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Joaquin Phoenix also won the Best Actor prize for You Were Never Really Here . The festival is regarded as one of cinema's most prestigious festival. Although only three of the 19 competition films were directed by women, two of those picked up prizes. The first - and until now only - female victor of the prize was Soviet director Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva in 1961.
  • Luke Skywalker will be 'very different' in The Last Jedi

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    It opens in theaters and IMAX on December 15. Another new character is named Paige, the sister of Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). As the producer explained it, after watching her co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hammil get to be "front and center" in " Episode VII " and " Episode VIII ", respectively, Fisher saw " Episode IX " as her turn.
  • UK interior minister says terror threat remains at highest level

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    The latest arrests took place early on Saturday with police detaining two men, aged 20 and 22, in north Manchester . I have just chaired a meeting of Cobra [Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms] this morning, where I have been updated by the police and the security services on the investigation into Monday's bad attack in Manchester.
  • Ringling Bros. wraps final shows in 146-year history at Nassau Coliseum

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    Ringling Brothers has its origins in the 19th century with showman P.T. Barnum. Ringling had been targeted by organizations like PETA who consider forcing animals, such as elephants, to perform cruel. His parents met at the Ringling circus in 1954 and said the show inspired generations of performers. A heightened sense of emotion, both in the crowd and on stage, characterized Ringling's last-ever performance of "Out of This World", which used a space-themed storyline to tie together ...
  • CCTV images of Manchester bomber on night of attack released

    CCTV images of Manchester bomber on night of attack released

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    Fearing that another attack could be imminent, the United Kingdom government announced on Tuesday that it had raised the country's terror alert to the highest "critical" threat level. Abedi assembled the bomb before walking to the arena, which is only a short distance away. The SDF, which is nominally under the control of the Ministry of Interior in Libya's western capital, said in a statement that Hashem Abedi knew details of the bombing prior to the attack and allegedly confessed to ...
  • Gregg Allman On World Cafe

    Gregg Allman On World Cafe

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    Gregg Allman , founding member of the Allman Brothers Band , has died at the age of 69. He wrote several of them - It's Not My Cross to Bear , Midnight Rider, Ain't Wastin' Time No More and Melissa - while others were renditions of old blues songs, including One Way Out and Statesboro Blues.
  • Sandy Kenyon review: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'

    Sandy Kenyon review: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'

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    Depp is clearly all out of tricks as the drunk and dastardly Sparrow. When asked by Digital Spy if Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and beyond would continue without the star or if he would be recast, he said: "I just don't see it". Not necessarily. Just like any other distributor in Hollywood , Disney enjoys making money, and that's the only reason why we're going to keep seeing these high-seas adventures come to life, one sequel after another.
  • Manchester bomber photos released as marathon runners defy terror threat

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    A British official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said police in Manchester will stop sharing information about the investigation with the US until they get a guarantee that there will be no more leaks to the media. "If you leak information concerning an ongoing investigation, certainly in the hours after the event, this is something that could be damageable for the ongoing investigation", said a former Belgian intelligence chief, who also requested anonymity and expressed bemusement ...
  • Ninth man held in Manchester terror probe

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    The arrests bring to 11 the number of suspects held in Britain over Monday's blast at a concert by U.S. pop idol Ariana Grande , in which 22 people died and 116 were injured, and for which the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.