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  • Evans fury at check-in desk snub

    DJ Chris Evans vented his fury at British Airways online after not being allowed on a plane to fly back to the UK. The broadcaster, who presents the Radio 2 breakfast show, told his fans in a series of tweets how he had been stranded in France. He said

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  • Mother who tripped on back step, breaking her ankle has leg AMPUTATED

    You never think the worst will happen to you, but for Bec Reed, 43, what began as a completely normal day, resulted in a harrowing life change. 'It just went numb and all floppy and my kids were telling me 'just stand up' and I couldn't,' she told Daily Mail Australia. The doctors told Reed she had broken her ankle 'spectacularly' but after a week in hospital, three surgical wounds, plates, screws and pins fusions, she headed home, thinking her ordeal was over.

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  • Victoria Beckham And Harper Are A Super Fashionable Duo In Marrakech

    As if we couldn't be any more jealous of the Beckhams' Marrakech holiday (all in aid of David Beckham's 40th birthday, of course), Victoria goes and posts this adorable photo with Harper, as they rock gorgeous matching kaftans. The Spice Girl took some time for her own cultural trip after helping her husband celebrate the big 4-0, taking a visit to Jardin Majorelle, a botanical garden owned by late designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé. Yves Saint Laurent's ashes are also scattered in the garden.

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  • Sky? Skype? EU court backs Murdoch over Microsoft in name battle

    In a clash of corporate titans over naming rights in a fast-changing industry, Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT - news) and its Skype phone service came out on the losing side of an EU court battle on Tuesday with Rupert Murdoch's television business Sky (Other OTC: BSYBF - news) . Judges at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg upheld a complaint that the British broadcaster lodged a decade ago with the EU trademark authority in which it said the Skype name and logo risked being confused by consumers because they sounded and looked too similar to "Sky". U.S. tech giant Microsoft, which owns the Skype service, may appeal.

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  • Top Gear in fresh 'pikey' probe

    Top Gear could be heading for more trouble after communications watchdog Ofcom confirmed it was investigating a complaint over the use of the word "pikey". A representative of the Traveller Movement complained after a scene in which the show's now ex-host Jeremy Clarkson was seen holding a placard with the words 'Pikey's Peak' while Richard Hammond drove a car up a mountain. Speaking at the time, a spokesman for the Traveller Movement said they were "horrified" by the " BBC's green-lighting of the use of the word", It is not the first time the controversial motoring show - and its former presenters - have run into trouble.

    Press Association
  • Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal

    Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade. The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, but its turret was covered with fabric and only the platform was visible. The Armata will be a highlight of the military parade on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. About 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in the parade on Red Square.

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  • Princess Charlotte chosen by royals

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Princess Charlotte - a decision which will be seen as a touching tribute to the Prince of Wales. William and Kate have also recognised the Queen - Elizabeth II - and the Duke's mother Diana, Princess of Wales, as their daughter's full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. William's uncle Earl Spencer tweeted his approval of the names chosen by the Cambridges soon after their announcement.

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  • General Election 2015: Campaign Trail Gets Underway (59 photos)

    One of the most closely-contested general elections for decades is formally getting under way. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after returning from Buckingham Palace, Mr Cameron said that the May 7 poll offered voters a "stark choice" between him and

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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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  • French fighter jets find takers in a worried world

    By John Irish RIYADH (Reuters) - After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more. Global appetite for the jets has surged as a result of the United States' diminishing influence in the Arab world along with wider security concerns over the rise of Islamic State insurgents - which Paris is more than happy to assuage. Egypt, India and Qatar have all just signed contracts.

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  • Hidden Camera Catches Student Spitting On Food

    A student has appeared in court after being secretly filmed by her roommates spitting on and spraying glass cleaner over their food. The video shows Hayley King allegedly spitting in multiple containers of food stored in a refrigerator in the off-campus house she shared with two other female students from the University of South Carolina. Columbia Police arrested the 22-year-old for unlawful, malicious tampering with human drug product or food, which could carry a jail sentence of up to 20 years.

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  • Beyonce and Rihanna steal the show on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet

    Rihanna and Beyonce may have been among the last to arrive at the 2015 Met Gala in New York – but their extraordinary outfits ensured they still got plenty of attention. Beyonce and her husband Jay Z arrived so late that many photographers were giving up and leaving the annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

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  • Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Shines at Kentucky Derby

    Standing alongside her dad, Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn smiled for the cameras at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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  • Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard 'treasure'

    Nearly 300 years after the pirate Blackbeard's flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, a shipwreck-hunting company and the state are battling over treasure linked to the vessel — but they're fighting with legal filings, not cutlasses, and the treasure is $14 million in disputed revenue and contract violations. The Florida-based company, Intersal Inc., found little loot when it discovered the Queen Anne's Revenge almost 20 years ago, but it eventually gained a contract for rights to photos and videos of the wreck and of the recovery, study and preservation of its historic artifacts.

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  • Ed Balls 'plans £45billion tax raid in first budget'

    Well-placed City sources say Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wants to move quickly to cut the deficit further – without significantly cutting public spending.

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  • The 10 Universities That Increase Career Earnings the Most

    A new report uses an ingenious system to determine which schools best help their graduates get well paid.

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  • AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym

    David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said. Efforts to revive Goldberg, who was vacationing with family and friends, were unsuccessful. The family is planning a service in Silicon Valley on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Avengers Director Quits Twitter Over Criticism

    Film director Joss Whedon has quit Twitter after criticism of his latest movie, Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The 50-year-old filmmaker, who also directed 2012's Avengers Assemble, deleted his account after fans panned the plot of the Marvel sequel. They

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  • Cop Sues After Free Starbucks Spills On Him

    A police officer is suing Starbucks for $50,000 (£33,000) after he was scalded when a free cup of coffee spilled in his lap. Matthew Kohr's lawyers say he suffered burns, blisters and emotional damage from the ordeal in January 2012. He had been given the beverage at a Starbucks in the city of Raleigh for free because he was a uniformed officer.

    Sky News
  • Lauren Goodger Shows Off Weight Loss In Gorgeous Dress At Pregnant Billi Mucklow's Baby Shower

    Having already admitted that she's feeling more confident than ever after her recent weight loss, Lauren Goodger looked a million bucks as she helped her TOWIE pal celebrate her baby shower. Lauren flaunted her trim figure in a low-cut midi dress, looking totally happy and healthy with friends, who'd gathered to watch Billi Mucklow announce whether she's having a baby boy or girl.

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