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Sir Michael John Gambon CBE (19 October 1940 – 27 September 2023) was an Irish-English actor. Gambon started his acting career with Laurence Olivier as one of the original members of the Royal National Theatre. Over his six-decade-long career, he received three Olivier Awards and four BAFTA TV Awards. In 1998, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama.

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Indian wildlife officials are mourning the death of a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala, India, who reportedly died after being fed a firecracker-filled pineapple by an unknown assailant.
“Her jaw was broken and she was unable to eat after she chewed the pineapple and it exploded in her mouth,” says chief wildlife warden Surendra Kumar. The outraged official tells read more

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Stabbed Napa County homeowner pulls out knife, stabs assailant, sheriff says
When a 61-year-old man was stabbed in the back on his Napa County property Saturday morning, he pulled the knife out of his back and stabbed the 33-year-old assailant, officials said. Both the homeowner and attacker are recovering from non-life-threatening stab wounds.

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An Australian sailor who survived two months in the Pacific Ocean by eating raw fish and drinking rainwater is “stable and very well”, a doctor says. Sydney resident Tim Shaddock, 51, and his dog Bella left Mexico for French Polynesia in April, but their boat was damaged by a storm several weeks later.

Mr Shaddock embarked on his more than 6,000km-long (3,728-mile) voyage from Mexico’s city read more

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A scuba diver has forged an unlikely bond with a wild fish and the pair meet up every summer beneath the waves for a reunion.
Rex Colubra made friends with the small mouth bass while on a fresh water dive in September 2021. The odd encounter ended with the 40-year-old naming the fish Elvis. The pair now see each other every year when Rex travels back to the Wisconsin lake where read more

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When a struggling Californian attempted to alleviate his financial stress by robbing a bank, Michael Armus Sr. recognized it was out of sadness and not malice. Stepping in with words, and eventually a hug, 69-year-old Michael diffused a situation potentially explosive situation, as the bank robber claimed he was carrying a bomb.

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In 1915, the Skaggs family owned a small grocery store in American Falls, Idaho. Originally owned by S. M. Skaggs, a Baptist minister, the store was opened to help provide for his family of 15 children. Shortly after the grocery was founded, it was purchased by one of Skaggs’s sons, Marion Barton Skaggs.

Marion Barton Skaggs, or M. B. as he was known, quickly developed an impressive business strategy. read more

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Qatar welcomes M-E’s first pandas ahead of World Cup
Qatar is the 20th country in the world that has the giant pandas. The public will have the opportunity to visit the giant panda park at the time of the launch of the World Cup 2022. (Ging Ging) Panda meaning in Chinese language Shining Crystal, is the male panda. It was born on Sep. 19, 2018, it given the read more

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Queen Elizabeth ii on her coronation day, in 1953:
“I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”

On the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the last day of the Platinum Jubilee:
“When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. … I remain committed read more

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2021: A LOBSTER diver was swallowed whole by a humpback whale and then lived to tell about it after getting spit out. Wearing scuba gear Michael Packard of Wellfleet Massachusetts estimates he was about 45-feet deep scoping for crustaceans when suddenly he felt a “huge bump,” according to an interview he gave to WBZ. When he came to he was surrounded by darkness.

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A city fisherman has hauled in a record-breaking beast of the deep – a whopping 7ft halibut. The largest ever of its species to be caught by a Brit, the 90-year-old creature was caught by Paul Stevens off the coast of Norway.

He managed to catch a halibut thought to be between 70 and 90 years old measuring almost 7.5ft long weighing 400lbs – 28.5 read more

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Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation, and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.

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Daffodils brightening up Sidmouth in tribute to millionaire
Yellow blooms are brightening up a Devon town thanks to the legacy of a man who left more than £2m to a community association.

Keith Owen, a Canadian investment banker, retired with the rank of Squadron Leader after 20 years of RAF service and set up home in Ottawa, Canada in 1976. In 2007 he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2007, and read more