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Twin Peaks 2017 episode 5: Who is Amanda Seyfried playing?

*WARNING: SPOILERS FOR TWIN PEAKS SEASON 3 EPISODE 5* One of the most surprising elements of David Lynch’s long-awaited return to Twin Peaks is how little time we’ve spent so far in that titular, beloved town. Indeed, outside of Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and his FBI compatriots, it’s a question as to even how much of a role the series’ original ...

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Police officers and security guards delight crowd at One Love Manchester gig with their hilarious dance moves

While all eyes were on the celebrities on stage at the One Love Manchester concert , not-so-famous faces were causing a stir in the crowd. Police officers and security guards delighted the audience with their dance moves at the benefit gig. The officials bust a move as Coldplay performed Viva La Vida at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground. Meanwhile, ...

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UK general election 2017 poll tracker: All the latest results as Conservatives battle Labour

Britain heads to the polls on June 8 for a snap general election. And as the campaigns unfold over 50 days, the eyes of thousands of strategists, politicians and the public are on the polls. Pollsters got a bad rep after they mostly missed Brexit and the scale of the Tories’ 2015 majority. But taken together, surveys still make an ...

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Canada's mowing man and tornado photo goes viral

A picture of a man in Canada calmly mowing his lawn with a menacing tornado swirling in the background has gone viral on social media. Theunis Wessels was “fully aware” of the twister but “wasn’t worried at all”, his wife Cecilia, who took the photo, told the BBC. She said the tornado was about 2km (1.25 miles) from their house ...

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China upset at Mattis' 'irresponsible remarks' on South China Sea

SHANGHAI China has expressed its strong dissatisfaction with what it labelled “irresponsible remarks” on the South China Sea by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis during a security forum at the weekend. Mattis accused China of having contempt for other nations’ interests and disregarding international law. He told the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that the construction and militarisation of ...

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Trump supporters confront counter-protests in Portland, Oregon

By Terray Sylvester | PORTLAND, Ore. PORTLAND, Ore. Riot police turned out in force in downtown Portland on Sunday to maintain order as supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump faced off in duelling political rallies, a week after racially charged killings that shook Oregon’s largest city. The Trump Free Speech Rally drew hundreds of demonstrators to a public square ...

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Polls close in key Mexican vote, both main contenders declare victory

By Anthony Esposito | TEXCOCO, Mexico TEXCOCO, Mexico Mexico’s ruling party was in a neck-and-neck race with its main leftist rival for control of the country’s biggest state on Sunday, with both sides claiming victory in an election that could sway the outcome of next year’s presidential contest. Polls closed at 6:00 p.m. (2300 GMT) in the State of Mexico, ...

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Sovereign investors raise property holdings, wary of UK on Brexit

By Claire Milhench | LONDON LONDON Sovereign investors are raising their property exposure at the expense of low-yielding bonds in an attempt to boost returns, but Brexit is seen as a significant negative for all UK investments, a study by asset manager Invesco showed. The annual report, published on Monday and based on interviews with 97 sovereign wealth funds, state ...

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8 reasons schools have had to send parents begging letters because of Tory underfunding

We’ve all heard vague stories of teachers writing home to their pupils’ parents, warning them they’ll soon see the effects of Tory cuts to school funding. But it all becomes crushingly real when you see the letters, see the often very basic things that schools can’t afford and read the heartfelt pleas from teachers trying to give kids a good ...

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Teenager 'accidentally kills girlfriend, 19, while playing with gun he got as a graduation present'

A teenager mistakenly killed his girlfriend while playing around with a gun her father had bought him as a graduation present, according to reports. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said 18-year-old Brennan Fields from Tennessee was playing with the gun when it accidentally went off. The shot hit his 19-year-old girlfriend Lucinda Luna while she was lying on a couch ...

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