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John Besh: Celebrity chef quits restaurant empire after sexual harassment claims

A celebrity chef has stepped down from the helm of his restaurant empire amid allegations of sexual harassment. John Besh quit his post as chief executive of the Besh Restaurant Group after more than 20 women said they had been sexually harassed while working either at head office or at one of his restaurants. A former employee said he “continued ...

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What my first experience of NFL says about the future of the sport in the UK

For the NFL newcomer, the first sharp intake of breath comes when you walk through the “tailgate”, the dedicated fan park where spectators gather before the game. On the face of things, it’s fairly standard fare: the usual rip-off food stalls, numerous bars serving the fizzy water Americans so generously describe as beer, a big screen showing the pre-game build-up, ...

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Spanish tourist shot, killed by police in Rio de Janeiro slum

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Police shot and killed a Spanish tourist in a Rio de Janeiro slum on Monday after the car she was riding in failed to stop at a police road block, authorities said. Police officers leave the Miguel Couto Hospital, where the body of Spanish tourist Maria Esperanza Ruiz Jimenez, 67, arrived after a shooting by ...

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U.S. needs to work with others on North Korea crisis – Singapore PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday he outlined for President Donald Trump his country’s efforts to pressure North Korea over its nuclear programme but also advised the U.S. leader to use talks to help resolve the conflict. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gives a joint statement with U.S. President Donald Trump in the ...

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Ankara mayor quits in Erdogan purge of local government

ANKARA (Reuters) – The mayor of Ankara said on Monday he will step down this week, the fifth mayor from the ruling party to quit in recent weeks in the face of demands for a purge of local politics by President Tayyip Erdogan. File photo: Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek (C) attends an event as part of his election campaign in ...

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U.N. says Sri Lanka's delay in post-war reconciliation involves risks

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Long delays in Sri Lanka’s post-war reconciliation is not without cost, and its government should implement measures to resolve outstanding issues, the United Nations said on Monday. President Maithripala Sirisena’s government in 2015 agreed with the U.N. to investigate alleged war crimes in the final phase of a 26-year civil war. It then requested a two-year extension ...

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Tillerson arrives in Iraq after rebuke from Baghdad over paramilitaries

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on Monday in Iraq, hours after the government rebuked him for calling on it to send home Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk. Iraq is one of the few countries allied closely to both the United States and Iran, and Tillerson’s ...

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Tillerson arrives in Iraq after rebuke from Baghdad over paramilitaries

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on Monday in Iraq, hours after the government rebuked him for calling on it to send home Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk. Iraq is one of the few countries allied closely to both the United States and Iran, and Tillerson’s ...

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Roku Streaming Stick+ review: Travel-friendly TV streaming device that's great if you've got 4K

Your choices when it comes to buying a new streaming stick are, in a word, overwhelming. Roku was one of the first companies to really nail the idea of an internet-powered set top box. Even though Amazon, Google and Apple all offer alternatives, Roku still has some of slickest devices for streaming content. That’s because it hosts thousands of independent ...

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Hollyoaks shock as Darcy Wilde reveals who Toby's father REALLY is – and it's not Adam Donovan

Hollyoaks viewers are fully aware of how conniving and secretive Darcy Wilde is. Having killed off Lisa Maxwell‘s character Tracy Donovan recently, it seems she’s about to get even worse. For months, she’s led everyone to believe Adam Donovan is the father of her son Toby, but it turns out that’s been a lie too! In Friday’s episode of Hollyoaks, ...

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