Celtic belong in Champions League group stage – Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says his Celtic side took “a huge step” by qualifying for the group stage of the Champions League. Despite losing 2-0 to Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israel, the Scottish champions won the play-off 5-4 on aggregate. “They’re going back in amongst Europe’s elite – it’s where Celtic belong,” said Rodgers. “Tonight was really…

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UK woman stabbed to death at Australian backpackers' hostel

A 21-year-old British woman has died after she was attacked with a knife in front of 30 people at an Australian backpackers’ hostel. A 30-year-old British man was also severely injured in the attack, near Townsville, in Queensland. Police are investigating whether the alleged attacker, who has been arrested, was motivated by extremism. It is…

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AFI Calls Off 'Birth of a Nation' Screening, Nate Parker Q&A

8:22 PM PDT 8/23/2016 by Mia Galuppo , Gregg Kilday In response to concerns about the subject of the film, the school will instead hold a discussion and will screen the Nat Turner biopic later in the year. A screening of The Birth of a Nation and a Q&A with writer-director-star Nate Parker that was…

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Earthquake strikes central Italy

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least two people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76 km (47 miles) southeast of the city of Perugia, at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles), the USGS said. The mayor of one…

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CAA Partners Face Staff Anger Over Tell-All Book Revelations

5:54 PM PDT 8/23/2016 by Tatiana Siegel Robert Downey Jr., Deborah Marcus of Communities in Schools Los Angeles and Richard Lovett in 2014. “This book was not sanctioned by CAA,” president Richard Lovett told the staff at a recent meeting as details about massive partner payouts come to light and the 700-page oral history makes…

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League One Northampton shock West Brom

League One Northampton Town came from behind to beat Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on penalties in the EFL Cup second round. Zander Diamond put the Cobblers ahead when he nodded in Brendan Moloney’s cross before James McClean levelled. Gareth McAuley headed in Matt Phillips’ free-kick to put Albion ahead but Alex Revell’s goal…

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Brexit: Owen Smith opposes Article 50 move without vote

Owen Smith has said he will try to stop Theresa May triggering official EU exit talks unless she offers a referendum on the final Brexit deal or agrees to call a general election to approve it. The Labour leadership challenger said if he is elected, the party will oppose triggering Article 50 until the government…

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Box Office: Obama Love Story 'Southside With You' Plots Aggressive Nationwide Rollout

5:03 PM PDT 8/23/2016 by Pamela McClintock Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter in ‘Southside With You”; President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama A copy of the film was sent to the White House and exec producer John Legend has recommended the Obamas check it out before it hits more than 800 theaters. There…

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North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile

North Korea has fired a submarine-based ballistic missile, the Pentagon has told the BBC. The KN-11 missile was launched off the coast of Sinpo and flew about 500km (300 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan, a US official said. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the missile had fallen inside Japan’s Air Defence…

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'Sausage Party' Animators' Pay Dispute Prompts Union Complaint

3:07 PM PDT 8/23/2016 by Tobias Burns , Etan Vlessing Animators piped up on a trade blog earlier in August about getting denied overtime pay. A Canadian labor union has filed a complaint against the animation house behind Sausage Party for allegedly failing to pay its animators sufficient overtime for their work on the film. Local Unifor 2000,…

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