Australia backpacker stabbing: Mia Ayliffe-Chung was 'amazing young woman'

The family of a British backpacker stabbed to death in Australia have paid tribute to an “amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit”. Mia Ayliffe-Chung, from Derbyshire, was attacked at a hostel in Queensland by a man allegedly shouting “Allahu Akbar”, Arabic for God is great. The 21-year-old’s family said she was “a rare person…

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'Captain Marvel' Director Search Narrows (Exclusive)

Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria are the top condenders. Captain Marvel is slowly zeroing in on a director. Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria are on the shortlist for the highly-coveted job of helming Marvel Studio’s first female-centric superhero movie, several sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.  A decision won’t be…

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Record scorer Keane to retire from Republic of Ireland duty

Robbie Keane has announced that the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Oman in Dublin on 31 August will be his last international. Earlier on Wednesday Keane was named in the Republic’s squad for the Oman game and the opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia on 5 September. However, the ex-Spurs striker later released a statement…

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Three die after being pulled from sea at Camber Sands

Three men have died after being pulled from the sea at Camber Sands on the hottest day of the year. They were all recovered from the water by emergency rescue teams at the East Sussex beach within 30 minutes of each other. Seven other people have died around the coastline since Friday, all of which…

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SAG-AFTRA's Gabrielle Carteris: Actors Need a Law to Keep Ages Off IMDb (Guest Column)

6:30 AM PDT 8/24/2016 by Gabrielle Carteris It’s “blatant discrimination,” writes the union president and former ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star, who is pushing for a new law requiring casting websites to remove birthdays. It is time to stop the ageism that permeates Hollywood’s casting process. This problem exists for all performers, but most distinctly for women.…

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France 'burkini ban': Images of police on beach fuel debate

Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial “burkini ban” on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Police appear to issue a fine to the woman, who is then seen removing a veil and baring her arms. Nice’s deputy mayor said the removal of burkinis was a…

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Renee Zellweger on Aging in Hollywood, Gender Inequality, Politics and Her Six-Year Break

The ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ star, and the subject of heavy (some say sexist) scrutiny, is guarded about almost everything — except her writing, support of Hillary Clinton and society’s inequality: “Why are we [still] talking about how women look?” “My main goal,” says Renee Zellweger, curled up in an oversized club chair in a private…

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World Cup 2018: Tom Flanagan and Michael Duffy handed first NI call-ups

Tom Flanagan and Michael Duffy are new faces in the Northern Ireland squad for the opening World Cup qualifier away to the Czech Republic on 4 September. Burton Albion defender Flanagan and Celtic midfielder Duffy, who is on loan at Dundee, have both impressed for the under-21 team. Wigan striker Will Grigg is unavailable as…

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Girl swept into sea at Newquay dies days after father

A two-year-old girl whose father was killed when a family were swept off rocks and into the sea by a large wave has also died. Mckayla Bruynius died at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children on Tuesday night, police said. Her father Rudy Bruynius died following the incident at South Fistral Beach in Newquay on…

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Syria Jarablus: Turkish tanks roll into northern Syria

A dozen Turkish tanks have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy Turkish shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS). Military sources told Turkish media 70 targets in the Jarablus area had been destroyed by artillery and rocket strikes, and 12 by air strikes. Turkish special forces entered Syria earlier as part…

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