Uncapped Beaumont in England rugby squad for Autumn internationals (AFP)

Uncapped Beaumont in England rugby squad for Autumn internationals (AFP)

AFPon September 30, 2016, 10:42 pm Uncapped Beaumont in England rugby squad for Autumn internationals Twickenham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Uncapped forward Josh Beaumont was included in the 37-man England training squad announced Friday ahead of their end of year internationals. Sale No 8 Beaumont, the son of 1980 England Grand Slam captain Bill Beaumont, was one of seven uncapped players among the 37 who will head for a training camp in Brighton, on England’s south coast, this weekend. The other six players yet to make their England debut who…

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From page to movie screen

From page to movie screen

PAULA Hawkins, whose novel The Girl on the Train has sold more than 11 million copies in less than two years, has only one complaint about the new movie adaptation of her world-beating book: actor Emily Blunt is “too beautiful” to play the story’s damaged, drunken anti-heroine. “They’ve done their best to sort of make her look a bit s—,” the author said at a London book festival last month, “but you know …” The good news for book fans eagerly awaiting the release of the movie on Thursday is…

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The undeclared war on Europe's doorstep

The undeclared war on Europe's doorstep

By freelance correspondent Kim Traill Posted October 01, 2016 07:00:08 Photo: “The Ukrainian navy is in ruins,” according to Igor Rulyak. (Supplied: Kim Traill) As the world absorbs the findings on the downed MH17 passenger flight by Russian-backed rebels two years ago, Russia is consolidating its grip on Crimea. Its annexation of the strategically important peninsula on the Black Sea two years ago is portrayed as the “peaceful return” of the region to its motherland, but many Crimeans have suffered a nightmare. Resistance has been brutally crushed. Tens of thousands…

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Stolen Van Gogh paintings seized in Mafia sting

Stolen Van Gogh paintings seized in Mafia sting

Posted September 30, 2016 20:28:13 Photo: View of the Sea at Scheveningen is one of only two sea scenes Van Gogh painted. (Wikimedia Commons) Related Story: NGA should get $11m compensation for stolen Dancing Shiva, court rules Related Story: Indian villagers still waiting for the return of stolen Dancing Shiva Italian police have recovered two paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago, as part of an operation against the Camorra mafia group that operates around Naples in Italy. The Van Gogh…

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