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  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said.

    Associated Press
  • Premier League - Manchester United transfer news: Fenerbahce director flies to England to finalise Van Persie deal

    Terraneo apparently flew to England on Tuesday for further talks with United over the transfer of the Dutch forward. Van Persie will join his fellow United team-mate Nani at the Istanbul club is a deal is completed. It is a bit of a low-key departure for a figure who arrived at Old Trafford to much fanfare from Arsenal for around £23 million in 2012.

    Eurosport
  • Soap spoilers: EastEnders arrest, Corrie kiss, Emmerdale scam, Hollyoaks discovery

    EastEnders' couple Ian and Jane Beale will face their worst fears when the police arrive on Albert Square to arrest a new suspect in Lucy's murder case. With almost 15 months approaching since Lucy was murdered, Ian (Adam Woodyatt) and Jane will find themselves experiencing a new nightmare when the police believe they have found the culprit. The residents of Albert Square are shocked to wake to front page news revealing that there is a new suspect in Lucy's case and Ian, in particular, struggles to process the news. Feeling overwhelmed, Ian heads to the restaurant, but after a conversation with Sharon, decides to return home where he drops a bombshell on his family.

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  • Wimbledon men - Kyrgios facing record £160,000 fine after Gasquet loss

    Media reports coming out of the All England club on Monday afternoon suggested that will not spare Kyrgios, who is facing a fine as large as £160,000 for bringing the sport into disrepute in losing a match watched by millions worldwide on television. France’s Gasquet, who reached the semi-finals in 2007, was not to be denied his progress and clinched the fourth set 8-6 in the tiebreak. To the disappointment of those bemoaning a lack of "characters" at Wimbledon, Kyrgios bowed out of the tournament with his usual mix of brilliance and belligerence.

    Reuters
  • NASA Probe Spots Weird 'Dotted Line' On Pluto - Then Signal Cuts Out

    A NASA probe sent back mystifying images of the surface of dwarf planet Pluto – then the signal cut out. The New Horizons probe is powered by a Star Trek-style ion drive – and has ‘slept’ for nine years on its journey to Pluto. Over the next few months, New Horizons is set to unlock the secrets of Pluto, a distant, icy world which has never been seen except as a distant dot in our telescopes.

    Rob Waugh
  • Dad And Toddler Parade ISIS Flags Outside Houses Of Parliament

    A dad was stopped by police outside the Houses of Parliament after he was spotted waving the ISIS flag with his young daughter. The unidentified man made the provocative gesture on the weekend before the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in London. Police stopped and questioned the man - who was carrying the toddler waving the jihadist flag on his shoulders - as he walked past Big Ben.

    Yahoo News
  • The heroes of 7/7 (18 photos)

    Emergency services first responders pose for portraits ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when four suicide bombers struck transport system in central London on Thursday 7 July 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770 in simultaneous attacks. Metropolitan Police Constable Elizabeth Kenworthy was an off-duty PC travelling in the fourth carriage of the train that was blown up at Aldgate in the 7/7 bombings and is credited with saving two peoples lives. Police Sergeant Shane Joshua is pictured outside New Scotland Yard on June 24, 2015 in London, England.

    Yahoo News
  • Prince George Steals the Show at Princess Charlotte’s Christening

    It was supposed to be Princess Charlotte’s big day at the royal christening yesterday, but Prince George overshadowed his baby sister in the sweetest possible way.

    HollyScoop
  • Council Spends Thousands On Prosecuting Man Who Accidentally Dropped Orange Peel

    A council has wasted thousands of pounds of taxpayers money on trying to prosecute a man who accidentally dropped a tiny piece of orange peel - and still picked it up. Now Broxbourne Council faces a bill of around £8,000 after losing the case against Luke, who decided to fight the case. Luke was given the fine in Hoddesdon, Herts in September last year by a worker from Kingdom, who are contracted by Broxbourne Council to monitor littering.

    Yahoo News
  • Greece 'No' in referendum sends euro into tailspin

    Greece's government on Sunday looked to have won a 'No' it had been seeking in a referendum on bailout terms, but the euro immediately plummeted on fears the result could splinter the eurozone. An official tally of over half the ballots cast showed a resounding 61 percent of Greek voters had backed the government's 'No' in the plebiscite. France's President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to meet in Paris the same day to assess the result, the French presidency said.

    AFP
  • The future of travel? A tube called Hyperloop

    For a select few the way we'll move ourselves across the world tomorrow is in a steel tube at speeds of almost 800mph. This was originally the brainchild of billionaire U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk, who envisioned being able to whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in under half an hour. Two years after unveiling plans for a futuristic, high-speed Hyperloop transportation system, Musk has now announced plans for building a test track in southern California and a competition for prototype pods.

    Reuters
  • Migrant dies on UK-bound shuttle

    A migrant has died on a freight shuttle trying to reach Britain, Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel said as it renewed calls to end the crisis in Calais. Freight traffic was disrupted but there were also delays to passenger services following the incident near Calais. A Eurotunnel spokesman said: "At 5.30am the presence of migrants was reported on a freight shuttle just entering the tunnel.

    Press Association
  • Abuse from parents who illegally parked on the school run drives lollipop man away

    ABUSIVE parents have driven away a primary school lollipop man. He had been working outside St Martin’s Primary and Nursery School in Brighton but has been redeployed following abuse after he asked parents not to park illegally. In recent weeks motorists have been spotted parking on the School ‘Keep Clear’ markings for up to 20 minutes and the details of six offenders have been passed on to police. The school has named and shamed offenders by listing the registration numbers of cars parking illegally outside the school in Hartington Road in their most recent newsletter.

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  • US actress Diana Douglas dies aged 92 - BBC News

    US actress and model Diana Douglas has died in Los Angeles aged 92, her family says. Ms Douglas appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including Planes, Trains and Automobiles, ER and The West Wing. Born Diana Love Dill in Bermuda, Ms Douglas studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where she met Kirk Douglas.

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  • Nurses who left brain injury patient lying in own faeces keep jobs

    Two nurses who left a brain injury patient in urine-soaked sheets and ‘cleaned his feeding tubes with a pen’ have kept their jobs. Company director Grant Clarke, 45, suffered a massive brain haemorrhage in May 2012 and needed constant care at an NHS hospital rehab unit.

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  • What A Greek Meltdown Means For The UK

    The problems in Greece will have an impact on British shores and the Government insists there are contingency plans. Here is how the crisis could affect you: ::  We're not in the Euro so why will this hit the British economy? The European Union

    Sky News
  • Alien Life May Have Been Discovered On Comet

    Alien life may not be science fiction any more as a pair of top astronomers have claimed that life may have been discovered on a comet. The Philae lander famously landed on the 67P comet last year and after examining pictures of the rock, scientists think they show signs of Microbial alien life. Astronomer and astrobiologist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe was involved with the mission to land Philae from the Rosetta space craft and made the game changing claims after studying the data.

    Yahoo News
  • Boxing - Tyson Fury to fight Wladimir Klitschko for world heavyweight title

    "Don't matter where this fight is, Ukraine, Deutschland, Japan, it will be the same outcome," Fury said on his Twitter account on Monday. "Done deal," said Klitschko on his Twitter account. "Tyson's now got the opportunity he's always wanted and it's now up to him to prove what he's been saying that he can get the job done - and I'm confident he will," says Fury's trainer and uncle Peter.

    Reuters
  • Well-wishers swoon as Princess Charlotte christened

    Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Sunday as crowds gathered to witness the family's first public outing together since her birth in May. The ceremony took place at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, where William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have a country home. Television pictures showed members of the public clapping, cheering and taking photographs as William and Kate left the church with Britain's newest royal, who is fourth in line to the throne, and her older brother George. The princess's full name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, is a nod to her late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

    Reuters
  • Crackdown On 'Rich' Council House Tenants

    Big earners living in council houses or flats and paying cheap subsidised rents are to lose the perk in a Budget crackdown this week. Sky News understands George Osborne will announce that anyone earning over £40,000 in London or £30,000 outside the capital will lose benefits and have to pay the full market rent. The crackdown, which will save taxpayers £250m a year, is aimed at the likes of Frank Dobson, who still lives in a council flat near the British Museum, despite serving as a Cabinet Minister under Tony Blair and earning a six-figure salary.

    Sky News