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Young said that the choice of Saunders had involved five hours of deliberation, with a decision reached just hours before the announcement on Tuesday evening. Announcing the prestigious £50,000 price, Lola Young who chaired the judging panel insisted the shortlisted books and authors "defied categorisation in terms of nationality", reflecting the reality of vast numbers of people who cris-crossed the world to answer questions that "perplexed us all".
  • Ed Sheeran cancels shows after bike accident

    Ed Sheeran cancels shows after bike accident

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    Sheeran is due to kick off his Asia tour with a concert in Taipei on Sunday, followed by shows in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India. According to reports, Sheeran was hit by a vehicle in London yesterday morning. Way back when: Ed, pictured in 2012, is known to be a big fan of cycling.
  • Merlin plans Bear Grylls and Peppa Pig attractions

    Merlin plans Bear Grylls and Peppa Pig attractions

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    The company's revenue growth for 2017 is expected to fall flat from 2016 due to the terrorism attacks in Europe and bad weather, the company's CEO Nick Varney said Tuesday in a trading update that covered the past 40 weeks, including the key summer months.
  • Dr Doolittle effect: Dolphins & whales form human-like societies, study says

    Dr Doolittle effect: Dolphins & whales form human-like societies, study says

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    The study was a collaboration between scientists at Stanford University, The University of Manchester, The University of British Columbia and The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). "The apparent co-evolution of brains, social structure, and behavioral richness of marine mammals provides a unique and striking parallel to the large brains and hyper-sociality of humans and other primates on land", said study coauthor Susanne Shultz in a statement.
  • Why Kevin Can Wait Really Killed Off Kevin's Wife

    Why Kevin Can Wait Really Killed Off Kevin's Wife

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    Showrunner Rob Long explained the decision prior to the episode in August, but the series' star, Kevin James , had yet to comment himself - until now. "When [Leah Remini] came on ... it was just the greatest". "Fans loved it, everybody on the crew loved it". Remini, 47, also seems overjoyed at reuniting with James.
  • Project Runway Fan Favorite Mychael Knight Dead At 39

    Project Runway Fan Favorite Mychael Knight Dead At 39

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    In a post on Obvious magazine's website , Knight's family writes, "We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle". He also once designed for Starbucks , and even created his own fragrance brand, MajK . In 2005, Knight auditioned for the second season of Project Runway but did not make the final cut.
  • 'Games of Thrones' Star Sophie Turner Engaged to Joe Jonas

    'Games of Thrones' Star Sophie Turner Engaged to Joe Jonas

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    Collectively, the picture has received about 2.5 million likes so far. Let's be honest, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner give a whole new meaning to the term "work-wives". 'I very much isolated myself for a while and forgot what was fun. "Everybody's very, very happy for them and their family and friends are all thrilled".
  • Black Panther Swings in With a Trailer

    Black Panther Swings in With a Trailer

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    Directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler , Black Panther centers on T'Challa's return to the advanced nation of Wakanda after his father (who's Wakanda's King) passes. Ross) and Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue/Klaw). Today the Marvel Universe expands again as we get to Watch The Latest " Black Panther " Trailer. Black Panther hits theaters February 16.
  • Prince George's future schooling may break with royal tradition

    Prince George's future schooling may break with royal tradition

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    Regarding the Lion King news, we are mostly just disappointed the Daily Mail thought of the "He just can't wait to be king" joke to be made here before we could. It's of course an incredibly appropriate choice, as the four-year-old will also one day be a king. When Eric was a toddler, Simon shared a photo on Twitter of the father-son duo watching the film together.
  • Arun Jaitley unveils MCX's gold options contracts on Dhanteras

    Arun Jaitley unveils MCX's gold options contracts on Dhanteras

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    In futures trading at the MCX, gold for delivery in December too was down by Rs 104, or 0.35 per cent at Rs 29,750 per ten gram. Meanwhile, gold prices have gone up marginally by Rs 120, or 0.39 per cent, while silver has dropped by Rs 1,700, or nearly 4 per cent from last year's Dhanteras .
  • Riz Ahmed Could Be the Hamlet for a New Generation

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    Though Ahmed isn't quite as experienced a Shakespearean as some of his Internet Boyfriend peers-like Isaac and Cumberbatch, both of whom have played the part previously-it's a fitting role for him given that ye olde English chops are in vogue among the Internet's Boyfriends.
  • Ministers from across United Kingdom in Brexit talks

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    He said: "The position of the UK Government is we have a presumption of devolution and we want to see the maximum number of powers come to Holyrood ". "But the principles of how the powers will be allocated is something that we can decide upon now if the governments were prepared to be firm about it".
  • 'Star Wars': 'Han Solo' Movie Title Revealed As Production Wraps

    'Star Wars': 'Han Solo' Movie Title Revealed As Production Wraps

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    Since then, Howard has been working nearly non-stop, as he shows regularly on his social media accounts, revealing all kinds of cool little tidbits about the movie. That doesn't make it bad, it just raises questions of why it took so long to reveal. The untitled Han Solo film features Hail, Caesar's Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Atlanta's Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and The Force Awakens' Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
  • Halloween costume retailer removes Anne Frank costume

    Halloween costume retailer removes Anne Frank costume

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    Most have been removed, though it was still available on the website fancydress.com as of Tuesday morning labeled "World War II Evacuee Girl Costume". Images shared on social media showed the costume was initially advertised on sites such as HalloweenCostumes.com - which uses the Twitter handle @funcostumes - as a "WW2 Anne Frank Girls Costume".
  • Anupam Kher's FTII visit witnesses 'lunch, selfie and discussion with students'

    Anupam Kher's FTII visit witnesses 'lunch, selfie and discussion with students'

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    En route to the institute, the veteran actor recorded his journey in a auto from Senapati Bapat Marg in Pune to the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), a distance of almost two kms, and put up a video on Twitter. "I want to start my term on an optimistic note and also on a note that I want to do things", he said. "He said that all of them may not get resolved within a day or two but he will work towards them", said one of the students who participated in the interaction", he ...
  • Lars Von Trier Denies Björk's Harassment Allegations

    Lars Von Trier Denies Björk's Harassment Allegations

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    Björk has claimed she was sexually harassed by a film director, following the flood of allegations against USA producer Harvey Weinstein . Von Trier has since spoken to Danish publication Jyllands-Posten , agreeing that the two didn't see eye-to-eye, but refuting her claims.
  • SACP slams 'factional' removal of Nzimande as Minister

    SACP slams 'factional' removal of Nzimande as Minister

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    Hlengiwe Mkhize has been announced as the Minister of Higher Education and Training, replacing Blade Nzimande. Instrumental in the emergence of Zuma at the ANC's 2007 elective conference, Nzimande and the SACP have turned their backs on the president, and have thrown their weight behind deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma in December.
  • Fireball as Spanish military jet crashes on take-off, killing pilot

    Fireball as Spanish military jet crashes on take-off, killing pilot

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    Spain's defense ministry said the plane crashed in Torrejon Air Base on the eastern outskirts of the capital. Huge plumes of smoke were seen billowing from the plane after the incident at 11am local time this morning. The pilot Borja Aybar, whose wife and young baby were waiting for him at the air base he was preparing to land at nearby, died. The crash came just days after the pilot of a Eurofighter jet was killed Thursday on the approach to landing at a military base at Albacete, 300 ...