Spoiler alert: this talks about plot points of season 3 episode 1 Spirits soared higher than those ever-growing dragons as Game of Thrones finally returned to our screens – and just a matter of hours behind US audiences. So what did we learn And was the episode all it was cracked up to be There is, as ever in the land of Westeros, much to discuss (Spoiler alert: for those that haven’t watched the episode yet, firstly, what are you waiting for, secondly, come back tomorrow for a full-length recap, and thirdly, what are you waiting for) Power hungry Daenerys escaped Qarth – notably by sea in her new boat – but couldn’t quite get out of the reach of the pesky warlocks
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Early on in the 2004 supernatural Russian thriller Night Watch, the protagonist, trying to prevent a witch from casting a spell on his unborn child, yells at the top of his lungs in protest. For English-speaking audiences, the subtitles do more than just translate the literal meaning: the words “no” and “stop” with three exclamation points are shown on different parts of the screen in large, moving letters.
Having tucked into his first bottle of vodka earlier than usual, Anatoly Zhbanov goes on an afternoon stroll to buy another one along the dirt road through Lopotova, a dying village on Russia’s western edge, in the region of Pskov. It is mid-April, and clumps of snow are still melting at the roadside where Zhbanov, a local artist, stops to peer inside a lopsided cabin, the home of a local bootlegger.
Brazilian Alexandre Pato scored twice as AC Milan stunned Real Madrid 3-2 in a thriller at the Bernabeu to get their Champions League Group C challenge back on track. Madrid took a 19th minute lead when Milan goalkeeper Dida dropped Esteban Granero`s head-high shot, despite appearing to have it under control, and an alert Raul nicked the ball away from the Brazilian before side-footing into an empty net for the 66th Champions League goal of his career.
As President Obama navigates his way through a series of issues as controversial as they are vital, he’s getting a yellow flag from the American people.
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Liverpool’s Champions League hopes took a blow as teenage Montenegro international Stevan Jovetic scored both goals to give Italian side Fiorentina a deserved 2-0 Group E victory. It was Liverpool’s first away defeat in Europe since the semifinal loss at Chelsea in April 2008, and only their ninth away reverse in 38 attempts under manager Rafael Benitez