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2 Fast 2 Furious 2 Animated: in praise of the cartoon spin-off series

2 Fast 2 Furious 2 Animated: in praise of the cartoon spin-off series

In all honesty I’ve been on the fence about the Fast and Furious series until now. Vin Diesel couldn’t do it for me. The Rock couldn’t do it for me. Jason Statham, Tokyo Drift and Charlize Theron’s aggressively unconvincing onscreen kissing technique...

4 min. ago in Showbiz
 
TSB customers unable to access accounts despite assurances

TSB customers unable to access accounts despite assurances

TSB customers are experiencing problems accessing their accounts for a sixth day, despite assurances from the bank’s chief executive that its internet and mobile services were up and running. As one of the biggest technology crises for years in...

5 min. ago in Business
 
Labour MPs march with Jewish colleague to party hearing

Labour MPs march with Jewish colleague to party hearing

Around 40 Labour MPs and peers marched in support of their Jewish colleague Ruth Smeeth on Wednesday before she gave evidence at an expulsion hearing against an activist accused of berating her at the launch of Labour’s antisemitism inquiry. MPs...

13 min. ago in Politics
 
Indian guru Asaram Bapu jailed for life for raping teenage girl

Indian guru Asaram Bapu jailed for life for raping teenage girl

An Indian court has found a guru guilty of raping a teenage girl in 2013 and sentenced him to life in prison. The verdict against Asaram Bapu, 77, was read out inside a prison in Jodhpur due to fears that his followers might resort to violence....

16 min. ago in World News
 
Top US medical schools failing to reflect minorities, social justice group says

Top US medical schools failing to reflect minorities, social justice group says

Ten of the top US medical schools including Harvard and Yale do not have faculty and staff that reflect the country’s black, Native American and Latino population, according to a report by the social justice group White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL)....

33 min. ago in Science &Technology
 
Canada may swap 50-year-old flame for LED lights in quest to cut carbon

Canada may swap 50-year-old flame for LED lights in quest to cut carbon

The Canadian government’s efforts to cut the country’s carbon emissions have found a new target: a small flame that has burned on Parliament Hill for more than 50 years. The centennial flame in Ottawa was first unveiled during celebrations marking the...

33 min. ago in World News
 
Comcast launches rival £22bn Sky takeover bid

Comcast launches rival £22bn Sky takeover bid

Comcast has gatecrashed Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of Sky with a rival £22bn offer sparking a bidding war for Britain’s biggest pay-TV broadcaster. The media and telecoms company, which owns NBC Universal and is the largest cable operator in the US,...

37 min. ago in Business
 
Guardian on track to break even as company halves its losses

Guardian on track to break even as company halves its losses

The publisher of the Guardian and Observer halved its losses in the last financial year, and the company is on track to break even this year. Guardian News & Media (GNM) reported a £19m loss in the year to the end of March, half the £38m loss...

37 min. ago in Business
 
All Windrush cases to be resolved within two weeks, minister vows

All Windrush cases to be resolved within two weeks, minister vows

All Windrush cases will be dealt with within two weeks, a government minister has pledged, as Amber Rudd prepares to be questioned by MPs on the home affairs select committee. Nadhim Zahawi, the children and families minister, told BBC Radio 4’s Today...

39 min. ago in Politics
 
London Stadium set to miss out on hosting Cricket World Cup matches

London Stadium set to miss out on hosting Cricket World Cup matches

The Olympic Stadium in London looks set to miss out on hosting matches in next summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup. Fixtures for the 10-team, 50-over showpiece, which like the 1992 tournament will feature an all-plays-all group stage leading into...

42 min. ago in Sport
 
Mo Eisa: ‘Some people may not have got out of the situation I was in’

Mo Eisa: ‘Some people may not have got out of the situation I was in’

On the edge of the Cotswolds there is another Mohamed making waves in red and white. Unlike Mo Salah, though, this is Mo Eisa’s first taste of professional football after swapping the Ryman South for League Two with Cheltenham Town last summer. Eisa...

42 min. ago in Sport
 
Flint crisis four years on: what little trust is left continues to wash away

Flint crisis four years on: what little trust is left continues to wash away

LeeAnne Walters was one of the activists who brought Flint, Michigan’s brown, lead-laden water to the world’s attention, thrusting plastic bottles of dingy liquid into camera lenses and the national consciousness. Four years later, you might think...

45 min. ago in World News
 
Top US medical schools failing to reflect minorities, social justice group says

Top US medical schools failing to reflect minorities, social justice group says

Ten of the top US medical schools including Harvard and Yale do not have faculty and staff that reflect the country’s black, Native American and Latino population, according to a report by the social justice group White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL)....

54 min. ago in Health
 
Flint crisis four years on: what little trust is left continues to wash away

Flint crisis four years on: what little trust is left continues to wash away

LeeAnne Walters was one of the activists who brought Flint, Michigan’s brown, lead-laden water to the world’s attention, thrusting plastic bottles of dingy liquid into camera lenses and the national consciousness. Four years later, you might think...

54 min. ago in Health
 
Passages from the Bible discovered behind Qur'an manuscript

Passages from the Bible discovered behind Qur'an manuscript

An “extraordinary” discovery by an eagle-eyed scholar has identified the shadowy outlines of passages from the Bible behind an eighth-century manuscript of the Qur’an – the only recorded palimpsest in which a Christian text has been effaced to make...

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