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Government pledges £20m to fix poor performance of Southern rail

A package of measures unveiled this morning to improve the performance of Britain's worst performing rail network was slammed by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union. Summer Dean from the Association of British Commuters , said: "Southern passengers have been sidelined for too long and so it's good news there'll be a passenger representative on this new board".

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Four recipients named for honorary Academy Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that it will present its annual honorary Governors Awards to actor Jackie Chan , film editor Anne V. Since 2009, the organization has presented those statuettes at a private, untelevised dinner dedicated exclusively to the recipients. His credits include "Inherit the Wind", "The Graduate", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Deliverance", "Coming Home", " Tootsie " and "The Right Stuff".

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Apple: Several billion dollars set aside for US taxes

Two days ago, I felt really good when I saw Deputy PM Mehmet Şimşek's tweet to Apple . The European Commission ruled Tuesday that Apple must pay roughly 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes plus interest for what European authorities ruled were unpaid taxes accumulated over a decade that Apple owes Ireland.

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Brazil police official says Lochte fabricated claim

The group, as well as Olympic officials, publicly expressed disappointment. Meanwhile, Lochte, 32, issued an apology on Friday for his "behavior" at a gas station last weekend. Speedo has said it is following the situation and does not comment on ongoing legal investigations. The four US swimmers had faced charges of filing false complaints to police after fabricating a story that they had been the victims of an armed robbery, following a night of partying, by men posing as police.

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Britney Spears Is Marie Claire UK's October Cover Star

That place of course is the "City of Sin", Las Vegas, Nevada, where Britney Spears has hosted her Vegas residency , Britney: Piece of Me , since December of 2013. It certainly seemed most appeared to think the show was an improvement on her 2007 performance, which was met with much critic . At one point, Britney crawled onto her hands and knees and slithered through G-Eazy's legs before placing her perfectly-manicured hand on the crotch of his tight black skinny jeans.

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Sonakshi Sinha injures herself during film shoot

The eponymous heroine is forced to employ the skills she learned in her self-defence classes as she battles murderous villains and the forces of corruption. So, what she does with her fierce actions and anger is interesting thing to explore. But, for this one, she has transformed into a lethal man-beating machine.

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Reports Of Gunfire At LA Airport Were False Alarm

Operations returned to normal Monday morning at Los Angeles International Airport after reports of a shooting sent panicked travelers sprinting through terminals and onto the tarmac, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said it is temporarily holding all Los Angeles-bound flights that have yet to leave airports in Minnesota or anywhere west of it.

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"Passion of the Christ": Sequel to 2004 movie is titled "The Resurrection"

Independently produced for $30 million, " The Passion of the Christ " was met with a mixed critical response but was warmly embraced by many Christians across the globe, taking nearly $612 million worldwide ($370 million in the U.S. The controversial Hollywood star - who helmed the 2004 movie based on Christ's crucifixion - has revealed he is open to the idea of making a new film about the resurrection of Jesus.

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People rescued from broken Alton Towers' Smiler ride

Dozens of thrill-seekers were suspended in midair for up to an hour on the Smiler ride at Alton Towers today after reports of debris falling from the rollercoaster. The ride was stopped by staff at about 12.00 BST, with about 30 people stuck on the ride. Two teenage passengers - Vicky Balch and Leah Washington - underwent leg amputations after their carriage collided with a stationary vehicle at the time.

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Set To Sign Key Logistics Agreement

In a major boost to bilateral strategic ties, India and the usa have signed a crucial logistics defence pact that will enable their militaries to use each other's assets and bases for fix and replenishment of supplies, making joint operations more efficient.

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Holmes and Watson look extra pensive in 'Sherlock' season 4 image

John Watson get into in the new season of " Sherlock ", since it won't be airing until 2017. The episode happened while Sherlock was on the plane he was boarding in the season 3 finale. "Here's the first official picture of #Sherlock and John from Series 4", the caption reads. Now PBS has released a brand new image that doesn't tell us much about Season 4, but does set the tone.

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Plains GP Holdings Doing Its Best to Survive

The corporation has a market capitalization of US$11.16 Billion. The stock has received "OVERWEIGHT" rating after consensus analysis from analysts. Plains GP Holdings, L.P. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 25.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Plains All American Pipeline L.P. will post $1.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Kerala Actor Sreejith Ravi Detained For Allegedly Misbehaving With Children

According to the complaint filed on August 27, an unidentified man in a auto reportedly flashed his private parts to a group of school girls. According to reports, the actor is accused of flashing his private parts at minor girls near their school in Palakkad district.

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Salman, Lulia to tie knot on November 18?

Reports suggested that Salman was keen to get married to longtime girlfriend Iulia Vantur this year. The otherwise frank Salman is too secretive when it comes to talking about Iulia . Salim Khan tied the knot with Sushila Charak, rechristened Salma Khan, on November 18, 1964. But the rumors got strength as Lulia Vantur accompanied Salman Khan to Leh during the shoot of Kabir Khan's forthcoming movie Tubelight .

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The Duffer Brothers talk Stranger Things season 2

I don't think we ever thought anthology. "We always want to take some time to be thoughtful about the process", he said. And we know fans are desperate to hang out with Eleven again. Really, the possibilities are endless: the pollywog could refer to the Demogorgon, Eleven , or any of the boys themselves. But fans still have a lot of open questions about where the plot will go.

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Trump to Give Big Speech on Illegal Immigration This Week

His speech has been rescheduled to Wednesday from Arizona. "There is a very good chance the answer could be yes", Trump said when asked if he would deport those who have lived here peacefully but without papers. Rep. Steve King, a staunch critic of illegal immigration, said Friday he's "happy to hear" Donald Trump clarifying his immigration policy and reiterating his opposition to legal status for undocumented immigrants.

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'Moulin Rouge!' stage musical in development

The show is being now being developed and the producers said an opening venue will be announced at a later date. Moulin Rouge! The Musical will feature a book by John Logan with direction by Alex Timbers, and is in development with Global Creatures .

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Cleared to play Thursday

Head coach John Harbaugh announced on Monday that the receiver would play in the Ravens final preseason game of the year this Thursday against the New Orleans Saints if he is able to get approval from the medical team. After Torrey Smith signed with the San Francisco 49ers, Perriman was supposed to be the player to replace him. Flacco is certainly at his best when he is throwing the ball down the field, and Perriman is a great fit on paper with him.

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Protesters rally outside POA office in support of Kaepernick's anthem

Boyer, writing an open letter to the San Francisco QB in the Army Times , said he initially felt anger toward Kaepernick but then changed his mind. "You've got people fighting for our lives, fighting for our country every day", Vaccaro said. "I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country", Kaepernick told the press.

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Trump vows to boot 'illegal immigrants' with 'deportation force'

A move by Trump to moderate his stance on immigration could help him attract more support among swing voters in his uphill drive to win in November, but some of his conservative backers could be disenchanted. He said he would form a commission to study which regions or countries he would suspend immigration from, saying Syria and Libya would be high on his list.

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European Commission orders Apple to pay $19 billion in back taxes

However, the newspaper today reported that a high-ranking source in the European Commission said that there is no legal obligation for countries to use recovered state aid to pay down national debt. "If the European Commissioner is discriminating, answering by discriminating yourself is not the right way to go". The two have "gone through potholes, but we stuck together".

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Go behind the scenes with Emma Watson in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Emma and Dan read their lines as Belle and the Beast in this new sneak peek from Disney! The much-anticipated live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast may not be out until next year, but we're starting to get some sneak peeks at what the Disney movie will look like.

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Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna Face Issues in 'Rob & Chyna' Trailer - Watch Now

Kardashian doesn't like it when other people start "hitting up" Chyna's phone. " Why do you wanna keep going through my phone like you don't trust me? ". But it's Scott who's most direct. Part of that change has since included Rob Kardashian , with whom Chyna will soon welcome a child and a new must-see E! .

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Pennsylvania AG resigns following perjury conviction

Seeking payback, she ordered aides to leak secret investigative information to the Philadelphia Daily News in an effort to show that her perceived enemies had bungled a 2009 probe into an NAACP official, prosecutors said. After she was charged, the state Supreme Court suspended her law license, and she drained campaign funds to pay legal bills. However, according to sources, there was another reason for the hiring.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Charlie Actor Mourns Gene Wilder

Ostrum, who left Hollywood and became a veterinarian, said the mad candymaker was never Wilder's favorite role, but it was the one he was known best for. He never let on how he was going to read a line or convey an expression. Though Wilder started his acting career on the stage, millions knew him from his work in the movies, especially the ones he made with Brooks, such as The Producers , Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein .

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President Obama Grants 111 More Commutations

USA Today reports that the White House is now working through a backlog of over 11,000 pending cases. To date, Obama has commuted 637 federal inmates, more commutations than the last nine presidents combined. Out of the thousands of clemency requests Obama received, he quietly rejected 2,227 of them on August 8, USA Today reports. According to NPR , the Department of Justice is also working to clear a backlog of unreviewed drug cases.

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New leader vows to heal Brazil after impeachment drama

Previous presidents used similar accounting techniques, she noted, saying the push to remove her was a bloodless coup d'etat by elites fuming about the populist policies from her Workers' Party over the past 13 years. As Vice President Michel Temer starts generating controversies of his own, it remains to be seen what, if any, role the ousted president will have with the state in the future.

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Mary J. Blige Lands New Role On A Hit Television Show

Blige has joined the cast of hit TV drama How To Get Away with Murder as a guest star. Blige is steadily expanding her acting resume. We can not wait to see her on Empire! Indeed, the star of the show said that there would be "a new mystery and it will be introduced very quickly in the first episode", before adding that with this new mystery, the creator Pete Nowalk "explores relationships between the characters with much more intensity ".

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Preity Zinta, Gene Goodenough's Wedding Pictures Are Stunning

The couple tied the knot in the U.S. and the world got to know after the rituals were over. The wedding photos were not circulated as Mrs Goodenough wished to sell those pictures for charity. They also shared images from their time in the USA but none of them were wedding pics. The wedding pictures of Preity Zinta are out and they are as gorgeous as you imagined them to be.

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'Stranger Things' Officially Greenlit by Netflix for Second Season

And creators Matt and Ross Duffer spoke about their plans for a follow-up at the TCA press tour in July. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are also back as executive producers. So it's open-ended in a way that if people wanted it and if Netflix wanted it, we could explore it and continue this storyline". Interesting that he's bringing up the possibility of more monsters in the Upside Down as the brothers had previously stated that only one monster existed.

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Congressman John Lewis crowd surfs after Colbert interview

I heard of Martin Luther King, Jr . "I met [civil rights leader] Rosa Parks in 1957 when I was 17". "Sometimes, you have to find a way to get in the way, to get in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble", he said. Lewis went crowd surfing in the studio audience of the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" following an interview on the program August 31, 2016. "A stairway leads to nothing", she says, with the words displayed on the screen behind her.

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Hurricane warning for parts of Florida as Hermine strengthens

A hurricane warning was already in effect for a section of Florida's Gulf coast from the Suwanne River to Mexico Beach. After the storm battered the Gulf of Mexico with 60 miles per hour winds , many expect Hermine will turn into a hurricane by the time it hits the Sunshine state! 1, Hermine was still classified as a "Tropical Storm", but forecasters don't think it will stay like that for long.

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Anti-immigration threat: Mexico insists on inviting Trump

And he vowed that no person living in the United States illegally could chart a path to legal status without first leaving the country. So the Trump "con" continues, just in a slightly different fashion than most people (including myself) expected.

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William and Kate make day trip to Cornwall

The mag even reports that Pippa Middleton , 32, who is engaged to James Matthews , 41, has been longing to start her own family. Further, for obvious reasons, Pippa would not want to be pregnant in her wedding dress. "Their issues are on an even bigger scale, and they're constantly arguing at the moment about the pressure Kate is under, William's attitude about it and how to raise their kids", the source said (via Celeb Dirty Laundry ).

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Beyonce Steals Show at VMAs, Honors Women, Black Lives Matter

The Anti singer easily won the VMAs thanks to her FOUR separate performances as well as her Video Vanguard Award , while the Views rapper melted our hearts on Sunday with a speech declaring his love for RiRi once and for all. When I think about the Vanguard Award and receiving this tonight, all I could think of was my country. Rihanna also thanked friends and family for helping her get to where she is today.


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