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‘Why I filmed a man take his final breath'

‘Why I filmed a man take his final breath'

Entertainment
The old man lies in the hospital bed, drawing his last, rattling breath as he fades away from life. The film camera, positioned just next to him, keeps rolling. We see the nurses move him to another room before they gently clean his body. "Nobody wants to die but it's a natural thing, we are biologically determined to die," says documentary maker Steven Eastwood.His film, Island, lays bare the dying process by filming four people with terminal illnesses. "Death is seen as a shameful thing - we think we're a progressive society, but we repress and deny death," Steven says. "We're no better than the Victorians."He was a quiet onlooker during the last year of his subjects'...
Ex-world champion Cavendish to take indefinite break because of illness

Ex-world champion Cavendish to take indefinite break because of illness

Sports
Britain's Mark Cavendish is to take a period of total rest from cycling because of illness.His Dimension Data team said the 33-year-old would be taking an indefinite break "due to the presence of Epstein-Barr virus".Medical tests have shown the 2011 world road race champion has been unwittingly training with EBV - which causes glandular fever - over recent months. "This season I've not felt physically myself," Cavendish said."Despite showing good numbers on the bike I have felt that there's been something not right."I'm glad to now finally have some clarity as to why I haven't been able to perform at my optimum level during this time."Cavendish, whose 30 Tour de France stage wins put him seco...
Elon Musk U-turns on plan to take Tesla private

Elon Musk U-turns on plan to take Tesla private

Technology
Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced he no longer wishes to take his company private. Shares in the car and renewable energy manufacturer soared and then fell after Mr Musk tweeted on 7 August he intended to take the firm off the stock market.His initial move came after the company announced its biggest net loss to date of $ 717.5m (£547.6m) for its second quarter to June.Mr Musk, the firm's CEO and chairman, has faced growing criticism over his management style and whether the firm can deliver the volumes required to meet demand. The value of Tesla's stock has turned him into one of the world's richest men as investors have bet on its technology becoming increasingly valuable as the world switches from fossil fuels to renewables.In a statement made on the Tesla web...
KSI v Logan Paul: YouTube stars take beef into boxing ring

KSI v Logan Paul: YouTube stars take beef into boxing ring

Entertainment
Two of the world's biggest YouTube stars - 25-year-old KSI and 23-year-old Logan Paul - will be taking their fighting talk into the boxing ring on Saturday evening, to settle an ongoing online beef. Former US state wrestler, Logan Paul, who is known mostly for his prank videos online, made his name first on Vine before moving on to YouTube in 2015.He now has over 18 million followers subscribed to his channel and has racked up more than 3.9 billion video views.However, Logan Paul's videos have not always proved popular. Earlier this year he apologised after he was criticised for filming a dead body at a suicide hotspot in Japan. Image: Logan Paul said he has been training six days a week His rival, ...