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Beatles fans mark 50th anniversary of iconic Abbey Road album cover

Beatles fans mark 50th anniversary of iconic Abbey Road album cover

Entertainment
By Gemma Peplow, entertainment reporter Beatlemania has returned to Abbey Road, 50 years on from the camera clicking on the image that would go on to become one of the most famous album covers ever created.Tribute act Fab Gear followed in the footsteps of their heroes Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison to re-enact the iconic zebra crossing photograph as about 2,500 fans cheered them on. Image: Phill Marshall Agourakis performs as John Lennon in Beatles tribute band Fab Gear Pic: Dominic Hughes Traffic stopped, musicians played and sang their favourite Beatles hits - and there was even a proposal of marriage from one of the Fab Four. ...
Queen says ‘thank you’ as world leaders mark D-Day

Queen says ‘thank you’ as world leaders mark D-Day

World
The Queen has paid tribute to the "heroism" of D-Day troops, marking 75 years since the Normandy landings that changed the course of the Second World War.Special events took place throughout the day to commemorate the historic military offensive. The Red Arrows, an RAF Voyager and Typhoons flew over Portsmouth as the Queen and world leaders looked on.They were joined by about 300 veterans and thousands members of the public, who turned out to remember those who sacrificed their lives on 6 June 1944. ...
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘survives’ leadership vote

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘survives’ leadership vote

Technology
An attempt to make Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg step down as the company's chairman has failed.At the company's annual general meeting on Thursday, shareholders had the opportunity to vote on Mr Zuckerberg's leadership.Mr Zuckerberg is both Facebook's chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors.He controls about 60% of the voting power and would only have lost if he voted against himself.Some investors have called for him to step down as chairman as they believe this would help him focus on running the company.One of those investors is Trillium Asset Management, which owns Facebook shares worth about $ 7m (£5.5m). "If he can focus on being the CEO, and let somebody else focus on being independent board chair, that would be a much better
Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

Technology
Mark Zuckerberg says regulators and governments should play a more active role in controlling internet content.In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Facebook's chief says the responsibility for monitoring harmful content is too great for firms alone.He calls for new laws in four areas: "Harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability."It comes two weeks after a gunman used the site to livestream his attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand."Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree," Mr Zuckerberg writes, adding that Facebook was "creating an independent body so people can appeal our decisions" about what is posted and what is taken down.He also describes a ne...