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Shock, horror and the usual hairy suspects: everyone’s included at Sitges film festival

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“I don’t know about you, but I’ve been cooped up for two years and it’s so fucking sweet to be here right now,” said Ana Lily Amirpour, on stage with a small dog called Benny, to introduce her film Mona Lisa and the B...

The opening of Icac’s inquiry into Gladys Berejiklian was a contrast to her shock resignation

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In contrast to the drama of the sudden and emotion-filled departure of Gladys Berejiklian as premier of New South Wales, the first day of the Independent Commission against Corruption inquiry that prompted her resigna...

Czech president in hospital after shock election defeat for PM

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The Czech Republic is facing political upheaval and a possible power vacuum after its billionaire prime minister, Andrej Babiš, suffered a surprise general election defeat and then saw his most powerful backer and sol...

Talking Horses: shock winner makes waves but Arc misses travelling fans

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The sound of silence is never an entirely satisfying postscript to a big race, not least on a grand occasion like the 100th running of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and there can be little doubt that Torquator Tasso,...

‘Everything we did turned out badly’: Real Madrid reeling after Sheriff shock

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Real Madrid’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti, struggled to explain how his side were beaten 2-1 at home by rank outsiders Sheriff Tiraspol in the Champions League on Tuesday after dominating every aspect of the match with the...

Emma Raducanu splits from coach who guided her to shock US Open triumph

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Emma Raducanu has split from the coach who guided her to US Open glory just two weeks ago and is seeking an experienced mentor to take her to the very top. The 18-year-old decided to dispense with the services of Andr...

WSL roundup: Tottenham shock Manchester City with controversial goal

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Tottenham Hotspur recovered from conceding an early goal to pull off a controversial 2-1 win at Manchester City in the Women’s Super League on Sunday as Rosella Ayane handled the ball in the buildup to the winning goa...

Ash Barty knocked out of US Open after shock loss to Shelby Rogers

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World No 1 Ash Barty has crashed out of the US Open with a shock third-round collapse against inspired American Shelby Rogers. Barty blew a 5-2 double-break lead in the deciding set of a 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) defeat to ...

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act review – a short, sharp shock

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In Athol Fugard’s best-known play, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead, a photographer captures joy in his sitters and jubilantly snaps his friend who embarks on a scheme circumventing South Africa’s apartheid laws. In Fugard’s State...

Rein Taaramae completes shock Vuelta a España stage win with late burst

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Estonia’s Rein Taaramae clinched a surprise victory in stage three of the Vuelta a España on Monday and took possession of the red jersey as the race entered the mountains for the first time with a 202km ride from San...

Phil Wang: ‘It was a shock to find out how Asian I was’

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Phil Wang is trying to think of a comedian who isn’t an introvert. When he’s really pondering a subject hard his eyes typically roll upwards, his pupils almost disappearing into his eyelids, like he had written the an...

Among ruins of bombed city towers, Gazans still reel from shock and pain

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Four years ago, Jehad Judah was pleased to be able to afford to buy his family a flat in al-Jalaa, a 14-storey building in downtown Gaza City, home to about 700 people as well as lawyers, computer software businesses ...

The California tourist town that’s running out of water: ‘It’s a shock’

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On many mornings, the village of Mendocino vanishes into a thick white fog that covers its seaside cliffs, redwood trees and quaint Victorian houses. Carved into California’s northern coast, the historic hamlet’s rugg...

Tencent curbs on gaming time will shock markets but please many parents

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China’s regulators are on the march again, pushing one of the country’s most valuable technology companies, Tencent, into announcing fresh curbs designed to limit the time children spend playing its computer games. Th...

A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all

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We’ve become so inured to Donald Trump’s proto-fascism that we barely blink an eye when we learn that he tried to manipulate the 2020 election. Yet the most recent revelation should frighten every American to their co...

US men’s basketball team lose at Olympics for first time since 2004 as France shock

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For the first time since 2004, the US men’s basketball team have lost in the Olympics. And the Americans’ quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal is already in doubt. France – the team that knocked the Americans out...

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