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The King pays tribute to his “darling mama” as he delivers a moving address to the nation The King’s Address in full:

“I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her 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

India Today September 9, 2022 – “A rainbow had appeared right before the announcement happened, and another came up soon after the Queen’s passing when the flag was lowered at her Windsor Castle residence outside London,” AFP reported.

Image courtesy Sky News, The Scottish Sun, buckinghampalaceroyal Instagram, Press Association / AP, Reuters, Chris Jackson / Getty Images

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Two surfers filmed whizzing along Venice’s busiest canal have evoked the wrath of the city’s mayor. Videos of the two people foil surfing between boats and water buses on the Grand Canal sparked outrage after being posted online. Surfing – along with sports such as paddle boarding and canoeing – is prohibited on Venice’s Grand Canal. In footage posted online, the two appear to be whizzing read more

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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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London (CNN)It was the perfect ending to a triumphant four days of Platinum Jubilee celebrations — Her Majesty surprising the crowds with an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

It was a weekend of jubilation — a celebration of the 70 years of the Queen’s reign that touched upon her many challenges, her worldwide responsibilities as read more

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Divers pull 25,000 pounds of trash and some oddities from Lake Tahoe
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – If you dropped your Blackberry while on Lake Tahoe back in 1999, it quite possibly was recovered by an organization taking significant steps to clear some of America’s lakes of trash. Dive teams with Clean Up The Lake embarked on an effort last May to recover submerged litter around read more

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It doesn’t look like legendary investor Warren Buffett will be adding bitcoin to his portfolio any time soon. Asked Saturday at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting if he had changed his famously negative views on bitcoin or crypto, the 91-year-old investor didn’t mince his words.

Buffett began his answer by saying that if all the attendees read more

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately held company.

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We love books, and our friends at UNESCO agree. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization proposed World Book Day as a day of celebrating the joy of reading for enjoyment.

One hundred countries observe World Book Day, and why not? Children who regularly read for enjoyment have higher test scores, develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other read more

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The world’s happiest countries for 2022
For the fifth year in a row, Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to World Happiness Report rankings based largely on life evaluations from the Gallup World Poll.
The Nordic country and its neighbors Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland all score very well on the measures the report uses to explain its findings: read more

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Mar 29 – The Duke of York arrived alongside the Queen at Westminster Abbey, where other members of the Royal family,
European royals and representatives from hundreds of charities gathered as part of a 1,800-strong congregation to pay tribute to the Duke’s lifelong service to the country and Commonwealth.

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Gif inventor Stephen Wilhite ‘helped shape the modern world’
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a gif is worth millions. The image file format has been a defining element of internet culture for decades, with glass-raising DiCaprios and mic-dropping Obamas facilitating self-expression in a faceless digital world. And we have one man to thank for all the jokes, snark read more

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100 Mind-Blowing Facts
Scotland has more than 400 words for “snow.”
What better way to cope with the cold than by learning all 421 Scottish words for “snow.” This was discovered when academics at the University of Glasgow underwent a project to compile a Scots thesaurus, called the Historical Thesaurus of Scots. Some words include: “snaw” (snow), “sneesl” read more