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An upset at the Oscars: Spotlight, the movie about the team of reporters at the Boston Globe that uncovered the sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, was awarded Best Picture at last night’s Academy Awards. It beat out The Revenant, which was widely tipped to win the honor. You can read our coverage of the awards here.

Controversy over an execution: The police bodyguard who killed Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, in 2011 over his opposition to the country’s blasphemy laws has been hanged. But Mumtaz Qadri’s supporters among hard-line Islamist groups protested his execution.

Coals to Newcastle: Starbucks has announced its first store in Italy will open next year in Milan. “We’re going to try, with great humility and respect, to share what we’ve been doing and what we’ve learned,” Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ chairman and CEO, said in a statement announcing his company’s venture with Percassi, the Italian developer. Schultz has previously credited a visit to Italy as his inspiration for Starbucks.