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Judi Dench makes Olivier history

Image copyright Johan Persson Image caption Dame Judi Dench and Sir Kenneth Branagh starred in The Winter’s Tale Dame Judi Dench was the toast of the Olivier Awards on Sunday night. The veteran actress won a record eighth Olivier for her best supporting actress role as Paulina in Kenneth Branagh ...

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China’s overheated property market

Image caption Thousands of new home buyers have come to the centre to register as China introduces new measures to cool its housing market There’s busy and then there’s busy. Officials at a housing registration office in suburban Shanghai were so preoccupied that they didn’t bat an eyelid when we ...

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Clashes at pro-migrant rally in Alps

Image copyright AP Image caption Austrian authorities said five police officers were injured in the violence Austrian police have clashed with people demonstrating against the closure of Europe’s frontiers at a border crossing with Italy. Hundreds of people had gathered at the Brenner Pass, a key transit route from northern ...

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