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‘Keep fighting’ Lewis Hamilton praying for Michael Schumacher in emotional tribute

The legendary driver suffered a severe head injury while skiing at the exclusive Meribel resort in the French Alps in December 2013. Schumacher was put into a medically induced coma and underwent two life-saving operations at Grenoble Hospital in France. Lewis Hamilton has made no secret of his admiration for Schumacher and has called the F1 legend his greatest influence. In a Twitter post Mr Hamilton said: “Michael, equalling your pole position record in Belgium this year meant so much to me and was a true honour. “Praying for you…

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Thousands protest as far-right party joins Austrian government

VIENNA — The last time the anti-immigration Freedom Party entered government in Austria, protests were so big that the cabinet took a tunnel from the chancellery to the swearing-in ceremony at the president’s office across the street. There were no such inhibitions on Monday when, almost 18 years on and to a significantly more muted reaction, the country once again became the only one in western Europe with a far-right party in its ruling coalition. Protesters hold banners in front Austria’s parliament building during the new government’s swearing in on…

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Lifestyle 

Kate Middleton pregnant: Duchess of Cambridge Christmas gift to the Queen revealed

Monday 18 December, 2017: 9:13am Will Meghan Markle have to curtsey to Kate Middleton once she marries Prince Harry? Neither woman has royal blood – but there are strict rules and protocol to follow. The current rules on who-curtseys-to-who were first drawn up by the Queen’s private secretary, in a document in 2005, entitled ‘Precedence Of The Royal Family To Be Observed At Court’ – its purpose was to clarify Camilla’s position in the hierarchy following her marriage to Charles. Royal expert Christopher Wilson revealed Meghan will always be expected…

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Sport 

Mo Farah wins SHOCK BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Farah ended his track career this year having won 10 global gold medals, winning the 10,000m in London but missing out yet another distance double when he finished second in the 5000m. Joshua had been a huge 1/10 favourite to win the award and become the first boxer since Joe Calzaghe to do so. But Farah, who was not in attendance on the night, was the surprise 33/1 winner ahead of three-time Superbike World Championship winner Jonathan Rea and para-athlete Jonnie Peacock. “Mate, I didn’t see that coming. I honestly…

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Inside Congress’ largest sexual harassment settlement

WASHINGTON — Of all the secret deals cut on behalf of accused members of congress, the one that resulted in the largest settlement yet uncovered may be the most surprising. The details provide a window into a process so opaque, convoluted and confusing that even the accused congressman was left in the dark about exactly how and why his accuser ended up being paid $220,000 for her claim. With new harassment accusations being revealed on a nearly daily basis in Congress, documents obtained by NBC News from this one case…

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Technology 

Vainglory debuts new 5v5 mode at its world championships – CNET

5v5 mode will see epic team fights happening in the arena.  Super Evil Megacorp Mobile multiplayer battle-arena game Vainglory has come a long way since its debut at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event. Though the game is currently played 3v3, come February, Vainglory is looking to shake things up with a new 5v5 mode it hopes will be as addictive as ever. Super Evil Megacorp, the company behind Vainglory, showed off the new mode at the Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship event in Singapore, with pro players taking to the…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ best and worst: Our global review – CNET

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has finally landed in theaters, and CNET writers and editors the world over made the Kessel Run to go see it right away. Opinions? Star Wars fans, with opinions? You know it, and we aren’t holding back, so be warned that the impressions we share below are full of spoilers. Haven’t seen the movie yet but need details now? Click on our official, spoiler-free review and head over to our guide outlining everything we know about the film. And here’s another warning: You WILL find spoilers ahead, so if…

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Entertainment 

Last Jedi’s Mark Hamill SLAMS The Force Awakens as less original than Star Wars prequels

Episodes I-III may be derided as poor films by Star Wars and movie fans alike, but Luke Skywalker himself thinks differently. In a new interview, Hamill highlighted how George Lucas was more original and enjoyed his use of CGI. Speaking with Metro, the actors said: “What I thought was great about the prequels was the different technology that I had never seen before. All that CGI.  “And the fact that [George Lucas] wasn’t trying to do the same experience all over again.” He said: “JJ is a sadist. If he…

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North Korea has stolen MILLIONS in cryptocurrencies, spy agency reveals

GETTY It comes after experts revealed Kim Jong-un could be making a fortune with Bitcoin It comes after experts revealed Kim Jong-un could be making a fortune with Bitcoin’s record-breaking surges using North Korean hackers to circumvent the sanctions placed on the despotic regime as the dictatorship continues its nuclear weapons programme. The £5.17million ($6.99million) includes operations that saw thefts from Yapizon, now called Yobit, and Coinis in April and September – both are exchanges of cryptocurrencies. The Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, stated that the £5million in cryptocurrencies…

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Sport 

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day three – live!

81st over: Australia 272-4 (Smith 128, M Marsh 12) England haven’t taken the new ball. What doing? Anderson stays around the wicket to Smith. A single puts Marsh up there. “Jimmy, what are you doing wanting to bowl with the old ball?” asks Michael Vaughan. Marsh agrees, smashing him down the ground for a superbly struck straight drive. Tasty. Oh, that does it – they take the new ball immediately after the boundary. And guess what? Gets an edge first ball. Into the ground, though. “They just have to go…

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