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10 martial arts movies on Netflix you need to watch

Picking a list of the best martial arts movies is nearly impossible. It’s a world featuring thousands of fighting styles and just as many different kinds of stories. Your options on Netflix are limited, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t wonderful. Whether you’re just starting your journey with kung fu or personally practice silat, you’ll find something to love in …

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‘I trusted my daughter’s abuser with my life’

Image copyright Getty Images Julie’s daughter was 14 years old when she was targeted by her martial arts coach Matthew Kendall, who went on to shoot himself when his abuse was uncovered. Julie* tells the BBC about the ordeal faced by Sarah*, who’s now been awarded damages by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Sarah had a seminar with the Telford …

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Trump grants posthumous pardon to heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

Donald Trump has granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxings first black heavyweight champion Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice. “It’s my honor to do it. It’s about time,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, …

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Music retailer HMV calls in administrators

Image copyright Getty Images Music retailer HMV has confirmed it is calling in KPMG as administrators. The move, the second in six years, involves 2,200 staff at 125 stores. Owners Hilco, which took the company out of its first administration in 2013, blamed a “tsunami” of retail challenges, including business rate levels and the move to digital. It said the …

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Americas First Jewish Sex Symbol

John Garfield was a handsome actor, a controversial artist, and a Communist fellow traveler who inspired “the talent” in Hollywood to produce themselves and become super-rich capitalists – like Oprah. In May, 1952, more than 10,000 people massed outside New York’s Riverside Memorial Chapel for what many considered “the biggest celebrity funeral” since Rudolph Valentino’s in 1926. Devastated fans hailed …

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‘Creed II’ packs ‘Rocky IV’-powered punch

(CNN)“Creed II” represents the square root of “Rocky IV,” with all the tantalizing side plots that entails. Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone again provide a potent one-two combo, in a movie filled with nostalgic callbacks that make the most of the franchise’s durable formula. There’s a reason, though, that series piled up so many Roman numerals, even if it …

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Tiki-taxi for Spain as style becomes vice against Russia’s rearguard | Barney Ronay

Finesse was no match for the World Cup hosts tenacity in their Moscow last16 showdown Tiki-taxi for Spain. On a slow-burn, increasingly wild afternoon at the Luzhniki Stadium the outstanding team of the age produced a quietly extraordinary performance, exiting the World Cup with surely the most statistically dominant losing game ever mustered up. At the end Spain’s players sat …

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John McCain obituary

Patriotic senator and Republican presidential candidate admired for his bravery as a prisoner in Hanoi, and for his readiness to speak truth to power Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has died aged 81 after suffering from brain cancer, was for many Americans an authentic national hero. The son and grandson of admirals, he was a pilot who, shot down …

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