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Magician Roy Horn dies after catching coronavirus

Magician Roy Horn dies after catching coronavirus

Entertainment
Roy Horn, a member of the long-running magic duo Siegfried and Roy, has died aged 75 after contracting coronavirus.Horn and his German compatriot, Siegfried Fischbacher, were known for including white tigers and other animals in their act.They first worked in Las Vegas in 1967, and in 1990 began a run at the Mirage Hotel that lasted nearly 14 years.Horn was forced to stop performing in 2003 after a white tiger attacked him during one of their shows."Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend," Mr Fischbacher said in a statement. "From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world."The German-born pair met while working on a cruise ship - Horn as a steward and Siegf...
Mike Horn and Boerge Ousland: North Pole explorers complete epic trek

Mike Horn and Boerge Ousland: North Pole explorers complete epic trek

Science
Two explorers who trekked hundreds of miles at the North Pole and were running out of food have reached safety after an epic journey across the ice.South African Mike Horn and Norwegian Boerge Ousland covered about 1,800km (1,120 miles) on treacherous drifting ice in the past couple of months.Because of delays, they had been expected to run out of food by Friday.However, they managed to meet up with two Norwegians sent to rescue them despite a local storm.The latest Instagram update on Sunday showed a picture of the four men on their way to the Norwegian polar research ship, the Lance, which was due to pick them up. An earlier entry described how the two pairs had got closer and closer to each ot...
Ex-teacher Horn shocks champion Pacquiao to win WBO title

Ex-teacher Horn shocks champion Pacquiao to win WBO title

Sports
Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stunned champion Manny Pacquiao to win the WBO world welterweight title with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane.The three judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 to the 29-year-old Australian at Lang Park."That's the decision of the judges. I respect that," said 38-year-old Pacquiao.The Filipino, an eight-weight world champion, has now lost four of his past nine fights.Horn, 29, was aggressive from the opening bell, although Pacquiao's left jabs scored points in the early stages.Horn, who has now won 17 and drawn one of his 18 bouts, caused Pacquiao problems during the middle rounds and cut him above both eyes.The veteran fought back with a brilliant counter-attack in the ninth round, only for Horn to win the 10th.Both fighters tired in the fin...