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Jack O’Connell to star in BBC’s ‘North Water’ miniseries

Jack O’Connell to star in BBC’s ‘North Water’ miniseries

Entertainment
April 6 (UPI) -- Unbroken and Skins alum Jack O'Connell is set to star in the BBC's adaptation of Ian McGuire's mystery-adventure novel, The North Water. Andrew Haigh -- whose credits include Lean on Pete, Looking and Weekend -- wrote and will direct the four-part thriller, which takes place in the 19th century in the United Kingdom and the ice floes of the Arctic. O'Connell will play Patrick Sumner, "a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic," a BBC news release said. He will act opposite the previously announced Colin Farrell, who will play amoral harpooner Henry Drax. "Jack is a fiercely instinctual actor who brings nuance and complexity to every character he plays. I can't wait to see him bring Patrick Sumner to life," Haigh said ...
Rolling Stones postpone North America tour over Mick Jagger illness

Rolling Stones postpone North America tour over Mick Jagger illness

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The Rolling Stones have postponed their tour of the US and Canada because Mick Jagger has fallen ill.In a statement, the band said that doctors had advised Jagger not to tour because he needs to receive medical treatment.The 17-concert tour was due to kick off in Miami on 20 April, before travelling across North America until a finale in Oro-Medonte, Canada on 29 June.Jagger, 75, apologised directly to fans on Instagram and Twitter."I really hate letting you down like this," he wrote. "I'm devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can." Skip Twitter post by @MickJagger I’m so sorry to all our fans in America &
Malaysia rejects appeal, Vietnamese woman to be tried for killing North Korean leader's brother

Malaysia rejects appeal, Vietnamese woman to be tried for killing North Korean leader's brother

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March 15 (UPI) -- Malaysia's attorney general rejected an appeal to drop charges against a Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in a Cold War-style assassination. The Thursday ruling to go forward with the murder trial for Doan Thi Huong, 30, follows Malaysian Siti Aisyah, 26, her co-accused in the murder, gaining her freedom earlier in the week. The prosecution told the Malaysian court Thursday that the attorney general had considered "all reasons" but it wouldn't drop the case, Al Jazeera reported. The prosecution did not elaborate on the decision. "I am not angry that Siti has been freed," Doan said in tears after the decision was announced. "Only God knows that we did not commit the murder," the Telegraph reported. Siti was suddenly relea...
North Korea 'preparing rocket launch', images suggest

North Korea 'preparing rocket launch', images suggest

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Satellite images of a facility near Pyongyang suggest that North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or a satellite. The increase in activity is around a site known as Sanumdong, where North Korea assembled most of its ballistic missiles and rockets. It comes after reports earlier this week that North Korea's main rocket launch site at Sohae had been rebuilt.Work to dismantle Sohae began last year but stopped as US talks stalled.On Friday US President Donald Trump said he would be disappointed if North Korea was to resume weapons testing."I would be surprised in a negative way if he did anything that was not per our understanding. But we'll see what happens," he said."I would be very disappointed if I saw testing." What to...
North Korea propaganda outlet demands 'corresponding' measures from U.S.

North Korea propaganda outlet demands 'corresponding' measures from U.S.

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SEOUL, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The United States should take "corresponding" measures to reward North Korea in order for the two countries to produce results that meet the expectations of the international community, a Pyongyang propaganda outlet said Wednesday in an apparent reference to next week's summit of their leaders. Ryomyong, a propaganda website, made the demand as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to hold their second summit on Feb. 27-28 in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss dismantling the North's nuclear weapons program. The North has long claimed it has done its part under an agreement reached at June's historic first-ever summit between Kim and Trump, such as blowing up its nuclear testing site, and that it's the United State's turn to take "correspo...