April 2017

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Ja Rule ‘heartbroken’ after Fyre Festival descends into disaster

Rapper says event, which has been likened to Lord of the Flies, was not a scam as co-organiser admits he was a little naive The organisers of a luxury music festival in the Bahamas have apologised after the event descended into chaos, drawing comparisons to The Hunger Games and The Lord of The Flies. Fyre […]

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Hacker holds Netflix to ransom over new season of Orange Is The New Black

The Dark Overlord claims to have stolen the upcoming season of the hit show and is demanding an unspecified amount of money to prevent it being released A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of

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Very Fake News

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Chinese media warns of ‘tax war’ after Trump pledge to slash rates

Peoples Daily says US president could endanger the global economy and damage export-oriented countries Chinese leaders are worried about Donald Trump engaging in a tax war with Beijing, potentially fuelling tensions between the two countries already strained by problems such as North Korea, trade and the South China Sea. A commentary in the Peoples Daily, […]

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Guerrilla’s John Ridley: ‘As Three Kings went through the system, George Clooney was unblackified’

The Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave on race in Hollywood, his must-suffer TV and his spat with Steve McQueen Did John Ridley know what he was letting himself in for? When we meet the morning after the London premiere of his political drama Guerrilla, the busiest man in television still seems to be […]

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Imagine theres no Sgt Pepper. Its all too easy in the era of Trump and May | John Harris

This great Beatles album is as thrilling a listen as ever on its 50th anniversary: but its a melancholy time for the one-world counterculture the record soundtracked At the time Sgt Pepper was released, the American writer recalled, I happened to be driving across the country on Interstate 80. In each city where I stopped […]

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Blind date: I picked up on mutual attraction

Did stage manager Oscar, 19, hit it off with social investment analyst John, 24? Oscar on John What were you hoping for?Someone to make me laugh, and have a chilled evening with. If I didnt recognise him from Crimewatch, that would be a bonus. First impressions?Really cute and very friendly. What did you talk about?Barcelona, […]

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Man who raped stranger hours before his wedding given life term

Derry McCann subjected woman to two-hour ordeal in east London park while on parole for similar crime A bridegroom who raped a stranger hours before his wedding after being released on parole for a similar crime was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday and must serve a minimum of nine years. Derry McCann, 28,

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Our twins were born two years apart

Although my children were conceived through IVF at the same time, the embryo that became my son was frozen for two years before being implanted. How will their birth order affect them? Our son and daughter were conceived at the same time, while we were in the cafe at Ikea Croydon (a convenient place for […]

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RBS reports first quarter profit as turnaround continues – BBC News

The lender said it had no update on progress in talks with the US Justice Department over claims that it mis-sold mortgage securities in the build-up to the 2008 financial crisis. In January, RBS set aside a further 3.1bn provision to settle the claims. Resolving the case is one of the bank’s two biggest remaining […]

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