broken silence

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Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 8 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally broken silence over the Delhi Test which drew wide criticism after being played amid high pollution, saying it will discuss the issue in its February meeting.
Montreal supporters of the BeenRapedNeverReported online community held a fundraiser in December at Cabaret La Tulipe to celebrate the broken silence and to reflect upon the Ecole Polytechnique shooting on December 6, 1989, at which 14 women were shot and killed.
For the first time, Bill Cosby has finally broken silence and spoken over the issue of renewed sexual allegations levied against him.
Sony Santa Monica Studio has broken silence on the subject to reveal that God of War for PS4 is under development, though any official details won't be made public for "the next year or two".
The dissident Trinamool MP had broken silence on the Saradha chit fund scam before the media and criticised his party's role in the controversy.
Well, perhaps now a respected Geordie of 20 years standing within the club has broken silence it will begin to dawn on Ashley he must be doing something wrong.
| BROKEN SILENCE: Judges would be able to interpret the meaning of a suspect's silence
Worcester this week took on some of the glitter of Hollywood as Frenemy Films LLC began shooting "Broken Silence," an independent feature about school bullying.
But, with Harper Collins' interest in Jack Brady, she's been hard at work on a sequel to Broken Silence - an even darker tale this time, she says.
CANOE conman John Darwin has broken silence on his outrageous insurance scam