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  • Plane Plunges 13,000ft As Both Engines Fail

    A Singapore Airlines passenger plane carrying 194 people dropped 13,000ft after both engines lost power in a "huge storm". The Airbus A330-300 was three and a half hours into its five-hour flight from Singapore to Shanghai when its Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines failed at 39,000ft. SQ836 continued normally to Shanghai and landed at 10.56pm local time on Saturday, Singapore Airlines said.

    Sky News
  • Cameron took out maximum taxpayer-funded mortgage - then paid off own £75k loan four months later

    David Cameron was dragged personally into the expenses row last night after it was revealed that he paid off a loan on his London home shortly after taking out a £350,000 taxpayer-funded mortgage on his constituency house. Following a Mail on Sunday investigation Mr Cameron could now face searching questions about his own expense claims. By nominating it as his second home, he was able to claim for the mortgage interest payments under the now-infamous Commons’ Additional Costs Allowance (ACA).

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  • World Cup - South Africa allegedly paid bribes 'worth £6.5 million' to FIFA

    South Africa paid 10million US dollars (£6.5million) in bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup - and the cash was transferred via a FIFA account, according to the US attorney general's full indictment against 14 FIFA officials. The money was allegedly paid to former FIFA members Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer. A separate cash payment in 10,000-dollar stacks was collected from a hotel room in Paris from a high-ranking South African bid committee official.

    PA Sport 48 mins ago
  • Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright wedding: See pictures as guests arrive for celeb-packed wedding

    Former Corrie star Michelle Keegan tied the knot with The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright in a celeb-packed ceremony in Suffolk. Brooke Vincent, Sacha Parkinson and Anthony Cotton were amongst the Coronation Street stars past and present that attended the ceremony, held in St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds. Towie stars who joined the couple for their special day included James Argent and Lydia Bright. Bridesmaids were thought to include Wright's sisters Jessica and Natalya, Keegan's stepsister Nichola, her cousins Gemma, Katy and Lauren, and her best friend Becky Hatch.

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  • James Martin on taking over Top Gear and having lunch with the Queen

    The petrolhead chef would want Jamie Oliver to play him in his biopic - but if he's not available Clint Eastwood would do...

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  • Rate Of Executions Doubles In Saudi Arabia

    Three more people have been put to death in Saudi Arabia, meaning it has executed more people this year than it did in the whole of 2014. The kingdom , which enforces a strict version of Islamic sharia law, carried out its 88th execution on Tuesday, surpassing the 87 prisoners killed last year. The interior ministry said the latest to be put to death were Saudis Awad al Rowaili and Lafi al Shammary, who were convicted of smuggling amphetamines.

    Sky News
  • Coronation Street: Dev Alahan returns to Weatherfield with a secret

    Coronation Street's Dev Alahan will return to Weatherfield next week, but it soon becomes clear that he has something on his mind. Although both Julie Carp and Mary Taylor are looking forward to welcoming Dev (Jimmi Harkishin) home from India, they are also nervous about how he will react to the news of the fire.

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  • Nicole Scherzinger Is Going Through A 'Very Transformative Time' After Lewis Hamilton Split

    After splitting from Lewis Hamilton back in February (*SOB*), Nicole Scherzinger has admitted that she's now going through a "very transformative time" in her life. "Kendall usually goes for bad boys like Chris Brown and Justin Bieber so Lewis could be a good influence on her.

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  • Khloe Kardashian's Instagram Post Being Called Disrespectful and Racist

    The youngest Kardashian sister is currently enjoying some time in Dubai but Khloe hasn’t escaped controversy.

  • Imogen Thomas Announces She's Pregnant With Her Second Child!

    Imogen Thomas is having one heck of a Bank Holiday Monday, as she's just announced she's pregnant with her second child. HURRAH - HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, IMOGEN! Taking to Twitter, the 32-year-old Welsh model was beaming with happiness, writing: "I'm going

  • Report: Hamas unlawfully executed ‘collaborators’ in front of hundreds

    Islamist terror group Hamas publicly executed six men using AK-47s outside a mosque in front of hundreds of spectators including children, a report will reveal today. Hamas, the largest of several Palestinian military Islamist groups, announced the men were ‘collaborators’ who had been sentenced to death in ‘revolutionary courts’.

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  • Tycoons who bankrolled Madeleine fund refuse to fund McCanns' legal defence

    Millionaires who bankrolled the campaign to find Madeleine McCann are refusing to fund her parents' legal defence. Two wealthy individuals who helped Kate and Gerry McCann in their global search for Madeleine now say they will not pledge any more cash at this time.

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  • Cliff Richard sells the £3million British mansion raided by police

    Has Cliff Richard been driven into exile? There are those who mock the suspiciously thick thatch of conker-brown hair, the veneer-white teeth and magnificent year-round tan, but, until recently, no one could deny that, at 74, he was holding back the ravages of time very successfully.

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  • X Factor's Chris Maloney reveals: I spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery because of internet trolls

    Former X Factor finalist Chris Maloney has revealed he spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery after being bullied by internet trolls about his looks. “X Factor was great, but as the series was going on and the further that I got in the competition, I was getting really bad trolls and they were telling me that they were going to kill me, shoot me, that I was ugly, that I had a big nose… and it just affected me so much and at the end of the final, I did have a breakdown.

  • Is this Cristiano Ronaldo's new girlfriend?

    Cristiano Ronaldo has found a replacement for Irina Shayk - a stunning Italian model with the same bee-stung lips as his Russian ex. Victoria’s Secret beauty Irina, 29, reportedly dumped the Real Madrid ace five months ago after he confessed to messaging a string of women behind her back. The 24-year-old from Rome, an ex-of Silvio Berlusconi’s son Luigi, consoled Cristiano in Madrid after his side’s crushing semi-final Champions League defeat to Juventus earlier this month. Italian papers claim Alessia, a Miss Italy 2011 finalist, accepted a VIP invite from the former Manchester United striker to watch the game before spending the night with her new man.

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  • Zezo Cartoons - football humour (9 photos)

    Ace cartoonist Zezo brings you his hilarious take on the world of football. Steven Gerrard, Xavi, Jurgen Klopp and Didier Drogba bid farewell. For Stevie G, something's missing though... The tomatoes have turned to flowers for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

  • Westboro Baptist Church Just Tried To Troll JK Rowling And Lost Spectacularly

    The perennially angry and oh-so homophobic Westboro Baptist Church attempted to troll JK Rowling on Tuesday evening and failed on a multitude of levels. It all started with this story... JK Rowl

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  • Greased Lightning! NASA Drone Advances Unmanned Craft

    A huge, 10-engine drone dubbed "Greased Lightning" successfully completed a series of flight tests recently, paving the way for new types of unmanned vehicles that could one day carry people. Earlier this spring, NASA engineers flew the so-called GL-10 (the "GL" stands for "Greased Lightning") prototype drone at a military base located about two hours away from the agency's Langley Research Center in Virginia. "It could be used for small package delivery or vertical takeoff and landing, [and] long-endurance surveillance for agriculture, mapping and other applications," Bill Fredericks, an aerospace engineer at the Langley Research Center, said in a statement.
  • Nigeria paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end crisis

    Nigeria's outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel crisis crippling the economy days before the inauguration of a new president in the country, oil suppliers said Wednesday. Nigeria — Africa's biggest oil producer— generates more than 2 million barrels of petroleum a day but imports the refined product because its refineries are not maintained. The country frequently suffers fuel shortages, but the disruption caused by the latest is unprecedented.

    Associated Press