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Amazon to launch ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show


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


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


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


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


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


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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