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Ellie Jones

A woman born with a rare condition which stopped her jawbones growing properly has had her life transformed by pioneering surgery.

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George Coppen

A disabled teenager with dwarfism who had his benefits cut has won a legal battle against the Government to have the decision overturned.

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Liu Fenghe

A man portrayed in Chinese media as a hero for caring for his girlfriend while she was in an eight-month coma has been accused by her of being responsible for her injuries.

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Lottery

UK lottery operator Camelot has received a 'valid claim' for a record £33m Lotto jackpot prize, it says.

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Lottery

A woman has come forward to claim the £33m National Lottery jackpot - but said the ticket had been washed in a pair of jeans.

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Friends Reunited

Friends Reunited - one of the UK's first social networks - has announced it will soon close.

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Twitter

Social network Twitter is offline for many users, with web visitors being greeted by an error page.

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher has hit out at social media trolls who have criticised her appearance in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

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Steve Harvey

Not only was Steve Harvey offered to host the next Miss Universe pageant, according to sources he’s been offered a multi-year contract.

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Woman talks incredible transformation after amazing facial surgery

A woman born with a rare condition which stopped her jawbones growing properly has had her life transformed by pioneering surgery.

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Disabled 4ft teenager takes on the DWP and wins

A disabled teenager with dwarfism who had his benefits cut has won a legal battle against the Government to have the decision overturned.

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Woman wakes from coma to accuse 'hero' boyfriend

A man portrayed in Chinese media as a hero for caring for his girlfriend while she was in an eight-month coma has been accused by her of being responsible for her injuries.

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'Valid claim' for £33m Lotto jackpot

UK lottery operator Camelot has received a 'valid claim' for a record £33m Lotto jackpot prize, it says.

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£33m ticket 'washed in jeans', says potential jackpot winner in Worcester

A woman has come forward to claim the £33m National Lottery jackpot - but said the ticket had been washed in a pair of jeans.

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Friends Reunited website to close down

Friends Reunited - one of the UK's first social networks - has announced it will soon close.

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Twitter network down for many users after technical fault

Social network Twitter is offline for many users, with web visitors being greeted by an error page.

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Carrie Fisher blasts Star Wars body shamers on Twitter

Carrie Fisher has hit out at social media trolls who have criticised her appearance in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

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Steve Harvey offered multi-year deal to host Miss Universe pageant

Not only was Steve Harvey offered to host the next Miss Universe pageant, according to sources he’s been offered a multi-year contract.

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Primark customer finds letter 'from Chinese torture victim' in pair of socks

Another Primark shopper has found a letter claiming to be from a Chinese torture victim in a pair of budget socks.

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Anthropologist uses science to draw the most realistic Jesus ever

According to medieval artist/scientist, Richard Neave, Jesus is not the white, long-haired, skinny face you've been seeing throughout your entire life.

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Gran dies after 'rat bit her in council-run care home'

A gran died weeks after allegedly being bitten more than 50 times by a rat at her council-run care home.

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Suspected burglar dies in chimney after fire lit

A suspected burglar who tried to enter a house through the chimney has died after the homeowner lit a fire without realising the man was inside.

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Experts confident secret chamber in King Tut's tomb belongs to Nefertiti

Experts say they're '90 percent' sure they've uncovered a chamber in King Tut's tomb containing the final resting place of Nefertiti.

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Katie Hopkins issues withering response to Brunel walkout students

Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has issued a cutting retort to the students who walked out in protest at her involvement in a university debate.

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Wife's revenge on cheating husband: She sells house while he's away

A wife gained revenge on her cheating partner - by flogging the house while he was away on a business trip.

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Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV positive

Hollywood star Charlie Sheen has confirmed he is living with HIV in a US television interview.

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Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor and Bollywood veteran, dies

Actor Saeed Jaffrey, a veteran of dozens of Bollywood and international films, has died at the age of 86.

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Accomplish great things at any age

Many of us think that to be successful, you have to be at the right place, the right circumstance and the right age.

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UK weather: Storm Abigail to bring winds of 70mph

Storm Abigail – Britain’s first named storm – could hit the country on Sunday evening, whipping up waves, bringing winds of up to 70mph and forcing bonfire revellers to abandon their plans.

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UK weather: Hottest ever November predicted

The country could be in for the hottest start to November in history, forecasters say.

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12 reasons why it’s totally okay to be a cat person

More than two and you’re classed as ‘that crazy cat lady’. But actually, here’s why it’s totally okay to be a cat person.

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Kitten survives week-long drive in car engine

A kitten has survived being driven around in a car engine for a week.

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Right to 30-day refund becomes law

New consumer protection measures - including longer refund rights - have come into force under the Consumer Rights Act.

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Skype service taken offline by network problems

A problem with Skype's status system has meant many people are currently unable to use the service.

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David Cameron in lewd act with pig claim

David Cameron once put a 'private part of his anatomy' into a dead pig's mouth during a bizarre initiation ritual, it has been claimed.

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Doomsday believers are clearing out shops ready for the end on September 28

In case you haven't noticed, a lot of people on the internet believe that the world is going to end this month - on the 28th.

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Three misleading posts about refugees that you need to stop sharing

You’ve probably seen these memes before - but you most likely don’t know the truth behind the pictures. These are 3 Facebook memes about the refugee situation that are complete misleading.

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Microsoft is quietly downloading Windows 10 onto your PC 'just in case'

Windows users who have opted-in for automatic updates on their Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machines might be in for a nasty surprise.

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Our universe may be a Matrix-like computer game designed by aliens

Everything you have ever done or will do could simply be the product of a highly-advanced computer code.

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Man finds cockroach and it's babies living in his ear

A man who went to the doctors complaining of earache was horrified to discover he had a family of cockroaches living in his ear.

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Humans are 'evolving a new way of walking' due to phone use

Anyone who has ever walked down a busy British street will be familiar with the sight of mobile phone users bent over their devices whilst they text.

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Cecil the lion: US dentist blamed for Zimbabwe killing

Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the man who paid $50,000 (£32,000) to kill the country's most famous lion was an American dentist.

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Tesco to ban Ribena and Capri-Sun products

Tesco has announced plans to axe sugary drinks, which would see some best-selling products by Ribena and Capri-Sun disappearing from shelves.

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Are Rihanna and Lewis Hamilton dating?

Rihanna and Lewis Hamilton are said to be dating as their reported romance continues to blossom.

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Adam Deacon found guilty of harassing director Noel Clarke

Adam Deacon has been found guilty of harassing director and former mentor Noel Clarke.

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Greek crisis: single mum living on just £7 a week

The Greek crisis has left a woman and her two children living on just 10 euros a week.

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Confederate flag: Bubba Watson to paint over Dukes of Hazzard car

US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, as part of a growing backlash against the rebel symbol from the US Civil War.

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'Vicious' fox traps eight people in sports club

A 'vicious' fox trapped eight people inside a sports club for three hours as it stalked them from the car park.

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Saudi prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has said he will donate his entire $32bn (£20bn; €29bn) fortune to charity.

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Man dies after waiter serves him detergent instead of wine

A man has died after he asked for a glass of white wine in a cafe and was accidentally served dishwasher detergent.

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Man captures photo of raccoon riding an alligator

A man walking in a national forest in central Florida has captured a rare image of a raccoon appearing to ride on the back of an alligator.

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UK ticket scoops £93m on EuroMillions

A EuroMillions ticket bought in the UK has won a £93m jackpot, lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.

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Lenny Henry 'chuffed' at knighthood

Comedian and actor Lenny Henry is to become Sir Lenny after confirming that he will receive a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours.

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'God doesn't hate you, he doesn't like what you do'

A Christian nursery worker who was sacked for telling a lesbian colleague that 'homosexuality is a sin' has won a discrimination claim against her employer.

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Babylon actor Adam Deacon sectioned under Mental Health Act

The actor Adam Deacon, best known for his roles in the film Kidulthood and Channel 4 police drama Babylon, has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, a court has heard.

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Chimps have mental skills to cook: study shows

They're not likely to start barbecuing in the rainforest, but chimpanzees can understand the concept of cooking...

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Hello Kitty and Minnie Mouse brawl in Times Square

Hello Kitty and Minnie Mouse have been arrested after a fight in New York's Times Square - the latest fracas involving the costumed characters who pose for photos with tourists.

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How one couple’s wedding photos became an internet meme

Adam Harris was initially amused when his wedding pictures went viral. But then the meme turned dark. He writes about his experience...

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Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek's Lt Uhura, suffers stroke

Nichelle Nichols, best known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura in TV's Star Trek, has suffered a stroke.

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Woman dies in basement after receiving illegal butt injections

A Maryland woman who adored bootylicious Beyonce and Nicki Minaj died after receiving butt injections in a Queens basement by a quack doctor who fled the scene.

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Dinner lady 'sacked' for giving free lunches

A mother of two has claimed she was sacked from her job at primary school for giving free lunches to children without money.

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Betting company 'refuse to pay' after student wins £1,000 from 50p bet

A student who won £1,000 from a 50p bet on Roger Federer has been denied the winnings after the betting firm refused to pay out.

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Lion kills tourist through open car window

An American woman has been killed by a lion as she sat in a car with the windows wound down.

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Boy, 5, left at safari park after school trip

An investigation has been launched into how a five-year-old boy was left behind at a safari park after a school day trip.

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Foul play: Passing plane dumps poo on sweet 16 birthday party

A teenage girl's sweet 16th birthday turned sour when a plane dropped masses of POO over her backyard.

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Terry Sue-Patt found dead: Grange Hill's Benny Green dies aged 50

Grange Hill star Terry Sue-Patt has been found dead at the age of 50.

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The mother who 'outed' her daughter's Facebook lie

Millions have watched an American mother who discovered that her 13-year-old daughter was pretending to be 19 online, and publicly 'outed' her in an angry Facebook video.

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Mum forced to catch her bowel when C-section scar ripped

A new mother was left in agony and shock after being forced to catch her own bowel and intestines when a caesarian scar tore open.

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'Don't leave your money to your children' says Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry has said it is ‘right’ for rich parents to cut their children out of inheritance so they can learn to ‘stick up for themselves’.

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Man 'with 17 girlfriends' arrested for fraud

The man from Hunan province made headlines last month when all 17 women discovered each other when they rushed to his hospital bedside.

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Five-year-old boy buys homeless man dinner and then sings to him

A five-year-old boy moved restaurant diners to tears after asking his mother to buy a homeless man dinner before singing to him.

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Woman 'buried alive' by bear so it could eat her later

A woman is lucky to be alive after a bear attacked her before partially burying her to eat later on.

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Social media outrage as Cambodian TV prank backfires

A Mother's Day prank on Cambodian TV has backfired on social media, with the producers accused of cruelty to a teenage girl.

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Man sneezes out sucker from toy dart stuck up his nose for 44 years

A man who regularly suffered a blocked nose sneezed out the cause - the sucker of a toy dart stuck up his nostril for 44 years.

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Murdered By My Boyfriend: Georgina Campbell wins Best Actress Bafta

Georgina Campbell and Jason Watkins have taken home the big prizes at Sunday night's Bafta TV Awards for Murdered By My Boyfriend and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies respectively.

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New spider silk net could catch falling plane

Researchers say a new type of spider silk could be used to create nets capable of catching falling aircraft.

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Legalise child pornography, says Polish Presidential candidate

Polish presidential candidate Janusz Korwin-Mikke explains his plans to scrap all benefits, legalise child pornography and stop women from voting, as Poland votes for a new president

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Britain will be hotter than Malta in the next few days

A blast of hot air from the continent is set to bring the warmest weather of the year so far, with temperatures nudging as high as 27C.

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Chihuahua killed by flock of seagulls in Devon

A Chihuahua dog had been killed by a flock of seagulls in Devon, its owner has revealed.

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Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar

Archaeologists in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd.

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Olympian Bryan Clay removes daughter's loose tooth with javelin

2008 Olympic javelin champion, Brian Clay put his throwing ability to using it to remove his daughter's loose tooth.

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Chinese female lifeguards groped by men pretending to drown

An all-female lifeguard team in China has reportedly been plagued by men pretending to drown so they can be rescued by the women.

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Student spit and put window cleaner in roommates' food

Police say a University of South Carolina student has been arrested after her roommates set up a camera and caught her spitting and putting window cleaner in their food.

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Ohio killer caught after more than 50 years on the run

A convicted killer who escaped from a prison camp has been arrested in Florida after more than 50 years on the run.

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Confused kitten raises eyebrows as its look goes viral

By a quirk of nature the eight-week old moggie has two black lines above his eyes, giving it a quizzical look.

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Internet 'rationing' needed as UK cannot keep up with demand

Internet access may soon need to be rationed or restricted because the UK’s power supply and communications network cannot cope.

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Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace

The Queen asked ministers for a poverty handout to help heat her palaces but was rebuffed because they feared it would be a public relations disaster.

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Entertainer Keith Harris dies at 67

Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, aged 67.

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Sussex lovebirds to be oldest newlyweds

Two elderly lovebirds from East Sussex are set to become the world's oldest newlyweds when they tie the knot in June.

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Ireland to consider decriminalising marijuana

Ireland this week appointed a new Minister of State with Responsibility for Drug Strategy, and his first task will be to examine whether drug laws need to be relaxed.

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Child star of US show Everybody Loves Raymond kills himself

Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, has killed himself.

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Exercise 'not key' in fighting obesity

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.

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102-year-old sees footage of herself as a chorus dancer for the first time

Despite appearing in numerous films, ads, TV shows and ‘shorties’, at 102-years-old, Alice Barker had never seen footage of herself dancing.

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Barack Obama lends support to legalising marijuana

Barack Obama has appeared on CNN's special report WEED3 backing decriminalisation of marijuana, saying that he favours a 'public health model' over an 'incarceration model'.

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Woman eaten by her own dogs after she dies suddenly at home

A woman who died suddenly in her Hampshire home was reportedly eaten by her own dogs after lying undiscovered 'for a few days'.

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'100-year-old teenager' dies aged 17

A girl with a rare genetic condition which made her body age eight times faster than normal has died at the age of 17.

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Scunthorpe couple win £1m EuroMillions lottery twice

A couple have scooped a £1m lottery prize for the second time - just two years after their first seven-figure win.

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'First human' discovered in Ethiopia

Scientists have unearthed in Ethiopia, the jawbone of what they claim is one of the very first humans.

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Amazing image: Woodpecker flying with a weasel on its back

A remarkable photo has captured a weasel on a woodpecker's back as the bird flies through the air.

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Delhi bus rapist: 'Girls more responsible for rape'

One of the Delhi bus rapists has said his dead victim was to blame for the rape because 'decent girls don't roam around at 9pm'.

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Black and white twins: Sisters are a million to one

These two teenage girls are twins - they just don't look like it.

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Grandmother doing Ice Bucket Challenge savaged by pitbull

This is the shocking moment a pit bull launched an unprovoked attack on a woman doing her ice bucket challenge.

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Bill Gates is named world's richest person again

Bill Gates has been declared the richest man in the world for the second year running by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.

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Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars dress found?

A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said.

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Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said.

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'Gerbils replace rats' as main cause of Black Death

Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a study suggests.

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Work capability: One million disability checks planned

A new company given the contract to assess disabled people for a sickness benefit has said it will do one million assessments this year.

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Ofcom investigates C4's Ukip spoof after 6,500 complaints

Ofcom is to investigate Channel 4's spoof drama-documentary imagining the first 100 days of a Ukip government after it prompted more than 6,500 complaints.

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EastEnders viewers complain to Ofcom

EastEnders viewers frustrated with the dramatic twist have complained to Ofcom, claiming the mystery of Lucy Beale's death was too difficult to solve themselves.

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EastEnders Whodunnit breaks Twitter records

The revelation that Bobby Beale killed his half-sister Lucy has helped make EastEnders a record breaker.

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BBC in race row for choosing white girl as victim in EastEnders

A top Birmingham criminologist blasted the BBC for choosing 'blonde, white' Lucy Beale as the victim.

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Be careful who you swear at on the train

That moment when you walk into a job interview, and the person who greets you is someone you were very rude to earlier that day.

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Millions in 'illegal' parking fines may be repaid

Drivers could get refunds totalling tens of millions of pounds over 'illegal' parking fines on private land.

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Hair dye death sparks black henna tattoo warning

A coroner has warned about the dangers of having black henna tattoos and using hair dye after the death of a woman who suffered an allergic reaction.

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Angry Indian bride marries wedding guest

An Indian bride has married a guest at her wedding after her groom-to-be had a seizure and collapsed.

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EE Live: Tanya Branning calls Ian Beale 'Adam' by mistake

Tonight EastEnders saw the return of actress Jo Joyner - but she messed up her big comeback by using the wrong name in a live scene.

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EastEnders live: Did Max Branning mess up his live lines?

Some viewers of EastEnders were left confused at the end of last night's episode thanks to a live scene where actor Jake Wood appeared to fluff his big line.

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Cat returns after going missing for eight years

A cat has been reunited with its owner after going missing for eight years.

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Tourist gored by bull had biggest wound ever

An American tourist is recovering in hospital from what his surgeon says is the biggest bull goring wound he has ever operated on.

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Jon Snow gets the inside dope on skunk

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has told how he got stoned on skunk and ended up more terrified than he had ever been reporting from a war zone.

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How Tony Hart was mourned twice on Twitter

Tributes have been suddenly pouring in online for the artist and kids TV presenter Tony Hart - which is surprising, as he passed away six years ago.

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20-year-old American severely gored by a bull in Spain

A 20-year-old American man was seriously gored Saturday in Spain, while participating in a festival tied to Carnival season

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French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' dies aged 93

The French actor Louis Jourdan, best known for his role in the multi-Oscar winning 1958 musical Gigi, has died in California aged 93.

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Wanted Facebook police taunt man arrested

A wanted man who taunted police on their own Facebook page, saying 'catch me if you can', has been arrested.

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Loose Women's Carol McGiffin reveals cancer battle

Television presenter Carol McGiffin has revealed that she was diagnosed with cancer last year.

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Unlabelled nuts in food prompts FSA investigation

The discovery of almonds in three products not advertised as containing nuts has prompted a wider investigation by the Food Standards Agency.

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Half of all British women murdered by men 'killed by partners'

Nearly half of all British women murdered by men died at the hands of a partner or ex-partner, a new study has revealed.

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Workmen save baby after wind blows pram into river

A grandmother watched in horror as her six month old baby granddaughter was blown into a river in her pram by a freak gust of wind.

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Eastenders actress cleared of racist abuse

EastEnders actress Linda Henry, who plays Shirley Carter, has been cleared of racially abusing a council warden.

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Hysterectomy for man born with womb and ovaries

A businessman who thought the blood in his urine was a sign of bladder cancer has discovered that he has a fully functioning womb, and the blood could actually be from his monthly period.

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Warning over drug-driving law and prescribed medication

People who have been prescribed powerful anxiety or pain relief drugs are being warned about a new drug-driving law.

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The mathematical formula for love

Looking for the ideal partner? Wondering if your relationship will last? They're common questions as Valentine's Day approaches.

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Man charged after mugging of Gateshead disabled man

A man has been charged with assaulting disabled pensioner Alan Barnes in Gateshead, for whom 300,000 was subsequently raised in donations

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Not in front of the telly: Warning over 'listening' TV

Samsung is warning customers to avoid discussing personal information in front of their smart television set.

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Cute kittens or tragedy? Is good news really news at all?

As the industry ponders the number of gloomy stories, our relationship with news seems to be changing

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Japanese hotel to be operated by robots

A theme park in Japan will soon be home to the world's first hotel operated almost entirely by robots.

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Giant super rats 'closing in' on UK town

A swarm of super rats resistant to poison is about to invade a Wiltshire town, according to experts.

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Animal behavior: Why do cats love boxes so much?

Take heart feline enthusiasts. Your cat's continued indifference toward her new Deluxe Scratch DJ Deck may be disappointing, but there is an object that's pretty much guaranteed to pique her interest.

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Will any men willingly go to see Fifty Shades of Grey?

In a pleasingly witty bit of scheduling, this year's Valentine's weekend sees the release of Sam Taylor-Johnson's film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Croatia cancels debt for thousands of its poorest citizens

Some of Croatia's poorest citizens will be offered a 'fresh start' on Monday when the eastern European country's government cancels their debt in an attempt to kickstart the economy.

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FM radio approaching its 'tipping point' before digital takes over

The day when the FM radio signal will be switched off is drawing nearer, the Government indicated, after the UK reached a 'tipping point' in the conversion to Digital radio.

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Mummified monk found in Mongolia 'not dead'

A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him.

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Nicole Scherzinger splits up with Lewis Hamilton

Nicole Scherzinger has split up with Lewis Hamilton because he would not commit to marrying her, it has been reported.

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Dispensing with colonialism: Fiji to remove union jack from flag

Fiji is to remove the UK's union jack from its flag, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced.

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Fundraiser meets mugging victim Alan Barnes

A woman who set up a fundraising page for a man who was mugged outside his home has met the victim as donations top £250,000.

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Actress Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82

Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family have said.

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Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for 'coloured actors' remark

Benedict Cumberbatch has said he is an 'idiot' after he described black people as 'coloured' on US television.

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Green Party: Queen could be moved to council house

The monarchy would be abolished and Queen Elizabeth II could be moved to a council house if the Green Party came to power, its leader Natalie Bennett said.

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Richest 1% to own more than rest of world

The wealthiest 1% will soon own more than the rest of the world's population, according to a study by anti-poverty charity Oxfam.

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Coronation Street's Anne Kirkbride dies

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, who played the character Deirdre Barlow in the long-running television soap, has died aged 60 after a short illness.

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Muslim terrorist numbers will surprise you

While the fear of religious extremists has reached a new high since the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, you might be surprised to learn how many instances of terrorism in the EU over the past five years were actually religiously motivated.

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'My husband raped me 300 times while I slept'

A woman has spoken of her horror at discovering her husband had been secretly raping her while she slept and filming the attacks.

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Richard Blackwood is EastEnders' new villain

EastEnders is to get an explosive new villain in the same week that 'Nasty' Nick Cotton is finally killed off.

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Ken Morley removed from CBB for offensive language

Ken Morley has been 'removed' from the Celebrity Big Brother house for 'offensive behaviour'.

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Gale-force winds and snow to batter UK

Britain is bracing itself for a double battering as gale-force winds stirred up by a 250mph jet stream strike - followed by snow.

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Tesco to close 43 stores despite better Christmas sales

The beleaguered supermarket Tesco has said it will close 43 unprofitable stores across the UK - more than half of which will be local convenience shops, known as Tesco Express.

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The recurring Facebook privacy hoax

Since the start of the year there's been a resurgence of posting of copyright/privacy notices on Facebook. They're based on a two-year-old hoax. Why do they keep coming back, asks Gareth Rubin.

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2014 confirmed as UK's hottest year

Last year was the UK's warmest since records began in 1910, the Met Office has said.

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Woman arrested for catnapping to make fur coats

An 85-year-old woman in Waco, Texas has been been arrested for allegedly kidnapping neighbor's cats and making them into fur coats.

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Boxing Day snow could cause disruption - Met Office

Snow could cause disruption across large parts of the UK later, the Met Office has warned.

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Caroline Flack wins Strictly Come Dancing

Television presenter Caroline Flack and partner Pasha Kovalev have been voted winners of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Neighbouring states sue Colorado over legal marijuana

Nebraska and Oklahoma have asked the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.

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The legal confusion over perpendicular parking

A Smart car owner has won a year-long battle over a 50-pound parking ticket given because she parked at a right angle to the kerb. But what is the law, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.

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30,000 people bought actual poop in Black Friday prank

About 30,000 people bought a hot steaming pile of truth in advertising this Black Friday, courtesy of Cards Against Humanity.

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Men need nights out with the lads, scientists say

It is the news no long-suffering wife wanted to hear: scientists have proved that every man needs a good night out with his friends.

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Poor going hungry because they can't cook, says Tory peer

Poor people are going hungry because they 'do not know how cook', a Tory peer has said.

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Former Eastenders actress Danniella Westbrook homeless

Former EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook has revealed she has lost her home and is currently living in sheltered accommodation.

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The first snow of winter expected this weekend

The first snow of the season could fall in parts of England this weekend, as wintry showers sweep across Britain.

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UK's warmest year on record predicted

This year could be the UK's warmest for almost 250 years as measured by the world's oldest temperature record, say researchers.

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Nurse faked having baby by 'borrowing' friend's child

A nurse who was jilted after a one-night stand 'borrowed' a friend's baby, and abused her position to fake a DNA test and birth certificate, to convince a man they had a child together, a court heard.

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Bollywood actor Gauhar Khan slapped for 'skimpy' dress

Bollywood actor Gauhar Khan was slapped by a member of the audience while she was shooting for a television show at FilmCity on Sunday night.

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The girls who were shot alongside Malala Yousafzai

When Malala Yousafzai was shot while on her way to school for speaking up about women's education, global outrage ensued.

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Indian hanged girls 'took their own lives'

Two teenage Indian girls found hanging from a tree in May took their own lives and were not gang-raped and murdered, federal investigators have said.

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Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy

Veena Malik has expressed her anger and disbelief after she was handed a 26-year jail term by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court for 'malicious acts' of blasphemy.

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Woman dies after scanner interferes with her pacemaker

A woman fitted with a pacemaker has died after passing through an airport scanner in the southern Russian town of Ulan-Ude.

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Written out: Typing displaces writing in Finnish schools

Finnish students will no longer be taught handwriting at school, with typing lessons taking its place, it's reported.

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Tapeworm lives in man's brain for four years

A rare tapeworm lived in a man's brain for four years before being removed by scientists.

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Police find body of missing Miss Honduras beauty

Police have found the bodies of Miss Honduras and her sister who went missing last week, ahead of the Miss World contest.

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Man wins lottery prize twice in same drawing

Most lottery players hope to win a big jackpot once in their lives. One Massachusetts man, however, won it twice in the same drawing.

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Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam

A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world.

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Syrian 'hero boy' video faked by Norwegian director

Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the 'Syrian hero boy' who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire.

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Woman wakes in morgue after being declared dead

A 91-year-old Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a morgue after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.

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Dalziel and Pascoe star Warren Clarke dies aged 67

British actor Warren Clarke, best known for TV role in Dalziel And Pascoe, has died aged 67 after a short illness, his agent has confirmed.

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Police arrest targets do exist, despite denials

Leaked documents show that in October 2013, some officers in Britain's largest police force were ordered to arrest a minimum number of people.

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Creatures that can be found in the human body

British singer Katie Melua recently posted the picture of a small spider that had been inside her ear for a week.

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Clocks have been put back: Possibly for the last time ever

The clocks have been turned back one hour to mark the end of British Summer Time. The time was officially be pushed back at 2am, which gave all of us an extra 60 minutes to enjoy over the weekend...

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Lord Tebbit: 'Make unemployed pull up ragwort for benefits'

The former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit has said young unemployed people should be made to pull up ragwort from roadside verges in return for benefits.

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Man pretended to be in a coma for two years to avoid court

A fraudster who pretended to be in a coma for two years was caught by police going on shopping trips and holidays with his family.

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Doctors 'killed baby during birth and tried to cover it up'

A Missouri couple have filed a lawsuit against a pair of obstetricians, accusing them of decapitating their baby during his 2011 delivery...

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Trolling: What social media insults are against the law?

Internet trolls could face two years in jail under new laws. But how does the British legal system currently police online abuse, asks Tom de Castella.

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Bill Oddie says large British families need to be 'contained'

British families should be 'contained' to stop them having too many children, Bill Oddie has said.

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Deadly spider found in shopping

A shopper got a deadly surprise when he opened his shopping and found a poisonous spider hiding among his bananas.

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Grandmother starves to death to bypass suicide laws

An elderly woman has starved herself to death to get around the UK’s tight and restrictive laws on assisted suicide.

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Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

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Weather warning issued, putting UK on storm alert

Britain has been put on alert to expect dangerous driving conditions and flood risks as a result of stormy weather caused by the fallout from Hurricane Gonzalo when it hits.

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Django Unchained actress Misty Upham found dead

A family spokeswoman has confirmed that a body found in a ravine near Seattle is 32-year-old actress Misty Upham.

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Woman finds leech in nose after South East Asia trip

A backpacker found a 3in (7.5cm) leech that had been living up her nose for a month after a trip to South East Asia.

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Britain set for 5-day heatwave after a week of rainy weather

A heatwave is expected to bring blessed relief for battered commuters this weekend - but only after high winds and flooding has battered us for the rest of this week.

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Chris Brown claims Ebola is a 'form of population control'

Chris Brown has enlightened the world with his thoughts on Ebola.

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Michaela Strachan has double mastectomy

Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan has revealed she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Late rapper Big Pun's mom suspected in bank robberies

A woman busted for robbing a bank in South Florida late last month is believed to be the mother of late rapper Big Pun.

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Workplace drug testing 'on the rise', say providers

Workplace drug testing has increased significantly in the UK, four leading screening companies have said.

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White woman sues after receiving black man's sperm

A white US woman says she is suing a sperm bank after being inseminated with a black man's sperm - claiming her now two-year-old daughter will be stigmatised for being mixed race.

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McCanns Targeted By 'Venomous' Internet Trolls

The Metropolitan Police is investigating a catalogue of vile internet abuse targeting the family of Madeleine McCann including death threats.

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'Revenge porn' boyfriend escapes jail sentence

A jilted boyfriend who posted 'jaw-dropping' revenge porn online and attracted more than 50,000 views has escaped a jail sentence.

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Wild chimpanzee evolution caught on camera

Researchers have captured the spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps.

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Thousands unable to re-new car tax, as new system stalls

Thousands of customers have been unable to renew their car tax online, after the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website was swamped.

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Tom and Jerry cartoons carry racism warning

Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".

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UK set for driest September since records began

The UK is on course to have its driest September since records began, according to provisional figures released on Tuesday by the Met Office.

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Lynda Bellingham to stop her cancer treatment

Actress Lynda Bellingham, who is suffering from cancer, has said she has chosen to stop chemotherapy.

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Ashya King: NHS to fund Prague proton beam therapy

The NHS has agreed to fund the care of brain tumour patient Ashya King who is undergoing proton beam treatment at a Czech clinic.

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Barbecue weekend for Britain as temperatures soar

Autumn will be on hold this weekend as Keats' season of mists and mellow fruitfulness gives way to a burst of late sunshine and soaring temperatures.

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'Sorry for Algebra and Taj Mahal', say Muslims

Muslims around the world have been posting sarcastic messages on social media, in a bid to counter a wave of hostility towards Islam.

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Why women spend 10 days a YEAR in a bad mood

Feeling fat, husbands who don't listen and broken nails all leave women fuming, a new study has revealed - and they stay that way for the equivalent of 10 days a year

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Woman pays $20,000 for third breast cosmetic surgery

No, you do not need to adjust your sets, you are actually looking at a woman with three breasts.

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Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

A clash between India's top newspaper and a Bollywood actress shows no signs of abating.

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Family living in fear after invasion of aggressive spiders

A young family are living in constant fear and could be driven from their home - because of an invasion of monster venomous spiders which attack humans instead of running away.

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Jamelia opens up about 'scars' from domestic abuse past

UK singer Jamelia has opened up about her painful domestic abuse past telling the panel on ITV's Loose women...

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Jamaican bride dumps new husband after UK arrival

A charity worker who spent £5,000 bringing his new Jamaican bride to the UK was left heartbroken after she abandoned him within 20 minutes of walking through his front door.

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Could your extinct car tax disc be worth some money?

Car tax discs end in six weeks, but motorists could be losing a good investment if they scrap their old discs with the rarest editions worth up to £1,000 to collectors

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How to pay your vehicle tax when the law changes

Paper tax discs will soon be a thing of the past, as Government changes come into force on October 1.

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Woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed

A pest controller said he took on "the biggest job of his career" when he was called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.

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Actor Richard Attenborough dies at 90

British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90.

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US actor Robin Williams found dead

US actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, California police say.

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Phil Neville ridiculed on Twitter for 'robotic' commentary

With all the excitement and hype of England's World Cup opener against Italy last night, the BBC turned to Phil Neville to help a nation through an anxious 90 minutes...

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World Cup 2014: Image shows shocking social contrasts

Brazil has been gripped by protests for over a year now, with millions of people across the nation full of righteous anger at the poverty-stricken nation's lavish spending on the World Cup.

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Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56.

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56, according to his management team.

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Twin baby sisters born holding hands

A pair of US twin sisters who were born holding hands were breathing on their own after being removed from a ventilator, their mother has said.

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Bob Hoskins dies of pneumonia aged 71

British actor Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.

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Wrestling's Ultimate Warrior dies aged 54

The Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54, WWE have confirmed.

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Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies aged 93

Mickey Rooney, the child actor who became the world's top box office star, has died aged 93.

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Dynasty star Kate O'Mara dies

Former Dynasty star Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74, her agent said.

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Swedes in awe of 'giant rat'

The appearance of a massive rat in a Stockholm family's kitchen has made headlines in Sweden, where it is being dubbed "Ratzilla".

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Pong in the air is 'Euro-whiff'

A foul smell detected in parts of England and Wales is being blamed on easterly winds bringing farming or industrial smells across the Channel.

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Dog sex video man spared jail term

A man whose ex-girlfriend found a video showing him having sex with her dog has escaped a custodial sentence

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Oscars: Slave and Gravity share Academy spoils

Historical drama 12 Years a Slave has won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards, while space drama Gravity won the lion's share of awards.

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Man found alive in body bag at funeral home

A Mississippi man has been found literally alive and kicking in a body bag at a funeral home after being declared dead.

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Leopard on the loose in Indian city sparks terror

A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block while evading captors and injured at least two people.

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Piers Morgan's axing prompts transatlantic schadenfreude

Piers Morgan's sparsely watched CNN talk show is getting axed after three years.

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Giant three-foot long Catasaurus Rex finally finds home

A giant three-foot long cat that was nicknamed Catasaurus Rex has finally found a home.

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Hollywood child star Shirley Temple dies

Hollywood star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85, her family has said.

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Hollywood star Clint Eastwood saves man from choking

Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood has been credited with saving the life of a golf tournament director in California who was choking on a piece of cheese.

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'Surplus' giraffe at centre of 'ethical' row put down

A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning.

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Hate your Facebook Look Back video? Don't worry...

It is a feature designed to mark Facebook's tenth anniversary - and, presumably, to make its 1.23 billion users a little misty-eyed with nostalgia.

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Batten down - Huge Atlantic storm heading our way

This terrifying image shows how a catastrophic storm hurtling across the Atlantic will smash into Britain in just hours.

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Family car disappears down 30ft sinkhole in driveway

A sinkhole measuring 30ft (9m) deep has opened up on the driveway of a house in High Wycombe and swallowed a car.

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Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead

Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in New York, police say.

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Police captain confirms children 'possessed by demons'

A US police captain says he believed a story about a woman who claimed her children were possessed by demons.

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George Zimmerman - Celebrity boxing match confirmed

George Zimmerman - the man acquitted of murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in July 2013 - has signed up to take part in a celebrity boxing match.

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Monster moggie - Diet for the too-fat cat

An animal shelter has placed a 36-pound cat called Meatball with a clinic to help him lose weight.

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Biker buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson

A man who travelled America on the back of a motorbike has been buried astride his beloved 1967 Harley-Davidson.

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Woman survives fall under freight train

Heart-stopping CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a woman cheated death after falling under a moving freight train in Australia.

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Pope's peace doves attacked by birds of prey

Two white doves released by children standing alongside Pope Francis in Vatican City as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.

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Genetically-modified purple tomatoes heading for shops

The prospect of genetically modified purple tomatoes reaching the shelves has come a step closer.

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Dozy prisoner posts selfie with home-grown cannabis plant

A Polish prisoner has really made a hash of it after posting a photo on Facebook of himself standing next to a cannabis plant - from inside his cell.

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Channel 4 in Benefits Street child exploitation row

Channel 4 was accused of exploiting children as young as seven by showing children on Benefits Street swearing and misbehaving.

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Mum has no regrets over exposing cyber bully daughter

A mother has defended her decision to name and shame her daughter as a cyber bully.

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Over-cautious pedestrian waits at red traffic light

This over-cautious pedestrian clearly wasn't going anywhere in a hurry after being snapped waiting at a red light intended for cars.

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Striking images as Christ the Redeemer hit by storm

A lightning strike has damaged a thumb of Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

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'Gay marriage to blame' for floods says councillor

A UKIP councillor has blamed the recent storms and heavy floods across Britain on the Government's decision to legalise gay marriage.

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'My whole body is burning' says murderer during execution

A man who orchestrated the brutal murder of a store clerk said he felt his "whole body burning" during his execution yesterday.

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The Champions actress Alexandra Bastedo dies aged 67

Actress Alexandra Bastedo, best known for her role in the 1960s television sci-fi series The Champions, has died aged 67 following a long illness.

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Cockroach removed from man's ear

An Australian man has received medical treatment to remove a large cockroach that had burrowed into his ear.

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'corpse' wakes up in Kenyan morgue

Kenyan authorities have launched an investigation into how a man declared dead in a hospital woke up alive in its morgue the next day.

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South African preacher makes congregation eat grass

A South African preacher made his congregation eat grass to 'be closer to God' before stamping on them.

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Channel 4 removes full-length programmes from YouTube

Channel 4 has removed all its full-length programmes from the video-streaming site YouTube.

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Rape victim meets attacker to forgive him

A rape victim has met her attacker in prison to tell him she has forgiven him - and called it a "great" experience to seek "peace and forgiveness together".

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All driving records are to be put online

Moving all driving records online could reduce the cost of car insurance, ministers have said.

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11-yr-old set to become Britain's youngest mum

A girl, being eight months' pregnant is to become the youngest mother in Britain.

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Bullied teen becomes catwalk model after losing weight

An overweight young man who was bullied in the street by complete strangers lost nine stone in 18 months -and became a catwalk model.

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iPad thief caught by the iPad

A thief who stole an iPad from his neighbour was caught after the device automatically posted a photograph to an online storage service.

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Run Run Shaw, kung-fu film pioneer, dies aged 106

Run Run Shaw, the billionaire Chinese entertainment tycoon renowned for his kung-fu films, has died at the age of 106. He was celebrated as the co-producer of Ridley Scott's 1982 cult hit Blade Runner.

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Police free naked man stuck in washing machine

Police in Australia have rescued a naked man who got stuck inside a washing machine while playing a game of hide-and-seek.

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Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger back together?

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and his former flame Nicole Scherzinger appear to have rekindled their relationship after reportedly having spent New Year's Eve together.

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Touring soldier didn't recognise wife after she lost 7st

After six months away from home, you might think a soldier is in the dog house for shunning his wife at the airport.

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Cannabis goes on legal sale in US state of Colorado

The US state of Colorado is making history by becoming the first to allow stores to sell cannabis.

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Cheques to be paid in via smartphones

Plans have been announced to allow bank customers to pay cheques into their account by taking photos on their smartphones.

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Council Christmas card an insult

"Insulting" Christmas cards warning "Don't overindulge this Christmas. Pay your rent!", have been sent out to west London council tenants.

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Plastic banknotes to start in 2016, Bank of England says

Plastic banknotes that can survive a spin in the washing machine are to be brought into circulation by the Bank of England in 2016.

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Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, has died aged 84, his spokeswoman has confirmed.

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Tablet goes on sale for thirty pounds in UK

A tablet costing £30 has gone on sale in the UK

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Sex and racism in Obama photo stir

US President Barack Obama's friendly photograph with Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's memorial service has lit up the social networks.

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12 Years A Slave leads Golden Globe nominations

12 Years A Slave, directed by Britain's Steve McQueen, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor is leading the nominations at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

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France prostitution MPs back fines for clients

French MPs have approved a bill that will penalise anyone paying for sex.

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Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker dies in car crash

US actor Paul Walker, who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films, has been killed in a car crash in California.

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Professionals star Lewis Collins dies

The Professionals star Lewis Collins has died aged 67, his agent has said.

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Empathy: Policewoman buys groceries for shoplifting mum

A struggling Florida mom who was caught trying to shoplift hundreds of dollars of groceries ended up with food and a ride home from a kind-hearted police officer, instead of a ride to the stationhouse.

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Facebook lets beheading clips return to social network

Facebook is allowing videos showing people being decapitated to be posted and shared on its site once again.

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Britain's former fattest man finds love on Facebook

Britain's former fattest man has found love after losing 304kg (48st).

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Homeless man receives over $72,000 after good deed

A Boston homeless man is feeling the admiration of almost 3,000 strangers who have donated money to him after he handed in a backpack that he found containing over $40,000 in cash and travelers checks.

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Primary school teacher gives birth in classroom

A primary school teacher has spoken about how her colleagues helped deliver her son at the school where she works.

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Indian heritage Miss America dismisses racist abuse

The first winner of the Miss America pageant from an Indian background has brushed off a barrage of racist messages posted on social networks.

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Woman who became internet hit to appear on stage

A woman who became an internet sensation when she was secretly filmed dancing at a bus stop has landed a role in a professional stage show.

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Not funny: Creepy clown lingers on Northampton streets

When you go out to East Midlands today, you're sure of a big surprise.

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Wife pushes husband off cliff after marriage doubts

HELENA, Mont. - They were newlyweds, but she was having second thoughts about the 8-day-old marriage, court documents say.

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'Humiliation' as graduate made to dance at job interview

A university graduate says he was left humiliated after being asked to dance to a Daft Punk song during a job interview at an electronics superstore.

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Man wakes up after 19-years in a coma

A Polish man has woken up from a 19-year coma to find the Communist party no longer in power and food no longer rationed, Polish TV reports.

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Man faces jail for underwear, national flag comparison

The national flag of Indonesia is no laughing matter, as Malaysian businessman Broderick Chin has found out.

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Teletubbies landmark flooded by farmer to deter tourists

A farmer has flooded the home of children’s TV favourites the Teletubbies - because she was sick of tourists trespassing on her land in Wimpstone, Warwickshire.

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E-mail error ends up on road sign

When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed.

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Geology: Two earthquakes shake Blackpool

Two earthquakes off the Lancashire coast have shaken homes in Blackpool.

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Cannabis crop discovered hidden in plain sight

More than 90 cannabis plants found in a remote part of the Norfolk Broads, have been seized by police.

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Ben Affleck to play Batman in 2015 Superman sequel

Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in a forthcoming Superman sequel, bringing together the two superheroes in one film for the first time.

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Simon Cowell confirms he will be a father

After weeks of speculation, X Factor mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed he is to become a father for the first time.

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Woman dislocates jaw eating triple-decker burger

A woman had to have her jaw reset after dislocating it while eating a triple-decker burger.

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Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young found dead

Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died in an apparent suicide.

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Coronation Street star sacked over masked rap video

Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has been sacked by the soap after he was exposed as a masked rapper who posted strongly worded videos online.

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123-yr-old man thought to be the world's oldest

A goat herder in Bolivia may just be the world's oldest person alive to be ever recorded. At 123 years old, Carmelo Flores Laura can't speak Spanish despite living in Bolivia and has received no formal education.

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Richard III: King's reburial row goes to judicial review

Distant relatives of Richard III have been granted permission for a judicial review of the decision to rebury the king's remains in Leicester.

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Coronation Street star suspended over gansta rap

Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has been suspended by the soap after being exposed as a masked rapper who posted strongly worded videos online.

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HIV patients told by pastors 'to rely on God'

Some young HIV patients are giving up their medicine after being told by Pentecostal Church pastors to rely on faith in God instead, doctors warn.

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CIA acknowledges secret 'Area 51'

The CIA has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51, in a newly unclassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme.

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Dog passed off as lion at Chinese zoo

A Chinese zoo tried to pass off a fluffy dog as a lion – but was found out when the animal barked.

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Bruce Willis Sky broadband advert banned

A TV advert for Sky broadband featuring Die Hard star Bruce Willis has been banned for being misleading.

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'Monkey Christ' fresco boosts visitors to Spanish town

A Spanish fresco that made headlines around the world after its restoration was botched by an elderly parishioner has had a change in fortune.

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Testicle-biting fish found in Europe

Danish skinny-dippers beware: A piranha cousin rumored to go after testicles might be invading brackish waters near Copenhagen.

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Perseids meteor shower to shimmer in clear skies

Meteor watchers are in luck for tonight's Perseids shower, with clear skies over much of the UK.

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US judge changes baby's name from Messiah to Martin

A judge in the US has ordered a baby's first name to be changed from Messiah to Martin, arguing that the only true messiah is Jesus Christ, reports say.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' removed from London sewer

Britain's biggest ever 'fatberg' has been removed from a London sewer.

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Baby girl survives car crash seconds after birth

A Swedish baby girl has survived a car crash, seconds after her mother gave birth to her en route to hospital.

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Cannabis found among city's street pot plants

Council officials in Newport are trying to discover who planted cannabis in flower pots put out to brighten up the city.

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Peter Capaldi revealed as the new Doctor Who

Glasgow-born actor Peter Capaldi has been announced as the new star of Doctor Who.

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Nicole Scherzinger to reunite with Lewis Hamilton

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton are to hold talks to discuss how to get their relationship back on track amid their hectic work schedules.

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German boy finds 'a mummy' in grandmother's attic

A 10-year-old German boy has found what appears to be a mummy hidden in a corner of his grandmother's attic.

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Cull the seagulls government urged

A nationwide cull is needed to take on seagulls who have been attacking humans, the government has been told.

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Uruguay MPs back marijuana legalisation bill

Members of Uruguay's House of Representatives have passed a bill to legalise marijuana.

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Lewis Hamilton splashing cash to win Nic back

Lewis Hamilton has spent £500,000 trying to win back his ex Nicole Scherzinger.

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Lewis Hamilton dedicates F1 victory to Nicole Scherzinger

Lewis Hamilton dropped the biggest hint yet that he's desperate to get his relationship with Nicole Scherzinger back on track – by dedicating his racing victory to his ex-girlfriend.

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South African chef 'too fat' to live in New Zealand

Authorities in New Zealand have told a South African chef he is too fat to be allowed to live in the country.

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Sacha Baron Cohen quits Freddie Mercury biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly quit the forthcoming biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

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Storms expected after temperatures peak early in week

The UK heatwave is expected to hit its highest temperatures on Monday, before giving way to thunderstorms and potential flooding, forecasters say.

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Batman and Superman to team up in new film

Superman and Batman are to appear in the same film for the first time, it has been revealed, to the delight of many fans of the popular characters.

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Heatwave warnings extended in England

The heatwave warning has been raised to "level three" by the Met Office for south-west England and the West Midlands.

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James Bond and Eastenders' actor body found

The body of an actor who appeared in the James Bond film Casino Royale has been found.

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Only £2k left for Britain's youngest lottery winner

Britain's youngest-ever lottery winner has revealed she has just £2,000 left of her £1.9 million lottery win - but insists she's happier than ever.

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Man killed in his bed by falling cow

A cow has fallen through the roof of a house in south-eastern Brazil killing a man and narrowly missing his wife.

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Paris Jackson enters residential treatment centre

After a month-long stay in the hospital following her June 5 suicide attempt, Paris Jackson has been moved to a residential treatment center, a source confirms.

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Broadcaster Alan Whicker dies at 87

Journalist and broadcaster Alan Whicker has died at the age of 87 after suffering from bronchial pneumonia.

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Heatwave to continue for at least another week

The entire country is baking in well above-average temperatures with this weekend expected to heat up even more.

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Brazil referee decapitated after stabbing player

Football spectators in northern Brazil decapitated a referee after he fatally stabbed a player for refusing to leave the pitch, officials say.

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'Dead body' in River Trent is actually alive

An apparently-dead woman floating in the River Trent was actually still alive, despite having been in the water for an hour.

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Tesco withdraws horror colouring book

Tesco has withdrawn from sale on its website a colouring book that depicts gory scenes from horror films.

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Pierce Brosnan's daughter dies of ovarian cancer age 41

Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to his daughter Charlotte, who has died of ovarian cancer, aged 41.

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Life term for woman who cut off ex-husband's privates

A California woman convicted of amputating her ex-husband's penis and throwing it in a kitchen waste disposal has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Russian meteor shockwave circled globe twice

The shock wave from an asteroid that burned up over Russia in February was so powerful that it travelled twice around the globe, scientists say.

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Millions exposed by Facebook data glitch

Personal details of about six million people have been inadvertently exposed by a bug in Facebook's data archive.

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Jim Carrey withdraws support for Kick Ass 2

Jim Carrey, star of Kick-Ass 2, has withdrawn support for the film following the Sandy Hook massacre.

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Stripper suffers miscarriage while twerking on stage?

Hot Houston stripper and sometimes-model Jhonni Blaze reportedly had a miscarriage on stage while in the throes of twerking.

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British man survives 15th floor fall in New Zealand

A British man has survived a fall from the 15th floor of a building in New Zealand, local media report.

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Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan faces 'baby' inquiry

Health officials in India are investigating reports that top Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan knows he and his wife are expecting a baby boy.

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Kim Kardashian gives birth to baby girl

Kim Kardashian gave birth to her first child on Saturday - a month ahead of her due date.

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Man calls police to report 'ugly prostitute'

West Midlands Police have released a recording of a man who dialled 999 to complain about a prostitute’s looks after meeting her outside a hotel.

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Matt Smith to leave Doctor Who at the end of year

Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to leave his role as the Doctor at the end of this year, the BBC has announced.

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Spring will be coldest in 50 years, Met Office says

This spring is on track to be the coldest for more than 50 years, provisional Met Office figures suggest.

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Flushed down toilet, Chinese baby survives

Tenants in an east China apartment building first heard the cry, like the mewling of a rabbit or a cat.

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Blackberry expands BBM chat app to Android and iOS

The Blackberry Messenger (BBM) app is to be offered as a download to run on rival platforms.

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Parts of the UK hit by snowfall and heavy winds in May

Snow has fallen in parts of Devon in what has been described as "fairly unusual" weather for May.

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Monster radiation burst from Sun

The Sun has unleashed its most powerful eruption of 2013 so far.

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Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.

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Another washout summer on its way for the UK

Britain could face a repeat of last year's washout summer with weeks of grey sky and rain on the way, forecasters said last night.

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Glorious bank holiday weather on the way

SCORCHING sunshine and blue skies are set to bring a taste of glorious summer to millions this Bank Holiday weekend.

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Usher lands role of Sugar Ray Leonard in 'Duran' movie

Grammy-winning singer Usher believes his dancing skills will help him in his upcoming role as Sugar Ray Leonard in "Hands of Stone," a new boxing film about the great brawler Roberto Duran.

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'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism

Newly discovered human bones prove the first permanent British settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the cruel winter of 1609-10, US researchers have said.

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Cold snap on the way after the year's warmest day

Spring sunshine has seen parts of the UK enjoy the hottest weather of the year so far - before plummeting temperatures and a sudden cold snap take hold.

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Airport worker bakes resignation 'letter'

A Border Force worker from Stansted Airport quit his job by baking a resignation 'letter'.

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Recession 'putting prostitutes at risk'

A report says that sex workers in Westminster are at greater risk of violence because of a fall in demand and an increase in those selling sex.

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Women really are the superior sex

Women are often referred to as 'the weaker sex' but when it comes to illness and infection, women are far tougher than men.

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Five-legged lamb born on farm

A lamb has been born with five legs at a farm in Northumberland.

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Teen stabs father after being told to pull up pants

An Indiana teen stabbed his dad after being told to pull up his pants, police said.

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Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'

The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history.

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School bans triangle shaped flapjacks

A school's decision to ban triangular flapjacks after a pupil was hurt has been labelled "half-baked" by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Teen arrested for yelling 'bingo' in crowded hall

For one young prankster, bingo spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e.

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Woman recovers after 'dying for 45 minutes'

A 63-year-old woman who was expected to die after her heart stopped for 45 minutes, is recovering well.

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Wendy Williams blasted by 'Fresh Prince' star

This week has been quite eventful for Wendy Williams. In addition to receiving an increase in her ratings and extending episodes of "The Wendy Williams Show" through July...

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Man had knife in his back for three years

Doctors in Canada have removed a knife blade from a man's back more than three years after he was stabbed in a fight.

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George Osborne abused within seconds of joining Twitter

George Osborne has joined Twitter on the day he presents his budget statement.

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Oxford University Harlem Shake librarian 'sacked'

Students at an Oxford college have called for the reinstatement of a librarian who they say was sacked after the filming of a Harlem Shake video.

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Cannabis scratch and sniff cards to track down farms

Marijuana-scented scratch cards are to be posted to hundreds of households in a bid to detect illegal cannabis farms.

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Satan actor looks like Obama in mini-series

"The Bible" has been an incredibly successful miniseries for the History channel, so it's no wonder viewers took to the internet after noticing that the actor cast in the role of Satan looks quite a bit like President Barack Obama.

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Man banned from 'all libraries on the face of the earth'

A Wisconsin man has been banned from 'all libraries on the face of the earth' after being charged with misdemeanor counts of lewd behaviour and disorderly conduct.

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Baby survives 8-storey fall but suicide mother dies

A woman clutching her baby son in her arms plunged eight stories out of an apartment window to her death in an apparent suicide on Wednesday, but the baby survived, police said.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 eye-tracking smartphone unveiled

Samsung has launched a smartphone which allows users to control its 5in (12.5cm) screen using only their eyes.

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106-year-old woman finally gets high school diploma

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A 106-year-old central Ohio woman who completed classes but didn't graduate in a dispute over a book has received her high school diploma.

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Ilford lottery winner 'not bothered' about second win

A man who won the lottery for the second time in less than two years has said he is "not that bothered" about his latest win.

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Oklahoma mum 'tried to sell kids on facebook'

A young mum has been accused of trying to sell her children on Facebook to bail her boyfriend out of jail.

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Neanderthals' large eyes 'caused their demise'

A study of Neanderthal skulls suggests that they became extinct because they had larger eyes than our species.

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Boxer turns up on the doorstep of his Twitter troll

When Curtis Woodhouse lost his English light-welterweight title on points to Shane Singleton on Friday night, he was branded a "disgrace" on the social networking site by 'Jimmyob88'...

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Facebook 'likes' predict personality

Sexuality, political leanings and even intelligence can be gleaned from the things you choose to "like" on Facebook, a study suggests.

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8-yr-old boy marries 61-yr-old mum-of-five

In one of the strangest stories we've ever read, an eight-year-old schoolboy has married a 61-year-old woman - because a ghost told him to!

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Woman with the world's strongest private parts

Russian gymnast Tatyana Kozhevnikova has earned an accolade many women would envy right about now...

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Polygraph lie detector identifies racist police applicants

A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force.

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Frozen Android phones give up data secrets

Freezing an Android phone can help reveal its confidential contents, German security researchers have found.

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Dead driver 'unnoticed on busy road for days'

The body of a driver lay undetected on the front seat of his car beside one of New Zealand's busiest roads for five days before anyone called police, according to reports.

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Man faces jail for laughing too loudly in his own home

A man from Long Island, New York, is facing up to 30 days in jail and a $500 (333 pounds) fine after a neighbour complained to police he was laughing too loudly, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Lion kills woman in the midst of sex

A lion, like this one, reportedly attacked and killed a Zimbabwean woman who was having sex. Her boyfriend escaped.

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Woman caught with loaded revolver in her privates

An Oklahoma woman arrested Monday on drug charges had a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina, according to police.

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Manchester United fan calls 999 over Nani's red card

A football fan was so disgusted with the referee's decision to send off Nani in Tuesday's Champions League clash with Real Madrid he called 999.

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Bradford Batman's identity unveiled

A mystery figure who dressed as Batman and handed a wanted man in at a police station has been unmasked.

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'Batman' vigilante brings in suspect to Bradford police

A man dressed as the caped crusader Batman has handed over a wanted man at a Bradford police station before disappearing into the night.

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Husband, wife and lover living under the SAME roof

When mum-of-two Maria Butzki left her husband Paul for another man, she didn't realise how much she'd miss him.

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Louisiana man claims ex-girlfriend 'stole sperm'

A man is suing a clinic in the US alleging his ex-girlfriend stole his sperm and used it to get pregnant, according to US media reports.

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iTunes refund after boy's £1,700 spending spree

The family of a five-year-old boy who spent £1,700 of his parents' cash on iTunes has received a full refund.

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'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over border

Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence into California.

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Homeless man's astonishment after $150,000 pledge

A homeless man has become the centre of a global fundraising campaign - after returning a diamond engagement ring to a bride-to-be who dropped it in his coffee cup.

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Scott Maslen to leave EastEnders

Scott Maslen, who has played Jack Branning in EastEnders for six years, is to leave the BBC One soap.

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Quvenzhane Wallis to star as Annie

Whether or not Quvenzhane Wallis becomes the youngest-ever Oscar winner on Sunday night, the sun will definitely be coming out tomorrow for the nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star.

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Angry wife pours boiling water over sleeping husband

Yolivel Lopez was so angry with her cheating husband, Nefer Netan, that she allegedly poured a pot of boiling hot water over his genitals while he was sleeping, according to El Meridiano.

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Online video game portrays Chris Dorner as hero

The death of ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner in a fiery standoff with authorities has done little to quell online chatter over a man whose rampage against law enforcement created a small but vocal following.

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Lost Brit teen backpacker drank urine to survive

A British backpacker missing in the scorching Australian outback for three days drank his own urine and contact lens solution to survive, his mother has said.

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US Army seeks new ways to treat facial skin injuries

It is extraordinary that doctors were able to do anything for Todd Nelson.

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Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for record-breaking Earth pass

An asteroid as large as an Olympic swimming pool will race past the Earth on Friday at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200mi) - the closest ever predicted for an object of that size.

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Menage a trois: Man stabbed during tryst

A menage a trois went from pleasure to pain when Ashley Hunter 33, reportedly stabbed Orlando DeWitt, 37, during a tryst.

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Loophole in reward money for Christopher Dorner

A $1 million dollar reward for citizens who were critical in helping law enforcement to corner the presumed dead Chris Dorner may not be distributed.

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Landlord fights off attackers without dropping his chips

A pub landlord trained in martial arts has said he fought off four attackers without dropping his fish and chips.

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Wife gives husband best valentine's day gift ever

While most women will sit in anticipation of what their husbands and boyfriends will get them for Valentine's Day...

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Solar superstorm: UK 'must brace for threat'

Britain must do more to prepare for a once-in-a-century "solar superstorm", according to experts.

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Spielberg's Lincoln in slavery error

A glaring historical inaccuracy has been spotted in Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln', putting the state of Connecticut on the wrong side of the slavery debate.

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Coach suspended over rants about Michelle Obama

Lauderdale County High School head football coach Bob Grisham has been suspended without pay for making an insulting remark about the First Lady's posterior.

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Tom Daley to make a second Splash!

Olympic bronze medal winner Tom Daley has signed up for a second series of ITV celebrity diving show Splash!

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Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones do belong to King

A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III.

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Richard III DNA test results due

The results of DNA tests on bones found by a team searching for the lost grave of Richard III are due to be released.

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Car park dug up around parked car

A driver is in for a shock after workers at one of Scotland's busiest train stations cut up the car park around his vehicle, leaving it on a tiny island of asphalt.

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Surfer rides 'highest ever' wave

An American man has ridden what may be the highest wave ever caught by a surfer.

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Driver faked CCTV to avoid speeding fine

A Plymouth motorist faked CCTV footage of his vehicle to evade a speeding conviction.

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Seal pup ends up on car dashboard

A seal pup has been rescued after being spotted in a busy lorry park at a ferry terminal in south west Scotland.

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Drunk lands in hospital after sex with snowman

A drunken sex pervert ended up with frostbite in his willy after having sex with a snowman!

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Boy fakes kidnapping to get out of parents evening

An 11-year-old boy in the town of Xinzo de Limia, Spain, really wanted his parents to skip the scheduled conference with his teacher.

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Inattentive phone texter falls into freezing canal

A smitten news reader engrossed in texting her boyfriend got a rude awakening after walking straight into a freezing canal.

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Star Trek 'Tractor Beam' created by scientists

A team of scientists has created a real-life miniature "tractor beam" - as featured in the Star Trek series - in a development which may lead to more efficient medical testing.

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Most parents 'lie to their children'

Most parents tell lies to their children as a tactic to change their behaviour, suggests a study of families in the United States and China.

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What is actually in a value burger?

The presence of horsemeat in value beefburgers has caused a furore. But what is usually in the patties?

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'Banned' Queen portrait shown after 60 years

A controversial portrait of The Queen, hidden from view for 60 years because it looked nothing like her, has finally gone on public display.

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Amateur prospector finds massive gold nugget

An amateur prospector in the Australian state of Victoria has astonished experts by unearthing a gold nugget weighing 5.5kg (177 ounces).

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Celebrity dog dies in revolving door accident

One of Britain's most famous dogs has died after a tragic accident involving a revolving door.

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Man steals dad's body from cemetery

Detroit - Police arrested a man Tuesday in the theft of his father's corpse, which was taken from a cemetery before it could be buried and was found in the son's basement.

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Woman gored by rhino after posing for photo

A 24-year-old woman was seriously injured by a rhino moments after posing for a photograph with it, South Africa's Beeld newspaper reports.

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Horsemeat found in Irish beef burgers

Horse DNA has been found in some beef burgers being sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, the Republic of Ireland's food safety authority (FSAI) has said.

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Stolen train crashed into apartments 'by cleaner'

A cleaning woman stole an empty commuter train in a suburb of Stockholm and crashed it into a house, injuring herself, Swedish officials say.

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300-pound woman falls through N.Y.C. sidewalk

A 31-year-old Queens woman took a seven-foot plunge right through a Manhattan sidewalk Friday night.

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Puppy thrown at German biker gang

A German student "mooned" a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.

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Tarantino clashes with Krishnan Guru-Murthy in interview

Quentin Tarantino clashed with Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy during a fractious interview ahead of the London premiere of his new film, Django Unchained.

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Police discover heroin syringes inside woman's privates

Louisville, Ky., corrections officers found themselves in a prickly situation when they discovered that their prisoner Jessica Webster, had hypodermic needles inside her vagina.

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Apophis asteroid: Large space rock flies past Earth

A 300 metre-wide asteroid is making a close pass to the Earth.

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Cat 'arrested' for break-in at Brazilian prison

A cat has been detained in the grounds of a jail in Brazil with contraband goods for prisoners strapped to its body with tape.

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A third of poorest pupils 'without internet at home'

More than a third of the poorest children do not have the internet at home and a similar number do not have a computer, official figures suggest.

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Woman trapped in shop at new year

While most people celebrated New Year's Eve with parties and fireworks one pensioner in northern France spent the night alone in a locked supermarket.

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Grandmother 'comes back from the dead' before autopsy

A grandmother has been brought back from the dead twice - and has even survived spending three days in a morgue.

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Django Unchained 'outpaces expectations' at US box office

Controversial western, Django Unchained has 'outpaced expectations' by reaching number two at the domestic box office.

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'World's fattest man' Paul Mason looks to the future

A man once labelled the world's fattest has lost five stone (31kg) in the past year and says he is on his way to a "normal life".

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5-yr-old finds pornography on Nintendo Christmas gift

A five-year-old boy from Lakewood, California, found sexually-explicit photos on his new Nintendo 3DS gift he received on Christmas Day.

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YouTube cull: Billions of 'fake views' deleted

Stars including Rihanna and Nicki Minaj may have their YouTube views slashed after the video sharing website cracked down on alleged fake views.

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India tea workers burn boss to death in Assam state

Hundreds of tea plantation workers have set alight their boss's bungalow in north-east India, burning to death the owner and his wife, officials say.

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'Christmas elves' held over two assaults in Wolverhampton

Two men wearing Christmas elf costumes have been arrested over a fight in Wolverhampton city centre.

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Dental assistant fired for being too attractive

A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Man suffered Brussels sprouts 'overdose'

A man from Ayrshire had to be hospitalised after eating too many Brussels sprouts last Christmas, it has emerged.

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Mayan prophecies: Life after the (non) end of the world

Despite all the predictions of Mayan apocalypse, the world will probably not end by Saturday morning. How will the believers cope when life carries on?

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controversy of world's first 'gay bible' - Queen James

A book claiming to be the world's first 'gay bible' has been published to coincide with the debate on same-sex marriage.

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Doomsday: How countries around the world have prepared

Around the world, believers are preparing for Doomsday this Friday - with a senior Chechen politician saying, "Candles won't help you," to a panicky populace.

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OAP who 'destroyed' fresco sells amateur artwork on eBay

A well-meaning pensioner who transformed a cherished Jesus Christ fresco painting into a 'monkey in an ill-fitting tunic' has begun selling her amateur artwork on eBay.

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Man mistakes iron for phone - ouch!

It might well be one of the most painful ruses a man has ever come up with to get out of housework

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Woman seized at airport with drugs INSIDE her breasts

A drugs mule has been busted trying to smuggle almost two kilos of cocaine into Spain in her breasts.

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Gangnam Style dance kills dad

A dad of three collapsed and died at his work Christmas party after dancing to chart smash Gangnam Style.

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Anti-social behaviour: Two-thirds would 'walk on by'

Two-thirds of the public would walk on by if they saw a group of teenagers drinking and verbally abusing passers-by in the street, a survey suggests.

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12/12/12: filmmakers across the globe to capture 24 hours

Thousands of documentary makers across the globe will simultaneously record their lives over a 24-hour period on December 12 to create a film entitled One Day on Earth.

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Doomsday 21 12 12: scientists call for calm

It's pitch-perfect for Hollywood - but this is real. Some of it, anyway.

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Couple marry after wrong number phone call

A couple who spoke for the first time when the man dialled a wrong number have got married.

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Arts Council England face more cuts of £11.6m

Arts Council England (ACE) will have its funding cut by a further £11.6m before 2015, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced.

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Desperate lorry driver clings to van roof in his underpants

A desperate truck driver clung to the roof of a van for a mile in his underwear after two thieves raided his lorry, which was parked in a Paris street.

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Woman breastfeeds husband's monkeys

Huang Aiqing owns a monkey school in Nanyang, Henan province, China and his wife contributes to the business by breastfeeding the students.

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'World's oldest person' Besse Cooper dies aged 116

The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person has died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.

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Eddie Murphy named most 'overpaid' actor by Forbes

Eddie Murphy has been named 2012's most overpaid actor, says Forbes magazine.

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Final day to claim EuroMillions lottery prize of £64m

The highest lottery prize ever to remain unclaimed - nearly £64m - will go to good causes if the winner does not come forward by 23:00 GMT.

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Richard and Judy quit working together

Richard Madeley has said that he and his wife Judy Finnigan will not work together again.

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I'm A Celebrity bushtucker: nutritional benefits

Have you ever pondered on the exact nutritional breakdown of foods such as lamb's testicles and ostrich anus? Well ponder no more, LighterLife's Dr Kelly has done the analysis.

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Premiership football player sparks outrage with 'joke' photo

A Premier League footballer has sparked outrage among fans with an photograph of him wiping his bottom with a wad of £20 notes.

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Charlie Brooks wins I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Soap star Charlie Brooks has been crowned "Queen of the Jungle" after winning ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

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Too FAT to fly: Sick American woman dies after exclusion

A U.S woman died on holiday in Hungary after being refused a seat on three flights back to New York because she was too heavy to fly, according to her husband.

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New York City celebrates day without violent crime

For the first time in living memory, New York has spent a day entirely without violent crime.

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Chris Brown deletes Twitter account

Chris Brown has deleted his Twitter account after a vulgar online exchange with comedian Jenny Johnson.

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Fabrice Muamba to appear in Strictly Come Dancing

Fabrice Muamba is to guest star on a Christmas edition of Strictly Come Dancing, nine months after he suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie.

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Teen Killed After Objecting To Man Urinating in India

A teenage girl in the Indian capital Delhi has been shot dead by a man after she objected to him urinating near the gate of her family home, police said.

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Foster children removed because couple belonged to UKIP

A couple have had three foster children removed from their care because they belong to the UK Independence Party.

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Naked man on statue causes Whitehall to partly shut

Part of Whitehall in central London was cordoned off after a naked man climbed a statue.

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Real police wade in to arrest fictional thief

A comedian got more than he bargained for when he was chased around a major store by a make-believe police officer.

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Couple 'shocked' after python found on toilet seat

An elderly couple were left "shocked" after they found a snake wrapped around a toilet seat in their home in Paisley.

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Mike Tyson KO'd by Koala Bear

At one point during his boxing career, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was described as one of the baddest men on the planet.

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Women and car insurance - all the facts

For years female motorists have benefited from gender discrimination when it comes to car insurance.

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Missing girl: Human remains found in crocodile

Australian police looking for a missing child say they have found what appear to be human remains inside a crocodile.

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'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2' Brings in $30.4 Million

The final installment in the "Twilight" series, "Breaking Dawn Part 2," took in $30.4 million in Thursday night and midnight showings in North America.

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Intruder breaks in and steals Tower of London keys

An inquiry is under way after a person broke into the Tower of London and stole a set of keys.

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Beware of new computer blackmail hacking scam

A new cyber threat is earning millions for international hacker gangs - 'ransomware' attacks, which blackmail users into paying to get back into their own PCs.

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Malala: Thousands sign Nobel Peace Prize petition

Tens of thousands of people around the world have signed an online petition calling for the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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'Idiot' driver's humiliating court sentence

A woman in Ohio has been ordered to wear an 'idiot' sign after driving on a footpath to avoid a school bus picking up children.

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Sharon Osbourne - double mastectomy over cancer fears

Chat show host Sharon Osbourne has revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy.

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Man sentenced for shouting at David Cameron

A man who shouted "no public sector cuts" at David Cameron during a speech in Glasgow has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service.

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UK's first 4G mobile service launched in 11 cities by EE

The UK's first fourth generation (4G) mobile service has gone live in 11 cities.

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Idris Elba to be the first black actor to play James Bond?

Idris Elba has been considered for the role of James Bond, according to Naomie Harris.

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Pizza delivery man killed for being 40 minutes late

A pizza delivery man was killed by a furious client in Mexico for being 40 minutes late, according to police.

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'Shoplifter' runs into trouble

An alleged shoplifter was left with his trousers down after being hit by a car as he ran out of an Asda store.

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Czech man with no heart dies after six months

A Czech father of one who survived for more than six months without a real heart has died at the age of 37.

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Amber Jacobs, 6, to be crowned world's youngest DJ

Amber Jacobs is playing at an event later this month where she will be crowned the youngest DJ on the airwaves by Guinness World Records.

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Police use Taser on blind man after mistake

A police force has apologised after an officer used a Taser on a blind man whose white stick was mistaken for a sword.

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Memorial for teenage cyber bullying victim

Tributes from across the world are being paid to a 15-year-old girl from Canada who killed herself after being bullied online.

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Will bronze statue Verity regenerate Ilfracombe?

The artistic merit of Damien Hirst's giant bronze statue of a pregnant woman has split opinions in Ilfracombe, but it also raises the issue of the role of public art in regenerating a town.

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Man dies after eating live cockroaches

The winner of a cockroach-eating contest has died minutes after downing dozens of the live bugs.

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April Jones: Matthew Woods jailed for Facebook posts

A Lancashire man who posted offensive comments on Facebook about missing five-year-old April Jones has been jailed for 12 weeks.

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Mike Tyson denied visas down under

FORMER world boxing champion Mike Tyson must be kept out of Australia.

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Stolen dog finds its own way home

A dog from Lancashire has found its own way home after being stolen from a petrol station two miles away.

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Human finger found in fish

A human finger found inside a fish in Idaho has been traced to a wakeboarder who lost four fingers in an accident months before.

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UK's fattest man: 'I hate myself'

At his fattest, Paul Mason would consume up to 20,000 calories every day.

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Michael Jackson talks about Black culture and Africa

When we think of Michael Jackson, we think of an African-American superstar whose celebrity transcended race and colour.

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Michelle Obama depicted as Half Naked Slave?

A magazine in Spain, Magazine Fuera de Serie, has published a photoshopped image of a partially nude First Lady Michelle Obama.

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