Co-stars, directors and admirers have been remembering Gene Wilder, the beloved actor who has died at the age of 83 after suffering complications linked to Alzheimer's disease. Among those mourning the comedy legend's passing are the actors who played the five lucky Golden Ticket winners in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Julie Dawn Cole, who was just 12 years old when she played spoilt Veruca Salt in the 1971 film, described him as a "father figure" to the cast who was "quiet, gently, funny and patient".
A banker sent a final text to his girlfriend to tell her he loved her just two house before a stranger’s punch killed him. Oliver Dearlove was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning in Blackheath, south east London, while out with friends. Oliver, who lived with his girlfriend of four years, Claire Wheatley, had sent her a text just two hours before the fatal attack to tell her he loved her.
One of the stars of reality TV show "Ice Road Truckers" has been killed in a plane crash in Montana. Darrell Ward, 52, died after the four-seater plane he was travelling in crashed southeast of the city of Missoula. Local sheriff Captain Bill Burt said it appeared the pilot had been trying to land at a small airstrip but "something went drastically wrong".
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By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gene Wilder, whose wild curls and startling blue eyes brought a frantic air to roles in the movies "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," died on Monday at the age of 83, his family said. Wilder, whose best work included collaborations with director-writer Mel Brooks and actor-comedian Richard Pryor, died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, the family said in a statement. Wilder's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said the actor had chosen to keep his illness secret so that children who knew him as Willy Wonka would not equate the whimsical character with an adult disease.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reportedly suggested that a football quarterback of dual heritage - who sat out the US national anthem as part of a Black Lives Matter protest - should "find another country" on Monday (29 August). San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the traditional singing of the national anthem last week during a preseason game against Wisconsin's Green Bay Packers. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour," Kaepernick explained after the game.
A senior German lawmaker, an adviser to the French prime minister and a former deputy head of the Bank of England have proposed that a post-Brexit Britain form a new "continental partnership" with the EU. In a paper published on Monday by the Brussels-based Bruegel think-tank, five experts argue that Britain be given a say in the affairs of a more closely integrated European Union in return for contributing to shared security and budgets as well as accepting a degree of easy immigration for European workers. Both have a stake in economic and political stability in Europe," they wrote.
The filming for Star Wars 8, the untitled sequel to The Force Awakens (known to fans as Space Bear), has been completed but an alleged script leak claim has ruined fans' excitement over Episode VIII of the space-action thriller. An unverified YouTube video claims to have obtained a portion of the script that reveals details about Luke Skywalker and his father Anakin's origin. The YouTube user – Star Wars Theory – has narrated a scene featuring the former Jedi Master, which allegedly belongs to the upcoming movie.
Twins Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who were born joined at the abdomen and shared part of the intestine, are set to start school in September. The twins' mother Angela expresses her pride at seeing her girls' ready to start the next chapter of their lives. The Formosa family are supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s Back to School Campaign.
Japanese carrier ANA Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it could take as long as three years to replace faulty turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce engines powering its Boeing 787s. ANA said last week that under certain flight conditions some of its 50 Dreamliners have been affected by vibrations caused by cracked turbine blades in the rear sections of the engines, forcing three flights since February to return to airports in Japan. Rolls-Royce was not immediately available for comment.
Beyonce has taken top honours at MTV's Video Music Awards in New York - while rapper Drake got tongues wagging by professing his "love" for Rihanna. Beyonce took home video of the year and best female video - and also delivered a show-stopping 16-minute performance of tracks from her hit album Lemonade. After winning video of the year, Beyonce thanked her daughter and "incredible" husband Jay Z for their support.
Current transatlantic trade talks should be halted and a new set started, France's trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to calls from within Germany for an end to the negotiations. Matthias Fekl said he would request a halt to negotiations with the United States over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on behalf of France at next month's meeting of European Union trade ministers in Bratislava. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday that TTIP negotiations had effectively failed after Europe refused to accept some U.S. demands.
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Twins Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who were born joined at the abdomen and shared part of an intestine, are ready to start a new journey of their lives in September. The sisters are all set to go to school four years after separation surgery. When they were born in 2012 at University College hospital in London their parents Angela and Daniel Formosa were told the conjoined girls had only a slim chance of survival.
When Nottingham Forest's promising winger Oliver Burke received the ball in an apparently hopeless position with his back to goal near the byline at the City Ground on Saturday, few could have predicted what was about to unfold. Burke has been touted as one of Britain's most promising talents with a powerful, pacey technique similar to Gareth Bale's. Born in Scotland, Burke spent 11 years at Forest's academy, making his debut two years ago.
Uber's rival in the United Arab Emirates, Careem, also said it had suspended ride-sharing services in the UAE capital, in a post on its Twitter account
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc was sued on Monday by buyers of its drugs, who accused the Canadian company of racketeering by forcing them to pay exorbitant prices. The proposed class-action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on behalf of unionized New York City police detectives and hotel workers, regarding Valeant's ties to the now defunct speciality pharmacy Philidor RX Services LLC. The plaintiffs accused Valeant of violating the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and seeks compensatory and triple damages for U.S. health plans and others that bought its drugs from January 2013 to October 2015. Valeant did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Global accountant Deloitte has called on Britain's government not to clamp down on skilled migrants following Brexit, saying it could backfire on the economy. Britain's vote in June on to leave the European Union means many banks and other financial firms will need advice from firms like Deloitte on whether to relocate business to the continent. David Sproul, Deloitte UK's senior partner and chief executive, said Brexit also brings new challenges.
Twelve soldiers, including a young lieutenant, were killed in a clash with Islamic State-linked rebels on a remote southern island in the Philippines, an army spokesman said on Monday as the army offensive entered its fifth day. Major Filemon Tan said five soldiers were also wounded in an 1-1/2 hour firefight in the jungles of Patikul town on Jolo island as troops pursued a large formation of the small but brutal Abu Sayyaf group. More than 20 Abu Sayyaf rebels had died since Thursday when the military launched an air-and-ground offensive in Patikul, an Abu Sayyaf stronghold, after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered troops to "destroy" the militant group.
John Knight, Statoil's executive vice-president for global strategy and business development, told Reuters on the sidelines of the ONS oil conference in Stavanger, Norway on Monday: ** "Absolutely, I think there are loads of deals out there," he said when asked whether he expects more deals coming up ** Says: "If you look at the acquisition and divestment markets for upstream oil and gas on a global basis over the last five years, they have been falling to all-time lows... but there are a number of active spots, one of those is in certain parts of North American shale and you've seen us divesting some parts there to take advantage of that. Then we bought three partners out of Utgard at a very competitive pricing, reflecting the bottom of the cycle... Those two deals help with getting operational control and with fundamental efficiency in this low-price environment" ** The other two deals (Buying a stake in Lundin and exploration licence from Petrobras) are for the longer term.
Twitter reactions to the death of American actor, Gene Wilder. The Hollywood actor, known for roles in comedy classics such as Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, has been hailed as one of the "great talents" of his generation. Wilder's nephew said he died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease, the Associated Press reported.
Doug Parker, COO of nuTonomy, the developer of the software for driverless taxis, pictured alongside one of the vehicles during an interview with AFP reporter in Singapore on August 29, 2016
Japanese firm Takata has been hammered by a defect in its airbag inflators linked to at least 15 deaths and scores of injuries globally
By Marta Nogueira and Stephen Eisenhammer BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The deadly collapse of a tailings dam last November at the Samarco mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton, was caused by drainage and design flaws, a report into Brazil's worst-ever environmental disaster showed on Monday. Norbert Morgenstern, a geotechnical engineering professor who headed the investigation, repeatedly told reporters he could not answer their questions when quizzed on whether there was negligence or malpractice on the part of the companies involved. A separate police investigation has accused Samarco of wilful misconduct, saying the company ignored clear signs the dam was at risk of collapsing.
A rise in consumer spending helped the UK economy power ahead in the months running up to the EU referendum, but most economists expect growth to slow towards the end of the year as the Brexit vote begins to hurts business confidence. The Office for National Statistics confirmed a previous estimate that gross domestic product picked up to 0.6% in the second quarter of the year from 0.4% in the first quarter.
British no. 4 Kyle Edmund has stunned Richard Gasquet at the US Open after easing to a straight sets victory over the Frenchman in the opening round. Edmund, ranked 84th in the world, was making his first appearance in the final grand slam of the year but provided a scintillating performance against the no. 13 seed, easing to a 6-2 6-2 6-3 win. In roasting conditions at Flushing Meadows, the Briton barely broke a sweat as he maintained control in the second, breaking Gasquet to love as he sealed a comprehensive win to take one step into the second round.