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'I punched him so hard he cried': inside the Street Fighter movie

'I punched him so hard he cried': inside the Street Fighter movie

In 1993, writer/director Steven de Souza battled a military coup, an ever-growing cast list and a self-destructing Jean-Claude Van Damme – and came out with a profitable picture It was the early 1990s
Oil-rich Nigeria outstrips India as country with most people in poverty

Oil-rich Nigeria outstrips India as country with most people in poverty

Nine out of 10 of the world’s poorest people will live in Africa within 12 years, say experts from Brookings InstitutionNigeria, one of Africa’s two wealthiest economies, has overtaken India as home
Monday briefing: Europe a big foe, says Trump as he meets Putin

Monday briefing: Europe a big foe, says Trump as he meets Putin

President arrives in Finland for talks with Russian leader … Brexiters prepare to challenge PM … and sands of Kent reveal historic shipwrecksHello, I’m Warren Murray, welcome to another week of news.
News Corp’s promotion of Lauren Southern is disturbing | Jason Wilson

News Corp’s promotion of Lauren Southern is disturbing | Jason Wilson

There is a difference between ordinary conservative provocateurs and those adjacent to fascist movementsLauren Southern’s signal talent is getting attention. The Canadian far right celebrity’s
Queensland moves to decriminalise abortion within months

Queensland moves to decriminalise abortion within months

Fierce debate looms, with no guarantee legislation to allow women to terminate a pregnancy up to 22 weeks will passAbortion would be removed from the Queensland criminal code under legislation that
Donald Tusk calls on Europe, China, US​​ and Russia to 'prevent global chaos'

Donald Tusk calls on Europe, China, US​​ and Russia to 'prevent global chaos'

As Trump and Putin prepare to meet in Helsinki, European Council president warns ‘the architecture of the world is changing’European Council president Donald Tusk has called on Europe, China, the US
Widowed father ordered to leave UK against advice of Home Office's own lawyers

Widowed father ordered to leave UK against advice of Home Office's own lawyers

Andrew Farotade refused leave to remain under rules intended to tackle terrorismA widower who is the sole carer of his four-year-old son has been forbidden to work and ordered to leave the country –
Trump arrives in Helsinki for meeting with Putin – video

Trump arrives in Helsinki for meeting with Putin – video

Large rallies have taken place on the streets of the Finnish capital as US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Helsinki. Trump will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for
Mexico's president-elect Amlo to take 60% pay cut in austerity push

Mexico's president-elect Amlo to take 60% pay cut in austerity push

Andrés Manuel López Obrador will earn 108,000 pesos ($5,707) a month and says no public official will earn more than the president in his termMexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has
Successful World Cup fails to halt slide in Vladimir Putin’s popularity

Successful World Cup fails to halt slide in Vladimir Putin’s popularity

An increase in the retirement age blamed for drop in approval ratings for Russian presidentAs France clinched the World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday evening, the cameras panned to
Spaceport receives go-ahead on Scottish peninsula

Spaceport receives go-ahead on Scottish peninsula

Site between Tongue and Durness could be up and running by early 2020s, with Lockheed Martin among partners signed upA peninsula on Scotland’s north coast has been chosen for the site of the UK’s
Casino project will offer Japan's addicts a new way to lose

Casino project will offer Japan's addicts a new way to lose

Gambling experts are concerned about plans by major Las Vegas operators to set up in OsakaWhen she she looks back on her childhood, Noriko Tanaka isn’t surprised she grew up to be a problem gambler.
Labor MP Michael Danby's preselection meeting undemocratic, candidate says

Labor MP Michael Danby's preselection meeting undemocratic, candidate says

Mary Delahunty says ‘select group’ of Danby supporters will pick his replacementA candidate vying to replace the Labor MP Michael Danby has blasted Danby’s decision to call a factional meeting to
Thai cave rescue boys mourn after hearing that diver died

Thai cave rescue boys mourn after hearing that diver died

Saman Kunan hailed as hero but boys only told about his death on Saturday after doctors determined they were strong enoughThe 12 boys and their coach rescued from a Thai cave have mourned an ex-Navy
Jaguar kills eight other animals after escaping from zoo enclosure

Jaguar kills eight other animals after escaping from zoo enclosure

Big cat kills five alpacas, two foxes and an emu at Audubon zoo in New OrleansEight animals have died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon zoo in New Orleans and mauled them.An
North Korea to resume search for US military remains

North Korea to resume search for US military remains

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo cites ‘firm commitments’ about return of remains of US service members killed in 1950-53 Korean warThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has said talks with North
Justine Greening endorses second Brexit referendum

Justine Greening endorses second Brexit referendum

Former minister says she believes other senior Tories would also back fresh voteJustine Greening has said she believes other senior Tory MPs also support the idea of a second referendum to end a
Russia must ‘account for role’ in shooting down MH17, says G7

Russia must ‘account for role’ in shooting down MH17, says G7

Statement comes on eve of summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and just before anniversary of 17 July 2014 air disasterRussia must “account for its role” in the 2014 downing of Malaysia
Sharp rise in number of super-rich prepared to invest £2m for UK visa

Sharp rise in number of super-rich prepared to invest £2m for UK visa

Applications for ‘golden visa’ increase by 46% in year despite government crackdownThere has been a 46% increase in the number of the global super-rich prepared to invest £2m for the privilege of
Motorway roadworks speed limit could rise to 60mph on Sundays

Motorway roadworks speed limit could rise to 60mph on Sundays

Highways England suggests increase from 50mph when road workers are less activeDrivers could be allowed to travel at higher speeds through motorway roadworks depending on the day of the week.Speed