Judge Halts Netflix's Plan to Stream Zach Galifianakis Comedy in June

Relativity Media wins the latest round in a bitter battle with its successful reorganization at stake. Relativity Media can breathe a sigh of relief. On Friday, a bankruptcy judge stopped Netflix from streaming next month the films, Masterminds, a comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, and The Disappointments Room, a horror film that features Kate Beckinsale. Relativity and…

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World NewsDavid Cameron: EU helps Britain 'stand up' to the US

Britain's clout as part of the European Union helps the UK “stand up” to the United States to defend its trade industries, David Cameron has said. Google Alert – news

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Egypt rights activist says banned from travel

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian human rights activist said on Thursday that airport security officials prevented him flying to Tunisia and told him he was banned from travel. Google Alert – news

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23 test positive from London Olympics

Olympic chiefs have announced 23 competitors at the London 2012 Games have failed retrospective doping tests. Those athletes are from five different sports and six different countries. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested 454 selected doping samples from the 2008 Games in Beijing and a further 265 from London 2012. It said the retests, conducted…

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'Bloodline' Season 2: TV Review

Season one was an endurance test but at least it had a reason for being. This one doesn’t, unless predictable fallout is your thing. Bloodline has always been an odd show trying to make it in a world with too many choices. The drama, heading into its second season on Friday, is from Netflix, but…

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Reading sack manager McDermott

Championship side Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott after just over five months in charge. Reports in the Netherlands say ex-Manchester United defender Jaap Stam, who recently left his role as a coach at Ajax, is a contender for the job. McDermott, 55, returned to the Madejski Stadium in December for his second spell as…

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Half of misogynistic tweets sent by women, study finds

Half the aggressive tweets using the words slut and whore analysed by social thinktank Demos came from women and girls, research indicates. Google Alert – news

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Driver jailed for paralysing sisters

A driving instructor who left two young sisters paralysed after a road rage crash in Northamptonshire has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Andrew Nay, 39, crashed his Land Rover into the girls’ family car as he made a right turn across oncoming traffic on the A509 near Wellingborough. Katrina Raiba, now six, and her sister…

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Thailand speedboat crash: Police name missing Brit and woman who died in sea tragedy

A Brit has died and another is missing after a speedboat capsized in rough seas off a popular tourist island in Thailand. The woman – understood to be named Monica Cozma – was killed after a high wave crashed into the boat, carrying 32 tourists and … Google Alert – news

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Osborne warns Brexit could wipe £300bn off pensions

George Osborne has warned a UK exit from Europe could cause severe damage to pension pots. Analysis from the Treasury suggested a so-called Brexit could wipe £300 billion off the over-65s pension pots. Google Alert – news

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