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  • LOS ANGELES - The release date for the fifth Indiana Jones film has been put back to 10 July 2020 - three days before star Harrison Ford celebrates his 78th birthday. The as yet untitled film had been set for release in July 2019, but will now appear in cinemas one year later. Disney has also ...

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  • LOS ANGELES - Johnny Depp has claimed his ex-business managers are to blame for his financial woes - not his lavish lifestyle. “I’ve worked very, very hard for a lot of years and trusted a lot of people, some who’ve clearly let me down,” the actor told the Wall Street ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Until today, we thought Drake’s Views was the best-selling album of 2016, but new music industry figures suggest otherwise. According to the IFPI’s annual report, both Beyonce’s Lemonade and Adele’s 25 shifted more copies worldwide. Beyonce topped the chart with ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Miley Cyrus features in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the film’s director has revealed at the London premiere. After lots of speculation, James Gunn told Newsbeat she’s in the new film for “half a second”. He said the wr ecking ball singer agreed to voice a new ...

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  • LONDON-An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching has been given a prestigious award. The Goldman prize for park ranger Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, honours “environmental defenders” ...

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  • Newfoundland-A missing labradoodle named Cooper, which sparked a major hunt after boarding the wrong flight in Canada, has been reunited with his owner. The puppy was due to fly from Nova Scotia on Wednesday to stay with family in Newfoundland, but landed in Ontario. On arrival, flight staff took ...

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  • WASHINGTON-Cassini has used a gravitational slingshot around Saturn’s moon Titan to put it on a path towards destruction. Saturday’s flyby swept the probe into an orbit that takes it in between the planet’s rings and its atmosphere. This gap-run gives the satellite the chance ...

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  • MANILA-Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time, in the Philippines. Details of the creature, which can reach up to 1.55m (5ft) in length and 6cm (2.3in) in diameter, were published in a US science journal. The giant shipworm spends its life encased in a ...

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  • VERBANIA-The world’s oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living. She had attributed her longevity to her genetics and a diet of ...

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  • LONDON-At long, long last, after what seemed like aeons, the world’s most famous giraffe has given birth. April the Giraffe, whose prolonged pregnancy has been watched by millions of amateur zoologists online, has delivered her fourth calf. Since a live feed of her enclosure started in ...

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  • TEXAS-A Canadian man says he was stung by a scorpion while travelling in business class on a United Airlines flight. Richard Bell said the scorpion fell from the overhead bin and onto his head during lunch on a trip from Houston, Texas to Calgary in Canada. After putting it on his plate, he was ...

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  • LOS ANGELES - Sylvester Stallone is suing film studio Warner Bros over profits he says he is owed from the 1993 film Demolition Man. Stallone says Demolition Man made at least $125m at the box office, and under his deal with the studio, he is entitled to at least 15% of that. His lawsuit says ...

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  • ABUJA-Nigeria’s road safety organisation has disciplined a senior commander after he was filmed punishing female employees by cutting off their long hair. Photos showing the male commander taking a pair of scissors to the women’s hair at an inspection parade sparked outrage online. ...

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  • WALES-Climate-change scientists are to travel to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first team to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier. The Aberystwyth University-led group will use a drill adapted from a car wash to cut into the Khumbu glacier in the foothills of ...

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  • Washington:- Actress Luisana Lopilato, the wife of singer Michael Buble, says their three-year-old son is doing well, five months after he was diagnosed with cancer. The Argentine actress spoke about Noah’s recovery at a press conference for her latest film in Buenos Aires. She said: ...

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  • LONDON-Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. They have studied a world known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet and lies 39 light years away. Their observations suggest that the “super-Earth” is cloaked in a ...

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  • LONDON-Scientists have captured a dramatic and violent image of the collision between two young stars that tore apart their stellar nursery. Located in the constellation of Orion, the explosive event happened some 500 years ago sending giant streamers of dust and gas across interstellar ...

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  • Colorado-It is clear now that a big fraction of the atmosphere of Mars was stripped away to space early in its history. A new analysis, combining measurements by the Maven satellite in orbit around the Red Planet and the Curiosity rover on its surface, indicate there was probably once a shroud of ...

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  • QUEENSLAND - A bull shark's been found washed up on a road in Australia following Cyclone Debbie. Queensland Fire and Rescue tweeted the image, along with a warning. "Think it's safe to go back in the water? Think again! A bull shark washed up in Ayr. Stay out of floodwater." The powerful cyclone ...

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  • LOS ANGELES:-Will Smith has reunited with the cast from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air - more than 20 years after the show ended its six-year run. Six members of the show posed for a photo, which was shared by Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton in the hit 90s US show. In the Instagram post, Ribeiro ...

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  • LONDON-A portrait of the late George Michael by artist Damien Hirst has sold for just under half a million pounds at a charity auction. The money raised from the sale of Beautiful Beautiful George Michael Love Painting will go to HIV/Aids charity The Goss-Michael Foundation. The charity was founded ...

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  • OSLO-A Muslim organisation in Norway has been criticised for hiring a communications officer who wears a full-face veil, or niqab.The culture minister, Muslim MPs and other Muslim organisations have condemned the Islamic Council of Norway's move. It comes after the government gave the group 484,000 ...

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  • LONDON-Drake has postponed the same gig in Amsterdam for the third time in three months, angering many UK fans who’d travelled to Holland to see him. The doors had already opened for the show and the Ziggo Dome was full. According to the promoter, the Canadian rapper was advised not to ...

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  • Malaga Spanish actor Antonio Banderas had a heart attack earlier this year, he has revealed. Speaking at a film festival in his home town of Malaga, the Mask of Zorro star said: “I suffered a heart attack on January 26, but it wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damage.” ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-US rapper Wiz Khalifa has angered Colombians by publishing photos of himself visiting the grave of the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in the city of Medellin. Escobar terrorised Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s, bribing, kidnapping or killing all those who stood in his way. Medellin ...

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  • LONDON-The scale of “fake research” in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests. Official data points to about 30 allegations of research misconduct between 2012 and 2015. However, figures obtained by the BBC under Freedom of Information rules identified ...

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  • LONDON-Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that swept across part of ancient Mars. The team believe an asteroid triggered 150m-high waves when it plunged into an ocean thought to have existed on northern Mars three billion years ago. Lomonosov crater in the ...

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  • LOSANGELES-The reunited cast of love actually Brown and Ed Sheeran has helped Comic Relief raise more than £71m so far. A stellar cast of comedians, musicians and other celebrities took part in the charity's 16th Red Nose Day on Friday. Highlights included a 10-minute sequel to the 2003 film ...

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  • LOSANGELES-If there's one thing Sienna Miller has in common with the character she plays in exploration epic Lost City of Z, it's that she's not afraid to air her views, loud and clear. So much so that she altered a script when she thought Nina Fawcett was appearing as too much of a stereotypical ...

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  • LOSANGELES-Jay Z won a fierce bidding war for two books about the Trayvon Martin case The shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin by a US neighbourhood watchman sparked a heated debate about racial profiling and the use of lethal force. That case is destined to stay in the public eye after ...

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