• What we need to learn from Linkin Park frontman’s death
  • ‘Valerian’ turns French comic into epic mess
  • Should children study in the summer holidays? – BBC News
  • Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News
  • Body of Salvador Dali exhumed for paternity test

What we need to learn from Linkin Park frontman’s death

(CNN)It’s a tragic day for the music industry. The lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, was found dead in his Los Angeles home at 41. Sadly authorities were treating the case as a possible suicide. Eerily, Bennington died on what would’ve been his dear friend Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday — the Soundgarden frontman hung himself on May 18, 2017. Both men are now part of a long, disturbing history…

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‘Valerian’ turns French comic into epic mess

(CNN)A feast for the eyes and positively numbing on the brain, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” makes an early bid for worst movie of the year — or at least, the most ostentatious waste of money, given the lavish trappings of this comic-book adaptation from French writer-director Luc Besson. To be fair, the actors’ performances are largely drowned under the psychedelic mayhem surrounding them, but even so,…

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Should children study in the summer holidays? – BBC News

So – some parents argue – why not study over the holidays? Vivienne Stiles tutors children aged between four and 16 throughout the summer. They attend a class twice a week, and are given between 15 and 90 minutes of maths and English homework every day. “Children’s brains need to be stimulated throughout the holidays,” she says. “You can’t expect them to pick up in September where they left off.”…

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Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News

What he contributed, though, was songwriting – receiving credits on more One Direction songs than any of his bandmates. Appropriately for a former singer in a Green Day tribute act, he was the one who pushed the idea that a pop band could have guitar riffs. He might not have been directly responsible for sampling The Who’s Baba O’Reilly in Best Song Ever, but it certainly fitted his vision for…

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Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions. So why are adoptions of Russian children by US parents, which are currently banned, such a hot topic of conversation for Russian officials and representatives?

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Laughing at ISIS to defeat them

Mumbai, India (CNN)Deep in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, tucked away in a small conference room among dozens of buildings known as Bollywood’s “Film City,” the US government is implementing a unique, and until now, unknown counterterrorism program aimed at diminishing the online influence of terror groups like ISIS – by making fun of them. Standing next to a white board that reads “Fighting Terror With Comedy,” Mathur is joined…

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Malaysia bans ‘Despacito’ on state radio, TV due to lyrics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  Malaysia has banned “Despacito” on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song’s record-breaking popularity. The ban applies only to government-run radio and TV outlets, not to music streaming services or global entertainment providers like YouTube. Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak said late Wednesday the song was reviewed and banned because of a public complaint that the lyrics are obscene. Salleh…

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BBC pay: Male presenters could face wage cut – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC executive James Purnell says “quite a lot of men” have taken pay cuts already Asked if he expected more male, on-air talent to take a pay cut, he responded: “I’m not going to start negotiating live on air, but that’s clearly one of the levers we can pull, and we have been doing that.” Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said stars should…

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News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit progress report Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens’ rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. “The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation,” says the…

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Watch What Happens When A Mylar Balloon Hits The Power Lines

A video filmed in Long Beach, Calif., shows what happens when Mylar balloons get tangled in the power lines near a transformer. Here it is in slow motion: Southern California Edison said 942 power outages were caused by metallic balloons in its service area in 2016 alone, and the power company urged people to tie down balloons. In some cases, damage from balloons have even caused power lines to fall.

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‘Star Wars’ Monopoly That Doesn’t Exclude Rey Is Finally Easy To Buy

Arguably the most important person in the whole damn movie, the omission of Daisy Ridleys character stirred up accusations of sexism against toymaker Hasbro, which stood accused of perpetuating a long history of overlooking female action characters in merchandise. In its defense, the company said it originally didnt want to spoil a plot point, because while we knew Rey existed in the film, we didnt knowhow central she was to…

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Everything on Twitter is fair game, so prepare for your moment of viral notoriety

Image: christopher mineses/mashable This past weekend on a beautiful Saturday morning, I sat on my couch for the better part of an hour I had planned to spend outside enjoying the sunshine glued to my phone, sniggering by myself. I had fallen into a particularly entertaining Twitter thread, and I had no intentions of crawling out. I was enjoying myself too damn much and from the seemingly endless number of…

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Tired gender tropes like men being bad at housework will be banned in ads

Image: Shutterstock / Elnur Adverts that perpetuate gender stereotypes including men failing to undertake simple household tasks are to be banned under new regulations proposed by industry watchdog the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA). SEE ALSO: Sexism is the new clickbait. Find another route to internet fame. The new regulations put forth by the ASA will crack down on ads that portray activities as specific to one particular gender and ads…

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Christie Brinkley thankful to Gap for featuring a 63-year-old woman in new ad

Christy Brinkley isnt exactly new to modeling, but shes thankful for her latest gig. The 63-year-old supermodel is featured in Gaps new I am Gap summer campaign, along with Priyanka Chopra, Alek Wek, Wiz Khalifa and more. The ad, which is currently on display in New York Citys Times Square, shows Brinkley in a long-sleeve white shirt, jeans and a brown belt. CHRISTIE BRINKLEY SHARES HER SECRETS FOR ROCKING A BIKINI…

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In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News

Every day, some 55 million people go about their lives across England. This is a snapshot of a nation across 24 hours. Photographs will be added through the day, telling the everyday stories of the people who make up the nation. Liam Reid’s family has been selling fruit and vegetables on Leicester Market since World War One. The 32-year-old gets up every morning at 5am and works six days a…

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News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Woman’s shooting in US: Australian PM demands answers Australia’s prime minister has called on US authorities to explain how a woman, originally from Sydney, was shot to death by a policeman after calling to report a possible crime. Justine Damond, 40, died in the city of Minneapolis, reportedly while dressed in her pyjamas. “It…

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Netflix just hit 100 million subscribers

Image: Netflix Netflix and 100 mil. The entertainment giant revealed on Monday that it now boasts 104 million subscribers. It’s a milestone that highlights just how big Netflix has grown in the past few years. Much of the growth has come from outside of the U.S., as the company noted. “We also crossed the symbolic milestones of 100m members and more international than domestic members. It was a good quarter,”…

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R. Kelly’s major controversies: From Aaliyah to alleged ‘cult’

R. Kelly has been accused of holding women in a cult, according to a report published Monday by BuzzFeed. The report follows a string of major headlines for the 50-year-old R&B star, who has been sued by multiple women and previously battled child pornography charges. Here are the controversies you should know about. Marriage to Aaliyah, August 1994 Kelly was 27 years old when he married his managers niece, 15-year-old singer…

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Saudi Arabia investigates video of young woman walking in miniskirt

Saudi Arabias morality police has called on other agencies to investigate the video of a young Saudi woman wearing a miniskirt and crop top in public, with some calling for her arrest and others rushing to her defense. State-linked news websites reported on Monday that officials in the deeply conservative Muslim country are looking into taking possible action against the woman, who violated the kingdoms rules of dress. Women in…

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How To Watch Shark Week Without A Cable Subscription

After all, Shark Week starting July 23 on Discovery Channel mostly belongs to those who still have a cable box or dish as part of their home entertainment setup. Online viewing options are a thing, but you can catch some of the toothsome action if you get a little more creative. 1. Catch Discovery Channels Sharktacular preview. 2. Head to the movie theater July 18. Bonus: The event website promises…

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Report: More Than Half Of Rural U.S. Counties Lack Access To Hospital Maternity Wards

But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70-bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama. As a result, Dr. Arthur performs the surgery if there are any signs of complication, rather than waiting and running the risk that comes with the 20 to 30 minutes it takes for an anesthesiologist to arrive in the middle of the night. Physicians in rural communities across America are…

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