Films in the running for Cannes’ top prize

By: Fiachra Gibbons and Clare Byrne via AFP From a zombie flick starring Iggy Pop to a tale of Chinese gangsters who decide to take over a city, these are the films vying for the top prize at the Cannes film festival next month: The Dead Don’t Die Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy will open the […]

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Expect ‘Pink Moon’ on Good Friday, but don’t hope to see blush

Regular full moon taken by the Philippine Astronomical Society in Valenzuela City. (Photo by Bryan Mistola/PAS) MANILA, Philippines — If Friday night’s sky will be clear and dark, Filipinos would have the best view of an astronomical phenomenon called “Pink Moon.” Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS) Vice President Leogiver Mañosca said Thursday the term “Pink Moon” […]

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Joel Embiid Will Not Play in Game 3 vs. Nets Because of Knee Injury

Matt Slocum/Associated Press Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss Thursday’s NBA playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a lingering knee injury, according to ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin.  “It’s tough. That’s what tendinitis is all about,” Embiid said of his injury, per McMenamin. “And some days you got your days and some other days […]

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Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat : International de

The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman testified Thursday that he didnt fire his own weapon because he hadnt fully analyzed the possible threat, agreeing with a prosecutors characterization that it would have been premature to use deadly force. Officer Matthew Harrity is a key witness in the trial […]

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Hashim Amla in World Cup squad; Reeza Hendricks, Chris Morris miss out

Hashim Amla plays a cut © Getty Images After months of speculation around his form and place in the ODI side, Hashim Amla has been included in South Africa’s 15-person squad for the World Cup in England and Wales. Amla’s inclusion, along with Aiden Markram, means that top-order batsman Reeza Hendricks missed out on selection […]

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Donald Glover’s New Line of Pre-Distressed Adidas Claims ‘Rich is a Concept’

Donald Glover released the first shoe designs from his partnership with Adidas today, and they’re intended, per the press release, to be a statement about how “rich is a concept.” The three low-top sneakers from the Donald Glover Presents collection—the Nizza, the Continental 80, and the Lacombe—are off-white with frayed edges, loose strings hanging off, […]

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Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border

Armed rightwing militia members detained a large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border and coordinated with US border patrol agents to have them arrested, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, in a series of actions the civil liberties organization called a “kidnapping” and a flagrant violation of the law. Several videos taken at […]

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Easter Road Safety – Day 1 statistics

Phase 2 of the Queensland Easter Road Safety Campaign commenced at 0001 hrs on Thursday, 18 April 2019 and continues until 2359 hrs on Monday, 22 April 2019. During the Easter Period, Queensland Police will enforce high risk road user behaviour including the fatal five: speeding, fatigue, impaired driving (drink and drug, failure to wear […]

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Teenage Hindu girl’s kidnapping sparks protest in Pakistan’sPunjab : International de

LAHORE: A teenage Hindu girl’s kidnapping by an “influential” Muslim man in Pakistan’s Punjab province sparked outrage among the minority community that held a sit-in here on Thursday, blocking the city’s main road to press the Imran Khan government to recover her safely. Holding placards and banners, the community members at Rahim Yar Khan, some […]

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Watch the Brisbane to Gladstone live here

The time-honoured Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race starts today. Follow the live stream below as the competitors look to break the record that was set last year. The overall handicap winner of the race is awarded The Courier-Mail Cup and Sydney merchant banker Matt Allen is chasing history on his 66-foot racer Ichi Ban. In […]

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‘Avoid like the plague’: Easter traffic grinds to halt on SH1 northbound

The Good Friday sun might be shining but traffic congestion on the roads is looking bleak. Kiwis heading north from Auckland for the Easter break are especially suffering. Photos posted to Facebook’s Warkworth and Districts Traffic Updates page show traffic on State Highway 1 northern motorway ground to a standstill at the Johnstones Hill tunnels. […]

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Jason Momoa Shaves Off ‘Beast’ Beard To Bring Awareness To Plastics Pollution

Khal Drogo’s iconic beard is no more. But it’s for an environmental (and not that dog fur germ-themed study reason. “Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa said he shaved off the famous facial hair he’s sported since 2012 “to bring awareness that plastics are killing the planet.” The 39-year-old Hawaii-born actor shared footage of himself […]

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Check out Shah Rukh Khanâs lovely message for Anupam Kher

Shah Rukh Khan is currently in China to attend the 9th Beijing International Film Festival, where the screening of his last film Zero was held. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it failed to score big at the box-office. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film starred Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma as […]

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Motorcyclist injured in State Highway 1 crash, near Bulls

SUPPLIED Police report traffic is blocked in both directions at the Rangitikei Bridge, near Bulls. A motorcyclist has been injured, and traffic is blocked in both directions on State Highway 1 after a crashnear Bulls. Apolice spokeswoman said the motorcyclist crashed at the Rangitikei Bridge at 9.42am, and was injured but it was unclear how […]

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B-doubles smash near Port Augusta

The Augusta Highway in the state’s Mid North is completely blocked after two B-doubles crashed head-on overnight. One of the trucks burst into flames following the smash at Miranda, south of Port Augusta, about 1am this morning. Emergency services are at the scene, about 5km south of Horrocks Pass Rd. Major Crash investigators are on […]

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Mueller report: Trump ‘tried to get special counsel fired’ : International de

2019-04-18 US President, Donald Trump President Trump tried to get the man appointed to investigate his links to Russia fired, a long-awaited report has revealed. Details are starting to emerge about the 448-page redacted document, collated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which has just been published. Mr Trump’s legal team earlier described the report as […]

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Fiba 3×3 World Masters: PH’s Balanga Chooks stuns no. 3 Riga Ghetto

Balanga Chooks’ Alvin Pasaol and Travis Franklin. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines is off to a blistering start in the group stage of 2019 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar. Balanga Chooks, which qualified for the World Tour via the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Asia Pacific Super Quest, stunned world no. 3 Riga Ghetto Latvia, 19-17, in […]

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Extinction Rebellion: the green movement with global ambitions

Activists climb atop buses, glue themselves to buildings and block traffic as Extinction Rebellion expands its campaign of civil disobedience. The climate change pressure group has become a household name in Britain this week amid protests that have brought key parts of the capital to a standstill and seen hundreds arrested. Climate change activists block […]

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Australia officials work with social media to safeguard poll

INQUIRER.net PHOTO CANBERRA — Australian electoral authorities have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18, an official said on Thursday. Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said safeguarding the election’s integrity gained priority […]

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NBA Rumors: Pelicans Interviewing Clippers’ Trent Redden for Front Office Role

Layne Murdoch Jr./Getty Images The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly been granted permission to interview Los Angeles Clippers assistant general manager Trent Redden for a “senior front-office position.” Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news, noting Pelicans president of basketball operations David Griffin is expected to be “aggressive” in pursuing Redden.           […]

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Why Mohammad Amir isn’t in Pakistan’s World Cup squad (yet

The excitement surrounding Pakistan’s World Cup squad announcement had been powered by one burning question: would Mohammad Amir, in spite of his numbers, find a way into the 15? With Pakistan blessed with no fewer than eight pace bowlers to choose their World Cup contingent from, competition for places was high, and the arguments for […]

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Erasure Poets Are Turning the Heavily Redacted Mueller Report into Art

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images (L), Erasure poem by Jerrod Schwarz made from Donald’s Trump’s White House memo firing former FBI director James Comey. The readers who trudge through Attorney General William Barr’s version of the Mueller report on Thursday will be forced to navigate its redactions. Skimming past the great blocks of unknowns can be […]

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Pinterest shares soar in stock market debut : International de

2019-04-18 Pinterest is a social-scrapbooking website that allows users to search for various topics Shares in online scrapbook company Pinterest have surged 25% after it floated on the New York Stock Exchange. The shares opened at $23.75 and rose to $24.89, after being priced at $19. This was above the expected range of $15 and […]

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Serious traffic crash, Tugun

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating a single vehicle traffic crash at Tugun overnight. Preliminary inquiries indicate at about 2.10am a Holden Commodore was travelling north on the Pacific Highway at Tugun when it has left the road and rolled several times. The passenger, a woman in her twenties, has been transported to Gold Coast […]

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