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  • Blondie's birthday: Debbie Harry celebrates the big 70

    Here are seven reasons we love Blondie’s lead singer – one for every decade. Debbie doesn’t seem to have ever doubted that she’s sexy and beautiful. After forming in 1974, Blondie, split up in 1982 due to illness, drug use, and tensions within the band.

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  • 11-Year-Old Schoolgirl Breaks Up With Boyfriend In The Most Epic Way

    Breaking up with someone who cheated on you is always hard but this 11-year-old schoolgirl threw some serious shade at her former boyfriend. After telling him that she gave him two warnings about his ways in the past, she then tells him to not talk to her in middle school and that she never loved him.

    Yahoo News
  • Car drunk filmed in dash-cam crash

    Shocking images of the moment a drink driver swerves erratically before crashing and flipping his car has been captured on camera. The drink driver has been condemned by police for putting "lives in jeopardy" after the incident was caught on a dashboard-mounted camera (dash-cam) by a member of the public. The video has been released by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in a bid to warn people of the dangers of driving under the influence.

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  • Anger as 50 supermarkets to close and plans shelved for dozens of others

    It is the biggest closing down sale in years. In a huge reversal of fortune, Britain’s biggest supermarkets have shut more than 50 loss-making stores and shelved dozens of ones being built. Casualties include Chatteris, Cambs, where a Tesco was mothballed weeks ­before opening. Elsewhere, Tesco is shutting 43 stores, half of them Express branches, and ditching plans for a further 49 new ones in an attempt to save £250million.

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  • Toddler found dead as mum pushed him on park swing had been there for TWO DAYS

    A toddler who was found dead on a park swing as his mother pushed him had been there for TWO DAYS, a medical examiner has said. It was there that they found the boy’s mother, 24-year-old Romechia Simms, who is homeless and suffers from mental health problems, pushing her son. Vonteshia Simms, the child’s grandmother, said: ‘Romechia would never harm my grandson in any type of way.

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  • Knox County poorhouse: From Bible college to 'House of Nightmares' (23 photos)

    The abandoned Knox County Infirmary, an imposing Gothic structure plopped down in the middle of rural Ohio, was better known as the local poorhouse. In the 1950s it was falling apart and closed down, but then a church bought and fixed it up as a Bible college.

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  • Syria's Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily

    Meanwhile, a Syrian rebel group released a video showing 18 Islamic State militants being shot in the backs of their heads. The statement by the Democratic Union Party, or PYD, comes as Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic State group back from the Turkish border — a move that would also outflank any Kurdish attempt to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier. Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have been on the offensive against the IS group in northern Syria for months, and now control a long stretch along the Syria-Turkey border.

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  • IMF says payment delays no help to nations in crisis

    The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that allowing a borrower to delay repayment, as Greece has requested, is generally ineffective in helping a country overcome crisis. "The IMF does not extend payment terms as a matter of longstanding policy," the global crisis lender said in a statement. The IMF executive board, which did not rule on the Greek government's request, will review it "in the coming weeks," a person close to the matter told AFP on Wednesday.

    AFP
  • Tennis - Prospect of Serena doesn't frighten Watson

    Overwhelming 2008 Australian Open semi-finalist Daniela Hantuchova, who also reached three other Grand Slam quarter-finals boasting a career prize money pot standing at over $10m, Watson rolled the dice. Equalling her 2012 record, where she lost to third seed and eventual runner up Agnieszka Radwanska, the British number one, now has eyes for Williams on Centre. "The last time in the third round I overplayed totally against Radwanska, I tried to hit winners on the first ball but I have a feel for playing the good players now, so it won’t be the same.

    Sportsbeat
  • Kuwait MPs pass $23.2 bn deficit budget on oil slide

    Kuwait parliament Wednesday passed the 2015/2016 state budget which projects a 7.0-billion dinar ($23.2 billion) deficit due to the sharp drop in oil prices. Sustained surpluses since 2000 have boosted fiscal reserves of the Gulf state's sovereign wealth fund to around $550 billion, according to unofficial estimates.

    AFP
  • Aero-engine makers seek boost from major Airbus China deal

    By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - After Airbus's success it was the turn of engine makers to seek a boost from China's spending power on Tuesday as a major plane order generates lucrative follow-on opportunities. China placed an order for 45 A330 wide-body passenger jets on Tuesday, with plans for a possible further 30 aircraft in a deal worth between $11 billion (7 billion pounds) and $18 billion. The order has now unleashed a battle between engine makers to win contracts with Chinese airlines who may ultimately benefit from the government-managed aircraft purchase, industry sources said on Wednesday.

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  • Russian prosecutors scoff at Baltics independence probe

    A request by Russian lawmakers to check the legality of Soviet recognition of the independence of three ex-Soviet Baltic republics makes no sense, the Prosecutor General's office said Wednesday. Two lower house members have asked prosecutors to look into Soviet authorities' decision in September 1991 to recognize the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The lawmakers argued that the State Council created by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev wasn't authorized to make such a decision.

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  • Mud and urine marks Clarkson finale

    Top Gear's finale with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May failed to break records last night when it bowed out with 5.8 million viewers. There had been speculation that the programme, filmed before Clarkson was axed from the show, could reach a new high for Top Gear. Do they not want big ratings for some reason?" In 2007, Top Gear won its highest ever audience with 8.35 million viewers, featuring Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton.

    Press Association
  • Singer caught in property dispute between nuns, archdiocese

    Katy Perry is caught in a property dispute between a group of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese over who owns a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary say the building is theirs, and they've sold it to a local restaurateur, Dana Hollister, who has already moved in. In a June 19 lawsuit, the archdiocese claims it is responsible for selling the property, and plans a $14.5 million deal with another buyer.

    Associated Press
  • Girl 'shared pic after murder'

    A 13-year-old girl took a photo of her 14-year-old best friend in the back of a police van and shared it on Snapchat only a few hours after they committed a "sustained and brutal" murder, a court has heard. Angela Wrightson, 39, suffered more than 100 injuries after she was battered with a wooden stick, a TV set, a computer printer and a coffee table among other items, a jury was told.

    Press Association
  • Greek PM Tsipras Urges 'No' Vote On Bailout

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum after saying he would accept a bailout offer with several conditions. In a televised address to the nation, Mr Tsipras said a "no" vote would not push Greece out of the eurozone, but rather win a better bailout deal. Mr Tsipras said Europe must stop acting in an "undemocratic way" and sought to reassure Greeks that their bank deposits were safe.

    Sky News 29 mins ago
  • Authorities: Boy found in park swing died of cold, thirst

    A mother placed her living toddler in a swing at a Maryland park one morning and he remained there until he was found dead of cold and thirst two days later when someone spotted the mother pushing her lifeless child in the swing, authorities said Tuesday. The 3-year-old boy found in a La Plata park died of dehydration and hypothermia, or low body temperature, said Diane Richardson, spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Bruce Goldfarb, spokesman for the medical examiner, said Tuesday that he couldn't talk about the case.

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  • Jeremy Renner on Being Gay "F-ing Say Whatever The Hell You Want About Me”

    There are rumors going around that Jeremy Renner is gay. But Jeremy could care less.

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  • Who Were The Tunisia Beach Attack Victims?

    A total of 38 people are thought to have died in the attack at Tunisia's Sousse beach resort, including 30 Britons and three Irish. All were on holiday in the country when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on sunbathing tourists. Most were with

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  • Kim Jong Un Executes Designer Of His New Airport Because He Didn’t Like It

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un posed for one of his trademark glossy photo shoots in Pyongyang’s new airport this week - but a different story had unfolded behind the scenes. Executions are common in North Korea, with senior officials being killed for offences as minor as watching South Korean soap operas. Airport design chief Ma Won Chun disappeared late last year, and is thought to have been executed after Kim voiced his dissatisfaction with the airport, according to The Diplomat.

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