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EU Brexit guide softens on United Kingdom relations

EU Brexit guide softens on United Kingdom relations

A statement released on Wednesday by the European Council on behalf of the 27 remaining member states said Brexit talks would "start by focusing on all key arrangements for an orderly withdrawal" and did not mention a trade deal. Mr Tusk said: "There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, neither in Brussels, nor in London". "This issue about negotiating in a sequence or in parallel has got a little theological", said a senior official involved in preparing the Brexit ... Read More

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IS 'baiting' coalition to bomb Mosul civilians

IS 'baiting' coalition to bomb Mosul civilians

Islamic State group fighters battling Iraqi forces in Mosul are holding civilians hostage in buildings and then deliberately attracting strikes by coalition aircraft, a spokesman for the US-led coalition said on Thursday. "Throughout the last couple of weeks we've suspected it, we've heard rumors of it", Scrocca said. The fighting has inflicted heavy casualties on the Iraqi security forces, according to the head of US Central Command. Read More

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Convicted serial killer dies after assault in Toledo prison cell

He pleaded guilty to that and other murders to avoid the death penalty, according to court records. Donald Harvey , the so-called "Angel of Death", died on Thursday, March 30, 2017 after a vicious attack in his OH state prison cell. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says Donald Harvey caused a lot of pain in Cincinnati, where he admitted to killing three dozen hospital patients in OH and Kentucky. Read More

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John Cena played coy on WrestleMania proposal plans

John Cena played coy on WrestleMania proposal plans

John Cena proposed to Nikki Bella Sunday night during WrestleMania in Florida , and the magical moment cemented the pair as one of the WWE's major power couples. For days, wrestling fans were buzzing about the possibility of a public proposal, but there was no certainty because the 39-year-old actor has always been reluctant about getting married again and having children. Read More

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Fox contributor files sexual harassment suit

The top-rated cable news host had segments on Democrats opposing Donald Trump and a story with contributor Jesse Watters visiting Columbia University to ask if Fox News Channel was welcome there. She said she is not bound by any such agreement and the statute of limitations has passed for her to sue. Because nobody can buy my voice. Following another sexual harassment lawsuit filed today by a Fox News contributor, the network's new Human Resources director sent an email to staffers telling ... Read More

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Some things to watch in the NCAA championship game

Meeks matched his career high with 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, the last to preserve the victory after the last of North Carolina's four missed free throws in the final 6 seconds. He starts two seniors and three juniors. Gonzaga's bigs match up pretty well against North Carolina's bigs, and Gonzaga's guards match up pretty well against North Carolina's guards, but who matches up against Justin Jackson? And I mean, we didn't feel like we were worthy. Read More

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New Injustice 2 trailer introduces Catwoman

New Injustice 2 trailer introduces Catwoman

Much like Catwoman, Cheetah relies on speed and agility to defeat her foes, but of course, as opposed to Selina Kyle's move set, Cheetah's relies on supernatural strength as well. The game will also feature nine additional characters via DLC. Injustice 2's newest trailer focuses on a returning member of the cast and what she'll be up to in the latest installment of the game. Read More

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United Airlines criticised for banning girls wearing leggings from flight

On Sunday, at least two girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight because they were not in compliance with a dress code for certain passengers. Employees must wear clean and neat clothing, but can wear jeans, sneakers, and shorts. United specifies in its passenger contract that the airline can decline service to any passenger who is "barefoot or not properly clothed ". Read More

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Facebook's new Explore tab: Here's what the 'rocket' symbol means

Facebook's new Explore tab: Here's what the 'rocket' symbol means

At present, the rocket-hidden Explore feed is only being presented to a select few users, many of which have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations and try to solve the mystery of the new button. Here, the new feed (labeled "Explore") has more of a magazine vibe to it, with two news items laid out side by side. Facebook has confirmed it is testing the second News Feed as way to help users discover even more content. Read More

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Fox News' Bill O'Reilly says he is vulnerable to lawsuits

O'Reilly hired crisis communications expert Mark Fabiani last week, who released a statement to The Times on behalf of O'Reilly. The lawsuit also states that Roginsky was retaliated against when she refused to "publicly disparage" Gretchen Carlson and get on "Team Roger" when the former Fox News host went public with her claims of sexual harassment against Ailes past year. Read More

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Aldean wins top prize, Backstreet Boys shine at ACM Awards

I am so thankful. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, who served as co-hosts, teamed up for a strong tribute to the late Chuck Berry that featured a delightfully noisy guitar solo on "Johnny B. Lambert was also nominated for Single Record of the Year , Song of the Year , and Video of the Year for "Vice". David Copperfield and Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell presented the first award for song of the year , but not before claiming the award went to Emma Stone for " La La Land ". Read More

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Abandoned infant found in Washington; mother detained

Abandoned infant found in Washington; mother detained

The woman admitted to police she left the baby in a front yard, hoping someone would find him. Officers and fire personnel responded to the scene where they found the boy "a little cold, but otherwise in good health", the release stated. Lawler said a female patient at St. Clare Hospital later told officials there she was the child's mother. The mother ended up at the hospital after someone called 911 around 7 a.m. Read More

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Beauty and the Beast pulled from cinemas in Kuwait

There's a lot of brightly colored visuals and costumes that prompt a lot of eye-candy and wonderment, and they also do their part in distracting from a film that's still too fantastical to get past surface details. Beauty and the Beast had the highest three-day box office figures in Irish history, scoring €2.2 million on its opening weekend in Irish cinemas alone. Read More

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Win tickets to see Ghost in a Shell

Although the first half of his new film leans into interesting notions about consent, control, and the female body, the second half reveals this subtext to be largely accidental. And it has the post-humans to match: Specifically Major Mira Killian (Johansson), a scientific marvel who emerges from a pool of alabaster goo like a white-chocolate Cadbury crème egg, unblinking and sublime. Read More

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Blast at St Petersburg metro station; 10 dead, many injured

The explosions, which reportedly killed some children, were detonated while the metro vehicle was between the Haymarket Square and Institute of Technology train stations. "I appeal to you citizens of St. Petersburg and guests of our city to be alert, attentive and cautious and to behave in a responsible matter in light of events", St Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko said in an address. Read More

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O'Reilly says he's distracted by congresswoman's wig

O'Reilly says he's distracted by congresswoman's wig

When asked what he thought of Waters' comment, O'Reilly bypassed the subject completely and said , "I didn't hear a word she said. I apologize", O'Reilly said in the statement. In 2012, Fox host Eric Bolling said that Waters should "step away from the crack pipe". "(James Brown was black too, but that's beside the point.) It doesn't matter that O'Reilly went on to praise Waters" sincerity. Read More

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A tribute to SRK at San Francisco film fest

A tribute to SRK at San Francisco film fest

Mahira's picture speaks volumes itself, while Shah Rukh has put a caption with Abram's pic which reads, "Spidey boom at home". As an actor, Shah Rukh has excelled in films of various genres - mostly romantic. Imtiaz Ali's film has also been in the news for the various titles it has been given. But After a certain point, Gauri told Priyanka to keep a distance from Shah Rukh and their family. Read More

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John Cena and Nikki Bella get engaged at WrestleMania

The World Heavyweight Champion has said numerous times in the past that marriage was not something he wanted to delve into again, but the 39-year-old WWE Superstar clearly had a change of heart. They billed the event as The Ultimate Thrill Ride, and whether or not the matches lived up to expectations, it will certainly live on in the memory of Nikki Bella . Read More

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WrestleMania 33 Results: Kevin Owens vs Chris Jericho US Championship Match

WrestleMania 33 Results: Kevin Owens vs Chris Jericho US Championship Match

We go to the ring and out comes Kevin Owens. Kevin kicked Jericho in the face to slow the match down a bit. Then Kevin hit Jericho with another cannonball as Jericho sat on the apron against the post, that was innovative. Before the count of three Owens puts on finger on the rope. Owens' assault of Jericho was the ultimate betrayal, and WrestleMania was the only stage worthy of settling the score once and for all. Read More

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Fans pay tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

According to USA Today , he shared his memories of Carrie having "one of the greatest bull-sh** detectors of all time" and said that she penned his most-liked tweet. Dunne recounted living with Fisher in NY when they were both young actors, and her initial reactions to working on " Star Wars ". Two of Reynolds' dresses that she wore onscreen and her honorary Oscar were also on display. Read More

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The Game Is On in this Game of Thrones Season 7 Promo!

Singer James" track " Sit down' is played throughout the teaser which includes the lyrics "In love, in fear, in hate, in tears". Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) are the only characters we see in "The Long Walk ", which seems to confirm that the great power struggle of the seventh season will indeed be between them. Read More

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Cubs, Maddon become first to use no-pitch intentional walk

Cubs, Maddon become first to use no-pitch intentional walk

Fans walk past a statue of St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial outside Busch Stadium before a baseball game between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs on opening day Sunday , April 2, 2017, in St. Bumgarner struck out 11 with no walks in seven innings. "I'm just glad that we got it done because this is the right place to be", he said. Derailed by a awful bullpen last year, the Giants started this season the same way - even after trying to solve the problem by bringing in Melancon on a ... Read More

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KKR eyeing a third IPL title: Suryakumar

KKR eyeing a third IPL title: Suryakumar

De Grandhomme, 30, replaces West Indies allrounder Andre Russell, who is serving a one-year ban for a doping-code violation. De Grandhomme has featured in 6 Tests, 9 ODIs and 8 T20 Internationals for the Black Caps so far. The Eden Gardens surface has been changed to favour seam over spin which will change the dynamics of IPL matches played there and KKR must adapt their team accordingly. Read More

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