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  • The Most Embarrassing Movie Poster Photoshop Fails

    Sex and the City 2 As you’d expect, the film’s four creaking leads have been airbrushed to within an inch of their pampered lives in the poster. What we weren’t prepared for, and what’s disturbing us very much indeed, is the fact that Kim Cattral’s got

  • Ai Weiwei Denied UK Visa Over 'Conviction'

    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been denied a six-month business visa for the UK after failing to declare a "criminal conviction". The dissident was told he is limited to a three-week trip in a letter from the British Embassy in Beijing. Ai posted a photo of the letter on his Instagram account which said it was "a matter of public record that you have previously received a criminal conviction in China, and you have not declared this".

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  • Well, that’s just swell! Man suffers severe reaction to mosquito bite - and loses his job for taking time off work

    Immediately after he was bitten, Mr Zhang had trouble opening his eyes, while the bite quickly began to ooze pus. Mr Zhang was bitten in the face while at work at a printing factory in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province. Mr Zhang recalled: 'I remember very clearly.

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  • Beautiful Creature Found on Gold Coast

    James and his parents were walking along the beach at the Gold Coast in Queensland, when they came across a beautiful creature. Glaucus atlanticus is a type of sea slug with delicate cerata and a brilliant blue colour. James and his dad picked it up on a shell for a closer look. Credit: YouTube/P Plater Ralliart

  • Chicago man cleared after 17 years in prison shot dead

    A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime has been shot and killed almost three years after being released from prison, police said Wednesday. Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot Tuesday after an argument during "a drug deal gone bad" between Nash and his attacker, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Nash died of multiple gunshot wounds.

    Associated Press
  • Malaysia almost certain debris found off Madagascar is from a Boeing 777

    By Praveen Menon and Tim Hepher KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. Search efforts led by Australia have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia, roughly 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from France's Reunion Island.

  • 21 Beautifully Styled Home Bars (That Will Make You Want To Throw A Party, Pronto) (21 photos)

    A bar definitely isn’t an essential in any home, but it’s most certainly a great addition – both aesthetically and functionally. And the great thing about it is it can be as in-your-face or unassuming as you like. You don’t need much cash to splash either

  • Paris Saint-Germain beats Manchester United 2-0

    Paris Saint-Germain claimed the International Champions Cup with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Wednesday night at Soldier Field. Off the field, PSG might be on the verge of scoring another victory over the Red Devils. Following the game, PSG manager Laurent Blanc said his squad is close to finishing a deal with Manchester United for talented midfielder Angel di Maria, who didn't make the trip to the U.S. for the four-match series.

    Associated Press
  • ‘French Kissing’ Creates Greater Risk of Head and Neck Cancer Than Smoking, Say Doctors

    Contracting Human papilloma virus (HPV) infections through kissing is now a larger risk than smoking for developing head or neck cancer. According to Australian head and neck surgeon, Dr Mahiban Thomas - Oral HPV makes head and neck cancer 250 times more likely with 70% of all US cases being caused by the virus. While HPV is normally linked with cervical cancer - it can infect both men and women.

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  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits

    Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface. The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

  • Why did 'Jihadi John' flee Islamic State?

    British terrorist “Jihadi John” has reportedly left the Islamic State (aka ISIS) group, fearing for his life after being identified six months earlier as a Kuwaiti-born Londoner from a well-to-do family. Jihadi John left because the terrorist organization might drop him "like a stone or worse if they feel he is no longer of any use to them," according to a source for the British news outlet, the Daily Express. Recommended: How much do you know about the Islamic State?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Worcestershire DIY SOS project is completed after serious doubts

    A Worcestershire DIY SOS project which looked in serious danger of not going ahead ahead because of a lack of donations and volunteers has…

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  • No one could quite believe the misfortune of this guy on Brits Behind Bars

    ITV’s new eye-opening documentary Brits Behind Bars delved into the deep, dark stories of a handful of UK citizens who broke foreign laws and are now facing terrifying consequences – even death. One unlucky Brit, not quite behind bars yet facing the threat of imprisonment, was  Dan Macdonald, who was arrested after being found carrying 10kg of cannabis resin at an airport in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Poor Boy Who Asked Postman For JUNK MAIL To Read Is Swamped With Books From Around The World

    Twelve-year-old Mathew Flores was desperate to read something and asked postie Ron Lynch, who does the rounds in Salt Lake City, USA, if he could spare any free adverts. Lynch decided to go one step further and asked if any of his Facebook friends could spare the odd book to donate.

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  • Lost In Space Without a Spacesuit? Here's What Would Happen (Podcast)

    Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and visiting scholar at the Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics. Sutter is also host of the podcasts Ask a Spaceman and RealSpace, and the YouTube series Space In Your Face. You've found yourself "spaced": tossed out of the airlock of a capsule or space station without a spacesuit.
  • Overdose Killed 'Queen of Versailles' Daughter

    Victoria Siegel's death was the result of "acute" methadone and sertraline toxicity, according to the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office. Ms Siegel was the daughter of David and Jackie Siegel, stars of 2012 reality show The Queen of Versailles. The programme chronicled their extravagant lifestyle, including a plan to build a 90,000 sq ft (8,360 sq metre) mansion modelled on the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

    Sky News
  • Drachma revolt adds unease to Greece's awkward alliance

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' power-sharing acrobatics look harder to perform by the day. Opposition parties are propping up his left-wing government long enough to negotiate a new bailout and keep the country in the eurozone, while senior members of his own party, Syriza, have revived a campaign to bring back the drachma. On Thursday, lead bailout negotiators are due in Athens.

    Associated Press
  • Up to £1 million of Class A Drugs Found in Tesco Banana Box

    There must be a rather angry drug dealer somewhere missing at least £600,000 of Class A drugs which was stumbled across by supermarket worker in bananas containers in Tesco in Wokingham, Berkshire. Police officers estimated that each container was worth at least £150,000, and even more at street value. ‘He opened the box and saw the packets underneath the bananas.

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  • Jennifer Lopez - Is it time to cover up?

    Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 46th birthday at the weekend, wearing a daring little black dress with cut-out and see-through panels. Certainly no wallflower, J-Lo has always been proud of her enviable curves, and done her best to flaunt them at any given opportunity. Perhaps J-Lo’s most memorable dare-to-bare outfit was this sheer green slashed-to-the-navel Versace number which she wore to the Grammys 15 years ago.

  • Private tax-free toll bridge up for sale

    A toll bridge home that offers the owners a tax free income has been put up for sale. The Whitney-on-Wye bridge in Herefordshire was built in 1797 by an Act of Parliament that also exempts the toll income from tax. The current owners, Grahame Penny and Maggie Taylor, are selling up after three and a half years at the helm.

    Press Association