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Madonna hits out at Venezuela leader

Madonna. AP /Evan Agostini, File

US pop icon Madonna hit out at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, accusing his government of “fascism” over its handling of nationwide protests.

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‘Lesbian’ group Tatu involved in Sochi Olympics opening

A group of gay rights activists demonstrate in front of a restaurant in Paris, Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014, to protest against Russian policy over gay rights. Gay rights activists across the world are holding a day of protests against the Russian government, just two days before the Winter Olympics begin in the southern resort of Sochi. Signs read: No to anti-gay law. AP

The Russian female pop duo Tatu, known for their racy and sometimes lesbian-themed videos, are to be involved in the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony, organisers said Friday.

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Madonna to share stage with freed Pussy Riot members

Madonna. AP /Evan Agostini, File

Madonna will share a stage with the freed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot at a concert in New York next month, the US pop star said.

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2 Pussy Riot members reunited after leaving prison

Member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, speaks to the media while leaving a train upon her arrival in Moscow, Russia, late Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. AP

Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have reunited after spending nearly two years in prison for their protest at Moscow’s main cathedral.

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Pussy Riot women vow to fight on after release

Feminist punk group Pussy Riot members, from left, Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia. Alekhina went on hunger strike Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in protest at not being allowed to attend her own parole hearing in Perm province. AP FILE PHOTO

The two jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, whose imprisonment prompted a wave of global outrage, walked free on Monday and immediately vowed to fight injustice in Russian prisons.

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