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Jared Leto a frontrunner for Bloodshot role

Suicide Squad star Jared Leto is in talks to return to the world of comic book characters as the star of Sony’s Bloodshot.
Dave Wilson, who has partnered with Deadpool’s Tim Miller at Blur Studios, will direct the Valiant comic book project, and Leto is the frontrunner to play the title character, a ruthless killer framed for a murder and forced into witness protection.
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Residential building collapses in Nigeria, killing at least 8

A four-storey residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city killing at least eight people, including a child, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said Wednesday.
Authorities said at least 15 people had been rescued from the rubble of the building that collapsed Tuesday afternoon.
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'Ballerina' to kick off John Wick cinematic universe

A John Wick cinematic universe is reportedly set to kick off with new action movie.
Lionsgate has acquired a spec script about a female assassin penned by Shay Hatten, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It is understood that the studio plans on reworking the plot so it fits within the John Wick franchise, potentially turning it into the first spin-off movie within the popular Keanu Reeves-fronted film series.
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Jailbreak how-to: Inmates chronicle escape on cellphone mocking investigators

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Video shot with a contraband cellphone shows the escape of three inmates from a maximum-security wing of a California jail last year, as well as scenes from their days on the run.
Los Angeles news station KNBC-TV, which aired parts of the footage Tuesday, says it was provided by an attorney connected to the case, and not by prosecutors.
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Cineplex signs partnership with Topgolf, plans to open multiple venues in Canada

TORONTO -- Cineplex (TSX:CGX) has signed an exclusive partnership deal to open Topgolf entertainment complexes across the country over the next several years.
Topgolf combines a driving range with other games and entertainment options including point-scoring golf games that feature microchipped balls.
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Can we create life from scratch? Scientists start with yeast

Post doctoral fellow Leslie Mitchell works at her bench at a New York University lab in the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences in New York, where researchers are attempting to create custom-built DNA from scratch.
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Just For Laughs Festival announces expansion to continent of Africa in 2018

MONTREAL - Just For Laughs is once again expanding abroad with a new home base in Africa.
The Montreal-based comedy brand has joined forces with a South Africa-based conglomerate to launch the new venture.
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Ohio executes Ronald Phillips, man convicted of rape and murder of three-year-old

LUCASVILLE, Ohio — Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state’s first execution in more than three years.
Forty-three-year-old Ronald Phillips is scheduled to die Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
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Great white shark detected in N.S. Minas Basin to feast on abundance of seals

CHEVERIE, N.S. -- A 300-kilogram great white shark affectionately known as 'Pumpkin' has been cruising Nova Scotia's Minas Basin to feast on an abundance of seals.
Scientists say the female shark was detected off Cheverie by an acoustic monitoring system that picked up a transmitter placed on it last year.
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Mariah Carey fans concerned by another bizarre performance

Mariah Carey has left fans puzzled after footage of her whistling to one her songs has emerged online.
The superstar singer has just finished her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace, which began in May 2016 and ended on 18 July.
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LONDON — A British judge is considering where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life.
A High Court judge is expected to decide at a London hearing Wednesday whether his parents’ wish to take Charlie home to die will be granted.
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Adobe is planning to 'end-of-life Flash' by 2020

Adobe on Tuesday said its Flash software that served up video and online games for decades will be killed off over the next three years.
The software giant said in a blog post its software, once considered a standard, was being supplanted by open standards such as HTML5 which have matured and become viable alternatives for content.
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