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Blake Lively gets best revenge on Ryan Reynolds by CROPPING him out of birthday photo with Ryan Gosling

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are Hollywood couple goals. The former Gossip Girl actress and her hubby love to troll each other on social media, but it was Blake’s turn on Monday to get revenge on her other half. The 30-year-old actress took to Instagram to publicly wish Ryan happy birthday. But rather than sharing a photo of the Green ...

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Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

Ivory seizures around the world hit record levels last year, with elephant poaching in Africa declining for a fifth year in a row, a report says. About 40 tonnes of trafficked ivory was recovered, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) report says. While poaching killed 111,000 African elephants over the last decade, in most places it appears ...

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German lawmakers to face down far-right AfD in vote for vice speaker

BERLIN (Reuters) – The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is set to clash with other parties over its nomination for a senior parliamentary post when the Bundestag meets on Tuesday for its inaugural session after last month’s election. FILE PHOTO: Albrecht Glaser of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) during a news conference at the Bundespressekonferenz in Berlin, Germany, ...

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Venezuela governors sworn in, showing opposition disunity

CARACAS (Reuters) – In another setback for Venezuela’s dispirited opposition, four of its five state governors broke with their coalition’s official stance on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody. Newly elected governors of the National Constituent Assembly are seen during the swearing in ceremony at the Palacio Federal Legislativo, in Caracas, Venezuela October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Marco ...

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Egypt authorities challenge Reuters on casualties in western desert attack

LONDON (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities have accused Reuters and the BBC of “inaccurate coverage” of clashes in the western desert between security forces and armed militants in which police officers and conscripts were killed on Friday.     In a statement, Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) said Reuters had made “grave professional mistakes” by relying on unidentified security sources and not “resorting to official security ...

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Russia asks Ukraine and Poland to stop people vandalising Soviet war monuments

The Russian foreign ministry has called on the Ukrainian and Polish governments to stop the vandalism of Soviet era war memorials and cemeteries.  Speaking to the Federal Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Consulate Department Alexei Utkin said they were paying “special attention” to protecting Russian and Soviet military gravesites abroad. ...

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Woman accused of killing teenager claims she was researching a book about murder and torture

A woman accused of murdering an 18-year-old man said police evidence showing she was researching murder and torture was for a book she was writing. Jemma Lilley, 26, is on trial at the Supreme Court in Perth, Australia, along with her housemate Trudi Lenon, 43, for the murder of Aaron Pajich. The two women are accused of luring Mr Pajich, ...

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Manchester City plot move for Lyon defender? Transfer news and gossip from Tuesday's papers

Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby. City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain and assistant coach Mikel Arteta both went to watch the France under-21 star in action on Thursday, according to The Sun. Pep Guardiola is currently without skipper Vincent Kompany, who continues to struggle with injury problems And it seems the City could now ...

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Emmerdale spoiler: Hunt for Emma Barton's killer heats up as suspects' flashbacks are aired

Emmerdale viewers will be excited to learn that the hunt for Emma Barton’s killer is set to intensify over the next few weeks. Psychotic Emma, who was initially believed to have committed suicide, was recently revealed to have been pushed to her death after accidentally shooting her own son Finn dead. And it will be a difficult task for the ...

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Widow of US Marine killed by ISIS reveals Donald Trump couldn't remember her husband's name during phone call

The pregnant widow of a US Green Beret killed in action has broken her silence to tell how she was left more upset when Donald Trump called and struggled to remember his name. Immediately after she spoke, the US President his back denying her claim tweeting he remembered her husband “without hesitation”. Trump has been in a war of words ...

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