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The tragic tale of Soviet gymnastics star Elena Mukhina

Eleven years ago, former gymnastics star Elena Mukhina, whose life and sports career were ruined by a tragic training accident, passed away in Moscow at the age of 46. Mukhina, the embodiment of elegance and strength, sacrificed her life and health in attempt to win an Olympic medal for her country. Her tragic story, which stunned the gymnastics world, is ...

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Neutron star merger left behind a black hole, study says

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 09:36 A collapse of two neutron stars, which made headlines this year as the first-ever observation of gravitational waves confirmed by other signals, left behind a black hole, further study has revealed. The GW170817 event reported by scientists of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) earlier this year is considered one of this year’s most significant ...

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Man bleeds out, reportedly too busy to notice fatal cut while playing Star Wars VR game

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 12:44 Some video games require time and dedication, but dying for one might be a little too much. A man in Moscow was reportedly too busy playing a Star Wars virtual reality game to notice a cut on his head, which proved to be fatal. The body of the 44-year-old was discovered in his apartment, ...

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Irish heritage NGO struggles to save ancient Christian site from turning into ‘Star Wars island’

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 01:30 The Irish island of Skellig Michael has played a pivotal role in the latest Star Wars films, but Ireland’s tourist board’s rebranding of the early Christian site as a “fantasy film destination” has triggered an outcry. Recent campaigns from Tourism Ireland have heavily promoted the Star Wars connection with the small island off the ...

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US sprint star Justin Gatlin at center of fresh doping scandal

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 13:46 merican sprinter Justin Gatlin, who won the world 100m title this year, has been implicated in a fresh doping row after members of his team allegedly offered to supply performance-enhancing drugs to an undercover reporter. Posed as a movie producer, a reporter working for British newspaper the Telegraph visited Gatlin’s training camp in Florida ...

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Star Wars Princess Leia wielded Soviet pistol against stormtroopers

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 08:56 The world premiere of Star Wars is finally here, and the Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern has reminded people that the iconic blaster wielded by Princess Leia in the original movies was, in fact, a modified version of a Soviet pistol. “Did you know that Princess Leia used a Soviet Margolin pistol in the ...

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Google’s new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhere

After months of teasing, Google’s finally brought its AR stickers to the Pixel 2. For most users with the company’s latest flagship handset, the feature will be available today as part of an Android 8.1 update. The feature was announced on-stage at the Pixel event back in January, offering a sneak peek of a fun little addition made possible through ...

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Mother Russia calls? Star names that opted for Russian citizenship

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s recent visit to Moscow has sparked speculation the boxer is seeking a Russian passport. If the undefeated US fighter does elect to swear an oath of allegiance to Russia, he will join a number of celebrity names to have recently been granted citizenship. This week, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov lent weight to the citizenship rumours after revealing ...

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Out of this world: ISS astronaut captures stunning images of shooting star above Mexico (VIDEO)

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 17:43 The moment a shooting star rocketed over the coast of Mexico has been captured from a vantage point so unique that one could say it’s simply out of this world. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik filmed the streak of burning rock from the orbiting space lab of the International Space Station (ISS) Friday. Bresnik, a ...

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Porn star dies after being panned online for alleged ‘gay slurs’

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 16:13 Tributes are being paid following the death of a US adult film star who came under fire for publicizing her refusal to work with men who had appeared in gay adult movies. August Ames, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, was found dead in Camarillo, a city northwest of Los Angeles, Tuesday. Police say ...

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