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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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  • Ukip Have Actually Called The Cops Over One Little Joke On The BBC

    Ukip has "declared war on the BBC" after a journalist made a joke about leader Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You on Tuesday. Party officials issued a complaint to Kent Police after Tuesday's broadcast, saying the BBC had breached Section 106 of the Representation of the People Act, hampering Farage's chances of election in the constituency. Ukip election strategist Raheem Kassam told the Huffington Post UK: "Camilla Long made false statements about a candidate at this election. Long's comments were made after a feature in the Sunday Times attacking the "erupted spleen" of South Thanet, saying it was "grubby and stuck in the past" and would "suit Nigel Farage to a T".

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  • EasyJet flight from Mallorca to London declares mid-air emergency

    An Easyjet flight on its way to the UK has declared an emergency and will land in Paris. EasyJet Flight U28626 from Palma de Mallorca to London has declared an emergency and is diverting. Follow us on Twitter @DailyMirror - the official Daily Mirror & Mirror Online Twitter account - real news in real time.

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  • Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Ava is the Spitting Image of Her Mother!

    Ok, we just can’t take it. Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava is the spitting image of her mother!

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  • Pictures Of The Week: Elvis, Elections And Exercise (12 photos)

    Here is our selection of the best pictures from the past seven days. A young boy tries on an Elvis mask at a Guinness Book of World Records event for the largest gathering of Elvis Presley impersonators in Antrim, Northern Ireland (Charles McQuillan/Getty

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  • How did David Beckham's 40th birthday turn into a Spice Girls reunion?

    David Beckham’s 40th birthday celebration in Marrakesh seems to have turned into a bit of a Spice Girls reunion, at least based on the pictures he and his wife put on Instagram. Victoria Beckham posted images today on the social network showing her with former bandmates Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton. Ex-Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, food writer Tana Ramsey, and model and actress Denise Vasi are also in the pictures, which show them having what looks like a great time at some Moroccan venue.

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  • Drivers hit by cars 'double tax'

    Motorists are being hit by the "double taxing" of cars for the month they change hands under new regulations accompanying the scrapping of the need to show tax discs on windscreens, the AA has said. This double tax is providing the Government with an estimated £38 million windfall, according to the AA. Since October, motorists have not been required to display their vehicle excise duty (VED) car tax discs on their windscreens, with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) logging tax details electronically.

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  • Woman killed after sitting on rail track in Staffordshire

    In a statement read to the hearing on behalf of Miss Upton, British Transport Police coroners’ liaison officer Paul Simmonds said: “When they arrived Miss Pashaeva caused a scene so Miss Upton grabbed her and took her along the platform. Miss Upton was unable to get her off the track. Also known as Emilia Bashaeva, she had a history of heavy drinking and was said to have joked about ‘having vodka for breakfast’.

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  • Police search for missing girls

    Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, left school early on Friday to meet up with their 20-year-old friend Kieran Hartley-Anderson, Essex Police revealed today. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. Chief Inspector Jonathan Baldwin said: "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of Sammy, Siobhan and Kieran as none of them has been seen for nearly two days or have been in touch with relatives or friends.

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  • 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

    Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. Whitney died of natural causes Friday in her home in the Central California town of Coarsegold, about 50 miles north of Fresno, her son Jonathan Dweck said on Sunday. Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series.

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  • Tributes paid to Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died aged 34 following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday, prompting a flood of tributes. Figures from across English football paid tribute to Rebecca Ellison, who died on Friday night from breast cancer, with fans applauding during matches and players expressing sympathy to Ferdinand. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement.

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  • Traditions surrounding a British royal birth

    Prince William and his wife Kate may be modern parents but their second child is a royal and certain traditions will have to be respected. - Once, the Home Secretary, Britain's interior minister, would have been expected to witness births of potential heirs. - William attended the labour the first time around and did so again this time.

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  • U.S. shale oil drillers move rigs to more productive areas - Goldman Sachs

    In an attempt to increase productivity, shale oil drillers in the United States have begun moving rigs to more productive areas of the Permian and Eagle Ford basins, analysts at Goldman Sachs said. Data from oil services firm Baker Hughes Inc showed on Friday that the fall in U.S. oil rig count slowed last week, suggesting the collapse in drilling may be coming to an end as prices recover. "The county level rig data is showing potential signs of high grading with rig increases in some of the more productive counties of the Permian and Eagle Ford plays, despite the aggregate rig count still declining," analysts at Goldman Sachs said in a weekly report.

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  • 'Am I being executed?' The final question of schizophrenic Brazilian

    Brazilian Rodrigo Gularte, 42, asked 'Am I being executed?' as he was transported to the jungle clearing on where he and seven others were executed in Indonesia on Wednesday.

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  • Freed Nigerian women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity

    By Isaac Abrak and Emma Ande YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp. The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children last week from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest in a major operation that has turned international attention to the plight of hostages. After days on the road in pickup trucks, hundreds were released on Sunday into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola to be fed and treated for injuries.

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  • Look how many celebs were spotted at the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight!

    A host of Hollywood A-listers and sports stars gathered at the MGM Grand to watch Floyd Mayweather comprehensively outpoint Manny Pacquiao in their eagerly-awaited superfight. Stars received loud cheers from the 16,507-strong crowd when footage of them

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  • Two dead at US Mohammed cartoon event

    Police shot dead two gunmen Sunday outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas attended by controversial Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, authorities said. While no immediate claim of responsibility was made, similar depictions of the Prophet Mohammed prompted a shooting at French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in January that killed 12. The right-wing American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) organized the event in a suburb of Dallas, featuring Wilders, who has been outspoken against Muslims and is targeted by radical groups.

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  • New Princess More Than The Spare To The Heir

    When Henry VII's army defeated and killed Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485, leaving him to be rediscovered in a Leicester car park centuries later, the Tudor dynasty was vulnerable. Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, in order to heal the rift of the Wars of the Roses and they had a son as heir, called Arthur. They needed a ‘spare’ second son, who they called Henry, just to be sure of the dynasty’s security.

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  • Win or lose, Cameron's political career hangs by a thread

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron is Britain's most popular major party leader and his Conservative Party the most trusted on the economy after helping revive it. A descendant of King William IV, Cameron, who came to power in a coalition with the centre-left Liberal Democrats in 2010, says he wants to serve another five-year term "to finish the job" of fixing the economy. "The Conservatives are very hard-nosed," Greig Baker, a former Conservative staffer who now runs a public affairs firm called Guide told Reuters.

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  • Plasterer hooks Britain’s biggest freshwater fish

    A 27-year-old is celebrating after hooking Britain's biggest freshwater fish – a 7ft catfish weighing a mammoth 8.5 stone. Plasterer Dayne Bosworth wrestled with the monster fish, which has been nicknamed The Duke, for 20 minutes before finally getting the better of it.

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