• If all it took to make a great documentary was a great subject, then The Wolfpack would certainly qualify. It’s about the Angulos, a family of six brothers (and one sister, though we barely see her) who have grown up in a cramped apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and have spent nearly every moment of their lives inside its claustrophobic confines. They are home-schooled, with no computer and no friends other than each other, and they are almost never allowed to leave the apartment. Yet to say that they have no contact with the outside world would be inaccurate: they watch movies – hundreds of them, over and over – and when they act out scenes from Tarantino or Scorsese or David Lynch, in primitively ingenious costumes fashioned out of cereal boxes and yoga mats they’re at once spooky and touching. The film implies that watching – and imitating – these films is their lifeline. Even more than the scrappy classic-movie parodies in Me and Earl, The Wolfpack speaks to a generation that has learned to filter every moment of its experience through pop culture. No wonder the film ruled at Sundance.

    The Angulo sons all have long, straight black hair, prominent cheekbones and friendly grins that make each of them look like a different answer to the question: what if Johnny Depp and Jeff Goldblum had a baby? There’s a disarming sweetness to them, and that’s partly because they’ve managed to hold on to their individuality within a family that comes off like an oppressive cult. The father is described by his sons as a tyrant, but mostly we see him sitting around watching TV, and how he raised them remains a murky mystery. We have no idea where he got his money, whether he was – as one son claims – a violent abuser, or why, after all these years of treating his children like prisoners, he has suddenly agreed to let film-maker Crystal Moselle into his home. In the last part of the film, the kids are allowed out, seemingly at will, and that raises a further question: can we regard it as a simple coincidence that the father chose this moment, surrounded by cameras, to allow his sons into the great wide world?

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  • The details to be resolved at the negotiating table are horrendously complicated.

    As Mr Hibbs notes: "The talks have got to the point where Iran is ready to include in its nuclear narrative history to the IAEA aspects which have so far not been explained.

    "They're on the path to account for Iran's uranium procurement activities; they're dealing with the issue of electronic bridge wires [nuclear detonators] research and development; and if Iran is to be believed then Tehran is prepared to convert the IR-40 Arak reactor away from plutonium production."

    The Iranians say the reactor is intended to produce electricity, but its spent fuel could be reprocessed to yield plutonium, potentially giving Iran an alternative route to the bombreenex.
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    "What's yet to come is the bulk of incriminating allegations concerning nuclear weapons-related research - how many centrifuges Iran can have at the end; whether Iran can continue to do R&D on far more advanced centrifuge and laser enrichment technology; and whether Iran will agree to an even more robust verification regime than any other non-nuclear weapons state has formally agreed to accept," said Mr Hibbs reenex.


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  • Iraq has warned the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the city of Mosul.


    In a letter seen by Reuters, Iraq's envoy to the UN said nearly 40kg of uranium compounds were seized. 雪纖瘦


    The letter appealed for international help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad".


    US officials reportedly played down the threat, saying the materials were not believed to be enriched uranium.Office chair


    The officials added that it would be difficult for the rebels to use the materials to make weapons.


    Chemicals seized


    "Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said in the letter.


    "These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separately or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts ," he added incorporation of company in hong kong.

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  • He made the comment when talking about French singer Patrick Bruel, who is Jewish.


    Mr Le Pen - currently honorary president of the FN - has previous convictions for inciting racial hatred.


    He was fined 1.2m francs (183,200 euros; £149,000) after calling the Nazi gas chambers "just a detail in the history of World War II" in 1996.


    Later he was stripped of his parliamentary immunity as an MEP and fined in Germany for a similar comment judged to have minimised the Holocaust.


    Critics see the statement about Bruel as a reference to Nazi death camp ovens in which Jews and other victims were cremated.


    The video was taken off the FN's website and Ms Le Pen rebuked her father - the first time she has done so in public.


    She said she was convinced his words had been maliciously misinterpreted but it was "a political mistake" for him not to have anticipated this happening.

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  • Zico's playing career


    Born: 3 March 1953, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


    Position: Attacking midfielder


    Club record:


    Year - Team - Apps - Goals


    1971-1983 - Flamengo - 212 - 123


    1983-1985 - Udinese - 39 - 22


    1985-1989 - Flamengo - 37 - 12


    1991-1994 - K Antlers - 46 - 35


    National record:


    1976-1986 - Brazil - 71 - 48


    "But if I hadn't taken it then it would have been Socrates. When the match went to a shootout, he missed, and I scored."

    Brazil lost and Zico's last chance as a player at the World Cup had gone.

    His first shot at the trophy had come eight years earlier, in Argentina. The "New Pele" was surrounded by intense hype - it was hard to live up to the expectations on a Buenos Aires pitch so poor it was coming away in clumps.

    Harder still when he thought he had headed a last-gasp winner in the opening game against Sweden, only for it to be disallowed because Welsh referee Clive Thomas had bizarrely blown for full-time while the ball was in flight.

    Perhaps the main problem, though, was one of ideas. "All of us Brazilians got carried away with the great football that Netherlands had presented in 1974, with the players carrying out lots of functions, and our coach Claudio Coutinho wanted, in a short space of time, Brazilians to play in the same way. It wasn't possible," he said.

    "The players, anxious to copy the Dutch, ended up forgetting the technique, quality and improvisation which is Brazilian football."

    There were no such problems four years later, in Spain 1982, when Zico and his generation gave their definitive statement as international footballers.

    Shot down by Paolo Rossi's Italy in one of the greatest World Cup games, Brazil did not even reach the semi-finals. Even so, as Zico says, "everywhere I go people talk about that team. They know the line-up by heart".

    Seldom if ever in the history of the game has the ball been treated better than it was by the midfield of Falcao, Toninho Cerezo, Socrates and Zico.

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