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Guinness Book of Records co-founder dies

Norris McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records with his identical twin Ross, died in Wiltshire, England, on Tuesday, BBC reported. He was 78.McWhirter suffered a heart attack while......

Bridge Of Spies, Carol dominate BAFTA 2016 nominations

The nominations for the 69th British Academy Film Awards -- or the BAFTAs -- have been announced, and it seems to be a Tom Hanks and Cate Blanchett show all the way! Their films -- Bridge Of......

A story that let Nicole Kidman down

Radically revisiting a little-known dark, conspiratorial suspense drama also called The Stepford Wives, the new film works hard with uneven success to present a horror comedy starring an......

Why these six-decade old shoes were sold for a massive $412,000!

IMAGE: A Christie's employee holds running shoes worn by Sir Roger Bannister when he became the first man in history to run one mile in under 4 minutes, on May 20, 2015 in London. Photograph: Carl......

Who will light the Olympic flame tonight? Bannister or...

With the finish line fast approaching, Roger Bannister has broken away from the pack and is now the bookmakers' clear front runner to light the Olympic cauldron later Friday. British bookmaker......

Bannister carries Olympic torch at site of famous mile

Roger Bannister returned to the Iffley Road Stadium where he ran the first sub four-minute mile in 1954 on Tuesday to begin the 53rd leg of the London Olympic torch relay. The 83-year-old......

Swedish runner Hagg dies at 85

Gunder Hagg, who held the world mile record for nine years until Britain's Roger Bannister broke the four-minute barrier, died at the age of 85, the Swedish news agency TT reported on Sunday.Hagg,......

Mile record anniversary stirs up memories

Fifty years ago in May, 25-year-old British medical student Roger Bannister was acclaimed as the first man to run a sub-four-minute mile.Few sporting feats will ever capture the public imagination......
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The romance of Everest

Every year, in March, a veritable horde of mountaineers gathers in a huge tent city at the base of Everest on its southern flank, in Nepal. They... ...

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