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John Hume, Northern Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate, dies at 83

John Hume, Northern Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate, dies at 83

Published 03/08/2020

BELFAST (Reuters) - John Hume, a key Roman Catholic architect of Northern Ireland’s 1998 Good Friday peace agreement who won the Nobel Peace Prize for [more…]

‘Cocoon’ actor Wilford Brimley dies age 85

‘Cocoon’ actor Wilford Brimley dies age 85

Published 02/08/2020

(Reuters) - Actor Wilford Brimley, best known for his roles in the Oscar-winning movie “Cocoon” and “The Firm” has died at the age of 85, [more…]

Alan Parker, director of ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Mississippi Burning’, dies at 76

Alan Parker, director of ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Mississippi Burning’, dies at 76

Published 01/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of movies ranging from “Bugsy Malone”, a gangster comedy featuring children armed with machineguns that fired cream, [more…]

‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston says he has recovered from COVID-19

‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston says he has recovered from COVID-19

Published 31/07/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston disclosed on Thursday that he had recovered from mild symptoms of COVID-19 and donated his [more…]

A tour of crumbling Malta villa where the Queen lived in her 20s

A tour of crumbling Malta villa where the Queen lived in her 20s

Published 30/07/2020

VALLETTA (Reuters) - It is the only property outside of Britain that Queen Elizabeth called home. A crumbling villa near Malta’s capital, Valletta, where the [more…]

Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls signing-day jersey to go up for auction

Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls signing-day jersey to go up for auction

Published 27/07/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The NBA basketball jersey given to Michael Jordan on the day in 1984 when he first signed with the Chicago Bulls [more…]

‘Hopeless addict’ Depp was a violent misogynist, court hears

‘Hopeless addict’ Depp was a violent misogynist, court hears

Published 27/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Johnny Depp was a drug addict prone to violent rages and a misogynist who assaulted his wife and used abusive language about [more…]

Imperiled Arizona U.S. Senator McSally’s hopes seen riding on Trump train

Imperiled Arizona U.S. Senator McSally’s hopes seen riding on Trump train

Published 27/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Martha McSally shows every sign of being an imperiled incumbent, trailing Democratic challenger Mark Kelly in money and polling as [more…]

Kenya’s Cheruiyot ready to hunt for glory on the track again

Kenya’s Cheruiyot ready to hunt for glory on the track again

Published 27/07/2020

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot, the 1,500 metres world champion, is hoping to return to competitive running next month after a hiatus caused by [more…]

Factbox: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s testimony in ‘wife beater’ libel trial

Factbox: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s testimony in ‘wife beater’ libel trial

Published 27/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Johnny Depp is suing the publisher of Britain’s Sun newspaper and its executive editor Dan Wootton for libel over an article that [more…]