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Liverpool striker  Mohamed Salah has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp has welcomed Time magazine’s recognition of Mohamed Salah as an important step in confronting the prejudice that has given rise to Islamo(...)

A scene from ‘Wonder Park’

June (voiced by Brianna Denski) is a creative eight-year-old girl who makes a miniature amusement park from bendy straws alongside her doting mother ((...)

One to watch: Weird City

We all use YouTube (what’s life without Last Week Tonight with John Oliver?) but is it worth considering an upgrade to YouTube Premium? As with most s(...)

  Lisa Simpson as US president. On her first day, she informs her new cabinet that they may have to raise taxes due to a fiscal hole left by her predecessor, President Trump.

Back in the year 2000 – a far more innocent time – an episode of The Simpsons projected a future where Lisa Simpson becomes the US president. On her f(...)

  The Lion King, the Jon Favreau-directed  re-imagining of Disney’s  1994 animated classic, will be in cinemas in July 2019. Photograph: Disney

The first trailer for the upcoming live-action retelling of The Lion King has been released. Starring Beyoncé as Nala and musician and actor Donald Gl(...)

Emmys 2018: Claire Foy of The Crown wins the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

These are the major winners of the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Additional winners are listed at emmys.com. Best comedy The Marvelous Mrs Mais(...)

 ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members with their awards. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The dragons held off Netflix. Game of Thrones stormed the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night, taking home the best drama Emmy for the third ti(...)

John Oliver confronted Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment in 1985, during a 20th-anniversary screening panel for the film Wag the Dog in New York. Photographs: Charles Sykes, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver tangled publicly Monday night at a panel discussion where Oliver, the comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, que(...)

If we approach every new piece of digital information with an initial scepticism, we surely risk a cynical contamination

I have always been wary of promoting any particular company in this column, but I must make an exception for Skitster. Skitser, announced just this (...)

Armando Iannucci: “We demand politicians be word-perfect every time they do an interview.” Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Where do you go after satirising Westminster and the American vice-presidency? What more dials are there to twist? The incomparable Armando Iannucci, (...)

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