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  • Google's genius futurist has one theory that he says will rule the future — and it's a little terrifying

    (Wikipedia) Futurist Ray Kurzweil has made headlines with his provocative yet often accurate predictions, like that a computer would beat a human in chess (already happened) or that self-driving cars would take us everywhere (starting to happen).  But

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  • Football - Alexis Sanchez: Why I chose Arsenal over Liverpool

    Sanchez played much of his football on the flank throughout the season and with an FA Cup trophy in his sights, he believes his decision to pick Arsene Wenger's side over Liverpool was the correct one. Brendan Rodgers was keen on bringing Sanchez to Anfield last summer but the influence of Wenger persuaded Chile's talismanic forward to join the north Londoners instead. “(Wenger) is a legend.

  • This ‘sexist’ statue on a college campus has become a big talking point on Twitter

    AN AMERICAN COLLEGE student took the above photo on a University campus in Texas – and it has since blown up on Twitter. Some have accused it of perfectly encapsulating the concept of mansplaining – which was added to the dictionary last year as: And
  • Family Left with $1 Million in Medical Bills After Police Mistakenly Throw Grenade At Baby

    Police wrongly entered the Phonesavanh home, where Bounkham "Bou Bou" was sleeping. His family is raising money to pay for medical bills from injuries Bou Bou sustained after the grenade exploded in his crib.

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  • A man with non-terminal cancer has travelled abroad to take his own life after a final meal with family

    A british man with non-terminal cancer who travelled abroad to take his own life has sparked debate in the UK regarding assisted suicide. Jeffrey Spector (54) enjoyed a final meal with his wife and three daughters last Thursday before travelling to the Dignitas centre in Zurich, Switzerland to take his own life. Spector, a Lancashire businessman, had an inoperable cancerous tumour on his spine, one that he believed would have rendered him completely paralysed over the course of time.
  • Myleene Klass wows in leg-baring floral dress as she takes daughter Ava to work with her

    Newly-single Myleene cut a chic figure in a stylish black dress, which came complete with a flared, floral and striped skirt. There was no sign of the star's youngest daughter Hero, three, also from her relationship with ex-husband Graham Quinn, during the pair's day out. The Scandinavian hunk - who was pictured with Myleene just a handful of times - is thought to have been Myleene's first love interest since the breakdown of her marriage in 2012. q
  • Teddy Bear Lorry Crash: 15 Drivers Face Charges For Photographing Scene

    The crash took place on the A14 at Histon, Cambridgeshire, in the early hours of this morning and left two people hospitalised. One of the lorries involved was carrying nearly eight tonnes of teddy bears and the pile-up caused major disruption in the area. Cambridgeshire Police said in a statement that several motorists were snapping pictures of the scene with their phones while they drove past - and they now all face charges.

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  • IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre

    The Islamic State group "executed" 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theatre of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the jihadists claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their "caliphate" last year, thousands of Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deployed across Anbar province. Nearly a week after seizing strategic Palmyra, IS gathered 20 men they accused of fighting for the regime in the ruins of the theatre and shot them dead, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

  • Can You Spot Something Unexpected In This Noah's Ark Children's Bible Picture?

    The story of Noah’s Ark has been imprinted on our minds since childhood – and we’ll all be pretty familiar with the tale of how the animals went in the ark two-by-two before the earth was submerged by deadly flood waters. There were two elephants, two giraffes, two gazelles, etc etc. But according to this picture – there were also two gay lions.

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  • British Girls In Syria 'No Longer Together'

    Three schoolgirls from London who crossed into Syria in February are no longer together, their families' solicitors have revealed. Shamima Begum, Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana left their east London homes for Syria, two months after a fellow pupil is thought to have left to join IS there. It comes after a senior female commander from Islamic State told Sky News she has no doubt the trio were groomed by a team of social media experts in Raqqa.

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  • Cricket - James Anderson becomes first Englishman to reach 400 Test wickets

    Anderson reached the magic number when he had Martin Guptill caught at slip for a duck in the second Test against the Kiwis, who fell to 2-1 for in the first day of the second Test at Headingley. England had won the toss and elected to field. Anderson hit the 400 mark when the fast bowler produced a good length ball that Guptill prodded towards Ian Bell for a safe catch.

  • Coronation Street: Eileen Grimshaw will see Todd's true colours

    Coronation Street fans can expect huge fireworks for the Grimshaw family next week as Todd's revenge storyline comes to a head. Todd (Bruno Langley) has spent the past few weeks stringing his mum Eileen along by pretending to be an internet admirer called Jeff, which is about to have devastating consequences as her other love interest Adrian Mortimer discovers the truth. The trouble begins when 'Jeff' sends Eileen (Sue Cleaver) an email revealing that he is flying into Manchester and wants them to meet up. Eileen already has plans with Adrian (Mark Moraghan), but Todd plays puppetmaster by offering to tell him that she is unwell so she can secretly meet Jeff instead.

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  • Italian paralysed after Dublin attack ‘thought Ireland was the best place in the world’

    An italian teenager who was paralysed after an attack in a Dublin park may never be able to settle down in Ireland despite longing to return. Guido Nasi, who was 17 when he was nearly fatally assaulted in 1999, would consider a long-term future in Ireland if there was adequate nursing care available to him, said Bernadette Kelly, a Nasi family friend and volunteer with the Irish Tourist Assistance Service. Nasi, who is now 33, was left paraplegic and nearly blind after he was struck on the head with a half-full bottle during the unprovoked attack in Fairview Park.
  • No return to Corrie for Jimi Mistry

    Coronation Street star Jimi Mistry has revealed it had always been the plan for his character to be killed off. Kal Nazir, played by Jimi, was caught up in the fire drama at Victoria Court flats in the ITV soap, where he failed to escape the inferno after waving brand-new fiancee Leanne (Jane Danson) off to safety shortly before a gas canister next to him exploded in the blaze. In the history of Corrie I think it's one of the most dramatic story arcs there's ever been, so to be a part of that was a perfect ending.

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  • Happy honeymoon! Mark Wright shares a picture of wife Michelle Keegan on their honeymoon

    Photos from Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan’s nuptials have been in short supply. But Mark has treated eager fans to a snap of his new wife. Mark and Michelle said ‘I do ‘ in a star-studded affair at the weekend ( Ian West/PA Archive) Mark took to Instagram

  • Mother gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son in NYC hotel

    A self-made health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled child five years ago in a luxury New York City hotel room was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in prison by a judge who said he disbelieved much of her defense and scolded her for not showing remorse. Gigi Jordan, a nurse-turned-pharmaceutical-entrepreneur, claimed her son Jude Mirra had been sexually abused for years by his biological father and other men in her life.

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  • Why Should UK Stay Hitched To 'Shrinking' EU?

    The share of Britain's trade going to the EU has dropped to the lowest level on record. For most of the past few decades, between 50% and 60% of UK exports have gone to the EU, as opposed to the rest of the world. That number is central to the EU referendum debate in the coming year or two.

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  • From Nazi sympathizer to G7 host: The Schloss Elmau story (12 photos)

    Set against the scenic backdrop of the Wetterstein mountain range is the luxurious Schloss Elmau hotel – the setting for the 41st G7 Summit next week. In the early 50s, Elmau was returned to the Müller family.

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  • Plane Plunges 13,000ft As Both Engines Fail

    A Singapore Airlines passenger plane carrying 194 people dropped 13,000ft after both engines lost power in a "huge storm". The Airbus A330-300 was three and a half hours into its five-hour flight from Singapore to Shanghai when its Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines failed at 39,000ft. SQ836 continued normally to Shanghai and landed at 10.56pm local time on Saturday, Singapore Airlines said.

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  • I was caught off guard by a contrite Jeremy Clarkson

    A nice woman telephoned recently, saying she knew I already had a domestic insurance policy with Company X and, for a small fee, could extend this to excluding nuisance phone calls. Radio 2’s Chris Evans, reigning monarch of breakfast radio (9.46  million listeners according to the latest RAJAR ratings), interviewed Jeremy Clarkson last Thursday morning. Here was Clarkson uncocky, Clarkson contrite, saying it was “my own silly fault”, calling the BBC “a great organisation” about which he would never complain. Then they went down to the piazza in front of New Broadcasting House, waved off the cars and it was all over. q