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Royal fan faints while meeting Prince Charles

<p>A supermarket worker who proved to be a massive fan of Prince Charles fainted while meeting him for the first time, a video clip shows.<span> </span><br /><br />While both the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were making the rounds at a distribution centre for the supermarket retailer Asda, in Bristol, the royals got to meet a very excited fan.<br /><br />To give their thanks and show their appreciation for the workers, they chatted with employees but when Prince Charles began talking to one man, he began to sway back and forth before dramatically falling to the ground.<br /><br />Prince Charles reached out as the man fell, with several people rushing to the employee’s aide.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCbkcPWg6kV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCbkcPWg6kV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by A.NEWS🇲🇺 (@a.newsmru)</a> on Jul 9, 2020 at 11:07am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In video from the incident, Prince Charles could be heard speaking and saying, “Dear oh dear,” and “Goodness,” as the man received medical attention on the ground.<br /><br />The employee quickly recovered and later got the chance to finish his conversation with Prince Charles.</p>

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Is Archie falling behind? Duchess Meghan says one-year-old lacks social skills

<p>Meghan Markle is reportedly worried about her son Archie as he doesn't have enough interaction with toddlers his own age.</p> <p>Meghan also wishes she could join a 'Mommy and Me' to be around other new mothers.</p> <p>"Meghan said Archie needs to learn emotional and social skills by being around other young children, something he can't do with adults," an insider revealed to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8498177/Meghan-bemoans-Archie-lack-social-skills-doesnt-interact-toddlers.html" target="_blank" class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtflink"><em>Daily Mail</em></a>.</p> <p>"Meghan said ideally they (she and Archie) would be in a baby group class that met in person a couple of times a week. This would give Archie the opportunity to play with other toddlers and help develop his brain."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B41zRstlfEY/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B41zRstlfEY/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal)</a> on Nov 14, 2019 at 1:22am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>There is little opportunity for Archie to be around other toddlers as the Sussex family have been holed up in a mega-mansion in Los Angeles since March.</p> <p>Meghan is well aware that this could have an impact on Archie developmentally.</p> <p>"Meghan said she would love to be part of a 'Mommy and Me' community, but knows this is impossible even if there was no COVID-19 because of who she is. She said she's just too well known to do normal things," the friend said.  </p> <p>"Meghan does take advantage of connecting with others online and on Zoom, but says it's just not the same as in person. </p> <p>"Plus the consistency of biweekly 'Mommy and Me' classes would be good for Archie and a place where she could just be a mom and make new lifelong friends."</p> <p>The Sussex family have only been spotted out of their home a handful of times since their move to LA, but have been making video messages for various causes.</p>

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"I've struggled": Roger Federer's heartbreaking admission about his own children

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Roger Federer is undoubtedly one of the most popular tennis stars of all-time and has convinced fans around the world to take up the game of tennis due to his skills.</p> <p>Despite his skills, he explained that it hasn't been easy for himself and wife Mirka to introduce tennis to his four children, Charlene, Myla, Lenny and Leo.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836877/federer-body.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/417e2a5b96db4332a0c32257a2a10171" /></p> <p>"I have struggled with my children. I have tried to promote tennis at my household with playing a lot of matches against Rafa, Novak and everybody but my kids don't care,” he said during a television interview with ON.</p> <p>"They need daddy home from the practice or from the matches. We tried to put a racket in their hand and a ball in the other and see what happens.</p> <p>“You see very quickly if kids like to play with the ball or go running outside. I think you see the differences very quickly."</p> <p>He admitted that some of his children have taken up tennis, but it took persistence.</p> <p>"Now all four kids play tennis. Because I don't want to be the guy whose kids don't play tennis. especially not with my background and my wife's background,” he added.</p> <p>“But what can you do honestly? You can just go out there and try it time and time again."</p> <p>The 38-year-old has undergone two knee surgeries this year and has announced he will not be playing again until next year.</p> <p>"Personally, it has been very pleasant to stay in the same place for a long time, I hadn't experienced that for more than 25 years," Federer said at the launch of the "Roger Center Court" running shoes created by Swiss brand On.</p> <p>This week was scheduled to be the second week of Wimbledon, but it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>"But of course I miss Wimbledon, of course I would like to be there currently playing on Centre Court for a place in the second week.</p> <p>"Clearly, one of my big goals, and that's why I do recovery work every day and work so hard, and why I'm preparing for a 20-week physical preparation block this year, is because I hope to play at Wimbledon next year."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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​The sad truth behind Archie's christening photo

<p>There are not many family events the Queen will miss out on; however, it seems duty comes first especially when considering the royal’s absence at great grandson, Archie’s christening.</p> <p>Royal christenings are deeply symbolic affairs and each event sees the tiny tot donning the Lily Font and the replica Honiton christening gown that has become an iron-clad tradition.</p> <p>When photographs of little Archie’ christening were released, many were surprised to see one familiar face missing, and that was the Queen who could not be present.</p> <p> The official reason given was that her Majesty had a conflicting commitment, but questions arose why the royal’s diary was not called upon when planning Archie’s first significant event.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzlHhZylvwT/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzlHhZylvwT/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal)</a> on Jul 6, 2019 at 8:14am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>A recent book, Royals At War offered an alternative perspective. Journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett said: “Pointedly, the Queen and Prince Philip stayed away. They had been generous and understanding at their best.</p> <p>“But they simply now felt publicly embarrassed by Meghan’s controlling behaviour, said a well-placed Palace insider.”</p> <p>Over a year on since Archie’s christening, it appears there was more than what meets the eye after court documents filed as part of Meghan’s privacy lawsuit revealed she was left feeling “undefended by the institution” while pregnant and that she had been “prohibited from defending herself” against negative false press coverage.</p> <p>Meghan and Harry announced their intention to step down as senior royals of January 2020, much to the surprise of the rest of the royal family.</p> <p>On April 1, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially ceased all their duties and began a financially independent life in Los Angeles, U.S.</p> <p> </p>

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Why you NEED to put your fruit and veggies in the dishwasher

<p>A woman has gone viral after sharing her food hygiene hack – washing fruit and vegetables in the dishwasher.</p> <p>In a TikTok clip, the user @smilelop showed how she removed dirt and bugs from her produce.</p> <p>She arranged a variety of fresh food products on the top shelf and bottom drawer before pouring in a capful of distilled white vinegar in the detergent compartment.</p> <p>She then set the machine running, and the video cut to seemingly washed and clean crops.</p> <blockquote style="max-width: 605px; min-width: 325px;" class="tiktok-embed" data-video-id="6824889367530704133"><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/@smilelop" target="_blank" title="@smilelop">@smilelop</a> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/cleanvegetables" target="_blank" title="cleanvegetables">##cleanvegetables</a> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/cleanfruit" target="_blank" title="cleanfruit">##cleanfruit</a> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/tiktoktips" target="_blank" title="tiktoktips">##tiktoktips</a> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/vinegar" target="_blank" title="vinegar">##vinegar</a></p> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/PONETE-ASÍ-6792622683843513093" target="_blank" title="♬ PONETE ASÍ - melojnico">♬ PONETE ASÍ - melojnico</a></blockquote> <p>The video has now been viewed more than a million times, but some viewers on the comment section were sceptical of the hack.</p> <p>“I literally don’t know why this would be necessary,” one wrote.</p> <p>“I mean a light vinegar solution is good to kill bacteria and some fruit has wax film on it, but dishwasher? Come on girl,” another replied.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://foodsafety.asn.au/fruit-and-vegetables/">the Food Safety Information Council</a>, washing fruits and vegetables under running water and drying them can help remove loose soil and remove many bacteria and viruses. The council also advised practicing safe hand washing and hygiene before preparing food or cooking.</p>

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Duchess Meghan teams up with Michelle Obama for important role

<p><span>Meghan Markle has just been announced to be a speaker at an upcoming virtual summit, alongside her friends Michelle Obama and Priyanka Chopra.</span><br /><br /><span>The Duchess of Sussex will be keynote speaker at the 2020 Global Leadership Summit as part of its Girl Up campaign.</span><br /><br /><span>"The present is female! But don't take our word for it. Hear from our keynote speaker Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, as she takes the stage at our 2020 Leadership Summit, happening virtually July 13-15!" the announcement resd.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCXTeCmn2Ek/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCXTeCmn2Ek/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Eugenia Garavani (@eugeniagaravani)</a> on Jul 7, 2020 at 7:20pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The Girl Up Global Leadership Summit was created by the United Nations, and notes that it is "dedicated to securing equal opportunities for underprivileged adolescent girls in developing countries such as Ethiopia, Malawi, Guatemala, and India".</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan has been a long-time supporter and campaigner for equality for women and girls.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCW9Jzkg5mG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCW9Jzkg5mG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Megan markel fans (@besexy79)</a> on Jul 7, 2020 at 4:05pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>In January 2020 she visited Vancouver-based social justice charity Justice For Girls, which later shared photos on Twitter of Meghan enjoying a cup of tea and conversation with members of its team.</span><br /><br /><span>"Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle visited to discuss climate justice for girls and the rights of Indigenous peoples," the organisation wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>"Was great to talk about the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women's leadership."</span><br /><br /><span>The royal mum also visited the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre to discuss "issues affecting women in the community."</span><br /><br /><span>"Look who we had tea with today!" the organisation posted on social media, along with a photo of a beaming Meghan with staff members.</span><br /><br /><span>The Global Leadership Summit was originally meant to take place in Washington DC.</span><br /><br /><span>However it has since been moved to an online format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.</span></p>

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Cate Blanchett gives rare glimpse inside $12 million Sydney home

<p><span>Australian actress Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton have listed their Sydney home for an eye watering $12 million.</span><br /><br /><span>Blanchett, who is notoriously known for keeping her life private, has given fans a rare glimpse into her luxurious five-bedroom apartment in the heart of the CBD.</span><br /><br /><span>She purchased the property for $8 million in 2015.</span><br /><br /><span>According to The Daily Telegraph, the home has attracted considerable interest online.</span><br /><br /><span>It has been viewed more than 3,000 times since it was listed 12 days ago.</span><br /><br /><span>The two-storey apartment is listed in the Astor building of Sydney and offers unbelievable panoramic views of some of the city's most famous landmarks, including Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Royal Botanic Garden.</span><br /><br /><span>The first floor boasts a gorgeous open plan living, including a lounge, a generous kitchen and dining area, and two bedrooms.</span><br /><br /><span>The kitchen is simply a chef’s delight with stainless steel appliances, and gives plenty of storage options.</span><br /><br /><span>High ceilings with deep stylish black windows flood the interior with natural light.</span><br /><br /><span>The property previously belonged to Barry Humphries, who was better known by his comedic alter ego Dame Edna.</span><br /><br /><span>He infamously and illegally combined three units in the historic building 35 years ago.</span><br /><br /><span>Cate and Andrew, 53, bought the apartment from businessman Mark Bouris, the former host of The Apprentice Australia.</span><br /><br /><span>It seems the pair are getting rid of all their Australian properties, after selling their Berlera Creek holiday home in December.</span><br /><br /><span>Cate and Andrew are now living in England, where they own a $5.7 million manor called Highwell House in East Sussex.</span><br /><br /><span>The pair wed in 1997 and share sons Dashiell, 17, Roman, 15, and Ignatius, 11, and daughter Edith, five.</span></p>

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Starbucks worker under fire for writing 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's coffee order

<p><span>A Muslim advocacy group is demanding an employee of Starbuck’s he fired after they were caught writing “ISIS” on a customer’s coffee cup.</span><br /><br /><span>The incident took place at a store in St Paul, Minneapolis in early July.</span><br /><br /><span>According to a Muslim customer, she told the employee her name when first asked but the employee chose to label the cup “ISIS” before she was finished.</span><br /><br /><span>ISIS is a commonly-known acronym for terrorist organisation Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.</span><br /><br /><span>The employee has claimed they misheard the woman’s name, which is Aishah.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836845/isis-starbucks.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e5f19eff67ae4c23b3452d0a9f7f65a3" /><br /><br /><span>The Council on American-Islamic Relations, however, believe the incident is a result of Islamophobia and is demanding the worker be fired.</span><br /><br /><span>“After noticing the writing on the cup, she asked the employee why ‘ISIS’ was written on the cup,” it said in a statement.</span><br /><br /><span>“The employee claimed that she had not heard her name correctly.</span><br /><br /><span>“Later, a supervisor told the Muslim customer that ‘mistakes’ sometimes happen with customers’ names, suggesting that this is not the first incident.”</span><br /><br /><span>The Starbucks, which is operated by a Target store in Minneapolis, have since apologised for the incident.</span><br /><br /><span>According to local outlet Pioneer Press, it says the incident was “not a deliberate act but an unfortunate mistake”.</span><br /><br /><span>“We are very sorry for this guest’s experience at our store and immediately apologised to her when she made our store leaders aware of the situation,” a spokesperson told the publication.</span></p>

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Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI

<p><br /><span>Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and the long-time girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, has been hit with charges for allegedly helping to recruit, from and viciously abuse children.</span><br /><br /><span>Maxwell, who benefitted for years from Epstein’s prominent wealth, was the billionaire’s travel companion on trips around the world.</span><br /><br /><span>"Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify, befriend, and groom victims for abuse. In some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse herself," Audrey Strauss, the acting Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said.</span><br /><br /><span>She has also accused of lying to authorities during previous investigations into Epstein.</span><br /><br /><span>"Maxwell lied because the truth, as alleged, was almost unspeakable," Ms Strauss said.</span><br /><br /><span>"Maxwell enticed minor girls, got them to trust her, and then delivered them into the trap that she and Epstein had set for them.</span><br /><br /><span>"She pretended to be a woman they could trust … all the while she was setting them up to be sexually abused by Epstein and in some cases by Maxwell herself."</span><br /><br /><span>William F Sweeney Jr, an assistant director at the FBI, said investigators had been "discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell's whereabouts" since Epstein's arrest in 2019.</span><br /><br /><span>"More recently we learned she'd slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago.</span><br /><br /><span>"We moved when we were ready and Ms Maxwell was arrested without incident."</span><br /><br /><span>He went on to say: "Like Epstein, Ms Maxwell chose to blatantly disregard the law and her responsibility as an adult, using whatever means she had at her disposal to lure vulnerable youth into behaviour they should never have been exposed and which creates lasting harm."</span><br /><br /><span>Reports say Ms Maxwell has been charged with six counts in connection with the ongoing investigation into Epstein’s accomplices.</span><br /><br /><span>The charges are enticement and conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, and transportation and conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.</span><br /><br /><span>Other charges include two counts of perjury, according to a federal indictment unsealed today.</span><br /><br /><span>"In particular, from at least in or about 1994, up to an including at least in or about 1997, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18," the indictment says.</span><br /><br /><span>The victims included girls as young as 14-years-old.</span></p>

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US buys up global stock of key COVID-19 drug

<p>The US government has bought up almost the entire global supply of the antiviral medication remdesivir until October, prompting concerns that other countries will miss out on accessing one of the two drugs proven to work against COVID-19.</p> <p>Remdesivir, developed and patented by Gilead Sciences, has been shown to help COVID-19 patients recover faster. It is the only drug licensed by the US and the European Union as a treatment for those with severe coronavirus illnesses, but studies are yet to find conclusive evidence that it improves survival rates.</p> <p>The US health department announced on Tuesday that President Donald Trump had agreed to purchase 500,000 doses of the drug for American hospitals, representing 100 per cent of Gilead’s July production capacity and 90 per cent of its capacity in August and September.</p> <p>The cost is about US$3,200 for a six-day treatment. The estimated production cost of remdesivir is US$6 for the same course, <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/01/gilead-donates-covid-19-drug-remdesivir-to-australias-medical-stockpile-after-us-buys-up-supply">The Guardian</a> </em>reported.</p> <p>Health experts said the US move to ‘hoard’ the drug stock undermines international cooperation against the new coronavirus, given that other countries have also taken part in trials of remdesivir for the Ebola pandemic.</p> <p>“The trial that gave the result that allowed remdesivir to sell their drug wasn’t just done in the US. There were patients participating through other European countries, in the UK as well, and internationally, Mexico and other places,” epidemiologist Peter Horby told <em><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000kfpw">BBC Radio 4</a></em>.</p> <p>Horby said the buyout pointed out the need for “a much stronger framework” to ensure fair prices and access to key medicines for people around the world.</p> <p>Ohid Yaqub, senior science policy lecturer at the University of Sussex, said the US arrangement “so clearly signals an unwillingness to cooperate with other countries and the chilling effect this has on international agreements about intellectual property rights”.</p> <p>Sydney University’s Associate Professor Alice Motion said measures should be taken to ensure that the same situation does not happen to vaccines.</p> <p>“A vaccine should be available to people all over the world rather than one country, or a group of countries having preferred access to a medicine,” she told <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/01/gilead-donates-covid-19-drug-remdesivir-to-australias-medical-stockpile-after-us-buys-up-supply">The Guardian</a></em>.</p> <p>“Remdesivir is a medicine that helps people to recover faster, but imagine if the same thing happened with a vaccine that emerges. That would be terrible.”</p>

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"Bungling idiots": Jacinda Ardern's bad week with press

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Despite New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern initially being praised for the way her country handled the coronavirus pandemic, it appears the tide has turned.</p> <p>Her administration has been called "bungling idiots", her coalition government has been accused of "tearing itself apart" and Ardern who was previously seen as untouchable has been accused of telling a "complete lie" about her handling of the pandemic.</p> <p>Two British visitors on June 7th arrived into the country, where they were placed in hotel quarantine for 14 days.</p> <p>Six days later, the health ministry decreed that everyone in quarantine would be allowed out after two negative COVID-19 tests.</p> <p>The two arrivals were allowed to leave quarantine on compassionate grounds and drove 650kms to Wellington to visit a dying relative.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the pair got lost and met up with a couple of friends who gave them directions. The pair both tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in Wellington.</p> <p>It has since emerged that the women weren't tested in the hotel, not even once.</p> <p>Naturally, Ardern said it was an "unacceptable failure" and "cannot be repeated" as it was the nation's first COVID-19 cases for three weeks.</p> <p>There had already been plenty of early releases from quarantine, with 50 other visitors had been allowed out of quarantine on compassionate grounds with just four people being tested for coronavirus.</p> <p>If this wasn't bad enough, more news came to light.</p> <p>Out of the 2,519 people who left quarantine between June 9th and June 16th, most who completed the 14 days in quarantine, only 1,010 were tested for coronavirus.</p> <p>Of the rest, around 800 people vanished and failed to get into contact with the authorities to arrange a test.</p> <p>National leader Todd Muller said that the debacle was a "national disgrace".</p> <p>David Seymour, leader of the minor party ACT was much more direct.</p> <p>“These bungling idiots couldn't run a bath let alone a border,” he said. “We’re supposed to have the world’s smartest borders. We now have the world’s dumbest borders.”</p> <p>As election day nears, Senior National MP Judith Collins called into question Ardern's character on <em>The AM Show</em>.</p> <p>“We have been lied to actually. We have been lied to about the quarantine, about the standard of care," she said.</p> <p>When asked who had lied, she said "the prime minister and the health ministry".</p> <p>Labour MP Willie Jackson was having none of the accusations.</p> <p>“I think we are going a bit over the line if you are going to start accusing the prime minister of lying,” he said on the same show.</p> <p>“She is a person of huge integrity and very honest.”</p> <p>He hoped voters would “cut us a bit of slack given the integrity of the prime minister”.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump

<p>Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over a drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.</p> <p>Trump and 35 others whom Iran accuses of being involved in the January 3 strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani face “murder and terrorism charges”, said Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr on Monday.</p> <p>Alqasimehr said Iran would continue to pursue Trump’s prosecution even after he stands down presidency, <em>Reuters </em>reported.</p> <p>Iran said it had also asked Interpol to issue a Red Notice for these 36 people, which would have the international organisation locate and arrest the individuals named.</p> <p>Interpol told <em><a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/29/middleeast/iran-arrest-warrant-donald-trump-intl/index.html">CNN</a></em> it “would not consider requests of this nature” because it was not in accordance with its rules and constitution, which prohibits “any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character”.</p> <p>US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook called Iran’s move a “political stunt”.</p> <p>“This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability, so we see it for what it is – it’s a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously,” Hook said during a press conference with the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Monday.</p> <p>The US killed Soleimani in a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in January along with five others.</p> <p>The assassination came after months of rising tensions between the US and Iran.</p> <p>Iran retaliated with a ballistic missile strike at two military bases housing US troops in Iraq.</p>

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“Acknowledge the past”: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan call on the Commonwealth

<p>Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have called on the Commonwealth to “acknowledge” its colonial past, even if it is “uncomfortable”.</p> <p>Speaking in a video-link discussion on institutional and systemic racism with young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, Harry said the UK has to reckon with its historic involvement in other countries that now make up the Commonwealth.</p> <p>“When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past,” he said.</p> <p>“So many people have done such an amazing incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge on there is so much more still to do.</p> <p>“It’s not going to be easy and in some cases it’s not going to be comfortable but it needs to be done, because guess what, everybody benefits.”</p> <p>The Commonwealth consists of 54 member states, nearly all of which were previously ruled by the British Empire.</p> <p>Meghan added: “We’re going to have to be a little uncomfortable right now, because it’s only in pushing through that discomfort that we get to the other side of this and find the place where a high tide raises all ships.</p> <p>“Equality does not put anyone on the back foot, it puts us all on the same footing – which is a fundamental human right.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Watch the discussion now and share your thoughts on the actions we can take to create a fairer and more just world: <a href="https://t.co/WR7grpu9fG">https://t.co/WR7grpu9fG</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamQCT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamQCT</a></p> — The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (@queenscomtrust) <a href="https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/status/1280109784042217472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>The pair also spoke about unconscious bias and the role it plays in people’s lives.</p> <p>“We can’t deny or ignore the fact that all of us have been educated to see the world differently,” Harry said.</p> <p>“However, once you start to realize that there is that bias there, then you need to acknowledge it, you need to do the work to become more aware.”</p> <p>Meghan reflected on her personal experience with unconscious bias and racism.</p> <p>“It’s not just in the big moments, it’s in the quiet moments where racism and unconscious bias lies and thrives. It makes it confusing for a lot of people to understand the role that they play in that, either passively and actively,” she said.</p> <p>“So much of what I’ve come to the understanding of, especially in learning even more about it of late and obviously having had personal experience with it as well, but in people’s complacency they’re complicit, and that I think is the shift that we’re seeing.”</p> <p>The conversation came as the Black Lives Matter movement continues in the US, where the royal couple is residing.</p> <p>Last week, Harry said he regretted not having done enough to “<a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/02/europe/prince-harry-institutional-racism-endemic-intl-scli/index.html">right the wrongs</a>” of the “endemic” institutional racism in society for young people.</p> <p>Last month Meghan <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/beauty-style/meghan-markle-addresses-black-lives-matter-movement-in-new-video-the-only-wrong-thing-to-say-is-to-say-nothing">addressed the killing of George Floyd</a> in a video message to her old high school, saying: “The only wrong thing to say is to say nothing.”</p>

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How coronavirus self-isolation fatigue may lead to more beach drownings this summer

<p>The easing of physical distancing restrictions can’t come soon enough for those tired of self-isolation, and for many the beach represents a welcome therapy after an extended time indoors and alone.</p> <p>In Australia, <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-26/coronavirus-crowds-sydney-beaches-again-despite-covid-19-risks/12185926">popular beaches in Sydney</a>, including the iconic Bondi Beach, were completely closed to public access during the government-imposed lockdown period. When they reopened under restricted conditions in late April (fall in the southern hemisphere), the unexpectedly large crowds led authorities to close them again.</p> <p>More recently, crowded beaches in the <a href="https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-premier-shocked-by-packed-toronto-beaches-warns-covid-19-fight-is-not-over-1.4995033">Great Lakes</a>, <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/coronavirus-comes-spring-break-locals-close-florida-beaches-after-governor-n1163741">Florida</a>, <a href="https://www.khou.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/galveston-beaches-see-uptick-in-crowds-as-city-takes-additional-measures-to-protect-visitors-from-covid-19/285-6bc76e6b-a076-40ac-8a22-a714e8ba0dfc">Texas</a>, <a href="https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-26/crowds-masks-venice-beach-memorial-day-weekend">California</a> and the <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/brits-flock-to-the-beach-amid-medics-warning-of-second-wave-20200625-p555y7.html">United Kingdom</a> show that people are eager to find their spot on the sand.</p> <p>While going to the beach to bathe or swim is seen as an enjoyable recreational experience, aside from social distancing concerns, beaches can be dangerous environments and it is <a href="http://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-389-2019">not uncommon for drownings</a> to occur. Unfortunately, there are several COVID-19-related factors that have the potential to significantly increase the number of beach drownings and rescues.</p> <p><strong>Beach hazards in a time of COVID-19</strong></p> <p>First, many of those people seeking out beaches may be infrequent beachgoers, <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.10.011">unfamiliar with beach hazards, such as rip currents, and safety practices</a>, including strategies on how to react when caught in a rip current as recommended by the <a href="http://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1003-2017">Break the Grip of the Rip campaign</a> in the United States.</p> <p>Second, summer travel plans have been altered for many, meaning local and non-holiday beaches — many of which are not patrolled by lifeguards — may see larger crowds and could put <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212349">bystanders who attempt rescues</a> at greater risk.</p> <p>Third, and most important, in normal years, lifeguard services would intervene to ensure that people don’t put themselves into dangerous situations. This year is different.</p> <p>Several jurisdictions from the <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-52038489">U.K.</a> and the <a href="https://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/20200608/covid-furloughs-meant-no-warning-flags-on-holland-beach-as-two-boys-drowned">Great Lakes</a> have cancelled their lifesaving programs due to COVID-19-related budget and health concern restraints.</p> <p>Coronavirus-related staff cuts and furloughs prevented Holland State Park in Michigan from setting up the flags to warn swimmers of the daily hazard along that section of Lake Michigan. The <a href="https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2020/06/double-drowning-tragedy-underscores-danger-of-great-lakes.html">lack of warning flags and lifeguards has already been blamed for the drownings</a> of a six-year-old and a 17-year-old on June 6. This is just but one example of how cutting funding to beach safety programs could cost lives.</p> <p><strong>Masking the truth about the surf hazard</strong></p> <p>There are interesting parallels between drowning prevention and efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve.</p> <p>Many people do not wear a mask in public despite evidence that masks reduce the <a href="https://today.tamu.edu/2020/06/12/texas-am-study-face-masks-critical-in-preventing-spread-of-covid-19/">potential for COVID-19 transmission</a>. For example, if you have gone grocery shopping and avoided infection, you may become complacent and feel that masks and hand-washing are unnecessary. Or you may bend to peer pressure if you meet up with friends who are not wearing masks or social distancing.</p> <p>These same behaviours come into play with drownings. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3424-7">Evidence suggests</a> that if you didn’t drown on your last visit to the beach, you’ll be confident that you won’t drown on your next visit — despite changing waves, tides and other conditions.</p> <p>Or if you are with a group of friends who are better swimmers, there is a greater chance that you will venture into deeper water to avoid the social cost of staying close to shore. You may also mirror the risky behaviours of other beachgoers.</p> <p><strong>Ignoring the warning signs</strong></p> <p>The time and financial investment made in travelling to the beach after being limited by stay-at-home orders for weeks and months means that more people may enter the water, even if the conditions aren’t ideal.</p> <p>Beach users escaping self-isolation at home may be tired of warnings and further restrictions on the beach and may ignore them, particularly if they believe that lifeguards are being <a href="https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2541-2019">overly cautious</a>. This was the greatest concern expressed at a recent (virtual) conference to celebrate the creation of a legislated lifesaving program in <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-015-1626-9">Costa Rica</a>.</p> <p>In the Great Lakes, the problem is made worse by the high-water levels that have <a href="https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-lake-michigan-record-water-levels-20200619-ntztvazvynf7bgbro3cgkp2diy-story.html">limited the amount of beach available</a>. Even where lifeguard services are still provided, the limited beach width means that people will either crowd together on the beach or move away from others, increasing the lifeguard’s patrol area — and the risk that someone will need rescue or will drown.</p> <p><a href="https://www.sbs.com.au/news/famous-sydney-beaches-closed-after-crowds-flout-coronavirus-restrictions">Restricting access to beaches</a> to limit crowds and the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/us/covid-19-second-shutdown/index.html">potential for a second wave of COVID-19 cases</a>, will in turn limit the number of drownings as long as people <a href="https://abc7chicago.com/lake-michigan-chicago-beach-beaches-open/6265505">heed those closures</a>.</p> <p>COVID-19 has created a perfect storm that could make beaches more popular than ever before and raise the risk of drowning. So far, most of the concern has focused on the lack of social distancing and the looming threat of a second COVID-19 wave, but that focus may soon shift to drowning. Are we going to love our beaches to death?<!-- Below is The Conversation's page counter tag. Please DO NOT REMOVE. --><img style="border: none !important; box-shadow: none !important; margin: 0 !important; max-height: 1px !important; max-width: 1px !important; min-height: 1px !important; min-width: 1px !important; opacity: 0 !important; outline: none !important; padding: 0 !important; text-shadow: none !important;" src="https://counter.theconversation.com/content/141491/count.gif?distributor=republish-lightbox-basic" alt="The Conversation" width="1" height="1" /><!-- End of code. If you don't see any code above, please get new code from the Advanced tab after you click the republish button. The page counter does not collect any personal data. 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New swine flu with pandemic potential found in China

<p>Researchers in China have discovered a strain of swine flu that is capable of triggering another pandemic.</p> <p>A report published in peer-reviewed science journal <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</em> earlier this week identified the G4 EA H1N1 strain of flu, which is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.</p> <p>It has “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus”, scientists at Chinese universities and China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in the study.</p> <p>Researchers took 30,000 nasal swabs from pigs between 2011 and 2018. A total of 179 swine flu viruses were isolated, the majority of which were a new kind that has been dominant among pigs since 2016.</p> <p>Following various experiments, G4 was found to be highly infectious, replicating in human cells and causing more severe symptoms in ferrets than other viruses do.</p> <p>Any immunity humans gain from exposure to seasonal flu does not protect against G4, <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-swine-flu-china-researchers-pandemic/" target="_blank">tests also showed</a>.</p> <p>As many as 4.4 per cent of the general population appeared to have been exposed to the virus, therefore showing that it has passed from animals to humans. There is no evidence yet that the virus can be passed between humans.</p> <p>“Controlling the prevailing G4 EA H1N1 viruses in pigs and close monitoring in human populations, especially the workers in swine industry, should be urgently implemented,” the study authors said.</p> <p>The World Health Organisation will read the Chinese report carefully, spokesman Christian Lindmeier told a Geneva briefing on Tuesday.</p> <p>“It … highlights we cannot let our guard down on influenza and need to be vigilant and continue surveillance even in the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.</p> <p>There is no imminent threat of a new pandemic despite the virus’ capability to infect humans, said Carl Bergstrom, a biologist at the University of Washington.</p> <p>“There’s no evidence that G4 is circulating in humans, despite five years of extensive exposure,” he said on Twitter. “That’s the key context to keep in mind.”</p> <p>The new swine flu is still “in the stage of examination”, said Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.</p> <p>It’s not “an immediate threat where you’re seeing infections, but it’s something we need to keep our eye on, just the way we did in 2009 with the emergence of the swine flu.”</p>

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Young mother’s coronavirus test leads to devastating cancer news

<p>A young mother who feared she had COVID-19 has learned that her cancer had returned and spread through her body.</p> <p>Beth Pitt-Roche, 26, from the English county of Suffolk, took two coronavirus tests earlier this year after struggling with a cough and cold.</p> <p>The tests returned negative, but an X-ray and CT scan showed that Beth’s breast cancer came back and is now in her lungs, spine, hips and liver.</p> <p>The mother-of-two was first diagnosed with invasive HER2 breast cancer in 2017. After going through chemotherapy and recovering from her first diagnosis, she underwent a double mastectomy towards the end of last year in an attempt to eliminate the risk of the cancer returning.</p> <p>She started developing respiratory symptoms two weeks after the mastectomy, and was told in April that the cancer was back.</p> <p>“[The doctors] told me without treatment I had up to eight months left to live – it was indescribable,” Beth told <em><a href="https://7news.com.au/news/human-interest/young-mothers-coronavirus-test-leads-to-heart-wrenching-cancer-diagnosis-c-1151432">7News</a></em>.</p> <p>“I couldn’t catch my breath, but I didn’t cry.</p> <p>“All we have as a family is the day ahead now, and that’s how we live our lives. I don’t want to dwell on what I can’t change.”</p> <p>Beth is now having targeted therapy, which doctors expect could help prolong her life expectancy by at least five years.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsPU2fHI5_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsPU2fHI5_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Beth Pitt-Roche (@thepittrochediaries)</a> on Jun 21, 2020 at 1:57am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>She is also raising funds for a family therapy dog, an idea which she said was inspired by Netflix series <em>After Life</em>.</p> <p>“During lockdown, we binge-watched <em>After Life</em> on Netflix, in which a man, played by Ricky Gervais, loses his wife to cancer,” she said.</p> <p>“The only thing that keeps him going is her dog, Brandy. It was amazing seeing how much the dog helped him cope.”</p> <p>She decided to carry out the idea following a discussion with her husband Nick. In late June, her friend Karis Nurse launched a <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/f/Make-a-Warrior-of-Cancers-dream-come-true?utm_source=customer&amp;utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&amp;utm_medium=copy_link-tip">GoFundMe page</a> with a £3,500 goal to purchase the dog.</p> <p>“Knowing that the family will have the unconditional love of a devoted dog when I’m not here is a reassuring thought,” Beth said.</p>

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Suspected bubonic plague case leads to epidemic fears

<p>Authorities in China have issued a warning after a suspected bubonic plague case was reported in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.</p> <p>Residents in the Bayannur district have been ordered not to hunt and eat wild animals after a herdsman was confirmed to have <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/world/asia/china-bubonic-plague-inner-mongolia.html">caught the disease on Sunday</a>.</p> <p>Another patient, a 15-year-old boy, was also suspected to be infected on Monday after developing a fever following contact with a marmot hunted by a dog, according to <em><a href="https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/status/1280031821980303360">Global Times</a></em>.</p> <p>Health officials of the city of Bayan Nur have placed a third-level alert until the end of the year and asked the public to report any sick or dead marmots.</p> <p>“At present, there is a risk of a human plague epidemic spreading in this city. The public should improve its self-protection awareness and ability, and report abnormal health conditions promptly," said a local health authority, as quoted by the <a href="https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202007/05/WS5f01d743a310834817257493.html"><em>China Daily</em> newspaper</a>.</p> <p>Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection commonly spread through fleas from small animals. It was the cause of the Black Death pandemic that killed an estimated 50 million people across Asia, Europe and Africa in the 14th century.</p> <p>The disease can now be treated with a number of antibiotics, such as gentamicin and doxycycline.</p> <p>Symptoms of the plague include high fever, headaches, nausea and swollen lymph nodes.</p> <p>While plague outbreaks have become increasingly rare in China, occasional cases are still reported. According to <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/06/suspected-case-of-bubonic-plague-found-in-city-in-inner-mongolia-china">Reuters</a></em>, China reported 26 cases and 11 deaths from 2009 to 2018.</p>

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Lockdown dangers: Young man dies of blood clot after video game binge

<p>A father has warned parents and young people to stay active during the coronavirus lockdown after his 24-year-old son died from deep vein thrombosis (DVT).</p> <p>In a post on Facebook, Stanley Greening, 56, <span>from Bedfordshire, in the UK</span> told friends about the death of his son Louis O’Neill in early June.</p> <p>“On 3rd June something so awful happened, the worst imaginable thing to happen to such a young man and the worst imaginable thing to happen to a parent,” he wrote.</p> <p>“My son, my dear boy, Louis, has gone. Not from the evil virus but because of it. His young life, barely begun, still trying to find his feet, just torn away.”</p> <p>Louis had been furloughed from his job as a soccer coach at Centre Parcs since mid-March, when the UK COVID-19 lockdown was first imposed.</p> <p>The young man then took to online gaming with friends to pass time, Stanley said.</p> <p>“Caught up in a virtual world he became less active, so easily done. Hours fly by when absorbed by the screen, I’ve done it countless times myself,” Stanley said.</p> <p>Two weeks before his death, Louis complained about a pain in his leg. He called emergency responders, who told him it could be food poisoning.</p> <p>“But no one, and I mean no one, ever in a million years would have predicted a blood clot,” Stanley said.</p> <p>“Who is warning youngsters? Who is warning anyone, of any age? No one!! So I am. My son will live on, I shall continue to spread this warning in his name.”</p> <p>Stanley said conversations with medical professionals revealed that cases of DVT in young people have been rising since the lockdown began.</p> <p>DVT is a blood clot that occurs in a deep vein, most commonly in the leg. Some of the risk factors associated with DVT include obesity, pregnancy, smoking, and certain medications as well as long periods of inactivity.</p> <p>“As more and more of us are working from home it is likely you are not getting out your chair as much as you need. Stand up, walk around, and please, warn your kids,” Stanley said.</p>

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Prince Harry's moving message for the 2020 Diana Awards

<p><span>Last month, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, spoke out against the death of George Floyd during her commencement speech for her former high school’s graduation.</span></p> <p><span>Since then, she and her husband, Prince Harry, have become more vocal about the Black Lives Matter movement, and in a newly released video, Harry made his own strong statement against racism.</span></p> <p><span>In what would have been Princess Diana’s 59th birthday, it was also the annual presentation of the Diana Awards, established in the memory of the late royal.</span></p> <p><span>The awards recognise the youth for their social or humanitarian work, as Diana believed young people could change the world.</span></p> <p><span>In a video recorded for the awards, Prince Harry asked young people to help repair the current ills in our society and praised what the recipients had already accomplished.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Prince Harry recorded a video for the <a href="https://twitter.com/DianaAward?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DianaAward</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2020DianaAwards?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#2020DianaAwards</a> taking place today (on what would be Princess Diana’s 59th birthday).<br />In it, he says institutional racism is still “endemic” in our societies and has pledged that he and Meghan will be “part of the change” needed. <a href="https://t.co/5tbE263b3k">pic.twitter.com/5tbE263b3k</a></p> — Omid Scobie (@scobie) <a href="https://twitter.com/scobie/status/1278352027953893376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 1, 2020</a></blockquote> <p><span>"I am so incredibly proud to be part of these awards because they honour the legacy of my mother and bring out the very best in people like you," the Prince said. "You all are doing such incredible work, and at a time of great uncertainty you have found the power and inspiration inside of you to make a positive mark on the world."</span></p> <p><span>Harry mentioned how his mother would have felt a feeling of admiration for the recipients as she knew what they did was necessary and important, even though it was difficult.</span></p> <p><span>"I can assure you [Diana] would have been fighting in your corner," Harry noted. "Like many of you she never took the easy route, or the popular one, or the comfortable one, but she stood for something and she stood up for people who needed it."</span></p> <p><span>The Prince then began talking about issues related to the current climate, as the world has been protesting against racial discrimination.</span></p> <p><span>In his statement, Harry followed in his wife’s footsteps and mentioned that society has not yet done enough to combat these issues.</span></p> <p><span>"My wife said recently that our generation and the ones before us haven’t done enough to right the wrongs of the past," Harry said. "I too am sorry—sorry that we haven't got the world to the place that you deserve it to be."</span></p> <p><span>The Prince continued, calling out the racism still ever-present today. "Institutional racism has no place in our societies yet it is still endemic," he said. "Unconscious bias must be acknowledged without blame to create a better world for all of you."</span></p> <p><span>Harry then finished off his speech by asking young people, especially the recipients of the Diana Award, to continue fighting for a more equitable and fair society. He also verified his own commitment to these causes.</span></p> <p><span>"I want you to know that we are committed to being part of the solution and to being part of the change that you are all leading," Prince Harry said. "Now is the time and we know that you can do it."</span></p>

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Nicole Kidman surprises fans with rare photo of daughter Sunday

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Nicole Kidman has surprised her fans with a rare photo of her daughter Sunday.</p> <p>Kidman posted the sweet snap of her cuddling with Sunday to celebrate her 12th birthday.</p> <p>"Birthday hugs for our darling Sunday," Kidman captioned the moment on Instagram, which showed the actress hugging her child while shielding her face from the camera. "Happy Birthday baby girl."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWMq9qp_L3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWMq9qp_L3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Birthday hugs for our darling Sunday 🥰🎂 Happy Birthday baby girl xx</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Jul 7, 2020 at 9:02am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban also share a nine-year-old daughter called Faith.</p> <p>Kidman and Urban are publicly affectionate with each other but are protective of their children and keep them from the public eye.</p> <p>The last time Kidman shared a photo of Sunday was back in November when they took a walk together.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5QmtuxJE-p/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5QmtuxJE-p/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Sunday walk with Sunday #MotherDaughter #Happiness</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Nov 24, 2019 at 11:11am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Andie MacDowell commented on the birthday photo of Sunday, admiring Kidman's protectiveness of her children.</p> <p>"It's sweet how you protect your children in a world where everybody seems to think they need to flaunt them," the actress, who is mum to son Justin Qualley, 34, and actress daughters Rainey Qualley, 30, and Margaret Qualley, 25, said.</p> <p>"That's a mothers love. When I was raising my children we didn't have social media so I wasn't under the pressure to flash my children to the world. I rarely showed them. I wanted them to have their privacy. I think that's very respectable."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Brooke Shields flaunts ageless figure in patriotic bikini

<p><span>Brooke Shields has still got it at 55, after pictures emerged of her parading around in a bikini.</span><br /><br /><span>Fans have commended the former model for her “amazing looks”, with many wanting to know just what her “youthful secret” is.</span><br /><br /><span>The mother of two has been enjoying some downtime in lockdown with her husband Chris Henchy, 56, and their daughters, Rowan, 17, and Grier, 14.</span><br /><br /><span>She was photographed wearing a patriotic bikini as she treated herself to a dip in her Hampton’s home swimming pool.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCRC6MmnmS0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCRC6MmnmS0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by WCB👩🏼‍💻 (@world_celebs_beauty)</a> on Jul 5, 2020 at 9:00am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The model chose a patriotic blue-starred bikini top and red stripy bottoms which showed off her strong body.</span><br /><br /><span>Shields paired the stylish swimsuit with a simple gold necklace with her hair slicked back as she made her way out of the water.</span><br /><br /><span>“Still got it,” one fan commented in awe.</span><br /><br /><span>“Question. Where did you find the fountain of youth?” another fan said.</span><br /><br /><span>Back in May, Shields told <em>InStyle</em> that she had taken up meditation for the first time while in quarantine.</span></p> <p> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCUYLxXn0P6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCUYLxXn0P6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by De Rolé - Oficial (@sitederole)</a> on Jul 6, 2020 at 4:04pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>“None of the exercising I’ve done in the past has stemmed from me loving it, or from it giving me any peace of mind,” she explained.</span><br /><br /><span>“When I was younger, it was all ego-based: If you want to be in this campaign, you have to stay fit. If you want to be in this Broadway show, you have to be this fit; you have to dance this much every day.”</span><br /><br /><span>She admitted however that her approach to other forms of fitness is not quite the same.</span><br /><br /><span>While also doing at-home weights-based training, Shields said she has signed up for “a live-streaming meditation led by Deepak Chopra on Facebook”.</span><br /><br /><span>“My family made fun of me, saying, ‘Oh, Mom is going to get all Zen now’.”</span><br /><br /><span>The star also mentioned she’d had a fitness “breakthrough” in quarantine.</span><br /><br /><span>“Before that, I’d never focused on the spiritual element of exercise or the idea of honouring your body and soul. Those were just words before; they didn’t feel realistic.”</span><br /><br /><span>She added that “working out has never been Zen” for her, as “everything was a goal” when it came to her motivation.</span></p>

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Dire warning to cat owners after elderly woman's tragic death

<p>An 80-year-old Melbourne woman has died after being scratched by her pet cat.</p> <p>The grandmother, whose identity is kept private at the request of her family, was rushed to Box Hill Hospital in May after she was found unresponsive in bed with her cat Minty curled up nearby.</p> <p>The woman was later found to have bacterial meningitis from her cat’s saliva.</p> <p>Her daughter told the <em><a href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/dire-warning-to-cat-owners-after-womans-tragic-death/news-story/c0bb59847b0f689d19ec24e709456b14">Herald Sun</a></em> the cat likely licked the woman’s wound when she was sleeping, causing the saliva to enter her bloodstream.</p> <p>Cat’s saliva commonly contains pasteurella multocida, which may cause infections in humans.</p> <p>The woman spent nine days in a coma and became critically ill before being taken off her life support.</p> <p>She had previously suffered cellulitis due to cat scratches.</p> <p>Austin Health’s director of infectious diseases Lindsay Grayson said people with weak immune systems should avoid cats.</p> <p>“Infections related to cat bites and scratches like this person, we’d get at least one a week where somebody comes into the hospital,” he told the outlet.</p> <p>“It is very important that if a cat is biting or scratching you, you mention it to your GP. It immediately triggers a greater concern and a different medical approach to just a routine scratch.”</p>

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Prince George's godmother opens up in incredibly rare interview

<p><span>Prince George's godmother, Julia Samuel, has made a rare statement about the little royal in a new interview about his family and life at home.</span></p> <p><span>While appearing on a guest podcast, the 60-year-old spoke about her glorious role as a godmother to Prince George, who she proudly took under her wing after decades of friendship with the Royal family.</span></p> <p><span>Julia was a dear friend of Princess Diana after meeting her in 1987.</span></p> <p><span>When George was welcomed to the world back in 2013, fans were delighted to hear that Julia would take on such a permanent role in George's life, given her closeness to his late grandmother.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJ6YFKniA7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJ6YFKniA7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Prince George will be seven years old in 20 days now (on July 22nd 2020)🎈💙 -July 2nd 2020. . Photo : Prince George of Cambridge, taken by his mother, The Duchess of Cambridge, poses for an official portrait (earlier in 2019) to celebrate Christmas 2019 at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England 🎄 -December 25th 2019. . Handsome George 🧒🏼🥰💙. . 📷 : The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace -@kensingtonpalace. . #royalfamily #katemiddleton #PrinceWilliam #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #PrinceLouis #DukeofCambridge #DuchessofCambridge #London #monarchy #england #english #british #britishmonarchy #britishroyalfamily #photooftheday #love #l4l #happy #cute #gorgeous #amazing #beautiful #lovely #pretty #bestcouple #instadaily #baby #instapic</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/thecambridges_family/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> The Cambridges 🇬🇧👑🎀</a> (@thecambridges_family) on Jul 2, 2020 at 2:31pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>Speaking on popular podcast How to Fail by British writer Elizabeth Day, Julia made some rare comments about the royals.</span></p> <p><span>When asked about George, she said: "He is amazing. He's funny and feisty and cheeky and God she (Diana) would have loved him so much. That is heartbreaking for all of them."</span></p> <p><span>She also spoke of a silly family tradition they still keep doing, and have done since Diana was alive.</span></p> <p><span>According to Julia, the family have a knack for giving each other presents which take "days to put together".</span></p> <p><span>"So I do to George what [Diana] did to us, which is give impossible toys which are really noisy [and] take a lot of making."</span></p> <p><span>She said the sweet joke often involves a few days of struggle from Prince William.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBtmEa1gSuB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBtmEa1gSuB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Cambridges 🇬🇧👑🎀 (@thecambridges_family)</a> on Jun 21, 2020 at 2:35pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>"I come in slightly tipped by the size of the present that William then has to spend days putting together," she said.</span></p> <p><span>"And then put all the machinery together and it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that.</span></p> <p><span>"That makes me laugh and it makes George laugh."</span></p> <p><span>Prince George has seven godparents in total.</span></p> <p><span>Julia is joined by a close school friend of his Duchess Catherine, Emilia Jardine-Paterson.</span></p> <p><span>Others include a respected team member from William's side, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton along with Oliver Baker, who attended St Andrew's alongside the two royal parents.</span></p> <p><span>One of William's oldest friends, William van Cutsem, is also a godfather.</span></p> <p><span>Zara Tindall is also a godmother as well.</span></p>

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Meghan Markle's bombshell court papers

<p><span>Meghan Markle has made incredibly sensational claims in bombshell court papers that she felt “unprotected” by the Royal Family’s “institution.”</span><br /><br /><span>The Sun has reported the Duchess is suing Associated Newspapers Limited (who own The Daily Mail).</span><br /><br /><span>She stated in numerous documents that she was unable to defend herself, which left her friends “rightly concerned for her welfare when pregnant”.</span><br /><br /><span>The 38-year-old went on to claim she felt “tremendous emotional distress” by media coverage, while her pals felt “silenced” by Kensington Palace and unable to defend her.</span><br /><br /><span>The legal documents also revealed that Meghan denied saying in a personal letter that she felt “victimised” by her father.</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan is suing ANL for publishing the personal letter to her dad, although the media group claims Mr Markle made it public after five of her pals gave an interview about it to People magazine.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCHigKNAG-x/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCHigKNAG-x/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Dr Music (@drmusiic)</a> on Jul 1, 2020 at 4:24pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The Duchess today named the pals, although they are only referred to as A, B, C, D and E in the papers, and they could now be called to testify at a trial.</span><br /><br /><span>People magazine previously described them as “Meghan’s inner circle – a longtime friend, a former co-star, a friend from LA, a one-time colleague and a close confidante’”.</span><br /><br /><span>However the royal has denied authorising her friends to speak out to defend her in the magazine article.</span><br /><br /><span>She said she learned an article about her was due to appear shortly before it was published, but did not know it would be in People magazine or its contents.</span><br /><br /><span>The possible trial would focus on whether Meghan had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of the letter to her dad.</span><br /><br /><span>In 2019, the dad told the Mail on Sunday the the five-page letter was a “dagger to the heart” which left him feeling “devastated”.</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan though, says she didn’t feel “victimised” by him, and dismissed claims she told him she had “only one father”.</span><br /><br /><span>She felt he “raised concern Mr Markle had consistently allowed himself to be manipulated by the tabloid media despite her trying to persuade him not to speak to them for his own good”.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCHevIQJx8I/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCHevIQJx8I/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I will always love you. . . . . #harryandmeghan #royalfamily #royal #sussex #queen #babyarchie #royalwedding #meghanmarkle #princeharry #kensington #queenelizabeth #buckingham #royals #couple #love #royalty #style #dress #princessDiana #princeharry #tb #new #foryou</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/harryandmeghansource/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Sussex Royal Fan Page</a> (@harryandmeghansource) on Jul 1, 2020 at 3:51pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The Duchess says she believes she is entitled to a “reasonable expectation of privacy” and thought its contents would never be published.</span><br /><br /><span>In the documents, Meghan also spoke on that she believed her Royal Wedding made Britain $1.8 billion in tourism cash.</span><br /><br /><span>The Duchess believes the money that was raised from the wedding at Windsor Castle in May 2018 “far outweighed” the contribution stumped up by the taxpayer towards security.</span><br /><br /><span>Her legal team have stated the royal wedding was “not, in fact, publicly funded, but rather personally financed by HRH The Prince of Wales”.</span><br /><br /><span>The royal wedding that finished with a huge firework display, cost an estimated $57 million.</span><br /><br /><span>The legal team’s documents said: “Any public costs incurred for the wedding were solely for security and crowd control to protect members of the public, as deemed necessary by Thames Valley Police and the Metropolitan Police.”</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan also said she believes she should be allowed to do land work like her cousin-in-laws, Beatrice and Eugenie, and also mentioned Prince Michael of Kent.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCG9TJpnUOA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCG9TJpnUOA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by ♛ 𝒯𝒽𝑒𝒮𝓊𝓈𝓈𝑒𝓍𝒯𝑒𝒶𝓂 (@thesussexteam)</a> on Jul 1, 2020 at 10:59am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>She named the trio while clarifying that members of the royal are, in fact, allowed to undertake paid work.wnd hit back after it was stated in legal papers that she is “a member of the royal family and does not undertake paid work”.</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan said it was wrong to say as “several member[s] of the Royal Family do ‘undertake paid work’ including, for example, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York and Prince Michael of Kent”.</span><br /><br /><span>Princess Beatrice works in finance and consulting and Princess Eugenie is a director at a London art gallery.</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan is estimated to have made around $7.2 million from her acting career before marrying Prince Harry.</span><br /><br /><span>Since quitting royal life she has resumed her career and recently narrated the Disney film Elephant.</span><br /><br /><span>In the legal documents, Meghan added that she “was also the founder of the commercially successful lifestyle website The Tig”.</span></p>

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Nick Kyrgios hits back after Boris Becker calls him a rat

<p>Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has clashed with former World No. 1 Boris Becker over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the way that the tennis community is handling it.</p> <p>Kyrgios called out German tennis star Alexander Zverev on Monday after he was spotting at a club in the French Riveria.</p> <p>Zverev played at Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour in Belgrade and Croatia earlier this month which led to four competitors contracting coronavirus. </p> <p>Zverev claimed he would "follow self-isolating guidelines" but apologised when footage emerged of him in the club.</p> <p>“No matter how lazy, sloppy and selfish players are about following public health guidelines mid-pandemic, they sure can spring to quick action to cover their asses,” respected tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Sascha Zverev six days ago after Adria Tour coronavirus cluster: <br /><br />“I deeply apologize to anyone that I have put at risk...I will proceed to follow self-isolating guidelines...stay safe 🙏.”<br /><br />Sascha Zverev four hours ago: <a href="https://t.co/vqBXvYdxkv">pic.twitter.com/vqBXvYdxkv</a></p> — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenRothenberg/status/1277307634807382016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 28, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Zverev tested negative to coronavirus last week, but Kyrgios was quick to slam the behaviour.</p> <p>“Sascha Zverev again, man. Again, again, how selfish can you be?” Kyrgios said.</p> <p>“If you have the audacity to put out a tweet that you made your management write on your behalf, saying you’re going to self-isolate for 14 days, and apologising to the general public about putting their health at risk, at least have the audacity to stay inside for 14 days.</p> <p>“Jesus, man. P***ing me off. This tennis world is p***ing me off, seriously. How selfish can you all get?”</p> <p>Becker quickly jumped to Zverev's defence, calling Kyrgios a "rat".</p> <p>“Don’t like no rats! Anybody telling off fellow sportsman/woman is no friend of mine!” Becker posted to Twitter on Tuesday.</p> <p>“Look yourself in the mirror and think your (sic) better than us.”</p> <p>Kyrgios defended his comments.</p> <p>“For goodness sake Boris, I’m not competing or trying to throw anyone under the bus,” the 25-year-old replied.</p> <p>“It’s a global pandemic and if someone is as idiotic as Alex to do what he has done, I’ll call him out for it. Simple.”</p> <p>However, Becker continued to call Kyrgios a "rat".</p> <p>“We all live in the pandemic called COVID-19! It’s terrible and it killed to many lives,” the German posted. “We should protect our families/loved ones and follow the guidelines but still don’t like rats.</p> <p>“(Zverev) broke the quarantine rules and he should be ashamed of himself! He is a role model for many tennis fans a bright star on the horizon but still don’t like rats.</p> <p>“There is an unspoken understanding between athletes! Whatever happens on the court stays there including the lockers! Nobody will talk about it.”</p> <p>Kyrgios continued to hold firm and poked fun at Becker.</p> <p>“Rats? For holding someone accountable? Strange way to think of it champion, I’m just looking out for people,” Kyrgios tweeted.</p> <p>“WHEN my family and families all over the world have respectfully done the right thing. And you have a goose waving his arms around, imma say something.</p> <p>“(Becker) is a bigger doughnut than I thought. Can hit a volley, obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed though.”</p> <p>After receiving massive backlash on Twitter for his remarks, Becker joked with Kyrgios.</p> <p>“Your funny guy … how is it down under? Respect all the guidelines?”</p> <p>Kyrgios wasn't having any of it and bluntly replied.</p> <p>“Haha nah bro I’m good, don’t act like you’re my friend now because you got sat down.”</p> <p>This isn't the first time Kyrgios has called someone out, as he slammed Novak Djokovic and his wife for their "boneheaded decision" to organise the tournament during a pandemic.</p> <p>“Prayers up to all the players that have contracted COVID-19,” Kyrgios tweeted last week.</p> <p>“Don’t @ me for anything I’ve done that has been ‘irresponsible’ or classified as ‘stupidity’ — this takes the cake.”</p>

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Grim discovery in Maddie McCann suspect's van

<p><span>Since the night Madeleine McCann disappeared, her “anguished but unbroken” parents Kate and Gerry have never let the world forget their daughter.</span></p> <p><span>It’s been 13 years since she went missing, but they never stopped searching for answers, and say they hope she is still alive.</span></p> <p><span>But the evidence presented to </span><em>60 Minutes Australia</em><span> could hold vital clues to Maddie’s 2007 disappearance.</span></p> <p><span>On June 4, German authorities made a shock announcement declaring the three-year-old dead, and leading to that announcement is believed to be a disturbing discovery in the campervan of Christian Brueckner.</span></p> <p><span>According to </span><em>60 Minutes</em><span>, over 8000 disturbing pieces of evidence, including videos and pictures of his alleged crimes – along with the swimsuits of little girls – were discovered in the van inhabited by the 43-year-old German sex offender.</span></p> <p><span>When Maddie was taken, on the night of May 3, 2007, Bruekner lived in a house in Monte Judeu, only 8km away from the Ocean Club apartment in Portugal from where the three-year-old disappeared. He also had a “vile and disgusting” shack only 3km from the hotel.</span></p> <p><span>Currently in prison for the torture and rape of a 72-year-old woman, Brueckner was recently named by German police as the most likely offender in Maddie’s disappearance, which is now being treated as murder.</span></p> <p><span>After raiding a deserted factory owned by Brueckner, police discovered thousands of videos and photos of his alleged crimes, </span><em>60 Minutes</em><span> reported.</span></p> <p><span>Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, who is leading the investigation into Brueckner, told the program he was not able to say if there is or isn’t any pictures of Maddie.</span></p> <p><span>“I mean he was into child pornography and torture and he did crimes against children at a very young age and according to the current information, he also filmed his offences,” Mark Hofmann, a Berlin-based Crime &amp; Intelligence Analyst who also works with German police, told reporter Liz Hayes.</span></p> <p><span>Police also revelead that back in 2013, Brueckner wrote in a paedophile chat room about how “bad” he wanted to abuse a little girl.</span></p> <p><span>“He’s very, very clear about his fantasy, about abducting children and torturing them and using them for a couple of days. So these are very clear words,” Mr Hoffman said.</span></p> <p><span>Mr Hoffman said he believes that if Brueckner abducted Maddie, it’s also likely he killed her.</span></p> <p><span>“And killing is likely for different reasons. Number one, it’s likely because it’s part of the fantasy, but number two, it also just could have practical reasons not to be arrested for this crime, because she was old enough to talk,” he told Hayes.</span></p> <p><span>Christian Brückner has not yet been charged with any crime relating to Madeleine McCann’s disappearance or death.</span></p>

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Baby Archie is suing the paparazzi

<p><br /><span>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie is taking a stand against the photo agency Splash News for breaching his privacy, reports have confirmed.</span><br /><br /><span>The toddler is taking legal action against the Los Angeles based photo agency, and the case will be taken all the way through to the UK High Court.</span><br /><br /><span>Lodged by law firm Schillings, the case was brought by “Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and The Duchess of Sussex, HRH”.</span><br /><br /><span>In the legal papers, Meghan is described as Archie’s “litigation friend”, which is due to the fact he is a minor.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_2KLHOpFHs/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; 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text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_2KLHOpFHs/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Royal Windsors (@britishroyalfamily5543)</a> on May 6, 2020 at 5:21am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The case was lodged with the courts on March 25, just days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially finished up their roles as senior members of the royal family.</span><br /><br /><span>The royals are suing the photo agency after they snapped photographs of Meghan Markle walking through a park on Vancouver Island in Canada last January without their permission.</span><br /><br /><span>In the photographs, the starlet was seen holding Archie in a sling while the tot was purposefully shielded from the camera.</span><br /><br /><span>The child was wrapped in winter clothes and had his back to the lens while the photograph was being taken.</span><br /><br /><span>Splash photography agency said that they will “defend itself vigorously” against the lawsuit.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBu-XADqgwz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBu-XADqgwz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Royal Ladies Now (@royal.ladies.now)</a> on Jun 22, 2020 at 3:26am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been spectacularly private about their only son, despite being flung into the spotlight time and time again.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple are particular with what they share about Archie and have only released a handful of photographs and video clips of the one-year-old.</span><br /><br /><span>Harry and Meghan moved to the United States to start their life independent of the Royal family after they left The Firm back at the end of March.</span></p>

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Julia Roberts shares rare photograph with husband Danny Moder

<p><span>Julia Roberts has shared a tribute to her husband, Danny Moder, to celebrate their wedding anniversary.</span><br /><br /><span>The Hollywood heavyweight, 52, posted a loved-up photograph with her hubby on Instagram, captioning it simply “18 years” and the hashtag“#heckyes”.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCOnpCssjou/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCOnpCssjou/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Julia Roberts (@juliaroberts)</a> on Jul 4, 2020 at 10:24am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Roberts and Moder, 51, first met in 2000 on the set of The Mexican.</span><br /><br /><span>They married two years later, on July 4, at her ranch in New Mexico.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxYOJmKApwR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxYOJmKApwR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by modermoder (@modermoder)</a> on May 12, 2019 at 2:59pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The pair share three children, Henry 12, and 15-year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel.</span><br /><br /><span>The Oscar winner and cinematographer are both renowned for their extremely private relationship, but in 2019 Moder shared a small glimpse into their family life in a Mother’s Day tribute to his wife.</span><br /><br /><span>He shared a sweet photo of the Pretty Woman star surrounded by their kids, captioning it: “That pretty mama in</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Baz5y3-AR26/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Baz5y3-AR26/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by modermoder (@modermoder)</a> on Oct 28, 2017 at 4:58pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span><span>In an episode of the Goop podcast in late 2018, the actor described how she experienced a “seismic shift” when she met Moder.</span><br /><br /><span>“That was the first, like, my life will never be the same in the most incredible, indescribable way … He truly, to this day, to this minute, is just my favourite human,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>“I’m more interested in what he has to say or his point of view just more than anybody. Really, we’re so lucky in that way. We just really, really like each other and we just enjoy each other’s company.”</span></span></p>

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​Niles from The Nanny reveals the one thing he never understood about the hit show

<p><span><em>The Nanny</em> had six wildly successful years between 1993-199 and ended with Fran Fine (who was played by creator Fran Drescher) married to her boss Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy).</span><br /><br /><span>Niles settled down with his former arch rival — and Mr Sheffield’s colleague — C.C. Babcock (Lauren Lane.)</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836777/meghan-markle-the-nanny-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9ae6191afaa04b8cb9cd33131dc26076" /></p> <p><em>The Nanny</em><br /><br /><span>However it is the latter love story that Davis couldn’t quite wrap his head around.</span><br /><span>“That’s the only part that I never really bought, to tell you the truth,” he admitted to news.com.au.</span><br /><br /><span>“C.C. and I had been so oil and water — I didn’t buy that we would end up married. But I had to play it, because that’s what they wrote ... I don’t think I’ve ever expressed that to anyone before!”</span><br /><br /><span>The 70-year-old originally thought that the odd pairing may mean an extended future for C.C. and Niles.</span><br /><br /><span>“The only reason I thought it could have worked would be if they were planning a spin-off, like The Niles and C.C. Show, which I would have loved — but they didn’t go with that idea.”</span><br /><br /><span>He may not have liked it, but Davis can still understand why the writers felt the need to have the butler and C.C. live happily ever after.</span><br /><br /><span>“I guess they were just wanting to tie up the loose ends.”</span><br /><br /><span>The characters small feuds in the show became a cornerstone of the program - making it the unforgettable classic that it is today.</span><br /><br /><span>“The luckiest thing that could have possibly happened was that we knew each other for six years before<em> The Nanny,</em>” Davis said.</span><br /><br /><span>“Once I realised she was going to play that part [C.C.], it was just so natural. We had an ease so we just were the perfect fit, right from day one.”</span><br /><br /><span>Niles was famous for his quick quips and one-liners, and a lot of that wit was actually inspired by the actor’s true self.</span><br /><br /><span>“The writers watched me carefully in the early days of the show,” he explained.</span><br /><br /><span>“They started to write in my voice. And because I have a wicked side to my humour, they picked up on it.”</span><br /><br /><span>While Davis loved his experience on the show, there was one star who didn’t quite agree.</span><br /><br /><span>“It wasn’t a fun experience,” Madeline Zima, who played little Gracie Sheffield, told The TV Page in 2013.</span><br /><br /><span>“There was just a kindness and a sensitivity that didn’t exist on the set of<em> The Nanny.</em> They treated me more like a prop than like a human being.”</span><br /><br /><span>Davis believes it boiled down to Zima’s attitude.</span><br /><br /><span>“There was always the sense with Madeline that she was just an unhappy child — it was her nature. It was noticeable,” he explained.</span><br /><br /><span>“I think the writers picked up on her unhappiness, and they wrote it into her character ... It’s why Gracie always seemed unhappy and was in therapy.”</span></p>

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Prince William and Prince Harry’s “devastating breakdown” revealed in new book

<p>The rift between Prince William and Prince Harry is the most “profound” among the recent generation of the royal family, royal author Robert Lacey said.</p> <p>The biographer, who serves as a historical consultant for the Netflix series <em>The Crown</em>, is set to release the book <em>Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – the Friendships and Feuds </em>in October.</p> <p>“Raised to be the closest of brothers, the last 18 months has seen a devastating breakdown of their once unbreakable bond,” the book’s synopsis reads.</p> <p>In the book, Lacey explains “what happened when two sons were raised for vastly different futures and showing how the seeds of damage were sown as their parents’ marriage unravelled”.</p> <p>Lacey said he had been “astonished” by the information he had uncovered for the book.</p> <p>“I have been astonished and sometimes moved to tears by the fresh details and insights I have discovered in researching this story of family conflict,” he said in a press release.</p> <p>“These two brothers — once inseparable and now separated by much more than mere distance — have been acting out the contradictions that go back into their childhoods and even before that: into their parents’ ill-fated marriage.</p> <p>“We have seen conflicts between heir and spare in every recent generation of the royal family — but nothing so profound as this.”</p> <p>In the 2019 documentary <em>Harry &amp; Meghan: An African Journey</em>, the Duke of Sussex shared a glimpse into his relationship with his older brother.</p> <p>“Part of this role and part of this job, this family, being under the pressure that it’s under, inevitably stuff happens,” he said. “But look, we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I’ll always be there for him and I know he’ll always be there for me.”</p> <p>Another book on royals, <em>Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family</em>, will be released in August. The biography, authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durnad, promises to go “beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond”.</p>

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Bride demands refund from wedding photographer over Black Lives Matter support

<p>An American wedding photographer said a couple tried to cancel their contract after she expressed her support for Black Lives Matter in a social media post.</p> <p>Shakira Rochelle, a photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio, shared her support of the movement on her social media pages. The post read: “Shakira Rochelle Photography stands in solidarity with the black community. The black lives matter movement has my endless support.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBEt3EblKff/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBEt3EblKff/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Shakira Rochelle Photography stands in solidarity with the black community. The black lives matter movement has my endless support ✊🏼.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/shakirarochellephotographyy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Shakira Rochelle🌿</a> (@shakirarochellephotographyy) on Jun 5, 2020 at 5:34pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Rochelle later received a text message from a client requesting her deposit back.</p> <p>“We have done a lot of talking and we cannot bring ourselves to support anyone who is so outspoken on matters that simply do not concern them as well as someone that does not believe that ALL lives matter,” the bride wrote on the text.</p> <p>“We … feel that you aren’t stable enough to complete the job we need from you.”</p> <p>Rochelle told the bride that the deposit was non-refundable, as per their signed contract. “I wish you a lifetime of growth and I would like to thank you for your donation to Black Lives Matter,” the photographer concluded.</p> <p>The bride told Rochelle she would be “hearing from our attorney”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I love it here. <a href="https://t.co/hKH4WFOSk2">pic.twitter.com/hKH4WFOSk2</a></p> — Q.🍫 (@PINKdot_COM) <a href="https://twitter.com/PINKdot_COM/status/1272880090003771393?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>The screenshots of the messages – which Rochelle posted on her personal Facebook account – went on to become viral on social media sites. A Twitter post with pictures of the exchange has received more than 1.1 million likes.</p> <p>On Wednesday, Rochelle released a statement addressing claims that her post was fabricated.</p> <p>“There is a photoshopped screenshot circulating stating that coming forward with this story was a business tactic to make a profit on the BLM movement,” she said.</p> <p>“This is the most incredibly absurd thing I have ever heard. The original post started out private until a friend asked if she could share it. I never had the intentions or the desire to go viral for this or anything else.”</p> <p>Rochelle explained that prior to the incident, she had been booked until winter and was not seeking for more clients.</p> <p>“I have always stood up for human rights and will continue to do so. I have marched with my loved ones as well as alone. My intentions are pure,” she said.</p> <p>“Please know that what you saw from me was the complete story.”   </p> <p>Black Lives Matter protests have been initiated across the US and around the world following the killing of George Floyd in police custody on May 25.</p>

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Woman’s amazingly helpful discovery during home renovation

<p>A Queensland woman has made an unexpected discovery on the wall of her home during a renovation.</p> <p>The woman was peeling off the wallpaper in her room when she found a scrawled note dating back to over 22 years ago, which detailed a tip from the previous owner.</p> <p>“If you ever need to wallpaper this room again, it will take 8 rolls of wallpaper,” the note read.</p> <p>“I bought just six rolls at $17 per roll [on December 5, 1997] and didn’t have enough. It really pissed me off.”</p> <p>The message was signed off by Jon on December 21, 1997.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836514/wallpaper2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/af4b27211df04024a6ee9d214c362dd7" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Source: Facebook/ Bunnings Mums Australia</em></p> <p>The woman shared a snap of the finding on the Bunnings Mums Facebook page with the caption: “Only a DIY mum would be this helpful.”</p> <p>People flocked to comment the post, praising the former owner as “thoughtful” and “brilliant”.</p> <p>“Thanks for the tip Jon. I hope you’ve finally gotten over it. I’m sure it’s a story that’s still told,” one wrote.</p> <p>“There needs to be more people like Jon in the world,” another commented.</p> <p>One asked whether the advice would be suitable to the conditions today: “But what if wallpaper now comes in different standard widths or lengths?”</p>

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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla’s “love shack” on the market for $5 million

<p><span>The English country manor which Prince Charlie used to court Princess Diana, and later had an affair with the Duchess of Cornwall, is being sold for an asking price of $5 million. </span><br /><span>The vast Bolehyde Manor in Allington, Wiltshire has a grand eight bedrooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, three cottages, stables, and can also boast a "tree house complex,” expansive gardens and more on 80 acres of expansive farmland.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9rSX0cAvzj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9rSX0cAvzj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by British Royal Family (@britishmonarchy)</a> on Mar 13, 2020 at 6:59am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The site has been dubbed the “love shack” for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and dates back to around 700 years.</span><br /><br /><span>According to the outlet, the Prince of Wales wooed his first wife Diana at Bolehyde Manor in the early days of their courtship and later had an affair with Camilla at the home.</span><br /><br /><span>She lived there during her marriage to ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBI3p7gJ_mk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CBI3p7gJ_mk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Prince Charles Doing Things (@princecharlesdoingthings)</a> on Jun 7, 2020 at 8:17am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Camilla’s ex sold the manor home to the Earl and Countess of Cairns in 1986 for about $761,000, the Daily Mail has reported.</span><br /><br /><span>Now the residence, which holds a scandalous history can be anyone’s for $4.75 million.</span><br /><br /><span>Scroll through the gallery to see the former “love shack” of the royal couple.</span></p>

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“Works awesome!”: New cleaning hack will get rid of tough shower stains

<p>A new shower cleaning hack has gone viral, much to the delight of people who clean around the world.</p> <p>The new trick sees people using a magic sponge with a dishwasher tablet inside the sponge which helps remove tough stains.</p> <p>One mum shared her impressive results with the popular Facebook group<span> </span><em>Mums Who Clean</em>.</p> <p>“My husband is a mechanic, so our shower cops a lot from all his hand washes to get the grease off,” Lauren said.</p> <p>“I tried the magic sponge and dishwasher tablet. Five minutes and not much effort!”</p> <p>She revealed her technique, explaining that she lets the magic sponge get very wet before removing part of the sponge and inserting the dishwasher tablet into the sponge.</p> <p>Lauren explained that she removed the “power ball” part of the dishwasher tablet.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836176/body-shower.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c465a27f9a174cbaa03c3359a3a28a69" /></p> <p>Other group members excitedly revealed that they had tried the hack with exciting results.</p> <p>“I did the same thing tonight! Amazing results here too!” said one.</p> <p>Added another: “Works awesome! Did mine today with the same trick, it’s never been this clean before!”</p> <p>Wrote a third: “I gave it a go and worked a dream. Didn’t even have to scrub hard.”</p> <p>Said one more: “I used this as well on shower I had scrubbed with everything. Worked like a charm.”</p> <p><em>Photo credits:<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/mumswhoclean/" target="_blank">Facebook / Mums Who Clean</a></em></p>

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