BREAKING: Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26

Mike Thalassitis \- most famous for taking part in Love Island 2017 – has died. The 26-year-old's body was found in a woodland near his Essex house on Saturday. His manager confirmed the young star's tragic death to the Daily Mail, but the cause is still unknown. Former League One footballer Mike was also known …

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Mike Thalassitis, Former Love Island Star, Dead at 26

Mike Thalassitis, a former reality star who competed on the third season of the British series Love Island, tragically passed away on Friday. He was 26 years old. The BBC reported that Thalassitis’ death was confirmed by his management company, although we have no direct quote from that company ourselves. There has been no announced …

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Snapshots from Soviet Lithuania

Antanas Sutkus/SteidlPioneer. Ignalina, 1964 In a striking 1964 portrait by Antanas Sutkus, a young Lithuanian Pioneer doesn’t smile—despite the fact that it’s September 1, decreed by the Soviet Union’s Central Committee to be the first day of school, a day of celebration. Though the Pioneer is wearing his new uniform and knotted scarf, though schoolchildren …

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Languages are too big for academies to tame

IT IS HARD to imagine now, but once upon a time a prominent writer in English envied the powerful role of an authoritarian French institution. The writer was Jonathan Swift, who in 1712 wrote to the Earl of Oxford that the “daily corruptions” of English were outpacing its “improvements”. The Académie française had been founded …

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