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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hints At Answers The Force Awakens Didn’t Deliver

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a major blockbuster last year, but the film ultimately raised more questions than it answered. We don’t yet know why Luke’s Jedi academy was destroyed, why he later went into self-imposed, exile on Ahch-To, why his nephew Kylo Ren fell to the Dark Side, why Han and Leia were estranged, or the history of the new Emperor stand-in, Supreme Leader Snoke. A new trailer for Episode VIII dropped last…

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Pound jumps as Bank of England hints at rate rise

The Bank of England has said that higher inflation and a pick up in growth could lead to a rate hike in “the coming months”. Members of the Bank’s nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25%. But the committee was talking in much stronger terms about an increase, analysts said. The pound climbed nearly 1% against the dollar to $ 1.3314 after the Bank’s announcement. It said the growth outlook was slightly stronger than it had predicted last month. The nine policymakers on…

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First hints Parkinson's can be stopped

It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests. Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying. The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints the medicine halted the progression of the disease. The University College London (UCL) team is “excited”, but it urges caution as any long-term benefit is uncertain and the drug needs more testing. “There’s absolutely no doubt the most important unmet need in Parkinson’s…

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Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia. A provocative report in the British journal Lancet Thursday raised the prospect that a third of dementia cases around the world could be delayed or even prevented by avoiding key risks starting in childhood that can make the brain more vulnerable to memory loss in old age. A recent U.S. report was much more cautious, saying there…

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Trump hints at climate deal shift in Paris talks

French President Emmanuel Macron said he “respected” Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord but that France would remain committed. “On climate we know what our differences are,” Mr Macron said in Paris on Thursday, adding that it was important to move forward. Speaking alongside Mr Macron, Mr Trump then hinted that the US could shift its position but failed to elaborate. “Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord,” he said. Mr Trump added: “We’ll see what happens.” The US president withdrew from the…

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Johnny Depp hints at Trump 'assassination'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten US President Donald Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. “Can you bring Trump here?” he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After receiving jeers from the crowd, he added: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” “I want to clarify,” he added, “I’m not an actor. I lie for a living [but] it’s been a while. Maybe it’s about time.” The star…

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Harry Styles hints solo music could be out in April

Harry Styles has hinted his first solo material will be out in April. The One Direction star posted three blank squares on Instagram, after months of silence on social media. Then he appeared in an advert during last night’s semi-final of The Voice UK, which hints at the release date April 7th. It came within minutes of band mate Liam Payne announcing the birth of his first son with Cheryl. The video has been posted on YouTube. The advert shows Harry walking on to a spot lit empty stage, before…

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