Michael McIntyre jokes about losing watch in first show since being mugged

Michael McIntyre thanked his “amazingly supportive” fans as he performed his first show since being robbed by two hammer-wielding men. The comedian was targeted by the thieves on mopeds as he waited to pick his children up from school in north London on Monday. At a packed 3Arena in Dublin, the 42-year-old described the mugging, which saw the pair smash the windows of his Range Rover before forcing him to hand over his Rolex watch. McIntyre said: “It was not so much the fast and the furious as stationary and…

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South African fossils rewrite early history of life on land

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fossils of two amphibians that lived within the Antarctic circle 360 million years ago are forcing scientists to rethink the origins of land vertebrates, including where these pioneers first appeared and the climatic conditions that spawned them. Two newly discovered early amphibians Tutusius and Umzantsia that lived about 360 million years ago during the Devonian Period whose partial remains were unearthed at the Waterloo Farm site in South Africa are shown in this artist’s illustration, released June 7, 2018. Courtesy Maggie Newman/Handout via REUTERS Scientists said on…

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England beat Costa Rica in strong World Cup send-off after stunning Rashford goal

Marcus Rashford insisted England have the “highest expectations” going into the World Cup after comfortably winning their final warm-up game. The Manchester United forward scored a stunning 25-yard strike as the team beat Costa Rica 2-0 at a sold-out Elland Road. Danny Welbeck headed in the second goal to seal the victory after manager Gareth Southgate rested a host of players including captain Harry Kane. The friendly was played just 11 days before the Three Lions’ opening World Cup match in Russia against Tunisia. Image: Rashford scored a stunning 25-yard…

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Boris Johnson attacks government’s Brexit negotiation strategy

Boris Johnson has launched a blistering attack on the Government’s Brexit negotiations strategy – and even suggested Donald Trump could do a better job. In outspoken remarks to Tory activists at a private dinner, he said the outcome of the negotiations could fall short of the hopes and demands of Brexiteers like him. He hit out at the attitude of Philip Hammond’s Treasury, dismissing it as “the heart of Remain” and said it was time for Theresa May to be “more combative” with Brussels. He also admitted there could be…

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Trump attacks EU and Canada on trade amid backlash ahead of G7 summit

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group’s 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms. In a bid to rebuild America’s industry, Trump has imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including those from key G7 allies like Canada, Japan and the European Union. Trump has threatened to use national security laws to do the same…

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