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'Leave Nato': Justin Trudeau pranked by Russian duo posing as Greta Thunberg

Russian comedians Vovan and Lexus have struck again, this time pranking Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call during which he believed he was talking to climate change activist Greta Thunberg.Previous targets of Vovan and Lexus include Elton John, who they claim to have fooled by pretending to be Russian president Vladimir Putin keen to talk about gay rights.For Terrance and Phillip, who are also known in your country.The last two names refer to Canadian characters from the show South Park.Wait, Terrance and Phillip, where they not in South Park? he asks.I believe they are South Park parodies of Canadians, he says, before politely ending the call. read more...

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'I'll never be the same again': facing family trauma in a Nazi concentration camp

The new Guardian documentary, Colette, follows the remarkable story of a former member of the French resistance, as she travels to Germany for the first time to the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp where her brother died 75 years ago.Over lunch, our tour guide told us he knew a woman in Normandy named Colette who had been in the French resistance and he offered to make an introduction.Colette Marin-Catherine in her uniform of the French resistance.Giacchino: Eventually we wondered if Colette would consider going to Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp.Colette and Lucie at Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp during filming. read more...

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'I have walked this sport alone,' says Lewis Hamilton after record-equaling title win

(CNN) Lewis Hamilton may be Formula One's most successful driver but after securing a record-equaling seventh world title on Sunday the Briton said he still had plenty left to achieve -- namely making his sport and the world "more diverse and inclusive."In an Instagram post after his historic feat, Hamilton said the coronavirus pandemic had given him a chance to "really think about my ultimate purpose.""Seven World Championships means the world to me, I can't even describe how much, but there's still another race we've yet to win," the post read."This year I've been driven not just by my desire to win on the track, but by a desire to help push our sport, and our world to become more diverse and inclusive.We have a long way to go but I will continue to push for equality within our sport, and within the greater world we live in. read more...

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'Hello work' or job centre? language experts spell trouble for Japan's mangled English

Since launching their group several months ago, the seven women, mostly graduates of Columbia Business School, have identified a range of culprits.We were talking about it over lunch and decided we no longer wanted to feel embarrassed about poor English usage, she said.But with the Olympics probably happening next year, we want official English to be decent and presentable to the rest of the world.The association will have its work cut out should it choose to take on the misuse of English in advertising and design.Others, though, are guilty only of the same poor punctuation found on shop signage in countries where English is the first language. read more...

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'Everyone is outraged and sad': Canada shocked by killing of rare white moose

Residents around the city of Timmins have long swapped stories of a ghostly white moose population occasionally spotted moving silently through forests of aspen and pine.No one needs one that bad, said chief Murray Ray of nearby Flying Post First Nation.Among Indigenous peoples in the region, white animals like bison, raven and grizzly bears, are considered sacred and shouldnt be harmed.In 2013, a trio of hunters killed a white moose in the province of Nova Scotia, angering the local Mikmaq people.Im a proud Flying Post First Nation member and I just wanted to help any way I could, he said. read more...

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'Big cat' country? New Zealand's obsession with giant feline sightings

Eyes the size of 50 cent pieces, said one man on who insists hes seen it twice.Last month a possum-hunter in North Canterbury said hed seen a monstrous cat, about the size of a puma, and would never go into the bush alone again.Of course, the big cat also unleashes lots of loud guffawing by naysayers.It is faint but it is unmistakably there, like the smell a cat sometimes gives off.I want the Big Cat to live forever among us, eating whatever it eats, bounding across dark highways and slinking through the snow, a beautiful, absurd, jet-black coded message of the New Zealand wilderness. read more...

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'A thrill of subtle subversion': New Zealand MPs share their love of thrifting

Watching this exchange on social media, Aotearoa MPs were quick to jump in and share their best thrifted outfits.Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty ImagesMarama Davidson, co-leader of the Green party and minister for family and sexual violence, has been called the Queen of thrifting by her colleagues a title she describes as fabulous.For National party MP Louise Upston, op-shopping was a necessity as a solo mother living on the benefit.A long-time sportSince Jan Logie, a Green party MP, was a teenager, op-shops have felt like, large dress-up boxes, providing me with the possibility of many lives to be lived, she said.For Green party MP Golriz Ghahraman, op-shopping is a longtime sport that makes fashion affordable, accessible, and unique.Facebook Twitter Pinterest Green party MP Golriz Ghahraman. read more...

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'A massive headache': European leaders put off Covid Christmas decisions

Frances lockdown rules do not currently permit people to invite guests into their homes.Facebook Twitter Pinterest A worker installs lights on a huge Christmas tree in Strasbourg, France.Facebook Twitter Pinterest A drive-in Christmas market in Landshut, Germany.I think all Spaniards know that this Christmas isnt going to be like the last one, he said on Wednesday.Facebook Twitter Pinterest Christmas decorations in a shop in Rome. read more...

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President Trump just drove by the #MillionMAGAMarch in DC and the crowd went crazy.I ran along side the motorcade.Notice him waving right after you see security walking beside the car.https://t.co/EQMFogOVN4 read more...

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The work we began with the Paris Agreement is far from done.I'm returning to government to get America back on track to address the biggest challenge of this generation and those that will follow.The climate crisis demands nothing less than all hands on deck.https://t.co/xxfakodQ6d read more...

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