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Nine-month-old baby dead after shocking attack in Germany shopping street

<p class="p1">A baby is among five people killed and over a dozen injured after a car drove into Christmas shoppers in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday.</p> <p class="p1">Trier mayor Wolfram Leibe said the driver, a 51-year-old German man who was arrested by police, had gone “on a rampage”.</p> <p class="p1">Onlookers described seeing a pram “flying through the air” as the SUV ploughed into pedestrians at intense speed just after 1:30pm local time, leaving a trail of carnage for about a kilometre before coming to a halt.</p> <p class="p1">Mr Leibe revealed the driver had caused “several deaths and injuries”.</p> <p class="p1">Tearing up, Mr Leibe recalled the moment he discovered a child’s shoe on the street near the body of a young girl.</p> <p class="p1">“It’s a horror scene,” he said. “Many people are traumatised. I think this is Trier’s darkest day since World War II.”</p> <p class="p1">Police said the suspect’s car drove in a zig zag motion through the city centre in what seems to be a deliberate attack.</p> <p class="p1">The Range Rover stopped near the city’s old Roman gate and the suspect was arrested at the scene after being pinned to the ground by police.</p> <p class="p1">According to German police, four people were killed including a nine-month-old baby and a local woman, 73.</p> <p class="p1">The other victims include a 25-year-old woman from Trier and a man, 45, also from Trier.</p> <p class="p1"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839027/gettyimages-1229890963-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/573dc877f46340959ea2e2e75a8d3c75" /></p> <p class="p1">The death toll is currently at five.</p> <p class="p1">Nine others have been left “seriously injured” with six wounded following the horrifying attack.</p> <p class="p1">The mother of the baby is one of those being treated in hospital.</p> <p class="p1">Police spokesman Uwe Konz told AFP it remained unclear what exactly had happened, saying “the background still needs to be clarified”.</p> <p class="p1">Police later said the man was drunk when he allegedly carried out the attack.</p> <p class="p1">“There are no indications of a politically motivated background,” police said in a statement.</p> <p class="p1">Local media has identified the man at Bernd W. who has previously been described as a “strange individual” who is “quick-tempered and sometimes aggressive” according to his neighbours.</p> <p class="p1">Due to German privacy laws, the alleged attackers full name cannot be published.</p>

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“The greatest of all”: Maradona dead at age 60

<p>The football world is paying honour to one of the game’s best-ever players after Diego Maradona died aged 60 on Thursday.</p> <p>He become renowned for leading the win for Argentina in the <em>World Cup</em> in 1986.</p> <p>The country's president, Alberto Fernandez, has declared three national days of mourning for the World Cup Winner.</p> <p>Fernéndez told media he was “incredibly sad” over the death of Maradona.</p> <p>The football world united to pay tribute to one of the game’s greatest-ever players after Argentine legend Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on Thursday.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838927/diego-maradona.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8de706950c1e427a9300b96654e2be20" /></p> <p>He won the club’s only two Series A titles and as a result became one of the most beloved men in his homeland and Napoli in Italy.</p> <p>Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed Maradona as a true icon.</p> <p>“Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius,” Ronaldo tweeted.</p> <p>“One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.”</p> <p>Messi, who took over after the Argentina’s leading player, shared a heartfelt post on Instagram.</p> <p>“A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal,” Messi said.</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/CIBeukIlowA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CIBeukIlowA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Leo Messi (@leomessi)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends.</p> <p>His former teams also paid homage to the star.</p> <p>“You are eternal in every heart in world football,” the Twitter account of the Argentina national team wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of Maradona holding the World Cup.</p> <p>Napoli’s Twitter said: “Always in our hearts, Ciao Diego.”</p> <p>Boca posted: “Eternal thanks. Eternal Diego.”</p> <p>Fellow celebrity Greg Lineker also took to social media to remember Maradona.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">ARGENTINA: Football legend Maradona dead at 60 <a href="https://t.co/OF5n07ksXf">pic.twitter.com/OF5n07ksXf</a></p> — AFP Photo (@AFPphoto) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/1331638885810581517?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 25, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>“By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time,” he said.</p> <p>“After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego.”</p>

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Meghan Markle opens up about "unbearable grief"

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she had a miscarriage in July, and shared her experience in a piece for<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/opinion/meghan-markle-miscarriage.html?action=click&amp;module=Opinion&amp;pgtype=Homepage" target="_blank"><em>The New York Times</em></a>.</p> <p>She said she had a feeling of "an almost unbearable grief" and explained her reason for sharing something so personal.</p> <p>"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second," she wrote.</p> <p>The Duchess felt a "sharp cramp" while looking after her son Archie, who was born on 6th May 2019.</p> <p>"Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal."</p> <p>She's urged people to "commit to asking others 'are you okay?" over the Thanksgiving holidays in the US.</p> <p>An insider confirmed to the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55068783" target="_blank"><em>BBC</em></a><span> </span>that Meghan is currently in good health despite going through the miscarriage.</p> <p>A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "It's a deeply personal matter we would not comment on."</p> <p>Clea Harmer, chief executive of stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands, said that it was a "sad reality" that there was a stigma around pregnancy loss and baby death.</p> <p>"The isolation we have all felt this year has made it even more difficult for parents whose baby has died during the Covid-19 pandemic and has brought back painful emotions for all those who have lost precious loved ones," she said.</p> <p>Dr Christine Ekechi, of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said it was "important" that any stigma or shame surrounding this issue was removed.</p> <p>"Sadly, early miscarriages are very common and they can be a devastating loss for parents and their families," she said.</p> <p>And Alice Weeden, from charity the Miscarriage Association, told the BBC: "When somebody, particularly in the public eye, talks about it openly, it's helpful for other people to know that they are not alone."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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“You’d never guess what’s inside”: Jacinda Ardern’s weirdest fan mail ever

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>NZ Prime Minister shared her weirdest fan mail ever, which just so happened to be a raw potato with her face on it.</p> <p>She shared it on her Instagram page, delighting over the raw potato that was sent in a box filled with other goodies such as chocolates and party poppers.</p> <p>The spud featured a photo of Ardern on one side and some potato puns on the other.</p> <p>"I get sent some amazing things. I get sent some interesting things. And sometimes, I get sent a potato," the Labor leader capturing a photo of the package.</p> <p>"Thank you to whoever sent it to me, the accompanying puns were spectacular."</p> <p>The lid of the box accurately declared 'You'd never guess what's inside'.</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/CHZSQLeAw_x/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CHZSQLeAw_x/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I get sent some amazing things. I get sent some interesting things. And sometimes, I get sent a potato. Thank you to whoever sent it to me, the accompanying puns were spectacular.</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/jacindaardern/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Jacinda Ardern</a> (@jacindaardern) on Nov 9, 2020 at 7:25pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Fans were eager to know what puns were on the spud, with Arden saying that the potato congratulated her on her recent re-election.</p> <p>"Congrats on your spud-tacular victory. You s-mash-ed it again," the potato reads.</p> <p>"Who knew you could fit more than one potato pun on an actual potato," Arden joked.</p> <p>The spud sender, Srinivas Kalokota said that he posted the potato to congratulate Ardern.</p> <p>“She loved the gift [but] people are confused and wondering who sent this potato and what it is all about,” Kalakota said.</p> <p>He's launched an online service called Potato Post NZ, which has an aim of "spreading love, one potato at a time".</p> <p>“We wouldn't allow hate potatoes. We have a disclaimer that says we won't do it,” he said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Trump lawyer's press conference mistake goes viral

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A weekend press conference by Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani went viral over the weekend as a staffer mistakenly booked Four Season's Landscaping instead of the five-star hotel.</p> <p>Donald Trump tweeted "Lawyers Press Conference at Four Seasons, Philadelphia,' but quickly deleted it and replaced the tweet with Four Season's Landscaping".</p> <p>“Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping – 11.30am!” he tweeted.</p> <p>Four Seasons Total Landscaping is a small business located between a crematorium and an adult book store called Fantasy Island.</p> <p>People on Twitter were quick to make fun of the incident.</p> <p>"I could write jokes for 800 years and I'd never think of something funnier than Trump booking the Four Seasons for his big presser and it turning out to be the Four Seasons Total Landscaping parking lot between a dildo store and a crematorium," one person <a rel="noopener" href="https://twitter.com/ZackBornstein/status/1325274318218035201" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">wrote</a>.</p> <p>"I'm sorry, I can't let this go: The people who can't find the right Four Seasons want you to believe they uncovered 40,000 fraudulent ballots in Philadelphia?" another person <a rel="noopener" href="https://twitter.com/JeffLieber/status/1325298846705061888" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">pointed out</a>.</p> <p>According to <em>The New York Times</em>, Trump's team did intend to hold the press conference at the landscaping business but the president was a bit confused.</p> <p>“In reality, the mistake was not in the booking, but in a garbled game of telephone,” the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/07/us/biden-trump?smid=tw-nytimes&amp;smtyp=cur#which-four-seasons-oh-not-that-one" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>New York Times</em></a> wrote.</p> <p>“Mr. Giuliani and the Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski told the president on Saturday morning their intended location for the news conference and he misunderstood, assuming it was an upscale hotel, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.”</p> <p>According to insiders, they told the landscaping business as it was in a more Republican-friendly part of town.</p> <p>PBS Senior Political Reporter Daniel Bush added a bit more info, <a rel="noopener" href="https://twitter.com/DanielBush/status/1325143314170048514?s=20" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">tweeting</a>: “An answer to the Four Seasons Total Landscaping mystery: the company told me the Trump campaign contacted them today out of the blue ahead of the Giuliani presser and said their location was close to an exit on I95, and was secure, and that’s why they wanted to use it.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Stunning picture captures moment Joe Biden won US election

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A fast-thinking member of the Biden household captured the moment Joe Biden learned he had won the 2020 election.</p> <p>Biden was with family members in his home in Delaware where he learned he would be the 46th President of the United States.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">11.07.20 <a href="https://t.co/HHVJMmIoAW">pic.twitter.com/HHVJMmIoAW</a></p> — Naomi Biden (@NaomiBiden) <a href="https://twitter.com/NaomiBiden/status/1325190941058113536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>His grandchildren were the ones who broke the good news to Biden, as he was relaxing with his wife Jill on their veranda.</p> <p>“Pop, Pop! We won!” they told the now-president-elect, according to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/live-blog/2020-11-07-trump-biden-election-results-n1246882/ncrd1246979#liveBlogHeader" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>NBC News</em></a>.</p> <p>Despite Biden being in a "cautious mood" before his victory was announced, he's celebrating now and has pushed forward with his plans for office.</p> <p>In the first steps in his transition plans, there would be more COVID-19 testing and Americans would be asked to wear masks.</p> <p>He also announced that there will be a focus on the economy, with plans to tackle racism and climate change.</p> <p>In his first speech as president-elect on Saturday, Mr Biden said it was "time to heal" the US and vowed "not to divide but to unify" the country. Addressing Trump supporters directly, he said: "We have to stop treating our opponents as enemies."</p> <p>However, current US President Donald Trump is yet to concede, despite Biden congratulating him on a hard-fought campaign.</p> <p>Trump has vowed to contest the election results on several fronts, with a recount being held in Georgia and plans for the same outcome in Wisconsin.</p> <p>Trump has also vowed to take legal action to the Supreme Court, alleging voting fraud without evidence.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Donald Trump sues as Biden takes the lead

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are confident of their victory in the US Presidential Election, with vote counting still going on in crucial states.</p> <p>As Biden is predicted to win in key states such as Michigan and Wisconsin, Trump has challenged vote counts in key states.</p> <p>He made unfounded assertions of victory as well as allegations of voter fraud and accused Democrats of trying to "steal" the election.</p> <p>The Trump campaign has also launched a number of lawsuits demanding a halt to the counts, but in states such as Arizona and Nevada, his supporters are demanding that counting continues as Trump is behind in these states.</p> <p>There was a lawsuit in Michigan to stop counting there as the campaign said it had been denied "meaningful access" to observe the opening of the ballots and tally. This was dismissed by a state court judge on Thursday.</p> <p>Police were also called to Michigan to guard the door to a vote-counting policy as Trump supporters demanded access to monitor the process despite there being 200 people already observing the vote in the building.</p> <p>Trump also filed another lawsuit in Pennsylvania for closer scrutiny of the ballot counting process, which was swiftly rejected by the Supreme Court on Thursday.</p> <p>There was also legal action against Georgie to halt the vote count, with Trump saying that a Republican poll observer in the southern state had witnessed 53 late absentee ballots being illegally added to a pile of votes. This was dismissed by a state court on Thursday.</p> <p>If these lawsuits weren't enough, Trump launched another legal bid against Nevada with the Trump campaign alleging that around 10,000 votes were cast by people who no longer lived in the state.</p> <p>Last but not least, Trump's campaign said that in Wisconsin it would formally request a recount as there were "irregularities in several Wisconsin counties".</p> <p>These lawsuits could be due to Biden being ahead by more than 20,000 votes with election experts saying that recounts typically change tallies by only a few hundred.</p> <p>Bob Bauer, a Biden campaign lawyer said that the lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign "don't have merit".</p> <p>"It is to create an opportunity for them to message falsely about what's taking place in the electoral process," Mr Bauer said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Greta Thunberg’s timely trolling of Trump ignites the internet

<p>If you cast your mind back to December 2019, you might remember Donald Trump tweeting about Greta Thunberg’s “anger problem”.</p> <p>Well now, the teen climate activist has waited 11 months to get back at the president.</p> <p>After Trump falsely claimed victory before the results of the presidential election were released, he is now threatening legal action claiming there has been fraudulent activity occurring.</p> <p>Early Friday morning, Thunberg, 17, retweeted the former businessman's demand to "STOP THE COUNT", offering him some very familiar words of advice.</p> <p>"So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!" the Nobel Peace Prize nominee wrote.</p> <p>"Chill Donald, Chill!"</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill! <a href="https://t.co/4RNVBqRYBA">https://t.co/4RNVBqRYBA</a></p> — Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1324439705522524162?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Last year, Trump tweeted those exact words when Greta was named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.</p> <p>At the time, he was criticised for mocking a 16-year-old girl and her accomplishments.</p> <p>But the best response came from Greta herself, who changed her Twitter bio to let the world know she had taken on Trump’s advice.</p> <p>"A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend," her updated profile read.</p> <p>When the election polls opened earlier this week, Thunberg urged her American followers to use their vote wisely.</p> <p>"Today, many of you will have the opportunity to make a choice. Your vote will affect billions of people around the world," she wrote on her social media accounts.</p> <p>"Your vote will affect countless of generations to come. Use it. Use it well. Every election is a climate election."</p>

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Roger Federer makes major announcement

<p>Roger Federer has put retirement rumours to rest after revealing he hopes to keep competing against the “legends” of the game.</p> <p>Federer has been out of action since the Australian Open where he lost to Novak Djokovic in the semi-final.</p> <p>The 20-time Grand Slam champion recently revealed that he would not be competing for the rest of the year after undergoing a second arthroscopic procedure on his right knee.</p> <p>Despite telling fans he wanted to return for the 2021 Australian Open, there was doubt whether he would be able to.</p> <p>However, in a recent interview with <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/11/roger-federer-not-retiring-anytime-soon-comeback-little-bit-left-me-on-footwear/91637/" target="_blank">Tennis.com</a>, Federer joked he had been asked that question so many times it made him “angry”.</p> <p>But after trolling the interviewer, Federer said he was “definitely” not calling it quits anytime soon.</p> <p>“I feel like maybe there’s a little bit more left in me,” Federer said.</p> <p>“And if not, that’s it too. I’m definitely not stepping away [from] the game right now.”</p> <p>The 39-year-old said he still carries the same ambitions and is looking forward to getting back on the court.</p> <p>“Nothing has changed. I’m still fighting for my comeback,” he added.</p> <p>“I want to be back on the tennis court. I would love to play against all the legends of the game and the best players.”</p> <p>The 39-year-old recently delighted fans when he said his recovery was on track.</p> <p>“I'm on the right track,” Federer told German-language magazine Schweizer Illustrierte.</p> <p>“I'm gradually coming back but I’m going to take my time and don’t want to put any pressure on myself.</p> <p>“I will only take part in a tournament when I am 100 per cent fit.</p> <p>“At the moment, it looks like I can make my comeback at the Australian Open in January.”</p>

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Michael J. Fox opens up about secret health battle

<p>Michael J. Fox, who has battled Parkinson’s disease for decades, says the lowest moment in his life happened while he was recovering from an unrelated health issue. </p> <p>In 2018, the 59-year-old actor underwent a risky spinal cord surgery to remove a non-cancerous tumour.</p> <p>“I was heading for paralysis if I didn’t get it operated on,” he told People. A few months later, the Family Ties star, who had to learn to walk again, was alone in his family’s New York City apartment when he fell and shattered his arm.</p> <p>“That was definitely my darkest moment,” he said.</p> <p>“I just snapped. I was leaning against the wall in my kitchen, waiting for the ambulance to come, and I felt like, ‘This is as low as it gets for me.’</p> <p>“It was when I questioned everything. Like, ‘I can’t put a shiny face on this. There’s no bright side to this, no upside. This is just all regret and pain’.”</p> <p>While he’s known to be an optimistic person, his positive attitude began dwindling.</p> <p>“Parkinson’s, my back, my arm … it still didn’t add up to moving the needle on the misery index compared to what some people go through,” he said. “I thought, ‘How can I tell these people, chin up; look at the bright side; things are going to be great?’”</p> <p>Fox revealed that he convalesced by watching game shows from the ’70s and slowly regained his positive outlook.</p> <p>“Optimism is really rooted in gratitude,” he said. “Optimism is sustainable when you keep coming back to gratitude, and what follows from that is acceptance. Accepting that this thing has happened, and you accept it for what it is. It doesn’t mean that you can’t endeavour to change.</p> <p>“It doesn’t mean you have to accept it as a punishment or a penance, but just put it in its proper place. Then see how much the rest of your life you have to thrive in, and then you can move on.”</p> <p>These days, Fox lives a quiet life with his wife Tracy Pollan and their four children, son Sam, 31, twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, 25, and daughter Esme, 19.</p> <p>“I’m actually having a really good time,” he said.</p> <p>“People don’t believe me, but I love life. I love being with my family. I love being with Tracy. I love that I don’t do a lot of useless stuff that I used to do, because I don’t have the energy or the time. I’m grateful that I went through a crucible there in my late 50s. I figured some of this crap out finally.”</p> <p>Fox’s new memoir No Time Like The Future comes out on November 17.</p>

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Tributes pour in for the late Sir Sean Connery

<p><span>Legendary Scottish actor Sean Connery passed away in his sleep on the weekend, surrounded by loved ones, at age 90.</span><br /><br /><span>To honour his incredible life, countless celebrities have come forward and paid tribute to the late <em>James Bond</em> actor.</span><br /><br /><span>Daniel Craig has hailed the British star as “one of the true greats of cinema”, adding he hopes that “wherever he is there’s a golf course.”</span><br /><br /><span>Craig is due to appear as Bond for the final time in the delayed No Time To Die, shared a tribute via the official Bond Twitter account.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838550/sean-connery-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5b8769ff6af044a5804ae601ef3d58bd" /><br /><span>“It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema,” the 52-year-old said.</span><br /><br /><span>“Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style.</span><br /><br /><span>“The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster. He will continue to influence actors and filmmakers alike for years to come.</span><br /><br /><span>“My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”</span><br /><br /><span>Producers of James Bond said they are “devastated” by his death.</span><br /><br /><span>Others declared they wanted to honour “the world’s greatest Scot, the last of the real Hollywood stars, the definitive Bond.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838549/sean-connery-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4f4a0e2ab5b94e258c51cd6cbbab79d0" /><br /><br /><span>Barbara Broccoli - the daughter of original Bond producer Albert R “Cubby” Broccoli - and Michael G Wilson released a statement: “We are devastated.</span><br /><br /><span>“He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words - ‘The name’s Bond... James Bond’ - he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent.</span><br /><br /><span>“He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”</span><br /><br /><span>Alex Salmond, the very first minister of Scotland, took to Twitter to write: “The world’s greatest Scot, the last of the real Hollywood stars, the definitive Bond.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838548/sean-connery-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9489179abb7d47049525da67c0b0b1c7" /><br /><br /><span>“Sean Connery was all of these things but much more. He was also a staunch patriot, a deep thinker and outstanding human being.”</span><br /><br /><span>Nicola Sturgeon, current first minister of Scotland, wrote: “Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons”.</span><br /><br /><span>“It was a privilege to have known Sean. When I last spoke to him it was clear even then that his health was failing - but the voice, the spirit and the passion that we all loved so well were still there. I will miss him. Scotland will miss him. The world will miss him.”</span><br /><br /><span>Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman wrote on Twitter: “I grew up idolising #SeanConnery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace.”</span><br /><br /><span>British rock star Sir Elton John labelled Connery “a true screen legend”.</span><br /><br /><span>Hollywood’s Arnold Schwarzenegger said the Scot “was a legend, one of the greatest actors of all time.”</span><br /><br /><span>“He provided endless entertainment for all of us &amp; inspiration for me. I’m not just saying that because he was a bodybuilder who placed in the Mr. Universe contest! He was an icon.”</span></p>

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Prince William reveals his secret battle with COVID-19

<p>Prince William “struggled to breathe” after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to The Sun.</p> <p>The Duke of Cambridge managed to keep his diagnosis under wraps so he doesn’t alarm the nation.</p> <p>The 38-year-old caught the virus in April, a few days after his dad, Prince Charles, and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, were struck down.</p> <p>William told one observer at an engagement: “There were important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone.”</p> <p>The Duke received treatment from palace doctors and isolated at the family home in Norfolk.</p> <p>He managed to carry out 14 telephone and video call engagements while he battled the virus.</p> <p>A source said: “William was hit pretty hard by the virus – it really knocked him for six.</p> <p>“At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked.</p> <p>“After seeing medics and testing positive – which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is – William was determined it should be business as usual though.</p> <p>“He was determined to fulfil his engagements.”</p> <p>William had concerns the country would panic if they found out about his diagnosis, as around that time the prime minister had been rushed to hospital for the same reason.</p> <p>“The Queen delivered her ‘We Will Meet Again’ address, and he just didn’t want to worry people.</p> <p>“He felt there were more important things going on in the country.</p> <p>“But as a result of his own experiences, he realises absolutely anyone can catch this awful disease – and knows how imperative it is that we all take this second lockdown seriously.”</p> <p>Despite his illness, Wills was one of the hardest working royals in April.</p>

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France under siege after beheading in church

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p><strong>WARNING: GRAPHIC STORY CONTENT</strong></p> <p>France was hit by two suspected terror attacks which have left three dead, including a woman who was beheaded by a knifeman allegedly shouting "Allahu Akbar".</p> <p>Two separate assailants are understood to have launched attacks in Nice and Avignon in the south of the country just hours apart.</p> <p>The woman, who was one of three killed, passed away shortly after 9 am local time.</p> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/nice-suspected-mass-stabber-kept-shouting-allahu-akbar-after-arrested-in-france/news-story/3640cb6f1a6d98047190a8656061ca94" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">Her last words</a>, according to a member of the French Senate, were: “Tell my children that I love them.”</p> <p>Police have identified the suspect in Nice as Brahim Aouissaoui, who is believed to have arrived in Europe only recently after being born in Tunisia.</p> <p>Almost at the same time, a security guard at the French Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was stabbed and left with minor injuries.</p> <p>In Avignon, 250kms away from Nice, a man shouted "Allahu Akbar" while brandishing a knife, but was shot dead. No one else has been reported injured.</p> <p>It's currently unclear if the attacks are related, but local politicians are drawing links, with French Republican Eric Ciotti tweeting "Attack in Nice, attack in Avignon, attack on the French consulate in Saudi Arabia. It is not a coincidence, the Islamists want to annihilate us! We must destroy the Islamists!".</p> <p>French President Emmanuel Macron has visited the site of the attack as France raised its attack level to “urgent” and Prime Minister Jean Castex said the government’s response will be “relentless and immediate”.</p> <p>Nice mayor Christian Estrosi said: “The attacker kept shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ even after he had been shot and as he was given medical care.</p> <p>“Enough is enough. The suspected knife attacker was shot by police while being detained, he is on his way to hospital, he is alive.</p> <p>“I must say that Nice, like France, but perhaps more than other places in the country today, is paying too heavy a price by being once again the victim of islamofascism.”</p> <p>There have been heightened security fears in France over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed published by <em>Charlie Hedbo</em>, with a teacher in France being beheaded after he showed his pupils the cartoons as part of a class on free speech.</p> <p>In response to the beheading, French president Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech in defence of free speech and the offending cartoons were projected onto government buildings in France.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Greg Norman on Trump: "He's done a phenomenal job"

<p>Greg Norman has spoken out in support of Donald Trump, saying he believes the president can win a second term in November.</p> <p>Despite the “quiet support” for him, the golfing legend gave his full endorsement of the controversial President while speaking with <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theaustralian.com.au/" target="_blank"><em>The Australian. </em></a><br /><br />“(From) my business perspective, he’s done a phenomenal job,” Norman said.<span> </span><br /><br />“He has ­pretty much stuck to all his promises he made when he was elected.<br /><br />“Very few people who are elected as president follow through on their promises.<br /><br />“Yes, he is bombastic; yes, he has a different style; but to see him actually commit to his word about what he wants to do is actually pretty impressive.<br /><br />“And it’s having a domino effect on the American economy, it has a domino effect on people I employ.”<br /><br />Norman said he had also met Democrat candidate Joe Biden, who had impressed him by asking to hear his views on “golf and on life”.<span> </span><br /><br />He went on to say however that “the people around him” are “potentially giving him advice”.<br /><br />Norman and Trump have been familiar with each other since the sportsman first became a prominent figure in the golf word.<span> </span><br /><br />He was also involved in brokering a meeting between the US President and then-Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a few years ago.<span> </span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838387/donald-trump-greg-norman-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/712a997db9b74dcbb6fb68c846c68bc9" /></p> <p><em>Greg Norman and his wife Kirsten Kutner arrive for the State Dinner at The White House honouring Australian PM Scott Morrison on September 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. (</em><br /><br />Norman also would attend a state dinner back in 2019 at the White House to honour current Prime Minister Scott Morrison.<span> </span><br /><br />“It was very, very classy. You read about all of the (stuff) that people are saying, there’s two sides to everything. It was by far the best event I’ve ever been at my entire life,” Norman said in 2019.<br /><br />“It was truly showing the great respect that Big Brother has for Little Brother, which is the United States to Australia,” Norman added.<span> </span><br /><br />“Donald and the First Lady just couldn’t have been nicer, very engaging.<span> </span><br /><br />“We were fortunate to sit at the head table with them and my prime minister I met for the first time that week is a very, very polished guy, a very great speaker. I’m extremely impressed with him and his wife.”</p>

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Queen allegedly throws shoes and a racket at Prince Philip

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Despite the stoic front that is put on by members of the Royal Family, it appears that the Queen herself has a bit of a temper.</p> <p>In a newly released biography called <em>Prince Philip Revealed</em>, author Ingrid Seward shares an argument between the Queen and husband Prince Philip while they were touring Australia in 1954.</p> <p>According to the book, a camera operator was horrified to see Philip charging out of the couple’s chalet, “followed by a flying pair of tennis shoes and a racket and a very angry Queen shouting for him to come back. Then the indignant Queen grabbed hold of her husband and dragged him back inside.”</p> <p>The pair were awarded a weekend off, but were still being followed by a camera crew who were filming a documentary about their tour. </p> <p>The book continues, saying there was a "stunned silence" before the royal press secretary said that the crew was to shut off their cameras or they would be arrested.</p> <p> The offending film was reportedly handed over and given to the monarch.</p> <p>The Queen reportedly came out to meet the crew and thanked them for the film.</p> <p>“I am sorry for that little interlude,” she said, according to the book. “But as you know it happens in every marriage. Now, what would you like me to do?”.</p> <p>The incident was also shown in an episode of the Netflix series <em>The Crown</em>.</p> <p>Author Seward writes that the couple has had their squabbles over the years despite being married for a shocking 73 years.</p> <p>Philip could be “very tough” on the Queen and frequently called her a “bloody fool and accused her of talking rubbish,” Seward claims.</p> <p>The Queen, perhaps used to being diplomatic, “seldom answered back but would change the subject and started talking in riddles that would divert him as he tried to figure out what she was talking about,” the book says.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Queen "disappointed" at Harry and Meghan

<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reported to have upset the Queen after bailing on the traditional royal family Christmas day in the UK.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their one-year-old son Archie spent Christmas last year in Canada with Meghan's mother Doria, which upset the royal family.</p> <p>It appears the royal couple are doing the same thing this year, as they are "looking forward" to staying at home in California in their $20 million home.</p> <p>The family are travelling to the UK days later ahead of Markle's high-profile case against the <em>Mail on Sunday</em> on January 11th.</p> <p><em>Vanity Fair</em>’s Katie Nicholl said the Queen is “missing” Harry and hasn’t seen Archie in a year, making the news all the more “disappointing” for the monarch.</p> <p>An insider explained to the publication: “Global travel has been made very complicated by the coronavirus pandemic and at the moment the Duke has no plans to travel back to the UK, certainly not before Christmas.”</p> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harry-meghan-markle-snub-christmas-22787953" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">The Mirror</a> claimed that Harry and Meghan will host Harry’s “surrogate” dad, record producer David Foster, and his wife Katherine McPhee, for a Christmas soiree. </p> <p>“She’s really excited and is planning on doing all the traditions she grew up with as a child, including the cooking.”</p> <p>An insider spoke to Vanity Fair and said that the Sussex family could be avoiding tension between the Cambridge family.</p> <p>They said: “Let's just say that while things are better between Harry and his brother, it's not what it was, and I don't think anyone is ready for a cosy family Christmas right now.”</p>

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Queen attends royal engagement for first time in seven months

<p><span>The Queen has stepped out for her first royal engagement in over seven months.</span><br /><br /><span>Her Majesty was joined by her grandson, Prince William, on Thursday as they met with the Salisbury novichok poisoning heroes.</span><br /><br /><span>The 94-year-old royal headed to Wiltshire to speak with staff who were involved in identifying the deadly nerve agent in Salisbury.</span><br /><br /><span>Despite the current coronavirus pandemic, neither royal wore a mask.</span><br /><br /><span>It was the first engagement outside a royal palace for the Queen since the Commonwealth Ceremony at Westminster Abbey on March 9.</span><br /><br /><span>Her visit follows after it was announced that London would go into Tier 2 restrictions at midnight on Friday, as the country is still struggling in its battle against the deadly virus.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838291/queen-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b620364af840488097124b6501d428bf" /><br /><br /><span>Many were shocked by the royals decision to ditch the masks.</span><br /><br /><span>TV personality Piers Morgan tweeted: “Why no masks or social distancing? Sorry, but this is not a smart move by the royal family as the virus rages and the country heads into another lockdown.”</span><br /><br /><span>The palace said that the decision to not wear masks was made after consulting the Queen’s medical team.</span><br /><br /><span>“Specific advice has been sought from the medical household and relevant parties, and all necessary precautions taken, working closely with (the laboratory).”</span><br /><br /><span>The centre also tested the 48 staff members who came into contact the royals for COVID-19 before the visit could take place.</span><br /><br /><span>The Queen officially opened the £35 million ($A64 million) Energetics Analysis Centre at the high-security Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL).</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838292/queen-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bbc7d5b395704f94b850c84ddfdf3b0b" /><br /><br /><span>The centre tweeted today: “We’re delighted to have received the royal seal of approval for DSTL’s science inside defence and security, with Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge visiting our site near Salisbury this morning.”</span><br /><br /><span>Her Majesty and Prince William were given a private tour of the Energetics Enclosure.</span><br /><br /><span>Together they were shown a display of weaponry and tactics used in counter intelligence.</span><br /><br /><span>The royal engagement follows after the Queen returned to Windsor Castle earlier this month.</span><br /><br /><span>She has started back her work at Buckingham Palace after being held in a “ring of steel” by palace chiefs since March.</span><br /><br /><span>Teams of 24 key aides have worked three weeks on and three weeks off to keep the monarch safe from COVID-19.</span><br /><br /><span>Although the Queen has held private engagements inside Windsor Castle during the pandemic, she has not been seen out in public or attending engagements since March 9.</span></p>

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New evidence suggests Madeleine McCann’s suspected killer didn’t act alone

<p>New evidence in the case of Madeleine McCann suggest that her suspected killer did not act alone and could have received help from an “insider” the night she went missing.</p> <p>Speaking to 60 Minutes reporter Liz Hayes, experts said they now believe Madeleine’s suspected killer - convicted rapist Christian Bruckner - was assisted by someone who may have been at the tapas bar where Kate and Gerry McCann dined the night their daughter was taken.</p> <p>"Christian Brückner couldn't have acted alone," Portuguese TV journalist Sandra Felgueiras told 60 Minutes.</p> <p>"I think that someone must have been implicated. It's very difficult to understand he could have done this by himself."</p> <p>The evidence was first discovered by German police who tracked down a mobile phone number to someone with a criminal record for child sex offences in their country.</p> <p>The number belonged to Bruckner, and in his mobile data was a call that linked him to the missing girl.</p> <p>The call that was made on May 3, 2007 is believed to have been made near the scene of Madeleine’s abduction - the Ocean Club in Praia Da Luz.</p> <p>"We know that the phone number, which was used by our suspect on the 3rd of May, 2007, was connecting in the mast [that] belongs to the Ocean Club in Praia Da Luz," German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told Hayes.</p> <p>But now Felgueiras believes the call is evidence of not only his involvement in the abduction but also that he was working with an accomplice.</p> <p>"That was the phone call that he was doing to someone that helped him that night," Felgueiras told 60 Minutes.</p> <p>There is speculation that an insider at the tapas bar where the McCanns were having dinner tipped off the criminal.</p> <p>"I think that this is the strongest lead I've ever seen since the first beginning of this investigation," Felgueiras said.</p>

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