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Stranger Things stars join YouTubers and Jimmy Fallon for Among Us stream

Stranger Things stars join YouTubers and Jimmy Fallon for Among Us stream

Technology
Stranger Things stars Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp were among the names joining US chat show host Jimmy Fallon for a charity stream of Among Us.The event marked Fallon's debut on the game-streaming platform Twitch, where he played the popular whodunnit multiplayer game Among Us. Joining Matarazzo and Schnapp, who play Dustin and Will in Stranger Things, were YouTube stars Sykkuno, who has 2.64 million subscribers, Valkyrae, who has 3.29 million subscribers and Corpse Husband, who boasts 7.42 million subscribers. Members of Fallon's house band The Roots also appeared, including Questlove, Tariq Trotter and Kirk Douglas, as well as a member of the game's development team Victoria Tran.It was all in aid of Feeding America, a charity that supports food banks and soup kitchens in the US w...
‘My mother forced me to join… then they shot me’: The return of Islamic State to Syrian refugee camps

‘My mother forced me to join… then they shot me’: The return of Islamic State to Syrian refugee camps

World
We'd been asked into the clinic of a camp called Al Hol to meet a young woman.Seventeen years old, we were told, and here because she'd been shot. We are protecting her identity and we have changed her name. She asked us to call her Mona.If only we could show you her face. It's one of innocence that was ripped from her when she was just 11. Image: Mona was married at 11 years old Married at 11 years old Advertisement ...
Israel Adesanya out to join Conor McGregor in unique club at UFC 259 but who else has been a champ-champ?

Israel Adesanya out to join Conor McGregor in unique club at UFC 259 but who else has been a champ-champ?

Sports
Israel Adesanya has a tall task on his hands at UFC 259 this weekend. The UFC middleweight champion faces the light-heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz, in the main event looking to become a two-division champion. Adesanya and Blachowicz are two champions vying for the light-heavyweight title The Last Stylebender will probably give way to about 30lbs or so once they’re in the cage so it will be a true test of speed and skill versus power inside that octagon. Only four fighters before Adesanya have managed to win two titles in UFC at the same time. But none of them did it as an unbeaten fighter like Adesanya can. The man is 19-0 and with the ability and height to move all the way up to heavyweight, he just might be the first man to break new ground with three
Cancer survivor to join first all-private spaceflight on SpaceX’s Dragon

Cancer survivor to join first all-private spaceflight on SpaceX’s Dragon

Business
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A physician assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will join the first all-private space mission in a fundraising effort for the Memphis-based charitable facility. The mission, called Inspiration4, is scheduled for launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida as early as October for four private citizens. They plan to orbit the Earth for several days aboard a Crew Dragon capsule built by Elon Musk's SpaceX. Advertisement Hayley Arceneaux, 29, survived bone cancer through treatment at the hospital as a 10-year-old. She's thrilled to fulfill a lifelong dream to see space and to share the experience with others, she said Monday. "Cancer made me who I am today," Arceneaux said. "I have such a joy and zest for life, wanting to experience all that I c...
Thousands join in Jerusalem funerals, flout pandemic rules

Thousands join in Jerusalem funerals, flout pandemic rules

Health
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis have participated in a pair of funerals for two prominent rabbis in Jerusalem, flouting the country’s ban on large public gatherings amid the pandemicBy ILAN BEN ZION Associated PressJanuary 31, 2021, 9:59 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJERUSALEM -- Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis thronged a pair of funerals for two prominent rabbis in Jerusalem on Sunday, flouting the country's ban on large public gatherings during the pandemic.The initial funeral procession, for Rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, who died at age 99, wended its way through the streets of Jerusalem in the latest display of ultra-Orthodox Israelis' refusal to honor coronavirus restrictions.The phenomenon has undermined the country's aggressive vaccination