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Stunt king to the stars Remy Julienne who was the body double of Roger Moore and Charles Bronson in 50-year career that saw him star in more than 1,400 films dies of Covid, aged 90

One of the world's leading stuntmen, Remy Julienne, who worked on six James Bond films as well as the 1969 classic 'The Italian Job', has died from Covid-19 aged 90, friends and family said on Friday. A veteran of more than 1,400 films and TV commercials as an actor or stunt coordinator, Julienne had been in intensive care in a hospital in his home town of Montargis in central France since early January. 'What was bound to happen has happened. He left us early in the evening . It was predictable, he was on a respirator,' a relative told AFP. Veteran stunt driver Remy Julienne, pictured, has died from Covid-19 aged 90. The legend worked on six James Bond movies and was involved in more than 1,400 movies and TV commercials since the 1960s One of his most memorable stunts - which made his name in the industry - was this jump across and alleyway between two buildings in the Italian Job He also arranged this amazing stunt on the 1981 James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only

Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy U-turns on blaming Trump for MAGA riot and says 'everybody' is responsible as he reveals he called Rep. Marjorie Greene to disagree with her efforts to impeach Biden

House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy has tried to further walk back his comments blaming former President Trump for the violent riot on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters on January 6. In an interview with Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren airing on Sunday, McCarthy claims that 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for inciting the riot. McCarthy had previously stated in a floor speech last week that he believed Trump 'bears responsibility' for the violence that resulted in the death of five people, including a Capitol police officer. In the same interview with Van Susteren, McCarthy also spoke out about efforts to move impeachment articles against newly inaugurated President Biden. The Californian Republican revealed he spoke to freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and told her that he disagreed with her actions. House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy told Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren that he believed 'everybody

How a British couple took in a family of Jews from Austria during the Second World War after a chance encounter on a Vienna riverboat five years earlier

The letter to Gladys Jones arrived without fanfare - and probably without much hope of a reply. It had been sent by a family she’d met just once on a Danube riverboat in Vienna five years earlier.  A little boy’s shoe had threatened to muddy her skirt as he’d knelt up to get a better view, but she’d laughed it off and accepted his father’s invitation for coffee and a slice of Sachertorte (a rich Austrian chocolate cake) by way of apology. On Gladys’s return to England, she’d sent a note thanking him for his hospitality. Then, one imagines, this middle aged wife of a Chester dentist considered the encounter no more than a souvenir of her 1934 holiday. Now, Frank Kessler and his wife Annie had tracked her down to say they and their son Harry, eight, were in mortal danger.  Gladys and William Jones from Chester took in a family of Jews from Czechoslovakia during World War Two after a chance encounter in Vienna led to them being asked for help. Pictured: Gladys and William Jones It was 193

Police probing 'unexplained death' of boy, 11, in Lincolnshire arrest man in his 30s

An investigation has been launched following the 'unexplained death' of an 11-year-old boy.  The young boy was discovered by police in Lincoln, east Midlands, at 10.05pm last night, Lincolnshire Police said.  The force confirmed that a man in his thirties had been arrested in relation to the death.    An investigation has been launched following the death of an 11-year-old boy in Lincoln last night. (Stock image) No further details have been released at this stage.  In a statement Lincolnshire Police said: 'We're currently investigating the unexplained death of an 11-year old boy which was reported to us at 10.05pm last night (22 January) in Lincoln. 'A man in his 30s has been arrested in relation to this incident. More details will follow when available.'  Police investigations are ongoing.  Lincolnshire Police said a man in his 30s had been arrested in relation to the young boy's death

Asia's most wanted man - an accused drug lord dubbed the 'El Chapo of the East' who travelled with a guard of eight Thai kickboxers and once lost $85M at a Macau casino in one night - is arrested after Aussie-led sting

An alleged drug lord dubbed 'Asia's El Chapo' Tse Chi Lop has been arrested in the Netherlands An accused drug lord dubbed 'Asia's El Chapo' has been arrested following a two-year manhunt led by Australian investigators.  Tse Chi Lop, 57, was dragged off a plane in the Netherlands on Friday after Australian Federal Police issued a request for his arrest through international law-enforcement agency Interpol.   The Chinese-born Canadian national is accused of being one of the world's biggest meth dealers whose syndicate known as The Company or Sam Gor - Cantonese for Brother Number 2 - is allegedly responsible for up to 70 per cent of all narcotics entering Australia. Tse is now facing possible extradition to Australia, where he could face trial on charges of drug trafficking.  He allegedly oversees an alliance of five Chinese Triads that distribute everything from heroin and MDMA to ketamine via its 'Golden Triangle' super-labs in Asia.  The United N

Almost half of people in some areas with high populations of ethnic minorities are refusing the coronavirus jab

Nearly half of all people in some areas with a large population of ethnic minorities are refusing the Covid vaccine when offered it due to fears about what it contains. In Birmingham, 50 per cent of those living in areas with high populations of Asian and African-Caribbean people turned down the vaccine when offered it. In Ealing, west London, between 10 and 15 per cent of black people are refusing the vaccine - compared to just 5 per cent of other groups. Meanwhile in Stoke-on-Trent, medics say between 20 and 30 per cent of black and ethnic minority people didn't show up to get their vaccine. In other groups, this figure stood at between 2 and 3 per cent. Fake information about what goes in it or concerns about potential side effects are the main deterrents, local clinical director Lenin Vellaturi claimed. A health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine inside a former nightclub that has been turned into a NHS vaccine centre in St Albans earlier this month SAGE earlier blamed '

Inside ex-prime minister's rundown home: Gough Whitlam's dilapidated former home is put on the market - featuring an overgrown garden, broken cupboards and stained carpets

A dilapidated home once owned by one of Australia's most famous prime ministers has been listed for sale. Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was controversially sacked from office by then-Governor-General John Kerr during Australia's constitutional crisis in 1975.   Mr Whitlam owned an architect-designed four-bedroom home at Cabramatta, in Sydney's south-west, at the time of his historic ousting - known in Australian political circles as 'The Dismissal'.  Mr Whitlam, then the Member for Werriwa, and his wife Margaret bought the property in 1956 and owned throughout the prime ministerial years starting in 1972.  The former home of Australia's most famous prime minister, Gough Whitlam, has fallen into disrepair with cracked cupboards and the original wallpaper now peeling Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam gave Australia free healthcare, free education, Aboriginal land rights and ended conscription before he was sacked in 1975. He is pictured with his late wife 

Unmarked NYPD car has its tires ripped off and interior ransacked after being stolen then found three days later

An unmarked New York Police Department vehicle was stripped of its tires and left on cinder blocks in the South Bronx after being stolen three days earlier.  The Ford Taurus, part of the Bronx Special Victims Unit, had last been seen parked outside of a local grocery store at East 167 and Fox Streets on Tuesday. Detectives were 'pinged' the vehicle's location on Friday, and found the scrapped vehicle outside of a laundromat near the Bronx River, the New York Post reports.  The Ford Taurus, part of the Bronx Special Victims Unit, had last been seen parked outside of a local grocery store at East 167 and Fox Streets on Tuesday Photos show the condition the Taurus was left in, with the car's fender and tires missing and it sitting on the cinder blocks.  The seats had been removed and most of the inside had been destroyed. The steering wheel has been left behind, however.  According to a law enforcement source familiar with the incident, the car has been flat-bedded and is

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in The Hague after being accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ by indigenous leaders over Amazon rainforest

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in The Hague after being accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ by indigenous leaders over the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.   Two top Brazilian indigenous leaders asked the international criminal court to investigate Bolsonaro, accusing him of unprecedented environmental damage, killings and persecution. Chief Raoni Metuktire, leader of the Kayapo people, and Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui, leader of the Paiter Surui tribe, filed the claim at The Hague-based court on Friday, January 22. The news comes as support for Bolsonaro, who has overseen the world's second deadliest coronavirus outbreak, has fallen sharply, a Datafolha poll showed today, as a brutal second wave and a lack of vaccines sours views of his far-right government. Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in the Hauge's international criminal court after he was accused of crimes against humanity by indigenous chiefs  Since Bolsonaro bec