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'Greatest Show on Earth' takes its final bow after 146 years

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The final "Greatest show on earth " was at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in NY on Sunday. Ashley Byrne of Brooklyn was also at the final show Sunday night, but she was standing outside the arena with about 50 other protesters holding a sign that read "Send the animals to sanctuaries!" That show was the more traditional, three-ring circus, while the one performing this weekend has a narrative storyline. Read More »

Barca give Enrique a ideal farewell

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Luis Enrique will look to leave Barcelona on a high when his side takes on Deportivo Alaves in the final of the Copa Del Rey on Saturday. It was the final competitive match at Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon Stadium , which will be demolished to give way to a housing complex. Read More »

Swedish satirical drama The Square wins the Palme D'or

The first - and until now only - female victor of the prize was Soviet director Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva in 1961. The movie is set in Stockholm, and it focuses on the chief curator of a contemporary museum, the well heeled Christian, who seeks revenge after his wallet is stolen. Read More »

Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

Sato said he didn't worry about a repeat of that 2012 incident. In a Chevrolet for Team Penske , Castroneves briefly took the lead but couldn't make it stick as Sato grabbed it back. 19 starting spot. As Alonso continued to push, he became the third Honda driver to suffer an engine failure as he came towards the start/finish with around 20 laps remaining, his vehicle grinding to a halt. Read More »

Egypt's jets strike suspected 'terrorist camps' in Libya after bus attack

It was the latest attack against Egypt's embattled Christian minority. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters, said the death toll stood at 28 and could rise. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made the remarks on Saturday during a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "This merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls". Read More »

Eric Church Pays Tribute to Gregg Allman With 'Midnight Rider' in Nashville

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He was a kind and gentle soul with the best laugh I ever heard. Since his brother's death in 1971, Allman has released a total of seven solo studio albums, his latest being Low Country Blues . In March 2017, Allman announced that he was cancelling all shows this year and offered refunds to fans. In 1977, Allman and singer Cher , to whom he was married at the time, released the album " Two the Hard Way ". Read More »

Arshad Warsi 'localised' Jack Sparrow's voice in 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

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All swoozy and splishy, drunk and dodgy, hilariously rock and roll, Sparrow made all of us wish for the pirate's life. "You know, I'm a huge fan of the old Cecil B. "It's double excitement to see the film and hear voice of Arshad as Jack Sparrow on the big screen". A handsome baddie in the jigsaw-shape of Javier Bardem's vengeful ghost Captain Salazar, the big-budget, big ocean, National Geographic vistas (both above and under water), the reluctant young, feisty lovers, and the return of ... Read More »

Cast of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Cover Vanity Fair

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And on Wednesday, the magazine posted the related story - surprisingly, not making fans wait to purchase the issue. Be careful, however, before rushing to go to check out the photos without even reading this paragraph, /! As we know, J.J. Read More »

Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 30 years

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However, the buyer is not disclosed yet. The red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar needs some fixing it has no engine and cockpit needs to be resorted. Only an Elvis Presley fan can not help falling in love with a plane once owned by the rock "n" roll icon. Read More »

Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's "The Square"

Best director went to Sofia Coppola for The Beguiled , a female-driven adaptation of Thomas Cullinan's Civil War novel, about a wounded Union soldier who takes refuge in a Virginia girls' school. Phoenix was recognised for his role in Lynne Ramsay's thriller You Were Never Really Here , in which he played a tormented war veteran trying to save a teenage girl from a sex trafficking ring. Read More »

Alabama DoC Executes Tommy Arthur

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Stone said that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey denied her father's request for DNA testing on hair samples "and I don't understand why when the stakes were so high". Janette Grantham, executive director of the Victims of Crime and Leniency, an Alabama victim rights organization, said Arthur and his attorneys had no new evidence and were just stalling. Read More »

Alabama Inmate Tommy Arthur Executed

The U.S. Supreme Court says the planned execution of an Alabama inmate can proceed. Ivey's legal counsel, in a letter to Arthur's attorneys on Thursday denied the request. Arthur declined to eat his breakfast or his last meal on Thursday. He has not had any visitors in the day leading up to his executions. They argue the inmate could feel pain because the drug isn't effective. Read More »

Ringling Brothers Circus Comes to an End

For the last time in the show's 146 year history, the sun is set on the Ringling Brothers Circus with a final send off from the CEO. "The nightmare of Ringling Bros.is finally coming to an end after more than a century of chaining, caging, and beating animals into submission for human entertainment". Read More »

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester after terrorist attack

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The terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been reduced from critical to severe and soldiers deployed to key sites around the country will begin to be withdrawn from Monday, Theresa May has said. The attack on Manchester Arena was staged by 22-year-old Salman Abedi , a Manchester resident of Libyan descent. Seven other men are in custody in connection with Monday's blast, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks. Read More »

Manchester Police Make Another Arrest in Bomb Attack Probe

Abedi killed 22 people, including seven children, when he detonated a nail bomb near the entrance to Manchester Arena as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. On the day the United Kingdom terror threat level was reduced from "critical" to "severe", which officially means that an attack is deemed "highly likely" rather than "expected imminently", police said they had made good progress in their investigation so far. Read More »

Massive fire in Black Canyon City

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More than 115 firefighters were on scene as the flames moved uphill through heavy brush. By around 3 p.m. PT the fire had covered approximately twenty acres of land, traveling north. "There is no evacuation order in place". A golfer plays through despite a helicopter filling up with water from the nearby pond to drop on the Dominica fire burning above Lake View Terrace Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Cher mourns her ex-husband Gregg Allman's death

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The Allman Brothers Band was started in Macon, Georgia, in the late 1960s by Gregg and older brother Duane, who became the band's guiding force and one of rock's most revered guitarists before he was killed in a motorcycle accident at age 24. Read More »

The 10 Best Quotes About Success From Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Address

During the speech , his eyes teared up, while he spoke about an undocumented student he is is now mentoring. On the topic of "wealth inequality", Zuckerberg told Harvard grads it "hurts everyone". In 2010, Time magazine named Mr Zuckerberg Person of the Year and Vanity Fair magazine listed him among its "top 100 most influential people of the information age". Read More »

UK security threat level lowered as police close on bomber's suspected network

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May said this meant the independent body which sets the threat level had decided it should be lowered from its highest rating "critical", which meant an attack could be imminent, to "severe". It is an ongoing operation. Despite the alert, police have urged people to go out and enjoy themselves over the three-day holiday weekend. Armed police were on the streets outside London's Wembley Stadium, and security guards conducted extra bag checks, as 90,000 fans arrived for the FA Cup soccer ... Read More »

Death toll nears 100 on sixth day of violence in Philippines

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The group had 263 armed followers at the end of previous year, according to Duterte's report to Congress to justify martial law, which was released to the media on Friday. Jo-Ar Herrera, a military spokesman, said 41 militants had been killed, with 10 more deaths after heavy fighting on Friday. "[The rebels'] refusal to surrender is holding the city captive". Read More »