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Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart’s novel Shuggie Bain wins

Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart’s novel Shuggie Bain wins

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Floyd Mayweather announces ring return for February 28 fight at Tokyo Dome in Japan – same venue as Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas 30 years ago

Floyd Mayweather announces ring return for February 28 fight at Tokyo Dome in Japan – same venue as Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas 30 years ago

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Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring for a fight on February 28 at the Tokyo Dome, it was announced in Japan overnight. The retired, 50-0 boxing superstar teased last week that he would be ‘doing something big’ at the Tokyo Dome and appeared via video call at a press conference held in the country on Monday morning to make plans more public. Chris Farina/Top Rank Mayweather quit boxing with a perfect 50-0 record Details remain scarce regarding the opponent and specific nature of the bout, but what was confirmed is that Mayweather will be competing on the same show as a new MMA event named ‘MEGA 2021’ on Sunday, February 28. This should not be taken to mean that Floyd will be participating in an MMA fight, of course. When he was last seen in the r...
‘I love you – I’m so proud’ – Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies aged 103

‘I love you – I’m so proud’ – Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies aged 103

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Spartacus actor Kirk Douglas has died aged 103, his son has said.Michael Douglas posted on Instagram: "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. "To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. Image: Kirk Douglas as Spartacus in one of his most famous films "Kirk's life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet," he added, saying he was "so prou...
Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

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Another member of the US Olympic gymnastics team has come forward with sexual abuse claims against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Gabby Douglas wrote in an Instagram post, "It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar. I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful." Douglas, 21, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist who competed in 2012 and 2016. Earlier this month, Aly Raisman -- Douglas' teammate on the last two Olympic teams -- came forward alleging that Nassar had abused her. Prior to that, McKayla Maroney shared in an Instagram post that Nassar abused her from when she was 13. J...