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Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Dr Henry Heimlich (left), the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the life-saving technique named for him, poses with Patty Ris (87) who he saved this year from choking on a hamburger, at the Deupree House seniors’ home in Cincinatti, Ohio. Photograph:  Episcopal Retirement Services/Bryan Reynolds/Handout via Reuters
Heimlich manoeuvre inventor dies aged 96
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  • December 18, 2016, 06:23

Henry Heimlich, the medical maverick who came up with a manoeuvre credited with saving thousands of choking victims, died on Saturday at the age of 96(...)

Susan Sarandon: “Hollywood isn’t political. Hollywood is about profit. Photograph: Jake Chessum/New York Times

Dig around a bit and you will find footage from 1974 of Susan Sarandon discussing Richard Nixon on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Unmistakab(...)

The idea of becoming a journalist came from “watching Humphrey Bogart with a trilby on saying things like ‘hold the front page, sister’.” In retrospect he’s amazed at how easy it was.

Michael Parkinson has interviewed over 2,000 people. He recently had reason to review them all when compiling a DVD collection and he’ll be discussing(...)

US president Barack Obama was among  the high-profile guests David Letterman had on his show throughout the years. Recently, a parade of celebrities including Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and George Clooney paid their respects to the talk-show host. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

“You know what I’m going to devote the rest of my life to?” David Letterman said on his last night as the host of Late Show on CBS. “Social media.” Le(...)

Donald Keough: granted citizenship in 2007 in recognition of his generosity to Ireland and Irish causes

Donald Keough, who has died aged 87 in Atlanta, Georgia, was a notable exemplar of the rags-to-riches Irish-American story who became, in the late 20t(...)

Joan Rivers. US talk-show host David Letterman said the force of her comedy was overpowering. Photograph: Jeff Schear/Getty Images

Comedians, friends and fans yesterday paid tribute and mourned the loss of Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharp-tongued, comedy legend who died a week after (...)

Comedian Joan Rivers, who has died aged 81,  arrives for  a presentation of the Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter  collection during New York Fashion Week in 2012. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Files/Reuters.

The comedian Joan Rivers has died, her daughter announced tonight. She was 81.Rivers suffered a cardiac arrest during throat surgery on her vocal cord(...)

Actor Will Smith appears with host Jimmy Fallon on the first edition of NBC’s revamped Tonight Show. Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

A performance by U2 against a shimmering Manhattan sunset on the roof of NBC’s 30 Roc(...)

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