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Reporting Robin Williams's death - the good, the bad and the ugly

The media reaction to the death of Robin Williams is another reminder that when bad things happen to the famous it can have, if only in the short-term, a beneficial public effect.<p>Depression has been the subject of several segments on TV and radio programmes, including talk-in shows, and was also a …

Man sets deadlift World Record, gives short, weird interview

This is amazing, then a little odd.<p>Benedikt Magnússon is an Icelandic strongman who set an astounding deadlift World Record of 1,016 pounds at Europe's Strongest Man 2014. The lift was so great it needed an epic interview after to explain how it happened, and Benni didn't let us down.<p>"The greatest …

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha blends style and mid-ranged specs

Samsung has announced its latest smartphone offering in the form of the Galaxy Alpha. The handset’s focus on a solid, stylish build at the expense of …

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'Doubtfire' daughter shares farewell to Williams: He changed my life

<i>Former child actor Lisa Jakub appeared with Robin Williams in "Mrs. Doubtfire" as his older daughter in 1993. As news of Williams'</i> <i>death spread, Lisa remembered her experience with Williams, explaining on her blog how he helped her when she was kicked out of high school for taking time off to film</i> …

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Trio climb over Pompeii's walls to enact their sexual fantasies in ancient red light district

A French tourist and two Italian women climbed over the gates of Pompeii to enact a sex fantasy in the city’s ancient baths<p>Among the most popular attractions in the ancient city of Pompeii are the colourful frescoes which depict the lurid sexual fantasies of those who lived there 2,000 years …

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Africa's last polar bear dies 'from a broken heart'

Africa's last polar bear has died, seven months after its mate died in Johannesburg zoo<p>Wang, the last polar bear in <b>Africa</b>, has died at Johannesburg Zoo after months of "pining" for his longtime mate who passed away earlier this year, the bear's keepers have said.<p>The 30-year-old polar bear was said …

Best Muni routes for seeing San Francisco

Muni is full of surprises. Some are bad, like the bus that just … never … materializes. But sometimes the surprises are fantastic: a bus ride that takes 15 minutes when you thought it would take 30, a driver who cracks a joke, or finding a new pocket of the city to explore.<p>We wanted to celebrate …

Koko The Gorilla Misses Robin Williams (So Do We, Koko)

When news of Robin Williams' death spread this week, fans and friends of the beloved comedian were unrestrained in their grief. And photographs released by The Gorilla Foundation remind us that Williams' impact on the world was so profound that it wasn't just humans whose lives he changed.<p>In 2001, …