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Home and Away actress 'has life support turned off'

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has had her life support switched off two weeks after being in a car crash, according to reports in Australia. The crash, which happened in New South Wales on 26 December, also killed her parents, sister and the other driver. The actress, 29, had surgery after the accident but remained in a coma. The decision to end her life support, which was first reported by the Daily Telegraph, came a day after a funeral was held for her family in Sydney. Home and Away…

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Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since AMD teamed up with Razer and Intel to create the XConnect concept, we’ve seen more companies tiptoeing into the external graphics market. The basic idea is simple: Slap an external GPU into a chassis, hook it to a laptop (or even a small desktop, with proper Thunderbolt 3 support), and you’ve got a high-end game station that weighs 2-3 pounds when detached, but plays like a 6-10-pound desktop replacement when hooked up. Asus…

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Rosamund Pike: Actors must support lead females

Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike says there won’t be more female leading roles in Hollywood movies until male stars change their attitude. “Male actors now have to decide that they are willing to play supporting roles to female leads,” Pike said. “And often it seems men don’t want to,” she told Radio 4’s Film Programme. “They’re more than happy to play a supporting role to Christian Bale – another man – (but) less happy to play supporting roles to a lead woman.” Pike is starring in gritty Western Hostiles with…

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Foreign aid to be shifted to support UK policy, Johnson says

The UK’s aid budget will be shifted to projects that promote its interests, the foreign secretary has said. Boris Johnson said the money will be “more sensibly distributed” to support foreign policy aims such as denying safe havens to Islamist militants. His comments came as Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary, said the UK will provide a £21m boost to an emergency aid fund. The UK currently spends £13bn on aid each year. Speaking to the Times newspaper, Mr Johnson said “the old jam jars are being smashed” and money…

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News: Official sponsors confirm support for World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017

World Travel Awards is proud to welcome on board Traveltek, Bookingee.com, Vietnam Airlines, Vietravel, and Serenata as official sponsors for its upcoming Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017. The red-carpet event will take place the evening of Sunday, December 10th, alongside the World Spa Awards, at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay – with hundreds of industry leaders from across the region and around the world in attendance, to see who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry. World Travel Awards president, Graham Cooke, said:…

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Pledge to boost mental health support in schools

Children and young people in England are to be able to access mental health support at school or college under government plans to improve services. The proposals include introducing a four-week waiting time for youngsters needing specialist support and new mental health support teams in schools. It is hoped around one in four schools in England will have this provision in place by 2022. Campaigners say the measures are welcome, but long overdue. The issue of young people’s mental health has long been of concern, with parents, charities and healthcare…

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US frees African asylum-seeker who's on life support

As the eldest son among 15 children, Senegalese tailor Saliou Ndiaye was his family’s greatest hope for a better life in a city rife with unemployment where many still travel by horse-drawn cart. He learned to sew as a child, and for years sent money to his parents – first, from his country’s capital and later from a factory job in Brazil. But after Ndiaye embarked on a lengthy journey to the United States, their dreams were dashed. A U.S. immigration judge denied Ndiaye’s asylum application in July, and after…

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