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Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'

Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'

Technology
Linux founder Linus Torvalds has told the BBC that he is seeking professional help to become more empathetic towards fellow developers, but admits he may have to "fake it until I make it".Mr Torvalds stepped back from his role heading the organisation, following accusations of bullying and rudeness.He admitted to bad behaviour but added that the Linux community also has to look at the way it conducts itself.He told the BBC parts of it had become "a morass of nastiness".Mr Torvalds developed the first version of the Linux operating system while studying at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 1991.He has always had a reputation as someone who provides blunt feedback to engineers, with expletive-laden emails, once describing an I...
'She never left': Detroit mourns Aretha Franklin

'She never left': Detroit mourns Aretha Franklin

Entertainment
Detroit has lost a sister. Their sadness, though, somehow still feels like a celebration. Outside the church where Aretha Franklin's late father preached, there are mothers dancing with their daughters and singing "r-e-s-p-e-c-t".It is contagious.Some of the girls are too young to understand the significance of this moment, but it is clear Aretha Franklin's voice and values will live on in them. 1:35 Video: Listen to the voice of Aretha Franklin ...
'I've never seen anything like this before in my life,' says man who fled Greece fire

'I've never seen anything like this before in my life,' says man who fled Greece fire

World
When fires erupted near his summer home in the coastal Greek town of Mati, Nikos Stavrinidis and his wife ran to the nearest beach, flames and smoke licking at their heels all the way. But when they got to the water's edge, Stavrinidis and his wife were forced to make a desperate choice: Either jump into the water and swim for their lives or risk being consumed by a monster inferno the likes of which the couple had never seen before. They chose to swim, hoping someone would rescue them. "It happened very fast," Stavrinidis told the Associated Press of how the fire swept into his neighborhood. "The fire was in the distance, then sparks from the fire reached us. Then the fire was all around us." He said he and his wife had traveled to their summer home and were preparing for a visit f...
House prices: The areas where homes never cost £1m or more

House prices: The areas where homes never cost £1m or more

Business
Tens of thousands of £1m-plus homes have been sold in the last 10 years - but in 16 areas of England and Wales no property topped the £1m mark.While one-bedroom flats can sell for millions in London, the most luxurious properties in areas from Gateshead to Gloucester cost less than £1m.A delve into Land Registry data by the BBC in May revealed that sales of £1m-plus homes hit a new high last year.Fresh research shows where property has not collected a seven-figure sum. 'We have people retiring to here'Stoke-on-Trent is famously a capital of ceramics but it is not the pottery, but the property, that is attracting some people here.In the window of estate agent Reeds Rains ar...
'I never thought I'd be alive to pay back my huge debt'

'I never thought I'd be alive to pay back my huge debt'

Health
Chris Lynch, 41, was a hard-drinking student when his debts began to build up and his life started to spiral out of control.At one point he was was £35,000 in debt - and that's when anxiety and depression took hold. "I didn't think I'd be alive long enough to pay if off. I could easily have ended up homeless or ending my life," he says.The charity Mental Health UK says Chris's experience is not unusual - up to four million people could be at risk of poor mental health brought on by money problems.In its recent survey of 2,000 people, many reported feeling stressed, anxious, isolated and depressed by financial worries and one in six admitted to having suicidal thoughts because of them.While just under a third of people did n...