Cast of 'The Godfather' reunite for emotional 45th anniversary

By Jill Serjeant | NEW YORK NEW YORK Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director and cast of “The Godfather” reminisced on Saturday in a 45th anniversary reunion in New York about the trials, perseverance and inspiration that resulted in the Oscar-winning ...

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Trump reassures US gun owners

Donald Trump stood at a podium in front of an Atlanta auditorium full of gun lovers. “You are my friends,” he told them. “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,” he said. A woman in the back of the auditorium shouted: “Thank you.” A moment later a man took off his red Make ...

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Tense moment plane lands without wheel

The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Florida after losing a part mid-flight. A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing in Florida after losing a wheel mid-flight. The small aircraft was en route from Belize when the incident happened, forcing the pilot to circle several times to burn off fuel before attempting to land ...

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Arkansas execution: Judge orders post-mortem

A judge has ordered a post-mortem exam on the body of a man executed by lethal injection who was reportedly in pain during his final moments. District Judge Kristine Baker’s order came hours after Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson dismissed calls for an in-depth review. Kenneth Williams, the fourth prisoner executed in eight days, convulsed and groaned, witnesses said. His lawyers ...

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Donald Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on the media during a rally marking 100 days in office. He told supporters in Pennsylvania that he was keeping “one promise after another”, dismissing criticism as “fake news” by “out of touch” journalists. Mr Trump decided to skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner ...

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Anthony Joshua: Tyson Fury says yes to all-British heavyweight title fight

Media playback is not supported on this device Joshua v Klitschko re-run Listen to the fight again on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 06:00-10:00 BST on Sunday. Tyson Fury has accepted the challenge issued by world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua following the Londoner’s title victory over Wladimir Klitschko. Joshua, who stopped the Ukrainian in the 11th round at ...

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David Cameron buys £25,000 garden shed 'to write in'

David Cameron says he plans to write a book in a designer garden shed that has been installed at his family home. The shepherd’s hut, thought to have cost the former prime minister £25,000, includes a wood-burning stove, sofa bed and sheep’s wool insulation. Mr Cameron admitted his wife Samantha made all the design decisions about the hut, in which ...

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General election 2017: May says Tories would not raise VAT

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May says a Conservative government will not raise VAT if she wins the general election. But the PM declined to back a 2015 Tory pledge that also ruled out rises in income tax and National Insurance. Mrs May said she would not be making “specific proposals” on taxes unless she is “absolutely ...

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Protesters thrown out for waving Russian flags at Donald Trump rally

Protesters were kicked out of a Donald Trump after they threw Russian flags into the air as he began a speech marking his 100th day as President. Speaking in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mr Trump celebrated his initial achievements and lashed out at critics. As the President attacked the “incompetent, dishonest” media, protesters waved Russian flags emblazoned with the word “Trump.” Protester thrown to ...

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Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko was a brawl from another time, a brutal fight and an instant modern classic

Everybody in the boxing business thought that they had stopped making heavyweight fights like Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.  The pair went deep into the most heroic and violent of boxing’s most ancient places in front of 90,000 fanatics at Wembley, each having to haul their shattered bodies up from terrible knockdowns before the sudden end in round eleven. This ...

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