Emmys: THR TV Critics Make Their Picks for 9 Major Categories

Courtesy of FX DANIEL J. FIENBERG When we left things with the TV Academy, HBO had just finished winning nearly everything, including drama series, comedy series, miniseries, movie for television, which is funny given how much handwringing we’ve all done this year about the damning situation at HBO. Let’s start with the big one. Game of…

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Euro 2016: England & Wales face crunch time in Group B

Media playback is not supported on this device Euro 2016: England v Slovakia and Russia v Wales Venues: Saint-Etienne and Stadium Municipal Date: 20 June Kick-off: 20:00 BST Coverage: England v Slovakia – BBC Radio 5 live; Russia v Wales – BBC 5 live sports extra and BBC Radio Wales. Plus the BBC Sport website…

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Refugees at highest ever level, reaching 65m, says UN

The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded, the UN refugee agency says. It estimates that 65.3m people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced at the end of 2015, an increase of 5m in a year. This represents one in every 113 people on the planet, the…

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MH370 search: Photos of possible personal items released

Campaigners for families of those on board missing flight MH370 have released photographs of personal items that washed up on a Madagascar beach, hoping to identify them. Some 20 items found include purses, backpacks and part of a laptop case. There are no labels identifying them as belonging to the 239 people on board the…

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Critic's Notebook: 'Penny Dreadful' Finale — Does 'The End' Mean The End?

[This story contains spoilers for the entirety of the Sunday, June 19 two-hour finale of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful.] Those were certainly ominous words that concluded Sunday’s Penny Dreadful finale, eh? “The End.” Not a teasing, “The End … For Now” or “The End… Or Is It?” and not, in keeping with creator John Logan’s love…

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Euro 2016 Catch-Up: Highlights, goals and fun from day 10 of Euro 2016

Media playback is not supported on this device Catch up with all the goals, match highlights, fun moments and more from day 10 of the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France. WATCH MORE: All the late, late, late goals Available to UK users only. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Football

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EU referendum: Immigration target 'impossible' in EU, Vote Leave says

David Cameron’s “impossible” pledge to reduce net migration to below 100,000 must be abandoned if he wins the referendum, Vote Leave has said. Gisela Stuart, who chairs the group, said promising to control numbers and then failing to do so was “corrosive” of public trust in politicians. Voting Leave on Thursday is the only way…

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'Game of Thrones' Releases the Dogs of War in 'Battle of the Bastards'

[Warning: This story contains spoilers through season six, episode nine of HBO’s Game of Thrones.] Every season of Game of Thrones comes equipped with an unforgettable penultimate installment, and season six more than delivered on that promise with “Battle of the Bastards,” featuring not one but two of the single most epic war sequences in…

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UK car industry and more leading businessmen back Remain

The UK’s car industry, more leading businessmen, and the chairman of football’s Premier League have backed the campaign to stay in the EU. In a joint statement, the car industry’s trade body and company executives warned that leaving would increase costs and threaten jobs. Sir Richard Branson, and the chief executive drinks giant Diageo, Ivan…

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Jo Cox death: MPs to return to Parliament to pay tribute

Politicians will return to Westminster later to pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed in her constituency in West Yorkshire on Thursday. MPs, who had been in recess for the EU referendum, have been recalled to the Commons to remember Mrs Cox, 41, who was described as “perfect” by her family. The…

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