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Sir David Attenborough: ‘People thought we were cranks’

Sir David Attenborough: ‘People thought we were cranks’

Entertainment
Ahead of the launch of his most ambitious series yet, broadcaster Sir David Attenborough talks to the BBC about his cult status, a lifetime protecting the planet and finally finding its most elusive animal.This year's Glastonbury Festival was headlined by Stormzy, The Killers, Kylie and The Cure, but the highlight for many was the surprise appearance of a 93-year-old knight of the realm.Sir David Attenborough, who was there to promote his new series Seven Worlds, One Planet, walked out on to the Pyramid Stage to rapturous applause, thanked everybody on Worthy Farm for not drinking out of plastic bottles and urged them to keep looking out for all creatures great and small.Several months on, he admits he finds his growing influence on the environmentally wo...
Pep Guardiola doesn’t like people thinking it is easy for Manchester City when they win following 2-0 Crystal Palace victory

Pep Guardiola doesn’t like people thinking it is easy for Manchester City when they win following 2-0 Crystal Palace victory

Sports
Pep Guardiola was unhappy with the suggestion that what Manchester City do is easy.City won 2-0 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and the result never looked in any doubt. Gabriel Jesus and David Silva scored in the first half to see Guardiola’s side temporarily cut Liverpool’s lead at the top to five points. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola’s side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 The City boss did not like people thinking it is easy for his side when they win. He told talkSPORT: “It is always routine when you win and when you lose against Wolves you are a disaster. “It’s always like this. We are a good team and sometimes the opponents are good, sometimes we have a bad performance but it’s not routine and there’s a lot of work behind it. “You cannot imagine
NIH: Drug reverses liver fat, slows fibrosis in HIV-positive people

NIH: Drug reverses liver fat, slows fibrosis in HIV-positive people

Health
Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The National Institutes of Health said Tuesday that researchers have found a new drug that can reduce liver fat and prevent progression of liver fibrosis in people with HIV. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing cause of serious liver problems in HIV-positive people with 25 percent of HIV-positive people impacted, according to a report released earlier this year. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Cancer Institute, both part of the NIH, conducted the new study with researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat in HIV-positive people, the NIH researchers and MGH colleagues reported, adding the drug also prevents liver fibrosis and scarring. "Many people livi...
IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

World
Islamic State (IS) fighters have fled a Syrian prison and more than 700 foreign IS family members escaped a camp during a Turkish offensive - as the UN said more than 130,000 Kurds have been displaced.The terror group said it was behind a car bombing on Friday in Qamishli, the largest city in Kurdish-held northern Syria, which allowed some of the thousands of IS fighters held in Syria to escape. On Sunday, the Kurdish-led authority said 785 foreigners afiliated with IS escaped the Ain Issa camp after it was shelled by Turkish forces and their allies, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.Their escape came as the UN said more than 130,000 people have been displaced from the region in the four days since Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies started the offensiv...
Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

Technology
About 2,200 people watched a gunman's video of his attack outside a synagogue in Germany before it was removed from video-streaming site Twitch.Twitch, which is owned by retail giant Amazon, said five people had watched the video as it was broadcast live.The footage remained online for 30 minutes after the live stream, during which time more than 2,200 people watched it.Twitch said the video was not promoted in its "recommended" feed."Our investigation suggests that people were co-ordinating and sharing the video via other online messaging services," the company said in a statement.The attack happened in the city of Halle in eastern Germany at about 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Wednesday.The video showed a man making anti-Semitic comments to camera bef...