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Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition

FILE PHOTO: Nelson Mandela laughs with journalists and performers participating in the second 46664 AIDS awareness campaign concert near the small Southern Cape province town of George. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – For a man who spent nearly three decades in prison, the passage of time was no doubt important to Nelson Mandela. So it is perhaps fitting that an exhibition opening in London on Friday about his life and legacy features his watch, which was always kept on South African time wherever he traveled in the world as…

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Kyle Walker tweet: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he has never celebrated a team dropping points

The tweet that Walker posted, before deleting it Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he has “never celebrated another team dropping points” after Manchester City defender Kyle Walker posted a tweet mocking the Reds 1-1 draw with Leicester. Harry Maguire’s equaliser prevented Liverpool going seven points clear at the top of the Premier League, a day after City lost 2-1 to Newcastle. Walker posted a popular meme of Maguire from the World Cup with the caption: ‘So basically they thought they were gonna go seven points ahead’. He deleted it, but…

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Australia Day celebrated amid ‘Invasion Day’ protests

Australia Day celebrations are under way, marking the anniversary of the beginning of modern Australia – although thousands are attending “Invasion Day” protests instead. Image copyright EPA Image caption A Royal Australian Navy warship took part in the event, which marks the arrival of 11 British ships at Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788. Image copyright EPA Image caption Millions are celebrating the national day with parties, parades or barbecues. Image copyright EPA Image caption Citizenship ceremonies have been held for 16,000 people, including this family receiving flags from Prime…

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Neil Simon: Celebrated US playwright dies aged 91

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Simon is seen here in Hollywood in 1998 Celebrated US playwright Neil Simon has died aged 91 in his native New York City of complications from pneumonia, representatives announced. Simon gained international fame in the 1960s for stage and screen comedies including The Odd Couple and Barefoot In The Park. In 1991 he won the Pulitzer Prize For Drama with Lost in Yonkers. “Some say he’s the most successful playwright since Shakespeare,” Barefoot star Robert Redford once said. Simon was a prolific author. averaging at…

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Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Image copyright PA Image caption Nearly 500 Caribbean immigrants were on the Empire Windrush when it arrived 70 years ago A thanksgiving service is being held later to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival in the UK of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship. Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and families of the Windrush generation will attend the event at Westminster Abbey. The migrants were among the first to be recruited to rebuild post-war Britain. But there continues to be concern over the scandal, which…

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