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Oscars 2020: 12 things to watch out for at Sunday’s Academy Awards

Oscars 2020: 12 things to watch out for at Sunday’s Academy Awards

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Some of the movie world's biggest stars will be walking the red carpet at this year's Oscars in Los Angeles later.Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations, followed by The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with 10 each.Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix and Laura Dern are among those tipped to win acting awards.Sir Sam Mendes' World War One epic 1917 and South Korea's Parasite are the frontrunners to be named best picture.Here are 12 things to look out for at Sunday's ceremony. 1. Brad Pitt winning his first acting Oscar (and making a funny speech) If you believe the experts, Pitt is...

Libyan authorities report airstrike on military academy

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Authorities in Libya's capital say an airstrike has slammed into a military academy, killing at least 16 peopleBy SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJanuary 4, 2020, 9:40 PM2 min readCAIRO -- An airstrike slammed into a military academy in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Saturday, killing at least 16 people, most of them students, health authorities said. Malek Merset, a spokesman with the Tripoli-based health ministry, told The Associated Press that the airstrike took place in the capital’s Hadaba area, just south of the city center where fighting has been raging for months. He said the strike also wounded at least 37 others, who were taken to nearby hospitals for urgent treatment. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army led by Gen. Khalifa Hi
Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

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VERY GOOD The Eagles academy products have been in outstanding form for Roy Hodgson's men so far this season Arsenal boss Unai Emery has heaped praise on Crystal Palace academy duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and insists he has plenty of his own young players pushing for a place in his squad. The Gunners host Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday and are looking to maintain their push for a top-four finish. Wilfried Zaha, left, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both been outstanding for Crystal Palace this season While the Eagles have endured difficult spells during the campaign, Zaha and Wan-Bissaka have often stood out as star performers. They both came through the ranks at Selhurst Park and have been linked with moves away this summer. Emery sin
West Ham United launch investigation into ‘theft’ as Reece Oxford allegedly has watch stolen at academy headquarters

West Ham United launch investigation into ‘theft’ as Reece Oxford allegedly has watch stolen at academy headquarters

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heartbroken The teenager's camp are convinced there is a plot to force him out the club West Ham have launched an investigation into an alleged theft that took place at their Chadwell Heath academy headquarters. Reece Oxford, the teenage midfielder, is claimed to have been left heartbroken after a treasured watch of his was stolen from the changing rooms, according to the Mirror. The watch was given to Oxford as a birthday present West Ham have begun investigating the matter, and the police have been called in to also look into the incident which is reported to have occurred last Friday. “The club is aware of an allegation of theft at our Academy headquarters in Chadwell Heath,” a club statement read. “We are treating the ma...
Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from Oscars academy

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from Oscars academy

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Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have been expelled from the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The academy - which runs the Oscars - said this was done in accordance with its standards of conduct.TV star Cosby was convicted of sexual assault last month. Oscar-winning director Polanski admitted statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.Producer Harvey Weinstein was kicked out last year, following numerous allegations of sexual assault. Less than a year after the downfall of the producer the #MeToo movement is catching up with other men who abused their power, the BBC's James Cook in Los Angeles reports.Neither Cosby nor Polanski have publicly reacted to the academy's decision.Cosby's wife, Camille, described his conviction as "mob justice, not real justice"."This tragedy must b...