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Death toll continues to rise amid Nepal devastation

'We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country', says an official.

  • Simon Cowell Cuddles Baby Eric In Bed And Watches The Lion King In Adorable Photo

    Simon Cowell is back to proving that he is a hands-on dad after sharing another photo of himself spending some quality time with fourteen-month-old son, Eric. Taking to his Twitter account to share the candid snap, the pic shows father and son cuddling up in bed, with Eric absolutely engrossed in The Lion King, which is playing on an iPad that Si is holding up. Accompanying the cutesy post with the simple caption: "After watching the Jungle Book 1000 times we have moved onto the Lion King", the 55-year-old music mogul couldn't look more relaxed as he soaked in some quality time with his little'un.

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  • Romeo Beckham Bursts Into Tears After Completing The Junior London Marathon

    Romeo Beckham has had his entire family gushing about how proud they are of him after completing the junior London Marathon in just under twenty minutes earlier today, but it looks as though the pressure of the run may have become too much for the twelve year old, who was papped bursting into tears after the race. This is just the cutest thing ever, cheer up Romeo - you did amazingly! The Burberry model was quickly surrounded by Victoria and David Beckham, as well as big brother Brooklyn and little brother Cruz, who all tried to comfort the tearful runner as he found himself getting a little bit overwhelmed.

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  • Britain’s Got Talent preview: sexy Lisa Sampson runs rings round the judges

    Britain’s Got Talent is back with the third auditions show from the 2015 series on Saturday night (April 25 at 8pm on STV) and today we’ve got more juicy previews for you to feast your eyes on ahead of the programme. Enter Lisa Sampson, a 35-year-old self-taught hula hoop instructor and mum from West Sussex, who takes to the stage in the hope of impressing the judges. Spinning hoops around her arms, legs and feet – all at the same time – will Lisa’s routine inspire the panel? Get all the latest Britain’s Got Talent news, gossip, photos and videos from stv.tv/talent.

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  • Britain could lose 14% of its GDP by 2030, study says

    Britain could lose 14% of its GDP by 2030 if it leaves the European Union, a study by the Bertelsmann Foundation and Ifo economic research institute said. The worst case scenario put forth by the study estimated that Britain's GDP could be £224bn less than would otherwise be the case by 2030, with losses mainly in financial services, automobile, chemical and the mechanical sectors.The institutes noted that the losses the rest of the EU would suffer would be far lower. Germany's GDP could lose between 0.3% and 2% per year by 2030 but other European nations might lose more, the study said.

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  • Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

    With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S. Up to now, the oil and gas industry has generally argued that any such link requires further study. The potential for man-made quakes "is an important and legitimate concern that must be taken very seriously by regulators and industry," said Jason Bordoff, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

    In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs. Jenner let his hair down — literally loosening a ponytail and letting his hair flow past his shoulders — in a symbolic moment at the start of his two-hour interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that was televised Friday.

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  • London Marathon: The craziest and most memorable outfits (15 photos)

    Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopia's Tigist Tufa were the winners of the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the London Marathon on Sunday, but frankly many people cared more about the bonkers outfits worn by some of the fun runners. The event was a huge success again with fans packing the roads around the capital, and many of the following crazy outfits were worn in the name of good causes – which is just as well.

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  • Bitter Boss Whose Nurse Left Over Long Hours Gives Her Final Wages In Mountain Of 2p Coins

    A bitter hospital boss whose nurse quit over her long hours paid her final month's salary in coins worth 2p. Genji Hsing left her job at a clinic, only to get her final wages in several huge plastic bags containing near-worthless currency. Hsing, 34, was even told to count out the mountain of coins before she was allowed to take it home in Taiwan's Taichung City.

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  • VIDEO: Storage Hunters star praises Lancashire Police after dramatic arrest caught on camera

    STORAGE Hunter turned roving reporter Jesse McClure was given a guided tour of Lancashire Police’s headquarters by the officers he caught on film a day earlier. The American TV star’s visit to Greenbank, off Whitebirk Drive in Blackburn, came after footage of a dramatic police chase in Burnley went viral, topping one million views on the internet since it was uploaded on Tuesday. The 90-second clip showed police officers boxing in a suspected stolen car before hauling its occupants away. The Californian said he was later approached by police via Twitter after publicly praising officers for their handling of the situation in the Lancashire Telegraph.

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  • Fridge-freezer pushed off Bournemouth rail bridge into path of train - BBC News

    A group of people pushed a large fridge-freezer off a railway bridge into the path of an oncoming train, police have said. Two or three people hoisted the appliance over shoulder-height railings and dumped it on to the tracks below, British Transport Police (BTP) believe. The London Waterloo to Poole train hit the object as it approached the footbridge in Bournemouth on Wednesday. It was forced to stop after the fridge smashed to pieces.

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  • Billion-euro terminal in Spain could be yours for ONE POUND

    A pound will buy you one and a half tins of beans, two packets of crisps – or an airport in Spain. Ciudad Real airport was built in 2009 at a cost of more €1billion – Spain’s economy having taken off – but was closed three years later when its parent company fell into financial difficulties.

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  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1PJ1yHs).

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  • Kieron Richardson Marries Carl Hyland With His Hollyoaks Castmates Dressing Up In Bridal Gowns

    The gorgeous actor was surrounded by a whole load of his fancy soap star pals as he and Carl said 'I do' during a lavish ceremony on Saturday, with the whopping TWELVE bridesmaids donning long, white gowns that made them look like they were the ones about to embark on a lifetime of happiness. Among the bridesmaids were Kieran's co-stars Jennifer Metcalfe and Gemma Merna, who posed for pictures alongside the other ten in front of the Buxton Dome in Devon, with all of the happy couple's friends and family clearly struggling to hold back their MASSIVE grins.

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  • Suchet's wife loses dementia battle

    The wife of f ormer television newsreader John Suchet has died following a decade-long battle with dementia. Adored wife of John, devoted mother of Alec and Hereward, mother-in-law of Peta-Jane, grandmother of Finn and Alexa." Her husband, a former ITN stalwart, thanked people on Twitter who offered their condolences. Suchet, 71, has previously said his wife was "taken" by Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Kate Middleton May Have Passed her Due Date and Might Be Induced

    The Great Kate Wait continues across the world for the royal baby who is now thought to be passed due.

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  • Motorists face new rules for hiring vehicles abroad

    British drivers wishing to hire a car abroad will need to take a special code with them from 8 June, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency said on Monday. Motorists wanting to hire a vehicle will be required to have a code, which will be obtainable by logging into the DVLA website, to show convictions for driving offences. The code is being introduced as the paper counterpart on UK driving licences - which records endorsement and fines - will be fully computerised in June and the DVLA has advised motorists to destroy paper counterparts after 8 June.

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  • UK PM Cameron's Conservatives lead Labour by 6 points - Ashcroft poll

    British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives have extended their lead over the opposition Labour Party to six points ahead of a national election on May 7, according to the latest survey published by Lord Ashcroft Polls on Monday. The poll, conducted by telephone between April 24 and 26, found support for the Conservatives at 36 percent, up 2 percent since the previous poll on April 17-19. Support for Labour was unchanged at 30 percent.

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  • Dusty old 1954 Bentley sells for nearly £800,000

    A rare Bentley which has lain gathering dust for years has been bought for almost four times its estimated value - but still needs a full restoration. The 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback was estimated to sell for around £200,000 by auctioneers but ended up being sold for £739,212 - a record for the auction house. Originally commissioned by Welsh racing driver R D Weatherall and painted in his racing colour of purple - the license plate still bears his initials.

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  • Deflation? Oil's 45 percent rebound could be markets' next headache

    By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) - Whisper it, but the next challenge for financial markets and policymakers may not be deflation, but the remarkable surge in oil prices from the six-year low touched in January. Since then, Brent crude futures have risen 45 percent. No fewer than 27 central banks around the world have eased monetary policy to some extent this year in a battle against deflation, slowing growth or both.

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  • Twitter trolls target grieving Kym

    Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed she has received abuse online over the death of her baby son. The actress was devastated when her baby son Archie died when he was born 18 weeks early in 2009. It is horrific to have to read something like that but I would never consider quitting Twitter." The star, who has 579,000 followers on the social network, said she said it was "annoying" she often got abuse for rumours that were untrue.

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