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Thor star Urban: ‘Predator’ Weinstein will get comeuppance


– As Karl Urban sits down with AFP in Beverly Hills to discuss his starring role in Marvel’s latest superhero juggernaut “Thor Ragnarok,” there is a Harvey Weinstein-shaped elephant in the room. Across Hollywood, filmmakers and their actors are being pressed for their reaction to the growing scandal engulfing the …

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Beyonce charity song finally dethrones ‘Despacito’


Beyonce s Spanish-language remix of “Mi Gente” for hurricane relief opened Wednesday on top of the US Latin song chart, finally dethroning the global mega-hit “Despacito.” “Mi Gente,” which Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin created from the African dance rhythms of French DJ Willy William, had lingered for 11 weeks …

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Tennis: Del Potro turfs out Shanghai racquet-smasher Zverev


– Juan Martin del Potro fought back from a set down to beat racquet-smashing rising star Alexander Zverev and reach the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Thursday. The seasoned Argentine recovered to win 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in one hour, 55 minutes against the 20-year-old Zverev and will next play either …

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Tennis: Sloppy Federer pushed all the way in Shanghai


Roger Federer was uncharacteristically sloppy as he fended off dogged Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to labour into the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Federer next faces another potential banana skin in Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov on Thursday. There were 24 places in the rankings between the …

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Tennis: Kyrgios fined for storming off court in Shanghai Masters


Temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios was fined $10,000 and lost another $21,085 in prize money on Wednesday after storming off midway through his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters. Roger Federer meanwhile struggled past Argentine Diego Schwartzman, but Rafael Nadal raced into the third round as he attempts to win one …

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Tennis: Sharapova storms into Tianjin quarter-finals


Maria Sharapova surged into the Tianjin Open quarter-finals on Thursday as she pursues her first tournament victory since her return from a doping ban. The Russian former world number one defeated Magda Linette of Poland 7-5, 6-3 and will next play either Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele or fifth seed Yulia …

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School – a rare sanctuary for traumatised Rohingya children


Hollow-eyed and detached, 11-year-old Rohingya refugee Sayed Nul betrays little emotion as he recounts why his family fled Myanmar: “The Rakhine Buddhists burned my house. Killed people with bullets. And raped the women.” For the aid workers in Bangladesh dealing with the current exodus of Rohingya escaping sectarian violence of …

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