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Killer storm: Seven people dead as hurricane-strength winds batter Europe

The killer 90mph winds, named Storm Friederike in Germany, are crossing the country from west to east and the storm is expected to hit Poland overnight. Falling trees and debris have killed three people in Holland, as shocking footage showed people being blown over by the powerful gales. A German man, 59, was killed by a falling tree in Emmerich near the Dutch border, while a 68-year-old lorry driver was killed in Lippstadt western Germany. A 28-year-old fireman in Bad Salzungen, Germany, was killed when a tree fell on him.…

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Entertainment 

Tom Hardy Venom movie ‘WILL feature Spider-Man’ – Tom Holland ‘spotted on set’ doing THIS

Marvel, DC and Star Wars rumours and reports flood social media daily. This latest information comes from respected source Jon Schnepp, a major comic book movie commentator who regular contributes to the Collider Movie Talk panels and hosts the Collider Heroes show every week. Schnepp also wrote and directed the documentary film about the abandoned Nicolas Cage Superman project. The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? was well-received by critics and fans. Backing up his comments from yesterday, during the most recent panel discussion this evening he declared his inside…

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Avengers Infinity War: ‘Tom Holland’s Spider-Man set for Tom Hardy’s Venom cameo’

It can be a bit of a legal minefield when it comes to film studios’ rights to comic book characters. While Disney currently own the Avengers and now Fox’s rights to the X-Men, Sony still hold on to Spider-Man. However back in 2015 a deal had been made for the Web Slinger to join Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his solo movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, would still be produced by Sony Pictures. This may seem simple enough, but Sony also have their own mini-Marvel universe in the works, including Tom Hardy’s…

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Avengers Infinity War: Timothee Chalamet reveals failed audition for THIS character

The actor, 22, has picked up a lot of critical acclaim for his role in Call Me By Your Name, and he also has a great star turn in Lady Bird. But he very nearly could have been Spider-Man as well, had Tom Holland not beaten him to the part. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he said at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: “I read twice and I left sweating in a total panic.  “I called my agent Brian Swardstrom and I said, ‘Brian, I thought about this…

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Avengers Infinity War: Anthony Mackie teases HUGE Wakanda battle with Spider-Man and Drax

It was one of the most iconic shots in the first trailer for Marvel‘s Avengers Infinity War and now it sounds like this is where the superheroes will make a last stand against Thanos. Falcon actor Mackie has spoken out on the battle in Wakanda, with the shot in question showing Team Cap charging with Black Panther and his army. However the star has now claimed this scene will see around 40 superheroes in one place. Speaking at ACE Comic-Con, Mackie said: “There was one day we were on set…

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WW2: Battle to save escape tunnels of Colditz castle

Richard Vero, who grew up in Dulwich, south London, but now lives in the German town of Colditz, claims the castle could lose some of its historic escape tunnels and theatre if the work is done.  “It would be tragic if a vital part of our history and the sacrifice of these people was lost,” he said.  The imposing castle housed PoWs and Allied officers.  Their captors dubbed them the “naughty boys” as many of them were sent there after escaping from other camps around occupied Europe.  Inmates included legendary…

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Technology 

Litter Robot looks like a spaceship for your cat to poop in – CNET

This self cleaning litter box keeps things tidy without you having to get dirty. Patrick Holland/CNET From far away the Litter Robot Open Air III looks like the pod from “2001: A Space Odyssey”. But as you get closer to it, you realize it’s full of cat litter. And here’s the cool part: The Litter Robot cleans up your cat’s doo-doo so you don’t have to. Without conducting an official poll, it can be said that no one likes cleaning a cat’s litter box. It’s messy, smelly and, well, there’s…

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Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley looks COMPLETELY different in first look at NEW movie

The star plays the title role in Ophelia, a new movie exploring Hamlet from a totally different perspective. Shared by Entertainment Weekly, the image of Ridley sees her with long red hair, sharing a scene with Naomi Watts. Watts plays Queen Gertrude, her mother, and told the US publication about how the film reimagines Ophelia as a bold and complicated heroine; not like she comes across in Shakespeare’s original play. “That’s often how women have been portrayed in storytelling — as the damsel in the distress,” she said.  “If their…

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Technology 

The Lovebox just wants you to be loved. Is that so wrong? – CNET

The Lovebox is a unique way to let a loved one know that you’re thinking of them. Patrick Holland/CNET Of course you can let someone know you love them by making a call or sending a text, photo or video. But those ways aren’t unique. That’s why a French company at CES launched the Lovebox — a seemingly analog way to receive messages from friends and family. The idea is simple. The Lovebox sits in your home and connects to the internet via Wi-Fi. A loved one sends you a…

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Science 

These 2 Dog Breeds Were Just Added to the American Kennel Club Roster

(NEW YORK) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s pack. The club announced Wednesday that it’s recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They’re the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They’re eligible for many dog shows this year but can’t compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year. The Nederlandse kooikerhondje (pronounced NAY’-dehr-lahn-seh KOY’-kehr-hahnd-jeh) goes back hundreds of years in Holland. The smallish, brown-and-white, spaniel-style dogs can be…

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