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  • British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia

    A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international protest. "I have started to write goodbye letters to members of my family." Sandiford, originally from Redcar in northeast England, wrote that she planned to sing the cheery popular song "Magic Moments" when facing the firing squad.

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  • Ukip Have Actually Called The Cops Over One Little Joke On The BBC

    Ukip has "declared war on the BBC" after a journalist made a joke about leader Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You on Tuesday. Party officials issued a complaint to Kent Police after Tuesday's broadcast, saying the BBC had breached Section 106 of the Representation of the People Act, hampering Farage's chances of election in the constituency. Ukip election strategist Raheem Kassam told the Huffington Post UK: "Camilla Long made false statements about a candidate at this election. Long's comments were made after a feature in the Sunday Times attacking the "erupted spleen" of South Thanet, saying it was "grubby and stuck in the past" and would "suit Nigel Farage to a T".

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  • EasyJet flight from Mallorca to London declares mid-air emergency

    An Easyjet flight on its way to the UK has declared an emergency and will land in Paris. EasyJet Flight U28626 from Palma de Mallorca to London has declared an emergency and is diverting. Follow us on Twitter @DailyMirror - the official Daily Mirror & Mirror Online Twitter account - real news in real time.

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  • The Spice Girls Reunited At David Beckham's Birthday (Erm, But Without Mel B)

    First he joins Instagram, then he hosts an amazeballs £250,000 bash, and then – perhaps the greatest gift of all. The Artist Formerly Known As Scary Spice was seemingly absent from the weekend's festivities, but thankfully Eva Longoria stepped in to ensure that the group never returned to the dark days of the four-piece. Posting the snap on Instagram, Eva seemed proper made up about being an honourary member for the evening, writing: 'I'm the new Spice Girl #LatinaSpice @victoriabeckham@emmabunton @MelanieCmusic @gerihalliwell'.

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  • Drivers hit by cars 'double tax'

    Motorists are being hit by the "double taxing" of cars for the month they change hands under new regulations accompanying the scrapping of the need to show tax discs on windscreens, the AA has said. This double tax is providing the Government with an estimated £38 million windfall, according to the AA. Since October, motorists have not been required to display their vehicle excise duty (VED) car tax discs on their windscreens, with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) logging tax details electronically.

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  • Woman killed after sitting on rail track in Staffordshire

    In a statement read to the hearing on behalf of Miss Upton, British Transport Police coroners’ liaison officer Paul Simmonds said: “When they arrived Miss Pashaeva caused a scene so Miss Upton grabbed her and took her along the platform. Miss Upton was unable to get her off the track. Also known as Emilia Bashaeva, she had a history of heavy drinking and was said to have joked about ‘having vodka for breakfast’.

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  • Police search for missing girls

    Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, left school early on Friday to meet up with their 20-year-old friend Kieran Hartley-Anderson, Essex Police revealed today. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. Chief Inspector Jonathan Baldwin said: "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of Sammy, Siobhan and Kieran as none of them has been seen for nearly two days or have been in touch with relatives or friends.

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  • Look how many celebs were spotted at the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight!

    A host of Hollywood A-listers and sports stars gathered at the MGM Grand to watch Floyd Mayweather comprehensively outpoint Manny Pacquiao in their eagerly-awaited superfight. Stars received loud cheers from the 16,507-strong crowd when footage of them

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  • The Proud Grandparents of Princess Cambridge Rush To Meet Her

    The Duchess of Cambridge's mother and sister Pippa have visited the latest addition to their family today, when they went to Kensington Palace to meet the first Royal Princess for 25 years. Prince William and Kate are yet to reveal the name of their new daughter. They are expected to stay and Kensington Palace for a few days before moving to their country home in Norfolk. Sky's Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills reports.

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  • Tributes paid to Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died aged 34 following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday, prompting a flood of tributes. Figures from across English football paid tribute to Rebecca Ellison, who died on Friday night from breast cancer, with fans applauding during matches and players expressing sympathy to Ferdinand. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement.

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  • Two dead at US Mohammed cartoon event

    Two gunmen were shot dead and a security guard wounded outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas, authorities said, as a bomb squad investigated the gunmen's car. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) organized the event in a suburb of Dallas, featuring far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has been outspoken against Muslims. Police said two men drove up to the conference center in Garland, Texas, and began shooting at a security guard.

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  • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

    Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom. "We just have to give praise to God that we are alive, those of us who have survived," said 27-year-old Lami Musa as she cradled her 5-day-old baby girl. Nigeria's military said it has freed nearly 700 Boko Haram captives in the past week.

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  • FOREX -Dollar off 2-month lows; Aussie on defensive ahead of RBA

    SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, May 4 (Reuters) - The Australian dollar slipped on Monday, dented by speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates on Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar held steady in a respite from its recent selloff. The Australian dollar briefly added to its losses after a private business survey showed that China's factories suffered their fastest drop in activity in a year in April. The Australian dollar, which is seen as a liquid proxy for China plays due to Australia's large trade exposure to China, fell from around $0.7830 to as low as $0.7803 after the release of April's HSBC PMI.

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  • Traditions surrounding a British royal birth

    Prince William and his wife Kate may be modern parents but their second child is a royal and certain traditions will have to be respected. - Once, the Home Secretary, Britain's interior minister, would have been expected to witness births of potential heirs. - William attended the labour the first time around and did so again this time.

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  • 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

    Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. Whitney died of natural causes Friday in her home in the Central California town of Coarsegold, about 50 miles north of Fresno, her son Jonathan Dweck said on Sunday. Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series.

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  • Night Wolves Biker Gang Cross Into Germany

    Members of an ultra-nationalist Russian biker gang who have sparked controversy with a ride through Europe to mark the end of the Second World War have entered Germany. A group from the pro-Kremlin Night Wolves motorcycle club crossed into Germany from Austria on Sunday, according to Bavarian police, but they could not say exactly how many people it included. The ride to retrace the westward route taken by Soviet troops to Berlin has led to anger in some countries.

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  • New Princess More Than The Spare To The Heir

    When Henry VII's army defeated and killed Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485, leaving him to be rediscovered in a Leicester car park centuries later, the Tudor dynasty was vulnerable. Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, in order to heal the rift of the Wars of the Roses and they had a son as heir, called Arthur. They needed a ‘spare’ second son, who they called Henry, just to be sure of the dynasty’s security.

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  • Kim Jong-un snubs Russia visit fearing 'he would become a freak show'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has cancelled a visit to Russia reportedly because the superpower refused to guarantee him special treatment and over fears he would become a 'freak show for the global press'.

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  • Tiger Woods And Lindsey Vonn Announce Split

    Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have broken up after a nearly three-year relationship, with both taking to social media to confirm they were parting ways. "After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship," said the four-time World Cup ski champion and Olympic gold medalist. "I will always admire and respect Tiger.

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  • The Latest on Nepal: Nepal urging foreign rescuers to leave

    Nepal is urging foreign rescuers to return home or go to rural areas saying most of the rescue work is over and the remaining operation can be handled by local workers. Information Minister Minendra Rijal says the major rescue work in the urban areas of the capital Kathmandu and surrounding areas has been completed and there was no need for experts. Since the April 25 earthquake, 4,050 rescue workers from 34 different nations have flown to Nepal to help in rescue operations, provide emergency medical care and distribute food and other necessities.

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