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© Oli Scarff / AFP | Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses the crowd from the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2017. If ever there were concerns that today’s music festivals have strayed too far from their political roots, this year's Glastonbury has laid them to rest with one of the most politically...
Narendra Modi US visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the Indian Community Reception in Washington DC on June 25. US visit: Almost three months after Christian charity organisation Compassion International had to shut its operations in the country after a directive from the Centre, the US may ask some tough questions to the Indian side on the crackdown...
Dominic Kinnear, center, couldn’t get the Earthquakes scoring enough to save his job as he was fired Sunday. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) SAN JOSE — The Earthquakes fired Dominic Kinnear and named former defender Chris Leitch as his replacement in a stunning development as the team continues to clean house in an attempt to join Major League Soccer’s...
Police officials say a 17-year-old girl who died after falling more than 50 feet from a San Francisco cliff has been identified as Victoria La Rocca, of Corte Mader. The KTVU reports that around 6 p.m. on Thursday, the St. Ignatius College Preparatory high school senior went hiking with two friends near the Legion of Honor museum when she...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee. (PTI file) Both President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi come from different kinds of political upbringing. But when it comes to leadership, they share a similar view which is quite in contrast with most of the politicians of the country who tend to go to any extent to leave...
Golden State Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia (27) dunks the ball in the first period of their NBA game against the Orlando Magic at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Essentially, Zaza Pachulia pranked Warriors strength coach Kurtis Rayfield on Thursday. With the team picture less than 24 hours away, Rayfield must have thought his full beard...
Chelsea Houska and her Teen Mom 2 co-stars, including Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry, and Jenelle Evans, have expressed their complaints about MTV in the past and this week was no different. Following Monday night’s new episode of Teen Mom 2 Season 7B, Chelsea Houska and Kailyn Lowry took to their Twitter pages where they both voiced their concerns about...
South African President Jacob Zuma. (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) In one of South Africa’s biggest crises since the apartheid era, its highest court has accused the government of risking a catastrophe by ignoring court orders to protect millions of impoverished families who depend on monthly grants. The court ruling is another blow to President Jacob Zuma and one of his...
Cyclists using the Bloor Street bike lane in Toronto on August 11, 2016. For decades, Bloor has been a popular route for cyclists for the same reason it attracts motorists: It’s a convenient way to get to work or school, or to shop or dine. (Christopher Katsarov For The Globe and Mail) Albert Koehl is a road-safety advocate, environmental...
Are you in your dream job? Some lucky folks are, but everyone else has spent the best part of the week staring out of the window at work, wondering what life would be like if they'd managed to wangle a job as a game tester, cake decorator or personal shopper instead. A new study has revealed that not only...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turns 20 today. Here’s author JK Rowling speaking in 1997 about the first book and her plans for the series #HarryPotter20. (via BBC Archive)

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Riding a magic carpet, tightrope walking and swimming with tropical fish... meet the Russian granny using camera tricks to bring her dreams to life. 👵✨

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Sun, sea and shark? An 8ft long blue shark scares swimmers on a beach in Magaluf... bbc.in/2s9A8Zk

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