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Japan's Secret Shame, review: a well-made X-ray on Japan’s backward attitude to rape

In 2016, celebrated Japanese TV journalist Noriyuki Yamaguchi was accused of rape by Shiori Ito, a young woman to whom he was offering the prospect of work. “If you want to fight this legally, go for it,” he replied. “There is no way you will win.”<p>His confidence perhaps derived from his close …

True scale of UK role in torture and rendition after 9/11 revealed

British intelligence agencies were involved in the torture and kidnap of terrorism suspects after 9/11, according to two reports by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee.<p>The reports published on Thursday amount to one of the most damning indictments of UK intelligence, revealing …

Surveillance

How to watch the royal wedding on practically every platform

You can’t avoid it. Might as well find the best place to watch it.<p>The royal wedding bonanza has been well under way for weeks. On Saturday, May 19, Britain’s Prince Harry will marry American Meghan Markle in what is sure to be a media feeding frenzy. And for good reason! The marriage of Prince …

‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer: David Beckham Gets An Apology, ‘Boltneck’ Doesn’t

So even Ryan Reynolds has his limits – and knocking his no-loved 1998 movie <i>Boltneck</i> is it, at least in this latest trailer for <i>Deadpool 2</i>. Trading low …

'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening Says Apu Controversy Is 'People Pretending To Be Offended'

The character has been accused of promoting insensitive stereotypes.<p>‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening has dismissed the controversy surrounding …

Avengers Infinity War ending explained

<b>WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR</b><p>By now you've probably seen <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> (or you don't plan to and want it spoiled) so …

Avengers: Infinity War smashes global opening weekend box office record

<b>Avengers: Infinity War made history by earning an estimated $630m (£457m) worldwide on its opening weekend.</b><p>That's way ahead of the previous first weekend record of $542m set by The Fate of the Furious last year.<p>And the new Avengers movie, in which Marvel superheroes unite to battle Thanos, hasn't …

Iron Man

Forget the royal baby... look how cute The Rock's new baby is!?

The cutest little pebble in town!<p>Oh, baby! Yesterday was a busy days for midwives! First Kate Middleton welcomed her baby boy and now action-film king Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shared that he and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their baby girl too!<p>The Rock (we prefer to call him by his real …

The luxurious Belgravia mansion formerly owned by Julie Andrews is now on sale for £24 million

The Mary Poppins star and her filmmaker husband once lived in the Grade II listed property.<p><b>The breathtaking Belgravia mansion that once belonged to Julie Andrews and her filmmaker husband Blake Edwards is now on sale for a cool £24 million.</b><p>The magnificent Grade II listed property has had a …

Mary Poppins

BBC iPlayer streams sport in 4K HDR for first time

<b>The BBC has broadcast a live event in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour for the first time.</b><p>Its iPlayer service streamed a full rugby match on Sunday, which was made available to the public but not promoted in advance.<p>BT began screening live sport in 4K in 2015, and Sky followed a …

Blue Planet II

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Be Long And The Follow-Up Will Likely Be Even Longer

Marvel obsessives have been waiting for what seems like ages for <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> and its still-to-be christened follow-up to hit theaters and (likely) tear our hearts apart in the process. If it’s any consolation to antsy fans, it sounds like we’ll be spending a lot of time with this Marvel …

Comics

Shakespeare’s sceptr’d isle has always been a part of Europe | William Keegan

The inspiration the bard drew from the continent emphasises, whatever Brexiters might say, the inseparability of our history<p>We know that the Brexiters want to recapture a lost Britain; and few Britons can rival William Shakespeare in the patriotism stakes.<p>It intrigued me, therefore, to hear the …

William Shakespeare

Exclusive: Poignant last sighting of Dale Winton shows pale and bloated star stumbling around restaurant

LOOKING pale and appearing to shuffle in discomfort, Dale Winton goes out for a meal with two friends four days before his sudden death.<p>In what may …

North London

UK Government Doesn’t Think It Has an Overtourism Problem

While plenty of European countries are wrestling with overtourism and how best to manage visitor numbers, the UK government doesn’t think it has a …

The Nun Scares Up A Teaser Image

Though we know essentially what she looks like thanks to her appearance in <i>The Conjuring 2</i>, new horror franchise entry <i>The Nun</i> is now offering a new …

Fish

Claire Danes Confirms Her Exit From ‘Homeland,’ Sending The Show Into Unknown Territory

It looks like season eight could officially be the end of <i>Homeland</i> on Showtime, at least as it pertains to the story of Carrie Mathison. During an appearance on <i>The Howard Stern Show</i> on Wednesday, Claire Danes confirmed that the upcoming eighth season of the series will be her last on the show. While …

Claire Danes

Google Chrome now mutes annoying videos that autoplay with sound

There’s good news for Google Chrome users — the latest version of the world’s most popular web browser has arrived with a new feature that prevents websites from automatically playing sound. That means that pre-loaded videos, and other content that involves sound, won’t blare out unless you …

Google Chrome

YouTube promises expansion of sponsorships, other monetization tools for creators

YouTube says it’s rolling out more tools to help its creators make money from their videos. The changes are meant to address creators’ complaints over YouTube’s new monetization policies announced earlier this year. Those policies were designed to make the site more advertiser-friendly following a …

Internet

Jimmy Kimmel Is Predictably Giddy About Sean Hannity Being Revealed As Michael Cohen’s Mystery Client

It hasn’t been too long since Jimmy Kimmel called off his feud with Sean Hannity for the good of the nation. The Fox News host has taken offense to Kimmel’s jokes about Melania Trump and was trying to counter by dragging out the late-night host’s past segments on <i>The Man Show</i>. This didn’t really …

R. Lee Ermey, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor, Dead at 74

R. Lee Ermey, the gunnery sergeant turned actor who portrayed the scene-stealing drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick’s <i>Full Metal Jacket</i>, died Sunday …

Bafta Games Awards 2018: What you need to know

Gaming expert Alysia Judge talks us through the most nominated games at the 2018 Bafta Games Awards.

Awards

Actual PINK KitKats are coming to the UK ðŸ’

Cranberry, Vodka And Raspberry Cocktail<p>If you're feeling mature: vodka ain't for everyone. But if you get it right (like the Could I Have That …

KitKat

School shooting: US TV host quits over David Hogg tweet

<b>A US TV and radio commentator is off the air after threatening a Florida shooting survivor with sexual assault.</b><p>In a tweet, Jamie Allman had said he was "getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg's ass".<p>KDNL-TV accepted the resignation of the St Louis, Missouri, broadcaster on Tuesday while …

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Dangerous ground-shaking TREMORS expected after series of earthquakes hit near 'Ring of Fire' fault line in the US

A series of earthquakes have struck close to a fault line in the US sparking fears of greater tremors around the so-called "Ring of Fire".<p>The …

Natural Disasters

NASA Just Dropped Its Most Detailed Video Tour of the Moon Yet

Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, high-resolution imagery of our closest neighboring world is more accessible than ever.<p>NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a breathtaking new video tour of the Moon in 4K resolution, stitching together some of the most detailed observations …