Tag Archives: The Independant

Mount Everest: Nepalese sherpas find four climbers' dead bodies in their tents at 8,000 metres

Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials have said, with suspicion they died of carbon monoxide poisoning, taking the death toll on the world’s highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The four climbers were found in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 metres (26,246 feet), overnight, Mingma Sherpa of the ...

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Solange at the Guggenheim, New York, review: A historic paean to black womanhood

If there was any doubt that the individuals gathered in New York’s Solomon R Guggenheim Museum on a sweltering afternoon in May weren’t some of the most fortunate souls on earth, it was dispelled the moment Solange delivered “An Ode To”, her ‘interdisciplinary’ reimagining of her 2016 record A Seat at the Table. As the performance – part of a global series of events and ...

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Justice League Dark director Doug Liman backs out of project, Andy Muschietti on shortlist to replace

Dark Universe — better known to fans as Justice League Dark — has taken another blow as director Doug Liman has left the project due to scheduling conflicts.  According to Variety, Liman will concentrate on Chaos Walking, a dystopian tale starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland. Guillermo Del Toro was previously attached to the superhero film but left in 2015. Warner ...

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Are one in four young French people really unemployed?

One in four young French people are unemployed. This is a “particularly bad” rate of joblessness according to the BBC.  Levels of French youth unemployment are “twice the levels of the UK and Germany” notes the Financial Times, suggesting that this fact likely drove many of them into voting for Marine Le Pen in the recent Presidential election. French youth ...

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Qatar's state news agency blames hackers for fake news story praising Israel and criticising allies

Qatar’s state-run news agency has been targeted by hackers who used their access to publishing platforms to distribute controversial statements falsely attributed to the Gulf state’s monarch.  The fake report published late on Tuesday quoted Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani commenting on a number of sensitive regional issues, including relations with other Middle Eastern countries and new US President Donald ...

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Court cases, protests, bans and sacked managers, but Massimo Cellino leaves Leeds United in healthier circumstances

The one thing you cannot take away from Massimo Cellino is that he leaves Leeds United in far healthier and calmer circumstances than those he arrived in, chased out of an Elland Road car park in a taxi by vexed supporters who sensed from the off that their latest owner spelled trouble. His arrival on a warped evening back in ...

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Alice Springs: Why there's more to Australia's Red Centre than Ayers Rock

Why go now?  Amid the buzz surrounding British artist Bruce Munro’s epic light installation at Uluru, which was recently extended until next March, Australia’s original outback town has fallen off the tourist radar. But skipping Alice Springs on a Red Centre holiday would be a mistake.  Befitting its status as the artistic capital of central Australia, ‘The Alice’ boasts more ...

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Manchester attack: Poet Tony Walsh's spine-tingling ode to the Northern city at vigil remembering victims

A poet’s emotional recital at a vigil to remember the victims of the Manchester terror attack was greeted with thunderous cheers and applause.  Tony Walsh addressed a crowd of thousands who turned up to central Albert Square to pay tribute to the 22 adults and children killed by the blast and the dozens more who were injured.  The 51-year-old’s This Is ...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge review: Precisely what you want from a summer blockbuster

Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, 129 mins, starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, David Wenham, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites Salazar’s Revenge is a surprisingly sprightly and enjoyable late entry in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise. It should make just about enough money at the box office to keep its spendthrift star Johnny Depp out of debtors’ prison for a few ...

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Fox News sees biggest ratings slump in 17 years as Donald Trump contradictions go unreported

There are increasingly two separate realities to view in America right now, depending on whether you get your news from CNN, MSNBC, CBS etc or Fox News. While left-leaning news organisations have also been accused of distorting the truth when it comes to President Trump, it is Fox News currently taking the majority of heat for completely ignoring aspects of ...

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