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Singer Tina Turner passes away at her home outside Zurich in Switzerland at the age of 83, said in her last interview six weeks ago that she wants to be remembered as the Queen of Rock'n'Roll, leaves behind two of her four children and her husband since 2013 Erwin Bach

Oldest complete Hebrew Bible Codex Sassoon sells for $38.1 million at auction in New York, is more than 1,000 years old and is now the most expensive manuscript in the world and was bought by American lawyer and former ambassador Alfred Moses for the Jewish Museum in Tel Aviv who says he rejoice in knowing that it belongs to the Jewish people

American talk show host and mayor Jerry Springer passes away at age 79, hosted the scandalous The Jerry Springer Show between 1991 and 2018, said his passion was politics and has said that if you're the child of Holocaust survivors, it's not hard to be liberal

New Zealand's Strongest Man winner Dale Shepherd is applying to compete in the women's deadlift competition at Global Powerlifting New Zealand in protest against allowing men who identify as women to compete in the women's category, arguing that biological women are at a significant disadvantage, in the rulebook for 2023 the country's powerlifting committee approves self-identification of gender and believes that gender is expressed on a spectrum

Beatriz Flamini, 49, voluntarily spends 509 days in a 70-meter-deep cave in Motril, Spain, apart from breaking up for six days just outside the cave due to nasal problems, part of an experiment that will become a documentary, when she came out she said she never thought about to interrupt and that she got along well with herself

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore dies aged 94, best known for the observation called Moore's law that predicts that the number of transistors per microchip would double every two years, was CEO of Intel between 1979 and 1987

Kenzaburo Oe dies at age 88, Japanese Nobel laureate in literature frequently invoked the atomic bombings of Japan, and said in a speech after winning the prize that he fervently hope his pursuit, as a Japanese, of literature and culture will, in some small measure, repay Western Europe for

Man is ordered by a court in Vélez-Málaga in Spain to pay 204,624 EUR to his ex-wife Ivana Moral as compensation for her 25 years as a housewife, the calculation was made by Judge Laura Ruiz Alaminos and is based on the minimum wage for the years they were married, Morality says it is a

Elon Musk plans to build his own town for employees outside Austin, Texas called Snailbrook, according to sources to the Wall Street Journal, Musk and his ex Grimes, Kanye West and the rapper's architect last year held several discussions about its design, Bastrop County has not yet received

Toblerone sold since 1908 needs to remove Matterhorn from the packages as part of the production moves from Switzerland to Slovakia since national symbols are not allowed to be marketed on milk products not exclusively produced in the country, American owner company Mondelez says it will be

India has the most attractive people according to swimwear brand Pour Moi's analysis of thousands of posts on the Reddit forum, the US in second place, Sweden in third and Japan in fourth, while broken down by gender, British men come out on top followed by Indian men

East Germany's last communist leader Hans Modrow dies aged 95, took over the country after the fall of the Berlin Wall, agreed to share power with the opposition and advanced the first democratic elections, which he participated in as leader of the Party of Democratic Socialism

American composer Burt Bacharach passes away at the age of 94, among his songs are Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, I Say a Little Prayer For You and Walk on by and his music has been performed by Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, among others , Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and

Henry Åström wins Swedish newspaper Flamman's Erdoğan satire contest with his paraphrase of Goya's Saturn devouring his son, comments that he often turns to Goya to capture mania and paranoia and that it struck him that the Turkish president swallows his own people, more than 400

Pig about to be slaughtered kills Hong Kong butcher after first being stunned with stun gun but then unexpectedly wakes up and pushes 61-year-old man who appears to have fallen and sustained 40 cm wound from a meat cleaver, colleague finds the injured man who was taken to hospital and there

World Athletics proposes allowing trans women to compete against women in international track and field events but halving the allowed amount of blood testosterone from the current five nanomoles per litre, studies show that male puberty results in permanently increased muscle mass and bone

Russian NHL defenseman Ivan Provorov's jerseys selling out after media condemning him for not donning Pride colors during pregame warmups, Provorov has commented that he respects everybody's choices and that his choice is to stay true to himself and his Russian Orthodox faith

Treasure hunt in rural Ommeren in the east of the Netherlands after map believed to indicate where German soldiers hid four large boxes filled with precious stones and metals looted at a bank in 1944, National Archive spokeswoman Anne-Marieke Samson says the institute had found the story

Football legend Pelé dies aged 82, introduced himself to a global football audience at 17-years of age in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden where Brazil won the final against the host nation 5-2, the only footballer to win three World Cup golds

World's largest active volcano, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, erupts for first time since 1984, no threat to populated areas at present

The video game I Am Jesus Christ in which you play as Jesus, explore Nazareth and perform miracles, is being released on December 1, trailer is available for viewing

The coldest days ever at the South Pole since measurements began in 1957, applies to November 16-18 compared to the same date in previous years, the winter of 2020-2021 was also the coldest ever, it has been a very bad year for climate catastrophists all round according to the writer Chris Morrison

University of Leiden first removes but then returns painting from 1974 depicting the school's board, has come under attack in recent weeks with activist academics claiming the painting shows male dominance, also three of the board members are shown smoking cigars, the painter, Rein Dool, says the university's actions are "stupid and sad"

10,000 minks released into the wild after break-in at mink farm in Ohio, USA, the animals are carnivores and eat freshly-killed animals that they often hunt themselves, several individuals are said to have destroyed the fence during the early morning

KFC apologizes for German promotion urging customers to commemorate Kristallnacht with cheesy chicken, says the automated push notification was linked to calendars that include national observances and that internal processes will be reviewed

Antisemitic book series Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America is a bestseller on Amazon, Apple Books and Barnes & Noble in the US after NBA star Kyrie Irving's tweets, beats out Barack Obama's autobiography A Promised Land in the "Black & African American Biographies" category, the books include theories about Jewish control of institutions such as media and passages from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Andrew Anthony: There are many men who have functional and party-focused relationships with other men, but lasting friendships, of the kind you see between many women are not something most men over 40 see any need to have, after having married their wives start arranging dinner parties and gatherings

Kanye West refuses to walk back or apologize for his comments about Jews despite losing a dozen endorsement deals and a large chunk of his personal wealth, holds an impromptu press conference where he reads a list of names of top Jewish executives of major media and entertainment corporations from a spreadsheet, says him being burned to the flesh every single day proves what he says about Jews teaming up on him

35-year-old Russian Vyacheslav Matrosov who forced a man who sexually abused his 6-year-old daughter to dig his own grave and kill himself released after serving six months of the 18-month sentence, widespread sympathy for Matrosov where locals in his village Pribrezhnaya raised money for his initial legal fees and 2,500 people signed a petition demanding that he should be fully acquitted

Rock icon Jerry Lee Lewis dies aged 87, perhaps best known for the songs Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On and Great Balls of Fire, was married seven times, third marriage was to his 13-year-old cousin when he was 22, reported dead by news site TMZ a couple of days ago, something that then was denied and taken back

John Jennings in Chester, England known as the local cat rescuer, gets stuck in a tree after his ladder is blown down due to rapid weather changes, is rescued by firefighters, left by colleague who sought shelter from the rain for his hearing aids, was afraid the tree would fall on him and then panicly called the emergency services

1,200 sheep and 200 goats wander through central Madrid during festival that recreates traditional moving of livestock to new pastures, organizers make symbolic payment to city hall for the right to use the roads with 50 maravedi, the Spanish medieval currency, according to an agreement between the shepherds and the city from 1418

Cameras measuring sound levels to be trialed in Bradford, UK to clamp down on antisocial driving, designed to identify and track drivers who break law by revving engines and using modified exhausts

Queen Sonja of Norway visits the Mindekirken church in Minneapolis where services are still held in Norwegian, pastor Gunnar Kristiansen says they speak English in everyday life but need the language of their hearts when they praise God, the Lutheran congregation has about 200 families as members

Hajara Shuaibu is called Nigeria's most fertile woman since she gave birth to quintuplets at home, had 13 children previously, says she never had any special diet or routine, or attended any maternity care, all her children were born at home

Bear 747 wins Fat Bear Week for the second time in three years, weighs about 750kg kilograms, received 10,000 more in the final round than 6-year-old female bear Bear 901, the competition is organized by Katmai National Park and is decided by online voting where weight, size change, personality and the tribulations they have overcome are judged

Sleep tourism growing trend, said to be partly an effect of the pandemic, hotels are starting to offer, among other things, sleep analysis, pillow menu, scented pillow mist and clinical sleep examination to identify sleep disorders

Water manager Kendall Chamberlin in the small village of Richmond in Vermont, USA, secretly lowered the fluoride level in the drinking water almost four years ago, worried about the quality of the additive as it comes from China, raised concerns in the village about the children's dental health, resident Katie Mathers admitted that her two children eat a lot of sugar but notes that her dentist recently found their first cavities, and that they were not recommended fluoride supplements because the city water provided enough, adding fluoride to the water has been standard in the US since the mid-20th century

The Finnish ship Glenbank that sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1911 found by fishermen, Finnish sailor Antle Kitala then the only survivor, clung to timbers, washed up on Legendre Island, then went without food and water for three days before being picked up by a boat, his now 80-year-old grandson Matti Latva-Panula had never heard of what happened

Lisa Williams from Suffolk defends her title in the world porridge cooking championship and wins the Golden Spurtle once again, her porridge was rich, flavourful, well seasoned and had the perfect texture says one of the judges, during the pandemic the championship has been held digitally with virtual taste as one of the assessment criteria, Williams runs Stennetts Community Cafe in Trimley St Mary

The Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2022 goes to the human rights activist Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, and the human rights organizations Memorial and Center for Civil Liberties from Russia and Ukraine respectively, on the grounds that have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power and together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy

New York-based artist Kris Kashtanova claims the first US copyright for AI art with her graphic novel Zarya of the Dawn created using Midjourney, hosting site Getty Images recently declared that they wouldn't accept AI-generated images noting ongoing copyright questions and Shutterstock among others have also decided to not accept such art

Magnus Carlsen: I believe that cheating in chess is an existential threat to the game and that Hans Niemann has cheated more than he has publicly admitted to as his over the board progress has been unusual and he was not even concentrating as he outplayed me as black, I do not want to play against confirmed repeated cheaters as it is unclear what they are capable of doing in the future, I would like to say more but need explicit permission from Niemann to speak openly

Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to star as a Roman soldier in the upcoming movie Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, the trailer shows him flicking up a helmet from the ground with his feet and using it to uppercut his opponent to the floor

US National Intelligence Manager for Aviation updates its logo to include a traditional UFO shape, follows intelligence budget where objects positively identified as man-made after analysis will be passed to appropriate offices rather than be considered under the definition as unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena which has been interpreted to imply that officials know there are some UAP not of this planet

Magnus Carlsen leaves the Saint Louis Sinquefield Cup halfway and comments only on Twitter via a viral video where José Mourinho says that he will be in big trouble if he speaks, the decision follows Carlsen's loss with the white pieces against much lower-ranked 19-year-old German Hans Niemann who allegedly has been accused of cheating earlier in his career

Chess robot breaks breaks 7-year-old opponent's finger during Moscow tournament, the incident is said to be caused by the boy moving a piece too early

Merriam-Webster amends its definition of "female" to include "having a gender identity that is the opposite of male", the definition of "woman" has lately been hotly debated including in recent Congressional hearings

Magnus Carlsen announces that he will not defend his chess world championship title against Ian Nepomniachtchi next year due to lack of motivation, Nepomniachtchi instead faces Candidates runner-up Ding Liren, Carlsen repeats that he will keep being an active chess player and does not rule out future participation

Anne Frank trends on Twitter after intense debate regarding whether she was a beneficiary of white privilege

Indian police shut down elaborate hoax cricket league created to dupe Russian gamblers, a group of men in the state of Gujarat hired a field and dressed up labourers to play, set up cameras and streamed on YouTube with a commentator and added crowd noice, gamblers reportedly bet USD 6,000 on the matches, four people charged with criminal conspiracy and gambling

23-year-old American tourist strays off visitor path and falls several meters into the crater of Mount Vesuvius, gets rescued by carabinier with light injuries

British Handwritten Letter Appreciation Society laments the adding of QR tracking codes on stamps, society founder Dinah Johnson says that the digital world has been forced on the pure and simple letter writing and that the romance of uncertainty is lost, Johnson says she has covered the codes despite not wanting to deface stamps and that she has sent a letter to the Royal Mail CEO without getting a reply

James Caan dead at 82, got his breakthrough as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, reversed his personal policy of staying out of politics by vocally supporting Donald Trump and criticizing the liberal Hollywood

Novak Đoković says he will not get vaccinated against Covid-19 and that his US Open participation depends on whether the US government changes its policy on demanding being vaccinated to enter the country

Kyle Rittenhouse announces the release of the video game Kyle Rittenhouse's Turkey Shoot where the player shoots fake news turkeys, the game that can be pre-ordered on his website for USD 9.99 is created in collaboration with developer Mint Studios, the proceeds are to go toward funding his defamation lawsuits against the media for how they covered his self-defense in Kenosha 2020

Peter Thiel leaves board of Facebook and completes shift from Silicon Valley to right-wing activism, has donated more than 20 million USD to candidates last year and is estimated to be fifth largest Republican donors, his investment work now focuses on ideologically contrarian companies which provide alternatives to political correctness

Former McDonald's restaurants reopen in Russia under the name Vkusno & tochka which translates as "Tasty and that's it", 15 rebranded restaurants to open in and around Moscow initially, CEO Oleg Paroev who was appointed Russia McDonald's CEO weeks before the war in Ukraine comments that they plan to reopen all 850 restaurants by the end of the summer

Male climate activist disguised as elderly woman in a wheelchair throws custard pie at Mona Lisa, no damage caused to the painting which is protected by a bulletproof screen

Scott Adams accused of transphobia for including black character Dave who identifies as white, Adams comments that Dave has nothing to do with transgender issues but hints that Wally the engineer in an upcoming strip will claim to be a birthing person to obtain workplace benefits and avoid having to do his job

Dave Chappelle uninjured after being attacked by man carrying a knife and a replica gun during a show in Los Angeles, Chappelle attacked on Twitter for joking that the attacker was a trans man as the attack followed him joking about the woke brigade trying to cancel him over trans jokes

Japanese train company JR East starts removal of train clocks on over 500 stations, leads to strong reactions from municipalities and the public, the local government in Otsuki passes resolution to demand that clocks within the city are put back as especially children and the elderly don't always have wrist watches or mobile phones, local competitor Fuji Kyuko Co. announces that they have no intention of removing clocks from any of their stations

Cats belonging to Russian residents banned from international competitions by the International Feline Federation (FIFe) and no cats bred in Russia can be imported and registered in a FIFe pedigree book, as punishment for Moscow’s attack on Ukraine

Biblical libertarian Gary North dead at 80, was an economic historian with a strong commitment to Austrian economics and was close friends with Ron Paul, also founded the Christian Reconstruction movement

Scottish electrician posts pictures of customer's bedroom on social media, pictures show a poster of Adolf Hitler, red flags bearing a swastika, a copy of Mein Kampf, German officer jackets from World War II and other national socialist memorabilia

P.J. O'Rourke dead at 74 from complications of lung cancer, wrote the No. 1 New York Times Bestsellers "Parliament of Whores" and "Give War a Chance" as well as 20 other books on subjects such as economics and cars, also worked for several newspapers and wrote the script for the movie "Easy Money," considered himself to be a libertarian and The Guardian called him the rightwinger it's OK for lefties to like but announced in 2016 that he would support Hillary Clinton and called Trump unstable and dangerous in a 2020 interview

Novak Djokovic says he is not anti-vax but supports the freedom to choose, is willing to miss out on future tennis tournaments over his vaccine stance

Amazon releases trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power which is considered to be the most expensive TV show ever made with an alleged cost of more than USD 1 billion over five seasons, the trailer gets mocked for its diversity focus and CGI use and the YouTube video gets comment bombed with the Tolkien quote "Evil is not able to create anything new, it can only distort and destroy what has been invented or made by the forces of good"

Ivan Reitman dead at 75, produced and directed several cult movies such as Ghostbusters, National Lampoon's Animal House, Kindergarten Cop and Junior

French researcher Luc Montagnier dead at 89, won a Nobel Prize in 2008 for his 1983 discovery of the HIV virus, was criticized by the international scientific community and media for claiming that the Covid-19 virus did not originate in nature and that the vaccination leads to the creation of coronavirus variants, delivered a speech at a protest against vaccine certificates earlier this year in Italy

Five female ski jumpers disqualified for wearing loose-fitting clothes which might give an advantage while in the air, several athletes question the used methods and regulations, Norwegian Anna Odine Strøm says that her being in quarantine and not eating properly for a week might have contributed

Ted Kaczynski reveals in letter that he has terminal cancer and that he may well be dead in a year, writes that there is a lot of work to be done by younger people and refers to the book Anti-Tech Revolution for organizing guidance

Spice Girls split again and cancel 2023 world tour as well as an animated movie, sold out a world tour in 2019 before Covid killed the momentum

Rotterdam dismantles the middle part of the 1877 Koningshaven Bridge to allow Jeff Bezos' new 127m long and 40m high boat to sail through, Bezos set to foot the bill through yacht builder Oceanco

Swedish city of Södertälje carries out a pilot project together with local company Corvid Cleaning where wild crows are being trained to exchange discarded cigarette butts in a machine for food, company founder Christian Günther-Hanssen estimates the method could save at least 75% of costs involved with picking up cigarette butts in the city

Spotify announces addition of content warning directing listeners to their dedicated Covid-19 Hub ahead of any podcast episodes discussing the virus, CEO Daniel Ek says last several weeks' feedback has made it clear to him that they have an obligation to do more to provide balance and access to widely-accepted information from the medical and scientific communities guiding us through this unprecedented time, Spotify podcasters Prince Harry and Megan Markle releases statement about their concern over the company's Covid-19 misinformation

Swiss man from Lucerne registers as a woman to be able to retire a year earlier, new rules only demand a ten-minute-long interview and a payment of about USD 80 to change sex on paper

Apple Music promotes Neil Young and Joni Mitchell under the headers We Love Neil and We Love Joni Too, after the artists remove their catalogs from Spotify to dissociate from Joe Rogan's Covid-19 discussions

Joni Mitchell removes her music from Spotify in solidarity with Neil Young, references letter where 270 health experts criticize Joe Rogan for discouraging vaccinating children against Covid-19, called mRNA vaccines gene therapy, recommended ivermectin and had mRNA pioneer Dr. Robert Malone as guest

American artist Kid Rock says he will not perform at venues with Covid-19 rules such as vaccination and masking requirements, explains that shows in Buffalo, New York and Toronto among others have already been removed from the tour list for this reason, announcement follows days after his release of the "We the People" single with a Let's Go Brandon chorus and railing against Anthony Fauci, social media and mainstream media

Spotify removes Neil Young's music in accordance with his ultimatum to choose between him and Joe Rogan, says they they take great responsibility in balancing safety for listeners with freedom for creators and that they have removed over 20,000 podcast episodes related to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic

Popular Japanese corn puff snack Umaibo gets the first price rise in its 43-year history, from 9 to 11 cents, the content was reduced by a gram to keep costs down in 2007, approximately 700 million of the sticks are sold annually to mostly chilren and young people

Eric Clapton says Covid-19 vaccines are advertised via subliminal advertising in accordance with Mattias Desmet's theory of mass hypnosis formation as part of the ongoing trend where you will own nothing and you will be happy, criticizes media for perpetuating completely one-way traffic about following orders and obedience, has earlier said that he refuses to perform at music venues that require proof of vaccinations

Jamie Oliver says he employs teams of cultural appropriation specialists to avoid offending anyone, was criticized for his interpretation of West African dish Jollof rice in 2014 and for including the word "jerk" in a non-meat dish wishing to honour Jamaican cooking in 2018

Cruise ship Crystal Symphony that was supposed to dock in Miami instead sails to the Bahamas with hundreds of passengers to avoid order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over USD 4.6 million in unpaid fuel

Neil Young demands his music removed from Spotify as he says the platform allows Joe Rogan to spread false information about Covid-19 vaccines, the Spotify-exclusive Joe Rogan Experience podcast is the world's largest with 11 million listeners per episode and has repeatedly had experts on to discuss different vaccine aspects

Russian chess grandmaster Daniil Dubov forfeits his game against Anish Giri in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament as the Dutch organizers forced him to wear a mask due to having close contact with a Covid-19 positive person, had previously alerted the organizers that he would refuse to play under such circumstances

69-year-old Jimmy James from Stanwick proudly shows off his 1949 Morphy Richards toaster, says he uses it daily and repairs it every 7th year at J H May in Rushden where Luke Reid always manages to fix it, J H May managing director Jonny May says he is happy to continue reparing the toaster but that he worries about how his repair shop where four generations have worked fits in today's throw-away culture

French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin dead at 75 during attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean, the former military paratrooper who 2019 made the crossing in a large barrel recently celebrated his 75th birthday at sea with foie gras and champagne, wrote on Wednesday that there were strong winds and that he was having trouble with his solar power but added that he was in no danger, the exact circumstances of his death are still undetermined

Arnold Schwarzenegger runs a red light and rolls on top of a Toyota Prius with his GMC Yukon SUV, the female Prius driver reportedly bled heavily from her head and was taken to hospital by ambulance

Irish police investigates case where a dead man was brought into a postoffice in Carlow in an attempt to claim his pension, one of the suspects is said to have first visited the post office on his own but was told that the pensioner would have to be present if a payment was to be made, the deceased man whose body was left at the scene when the culprits fled is described as a decent guy who caused no offence to anybody

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh dead at 95, was a lifelong peace activist and is said to have popularized mindfulness in the West, was nominated by Martin Luther King Jr for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize, wrote more than 100 books and founded 11 global practice centers

Artist Meat Loaf dies at 74 with Covid-19, he sold over 100 million albums worldwide and his album Bat Out of Hell is one of the top ten selling albums of all time, he railed against politicians enforcing Covid-19 restrictions and said "if I die, I die, but I won't be controlled"

Manchester United receives complaint about fans using discriminatory language over player's height during game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford, writes email to supporters warning about their conduct

Baby Shark becomes the first YouTube video to reach 10 billion views, the kids' tune was uploaded in 2016 and became the most viewed video on the platform in 2020

19-year-old Brit Emilio Santoro crowned Europe's Elvis tribute champion at the yearly championship held in Birmingham's Metropole Hotel around Elvis' birthday weekend, started imitating the artist at age 4

Monkeys kill at least 250 pups in a month in Indian city of Majalgaon and all pups in neighbouring village of Lavool after dogs killing a baby monkey, the monkeys catch the dogs and throw them from heights, small children and villagers trying to protect dogs also attacked

Kraft reimburses costs up to USD 20 for people making other desserts than cheesecake for christmas, offer made to lessen current cream cheese shortage

TikTok pasta, bacon jam and birria tacos top trending recipes of 2021 according to Google's annual Year in Search

50-year-old Italian man reported to police for wearing a silicone mould over his real arm in hope of getting a Covid vaccination certificate without exposing himself to the substance, the man is reportedly a health worker suspended from his job due to being un-vaccinated, regional government head Albert Cirio calls the attempt unacceptable faced with the sacrifice that the entire community has paid during the pandemic