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The Year Celebrity Love Died: Celebrity Couples have called it Quit in 2016

Labelled as the split of all splits of 2016, the Brangelina breakup leaved their fans heartbroken

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December 29, 2016: The year 2016 is full of broken engagements, broken vows, and the splits of both long-term and newer relationships. It surely takes a lot to hold a marriage and relationship together, but the fairy tale romances of some celebrity couples have come to a bitter end.

Here, a depressing look at the couples who called it quits this year:

Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani: On January 21, 2016 the couple officially announced that they had “mutually and amicably decided to separate” after 16 years of marriage. Both Farhan and Adhuna chose to stay mum over the reason for their divorce. But several rumours indicated that Farhan’s extra-marital affair with Aditi Rao Hydari resulted to their divorce.

Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani. Twitter

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Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif: The breakup of the most adorable Jodi of Bollywood caused quite a stir in the industry. While both the stars kept mum about the reason, a wave of speculations had risen with everyone trying to guess what the cause might be. It is also said that Ranbir and Deepika’s closeness during the promotions of their film Tamasha, led to this break-up.

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. Twitter

Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora: The couple announced their separation on 28 March 2016. The happy couple last came together for a reality TV show based on love and positivity ‘Power Couple.’ The couple has been married for over 17 years and has a son. It is believed that Malaika decided to move out of the Khan household along with her son Arhaan.

Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora. Twitter

Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande: One of best-looking TV couples ended their 6-year-long relationship, which began on the sets of their debut TV show, ‘Pavitra Rishta.’ Sushant had announced in January 2016 that he would tie the knot with Ankita by the end of this year. But their relationship took another turn.

Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande. Twitter

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Labelled as the split of all splits of 2016, the Brangelina breakup left their fans heartbroken. On September 20, 2016, Angelina Jolie announced she was divorcing Brad Pitt. The two got together in 2004 after starring in Mr And Mrs Smith. They got married in 2014 in France, and have six children together three of whom were adopted.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: The split between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard took a serious and ugly turn. Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse. On the set of “The Rum Diary” in 2009, their love story began In February 2015 they exchanged wedding vows, but sources close to the couple said their fights began within three months.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Twitter

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart: It seemed like Jennifer Lopez had finally found her everlasting love, Casper Smart who reportedly was a dancer or something before becoming a full-time boyfriend. Smart cheated on Lopez twice. The couple ended their relationship in August 2016.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart. Twitter

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USA: Everything you want to know about Security Clearance; Find out here!

A security clearance allows a person access to classified national security information or restricted areas.

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Former CIA Director John O. Brennan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, March 11, 2014. President Donald Trump revoked Brennan's security clearance Wednesday. VOA
Former CIA Director John O. Brennan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, March 11, 2014. President Donald Trump revoked Brennan's security clearance Wednesday. VOA

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. We take a look at what that means.

What is a security clearance?

A security clearance allows a person access to classified national security information or restricted areas after completion of a background check. The clearance by itself does not guarantee unlimited access. The agency seeking the clearance must determine what specific area of information the person needs to access.

What are the different levels of security clearance?

There are three levels: Confidential, secret and top secret. Security clearances don’t expire. But, top secret clearances are reinvestigated every five years, secret clearances every 10 years and confidential clearances every 15 years.

All federal agencies follow a list of 13 potential justifications for revoking or denying a clearance. VOA
All federal agencies follow a list of 13 potential justifications for revoking or denying a clearance. VOA

Who has security clearances?

According to a Government Accountability Office report released last year, about 4.2 million people had a security clearance as of 2015, they included military personnel, civil servants, and government contractors.

Why does one need a security clearance in retirement?

Retired senior intelligence officials and military officers need their security clearances in case they are called to consult on sensitive issues.

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Can the president revoke a security clearance?

Apparently. But there is no precedent for a president revoking someone’s security clearance. A security clearance is usually revoked by the agency that sought it for an employee or contractor. All federal agencies follow a list of 13 potential justifications for revoking or denying a clearance, which can include criminal acts, lack of allegiance to the United States, behavior or situation that could compromise an individual and security violations. (VOA)