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‘You are loved:’ Meghan, Duchess of Sussex writes notes for sex workers

London (CNN)Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wrote messages of support and empowerment for sex workers while on an unannounced visit to a charity with her husband Prince Harry on Friday. “Do you have a sharpie?” she asked, according to video of the visit. “I have an idea.” “I saw this project that someone had started somewhere in the States, this school lunch program, where on each of the bananas she wrote an affirmation or something to make the kids feel really empowered,” she told charity workers. “It was this most incredible…

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The perfect running companion that wont slow you down

Jasmin Paris, a British ultrarunner, just made history by completely smashing the course record for the Montane Spine Race. And she did it while continuing to express milk for her 14-month-old child. With a time of 83 hours and 12 minutes, Paris not only became the first woman to ever win the race, but she set a new record, beating Eoin Keith — who previously held the best time if 95 hours and 17 minutes — by more than 12 hours. The Montane Spine Race spans a grueling 268 miles…

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Duke of Edinburgh crash: Why do royals insist on driving?

London (CNN)There’s one question gripping the UK today and for once, it’s not about Brexit. Despite his clear sense of duty to Queen and country, he’s never had much time for royal protocol, as his long history of unapologetic public gaffes demonstrates. The Duke of Edinburgh is also famously independent and has been caught on several occasions getting frustrated by the strictures of his public role, asking photographers to “get on with it” and ignoring the instructions of aides. The quid pro quo for being a member of one of…

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Hacker who took down entire nation’s internet is jailed

London (CNN)A British hacker whose cyberattacks took the nation of Liberia offline has been jailed for almost three years. While living in Cyprus, Kaye used a botnet he had created to trigger repeated distributed denial of service (DDoS) requests on Lonestar, causing the company to spend around $600,000 in remedial action. The additional impact of customers leaving the network caused the company to lose tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue, the NCA added. Following his arrest in February 2017, Kaye was extradited to Germany, where he also admitted…

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How Benedict Cumberbatch prepared to play the mastermind behind the Brexit campaign

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings.Image: Channel four  Regardless of what side of the proverbial Brexit fence you’re sitting on, I think there’s one thing we can all agree on: things are a little bit of a mess right now. In the past few weeks alone, it’s been an exceptionally tumultuous time in UK politics — from a leadership challenge to the growing prospect of leaving the EU without a deal.  SEE ALSO: Theresa May getting locked in a car pretty much sums up how Brexit’s going But, just when you…

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I ate 100 different types of ‘pigs in blankets’ and lived to tell the tale

Gav takes on the sausage world and it proved almost too pretty to eat. Almost.Image: Gav murphy What’s the best accompaniment to Christmas dinner? Red cabbage? Get out of here. Parsnips? Come on, now. Sprouts? That’s an argument for another day.  The obvious correct answer is: ‘pigs in blankets’. And I mean proper pigs in blankets which, in the UK, means a sausage wrapped in bacon — none of this pastry nonsense.  SEE ALSO: Could the mince pie flat white be the British PSL? I bloody hope not Whoever thought…

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Runner face-plants in the mud during finish line fail, becomes glorious meme

Oh dear.Image: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images for European Athletics Not many people can say they’ve had the glory of celebrating a European Cross Country Championship win in front of a crowd of cheering people. Not many people can say they’ve become a meme after face-planting in the mud, either. Well, Jimmy Gressier can say both. Over the weekend, the runner claimed victory in the men’s under-23, rounding off an epic race off with an attempted knee slide through the mud. SEE ALSO: This face-planting high school sprinter is all of us…

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David Attenborough’s latest nature documentary has a gloriously original twist

David, the focus of episode one of the BBC's new Attenborough documentary 'Dynasties', tucking into some tasty ants.Image: BBC NHU An iguana desperately fleeing a horde of snakes. A bird struggling to find love. A giraffe fending off a lion in a heroic bid for freedom. When it comes to nature documentaries, it tends to be the individual stories that we remember best. It happened again and again in Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II — an event in the life of one specific creature, combined with the sweetly…

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Scary Spice dressed up as Posh Spice for Halloween and the shade is real

Serious shade.Image: Getty Images for Heidi Klum There’s nothing that strange about friends dressing up as each other for Halloween — especially if you both happen to be famous. Mel B’s decision to dress up as Posh Spice seemed to be somewhat loaded, though. SEE ALSO: This video of Victoria Beckham dancing to the Spice Girls is all you want it to be Here’s the outfit, which Mel B (a.k.a. Scary Spice) shared on Instagram on Wednesday night. View this post on Instagram Yesssss @heidiklum yippppeee first year coming to…

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Brexit deal is 95% settled, UK’s May to tell Parliament

(CNN)British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell lawmakers Monday the “vast majority” of a Brexit deal has been reached, as she faces mounting pressure at home over her perceived softening approach to the negotiations and rumors of a challenge to her leadership. One lawmaker was quoted anonymously as saying the Prime Ministers should “bring her own noose” to a party meeting on Wednesday. “I don’t intend to dignify those specific anonymous comments with a response,” a spokesman for the Prime Minister said at a briefing to journalists, according to Reuters.…

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James Corden went full Michael Myers for this ‘Halloween’ true crime spoof

You’ve gotta love a good true crime documentary, with all its real-life drama and grainy courtroom footage. James Corden took it upon himself to give Michael Myers, the famously silent killer of the Halloween movie franchise, the true crime treatment. In a sketch on The Late Late Show, Corden donned the signature Halloween mask and sat down for interrogation with a pretty thin claim to innocence.  “I don’t know where this ‘he doesn’t talk’ thing comes from, I thought I had the right to remain silent, but whatever,” Corden says.…

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‘Doctor Who’ all reacted the same way to Jodie Whittaker’s first episode

Jodie Whittaker is killing it as the new Doctor.Image: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images On Sunday evening, over eight million people in the UK tuned in to watch Jodie Whittaker’s first outing as the new Doctor. And judging by the reaction on Twitter, everyone seemed to love it. SEE ALSO: ‘Doctor Who’ history made: Jodie Whittaker aces American debut Here are some of the many excitable reactions from viewers of Doctor Who‘s series 11 premiere, “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”: That was a fantastic opening episode, and Jodie totalled nailed it…

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Small children spectacularly cover ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in latest John Lewis advert

Adverts are largely terrible and annoying. Anyone who’s seen the work of John Lewis, though — particularly their Christmas ads — will know that they’re often the exception that proves the rule. Well anyway, they’ve done it again. In the two-and-a-half minute advert above, bored parents at a school talent show are suddenly wowed by a ridiculously impressive cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Give all those children an A+. And spare a thought for the human John Lewis, who’s most likely being inundated with tweets yet again. Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/09/05/john-lewis-ad-children-bohemian-rhapsody-cover/

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Man who crashed car outside UK Parliament charged with attempted murder

(CNN)A 29-year-old man who deliberately drove a car into a crowd outside Britain’s Houses of Parliament has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, the Metropolitan Police in London said Saturday. Khater was arrested at the scene. Nobody was killed and no weapons were found at the scene. “Due to the methodology, iconic location and the alleged targeting of civilians and police officers, the CPS are treating this case as terrorism,” the news release said. Khater studied accounting at Coventry University between September 2017 and May 2018, when he…

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A virtual reality David Bowie exhibit is coming to your mobile

An exhibition about David Bowie's life is being made available in VR.Image: RALPH GATTI/AFP/Getty Images The “David Bowie is” exhibit may have come to an end, but it sounds as though it’s going to live on … through a VR smartphone experience. The exhibit, which toured cities across the world over the last six years, allowed access to the legendary singer’s personal archives as a means of exploring his creative journey. SEE ALSO: 13 Apps for the Best Glastonbury Festival Experience On Monday, the official David Bowie site announced that…

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