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Amazon to launch ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show

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Amazon said Monday it had acquired the global television rights to “The Lord of the Rings,” based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. Set in Middle Earth, the adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the internet streamer said, …

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Football: Iceland held by last-gasp Qatar

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A last-minute equaliser from Qatar s Mohammed Muntari meant Iceland warmed up for their World Cup finals debut in Russia next year winless after playing two friendly matches in Doha. The 1-1 draw on Tuesday followed their 2-1 defeat against the Czech Republic in Qatar last week. Muntari slammed home …

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Football: Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

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Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday s friendly match at Wembley Stadium. Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe …

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Football: Stindl denies France, Spain held by Russia

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Lars Stindl scored a last-gasp equaliser as world champions Germany played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with France in Cologne on Tuesday, while Spain were held by Russia in a 3-3 friendly thriller. France and Germany are among the favourites for next year s World Cup in Russia, and Stindl …

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Football: Sublime Eriksen propels Denmark to World Cup

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Christian Eriksen s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year s World Cup. Following Saturday s stalemate in Copenhagen, Ireland got their home leg off to the …

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Tillerson in Myanmar to press Suu Kyi and army on Rohingya

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Washington’s top diplomat arrived in Myanmar Wednesday to press civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s powerful army chief over violence-torn Rakhine state, where troops are accused of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s one-day stop in the capital Naypyidaw comes as global outrage builds …

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