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Lashana Lynch will take over the role of 007 from Daniel Craig, a shake up that's meant to jolt the decades-long spy franchise. A star on the rise, Lynch is known for her role as fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in 'Capitain Marvel', released earlier this year.Getty Images

James Bond: Black-British actress Lashana Lynch is next ‘007 agent

Marvel star, Lashana Lynch is reportedly set to adopt the iconic code name ‘007 in the upcoming Bond movie.
Director and executive producer Idris Elba poses during a photocall to promote the movie Yardie at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, February 22, 2018. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Britain’s Idris Elba named People mag’s ‘sexiest man alive’

Actor Idris Elba, who James Bond fans are campaigning to be the next person to play 007, was named the sexiest man alive on Monday by People magazine.
Jim Ratcliffe

UK’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe forced out of the shadows

Reclusive titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after being declared Britain’s richest man, with his political leanings and tax affairs coming under the microscope.
Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a court session for her trial at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur on June 27, 2018 for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The investigation into the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother was "shoddy" and "lopsided", a Malaysian court heard June 27 as the trial resumed of two women accused of the murder. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

Trial of Kim Jong Nam killers will continue – Malaysian court

The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader can proceed, a Malaysian court ruled today.

Going ‘Overboard’: Hollywood’s glut of gender-swap remakes

From the polarizing “Ghostbusters” remake to the controversy over female versions of James Bond and Doctor Who, Hollywood’s proclivity for gender-swapped retreads is among its most enduring and contentious.

Danny Boyle to direct new Bond film out in October 2019

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond film, with actor Daniel Craig returning for the fifth time as the legendary British spy, the movies’ producers announced Friday.

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

‘Explosive’ eruptions at Japan volcano

Powerful eruptions at a volcano in southern Japan spewed ash thousands of metres into the air Wednesday, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

James Bond director Lewis Gilbert passes on at 97

British filmmaker Lewis Gilbert has died at the age of 97, James Bond producers said of the director famed for his work on three 007 movies.

Actress accuses Steven Seagal of sexual assault

Rachel Grant, an actress known for her role in James Bond film ‘Die Another Day’, has accused Steven Seagal of sexual assault.

Apple, Amazon reportedly in the running for James Bond movie rights

Apple and Amazon have reportedly joined the bidding war for James Bond distribution rights, and the companies are willing to spend a lot of money.

We don’t have power to arrest hate campaigners – DHQ

The Defence authorities have denied the claim that the military is monitoring hate campaigners with the aim of arresting them, saying it does not have the powers to arrest Nigerians for such infraction.

Daniel Craig confirms return as James Bond

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night, Colbert commented that the actor had been cagey about whether or not he would reprise the role.

Move over ‘Star Trek’: there’s a new show at the final frontier

As the world clamors for the first "Star Trek" series in a more than decade, a streamlined usurper with no interest in Klingons is entering the space race.

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