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Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.
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Melinda, 56, has in the past said their marriage has been “incredibly hard”, and said Bill, 65, regularly works 16-hour days and can find it hard to make time for the family.
 

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Jennifer Lopez performs with her mother, Guadalupe Rodríguez, at "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World", May 2, 2021, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision)
 

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I don't think I could walk across here, probably have a panic attack half way..

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People walk across a narrow footbridge suspended across a river canyon, which claims to be the world’s longest pedestrian bridge, in Arouca, northern Portugal, Sunday, May 2, 2021. The Arouca Bridge inaugurated Sunday, offers a half-kilometer (almost 1,700-foot) walk across its span, some 175 meters (574 feet) above the River Paiva. (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha)
 

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You don't often read the word "instagrammable" in a scientific paper.

But a recently published study that asked "what makes a great bird photo?" has officially deemed the frogmouth the most instagrammable of avians.

Frogmouths are nocturnal birds, hence the very large eyes which may have contributed to their popularity.

 

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Oktoberfest in Dubai

The Muslim country has approved the festival on the condition that drunken guests be ferried back to their hotels in shuttle buses so that they remained out of view.

The organizers of Oktoberfest, Munich's heralded and raucous annual beer festival, have criticized plans to create a rival event in Dubai and sought to reassure Germans that the original won't be moving.
 

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Lab-grown diamonds can be produced for as little as a third of the cost of mined stones, Pandora says. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

Pandora has become the first big jeweller to turn its back on mined diamonds, with the switch to lab-grown stones billed as making diamond jewellery more affordable.
 

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This 1oz silver high relief coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti.

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 metres.
 

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A senior diplomat at the Swiss embassy in Tehran has been found dead after she fell from a high-rise building in the north of the city. The Swiss foreign ministry (FDFA) said an employee at its embassy in Iran had died of an accident, without identifying the victim.

Switzerland has represented US diplomatic interests in Iran since Washington and Tehran cut ties shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
 

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A woman pulls away her crying relative from the burning funeral pyre of their family member who died of COVID-19, at an open crematorium on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India.
 

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Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus care facility amidst the spread of the Covid-19 in New Delhi, India. Reuters/Adrian Abidi
 

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The Taiwanese coast guard has detained a Chinese man who tried to reach the island’s territory in a rubber dinghy, in the such second crossing of the heavily patrolled Taiwan Strait in five days.

The Chinese man, identified as being in his twenties and by the surname of Jiang, rowed an unpowered boat to the outlying island of Kinmen, which is not far from the mainland but part of Taiwan’s territory.

It comes after another man named as Ahou travelled 111 miles from China in a 2.7-metre boat with an outboard motor to reach the self-governing island itself, claiming he was seeking “freedom and equality”.
 

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Hong Kong, China
An employee poses with a 15.81-carat fancy vivid purplish-pink Sakura diamond ring during an auction preview. It is named after the petals of the Sakura blossom, whose arrival signals the start of spring. Photograph Joyce Zhou/Reuters
 

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London Fire Brigade sent 125 firefighters and 20 engines to the 19-storey New Providence Wharf development, near Canary Wharf, east London yesterday @IAMCLARICELIN/REUTERS

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire told the government “enough is enough” after a blaze at an east London block bearing the same cladding left more than 40 people in need of treatment yesterday.
 

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London Fire Brigade sent 125 firefighters and 20 engines to the 19-storey New Providence Wharf development, near Canary Wharf, east London yesterday @IAMCLARICELIN/REUTERS

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire told the government “enough is enough” after a blaze at an east London block bearing the same cladding left more than 40 people in need of treatment yesterday.
OMG! is this recent? Did anyone got hurt?:(
 

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This 1oz silver high relief coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti.

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 metres.
What a beautiful coin! Unique, dramatic and lovely to look at.
 

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The doctor who famously and falsely announced that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was not poisoned but had a bout of pancreatitis and hypoglycemia has disappeared in a swampy forest.

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Alexander Murakhovsky, who was promoted to become minister of health of the Omsk Region days after he publicly refuted claims that someone had tried to kill Vladimir Putin’s most public foe, went hunting on a four-wheeler May 7 and has not been seen since. His hunting partners reportedly say his four-wheeler got stuck in muddy terrain behind them, and he set off on foot. He spoke to one person on his walkie-talkie but later did not respond.
They last failed to find him after a day of searching and later alerted authorities, who have continued looking for him with a 65-person strong search party. The authorities say the forest was full of bears, which may have contributed to the doctor’s disappearance.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russi...appeared-in-the-woods?source=articles&via=rss
 

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Barcelona, Spain
10 May 2021
People dance at the beach, as the state of alrm decreed by the Spanish government to prevent the spread of coronavirus ended. Photograph Nacho Doce/Reuters
 

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JERUSALEM DAY: Israelis take part in the annual Jerusalem Day march yesterday to mark the reunification of Jerusalem after Israel captured the eastern part of the city from Jordan in the 1967 Six Day War. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP/Getty
 

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Part of a wheat field goes up in flames after Palestinians in Gaza sent incendiary balloons over the border near Nir Am, southern Israel. Reuters/Amir Cohen
 

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Worthsee, Germany
A waitress serves drinks at a beer garden on the first day of outdoor restaurant seating reopening in some regions across Bavria after the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Photograph: Alexandra Beoer/Getty Images
 


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