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Chris Pine kept up Scottish accent after filming

Image copyright Courtesy of TIFF Image caption Chris Pine plays Robert The Bruce in Outlaw King Hollywood star Chris Pine kept up his Scottish accent in the pub after filming a new drama based on the life of Robert the Bruce. The US actor stars in a new Netflix biopic which premiered in Edinburgh on Friday night. It tells the ...

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Afghanistan election: Female MP refutes ‘heavy’ make-up news report

Afghan news channel, Ariana, has focused on female candidates’ appearance in the run-up to the parliamentary election on 20 October. Naheed Farid – who has been a member of the country’s national assembly since 2010 – says news reports like this one “damage the process of democracy”. BBC Monitoring reports and analyses news from TV, radio, web and print media ...

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Man ‘fought snakes’ to survive after falling down 100ft mineshaft

Image copyright CBS Image caption It took workers six hours to free the 62-year-old father from the mine An Arizona man has survived two days trapped alone in an abandoned mine shaft with rattlesnakes. He killed three of the snakes while waiting to be discovered, according to rescue crews. John Waddell, 62, was lowering himself into a 100ft (30m) gold ...

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Cardi B hands out free winter coats in Brooklyn

Cardi B handed out free winter coats and trainers in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday. The singer and rapper, who is from the Bronx, was faced with crowds of fans who had queued for hours for the clothing, as well as selfies with the star. New York has had particularly cold temperatures this week. “You gotta support the ppl who ...

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Ian Tomlin: Murder charges over Battersea father’s death

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Ian Tomlin was described as a “great father” Two men have been charged with murdering a father who was beaten to death outside his home in Battersea, south-west London. Ian Tomlin, 46, was killed outside flats on Charlotte Despard Avenue on Wednesday. Gary Beech, 48, who lives on the same street, and Michael Swan, ...

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Khashoggi ‘died after fight’ – Saudis

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country’s state TV reported quoting an initial probe. It said deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, were dismissed over the affair. The news bulletin said 18 Saudi nationals have now been detained as part of the ...

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European Rugby Champions Cup: Leicester Tigers 45-27 Scarlets

Manu Tuilagi gained 89 metres – more than any other player on the pitch European Rugby Champions Cup Leicester (15) 45 Tries: Wells, Thompson, Kalamafoni, Tuilagi, May Cons: Ford (4) Pens: Ford (4) Scarlets (13) 27 Tries: G Davies, Steff Evans, Thompson Cons: Halfpenny (3) Pens: Halfpenny (3) Leicester proved too strong for Scarlets as they raced away in the ...

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