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This weekend, Kenya burned up a massive ten-ton stockpile of ivory, a London mayoral candidate's attempt at bonding with brown people failed and more.
May 3, 2016, 12:00am

Zac Attack
"BOLLYWOOD FAN" ZAC GOLDSMITH COULDN'T NAME ONE BOLLYWOOD FILM
The mayoral candidate had an awkward interview at the Asian Awards 2016

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A red carpet interview with Zac Goldsmith surfaced over the weekend, in which the wannabe London mayor gushed about his love of Bollywood cinema. Things turn awkward pretty quickly, though, when the interviewer started pressing the Conservative mayoral candidate to name his favourite actor or film.

"Oh no, you're going to… I wouldn't be able to," squirms Zac, as he peers around looking for an advisor to come to his rescue. "No, I'm not going to give you one."

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It is an embarrassing clip for the candidate, who has been accused of running a racially charged campaign in which he has heavily targeted London's Hindu, Tamil an Sikh Indian voters. On Sunday, Zac faced criticism for a Mail on Sunday article that said the mayoral election of his Muslim rival, Labour's Sadiq Khan, would be a "catastrophe" for the city, alongside an image of the 7/7 bombings.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday the 5th of May.

People Make Glasgow?
CHRISTIAN AMERICAN TEENS WANTED TO RESCUE SCOTLAND
Their crowdfunding video was widely mocked by actual Glaswegians

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Two well-meaning Florida teenagers were ridiculed after releasing a Comic Relief style appeal to help save Glasgow from poverty and urban neglect. The crowdfunding video features images of boarded-up shops, burned-down houses and the continual mispronunciation of the city as "Glass-cow", with the two teens promising that their charity efforts could help "turn around" the situation there.

Some used it as an opportunity to chew over the wider ethics of gap-year social tourism in foreign countries, while others simply used it as an excuse to laugh at cringey American Christians and their understanding of Scotland's largest city.

Up In Smoke
KENYA BURNED THE BIGGEST-EVER ENTIRE STOCKPILE OF IVORY
The country wanted to show illegal poachers its commitment to saving elephants

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More than 100 tons of ivory has been stacked up in a Kenyan national park and set alight by the country's wildlife service on Saturday, to send a message to illegal poachers. The huge burn came as African leaders met in the country to discuss how to end the illegal trade in ivory.

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"In ten years in central Africa we have lost as many as 70 percent of the elephant," President Kenyatta explained. "The elephant is an iconic symbol of our country. Unless we take action now we risk losing this magnificent animal."

However, some argued that increasing the scarcity of ivory would simply make it more valuable.

Sinn Fail
SINN FÉIN PARTY PRESIDENT GERRY ADAMS TWEETED THE N-WORD
He later apologised and got rid of the tweet

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Sitting down to watch Tarantino's slave liberation romp Django Unchained on Sunday evening, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams thought it would be wise to feature some n-word themed commentary on the film in a now-deleted tweet.

Later apologising, Adams explained that he had been trying to make a comparison between the struggle for civil rights for Catholics in Northern Ireland and the fight to end slavery in the United States.

"I stand over the context and main point of my tweet, which were the parallels between people in struggle," Adams said. "Like African Americans, Irish nationalists were denied basic rights."