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Universal ‘facing $70m loss’ on The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Fairytale prequel endures disappointing opening weekend and could mark a rare misstep for studio that broke box office records in 2015 The Huntsman: Winters War could lose studio Universal as much as $70m (48m) at the box office, down from initial $20.1m projections). With a high-profile cast led by Chris Hemsworth and featuring Charlize Theron, […]

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Panama Papers: US launches crackdown on international tax evasion

Barack Obama is taking executive action to close loopholes used by foreigners in US, White House announces Barack Obama is launching a crackdown on international tax evasion in response to recent disclosures in the Panama Papers revealing the scale of offshore financial activity. In a series of initiatives announced by the White House on Thursday […]

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UK election results tracker 2016

Full results from the Scottish parliament, London mayor, Welsh assembly, Northern Ireland assembly, Greater London assembly and English local council elections Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2016/may/05/uk-election-results-tracker-2016

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Confident Donald Trump tells his West Virginia supporters: don’t bother voting

Two days after he became the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump was in high spirits as he wore a hard hat on stage and mimed the work of a coal miner Becoming the presumptive Republican nominee has not changed Donald Trump at all. In a rally in Charleston, West Virginia in front of roughly 13,000 screaming […]

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Belle Gibson faces legal action over ‘deceptive’ claims lifestyle changes could cure cancer

Consumer Affairs Victoria has commenced legal proceedings against founder of recipe and lifestyle app The Whole Pantry Belle Gibson, the wellness blogger who reportedly faked brain cancer to her hundreds of thousands of followers, is facing legal action in Australia over deceptive conduct after an investigation by a consumer watchdog. Gibson, who lives in Melbourne, […]

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Mariana trench live feed: engrossing viewing from deepest place on Earth

Rare footage from 11km underwater streams on Youtube from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel A live video feed of the Mariana trench the deepest place on Earth is proving engrossing viewing for those above sea level. The Mariana trench plunges about 11km (seven miles) deep under the Pacific further down than the summit of […]

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Colorado city to pay people jailed because they couldn’t afford fines

Dozens of people, most of them homeless, were sent to jail because they could not afford to pay fines for things such as panhandling and jaywalking In a rare move, a Colorado city has agreed to pay dozens of people, most of them

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Shame on you: six new things to feel guilty about | Brigid Delaney

Theres probably a German word for enjoying an autumn swim thanks to global warming, but since I am Catholic the only word I can think of is guilt Yippee! Ive said every day Ive woken up this week, looked out the window and seen that today is yet another beach day when we should be […]

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Softball star Monica Abbott first woman in US team sports to sign $1m contract

Monica Abbott has become the first woman in US team sports to sign a contract worth $1m Softball star Monica Abbott has become the first woman in US team sports to sign a contract worth $1m. The pitcher won a silver medal the 2008 Olympics with the US team and now plays for Houstons Scrap […]

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How Donald Trump defied all odds

(CNN)Everyone said it wouldn’t happen. Everyone was wrong. Donald Trump pulled off one of the most unlikely electoral coups of modern times this week, toppling the political and media establishment to become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. His domination of the primary season, which effectively ended Wednesday when Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped the last […]

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