Buried past comes back to haunt

Buried past comes back to haunt

Three and a half stars Director Ritesh Batra Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter Rating M Running time 108 minutes Verdict Secrets and lies WHEN Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) is bequeathed a diary by this first love’s mother, the ageing shutterbug is shocked out of his lonely complacence. Even though said diary no longer exists (a nice twist), even the evocation of it acts like a blast from the past, sending fissures through the bedrock of Webster’s carefully constructed existence. Memories resurface — via a series of flashbacks to…

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‘I feel like I want to murder people around you’

‘I feel like I want to murder people around you’

MARLI van Breda, the former Perth schoolgirl who survived a horrific family massacre, put up a big fight against the axe-wielding culprit, judging by the defensive wounds she suffered, a pathologist told a South African court. Harrowing evidence emerged this week in the Western Cape High Court, including that it likely took nearly three hours for Marli’s oldest brother Rudi van Breda to succumb to his massive injuries. Their other sibling, Henri van Breda, is standing trial, after pleading not guilty to murdering their parents Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55…

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Uluru Camel Cup saddles up for sixth year of races at the rock

Uluru Camel Cup saddles up for sixth year of races at the rock

Posted May 27, 2017 08:56:43 Photo: Lisa Evans prepares a camel ahead of the sixth annual Uluru Camel Cup in Yulara. (ABC News: Caroline Winter) For an event that was born from a beer and kicked off on “hump day”, the Uluru Camel Cup is becoming an annual spectacle and tourist drawcard in Central Australia. Six years ago on a Wednesday, the cup was founded by a group of mates. “A group of friends sitting around having a beer, having a yarn thinking: ‘What’s a great, fun community event that…

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Alexander Rossi: My first car

Alexander Rossi: My first car

(CNN)Alexander Rossi knows a thing or two about going fast. In 2016, the race car driver became only the ninth man in history to win the Indy 500 as a rookie. But what was the first car he drove on the road? “I learned to drive in a Mini Cooper actually,” Rossi told CNN. “It was my grandfather’s and it was a manual transmission. JUST WATCHED Fernando Alonso excited about Indy 500 MUST WATCH Fernando Alonso excited about Indy 500 02:34 JUST WATCHED My First Car: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen…

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Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'

Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'

Image copyrightReuters Theresa May has urged world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”. At the G7 summit in Sicily, the PM said tech companies had to do more to identify and remove extreme material. She also urged more action on tackling foreign fighters who travel to join IS. Meanwhile, UK police have arrested another man in connection with Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. Twenty-two people were killed and 116 injured when a suicide…

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