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Gwendoline Christie: I never expected women who looked like me to appear in mainstream entertainment

Gwendoline Christie: I never expected women who looked like me to appear in mainstream entertainment

September 17, 2019

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie says she never expected women who looked like her to appear in mainstream entertainment.

The actress, who played the powerful knight Brienne, has told GQ Style “so many women come up to [her] and talk about what it means to feel represented outside of the constraints of conventional society.”

Controversy ahead of rugby union World Cup

Controversy ahead of rugby union World Cup

September 17, 2019

Three days before the rugby union World Cup starts, one of the team’s coaches has been sent home from Japan.

The PA news agency understands Wales’ assistant, 48-year-old Rob Howley potentially breached betting rules.

Wales are in Pool D.

The USA’s first game is against England in Pool C a week on Thursday.

Injury blow for English soccer giants, Manchester City

Injury blow for English soccer giants, Manchester City

September 17, 2019

There’s an injury blow for English soccer giants, Manchester City.

The Premier League club’s announced defender John Stones will be out for around five weeks with a muscular problem.

Boss Pep Guardiola says the centre-back picked it up in training ahead of their first match in this season’s Champions League – Europe’s premier club competition.

City take on Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night.

Second arrest over theft of US$6 million gold toilet from English palace

Second arrest over theft of US$6 million gold toilet from English palace

September 17, 2019

Police in England have arrested a second man after a solid gold toilet worth nearly US$6 million was stolen from a palace.

It was taken on Saturday from the birthplace of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace, where it’d been installed as part of an art exhibition.

On Tuesday, a 36-year-old was questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

A 66-year-old man had previously been arrested and bailed on suspicion of burglary.

Search continues for migrants missing after boat capsizes

Search continues for migrants missing after boat capsizes

September 17, 2019

At least two people have died and 14 are missing after a boat carrying suspected migrants capsized off the coast of Africa.

It’s thought they were trying to get to Europe from Tunisia.

Nine people have been rescued.

Elon Musk says he didn’t intend to accuse a British diver of being a paedophile when he called him “pedo guy”

Elon Musk says he didn’t intend to accuse a British diver of being a paedophile when he called him “pedo guy”

September 17, 2019

Elon Musk says he didn’t intend to accuse a British diver of being a paedophile when he called him “pedo guy” on Twitter.

Vern Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from an underwater cave in 2018, is suing the CEO of Tesla for defamation.

Court documents show Mr Musk’s lawyers argued in South Africa, where he grew up, a “pedo” is a word used to mean "creepy old man".

A row broke out when Mr Unsworth rejected his offer to help.

The defamation trial’s scheduled for December 2.

US$1 million bail paid for wealthy property developer suspected of killing his son in boat crash off San Francisco

US$1 million bail paid for wealthy property developer suspected of killing his son in boat crash off San Francisco

September 17, 2019

A property developer from one of Mexico’s richest families has been arrested after his 11-year-old son died during a boat trip near Angel Island, north of San Francisco.

Police in California say 57-year-old Javier Burillo’s been questioned on suspicion of manslaughter and operating a boat under the influence.

It’s thought the boy and his older brother were thrown overboard by a wave before being hit by the boat.

Online jail records show Burillo was released on US£$1 million bail on Monday.

UK & Germany comment on Saudi oil attacks after President Donald Trump said it looked like Iran was responsible

UK & Germany comment on Saudi oil attacks after President Donald Trump said it looked like Iran was responsible

September 17, 2019

The UK and Germany says it’ll work with allies on a collective response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities.

Downing Street’s still trying to work out exactly what happened at a processing plant and a key oil field.

US President Donald Trump said on Monday it looks like Iran was responsible, but stressed military retaliation wasn’t on the table yet.

More violence in Kabul after President Donald Trump calls off US-Taliban talks

More violence in Kabul after President Donald Trump calls off US-Taliban talks

September 17, 2019

At least 48 people are dead after two attacks by suicide bombers in Afghanistan.

22 people were killed near the US embassy in Kabul, just hours after 26 people died at President Ashraf Ghani’s election rally.

The Taliban, which vehemently opposes the election, has said it’s behind both attacks.

Campaigning resumed last week after President Donald Trump said US-Taliban talks were dead.

There’s new criticism of the US President from a leading Candidate in the presidential race

There’s new criticism of the US President from a leading Candidate in the presidential race

September 17, 2019

There’s new criticism of the US President from a leading Candidate in the presidential race.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren has accused Donald Trump of corruption means the US economy’s broken and democracy’s under threat.

She’s outlined plans to tackle the problem, saying she’d ban members of Congress and White House Cabinet secretaries from ever becoming lobbyists.

At the same time, corporate lobbyists would be blocked from working for the federal government.

She also would prohibit federal judges from avoiding misconduct investigations by leaving their posts, prevent courts from sealing settlements in public health and safety cases and ban class-action waivers for all cases involving employment, consumer protection, antitrust and civil rights.