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  • Unintentionally, the Greeks have done themselves a favour. Soon, they will be out of the euro

    For a change, I find myself in some agreement with the French economist Thomas Piketty, at least in terms of what he has to say today on the Greek debt standoff , if very little else. This is what many Greeks, including apparently the Greek government, fail to understand, or rather refuse to acknowledge.

    Telegraph
  • Dad And Toddler Parade ISIS Flags Outside Houses Of Parliament

    A dad was stopped by police outside the Houses of Parliament after he was spotted waving the ISIS flag with his young daughter. The unidentified man made the provocative gesture on the weekend before the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in London. Police stopped and questioned the man - who was carrying the toddler waving the jihadist flag on his shoulders - as he walked past Big Ben.

    Yahoo News
  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said.

    Associated Press
  • What A Greek Meltdown Means For The UK

    The problems in Greece will have an impact on British shores and the Government insists there are contingency plans. Here is how the crisis could affect you: ::  We're not in the Euro so why will this hit the British economy? The European Union

    Sky News 50 mins ago
  • Britney Spears and Her Sons Recreates 'Oops I Did it Again' Album Cover

    How cute is this! Britney Spears recreates her iconic 'Oops I Did It Again' album cover - only this time she’s got some help. 

    HollyScoop
  • Soap spoilers: EastEnders arrest, Corrie kiss, Emmerdale scam, Hollyoaks discovery

    EastEnders' couple Ian and Jane Beale will face their worst fears when the police arrive on Albert Square to arrest a new suspect in Lucy's murder case. With almost 15 months approaching since Lucy was murdered, Ian (Adam Woodyatt) and Jane will find themselves experiencing a new nightmare when the police believe they have found the culprit. The residents of Albert Square are shocked to wake to front page news revealing that there is a new suspect in Lucy's case and Ian, in particular, struggles to process the news. Feeling overwhelmed, Ian heads to the restaurant, but after a conversation with Sharon, decides to return home where he drops a bombshell on his family.

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  • Alton Towers Victim's 'Inspirational' Picture

    A 17-year-old girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has posted an "inspirational" picture of her recovery. Leah Washington, from Barnsley, is seen surrounded by beaming friends and family just a month after suffering life-changing injuries. Miss Washington, who was sitting in the front row of the ride with her boyfriend Joe Pugh, 18,  could receive "several million pounds" in compensation, according to her lawyer.

    Sky News
  • Germany: Greeks Have 'Torn Down Last Bridges'

    Germany's deputy chancellor has said new negotiations with Greece are "difficult to imagine" after the No vote in the referendum. He said Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza government were "leading the Greek people on a path of bitter abandonment and hopelessness". Mr Gabriel, who is also Germany's economics minister, said Mr Tsipras had "torn down the last bridges on which Greece and Europe could have moved towards a compromise".

    Sky News
  • Princess Charlotte is christened

    Princess Charlotte was christened in front of the Queen and close family and friends today as the Cambridges had their first public outing as a family of four. The nine-week-old was welcomed into the Christian faith, watched by proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and older brother Prince George. Great-grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, grandparents the Prince of Wales and Carole and Michael Middleton, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate's siblings Pippa and James Middleton joined Charlotte's five godparents for the celebratory occasion at Church of St Mary Magdalene in Norfolk.

    Press Association
  • Scarily Accurate — This Quiz Tells You Exactly How Rational You Are

    Beyond the Meyers-Briggs test lies a fount of other, even more strangely enticing quizzes designed to probe and expose different aspects of your personality. What does your birth order say about your personality? Just in case you've gotten to the bottom of all of these questions, the folks over at ClearerThinking have developed a quiz that measures your capacity for rational thinking against that of the average person. Founded by Spencer Greenberg, a mathematician and entrepreneur, ClearerThinking is set up as a one-stop shop for solving any problems you may have with decision-making and — here's where it all comes together — clearer thinking overall.

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  • Premier League - Ian Ayre: Liverpool can still afford the best players

    The Reds have already made considerable strides with their summer recruitment plans with six first-team signings already, including Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino, whose £29million deal will make him their second most expensive signing. Liverpool also remain in the hunt for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, although they value him at less than his release clause of £32.5m. Spending this year has not matched that of 12 months ago, when £110m was invested in eight players on the back of Luis Suarez's £75m sale to Barcelona.

    PA Sport Report
  • X Factor Auditions Off As Cowell's Mother Dies

    Auditions for the X Factor have been cancelled after the death of judge Simon Cowell's mother. Julie Cowell died on Sunday at the age of 89. The first try-outs for the new-look show were expected to be attended by Cowell and fellow judges Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, as well as new presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

    Sky News
  • A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

    At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year. While his teenage mother has been allowed to stay in the U.S. and seek a green card under a federal program for abused, abandoned and neglected children, Joshua has been classified as an enforcement priority by immigration prosecutors, his lawyer said. "I fought so much for him to be here with me and now they yank him from my hands," said Dunia Bueso, the boy's now-18-year-old mother.

    Associated Press
  • Anger As Distressed Woman Taunted On M3 Bridge

    Police have condemned members of the public who taunted a distressed woman as she stood on a bridge over the M3 motorway. One driver in the traffic jam tweeted Surrey Police, saying: "Tell her to get on with it. The user added: "Surrey police, can't you rubber bullet the jumper on M3/A316 and get the traffic moving?

    Sky News
  • Kit Harington’s long hair sparks Game of Thrones speculation

    It’s not normal that an actor’s hair length sparks intensive speculation about their character’s future, but Game of Thrones fans are holding on to their last hope. Kit Harington, whose character Jon Snow was – spoiler alert – killed off in the season five finale, seems to have kept his hair long, fuelling rumours that Jon Snow may not be as dead as he seems. Harington has previously told The Independent that his contract obliged him to keep his hair long for the duration of the show, but that he planned to “cut it off quite soon.

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  • Farmer tracks stolen quad bike to back street using satellite signal

    A FARMER has recovered his stolen quad after following a satellite signal to Burnley.

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  • Man Dies After Lighting Firework On His Head

    A man has been killed after he placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and tried to set it off, authorities have revealed. Devon Staples had been drinking with his friends to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday at a house in Calais, Maine. The 22-year-old then placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube before setting it off.

    Sky News
  • Paddleboarders Surrounded By Great Whites And Yet Somehow Find It Hilarious

    A pair of paddleboarders on Sunset Beach in Orange County, Southern California have captured the terrifying moment they were surrounded by great white sharks. In the incredible GoPro footage, Joseph Truckles and Courtney Hemerick remain cool, calm and collected as they record the sharks both above and below the water as they swim beneath their paddleboards.

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  • Magnet man attempts to outwit 10p machine on Palace Pier

    Vladimir Ivanov, of West Street, Burgess Hill, has been prosecuted after apparently trying to use a magnet to attract coins at one of the machines in Brighton Pier. Staff grew suspicious as they watched him in front of the 10p pusher on the afternoon of April 20. A spokesman for Sussex Police said they found a “large magnet” on Ivanov – and he was unable to explain why he had it. He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court earlier this month where, speaking through a Russian interpreter, he pleaded guilty to going equipped for theft.

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  • Some Guy Put His Cat Through An Airport X-ray Machine And Everyone Freaked Out

    Going through airport security is a painful process at the best of times, with all the unbuckling, unlacing, overt touching and incessant beeping. However, for one man who placed his cat through a

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