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An accidental celebrity 6,000 miles from home

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Image caption A poster for a chat show featuring Mat Dan

As soon as Mohammed Kareef Daniel Abdullah steps out of his front door in Malaysia’s capital, it doesn’t take long before heads start turning and for his nickname to be shouted.

“People say ‘Look, look it’s Mat Dan!'” his mother says, adding that only some muster the courage to ask for a selfie.

Whether it’s starring in his own primetime travel programme, hosting his breakfast radio show or appearing on billboards advertising tours to Mecca, Mat Dan is big news in Malaysia.

It’s not the usual path for an Englishman born Daniel Tyler.

Growing up in the middle-class town of Cheltenham in the English Cotswolds, Dan’s upbringing was nothing out of the ordinary.

He wasn’t the biggest fan of schoo...

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B&B stays for homeless to be limited to seven days

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A seven-day limit is to be introduced on the use of temporary accommodation for homeless people in Scotland.

The limit on spending time in unsuitable accommodation currently applies to families and pregnant women but will be extended to everyone at risk of homelessness.

Charities have previously warned people were living in bed and breakfast and hostel rooms for more than a year.

The change in regulations will take place from May 2021.

A Scottish government consultation on the change found 97% of respondents backed the move.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said: “We know that people living in these unsuitable environments can for too long often lack cooking or washing facilities, and some have reported that they ...

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Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Splitting Up After 8 Months Of Marriage

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are calling it quits after less than a year of marriage. They married last December.

It’s “what’s best,” a rep for the couple said in a statement.

“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” said the statement. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers.”

Cyrus and Hemsworth will “remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart,” the statement added.

A sad-looking Cyrus, 26, appeared in a Instagram post Saturday clearly not wearing her wedding ring...

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Patti LaBelle gets Philadelphia street named after her

(CNN)Patti LaBelle is being honored with her very own street in her hometown of Philadelphia.

LaBelle appeared at the ceremony Tuesday, where she thanked her supporters and her hometown. The singer reminisced about growing up in the city.
“I was a shy little girl from West Philly. To go from shy Patti to Patti LaBelle Way is incredible,” she told the crowd, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
    She also treated supporters to an impromptu rendition of her hit “Love, Need and Want You.”
      LaBelle’s hits include “Lady Marmalade “You Are My Friend” and “New Attitude.”
      The Grammy Award-winner who has been dubbed “The Godmother of Soul,” most recently appeared on “American Horror Story: Freak Show...
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      Gordon Ramsay and Lil Nas X get in the kitchen to make panini history

      (CNN)Lil Nas X wrote a song called “Panini,” and the grilled sandwich has never been cooler.

      So while he was in London, Lil Nas decided to ask the famous British chef Gordon Ramsay to show him how a good panini gets made.
      “teach me how to make paninis while i’m still london,” he tweeted.
        Ramsay appeared to be delighted by the request.
        “Name the day…,” he replied.
        That’s exactly what the “Old Town Road” rapper did.
        “wednesday!” Lil Nas suggested.
        So it was said. And so it was done. The two met up and pressed this moment into sandwich history.
        “me & @gordonramsay made paninis,” Lil Nas wrote along with two photos of him with Ramsay and their panini.
          He also mentioned with sadness that the “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” star didn’t yell it at him during their cook...
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          How the nation fell in love with Gavin and Stacey

          Image caption The Barry and Essex gangs – back together for another Christmas

          It’s been nearly 10 years since we last said adieu to Gavin and Stacey (and Nessa and Smithy, of course).

          But fans have never given up hope of another reunion and they’ve now been rewarded with the news that a second Christmas special is in the works.

          Show creators James Corden and Ruth Jones – who also play on-off couple Nessa and Smithy – are uniting again to pen the one-off episode.

          The original cast will all return, including Rob Brydon and Larry Lamb.

          So how did the original show capture our hearts (and our funny bones?)

          Gavin and Stacey aired over three series, plus a Christmas special, from 2007 to 2010 on the BBC.

          It told the story of Gavin (Horne), from Essex, and Stacey (Page), from Barr...

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          NI’s ‘oldest married couple’ going strong

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          Media captionThe pair of 100-year-olds are still in love after 76 years

          Nellie Graham is celebrating her 100th birthday and she is in good company.

          Her husband, Joe, marked the same milestone last August.

          The County Antrim pair, who still live independently at their Randalstown bungalow, are thought to be Northern Ireland’s oldest married couple.

          Married on 23 September 1942 in the middle of World War Two, this year marks their 77th wedding anniversary.

          They met at school and have been inseparable ever since.

          Image caption Mr and Mrs Graham share a kiss

          Mrs Graham celebra...

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          Hackers could target the 2020 election. How will newsrooms respond if they release stolen data?

          New York (CNN Business)It’s the last week of the 2020 presidential campaign. Donald Trump, running for his second term, is in a close race with his Democratic challenger. Then, shortly before Election Day, hacked material fromthe Democratic candidate’s campaignis uploaded online.

          It’s a hypothetical scenario — but not one that is out of the question, given what happened in 2016 to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
          To be clear, it’s not illegal for journalists to download and report on stolen documents — given that they were not involved in the original hack or theft — but since 2016, there has been some introspection about the ethics of publishing hacked documents online — particularly when the motive of the hackers is unknown or brazenly aimed at stirring chaos ahead ...
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          Donald Trump just dunked on Nancy Pelosi’s CODEL and yes that is actually the headline

          (CNN)Less than 24 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump that he should reconsider delivering his State of the Union on January 29, the famed counter-puncher struck back. Bigly.

          And then, this dagger: “Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”
          Oh, it is ON.
            (That line is very likely an intentional echo of Pelosi’s Wednesday letter to Trump, in which she said of the President’s State of the Union address: “He can make it from the Oval Office if he wants.”)
            Knowing what we know about T...
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