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Jack Maynard leaves I'm a Celebrity to defend himself

YouTuber Jack Maynard has left I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! due to “circumstances outside camp”. His exit comes after a series of his tweets – in which he used inappropriate language – were published in the Sun newspaper while he was in Australia. His publicist confirmed he was leaving the ITV show so he could be made aware of any allegations against him and have the right to defend himself. They said he agreed with the decision “made by his representatives and ITV”. A spokesperson for the…

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Anthony Joshua stops Carlos Takam in round 10 to defend IBF and WBA titles

Anthony Joshua defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles by wearing down a game Carlos Takam with a controversial 10th-round stoppage at a raucous Principality Stadium. The Briton, 28, broke his nose after a heavy head collision early on and did not have things all his own way against a fighter who took the bout at 12 days’ notice. But in a key fourth round in which both men enjoyed success, Joshua dropped his man with a hook and badly damaged the eye of his rival. Takam was twice…

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Anthony Joshua stops Carlos Takam in the tenth to defend heavyweight titles in Cardiff

Anthony Joshua stopped an incredibly tough Carlos Takam in the tenth round to defend his WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles on Saturday night in Cardiff. After suffering what appeared to be a broken nose in the second round, Joshua fought on to cut his opponent, before eventually stopping him in the latter stages. The fight began with the champion firmly on the front foot, while the challenger was reluctant to engage. However Joshua faced a new test in the second when a head-butt from his opponent seemed to…

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US Navy prepares to defend allies amid heightened tensions with North Korea

Off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and South Korean Navy ships prepared for an event they hope will never happen: a North Korean land and air attack against their neighbors to the south. The annual bilateral training exercise called Maritime Counter Special Operations Force involved a U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan and a U.S. destroyer, the USS Stethem, as well as South Korean ships. ABC News’ Martha Raddatz was aboard the Reagan in the Sea of Japan for the exercise this week, as the Trump administration…

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Harvey Weinstein: Prosecutors defend lack of action

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prosecutors have defended their decision not to take action against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after a woman complained about his behaviour in 2015. The Manhattan district attorney’s office says undercover audio of the complainant and Weinstein was “insufficient to prove a crime”. But they said the Oscar winner had a “pattern of mistreating women”. Weinstein says many of the accusations against him are false. In a statement, Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman-Agnifilo said: “If we could have prosecuted Harvey Weinstein for the…

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Chris Eubank Jr brutally KOs Avni Yildirim to defend super-middleweight belt; eyes George Groves next

Sunday, October 8, 2017 Chris Eubank Jr scored a brutal third round knockout of Turkey’s Avni Yildirim on Saturday night as he defended his IBO super-middleweight belt. After putting Yildirim down in the first with a sharp uppercut, Eubank realised he could seriously hurt his opponent and so pushed forward, taking him out two rounds later with a wondrous combination of hooks. The victory meant that the 28-year-old defended his IBO title and progressed to the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight tournament. His opponent in this semi-final…

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Kate Winslet is the latest actor to defend working with Woody Allen

Woody Allen has never been charged with a sex crime. In the court of public opinion, however, a large segment long ago began viewing the famed director a deviant for two reasons. First, in 1992, his former partner Mia Farrow accused him of molesting his then 7-year-old adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, an accusation Allen has denied. Then in 1997, he married Soon-Yi Previn, Farrow’s adopted daughter. At the time, he was 62 and Previn was 27. Kate Winslet, pictured in The Dressmaker, stars in Allen’s upcoming film Wonder Wheel.¬†Photo: Supplied…

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