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Burj Khalifa to Display Grand Fireworks

The master developer of the Burj Khalifa explained that safety precautions would be put in place for visitors.

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The World’s tallest building in Dubai, Burj Khalifa, will display a masterpiece of fireworks at New Year’s Eve according to reports.

Lights, lasers and a grand display of fireworks will be showcased on the Burj Khalifa at New Year’s Eve.

The master developer of the Burj Khalifa explained that safety precautions would be put in place for visitors.

He said the area would be deep cleaned and disinfected regularly to ensure public health safety of visitors.

Thermal cameras, contactless payments technology would be put on ground. Coronavirus prevention guidelines according to Dubai authorities would be observed.

The event would be filmed online for observers from around the world to watch from 08:30pm local time on mydubainewyear.com.

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Turkey’s International Amity Short Film Festival

On Friday the International Amity short film festival kicked off their third edition online.

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Friday, reports say Turkey’s International Amity Short Film Festival commenced and would run for three days.

The festival will showcase 48 short films and three feature films for a space of 3 days.

It’s observed this year in honour of the memory of the late poet,Yumus Emre also known as Derviş Yunus.

Where We Came From, Le Syndrome d’Archibald, Dummy Shriek, and Tor were among the first films aired on Friday.

The festival can be accessed at www.dostlukfilmfestivali.com.

News media, Andolu Agency is the global communication partner of the festival alongsidevTurkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry.

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Dave Prowse, Darth Vader actor dies at 85

Original actor of initial star wars trilogy David Prowse, who starred as Darth Vader in 1977, 1980 and 1983 has died in a hospital in the United States.

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The 85 year old had a long history of illnesses while he was alive. He suffered so much for athritis that his ankle and hips had to be replaced.

He first had symptoms of the disease at age 13 but they disappeared and resurfaced in 2000. He was diagnosed with septic arthritis caused by an infection which nearly killed him.

Nine years later, in March 2009, the same year he was said to be in remission Prowse announced that he was suffering prostate cancer.

Prowse said he discovered the virus after getting a PSA test following an advice an acquaintance had given him at a charity event in aid of a prostate cancer charity.

Rumours surfaced in 2014 that Prowse was suffering from Dementia, he denied the claim and said he had memory loss due to old age.

Prowse was said to have died after a brief unspecified illness.

The three time champion weight lifter and actor was born in Bristol, West England in 1935. He notable won the 1962 Commonwealth Games for England.

He played roles that fitted his commanding size like Frankenstein’s monster in a pair of Hammer Studios horror films.

Prowse first auditioned for Vader or the Wookie Chewbacca in “Star Wars” on director George Lucas recommendation. He was fit for the part, physically but not audible.

Due to his  English West Country accent was considered less ideal, and his lines were said by James Earl Jones.

He was Darth Vader for “Star Wars” (1977), “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and “Return of the Jedi” (1983).

As a body builder, he helped other artists prepare for macho roles like Christopher Reeve who was the Man of Steel in hit 1978 film “Superman.”

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Meghan Markle Shares Miscarriage Experience

Royals are known to keep their private life totally out of the public view but Duchess of Sussex revealed an intimate detail about her life in the past months.

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While the world battled COVID-19 since early 2020, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, nursed wounds from a miscarriage in July.

The High-profile British Royal revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage in July in a heartfelt article she published on New York Times.

In the opinion category article published on Wednesday, Prince Harry’s Wife said she felt she was losing her second child as she cared for the first, Archie.

She said she felt a sharp pain immediately she picked up her First child and son and she dropped to the floor. Hours later, she and her husband wept on a hospital bed.

“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” Meghan wrote.

“Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.”

She hopes that her article would help mothers with similar experience find solace and encourage them to talk about it. The couple have supported programs and outreaches that seek to promotes awareness to mental health issues.

According to reports, the Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on the article calling it a “deeply personal matter.” The revelation contrasts with policies for senior members of the Royal family.

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