ANAIS Bordier knew she’d been adopted as a baby. What she didn’t know - until she discovered her on YouTube - was that she had a secret twin sister. Here she tells her incredible story... Standing outside the closed door, Anaïs’ heart was thumping. Just a few steps away was somebody who could complete her life. “It was like the biggest blind date,” the 33-year-old brand manager, who lives in London, remembers. “Except I wasn’t preparing to meet a guy. I was getting ready to see my twin sister after 25 years.” Anaïs had always known that she was adopted, born in South Korea to a single mum and brought to Paris when she was three months old. She says: “My parents were amazing, telling me they loved me and that I was meant to be their daughter. That helped me through the tricky moments, like when strangers would ask why I didn’t look like my mum. That’s a hard part of being adopted, you don’t have someone that physically looks like you.” Anaïs’ birth paperwork said … [Read more...] about I discovered I was an identical twin when I was tagged in a YouTube video – we grew up 4k miles apart but are SO alike
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RUSSIA deployed a "decoy army" of inflatable tanks, missiles and fighter jets to "trick the West" amid Ukraine tensions. The superpower's blow-up army was used for nation-wide military exercises. Putin's decoys, which can inflate within minutes, were seen in woods close to the capital city Moscow this week. The army said: “The inflatable equipment is nearly identical to the original thanks to the use of special materials. "It also has the same radiation background so that an enemy does not notice the deception.” Rusbal, the company behind the blow-up forces, said the cost of fooling the enemy is a fraction of buying the real weaponry. Among the armoury is what looks like a MiG-31 and Su-27 fighters under the cover of an anti-aircraft missile system at a mock covert airfield in the forest. A report on the Russian Defence Ministry's TV channel Zvezda said: “Tanks, aviation and air defence systems were moved to Moscow region so that ‘an enemy’ had a chance not only … [Read more...] about Russia deploys ‘decoy army’ of inflatable tanks, missiles & fighter jets to ‘trick the West’ amid Ukraine tensions
MARVEL Studios have sparked more excitement among its hardcore fanbase following the teaser trailer of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Shang-Chi will become the first major superhero movie backed by an American studio to star a predominantly Asian cast, the film aims to break ground for Asian representation on a blockbuster scale. Who is Shang-Chi? Shang-Chi has actually been a character within the Marvel universe dating as far back as 1972, first introduced as a way for Marvel to capitalise on the growing popularity of the popular TV show "Kung Fu". He goes on to become a master of the martial art of kung fu, with the teaser trailer recently dropped showcasing the brutal training regimes he was forced to go through to achieve that title. This makes his decision to leave it all behind for a life of anonymity in San Francisco all the more shocking, though it is there he meets best friend Katy, who is inevitably embroiled in his superhero drama. Who is … [Read more...] about Who is Shang-Chi?
More than 1,400 protesters were arrested in Russia on Wednesday as supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny took part in rallies in dozens of cities across the country. The protesters called for the Kremlin critic's freedom as concerns endure over his deteriorating health after three weeks on a hunger strike. Many of those arrested on Wednesday were seized before the protests had even got underway , including two of Navalny's most prominent associates in Moscow. A woman defies a police officer during a protest in Ulan-Ude, the regional capital of Buryatia, near the Russia-Mongolia border Protests coincide with Putin address The protests took place on the same day that President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address , warning the West not to cross Russia's "red lines" while again making no mention of Navalny nor his plight. In the capital, Navalny spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh and Lyubov Sobol, a top associate of the Kremlin … [Read more...] about Hundreds arrested in protests for hunger-striking Navalny
Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman are reportedly set to join the cast of Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion series. According to Variety , Game of Thrones star Emilia is in final negotiations to join the series in a role that is being kept tightly under wraps. The news follows the publication's revelation on Monday that Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman is in talks to appear in an unspecified role in the upcoming Marvel series. Secret Invasion is one of many Marvel Studios series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is due for release on Disney Plus and was first announced on Disney Investor Day 2020 in December. The new show is thought to adapt the Marvel Comics storyline of the same name which follows a group of shape-shifting aliens known as Skrulls that have embedded themselves within society for many years by impersonating humans. The original comic event revealed that a number of superheroes had secretly been replaced by Skrulls for years. It is … [Read more...] about Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman ‘in talks’ to join Marvel’s Secret Invasion