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Video footage has emerged of the virtual home assistant responding to the question: “Alexa what is a chemtrail?”

The robotic voice hits back: “Chemtrails left by aircrafts are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public by government officials.”

And then the device shuts down.

Alexa discusses chemtrail conspiracy theoryMATT LANDMAN

BIZARRE: Alexa discussed the chemtrail conspiracy theory

The creepy video was uploaded to YouTube by Matt Landman on April 8 and it has already racked up 3,000 hits.

And viewers were convinced it is proof the US government is using weather modification to control its citizens.

One comment read: “Wow, it told the truth.”

And another added: “Alexa knows the secrets.”

But Amazon say it was just a mistake that has now been fixed.

A spokesperson told MailOnline: “This was an error and has since been corrected.”

And it appears the company has now changed Alexas response to say: “Chemtrails refer to trails of condensation, or contrails, left by jet engine exhaust when they come into contact with cold air at high altitudes.”

The chemtrail theory is a conspiracy that aims to prove the condensation trails left in the sky by airplanes are deliberately sprayed with harmful chemicals in order to control weather the weather.

Amazon Echo Show Screenshots

Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.

Some even suggest the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) between the US Air Force and Navy, was initiated to research the possibility of using these as weapons.

But it was actually designed and built by BAE Advance Technologies to help analyse the ionosphere and investigate potential for developing enhanced technology.

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Video footage has emerged of the virtual home assistant responding to the question: “Alexa what is a chemtrail?”

The robotic voice hits back: “Chemtrails left by aircrafts are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public by government officials.”

And then the device shuts down.

Alexa discusses chemtrail conspiracy theoryMATT LANDMAN

BIZARRE: Alexa discussed the chemtrail conspiracy theory

The creepy video was uploaded to YouTube by Matt Landman on April 8 and it has already racked up 3,000 hits.

And viewers were convinced it is proof the US government is using weather modification to control its citizens.

One comment read: “Wow, it told the truth.”

And another added: “Alexa knows the secrets.”

But Amazon say it was just a mistake that has now been fixed.

A spokesperson told MailOnline: “This was an error and has since been corrected.”

And it appears the company has now changed Alexas response to say: “Chemtrails refer to trails of condensation, or contrails, left by jet engine exhaust when they come into contact with cold air at high altitudes.”

The chemtrail theory is a conspiracy that aims to prove the condensation trails left in the sky by airplanes are deliberately sprayed with harmful chemicals in order to control weather the weather.

Amazon Echo Show Screenshots

Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.

Some even suggest the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) between the US Air Force and Navy, was initiated to research the possibility of using these as weapons.

But it was actually designed and built by BAE Advance Technologies to help analyse the ionosphere and investigate potential for developing enhanced technology.

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Video footage has emerged of the virtual home assistant responding to the question: “Alexa what is a chemtrail?”

The robotic voice hits back: “Chemtrails left by aircrafts are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public by government officials.”

And then the device shuts down.

Alexa discusses chemtrail conspiracy theoryMATT LANDMAN

BIZARRE: Alexa discussed the chemtrail conspiracy theory

The creepy video was uploaded to YouTube by Matt Landman on April 8 and it has already racked up 3,000 hits.

And viewers were convinced it is proof the US government is using weather modification to control its citizens.

One comment read: “Wow, it told the truth.”

And another added: “Alexa knows the secrets.”

But Amazon say it was just a mistake that has now been fixed.

A spokesperson told MailOnline: “This was an error and has since been corrected.”

And it appears the company has now changed Alexas response to say: “Chemtrails refer to trails of condensation, or contrails, left by jet engine exhaust when they come into contact with cold air at high altitudes.”

The chemtrail theory is a conspiracy that aims to prove the condensation trails left in the sky by airplanes are deliberately sprayed with harmful chemicals in order to control weather the weather.

Amazon Echo Show Screenshots

Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.

Some even suggest the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) between the US Air Force and Navy, was initiated to research the possibility of using these as weapons.

But it was actually designed and built by BAE Advance Technologies to help analyse the ionosphere and investigate potential for developing enhanced technology.

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Overwatch Retribution: Forget skins, read the comic before new PS4, Xbox event startBLIZZARD

Overwatch Retribution: Forget skins, read the comic before new PS4, Xbox event start

Overwatch's newest event is set to go live later today.

Ahead of the new event – Retribution – goes live, though, you might want to refresh your knowledge of the Overwatch Universe.

Luckily, the company has launched a new comic that explains a little bit about the lore behind this new event.

The comic sounds pretty exciting, too – here's the plot according to Blizzard:

Following a large-scale attack on Overwatchs facilities in Oslo, Norway, Blackwatch gets to work gathering intel so the peace-keeping organization can pursue justice. Their findings point to one of Talons high-ranking members but taking him down will prove to be a complicated affair.

Written by Blizzard Entertainments Matt Burns and illustrated by Gray Shuko, “Retribution” is now available for download.

You can grab a copy of the digital comic here.

And if you've missed any of the previous comics, they're all available to download here, too.

Overwatch Retribution Skins 2018

A look at some of the new Overwatch Retribution skins coming to the game

Overwatch players don't have to wait long for the games new Retribution event to get underway, which is scheduled to begin this evening.

However, unlike most Overwatch events, which typically keep new skins under wraps until right at the last minute when the event gets underway, we have had a pretty good look at some of the new skins coming to the game.

In fact, Blizzard can't stop unveiling more and more skins with every day that passes – you can see all of the reveals so far here.

Initially, it was believed that we might only get new skins for Genji, Moira, McCree and Reyes (later known as Reaper), who all appeared in the debut Retribution trailer, showcasing their involvement in a mission against the Talon organization in Venice.

However, in the days since the trailer reveal, we've also got a look at new skins for Hanzo, Doomfist, Sombra and most recently Mei.

Remember, that on top of this (and any more which are unveiled in the next two days) there's also the return of the Uprising skins from last year.

Those will be available at a reduced cost, details of which you'll find further down.

For now, though, take a look at some of the NEW skins coming to the game in the next few days.

OVERWATCH RETRIBUTION – EXPLAINED

The new Overwatch event is codenamed Retribution, but importantly, it now forms part of the games new 'Archives' event.

Archives is the name given to what will presumably become the new seasonal event to replace last year's 'Uprising' event.

Uprising, for those who don't remember, gave fans a heavy dollop of Overwatch lore transporting players back to Tracer's first mission during the Omnic uprising.

This year, Retribution takes players eight years into the past joining the famous Blackwatch as they seek to capture a high-ranking member of the Talon organization.

So in short, Archives, is a yearly attempt at Blizzard to provide a new event based on historic moments in the game's lore.

Here's a bit more about Retribution:

"Fight in the streets of Venice as Genji, Moira, McCree, or Reyes (later known as Reaper) to complete the mission and unlock pieces of the past with over 100 items from last year and 60 new ones—including highlight intros, emotes, sprays, and more," explained a Blizzard blog post.

On top of the above, players will also the original Uprising event mission from last year.

Overwatch Uprising Skins 2018

A look at some of the Uprising 2018 skins, including the returning Epic and Legendary Skins as well as any new skins as they become available.

SO HOW MUCH WILL SKINS COST?

During returning Overwatch events, old skins were available to unlock via the credits system.

As an added bonus, the old skins introduced previously were also available at a slightly cheaper price.

For example, during the second Summer Games event, past skins cost 1,000 credits, instead of the 3,000 credits it usually takes to unlock limited Legendary skins. Whilst new skins were sold at 3,000 credits.

New Summer Games 2017 cosmetic items were valued at 3,000 for Legendary Skins, 750 credits for Epic skins, 225 credits for Rare tier items and 75 credits for common tier items.

That's compared to returning Legendary skins at 1,000 credits, Epic skins for 250 credits and rare tier items for 75 credits and Common tier items for just 25 credits.

We suspect and assume Blizzard will use a similar structure for their new and returning Uprising skins and items.

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Overwatch Retribution: Forget skins, read the comic before new PS4, Xbox event startBLIZZARD

Overwatch Retribution: Forget skins, read the comic before new PS4, Xbox event start

Overwatch's newest event is set to go live later today.

Ahead of the new event – Retribution – goes live, though, you might want to refresh your knowledge of the Overwatch Universe.

Luckily, the company has launched a new comic that explains a little bit about the lore behind this new event.

The comic sounds pretty exciting, too – here's the plot according to Blizzard:

Following a large-scale attack on Overwatchs facilities in Oslo, Norway, Blackwatch gets to work gathering intel so the peace-keeping organization can pursue justice. Their findings point to one of Talons high-ranking members but taking him down will prove to be a complicated affair.

Written by Blizzard Entertainments Matt Burns and illustrated by Gray Shuko, “Retribution” is now available for download.

You can grab a copy of the digital comic here.

And if you've missed any of the previous comics, they're all available to download here, too.

Overwatch Retribution Skins 2018

A look at some of the new Overwatch Retribution skins coming to the game

Overwatch players don't have to wait long for the games new Retribution event to get underway, which is scheduled to begin this evening.

However, unlike most Overwatch events, which typically keep new skins under wraps until right at the last minute when the event gets underway, we have had a pretty good look at some of the new skins coming to the game.

In fact, Blizzard can't stop unveiling more and more skins with every day that passes – you can see all of the reveals so far here.

Initially, it was believed that we might only get new skins for Genji, Moira, McCree and Reyes (later known as Reaper), who all appeared in the debut Retribution trailer, showcasing their involvement in a mission against the Talon organization in Venice.

However, in the days since the trailer reveal, we've also got a look at new skins for Hanzo, Doomfist, Sombra and most recently Mei.

Remember, that on top of this (and any more which are unveiled in the next two days) there's also the return of the Uprising skins from last year.

Those will be available at a reduced cost, details of which you'll find further down.

For now, though, take a look at some of the NEW skins coming to the game in the next few days.

OVERWATCH RETRIBUTION – EXPLAINED

The new Overwatch event is codenamed Retribution, but importantly, it now forms part of the games new 'Archives' event.

Archives is the name given to what will presumably become the new seasonal event to replace last year's 'Uprising' event.

Uprising, for those who don't remember, gave fans a heavy dollop of Overwatch lore transporting players back to Tracer's first mission during the Omnic uprising.

This year, Retribution takes players eight years into the past joining the famous Blackwatch as they seek to capture a high-ranking member of the Talon organization.

So in short, Archives, is a yearly attempt at Blizzard to provide a new event based on historic moments in the game's lore.

Here's a bit more about Retribution:

"Fight in the streets of Venice as Genji, Moira, McCree, or Reyes (later known as Reaper) to complete the mission and unlock pieces of the past with over 100 items from last year and 60 new ones—including highlight intros, emotes, sprays, and more," explained a Blizzard blog post.

On top of the above, players will also the original Uprising event mission from last year.

Overwatch Uprising Skins 2018

A look at some of the Uprising 2018 skins, including the returning Epic and Legendary Skins as well as any new skins as they become available.

SO HOW MUCH WILL SKINS COST?

During returning Overwatch events, old skins were available to unlock via the credits system.

As an added bonus, the old skins introduced previously were also available at a slightly cheaper price.

For example, during the second Summer Games event, past skins cost 1,000 credits, instead of the 3,000 credits it usually takes to unlock limited Legendary skins. Whilst new skins were sold at 3,000 credits.

New Summer Games 2017 cosmetic items were valued at 3,000 for Legendary Skins, 750 credits for Epic skins, 225 credits for Rare tier items and 75 credits for common tier items.

That's compared to returning Legendary skins at 1,000 credits, Epic skins for 250 credits and rare tier items for 75 credits and Common tier items for just 25 credits.

We suspect and assume Blizzard will use a similar structure for their new and returning Uprising skins and items.

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Overwatch Retribution: Forget skins, read the comic before new PS4, Xbox event startBLIZZARD

Overwatch Retribution: Forget skins, read the comic before new PS4, Xbox event start

Overwatch's newest event is set to go live later today.

Ahead of the new event – Retribution – goes live, though, you might want to refresh your knowledge of the Overwatch Universe.

Luckily, the company has launched a new comic that explains a little bit about the lore behind this new event.

The comic sounds pretty exciting, too – here's the plot according to Blizzard:

Following a large-scale attack on Overwatchs facilities in Oslo, Norway, Blackwatch gets to work gathering intel so the peace-keeping organization can pursue justice. Their findings point to one of Talons high-ranking members but taking him down will prove to be a complicated affair.

Written by Blizzard Entertainments Matt Burns and illustrated by Gray Shuko, “Retribution” is now available for download.

You can grab a copy of the digital comic here.

And if you've missed any of the previous comics, they're all available to download here, too.

Overwatch Retribution Skins 2018

A look at some of the new Overwatch Retribution skins coming to the game

Overwatch players don't have to wait long for the games new Retribution event to get underway, which is scheduled to begin this evening.

However, unlike most Overwatch events, which typically keep new skins under wraps until right at the last minute when the event gets underway, we have had a pretty good look at some of the new skins coming to the game.

In fact, Blizzard can't stop unveiling more and more skins with every day that passes – you can see all of the reveals so far here.

Initially, it was believed that we might only get new skins for Genji, Moira, McCree and Reyes (later known as Reaper), who all appeared in the debut Retribution trailer, showcasing their involvement in a mission against the Talon organization in Venice.

However, in the days since the trailer reveal, we've also got a look at new skins for Hanzo, Doomfist, Sombra and most recently Mei.

Remember, that on top of this (and any more which are unveiled in the next two days) there's also the return of the Uprising skins from last year.

Those will be available at a reduced cost, details of which you'll find further down.

For now, though, take a look at some of the NEW skins coming to the game in the next few days.

OVERWATCH RETRIBUTION – EXPLAINED

The new Overwatch event is codenamed Retribution, but importantly, it now forms part of the games new 'Archives' event.

Archives is the name given to what will presumably become the new seasonal event to replace last year's 'Uprising' event.

Uprising, for those who don't remember, gave fans a heavy dollop of Overwatch lore transporting players back to Tracer's first mission during the Omnic uprising.

This year, Retribution takes players eight years into the past joining the famous Blackwatch as they seek to capture a high-ranking member of the Talon organization.

So in short, Archives, is a yearly attempt at Blizzard to provide a new event based on historic moments in the game's lore.

Here's a bit more about Retribution:

"Fight in the streets of Venice as Genji, Moira, McCree, or Reyes (later known as Reaper) to complete the mission and unlock pieces of the past with over 100 items from last year and 60 new ones—including highlight intros, emotes, sprays, and more," explained a Blizzard blog post.

On top of the above, players will also the original Uprising event mission from last year.

Overwatch Uprising Skins 2018

A look at some of the Uprising 2018 skins, including the returning Epic and Legendary Skins as well as any new skins as they become available.

SO HOW MUCH WILL SKINS COST?

During returning Overwatch events, old skins were available to unlock via the credits system.

As an added bonus, the old skins introduced previously were also available at a slightly cheaper price.

For example, during the second Summer Games event, past skins cost 1,000 credits, instead of the 3,000 credits it usually takes to unlock limited Legendary skins. Whilst new skins were sold at 3,000 credits.

New Summer Games 2017 cosmetic items were valued at 3,000 for Legendary Skins, 750 credits for Epic skins, 225 credits for Rare tier items and 75 credits for common tier items.

That's compared to returning Legendary skins at 1,000 credits, Epic skins for 250 credits and rare tier items for 75 credits and Common tier items for just 25 credits.

We suspect and assume Blizzard will use a similar structure for their new and returning Uprising skins and items.

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Omar Sharif was best known for his role as the Arab warrior Sherif Ali in the 1962 cult classic Lawrence of Arabia.

The world looked on as the handsome figure captivated the audience – without uttering a word.

Sharif, known to many as "The Noble", managed to make a huge impression on Hollywood, one that will never be forgotten.

Google said in its description: “Sharif racked up two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for Lawrence of Arabia.

“He also received numerous other awards including a César for the 2003 film, Monsieur Ibrahim, and a UNESCO Einstein medal in 2005, acknowledging his contributions to cultural diversity.

“While acting was his main occupation, Sharif was also an internationally renowned bridge player, writing a syndicated column on the topic for the Chicago Tribune.

“Todays animated Doodle shows Sharif in true dashing form.

Omar Sharif Google DoodleGOOGLE / GETTY

OMAR SHARIF: Google Doodle are celebrating the life of the actor

“Todays animated Doodle shows Sharif in true dashing form”

Google Doodle

Who was Omar Sharif?

Omar Sharif was born Michel Menitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt.

His father, Joseph, was a precious woods merchant who was originally from Lebanon, and his mother, Claire, also from Lebanon, was a noted society hostess.

He had a privileged upbringing, and went on to graduate from Cairo University with a degree in mathematics and physics.

He worked for his fathers business for a while before moving to London to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Sharif decided to take advantage of his good looks and started acting under the name Omar Sharif.

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We celebrate the best of Google's graphic art works.Google celebrates John Harrison's 325th birthday. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at seaGoogle Google celebrates John Harrison's 325th birthday. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at sea

Omar Sharif Google DoodleGOOGLE

GOOGLE DOODLE: Omar Sharif racked up two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination

He soon had a large following of adorning fans, especially after co-starring with Fatema Hamama, a popular Egyptian actress, in his first Egyptian film Siraa Fil-Waadi (The Blazing Sun).

After falling in love with her, he converted to Islam from Catholicism in 1955 so he could marry the beauty.

They had a son together, Tarek, but the couple separated in 1966 and divorced in 1974.

After starring in a number of Egyptian films, it was with Lawrence of Arabia he made his breakthrough into mainstream Hollywood.

In the classic film, Mr Sharif played an Arab warrior, Sherif Ali, who joins the British adventurer T. E. Lawrence, played by Peter OToole.

The film depicted the real life exploits of the adventurer, who fronted a series of battles alongside Turks against Turkish occupiers.

The incredible actor became known for his mysterious, dark and handsome presence on screen.

His first appearance in the film is considered a classic piece of cinema art.

Sherif Ali appears as a tiny speck on the horizon of the desert horizon before slowly approaching riding on a camel.

Omar Sharif in Lawrence of ArabiaGETTY

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: Mr Sharif broke through to mainstream Hollywood

The unique actor would adapt to any role, and was also multilingual.

Lawrence of Arabia would be his first English-language film, and won him two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination as best supporting actor.

After his break-through performance a host of other films followed in the 1960s, including The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Behold a Pale Horse (1964), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965), Genghis Khan (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl (1968), where he starred against Barbra Streisand.

It was as his role in Doctor Zhivago that was considered the most successful point in his career.

The film depicted the war and rebellion in Czarist Russia, where Mr Sharif played the main role of Zhivago.

For his brilliant role he won his third Golden Globe award.

Omar Sharif and Barbra StreisandGETTY

FUNNY GIRL: Sharif starred alongside Barbra Streisand

In an interview with The New York Times in 1955, he said: “Look, I had it good and bad. I did three films that are classics, which is very rate in itself, and they were all made within five years.”

Mr Sharif claimed that international fame came at a costly price.

He said: “It separated me from my wife, from my family… We didnt see each other any more and that was it, the end of our wedding.

“I might have been happier having stayed an Egyptian film star.”

After his role in Doctor Zhivago, his career started to go downhill.

Omar SharifGETTY

OMAR SHARIF: He claimed international fame came at a price

He blamed it on what he called “the cultural revolution” at the end of the 1960s.

This, he said, was when new directors were focusing on “making films about their own societies. There was no more room for a foreigner, so suddenly there were no more parts”.

His later roles, such as The Pink Panther Strikes Again, were deemed “rubbish”.

He said: “I lost my self-respect and dignity. Even my grandchildren were making fun of me.”

Mr Sharif died at the age of 83 in Cairo of a heart attack on July 10, 2015, after being diagnosed with Alzheimers disease earlier int he year.

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Omar Sharif was best known for his role as the Arab warrior Sherif Ali in the 1962 cult classic Lawrence of Arabia.

The world looked on as the handsome figure captivated the audience – without uttering a word.

Sharif, known to many as "The Noble", managed to make a huge impression on Hollywood, one that will never be forgotten.

Google said in its description: “Sharif racked up two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for Lawrence of Arabia.

“He also received numerous other awards including a César for the 2003 film, Monsieur Ibrahim, and a UNESCO Einstein medal in 2005, acknowledging his contributions to cultural diversity.

“While acting was his main occupation, Sharif was also an internationally renowned bridge player, writing a syndicated column on the topic for the Chicago Tribune.

“Todays animated Doodle shows Sharif in true dashing form.

Omar Sharif Google DoodleGOOGLE / GETTY

OMAR SHARIF: Google Doodle are celebrating the life of the actor

“Todays animated Doodle shows Sharif in true dashing form”

Google Doodle

Who was Omar Sharif?

Omar Sharif was born Michel Menitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt.

His father, Joseph, was a precious woods merchant who was originally from Lebanon, and his mother, Claire, also from Lebanon, was a noted society hostess.

He had a privileged upbringing, and went on to graduate from Cairo University with a degree in mathematics and physics.

He worked for his fathers business for a while before moving to London to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Sharif decided to take advantage of his good looks and started acting under the name Omar Sharif.

The best Google Doodles

We celebrate the best of Google's graphic art works.Google celebrates John Harrison's 325th birthday. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at seaGoogle Google celebrates John Harrison's 325th birthday. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at sea

Omar Sharif Google DoodleGOOGLE

GOOGLE DOODLE: Omar Sharif racked up two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination

He soon had a large following of adorning fans, especially after co-starring with Fatema Hamama, a popular Egyptian actress, in his first Egyptian film Siraa Fil-Waadi (The Blazing Sun).

After falling in love with her, he converted to Islam from Catholicism in 1955 so he could marry the beauty.

They had a son together, Tarek, but the couple separated in 1966 and divorced in 1974.

After starring in a number of Egyptian films, it was with Lawrence of Arabia he made his breakthrough into mainstream Hollywood.

In the classic film, Mr Sharif played an Arab warrior, Sherif Ali, who joins the British adventurer T. E. Lawrence, played by Peter OToole.

The film depicted the real life exploits of the adventurer, who fronted a series of battles alongside Turks against Turkish occupiers.

The incredible actor became known for his mysterious, dark and handsome presence on screen.

His first appearance in the film is considered a classic piece of cinema art.

Sherif Ali appears as a tiny speck on the horizon of the desert horizon before slowly approaching riding on a camel.

Omar Sharif in Lawrence of ArabiaGETTY

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: Mr Sharif broke through to mainstream Hollywood

The unique actor would adapt to any role, and was also multilingual.

Lawrence of Arabia would be his first English-language film, and won him two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination as best supporting actor.

After his break-through performance a host of other films followed in the 1960s, including The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Behold a Pale Horse (1964), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965), Genghis Khan (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl (1968), where he starred against Barbra Streisand.

It was as his role in Doctor Zhivago that was considered the most successful point in his career.

The film depicted the war and rebellion in Czarist Russia, where Mr Sharif played the main role of Zhivago.

For his brilliant role he won his third Golden Globe award.

Omar Sharif and Barbra StreisandGETTY

FUNNY GIRL: Sharif starred alongside Barbra Streisand

In an interview with The New York Times in 1955, he said: “Look, I had it good and bad. I did three films that are classics, which is very rate in itself, and they were all made within five years.”

Mr Sharif claimed that international fame came at a costly price.

He said: “It separated me from my wife, from my family… We didnt see each other any more and that was it, the end of our wedding.

“I might have been happier having stayed an Egyptian film star.”

After his role in Doctor Zhivago, his career started to go downhill.

Omar SharifGETTY

OMAR SHARIF: He claimed international fame came at a price

He blamed it on what he called “the cultural revolution” at the end of the 1960s.

This, he said, was when new directors were focusing on “making films about their own societies. There was no more room for a foreigner, so suddenly there were no more parts”.

His later roles, such as The Pink Panther Strikes Again, were deemed “rubbish”.

He said: “I lost my self-respect and dignity. Even my grandchildren were making fun of me.”

Mr Sharif died at the age of 83 in Cairo of a heart attack on July 10, 2015, after being diagnosed with Alzheimers disease earlier int he year.

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Omar Sharif was best known for his role as the Arab warrior Sherif Ali in the 1962 cult classic Lawrence of Arabia.

The world looked on as the handsome figure captivated the audience – without uttering a word.

Sharif, known to many as "The Noble", managed to make a huge impression on Hollywood, one that will never be forgotten.

Google said in its description: “Sharif racked up two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for Lawrence of Arabia.

“He also received numerous other awards including a César for the 2003 film, Monsieur Ibrahim, and a UNESCO Einstein medal in 2005, acknowledging his contributions to cultural diversity.

“While acting was his main occupation, Sharif was also an internationally renowned bridge player, writing a syndicated column on the topic for the Chicago Tribune.

“Todays animated Doodle shows Sharif in true dashing form.

Omar Sharif Google DoodleGOOGLE / GETTY

OMAR SHARIF: Google Doodle are celebrating the life of the actor

“Todays animated Doodle shows Sharif in true dashing form”

Google Doodle

Who was Omar Sharif?

Omar Sharif was born Michel Menitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt.

His father, Joseph, was a precious woods merchant who was originally from Lebanon, and his mother, Claire, also from Lebanon, was a noted society hostess.

He had a privileged upbringing, and went on to graduate from Cairo University with a degree in mathematics and physics.

He worked for his fathers business for a while before moving to London to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Sharif decided to take advantage of his good looks and started acting under the name Omar Sharif.

The best Google Doodles

We celebrate the best of Google's graphic art works.Google celebrates John Harrison's 325th birthday. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at seaGoogle Google celebrates John Harrison's 325th birthday. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at sea

Omar Sharif Google DoodleGOOGLE

GOOGLE DOODLE: Omar Sharif racked up two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination

He soon had a large following of adorning fans, especially after co-starring with Fatema Hamama, a popular Egyptian actress, in his first Egyptian film Siraa Fil-Waadi (The Blazing Sun).

After falling in love with her, he converted to Islam from Catholicism in 1955 so he could marry the beauty.

They had a son together, Tarek, but the couple separated in 1966 and divorced in 1974.

After starring in a number of Egyptian films, it was with Lawrence of Arabia he made his breakthrough into mainstream Hollywood.

In the classic film, Mr Sharif played an Arab warrior, Sherif Ali, who joins the British adventurer T. E. Lawrence, played by Peter OToole.

The film depicted the real life exploits of the adventurer, who fronted a series of battles alongside Turks against Turkish occupiers.

The incredible actor became known for his mysterious, dark and handsome presence on screen.

His first appearance in the film is considered a classic piece of cinema art.

Sherif Ali appears as a tiny speck on the horizon of the desert horizon before slowly approaching riding on a camel.

Omar Sharif in Lawrence of ArabiaGETTY

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: Mr Sharif broke through to mainstream Hollywood

The unique actor would adapt to any role, and was also multilingual.

Lawrence of Arabia would be his first English-language film, and won him two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination as best supporting actor.

After his break-through performance a host of other films followed in the 1960s, including The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Behold a Pale Horse (1964), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965), Genghis Khan (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl (1968), where he starred against Barbra Streisand.

It was as his role in Doctor Zhivago that was considered the most successful point in his career.

The film depicted the war and rebellion in Czarist Russia, where Mr Sharif played the main role of Zhivago.

For his brilliant role he won his third Golden Globe award.

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FUNNY GIRL: Sharif starred alongside Barbra Streisand

In an interview with The New York Times in 1955, he said: “Look, I had it good and bad. I did three films that are classics, which is very rate in itself, and they were all made within five years.”

Mr Sharif claimed that international fame came at a costly price.

He said: “It separated me from my wife, from my family… We didnt see each other any more and that was it, the end of our wedding.

“I might have been happier having stayed an Egyptian film star.”

After his role in Doctor Zhivago, his career started to go downhill.

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OMAR SHARIF: He claimed international fame came at a price

He blamed it on what he called “the cultural revolution” at the end of the 1960s.

This, he said, was when new directors were focusing on “making films about their own societies. There was no more room for a foreigner, so suddenly there were no more parts”.

His later roles, such as The Pink Panther Strikes Again, were deemed “rubbish”.

He said: “I lost my self-respect and dignity. Even my grandchildren were making fun of me.”

Mr Sharif died at the age of 83 in Cairo of a heart attack on July 10, 2015, after being diagnosed with Alzheimers disease earlier int he year.

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A businessman fighting for the "right to be forgotten" on Google has won his "unprecedented" High Court action against the tech giant.

The man, named only as NT2 in court, wanted a past crime he committed to not come up in search results.

Mr Justice Warby delivered a blow to Google by ruling in his favour on Friday.

The judge rejected a similar claim by a second businessman, referred to only as NT1, who had been convicted of a more serious crime.

The claims were apparently the first of their kind in England.

Carter-Ruck, the law firm which acted for both men, described the cases as "unprecedented" and "groundbreaking".

Google contested the two claims, which were heard in separate High Court trials in London.

Both businessmen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were convicted of crimes many years ago.

They argued their convictions were now legally "spent" and they had both been rehabilitated.

Their lawyers said their claims, which were brought under data protection law and for "misuse of private information", were the first of their kind to be made in England.

Mr Justice Warby said the businessmen complained of Google search engine results that provided links to third-party reports about their convictions.

He said their claims were based on the "right to be forgotten", or to have personal information "delisted" by the operators of internet search engines.

Image:Mr Justice Warby ruled in favour of one businessman and against another at the High Court

NT2, who won his case, had been sentenced to six months imprisonment for "conspiracy to carry out surveillance".

His crime related to complaints about 11 "source publications".

Mr Warby said an "appropriate delisting order should be made".

The judge ruled out any damages payment, and told the court: "NT2 has frankly acknowledged his guilt and expressed genuine remorse.

"There is no evidence of any risk of repetition.

"His current business activities are in a field quite different from that in which he was operating at the time."

NT1 was given permission to appeal after losing his case.

The judge said the information related to his crime "retains sufficient relevance today".

He had received a four-year sentence for "conspiracy to account falsely".

Mr Justice Warby told the High Court: "He has not accepted his guilt, has misled the public and this court, and shows no remorse over any of these matters.

"He remains in business, and the information serves the purpose of minimising the risk that he will continue to mislead, as he has in the past."

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The judge explained the men's names could not be reported because otherwise their claims might be "self-defeating".

He added it could draw "additional publicity for the information in question".

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