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Day: December 31, 2016

Celebrity deaths eventually 2016: why won’t be considered unusual
ENGLISH, Extras

Celebrity deaths eventually 2016: why won’t be considered unusual

    The 2016 death list seems to go on forever. Forget the rest of the year just take the last week or so: George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Richard Adams, Rick Parfitt, Rabbi Lionel Blue, Zsa Zsa Gabor. A few months ago a New Yorker cartoon depicted an angel advising Death: Maybe cool it on the beloved celebrities for a bit, and there were suggestions on social media that Time magazine’s Person of the Year shouldn’t be Donald Trump but the Grim Reaper himself. The comedian and writer David Baddiel tweeted: Starting to think it might be a serial killer, with a grudge against people who are massively loved. Even early in the year there were suspicions that celebrity mortality was on the rise. In April by which time we had already said goodbye to David Bowie, Pierr...
Twins plan to marry who they sleep in same bed and shared same one boyfriend
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Twins plan to marry who they sleep in same bed and shared same one boyfriend

    Two identical twins who share a bed with their joint boyfriend have now revealed they BOTH plan to marry him. Anna and Lucy DeCinque, from Perth, Australia, both plan to tie the knot with boyfriend Ben Byrne having met him on Facebook five years ago. The 30-year-old sisters say they plan to travel to Tucson, Arizona, to say their three-way vows. Arizona's constitution bans polygamy but lists no punishment - meaning many travel for wedding services which are described as 'spiritual' rather than legal unions. Announcing their intentions on YouTube, the pair said: "We’ve been with him for five years so he’s twinning and winning… We do want to marry the same man and his name is Ben. © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc "And now we've been thinking, how is that going to work? Many ...
A family called for an ambulance 2007 times within year
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

A family called for an ambulance 2007 times within year

    Frequent callers are costing the NHS £20 million each year Ambulances were called from the same house more than 2,000 times in one year as stretched 999 services are being bombarded by time-wasters and lives put at risk. In a number of cases less than one percent of calls have resulted in someone needing to be taken to hospital by ambulance. Health bosses have warned 'frequent callers' are costing the NHS around £20 million a year and risk placing the lives of genuine callers in danger. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal one property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was the source of 2,077 emergency calls in the last year. But just five calls from the property in this period resulted in someone being taken to hospital. The site was one of nine homes...
Russian hackers broke into US electricity grid as part of Grizzly Steppe campaign
America, ENGLISH

Russian hackers broke into US electricity grid as part of Grizzly Steppe campaign

    Russian hackers are reported to have successfully broken into a US electricity grid. A malware code linked to a larger campaign dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration, has been uncovered inside systems of an electric utility in Vermont, according to a report citing US authorities. According to unspecified sources with knowledge of the matter, the hackers did not actively use the malware to disrupt operations in any way. According to a senior administration official, the motives and end goals of the attackers remain unclear. However, authorities believe that the cyberattack may have been a dry run by Russian hackers, in efforts to determine whether the grid could be infiltrated, the Washington Post reported. The Grizzly Steppe campaign's malware code was made...
Germany facing islamist terrorism threat
ENGLISH, Europe

Germany facing islamist terrorism threat

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for photographs after the television recording of her annual New Year's speech at the Chancellery in Berlin Islamist terrorism is the biggest test facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday in a New Year's address to the nation, and she vowed to introduce laws that improve security after a deadly attack before Christmas in Berlin. Describing 2016 as a year that gave many the impression that the world had "turned upside down," Merkel urged Germans to forsake populism and said Germany had an interest in taking a leading role in addressing the many challenges facing the European Union. Many attach to 2016 the feeling that the world had turned upside down or that what for long had been held as an achievement is now being que...