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Meghan Markle attends Invictus Games

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInvictus Games opening ceremony Meghan Markle has attended the opening ceremony of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games for injured service personnel. The prince’s girlfriend was in the stands at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, but she was not sitting next to Harry. Athletes from 17 countries will compete in 12 sports over eight days. Launching the Games, the prince told the audience he wanted the world to be inspired “by the spirit of those who wear the uniform”. There had been speculation that the event would be the first time Prince Harry, […]

Tree burning from the inside looks like a portal to hell

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Matthew McDermott of Sonoma, California discovered an odd scene while driving in Schellville, California on Monday. A tree had caught fire thanks to the wildfires ripping through the state, and the tree was burning from the inside out.  “That is the craziest fucking thing I’ve ever seen,” McDermott could be heard saying in the clip. “It’s hollowed out the tree.”  The outside of the tree seems mostly intact, and the fire burning inside can be seen through a series of holes in its trunk. It looks like a portal to hell. The Tubbs fire that caused the tree to ignite […]

French and Saunders back for Christmas

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“I am shocked by how they behave,” she said. During their shows, the comedians created spoofs of films and also different characters who appeared in various sketches. Among the most popular were public school girls Junior and Emma, farm workers Dot and May and shopping obsessives Jackie and Leanne. Related Topics Television Comedy Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41318493

‘Quarter of adopted families’ in crisis

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Rob’: ‘My wife now shows the sort of symptoms of someone who’s suffered domestic abuse’ More than a quarter of adopted families are in crisis, according to a survey by the BBC and charity Adoption UK. More than half of those surveyed reported living with a child who was violent, including being punched, kicked or threatened with knives. More serious incidents included hospital visits and sexual assault. Despite the challenges, most families said they were glad they adopted. Adoption UK said families needed skilled help and support. Almost 3,000 subscribers to Adoption […]

With the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, are consumers caught in the middle?

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Today’s retail launch of the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is a crucial test for Apple’s riskiest iPhone strategy. For the first time, Apple introduced its latest iPhone upgrades while simultaneously teasing something better coming soon — what, by Apple’s own admission, is “the future.” SEE ALSO: Here are the first photographer-shot iPhone 8 pictures Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are, based on my review and what I’ve seen elsewhere on the web (and even in teardowns), “S” series devices in full-number-update clothing. Except for the glass back, the handsets maintain the iPhone 6 design introduced in 2014. […]

Submarine captain relieved of command

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The Royal Navy has confirmed an investigation is ongoing but said it had not had an impact on current operations. A ban on women serving on board submarines was only lifted in 2011. Since then, a few dozen women have undergone specialist training to serve on board Royal Navy submarines. All Royal Navy vessels have a “no touching rule” that prohibits intimate relationships on board, but the Navy takes a particularly harsh view when it might affect the chain of command. In 2014, the first female captain of a Navy warship – HMS Portland – was removed from command after […]

Three killed as storm sweeps into Ireland

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHigh winds have caused damage across Ireland Two men and a woman have been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. As hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland, one woman and a man died in separate incidents when trees fell on their cars. A second man died in a chainsaw accident while attempting to remove a tree felled by the storm. Thousands of homes and businesses lost power in Northern Ireland and Wales, along with 360,000 in the Republic. The power company Northern Ireland Electricity said 15,000 […]

Mental health staff on stress leave up 22%

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Looking after ourselves One mental health doctor who had to take mental health leave told 5 live anonymously: “I don’t think I realised it was happening until quite a long way down the road.” She explained that she was getting irritable with her partner, her sleep was disturbed and she couldn’t switch off from work. “In the end, I went to my GP who offered me a sick note. I was quite taken aback that it was quite so obvious to my GP that I needed to be off work.” she said. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media […]

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSean Hughes: A career in comedy Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died aged 51. Richard Bucknall, his former agent and promoter, said the “formidable” comic died in hospital on Monday and would be remembered for his “superb wit”. Hughes was a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two and had his own Channel 4 sitcom, Sean’s Show. Fellow comedians, including Al Murray, Katy Brand and Jason Manford, have been paying tribute to the performer, who was also a writer and actor. “I was […]

Gregg Popovich lights the internet on fire with blistering attack on Donald Trump

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Image: Getty Images The NBA regular season doesn’t start until Tuesday, but San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has already dominated an opponent — in this case, President Donald Trump.  After Trump made the outrageously false claim that former President Barack Obama didn’t contact the families of fallen troops, “Pop” went off when talking to The Nation‘s Dave Zirin.  SEE ALSO: Why Gregg Popovich is such a powerful critic of Donald Trump The five-time NBA champion coach and U.S. Air Force veteran said Trump’s comments were “so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.” Almost is the key […]