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An inside look at how Princess Diana went from a kindergarten teacher to an international icon

Take a look at her remarkable life.Herman Knippertz/AP This year marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death. She was first propelled into the national spotlight at the age of 20, when she wedded England’s Prince Charles at the age of 20. Their troubled marriage ultimately imploded, turning the couple in tabloid fodder. However, Diana went on to become an ...

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"He was so energetic, funny and cheeky": Family of British boy Julian Cadman pay emotional tribute to seven-year-old killed in Barcelona attack

The family of Julian Cadman have paid tribute to the little seven-year-old British boy after the tragic confirmation he died in the Barcelona terror attack . In a statement released by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office this afternoon, his parents said the youngster – who was born and spent his early years in Kent – had been “taken from ...

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The solar eclipse will make cities as dark as other planets and moons — see which world you'll be 'standing' on

A blue sunset on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Texas A&M Univ. The moon is going to inch its way in front of the sun on August 21 and cast a moving, uneven shadow across America. If you find yourself in the right location, you can use approved eclipse sunglasses or some other method to safely see what the sun looks like during the ...

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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' wins a lazy weekend box office as the 'Logan Lucky' experiment fails

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” Lionsgate The summer movie season is limping to the finish line as this August features no major blockbuster releases from any of the major studios. That has opened the door for midsize and independent distributors to show off what they can offer. Sadly, it isn’t anything that is going to scare off the majors. Despite a lot ...

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How to calculate the number of calories you burn doing anything, from running to sex

Shutterstock/Uber Images Every activity has a value called a “MET value” which calculates the energy required for that activity. Multiplying MET value by weight in kilograms tells you calories burned per hour. You can look up research-backed MET values on the Compendium of Physical Activities website. Throughout the day, everything we do burns calories. Some things — like sitting — ...

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From panda nannies to traveling beer-drinkers, here are 9 dream jobs you probably didn't know exist

What’s your dream job?Feng Li / Getty Images What if you could make a living doing things like playing video games, drinking beer, or watching TV? That’d be the dream, right? Well, it turns out that there are jobs out there just like that. Here are a few roles that definitely sound too good to be true: 1. Chocolate scientists ...

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Cornwall tourist caught in rip current 'inspirational'

An “inspirational” man who died after being caught in a rip current while on holiday had planned to move to London to pursue his “passion” for music, his brother said. Oneil Din, 27, from Coventry, was swept out to sea while swimming at Crantock near Newquay, Cornwall, on 15 August. Older bother Suneil Din said he was due to move ...

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Welsh political job-share 'possibility' under new powers

Electoral rule changes could be explored to allow assembly members to job-share, the Assembly Commission has said. Campaigners said the move, a first for politics in the UK, would attract more women and disabled people to politics. The Assembly Commission said job-sharing was a “possibility” under new powers. The Electoral Commission said no joint candidacies were allowed in any UK ...

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Cromer pubs and shops shut following 'low-level disorder'

Norfolk Thefts from shops and pubs reported, as well as antisocial behaviour by large groups at the end of Norfolk town’s carnival, police said <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Cromer. Norfolk police said extra officers were patrolling the town. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian Norfolk Cromer pubs and shops shut following ‘low-level disorder’ Thefts from shops and pubs reported, ...

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Over half a dozen residents of this San Francisco 'castle' have become bitcoin millionaires – take a look inside

Melia Robinson/Business Insider The Crypto Castle is a three-story home in San Francisco where young tech workers eat, sleep, party, and plot the future of money. A majority of the millennial tenants invest in bitcoin, a new kind of payment system that allows people to buy things and send money with anonymity. There are no banks or middlemen. Transactions are recorded on ...

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