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Sep 11, 2010

Firth stammers to success in “The King’s Speech”

TORONTO (Reuters) – The story of the man who would rather not be king is stealing Oscar buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, with Colin Firth as the monarch who overcame a debilitating stammer to do the job.

“The King’s Speech” stars Firth as Britain’s George VI. It centers on the monarch’s relationship with an Australian speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush, as his brother abdicates and kingship is quite literally thrust upon him.

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Toronto arrest total tops 400 after night of riots

TORONTO (Reuters) – Police said they arrested more than 400 people after a demonstration against the Group of 20 summit turned violent in downtown Toronto and braced for more possible trouble on Sunday.

Police spokeswoman Michelle Murphy said 412 people had been arrested across the city after what she described as “quite a messy protest” on Saturday. They face charges ranging from mischief to assaulting police,

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    • About Janet

      "In charge of Reuters news operations for Canada. Previously worked for the company in Washington, Moscow and Frankfurt, covering a broad mix of financial and political news."
      Joined Reuters:
      1988
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