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Eddie Murphy ‘very moved’ by Hall of Fame honour at NAACP Image Awards

Eddie Murphy ‘very moved’ by Hall of Fame honour at NAACP Image Awards

Entertainment
Eddie Murphy has said he is "very moved" to have been inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, at the organisation's show in honour of works by entertainers and athletes of colour.The actor and comedian, 59, was presented the award by his long-time friend and Coming 2 America co-star Arsenio Hall. Murphy said: "I've been making movies for 40 years now... 40 years. This is the perfect thing to commemorate that and be brought into the hall of fame."Thank you very much. I'm very moved."The hall of fame induction is bestowed on an individual who is viewed as a pioneer in their respective field and whose influence has shaped the "profession for generations to come". ...
Robert Irwin: Steve Irwin’s son wins award for bushfire image

Robert Irwin: Steve Irwin’s son wins award for bushfire image

Entertainment
Robert Irwin/PAA dramatic drone image of a devastating bushfire in Australia, taken by TV environmentalist Steve Irwin's son, has won a major wildlife photo award. A Line of Fire won the Wildlife Photographer of The Year People's Choice Award with 55,486 public votes.Taken near the border of the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York, Queensland, it shows the split between conservation area and charred remains.Robert Irwin, 17, said he was "incredibly excited" to win the award.Getty Images"For me, nature photography is about telling a story to make a difference for the environment and our planet," he said."I feel it is particularly special for this image to be awarded, not only as a profound personal honour but also as a reminder of our effect on the natural world and our responsibility...
Hackers post bloodied image of Trump on US government website

Hackers post bloodied image of Trump on US government website

Technology
A US government-operated website has been hacked by a group claiming to be acting in retaliation for the killing of Iran's top general.Those who clicked on the American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) site on Saturday night were faced with a black page claiming to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran. It showed a picture of President Donald Trump being hit in the face by a fist with blood dripping from his mouth.Underneath it said "Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers" with a claim that the attack was "only a small part" of their ability.Despite this, there is little evidence the defacement was carried out by Iran. Advertisement A spokesperson for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Secu...
Checkerboard of unharvested corn in snowy North Dakota seen in NASA image

Checkerboard of unharvested corn in snowy North Dakota seen in NASA image

Science
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- NASA's Landsat 7 satellite revealed a unique checker board-like pattern across South Dakota this week. The patchwork pattern of brown and white box-like shapes was created by a unique combination of weather and agricultural phenomena. After NASA's satellite captured the image, Daryl Ritchison, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, was one of the first to notice the pattern and surmise the cause. "I'm 100 percent sure it is all corn," Ritchison wrote on Twitter. Ritchson was right. Snow in November and December in North Dakota is common, but rarely is so much corn still in the ground in December. According to some reports, not since 2000 has so much corn been left unharvested so late in the season. Data from the National Agricultural Statistics-North D...