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Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

With less than a week to go before a civil trial, Bill Cosby's lawyers are crying foul over a change in the story of a woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion

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Ukraine news – live: Mariupol defence ‘changed course of war’, Zelensky aide says

The staunch defence of Mariupol has “completely changed the course” of Russia’s war on Ukraine, an aide to president Volodymyr Zelensky has said. After weeks holed up in bunkers underneath the Avozstal steelworks, hundreds of Ukrainian fighters were reported to have been transported from this last Ukrainian bastion in the devastated city to Russian-held territory nearby. The fighters – including some from the Azov Battalion, whose far-right links are symbolically useful to Vladimir Putin’s disputed claims of “denazification” – now face an uncertain fate, as Russian politicians talked down Ukrainian hopes of prisoner exchanges and Moscow investigators unveiled plans to interrogate the captives over what they claimed were potential “crimes committed against the civilian population”. Meanwhile, Moscow appeared to relax its threats over Finland and Sweden joining Nato, with foreign minister Sergei Lavrov saying their bids would make “not much difference” as they have been participating in Nato military drills for years. The Nordic countries expressed “optimism” that Turkey would not block their bids, after Ankara surprised its Nato allies by vowing to do so. Read More Why did Russia invade Ukraine? The conflict explained Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters evacuated from Mariupol steel plant Sweden will apply to join Nato in historic shift – but Putin warns of ‘response’ ‘I have died every day’: Ukraine wives of Mariupol fighters plead for help from Turkey

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Netflix secret codes: How to access hidden movies and TV series on streaming service

You might think you’ve exhausted everything there is to watch on Netflix. The chances are, though, that there are probably a large quantity of films and TV shows you’ve never come across while searching through the streaming service’s extensive library. Unless you spend hours scrolling through, the titles that are highlighted are based on the previous things you’ve watched or added to your list. But, if you fancy watching something from a genre that isn’t available on Netflix’s limited selection, you won’t be able to find what you’re looking for with much ease. It turns out there are actually thousands of codes that will make searching through Netflix much easier for you. These codes correlate with some pretty specific genres, ranging from “Romantic Foreign Movies” to “B-Horror Movies”, and they’ve been put in one place for you to scroll through. To visit each genre’s webpage, all you need to do is input the four-digit code into your web browser after the following address: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/ It is worth noting that this only works on the website, and won’t be available on phones, NOW TV boxes or the Amazon Firestick. The kind people over at ogres-crypt have compiled the comprehensive list of genres, but you can also find a wide selection below (and a full list of everything being removed in May 2022 here). Action & Adventure (1365) Asian Action Movies (77232) Classic Action & Adventure (46576) Action Comedies (43040) Action Thrillers (43048) Adventures (7442) Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118) Westerns (7700) Spy Action & Adventure (10702) Crime Action & Adventure (9584) Foreign Action & Adventure (11828) Martial Arts Movies (8985) Military Action & Adventure (2125) Anime (7424) Adult Animation (11881) Anime Action (2653) Anime Comedies (9302) Anime Dramas (452) Anime Features (3063) Anime Sci-Fi (2729) Anime Horror (10695) Anime Fantasy (11146) Anime Series (6721) Children & Family Movies (783) Movies for ages 0 to 2 (6796) Movies for ages 2 to 4 (6218) Movies for ages 5 to 7 (5455) Movies for ages 8 to 10 (561) Movies for ages 11 to 12 (6962) Education for Kids (10659) Disney (67673) Movies based on children’s books (10056) Family Features (51056) TV Cartoons (11177) Kids’ TV (27346) Kids Music (52843) Animal Tales (5507) Classic Movies (31574) Classic Comedies (31694) Classic 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(42023) Teen Screams (52147) Vampire Horror Movies (75804) Werewolf Horror Movies (75930) Zombie Horror Movies (75405) Satanic Stories (6998) Independent Movies (7077) Experimental Movies (11079) Independent Action & Adventure (11804) Independent Thrillers (3269) Romantic Independent Movies (9916) Independent Comedies (4195) Independent Dramas (384) Music (1701) Kids Music (52843) Country & Western/Folk (1105) Jazz & Easy Listening (10271) Latin Music (10741) Urban & Dance Concerts (9472) World Music Concerts (2856) Rock & Pop Concerts (3278) Musicals (13335) Classic Musicals (32392) Disney Musicals (59433) Showbiz Musicals (13573) Stage Musicals (55774) Romantic Movies (8883) Romantic Favorites (502675) Quirky Romance (36103) Romantic Independent Movies (9916) Romantic Foreign Movies (7153) Romantic Dramas (1255) Steamy Romantic Movies (35800) Classic Romantic Movies (31273) Romantic Comedies (5475) Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492) Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568) Alien Sci-Fi (3327) Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147) Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734) Fantasy Movies (9744) Sci-Fi Adventure (6926) Sci-Fi Dramas (3916) Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694) Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014) Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485) Sports Movies (4370) Sports Comedies (5286) Sports Documentaries (180) Sports Dramas (7243) Baseball Movies (12339) Football Movies (12803) Boxing Movies (12443) Soccer Movies (12549) Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling (6695) Basketball Movies (12762) Sports & Fitness (9327) Thrillers (8933) Action Thrillers (43048) Classic Thrillers (46588) Crime Thrillers (10499) Foreign Thrillers (10306) Independent Thrillers (3269) Gangster Movies (31851) Psychological Thrillers (5505) Political Thrillers (10504) Mysteries (9994) Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014) Spy Thrillers (9147) Steamy Thrillers (972) Supernatural Thrillers (11140) TV Shows (83) British TV Shows (52117) Classic TV Shows (46553) Crime TV Shows (26146) Cult TV Shows (74652) Food & Travel TV (72436) Kids’ TV (27346) Korean TV Shows (67879) Miniseries (4814) Military TV Shows (25804) Science & Nature TV (52780) TV Action & Adventure (10673) TV Comedies (10375) TV Documentaries (10105) TV Dramas (11714) TV Horror (83059) TV Mysteries (4366) TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1372) Reality TV (9833) Teen TV Shows (60951) Read More New on Netflix in May: Every movie and series added this month What’s leaving Netflix in March 2022: Every movie and TV series being removed from streaming service this month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus: Every Asian movie and TV show coming to streaming services in May How long before Breaking Bad is Better Call Saul set? When is Better Call Saul season 6 coming to the US and UK? Everything we know about Stranger Things season 4

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Tesla to host second artificial intelligence day in August

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc top boss Elon Musk said on Tuesday the electric-car maker will host its second artificial intelligence

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What we know about Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect Payton Gendron

The 18-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday afternoon was motivated by hate, authorities said, targeting a supermarket in the heart of a predominantly Black community.

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DOJ files suit against casino mogul Steve Wynn seeking order that he register as foreign agent of China

The Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit seeking a court order requiring that casino mogul Steve Wynn register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

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More than 100,000 people officially missing in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico– More than 100,000 people are now listed as missing in violence-wracked Mexico, a grim milestone that the United Nations rights chief on Tuesday called “a tragedy of enormous proportions.” Rights groups appealed for urgent action to tackle disappearances that have skyrocketed during years of spiraling drug-related violence. The National Registry of Missing Persons, which has been tracking disappearances since 1964, said that as of Monday the whereabouts of 100,012 people were unknown. About 75 percent are men. The Movement for Our Disappeared warned that the figure was “certainly well below the number” of actual cases, calling for the government to deal with the crisis “in a comprehensive and immediate manner.” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the disappearances represented a “human tragedy of enormous proportions.” “No effort should be spared to put an end to these human rights violations and abuses of extraordinary breadth, and to vindicate victims’ rights to truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition,” she added. Only 35 of the disappearances recorded have led to convictions — a “staggering rate of impunity” that is “mostly attributable to the lack of effective investigations,” Bachelet’s office said. – ‘Pattern of impunity’ – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances described the situation as “heart-breaking.” Enforced disappearances are a daily occurrence in Mexico, “reflecting a chronic pattern of impunity,” they added. The UN committee, which is made up of independent experts, warned in April that Mexico was facing an “alarming trend of rising enforced disappearances.” Organized crime groups were mainly responsible for these disappearances, “with varying degrees of participation, acquiescence or omission by public servants,” it said. The committee’s report was rejected by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who said his government would not tolerate impunity or corruption. Frustration at slow progress in official investigations has led families of the disappeared, especially mothers, to form groups that search for clandestine graves using picks and shovels. The crisis is fueled by the state’s apathy, said Cecilia Flores, the leader of one such group in the northwestern state of Sonora who is looking for her sons Alejandro and Marco Antonio. “If the authorities did their job, not so many would have disappeared,” she told AFP. “For them, a disappeared person is one less criminal and one more statistic,” Flores said. – ‘Staggering number’ – Authorities say some 37,000 unidentified bodies are being held in forensic services, though civil organizations warn the number could be much higher. Authorities are working to consolidate a database of the disappeared with genetic samples, though many corpses have been buried without being identified because morgues are overflowing. The International Committee of the Red Cross described the 100,000 missing as “a staggering number that underscores the immediate need to strengthen prevention, search, and identification mechanisms for those who are missing and their families.” However, it recognized “important progress” made by Mexico in some areas including identifying the dead and easing the pain of families of the missing. “The first few hours are the most important,” said Marlene Herbig, head of the ICRC’s missing persons program in Mexico. “When someone disappears, their relatives have the right to know what has happened. Knowing the fate of disappeared persons is primarily a humanitarian act.” The first reported disappearances in Mexico date back to the authorities’ so-called “dirty war” against leftist movements from the 1960s to 1980s. Mexico has also registered over 340,000 deaths — mostly attributed to organized crime groups — since 2006, when a major anti-drug military offensive was launched.

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Californian court declares law requiring women on boards unconstitutional

The court said the law, which forced boards to have up to three women directors, was discriminatory.

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China, US Are Racing to Make Billions From Mining the Moon's Minerals

(Bloomberg) -- “There’s going to be a new world order out there, and we’ve got to lead it,” US President

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Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

Broadcast television networks, inundated with competition from cable and streaming services, have learned the power of franchises

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First batch of train simulators for PH Railways Institute arrives from Japan

The first batch of the train simulators from Japan has arrived in the country, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said. DOTr Sec. Art Tugade said the train simulators will be used in the operation of the Philippine Railways Institute (PRI) which was set up for the country to have more train operators. The DOTr has invested a lot in the mass transportation in the country to improve mobility amid the perennial traffic woes in Metro Manila and nearby areas. “This is part of the grant agreement between Japan and the Philippines,” said Tugade. The PRI is the country’s first Railways Training Institute that will serve as the planning, implementing, and regulatory agency for human resources development in the Philippine railways sector. It was set up based on the Executive Order No. 96 series of 2019 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in November 2019. “This will serve as a key for sustainable, efficient, and dependable mass transportation in the Philippines,” said Tugade. Tugade said the train simulators are currently in a depot in Valenzuela City.

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MB Daily News Update: Winning senators proclaimed today

With actor Robin Padilla entrenched at the top spot, the winning candidates in the May 9 polls are expected to be proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). But the winning party-list groups will have to wait longer after the Comelec en banc decided to postpone their proclamation until after May 24 when the special elections in Lanao del Sur would have been finished. The Parish Pastoral Council on Responsible Voting (PPCRV) continued to find a great majority of encoded election returns matching with transmitted copies, with the latest figures showing 53,644 found to be consistent with 54,412 copies. A Cebu Pacific pilot has found himself in hot water after his social media post about Vice President Leni Robredo asking for priority landing in a flight he commanded was branded as a malicious fabrication by the Robredo camp. These are among the top stories this Wednesday morning, May 18, 2022. #MatalinongBotoNamfrel to help PPCRV in validating poll returnsComelec names 12 senatorial bets to be proclaimedComelec postpones proclamation of winning PL groupsPPCRV: 53,644 of 54,412 fully-encoded ERs match electronically-transmitted copies Presumptive presidentStill no official site for Bongbong's inauguration‘No delays’: Bayan Muna urges SC to quickly act on petition vs Marcos’ COC, vote canvassing 31st Southeast Asian GamesBarbosa retains SEAG kyorugi title; Muay duo bags goldRubilen Amit retains women's 9-ball goldRobyn Brown breaks long-standing PH record in 400m hurdlesEala leads PH tennis team campaign, barges into quarterfinalsGilas destroys Cambodia with 68-point routPH women's volleyball team yields to IndonesiaSEAG champ Carlos Yulo shares achievement with No. 1 fan From Office of the VP‘Malicious fabrication’: OVP denies Cebu Pacific pilot’s priority landing claim vs Robredo No post-election appointments allowedCSC says post-election appointments to be invalidated, disapproved Earthquake AlertMagnitude 5.1 quake jolts Cagayan — Phivolcs Weather UpdateSouthwesterly surface wind flow brings scattered rains, thunderstorms over Metro Manila, parts of western Luzon BusinessMonetary Board hiring 5th deputy BSP governorHigher remittance figure boosted stocksGov’t e-payments should erode graft, corruption – BSP JudiciaryPerson ‘posing’ as ‘Atty. Vic Rodriguez’ foundSC turns over donation to UP-PGH LegislaturePharmally lawyer says Sotto one of the more sober, reasonable senators in the SenatePharmally's Dargani, Ong will come out of jail with heads held high—lawyer Metro RoundupNavotas records lowest count of active casesNavotas City gov't conducts free cervical cancer screening, chest X-rayPasay City areas to experience power service interruption for two daysFish kill hits Tawiran Lake in Obando, Bulacan Provincial Roundup LuzonP3-M worth of ketamine seized from Taiwanese nationalBatanes reopens its doors to tourismMissing woman, 78, found dead in mountain VisayasComelec-Cebu says no ground to hold special poll in CordovaParagliding activities in Cebu town suspended after fatal crash of American expert MindanaoChurch, environmental groups decry lifting of open-pit mining ban in South Cotabato

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HR-happy Dodgers surge past D-Backs, win doubleheader opener

The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 to begin the first doubleheader ever played by these NL West rivals

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Britishvolt, Scorpio Group to research maritime EV batteries, storage

By Nick Carey LONDON (Reuters) - Britishvolt said on Wednesday that Monaco-based Scorpio Group had made a strategic investment in

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Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

(Reuters) - More than 250 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after weeks of

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Orange County church shooting suspect to be charged with murder and nine other counts

The man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding five others at a Taiwanese church service in Orange County, California, on Sunday will be charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of an explosive device, District Attorney Todd Spitzer said Tuesday.

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Ukraine: The police officer who lost his family in one Russian strike

Ivan Simoroz's home was hit by Russian bombs, killing six members of his family - days later he returned to work.

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College football, XFL, Australian Open headline ESPN slate

Three huge matchups to kick off the college football season, the XFL, a new Australian Open agreement and two new “30 for 30” documentaries were announced by ESPN as part of its presentation to advertisers in New York

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WTFu (What the FU) by MR. FU: The mother of ‘harbat’

I will be talking about a very special person who will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow, May 20. (ikukuwento o ilalaglag?!) She’s no other than Nay Lolit Solis! Showbiz columnist, talent manager, TV host and the mother of “harbat”! (I’m sure yung pinakahuling title ang pinakagusto n’ya!) I can’t recall the very first time we met (o baka gusto ko lang kalimutan!) But I’m sure it was on GMA7 compound. I would see her every now and then until the management decided to put us together on “Tweetbiz” on QTV 11, along with other talents. (di pa kami close n’yan masyado kasi mas feel ata nya si Tim Yap na kasama namin sa show!) When I became a regular talent of TV5, I saw her in one event that I was covering. Since I was there to do my ambush interviews for one talk show, I approached her. MR. FU: “Hello Nay Lolit! Madami nang lumipat sa TV5, kelan ka lilipat?” Lolit: “Lilipat lang ako kung ikaw makaksama ko sa show!” MR. FU: “hahahahhahahahahhaha!” (as in tumawa lang ako nang malakas!) Lolit: “Hindi nga. Nakita kita magtrabaho. Gusto kita katrabaho.” MR. FU: “awwww…touch naman ako dyan.” (siguro naman di nya ako ineeklay nun!) We never had a show on TV5. But she would text me whenever she would see me on cam. I remember we would talk about electric fans. I used to be an endorser of a brand of electric fans, and she would ask me if her electric fan was already on its way to her home. (pinapadalhan ko kasi sila minsan ni Tito Gorgy Rula!) She would even joke: “Wala bang aircon?! “(I’m sure hoping sya meron! Kaloka lang ha, kasi electric fan ang harbat ko for her!) Three years ago, I got to work with her on “Take It Per Minute,” her digital show with fellow veteran showbiz talk show host. (na eventually nilagyan ng Meganon ang show title!) Her classic gesture behind the camera was when she would set aside gift packs for me before I arrive on the set. (as in papasok pa lang ako, iaabot na nya. Kailangan may share ako palagi ng harbat na galing sa friends o sa fans ng show. Wow fans ha!) She is my textmate. We always talk about what she calls our “kagagahan in the show” (favorite din naming okrayin si Salve Asis na walang kamalay malay!) But one of the most unforgettable experiences I had with her in the show, was when she defended me from the comments of a popular female personality. A producer asked us to do a show with the female personality but apparently Ms. Personality didn’t want to include me in the show. (di raw kasi ako knows ni ateng!) I told Nay Lolit that it would be ok if I wont be part of the project but she insisted that she would make things work for all of us. (pero di naman MMFF scam levels ha!) I just got shocked when I read her text conversation with the female personality. She said all the good words for me just to convince Ms. Personality to work with me. (as in kulang nalang gawin akong santo! Tumatak sakin yang talak nya!) But still the project didn’t push through. (so parang kasalanan ko!) Two months ago, “Take it Per Minute Meganon” had a problem. (naku di ko na e-explain baka may mang-okray nanaman sakin!) The management changed its title to “Take It, Take It Meganon,” this time a show featuring just the two of us. (feeling close lalo ako sa kanya kasi sinasama na nya ako sa ig posts nya!) Nothing changed in her usual motherly persona. (kahit naiirita sya minsan pag retouch ako ng retouch!) I would claim to the staff: “I’m seated at the right hand of the Mother!” (well, literal kasi nakaupo talaga ako sa ride side nya eversince!) But seriously, she has always been in my heart. (wag lang marereact ang anak nyang si Sneezy!). I believe the universe has its reasons why we are working together in the show. (baka kasi ako na magiging Harbat Princess! Bilang sya ang Queen!) Happy 75th birthday Nay Lolit! (hanggang 175 years old ka pa ha! oo 175!) (MR.FU hosts on 91.5 Win Radio, 7pm-9pm, Mondays to Fridays. Twitter/IG: @mrfu_mayganon. FB: mr.fu tagabulabog ng buong universe. Youtube/FB: WTFu. Patreon: www.patreon.com/wtfu website: www.channelfu.com )

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Celtics rule Smart, Horford out for Game 1 against Heat

Boston will be without two starters for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, with Al Horford entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols and Marcus Smart unable to play because of a mid-foot sprain

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Ratepayer advocates seek protections in offshore wind case

State regulators considering whether to approve Dominion Energy Virginia’s plans for a nearly $10 billion offshore wind farm are being asked to consider extra protections to shield customers from possible cost overruns and other project risks

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#IndiaAtCannes | Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Only good cinema talked about here, not box office collections

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says our country doesn’t value talent even after international validation, and how his upcoming film has no buyers on OTT as well.

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Russia, Ukraine peace talks stall amid mutual recriminations

By Lidia Kelly and Ronald Popeski (Reuters) -Peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine have stagnated, officials said on Tuesday, with

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The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien fans share first reviews after being invited to watch new Prime Video series

Die-hard Lord of the Rings fans are sharing their verdict on the new TV series after being treated to a special preview. Prime Video invited JRR Tolkien enthusiasts to attend a screening of the forthcoming show, which is titled The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The new show will run for eight episodes when it arrives this September and a teaser for the prequel series, released in February, saw viewers hail it as “incredible”, “jaw-dropping” and “magnificent”. However, fans of Middle Earth were nervous ahead of sitting down to watch footage from the show – but those nerves soon made way for excitement, with fans praising the series as well as the showrunners, JD Payne and Patrick McKay. “Last week, I was invited by the @LOTRonPrime folks, along with a bunch of other internet Tolkien folks, to attend an advanced screening of some footage from the #RingsofPower show and to meet the showrunners,” @tolkienprof wrote. He added: “I must say: after meeting them, I feel the show is in VERY good hands. The makers of this show know and get Tolkien and are completely passionate about it.” According to @tolkienprof, the showrunners’ knowledge of Middle Earth “surpassed my wildest expectations of their fandom”. Another fan, Dr Maggie Parke, said that the showrunners “kept up with the best of us”, stating: “Their passion & knowledge made me feel like they were one of us, they get it. I’m feeling very optimistic!” Meanwhile, @tolkientalkbR said: ‘We are very satisfied with what we saw”, while tikTok user @knewbettadobetta added: tgat those hwo are worried about the series should “put their fears to rest”. “We, as Tolkien fans, are in good hands!” he said, stating: “Above and beyond, I was absolutely blown away. I cannot wait to see more – it’s just beyond words.” The new series, which is set thousands of years before Paeter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, has been in the works since 2017. Prime Video bought rights to the show for $250m (£183m). The Rings of Power will star Morfydd Clark, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Joseph Mawle, Lenny Henry and Peter Mullan. Read More Addams Family actor reveals he auditioned for Lord of The Rings’ Gandalf Rosario Dawson reveals a fan suggestion landed her Star Wars role Ewan McGregor confirms wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast in Star Wars series Rosario Dawson reveals a fan suggestion landed her Star Wars role Ewan McGregor confirms wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast in Star Wars series Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee discusses shocking season 3 death

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Self-driving startup Wayve taps Microsoft for 'supercomputer muscle'

By Nick Carey LONDON (Reuters) - British startup Wayve said on Wednesday it will use supercomputer infrastructure designed for the

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