• Female MMA fighter attacks man who allegedly exposed himself to her on the beach

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  • British father whose entire family were wiped out in Sri Lanka attack tells of his 'catastrophic' loss

    A British father whose entire family were killed in the suspected terror attack in Sri Lanka has paid tribute to his "talented and thoughtful" children and his "brilliant, loving" wife. Ben Nicholson said his wife Anita, 42, son Alex, 14, and daughter Annabel, 11, had been killed as they sat at a table for breakfast in the Shangri-la Hotel in Colombo on Easter Sunday. "Mercifully, all three of them died instantly and with no pain or suffering," Mr Nicholson said. They were on the second floor of the luxury hotel when two suicide bombers walked in and blew themselves up as part of eight co-ordinated attacks which killed 310 people.  Billy Harrop, 56, a retired firefighter, and his wife Sally, originally from ­Manchester, were also killed, while a British teenage brother and sister were also killed in the attack. Ben Nicholson with his son Alex and daughter Annabel Daniel Linsey, 19 and his younger sister Amelie, 15,were having breakfast with their father Matthew at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel. Mr Linsey, 63, an American city fund manager, returned to the family home in central London, on Monday  to be with his British wife Angelina, 51, and his other two sons - aged 12 and 21 - who were not on the holiday.  In a statement released by the Foreign Office, Mr Nicholson said: "I am deeply distressed at the loss of my wife and children. Anita was a wonderful, perfect wife and a brilliant, loving and inspirational mother to our two wonderful children. The holiday we had just enjoyed was a testament to Anita’s enjoyment of travel and providing a rich and colourful life for our family, and especially our children. Read more | Sri Lanka attacks "Alex and Annabel were the most amazing, intelligent, talented and thoughtful children and Anita and I were immensely proud of them both and looking forward to seeing them develop into adulthood. They shared with their mother the priceless ability to light up any room they entered and bring joy to the lives of all they came into contact with." Waisale Serevi, a retired professional rugby player and member of the World Rugby Hall of Fame, told The Telegraph that he and Mr ­Nicholson would coach aspiring young players in Singapore together. Mr Serevi said Alex had dreamed of being a professional player and he had coached him at a rugby camp only weeks ago. Mr Nicholson said he was "deeply distressed" by the loss of his family Mr Serevi said: “Ben is a really nice guy. Alex wanted to be a professional rugby player and he said thank you for the drill, I will use it, and he said I want to play like you, and I said to Alex, nothing is impossible in life, you can do it. “And he was smiling and I hugged him and wished him well and I said all the best to you. Little did I know it was the last time we would meet.” Hospital staff have described the harrowing moments after the bomb blast in which Mr Nicholson wandered the streets and hospitals desperately trying to find his loved ones in the aftermath of the blasts.  "I saw him covered in blood like this, walking up and down just there," Pushpa Zoysa, who is in charge of the emergency triage at the National Hospital in Colombo, told Mail Online. "He just kept asking about his family members." Anita Nicholson was killed along with her two children Credit: Facebook The Nicholson family were based in Singapore and in the country for a family holiday at the time of the attack.  Mr Nicholson is a partner at Kennedys Legal Solutions while his wife was a former legal adviser to the UK Treasury. According to her LinkedIn profile, she was currently managing counsel at the mining and metals company Anglo American. Mr Nicholson also thanked the medical teams at General Hospital, Colombo "for treating Anita, Alex and Annabel with great dignity and me with kindness and sympathy" as well as "the Sri Lankan people I have encountered in Colombo following this catastrophe".   "Anita, Alex and Annabel leave behind a large extended family and many close and cherished friends who are now grieving this tragic loss," he said. "We shall all miss them dearly. We are all grateful for the many expressions of support and good wishes.”

  • Controversial 'Game of Thrones' sex scene gives away a key detail about Arya Stark

    We're two Game of Thrones episodes in, and the story has further advanced towards the event we've all been waiting for. I'm not going to spoil what just happened on HBO's biggest show, or what's about to go down next week, but I will discuss two things from last night's episode, both concerning a certain girl. The following spoilers won't ruin your Game of Thrones experience, although one of them deals directly with an older Game of Thrones fan theory. How old is Arya?Arya finally got some, so to speak, during the second episode, as she hooked up with Gendry in a slightly cringy scene. Unsurprisingly, the internet exploded, as fans were shocked to discover these two characters having sex, especially Arya.But the internet should remember that Arya is about 18 years old in season 8. Gendry, meanwhile, is 23. In real life, Maise Williams is 22, while Joe Dempsie is 31. William talked to Entertainment Weekly about Arya's scene with Gendry, revealing how she learned about that scene and what was required of her: [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] were like: 'You can show as much or as little as you want.' So I kept myself pretty private. I don't think it's important for Arya to flash. This beat isn't really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so…If you're still in shock, maybe you should remember that when Danaerys and Khal Drogo got together in season one, the character was 16 years old, actually three years older than in the book. And Drogo wasn't exactly a tender lover initially. And let's not forget that Sansa was quite young when she was married off.Arya may have joined Game of Thrones when she was young, but she's now a grown woman in real life, playing a teenage serial killer who's experienced quite a lot for someone her age. She was bound to want to experience love and sex as well, and she's doing it on her own accord, and on her own terms.The audience should grow with Arya in that regard.* * * The Waif theoryHowever, the most interesting detail coming out from this sex scene, aside from Gendry telling Arya who he is and teasing that he has a claim to the Iron Throne, is Arya's marks.The huge scars are proof to Gendry that she can fight and kill, and she's ready to deal with life-threatening events and survive. To the audience, they're a reminder of her past. The scars seem to be somewhat in line with Arya's wounds from season 6, when the Waif attempted to kill her:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQYoBvtEPWYArya somehow managed to save herself, survive those injuries, and ultimately kill the Waif:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6l9oS16S1IThat scene inspired a fan theory that said the Waif had actually taken Arya's face after killing the young Stark girl. By having the Waif posing as a Stark, the Faceless Men would have a potentially useful weapon on their hands. That theory seems to have been debunked once and for all last night.The scars might not match Arya's wounds perfectly, and that could be true, because we never got to see her injuries in the first place. We do know the Waif attacked her from the right side, although Arya was wearing plenty of clothes at the time. It's unclear, however, how much the Waif cut towards the right and under Arya's rib cage. Here's a reminder of Arya's recovery process:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X8uQfG_Zb0On the other hand, the fact that Arya got intimate with someone for the first time might also be an indication that nobody is wearing her face. I mean, would a face still stay on while you get that close to someone?