‘Remains of the Day’ author Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm announces British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel “The Remains of the Day” and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has left an indelible stamp on his work, has won the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize. Ishiguro reacts to the news in London.

UK pharmacist jailed for showing ISIS beheading video to child

British pharmacist who showed an Islamic State beheading video to a child claimed the terrorists were ‘not bad people’ as he tried to ‘radicalize’ the youngster, a court heard.

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This London bar is revolutionising ping pong

Wonderball is an interactive ping pong table which adds a digital twist to traditional table tennis.

The hi-tech table uses digital projectors and sensors which track the movements of the ball, allowing many different games to be played on it.

Wonderball can be played by up to 20 people at a time, allowing friends and spectators to join in and play together.

You can find the table in London bar Bounce Ping Pong.

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People launch hundred of lanterns to celebrate mid-autumn in Taiwan

Hundreds of lanterns set for the sky in New Taipei City, Taiwan as part of the Sky Lantern Festival.

The festival is held to mark Mid-Autumn.

Participants hand-write wishes onto the lanterns, most of them are about family and well-being, before launching them into the night sky.

The festival started in 1990 and runs annually. It has been criticised for generating too much plastic waste, but the organisers say trash is cleaned up and recycled.

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Why pink used to be a boy’s colour and blue a girl’s

Business Insider spoke to writer, lecturer, and colour expert Gavin Evans about the reversal of pink and blue on traditional gender roles.

Mr. Evans said; “In the early part of the 20th Century and the late part of the 19th Century, in particular, there were regular comments advising mothers that if you want your boy to grow up masculine, dress him in a masculine colour like pink and if you want your girl to grow up feminine dress her in a feminine colour like blue.”

“This was advice that was very widely dispensed with and there were some reasons for this. Blue in parts of Europe, at least, had long been associated as a feminine colour because of the supposed colour of the Virgin Mary’s outfit.”

“Pink was seen as a kind of boyish version of the masculine colour red. So it gradually started to change however in the mid-20th Century and eventually by about 1950, there was a huge advertising campaign by several advertising agencies pushing pink as an exclusively feminine colour and the change came very quickly at that point.”

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Comedian Lee Nelson hands Theresa May a P45 during conference speech

Theresa May was interrupted during her conference speech by a protestor who handed her a P45 and said: “Boris asked me to give this to you.”

The prime minister’s speech was stopped by comedian Lee Nelson, real name Simon Brodkin, who gave her the piece of paper. She dropped the piece of paper to the floor before the protestor was removed.

Brodkin tweeted “Hi @BorisJohnson, I gave Theresa her P45 just like you asked.” He was arrested after the incident to prevent a breach of the peace, but was later released.

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