of Ukraine’ have been named as Time Magazine’s 2022 Person of the Year

Each year, the award goes to an event or person deemed to have had the most influence on global events over the past 12 months.

Zelensky beat out other finalists, which included Chinese President Xi Jinping, the US Supreme Court, Iranian protestors and Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

The leader had inspired Ukrainians and was recognised internationally for his courage and resisting the Russian invasion.

Time’s Editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed how the team get together to come up with the eventual winner.

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The longest wait for a blockbuster has arrived

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After 13 long years, the Avatar sequel has premiered in London

Strap yourselves in because one of the most delayed sequels in blockbuster history has arrived.

Now, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ has premiered in London.

It’s been a long wait for Avatar fans, which remains the biggest-grossing film of all time.

The film will be open to the public next week, but you’ll need a drink and some popcorn because it runs for three hours.

Director James Cameron says he’s nervous but offered this explanation when asked why it’s taken so long for the sequel.

Stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña and Kate Winslet fronted the red carpet for the release.

Credit: Variety

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