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Ron Howard enters `Star Wars` after Han Solo movie directors depart

Ron Howard enters `Star Wars` after Han Solo movie directors depart

Published 23/06/2017

Director Ron Howard poses for photographers at the British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party at Kensington Palace in London, Britain February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film's production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors.

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Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

Published 22/06/2017

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Two U.S. studies on the effects of marijuana on drivers in states where it is allowed for recreational use came to different conclusions about whether it increases risks behind the wheel.

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Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Published 22/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person's odds of having liver sc

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Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Published 22/06/2017

Cosplay fans (L-R) George Massingham, Abbey Forbes and Karolina Goralik travel by tube dressed in Harry Potter themed costumes, after a visit to one the literary franchise's movie filming locations at Leadenhall Market in London, Britain, March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

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Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright`s `Baby Driver`

Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright`s `Baby Driver`

Published 22/06/2017

Director of the movie 'Baby Driver' Edgar Wright (3rd L) and cast members (L-R) Lily James, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez and Jamie Foxx. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright's new heist movie "Baby Driver".

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Published 22/06/2017

Sand carver Sergey Zaplatin from Russia. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

Published 22/06/2017

Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas - a key driver of climate change.

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German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

Published 22/06/2017

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich this month. The king was not hurt.

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Kim Kardashian said to have hired surrogate for third baby

Kim Kardashian said to have hired surrogate for third baby

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between - Arrivals - New York City, U.S. - 01/05/17 - Socialite Kim Kardashian. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's family may be growing, according to reports on Wednesday that the celebrity couple have hired a surrogate to carry their third child after a doctor advised the reality star against another high-risk pregnancy.

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Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in `The Big Sick`

Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in `The Big Sick`

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani, recipient of the Comedy Star of the Year Award, and his wife writer Emily Gordon pose on the red carpet during CinemaCon, a convention of movie theater owners, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

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