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    WEB NEWS - Online tributes to Robin Williams

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    In this edition: Online tributes to Robin Williams; a diner's discount for praying customers sparks lively debate; and a virtual visit through the streets of Pyongyang.

    Emotions are running high on social networks following the death of American actor and comedian Robin Williams at the age of 63. He was found dead in his home on Monday in an apparent suicide. Tributes have been flooding in from web users the world over. 
    Hundreds of thousands of people have posted under the "RIPRobinWilliams" hashtag, expressing their sorrow and voicing their admiration, describing him as a genius. They are also thanking him for all the joy and laughter he brought them through his films over the years. 
    Countless well known faces from the worlds of politics and show business have also taken to Twitter to share their sadness over the death of Robin Williams. The president of the United States, Barack Obama for example and movie stars including Tom Hanks, Ben Stiller and also Morgan Freeman. Celebrities obviously extremely moved by Robin Williams` passing, saying he will never be forgotten. 
    And some web users have tapped into their creative talents to pay their respects to the American actor. Here are some of the pictures doing the rounds online, bidding farewell to Robin Williams.
    Mary`s Gourmet Diner in North Carolina has been offering a 15% discount for customers who pray before they eat. The diner`s owner Mary Haglund has been quietly issuing the 15% “praying in public” discount for the past four years, but has recently come under fire after a customer posted a copy of their lunch bill to Facebook. 
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