Vogue criticised over Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik 'gender fluid' claim

Vogue criticised over Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik 'gender fluid' claim

Zayn Malik and girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s US Vogue photoshoot has led to controversy after the magazine said they were “embracing gender fluidity”. The cover shows the former One Directioner and the US model in colourful suits. In the interview inside, they talk about borrowing each other’s clothes. But readers have mocked the magazine for its definition of the phrase and the fact that what you wear does not make you “gender fluid”. ‘It’s about shapes’…

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US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

American Brooks Koepka equalled the US Open’s lowest winning score of 16 under to claim his first major at Erin Hills. Koepka had three successive birdies from the 14th to match the total set by Rory McIlroy when he won in 2011 on a par-71 layout compared to this par 72. His five-under 67 was only bettered by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama who posted 66 to tie for second on 12 under with overnight leader Brian…

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Gamers Claim to Want Backwards Compatibility. Why Don’t They Use It?

Gamers Claim to Want Backwards Compatibility. Why Don’t They Use It?

A brace of news reports this week highlighted an interesting scenario in console world (and arguably for PCs as well, though I’ll address that separately). First, Sony executive Jim Ryan was openly dismissive of backwards compatibility as a major focus or feature for the PS4, noting that few console players actually took advantage of the feature when it was available and that it wasn’t seen as important within Sony. “When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility,…

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Brexit: May says Juncker row claim is 'Brussels gossip'

Brexit: May says Juncker row claim is 'Brussels gossip'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has dismissed as “Brussels gossip” an account of a dinner with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, published in a German newspaper. The pair reportedly clashed over Mrs May’s desire to make Brexit “a success” and whether the issue of protecting the rights of expat UK and EU nationals could be agreed as early as June. The Frankfurter Allgemeine claims Mr Juncker said: “I leave… 10 times more…

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Ed Sheeran settles copyright lawsuit claim

Ed Sheeran settles copyright lawsuit claim

Ed Sheeran has struck a deal to end a $ 20m (£13.8m) copyright infringement legal claim over his hit song Photograph. Songwriters Thomas Leonard and Martin Harrington sued the singer last June, claiming his hit ballad had a similar structure to their song, Amazing. A lawyer for the pair confirmed to the BBC the claim had now been settled. Leonard and Harrington’s track was released by former X Factor winner Matt Cardle in 2012. Instantly…

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Trump distances White House from GCHQ wiretap claim

Trump distances White House from GCHQ wiretap claim

Donald Trump has said he did not “make an opinion” over claims the UK’s GCHQ spy agency carried out wiretapping on him during the US election campaign. Speaking at a press conference in Washington, Mr Trump said the White House had quoted a legal commentator who appeared on US TV channel Fox News. GCHQ rejected allegations made by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, that it spied on Mr Trump, as “nonsense”. Downing Street says…

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Emails appear to contradict Lord Coe's claim he was 'not aware' of allegations

Emails appear to contradict Lord Coe's claim he was 'not aware' of allegations

Media playback is not supported on this device Claims that Lord Coe misled an MPs’ inquiry have grown after new emails confirmed he was “made aware” of corruption allegations in his sport four months before they became public. The president of the IAAF, athletics’ governing body, told a select committee in December 2015 he was “not aware” of specific allegations of corruption around the Russian doping scandal. But the email from Lord Coe to the…

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Little Mix claim first UK number one album with Glory Days

Little Mix claim first UK number one album with Glory Days

Pop group Little Mix are celebrating their first ever UK number one album. Glory Days sold 96,000 copies in its first week on sale, beating Metallica and Bruno Mars to the top spot. The record is now the second fastest-selling release of the year, after David Bowie’s Blackstar, which shifted 146,000 copies in January. Little Mix have also achieved the highest first-week figure for a UK girl group since The Spice Girls’ Spiceworld notched up…

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