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North Korea says it has test fired long-range cruise missile

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North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, its state media outlet KCNA said, amid a protracted standoff with the United States over denuclearisation. The missiles are...

The disastrous voyage of Satoshi, the world’s first cryptocurrency cruise ship

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On the evening of 7 December 2010, in a hushed San Francisco auditorium, former Google engineer Patri Friedman sketched out the future of humanity. The event was hosted by the Thiel Foundation, established four years ...

A few good massaman: Tom ‘two curries’ Cruise shows us how it’s done

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When Tom Cruise commits to something, he commits. When a Mission: Impossible stunt called for him to climb up the outside of the world’s tallest building, he actually climbed up the outside of the world’s tallest buil...

‘It’s hot right now to have an Asian lead’: Manny Jacinto on The Good Place, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

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On YouTube, you can see Manny Jacinto getting the surprise of his life. During a break from filming, the stars of The Good Place are informed of the smash-hit comedy’s mind-boggling plot twist. Castmate Jameela Jamil ...

‘Lovely to be back onboard’: Princess cruise ships return to sea

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The first Princess cruise ships are venturing back onto the water – 18 months after the quarantined Diamond Princess became a grim harbinger of the pandemic – in a symbolic moment for a sector hit hard and early by th...

Jungle Cruise review – theme park ride leaves the handbrake on

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By casting Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, two actors of rare personal charm, this Disney adventure should have managed to transcend its somewhat unpromising origins (it was, like Pirates of the Caribbean, based on a ...

Jungle Cruise review – the Rock’s Disney theme-park actioner takes predictable turns

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The Jungle Cruise theme-park ride is a riverboat trip that Disneyland visitors have been queuing up for since the 1950s: an old-timey craft travelling down an artificial jungle river, with a jolly captain pointing out...

Norwegian cruise company sues Florida over ban on Covid vaccine passports

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A Norwegian cruise ship company has filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida surgeon general, over a state law that prohibits companies from asking or requiring customers and employees to be vaccinated against Covi...

Cruise ships are back. And it’s a catastrophe for the environment

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Decades ago, when I worked as a ranger in Alaska’s Glacier Bay national park, each cruise ship that entered the bay carried hundreds of passengers. Today, they carry thousands. They don’t look like ships any more. The...

Venice may be put on endangered list if cruise ships not banned, says Unesco

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The UN art heritage agency has said it would examine a proposal to put Venice on its endangered list if the lagoon city does not issue a permanent ban on cruise ships docking there, according to the Italian news agenc...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Cruise review – a tale of two audiences

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As if by magic, after nights of rain, the clouds lifted for the re-opening of the Globe. Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s climate-change play. The groundlings did not need the theatre’s ponchos but the...

Cruise review – a stunning return to lost gay London

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Joyful, painful and wholeheartedly life-grabbing, Cruise is an ode to the gay men who lived, loved and were lost during the Aids crisis. Written and performed by Jack Holden (War Horse), this one-man show is inspired ...

Tom Cruise spotted on location in North Yorkshire! Why am I so excited?

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Like the giant tropical sunfish spotted in Hartlepool last summer, or the Thames whale, the sighting of a celebrity far from his or her natural habitat is a source of wonder and amazement: something to tell the grandc...

Venice’s ban on cruise ships is a vital step towards saving the city from disaster

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If anywhere offers an example of how the battle to save heritage and the environment has shifted during the pandemic, it’s Venice. A world heritage site in a lagoon, a city that Charles Dickens once described as “beyo...

‘It was like a horror film’: inside the terror of the Covid cruise ship

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HBO documentary The Last Cruise revisits, through footage recorded by passengers and crew, the early-pandemic horror of the Diamond Princess cruise disasterBefore the shutdowns and eerie images of a barren Times Squar...

Hear me out: why Speed 2: Cruise Control isn’t a bad movie

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When Jan de Bont’s Speed 2: Cruise Control was released in 1997, there were only two American critics who gave it positive reviews: Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. The film’s reputation has not improved since then and, i...

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