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High hopes as Crazy Rich Asians set for UK release

High hopes as Crazy Rich Asians set for UK release

Entertainment
By Lucy Cotter, entertainment correspondent, and Amy Hitchcock, entertainment producerRom-com Crazy Rich Asians is the first Hollywood blockbuster in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, so expectations were high, higher even than its box office takings of $ 117m in its first 20 days - and the hype has followed it over the pond.  The film has proved polarising among the community it is supposed to represent.Many have expressed disappointment that it presents a very specific and narrow portrayal of Asia - an east Asian, westernised version, accused of being more palatable to Hollywood audiences.Dhanny Joshi, managing director of Big Deal Films, started his company to create roles for his clients who weren't being offered enough opportunities.He told Sky News he thinks Crazy...
US hopes for N Korea 'major disarmament' by 2020

US hopes for N Korea 'major disarmament' by 2020

World
The US wants to see a "major disarmament" of North Korea within two and a half years - a timeframe taking it up to the end of Donald Trump's first term in office in 2020. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo admitted there was still "a lot of work left to do" following Tuesday's historic meeting between the president and Kim Jong Un in Singapore.The leaders pledged in a joint statement to work towards the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" but it stopped short of US demands for the North to give up its arsenal in a "verifiable" and "irreversible" way.Critics have said the summit was more style than substance, producing a document short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's atomic weapons, and that Mr Trump had made too many concessions to Mr Kim. ...
Murray delays return from surgery but hopes to play at Wimbledon

Murray delays return from surgery but hopes to play at Wimbledon

Sports
Britain's Andy Murray has delayed his comeback from surgery but still hopes to play at Wimbledon in July.The 31-year-old Scot, who has not played since Wimbledon last year, had a hip operation in January.He had hoped to play in the grass-court Libema Open in the 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, starting on 11 June. "I am not quite ready to return. I am still aiming to play in the coming weeks, but I want to be 100% when I do return," said Murray."It is with regret that I won't be ready to play in Hertogenbosch. I was excited to play there for the first time."Murray, the British number two, has won Wimbledon twice - in 2013 and 2016 - and this year's tournament starts on 2 July.The Fever-Tre...
Antarctic expedition hopes for Ernest Shackleton bonus

Antarctic expedition hopes for Ernest Shackleton bonus

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA scientific expedition will next year try to find the Endurance, the ill-fated ship of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The vessel sank in 1915, crushed by sea-ice in the Weddell Sea and lost in 3,000m of water. Shackleton and his crew were forced into lifeboats to make an extraordinary and heroic escape across the Southern Ocean. UK researcher Prof Julian Dowdeswell will lead the international effort.He expects to have the cruise on station in January/February. Locating the shipwreck is not the primary goal of the expedition; the major objective is to visit and study the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which last July calved one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded in Antarctica. But because Larsen is so close to the last known position of the En...
Sixth-ranked Purdue hopes to roar past Penn St.

Sixth-ranked Purdue hopes to roar past Penn St.

Sports
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ten days ago, No. 6 Purdue stood alone atop the Big Ten Conference standings. Following consecutive one-possession losses to two fellow title contenders in No. 8 Ohio State on Feb. 7 and No. 2 Michigan State on Feb. 10 as well as a four-point loss at Wisconsin on Thursday, the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten) now find themselves on the outside looking in for the conference regular season championship at 1 1/2 games behind the league-leading Spartans. Purdue looks to regain momentum heading into postseason play but must get through one of the hottest teams in the conference to do so Sunday when it hosts Penn State. The Nittany Lions (19-9, 9-6) have won four straight and six of their last seven conference games, including a 79-56 victory over Ohio State on Thursday....