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Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

Spanish police on Thursday said they had shut down a gang charging migrants 5,000 euros each to bring them across from Morocco via the Strait of Gibraltar on jet-skis. Media captionA boat full of migrants lands at a popular tourist beach in southern Spain. The number of migrants arriving in Spain by sea does not include those entering the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in north Africa, which are the EU's only land borders with Africa.

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Casey and Ben Affleck's representatives address Batman comments

In all honesty, it would've been surprising for Ben Affleck to completely drop out of his role as Batman after his recent remarks about the progress Joss Whedon has made on Justice League . Then there was the actor walking away from his duties as a director of The Batman . However, don't assume anything just yet: Warner Bros. could easily be leading us astray with these posters.

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Driver purposely steers into French pizzeria, killing girl

The man who deliberately drove his vehicle into diners at a pizzeria outside Paris told investigators he had a long history of medical drug abuse and wanted to be sent to prison for safety, a French prosecutor said on Tuesday. First reports gave the age of the dead girl as eight but later she was said to have been 13. The incident in Sept-Sorts, a small village 55km (34 miles) east of Paris , happened around 20:30 (18:30 GMT).

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April Love Geary and Robin Thicke Expecting Their First Child Together

Thicke, 40, and Geary, 22, got together shortly after the singer's ex-wife Paula Patton filed for divorce , and have been a couple for three years. Exciting baby news today for Robin Thicke and long-term girlfriend April Love Geary . The baby, which TMZ reports is a girl, will be a sibling to Robin's seven-year-old son Julian , from his marriage to Paula .

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Messi and Ronaldo shortlisted for world's best footballer title among 24 others

The club said Messi would sign the contract when he returned for pre-season training but no further announcement has been forthcoming. The awards are a revival of the old FIFA World Player of the Year, which had been combined with France Football magazine's Ballon d'Or for six years before the collaboration ended last year.

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YES BANK revises savings account interest slabs

While for daily balance between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50 lakh, the interest rate is reduced to 3.5 per cent from 4 per cent, for balances below Rs 1 lakh, it gives 3 per cent. Soon, top banks of the country followed suit. The bank has also slashed interest rate on savings accounts to 6.25 per cent from existing 6.5 per cent for deposits over Rs 1 crore.

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Rugby Championship: Sonny Bill Williams starts for New Zealand against Australia

The messages suggest the halfback failed to reveal the full story to his All Black bosses about what really happened in the airport incident. The woman at the centre of the sex scandal broke her silence on Seven Sharp - "I understand he was really desperate".

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Real Madrid coach Zidane happy after win over Barcelona

Though this time around, she had the company of the man himself in the stands as they watched Real beat Barcelona in the second leg to win the Spanish Super Cup . The judge also considered that the player violated article 96 of the disciplinary code, which forbids pushing the referee and imposes bans ranging between 4-12 matches for that action.

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Bonnie Tyler will sing 'Total Eclipse' during an actual total eclipse

Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas over seven days. Guest aboard the ship will have a pretty fantastic experience to see the moon crossing the sun while at sea, but even better? Bonnie Tyler's 1983 hit " Total Eclipse of the Heart " is a legendary pop song with an evergreen eminence that 80s fans around the world can testify to.

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Bareilly Ki Barfi movie review, rating by audience

Kriti Sanon delivers arguably her best performance of the career. When she chances upon Bareilly Ki Barfi, a tome whose lead she identifies with, she's blown by the author's reading of her innermost thoughts. Rajkummar Rao nails both his acts - the reserved saree-seller and the brash gali ka gunda , who he pretends to be to imitate Ayushmann . The decision to make Javed Akhtar do the narration works well for the movie.

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Actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna slaps fan during campaign

Actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna, known for his temper, has again slapped a fan - for getting too close for a selfie. Balakrishna was caught on camera distributing money to the voters, however the party denies it saying the photos were photoshopped.

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Deadpool 2: Death of Female Stunt Driver

According to her website , Harris, was the first African American woman to actively compete in American Motorcyclist Association road racing events. Reynolds and the rest of the crew had 2 days to mourn her death. My heart and my love go out to her and to all of them. Deadpool 2 is scheduled for release on June 1, 2018. "The cast and crew and send them peace, help, and their most honest condolences".

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Arrests begin following Durham Confederate statue toppling

In response to the statue in Durham being torn down, Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper tweeted: "The racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable, but there is a better way to remove these monuments".

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Calls grow among Democrats to remove Confederate monuments from the US Capitol

Trump's argument was that if the country began removing Confederate statues then it should have to remove statues of slave owners, which is a position disputed by historians including Dr. including Rosa Parks", a statue of that currently stands where a statue of Robert E. Lee - now in the crypt - once stood. The move follows similar action by many city officials around the country who are considering removal of Confederate statues and other memorials in an effort to avoid the kind of unrest ...

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The Jetsons to Become Live Action TV Series for ABC

A live-action pilot for the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Jetsons has been given the green light by ABC . No further details about the show have been reported. George Jetson and his family previously hit the big screen in a 1990 animated film, titled Jetsons: The Movie . The Jetsons live-action TV series has been in the works for a couple of months now, but ABC has moved pretty quickly with this commitment.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets New Characters, Story Mode Detailed

Additionally, Shonen Jump confirmed that Android 16 and Android 18 will be among the playable characters , both coming with some unique abilities. Previously announced playable characters include Goku, Vegeta, Gohan , Cell, Frieza, Majin Buu, Trunks, Krillin, and Piccolo.

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Pit bulls save kids from venomous snake

But a copperhead snake was nearby and, unbeknownst to the grandmother, about to strike. But the family's pit bulls, Paco and Slayer, were in the yard, too. Butt rushed the dogs to get emergency veterinary care. Seconds later, the snake struck - biting both dogs and injecting them with its venom. Slayer suffered deep wounds to his face and snout, while Paco was bitten on the leg.

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Your complete guide

The moon will pass between Earth and the sun, completely blocking the sun in the path of totality , which will stretch diagonally across the United States from OR to SC. NASA has a complete website with all of the information on the 2017 total eclipse here . The total solar eclipse , one of nature's most enchanting spectacles, is only viewable from specific locations in North America on rare occasions .

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Judge Judy Let This Adorable Dog Decide A Court Case

Judge Judy , the dog whisperer! Just like that. Case closed. The dog happily ran towards the man, leaving Judge Judy no doubt who the real owner was. TV magistrate Judith Sheindlin was faced with a canine ownership dispute in her courtroom in a recent episode of Judge Judy . Seconds after Baby Boy's paws hit the ground, she makes her ruling.

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Feature: India celebrates 71st Independence Day with fervor

Gandhi also accused Prime Minister Modi of spreading hatred in the country . In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamna, the Shiv Sena said, The Kashmir problem can be resolved by embracing all Kashmiris . Azad said Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar's address was not broadcast on Doordarshan and All India Radio as he does not speak about the BJP and its achievements, and claimed there was an "undeclared emergency" imposed on the media.

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Justin Bieber teams up with BloodPop® for new single 'Friends'

A few weeks after cancelling the remaining dates on his goal tour (because he wants his career to be SUSTAINABLE ), Justin Bieber dropped a new single today. "Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE." he continued while citing broken relationships. "So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be", wrote the Grammy victor.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi movie reportedly in the works

This is not a drill. As for Daldry, he's the director behind The Hours , The Reader , Billy Elliot , and Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close , none of which seem remotely similar to a Star Wars movie, but maybe Disney is planning for it to be more of a drama story than an adventure with space wizards.

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Craig Confirms One Last Go as 007

Daniel Craig has delayed the specter of retirement as 007. Connery is the only honest-to-God movie star of the whole bunch, and he benefitted from playing the character relatively early in his acting days; while all who play Bond step into the shoes of a cinematic icon, Connery managed to bring that title with him once he stepped out from under the umbrella of EON Productions.

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SummerSlam's Main Event Will Be A Fatal-4-Way Match

Champion AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens (Special Referee: Shane McMahon): It seems like Shane O'Mac's presence in this match is to set up a future bout between him and Owens, so that means Styles wins here. A full reunion of The Shield consisting of Roman Reigns as Universal Champion and Rollins and Ambrose being the Tag Team Champs could make for some good television (hopefully).

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Oklahoma ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer advances to semifinals on 'America's Got Talent'

America's Got Talent airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm on NBC . This time, not only did she lend her flawless (closed-mouth) singing voice to a puppet, like she did the first time, but she added some more humor to her act. Tyra has all three acts back stage with her and was amazed at their live performances last night. It was also last week's No. 1 show. Apparently, I'm not the only one who can't get enough, because she's moving on to the next round of the competition.

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The Strength of Netflix's Defenders Is That They're All Strong, Broken People

Responding to a question from Stick, she runs down the roster of Luke Cage , Jessica Jones , the Devil of Hell's Kitchen and the Iron Fist , as she calmly sits in a Chinese restaurant, laying out her plans for conquest. The counterpoint is that The Defenders is, by its nature, nearly totally inaccessible to newcomers. And really, I could watch Jessica Jones smirk and call Danny Rand "Ironclad" on repeat for a while.

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Special counsel utilizing DC grand jury in Russia investigation

Mueller and his expanding team will also have the power to seek indictments and subpoena documents. If Mueller felt the investigation did not extend beyond Flynn, he would not have needed to impanel a new grand jury in the nation's capital, some say .

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SEA Games: Singapore clinches first medal after archers win silver

I'm 200 per cent sure we are hosting the Games", Cynthia Carrion, a board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), told AFP. Mohd Juwaidi, who failed to capitalise on an early three-point lead and eventually lost 144-145 to Indonesian Prima Wisnu Wardhana in the final of the individual competition, was delighted to get a gold medal around his neck.

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Trump lawyer forwarded email comparing Washington, Robert E. Lee

Echoing his comments on Tuesday, Trump tweeted Thursday that the removal of Confederate statues could lead to the removal of monuments to the US's founding fathers. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? Among the arguments to back up the thesis: "Both owned slaves", "Both rebelled against the ruling government", and "Both saved America" - Lee supposedly by surrendering rather than continuing to fight through guerrilla tactics.

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Shania Twain Announces Headlining 2018 Now Tour

This tour is her first since her 2015 "Rock This Country" tour. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on August 25th. This morning, she unveiled details for an extensive headlining 2018 tour, following a performance of "Swingin' With My Eyes Closed" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.

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Boycott of Makhosi Khoza disappointing - EFF

Comrade Khoza's continued public attacks have led to her alienating ANC members of parliament including those in her committee resulting in an ill-advised and out-of-line decision to boycott any activity she is involved in. We have since communicated this decision to comrade Khoza. Muthambi was due to face MPs on Tuesday over reports that she spent almost R500,000 on a trip for 30 friends and family members to Cape Town to attend her budget vote speech in May.

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Sidharth Malhotra thrashes rumours of kissing scenes being censored from the film

Asked if he would like to work more in the action genre, Sidharth said: "I love the action genre". Raj added: "I don't know what is the big deal about the kissing scene. A Gentleman: Sundar Susheel Risky has piqued everyone's interest with its wholesome entertainment quotient. Helmed by D.K. Krishna and Raj Nidimoru , the movie also stars Jacqueline Fernandez in pivotal role.

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Natalee Holloway's Dad Having Human Remains Tested For DNA

Natalee Holloway , an 18 year old Alabama high school graduate, was on vacation with friends in the Dutch territory of Aruba in May 2005. Natalee, from the USA state of Alabama, went missing in May 2005 while on a graduation trip with friends.

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Manchester Arena Announces Reopening, Benefit Concert

Elidih Macleod was one of the victims of the attack. Security at the arena will be heightened for the event, with extra ID checks and bag sizes limited to 35cm x 40cm x 19cm. Tickets for the benefit gig went on sale on Thursday (August 17th) at 9am. Another rough sleeper, Stephen Jones, revealed how he pulled nails out of a little girl's face after the bomb went off at the end of the Ariana Grande concert.

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Tech Companies Ban White Supremacists: Spotify Removes 'Hate Bands'

Pandora and Deezer both confirmed their own dedication to keeping hateful music off their sites, with Pandora stating to Mashable that it "removed much of this content in 2014" and that it is removing the rest of the bands now. "The music in our catalogue comes from hundreds of thousands of record companies and aggregators all over the world, and those are at first hand responsible for the content they deliver", a spokesperson said.


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