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I'm still the right man – Under-pressure Stoke boss Mark Hughes defiant despite latest defeat

Under-pressure Stoke boss Mark Hughes insisted he was not bothered by criticism and defended his selection decisions after his side’s 1-0 home loss to Newcastle. There were boos from Potters fans at the final whistle of the New Year’s Day contest – in which Ayoze Perez netted a 73rd-minute winner – and a ‘Hughes Out’ banner was on display. Stoke are 16th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone, having won only two of their last 12 games. When Hughes was asked in his post-match press conference…

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Iran protests: Citizens have right to criticise, not destroy – Rouhani

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iranians are free to protest against the government but must not jeopardise security, President Hassan Rouhani has said after four days of demonstrations. Speaking at a cabinet session, he acknowledged that there were problems that needed to be solved but warned that violence would not be tolerated. The protests have been the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009. There have been clashes in several cities, and Iran has restricted social networks used to organise protests. The “temporary” restrictions on the…

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What The Post Gets Right (and Wrong) About Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers

The decision to publish the famed Pentagon Papers in The Washington Post ultimately came before its publisher, Katharine Graham. Caught between the caution of her lawyers and the zeal of her hardworking journalists, Graham was under enormous pressure. The estimable New York Times first broke the story about a cache of classified government documents revealing uncomfortable truths about the Vietnam War, but after the Nixon Administration successfully stopped the Times from printing, Graham’s paper had a golden opportunity to pick up the story. On one side were her Post reporters and…

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Rose McGowan is right about wearing black to the Golden Globes

Rose McGowan is outraged. Boiling over, explosive. She is angry about sexual assault, rape, complicity and the use of the word “alleged” in connection to accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein. And some of that rage is being aimed at her fellow actresses who intend to wear black to the Golden Globes awards in January – to call attention to the same epidemic of harassment and assault that has enraged McGowan herself. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Boxing Day movies 2017 Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 02:21 More Entertainment News Videos…

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The foul comments on the Oceans 8 trailer are exactly why we need it right now

It might not be screening until June next year but that hasn’t stopped women of almost every age, colour and creed excitedly celebrating the Ocean’s 8 trailer. Starring Sandra Bullock in the George Clooney role, and Cate Blanchett in the Brad Pitt one, it features plenty of what we need right now: relief. Certainly, there is more than this. There’s Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna and Sarah Paulson; there’s witty banter, there’s action, there’s jewellery and clothes and there’s not one single sex pervert in sight. We need this right…

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Austria far right: 'Nobody has anything to fear' says new minister

Austria’s next interior minister has said “nobody has anything to fear” from the new coalition government. Far-right politician Herbert Kickl, a senior figure in the Freedom Party, said he had “a very, very good feeling” about the new coalition with the conservative People’s Party. Austria’s president approved the new coalition on Saturday, two months after inconclusive elections. People’s Party leader Sebastian Kurz, 31, will be Austria’s new chancellor. He will become the world’s youngest head of government. What propels young leaders to power? President Alexander Van der Bellen said the…

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