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  • Has the mystery of DB Cooper been solved?

    It is 44 years since a man known only as DB Cooper leapt out of a hijacked 727 airliner with a parachute on his back and a bag stuffed with $200,000 (£132,000) of bank notes. No trace of him has ever been found. But now a new theory suggests he may have been a grocery store manager who disappeared before the hijacking. Lisa Lepsy said she remembered watching news coverage of the audacious airborne heist on television two years after her father, Dick, failed to return from work. "We were all sitting on the couch watching Walter Cronkite," she told WZZM, a local TV station, referring to the news anchor. "When the composite sketch of DB Cooper came on the TV screen, everyone looked at each other q
  • Turkey releases recording of warnings to Russian plane

    Turkey released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military’s warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria. The recordings, made available to The ...

    Associated Press 4 mins ago
  • Dutch court rules that migrants' right to food, shelter not unconditional

    A Dutch high court on Thursday upheld a government policy of withholding food and shelter to rejected asylum-seekers who refuse to be repatriated, giving legal backing to one of Europe's toughest immigration policies. The Raad van State or Council of State, which reviews the legality of government decisions, found that the new policy of conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte does not contravene the European Convention on Human Rights. A rejected asylum seeker does not have the right to appeal to the European Social Charter, it said.

    Reuters 26 mins ago
  • I'm A Celebrity 2015: It all started kicking off, and Lady C threw some serious insults

    Pretty much everyone stuck their oar in and joined in the arrguing, but it was Lady C that Twitter was talking about.

  • Couple who pretended to be strangers after staging car crash caught out on Facebook

    The couple – who have two children – will be sentenced later today.
  • US 'concerns' over Russian missile system

    Russia's decision to deploy its most hi-tech air defense system to its base in Syria is raising "significant concerns" for the US military, a US official said Wednesday.

  • Bodyshamed Mother Inspires Other Women To Proudly Share Pics Of Their Mum Bods

    New mum Mel Rymill was told she must “obviously” want to lose her baby weight by her personal trainer. A mum who was told she must “obviously” want to lose her baby weight, has kick-started a trend of women baring their mum bods on social media. Mel Rymill, from Australia, garnered support after posting a candid photo and story online.

    UKParenting 29 mins ago
  • Jodie Marsh Casually Reveals That She Is Now A Mum

    When Jodie Marsh revealed that she had tied the knot to Jamie Placido in a top secret Barbados ceremony back in August, we naively assumed that she was done with her share of surprises for the year 2015.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • This is America's new $13 billion warship

    The US Navy is just months away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet...

    Business Insider
  • Actress Ordered to Pay Child Support for Son Born Via Surrogate

    Television personality and actress Sherri Shepherd has been found legally responsible for a child born to a surrogate she and her ex-husband hired before they divorced, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled this week in upholding the surrogacy contract. The ruling means she must continue paying $4,100 a month in child support, according to a lawyer for ex-husband Lamar Sally, who is raising the 1-year-old boy in Los Angeles. It’s all good,” Sally told The Associated Press on Tuesday. STORY: Sofia Vergara’s Ex Wants to Have Her Baby—Even Though They Split Up She had paid more than $100,000 and Sally another $5,000 for a suburban Philadelphia surrogate to carry the child conceived through a procedure that used his sperm and a donor egg.

    Yahoo Parenting Contributors
  • Syria: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane for violating air space

    A Russian warplane has crashed in Syria near the Turkish border on 24 November, according to local reports. The plane fell over Jebel al-Turkman mountain in Latakia, near the border with Turkey. Russian media, the Russian defence ministry, and the Turkish presidency are reporting that the downed jet was a Russian-made Su-24. The Russian defence ministry claimed the jet "hadn't violated Turkish airspace" and said it can prove the aircraft "was over Syria for whole flight". Both pilots ejected and were seen parachuting to the ground. It is unclear which nation the jet belonged to, but suspected Russian helicopters were spotted searching for the pilots. One of the pilots of the downed jet has been detained by Turkmen forces allied with Turkey, according to CNN Turk. Turkish security sources told CNN Turk that there has been an air space violation and the warplane was downed. Reuters quoted a Turkish military official as saying that the downed jet was warned ten times in five minutes before being shot down by their own F-16 fighter jets. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has ordered the foreign ministry to hold consultations with NATO, the UN, and related countries on Syrian border developments. Images shared on Twitter showed the jet's fiery plummet to Earth and smoke rising from the crash site. History of Russian jets over Turkey In October, Turkey scrambled a pair of F-16 jets to intercept Russian warplanes which had allegedly violated its airspace. The Russian ambassador was also summoned to the ministry in protest against the violation. Turkey urged Russia not to repeat the violation or it would be held "responsible for any undesired incident that may occur". Russia and Turkey have long been at odds over Syria, with Russian president Vladimir Putin emerging as President Bashar al-Assad's main international supporter, and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeking his removal as key to the solution to the conflict. Turkey has given funds and arms to Islamist rebels seeking to oust the Syrian president and has been lobbying for an IS-free safe zone, where some of the two million Syrian refugees could be hosted. Erdogan has accused Syrian military of turning a blind eye to the killing of dozens of civilians. Turkey had warned Russia that it must stop bombing "civilian Turkmen villages" in Syria close to the Turkish border. The Russian ambassador to Ankara was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry to hear the protest. Turkey warned that bombing villages populated by the Turkmen minority could lead to "serious consequences". Assad forces have launched a ground offensive on the mainly Turkmen villages in Bayir Bucak, north-west Latakia province.

    International Business Times
  • The Good People Of Scotland Are Really Determined To Take On ISIS

    ISIS might be threatening to wage an all-out war on the Western world, but it seems that they haven’t thought about having to deal with the might of Scotland and it’s people.
  • Wayne Rooney Slammed by Roy Keane, Told to Cut WWE Antics After PSV Draw

    Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane branded current skipper Wayne Rooney "awful" following the Red Devils' drab 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday...

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  • 8 ‘healthy’ foods and drinks that are actually bad for you (8 photos)

    Trying to drop a few pounds to fit in to that little sparkly little number you plan on wearing to the office holiday party? These foods and drinks may seem healthy, but might be stopping you from finally dropping that last little bit of weight before holiday party season goes into full swing.  All photos via Thinkstock

    Melissa Dunne
  • Tim Wonnacott quits Bargain Hunt in wake of suspension rumours

    Tim Wonnacott has stepped down from the BBC's Bargain Hunt after reportedly being suspended from the show.

    Press Association
  • What Is a Mourning Moon? Why You Should Care About Tonight's Full Moon

    It's an important moment in the Pagan religion.

  • A Student's Just Designed A Gun You Can Print Out At Home - And It Shoots Real Bullets

    James Patrick's PM522 Washbear is a gun which can fire up to eight bullets between reloads. According to Fox News, Patrick added detectable metal rods to comply with US gun regulations, to avoid his blueprint being removed from the internet - something which previously happened to entrepreneur Cody Wilson when he debuted his Liberator 3D printed gun in 2013. Patrick has been "working on the gun for months", and as a result, created the world's first functional 3D-printed repeating firearm that has been printed using a consumer 3D printer.

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  • HOT FOOTBALL GOSSIP: Costa, Higuain, Cahill, Hummels, Nasri, Isco

    It’s wasn’t immediately clear what Jose Mourinho was furiously screaming at Diego Costa from the touchline during their lover’s tiff in Chelsea’s Champions League win at Maccabi Tel Aviv, but we can now reveal it was something like: “You must not know about me, you must not know about me. The paper reports that Costa is far from irreplaceable at Chelsea, who will spend the next few weeks in the lead-up to January “considering their options” in the centre-forward department. The Guardian claims that Antoine Griezmann and Gonzalo Higuain would be the top targets, but they’re unlikely to be available in January.

    Kevin Darling
  • Protesters block tunnel at London's Heathrow airport

    Activists opposed to the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport blocked an approach tunnel on Thursday by chaining themselves to a parked vehicle, sowing traffic chaos around Europe's busiest airport. The airport said police were dealing with a protest in a tunnel used by cars and taxis to access its terminals. "We can confirm there is a protest taking place in the inbound tunnel which is currently affecting traffic around the central terminal area," Heathrow said in a statement.

    Reuters - UK Focus 52 mins ago