Today in History for August 25th

Highlights of this day in history: Paris liberated during World War II; A first swim across the English Channel; Actor Sean Connery, composer Leonard Bernstein, and musician Elvis Costello born; Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ released. (Aug. 25)

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English city celebrates hometown hero Ed Sheeran | AFP

Friends from Ed Sheeran’s childhood and people who knew him at the start of his career describe the ‘big presence’ and ‘incredible work ethic’ he showed as a young performer on the rise, as his birth town exhibits memorabilia and personal items belonging to the singer-songwriter ahead of a series of homecoming concerts.

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‘When will you die?’ Hong Kong leader grilled at press conference | AFP

When Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam appeared before the press on Tuesday, she appeared to be expecting to deliver a brief statement and move on. Instead she faced a media onslaught. No sooner were her prepared remarks finished than the full-frontal assault — in both Cantonese and English — began.

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Rugby star scores on 1st NFL carry

Former English rugby star Christian Wade is giving the NFL a try with the Buffalo Bills. He scored on a 65-yard touchdown run on his first carry to help seal a 24-16 preseason-opening win over the Colts. (Aug. 9)

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Beatles fans celebrate 50 years of Abbey Road photo | AFP

Fans of the Beatles gather to cross the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing and sing Beatles songs, on the 50th anniversary of the the iconic photo of the English band.

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Ale-lujah! UK monks first in country to brew Trappist beer | AFP

Faced with declining revenues from their dairy farm, monks in the English county of Leicestershire have turned to brewing to finance their monastery and charitable works, becoming the first brewery in the country to gain the official seal of approval from the Trappist order.

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RAF, firefighters scramble to prevent English dam collapse | AFP

British Royal Air Force (RAF) helicopters lower bags of aggregate into the damaged part of a reservoir dam wall on the verge of collapse, as firefighters pump out water. The Toddbrook Reservoir dam is feared to be on the verge of caving in following heavy rain, threatening the lives and homes of residents in the central English town of Whaley Bridge who have been evacuated.

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Accused Mar-a-Lago intruder can be her own lawyer

A Chinese woman charged with illegally entering President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort will be allowed to act as her own attorney, a judge ruled Tuesday. Yujing Zhang was found to be competent. She struggled with legal concepts and English. (June 12)

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Trump unveils new ‘modern’ immigration plan

President Donald Trump unveiled his new immigration plan Thursday that would give preferential treatment to high-skilled, “totally brilliant” immigrants. It would also require immigrants to speak English and pass a civics exam prior to admission. (May 16)

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