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    Anti-Greta: Far-right groups trying to turn teenager into climate change-denying version of Greta Thunberg

    A 19-year-old German climate change sceptic who has been described by her supporters as “the antidote to Greta Thunberg”, is gaining support from right-wing organisations, including Germany’s far-right party AfD party, and a think tank with links to The White House.Naomi Seibt began uploading videos to YouTube last year, with titles such as “Climate change – just hot air?”, “Fierce without Feminism”, and “Message to the Media – HOW DARE YOU?”.

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    An exodus of British Muslims is happening right under our noses – and still we’re asking whether Islamophobia exists

    British Muslims – many who have lived here for generations – are packing up their belongings, parting ways with their loved ones, established careers and the country they were born in to move to somewhere safer. In recent years, the rates of hate crimes against religious minorities in the UK has rocketed, and for some, it has just become too dangerous to stay. There is an exodus happening in Britain, and no one has even blinked an eye.Contrary to the mainstream narrative that veiled and bearded people are flooding through our borders, a significant number of Muslims are leaving their homeland because of rising rates of targeted religious hate crimes. Despite this reality, harmful discourse in the media, politics and places of power continues to contribute to an increasingly hostile environment that is driving British Muslims away.

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    Strictly's Aljaz Skorjanec reveals Pasha Kovalev is returning to the dancefloor - details

    Strictly Come Dancing fans can rejoice! Pasha Kovalev will be reuniting with fellow professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec for this year's Here Come The Boys tour. Taking to his Twitter page on Monday to confirm the exciting news, the BBC show's former dancer shared: "So excited to be dancing with my friend Aljaz Skorjanec, Sam Salter, Michael Dameski and the cast of Here Come the Boys 'Kings of Dance!'"WATCH: Strictly Pros Say Goodbye To PashaIn a video shared on the main Twitter page, Aljaz revealed: "Pasha is coming back! Finally, it's been a long year since we've seen Pasha dance on-screen and on-stage. I'm really really excited to be dancing with one of my best friends." The 29-date nationwide tour will kick off on 13 June at Southend's Cliffs Pavilion, continuing across the country before concluding its run at Bournemouth's International Centre on 17 July. The dance spectacular is set to feature elements of "ballroom, Latin, commercial, contemporary, ballet, acro and tap, tap dancers and more."MORE: Strictly's Pasha Kovalev enjoys surprise reunion with this celebrity dance partnerPasha, who welcomed a little girl called Maven with his wife Rachel Riley in December, announced his departure from Strictly in February 2019, leaving fans completely devastated. At the time, the 40-year-old - who joined the Strictly family in 2011 - said in a statement: "After scoring 93 perfect tens, reaching 4 finals lifting 1 glitter ball, it's time for me to find a new challenge and so I've decided to make last year - my final season on Strictly."Aljaz Skorjanec and Pasha Kovalev are reunitingThe star added: "I've had five fantastic years, full of wonderful memories, thanks to the incredible partners, professionals and myriad of behind the scenes teams who all work to make Strictly the amazing production that it is. The biggest thanks go to all the members of the public who've supported me so much over the years - I look forward to seeing you on the Strictly Pro-Tour this spring, and for many future adventures to come!"MORE: Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev take baby Maven to a very special placeIn 2014, Pasha lifted the Glitterball trophy with the late Love Island star Caroline Flack. He has also come in second position with Kimberley Walsh and Chelsee Healey, and has also danced with the likes of Ashley Roberts, Naga Munchetty, Carol Kirkwood and Chizzy Akudolu.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

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    Evening Standard

    Kirk Douglas leaves bulk of $60 million fortune to charity - and 'nothing' to son Michael Douglas

    The late actor Kirk Douglas has reportedly left the bulk of his $61 million fortune to charity.According to The Mirror, the Douglas Foundation will receive $50 million of his estate. It is not clear where the remaining $11 million will go, but Kirk has reportedly left no money to his actor son Michael Douglas, who is estimated to be worth $278 million himself.

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    Associated Press

    Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous bus

    An Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that has become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the “Into the Wild” book and movie. Alaska State Troopers say the five Italians were rescued Saturday from a camp they set up after visiting the dilapidated bus on the Stampede Trail near the interior town of Healy. The hikers were found 13 miles from the trailhead, Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain said.

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    Yahoo News UK

    Priti Patel calls Jeremy Corbyn 'rude' after he heckles her in House of Commons

    The home secretary and Labour leader had a heated row in the chamber.

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    Yahoo News UK

    These are the nine countries where coronavirus has become fatal

    There have been an estimated 2,700 deaths worldwide from the disease so far.