NEWS 

Juventus 3-0 Chievo: Juve maintain perfect start

Juventus maintained their perfect start to the new Serie A campaign with a 3-0 home win over Chievo on Saturday capped by a superb goal from Paulo Dybala. The Turin side have taken nine points from their opening three games as they chase a seventh successive title. The team known as the Flying Donkeys gave Juventus a helping hand when Perparim Hetemaj inadvertently headed Miralem Pjanic’s free kick into his own goal at the near post after 17 minutes. Paulo Dybala combined with Miralem Pjanic to set up Gonzalo Higuain…

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Irma evacuees find full hotels but a warm welcome in Georgia

By Rich McKay and David Beasley ATLANTA, Sept 9 (Reuters) – As hundreds of thousands of Floridians flee Hurricane Irma, people in the state of Georgia have opened their homes to strangers who emerged from hours-long traffic jams to find hotels and campgrounds booked solid. Authorities in Florida have ordered about a third of the state’s population, 6.3 million people, to evacuate ahead of the hurricane’s expected landfall on Sunday. Some stayed put, but many left their homes. And many who drove to neighboring Georgia initially had nowhere to stay….

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NEWS 

Women paying for ‘eartox’ to strengthen skin with fillers

It’s a fashion that more and more celebrities are getting the hang of. But now women’s obsession with huge, chunky earrings has helped fuel a new cosmetic surgery procedure – the ‘lobe job’. Demand for the so-called ‘eartox’ – a procedure in which the lobes are ‘re-plumped’ using injectable fillers – is rapidly increasing across the country, say surgeons. And it is the growing popularity of giant ‘statement’ earrings that is partly to blame. The fashion for heavy metal hoops, jewels and gem-encrusted orbs can be seen everywhere from the…

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NEWS 

They’ve been warned: Some insist on riding out Irma at home

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. (AP) – Carl Roberts has Chinese food, a case of water and a million-dollar view in his 17th floor Gulf front condo – all he needs, he says, to weather the massive storm coming straight at him. Authorities have beseeched more than 6 million people in Florida and Georgia to evacuate before Hurricane Irma’s storm surge and fierce winds make it impossible to flee or be rescued. Many are staying nevertheless, even boasting about surviving Camille, Andrew, Katrina and other storms. “No. 1, I don’t have anywhere…

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NEWS 

Selena Gomez shows off sleek bob at NYC photo shoot

She spent the night prior on a glamorous date night with her boyfriend, singer The Weeknd.   But on Saturday it was back to work for Selena Gomez as her love made his way to Canada to kick off his fall 2017 arena tour.  The 25-year-old social media sensation showed off her brunette locks that were worn with a wet look as she made her way to set for a photo shoot in the afternoon.  Back to work: Selena Gomez was seen on the set of a photo shoot on Saturday…

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Trump calls for a tax reform “speed-up” in light of Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will ask the Republican-controlled Congress to further speed up its efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code, citing the potential impact of Hurricane Irma as a reason to hasten reforms. “I think now with what’s happened with the hurricane, I’m going to ask for a speedup. I wanted a speedup anyway, but now we need it even more so,” the president said at the outset of a Cabinet meeting at Camp David. The White House released…

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HEADLINES RELIGION 

Pope recalls Medellin’s bloody past, prays for drug victims

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) – Pope Francis recalled the murderous past of this Colombian city once synonymous with drug cartel violence during a rain-soaked visit Saturday, lamenting the many lives lost to addiction and praying for dealers and traffickers to change their ways. In a meeting in Medellin with priests, seminarians and nuns, Francis spoke of the “drug assassins” who converted Colombia’s second-largest city into the murder capital of the world during the heyday of the cocaine turf wars three decades ago. Medellin “evokes for me the many young lives cut…

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NEWS 

George Clooney reveals why twins named Ella and Alexander

He welcomed twins Alexander and Ella with wife Amal Clooney in June. And George Clooney revealed why they chose classic names for their children. The 56-year-old actor said he and his wife ‘didn’t want to have dumb names’ for them, according to Paris Match via People. Adding: ‘We didn’t want to give them one of those ridiculous Hollywood names that don’t mean anything.’    Dapper: George Clooney revealed why they chose classic names for their children; pictured at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday

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ODD 

Key West man knocked over by wave while taking a PHOTO

As Hurricane Irma approaches after wreaking havoc on the Caribbean, some Florida Keys residents are staying put and taking selfies next to massive waves despite orders to evacuate. Florida and Georgia officials have encouraged six million people to evacuate before the storm hits.  But shocking photos from the US’s Southernmost Webcam show Floridians are brazenly ignoring their instructions and are snapping photos next to giant waves.  One man was knocked over by a wave that crashed over the barrier as he took a photo.  He stood on top of the…

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NEWS 

Ralph Fiennes barely recognisable as Alexander Pushkin

With his bald head he’s virtually unrecognisable – but this is Ralph Fiennes in character for his latest film. The heart-throb actor, who shot to fame in The English Patient, when he sported his natural lustrous locks, appears to have had his hair shaved to the scalp to play Alexander Pushkin. The ballet teacher was the mentor of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. The star was spotted on location in Croatia last week filming The White Crow, which he is also directing. With a screenplay by playwright David Hare, the film…

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