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  • Rita Ora should have checked the table before taking this photo… it’s the Dredge

    People are speculating that Rita Ora was caught a bit rapid with a bag of a certain herbal substance sitting at the end of a dinner table she was sharing with friends. Rita’s camp hasn’t commented on it yet, so we can only assume it’s some weeds removed from the garden on one of the guest’s way in. Rita DID post this photo of her with Snoop Dogg and a pair of joints though.

    TheJournal.ie
  • Chloe Madeley shows off her toned body as she boasts that fitness helps 'in the bedroom'

    Chloe Madeley has showed off her super-toned body in a photo shoot for Fabulous Magazine, in which she recreated a classic shot of Grace Jones. Photographed in nothing but a tiny crop top and a knee support, Chloe paid homage to singer Grace Jones’ iconic pose on the cover of her 1985 album, Island Life.

    SNAP.PA
  • Madeleine McCann: Met contact Australia police over suitcase body

    Police officers investigating missing Madeleine McCann have contacted Australian authorities over their discovery of a young girl's remains in a suitcase, Scotland Yard said. The decomposed body of a young, fair-haired girl aged between two and four, who was killed in at least 2007, was discovered in a suitcase next to a remote motorway in Wynarka near Adelaide in South Australia earlier this month, local police said. Blonde Madeleine was three-years-old when she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal's Algarve on May 3 2007.

    Press Association
  • Mum Nearly Loses LEG From False Widow Spider Bite In Her Bed

    A bite from Britain’s most venomous spider nearly resulted in a mum-of-four losing her LEG when it crawled into her bed at night. Terrified Aideen Hynes had only just slipped under the covers at her home in County Down, Northern Ireland, when a false widow spider sank its fangs into her calf. The bite was instantly painful and Aideen, 34, leapt out to find the culprit - but it had already scuttled away.

    Yahoo News
  • Millionaire Causes Traffic Jam In London To Get His £540k Porsche Washed

    The owner of this £540,000 Porsche 918 Spyder is a Saudi millionaire who decided the car needed a spruce up - on one of London’s busiest roads. Sitting outside the posh Mandarin Hotel in Brompton road, cleaners set to work in giving the car the once over - but it caused misery for other drivers. Motorists were forced to slow down, while bus drivers even had to change lanes so they could get past the Porsche.

    Yahoo News
  • How Top Gear fans reacted to Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond signing a deal with Amazon

    It’s a NO for the name, a YES for Andy Wilman’s involvement and a HELL YES that the trio are back. We’re talking about how Top Gear fans reacted to the news that the trio have signed a deal with Amazon. Right. About to do my last ever lap of the Top

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  • Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion

    While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern. The discovery that Cecil, the star of Zimbabwe national park had been lured out and killed by American bow hunter Walter James Palmer has resulted in online anger and protests at his dental clinic. Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction been muted.

    Associated Press
  • The new look Mickey Rourke, acting legend, was spotted out and about this week with yet another drastic new look. His chiseled face, designer stubble and new ‘do make him look completely different to the actor who became a pin-up in the 80s. (Image Credit: Wenn) (11 photos)

    The new look Mickey Rourke, acting legend, was spotted out and about this week with yet another drastic new look. His chiseled face, designer stubble and new ‘do make him look completely different to the actor who became a pin-up in the 80s. (Image Credit

    yahoo-movies-uk
  • Beautiful Creature Found on Gold Coast

    James and his parents were walking along the beach at the Gold Coast in Queensland, when they came across a beautiful creature. Glaucus atlanticus is a type of sea slug with delicate cerata and a brilliant blue colour. James and his dad picked it up on a shell for a closer look. Credit: YouTube/P Plater Ralliart

    Storyful
  • Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley marry in star-studded ceremony

    Director Guy Ritchie has married his long-term girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley. Jacqui’s stepsons David Banda and Rocco, from Guy’s marriage to singer Madonna, were also in the photo. Both David and Victoria Beckham took to their social media accounts to congratulate the couple.

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  • Cobain Family Fight Death-Scene Photo Release

    Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain have urged a judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered. Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle will hear arguments over whether to proceed with a trial after Richard Lee, who runs a Seattle public access TV show, sued the city and its police department for the material he says will show Kurt Cobain did not die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1994. Coping with even the possibility that those photographs could be made public is very difficult," Frances Bean wrote.

    Sky News
  • Calais Migrant Claims 'Right To Travel' To UK

    A migrant at Calais has argued he has the right to come to the UK, comparing it to the freedom Britons have to visit foreign countries on holiday. The Algerian man said he was not a terrorist but a human being "from this planet", whose wife and children lived in London. The man was among the hundreds of migrants gathered at Calais trying to get through the Channel Tunnel and reach the UK.

    Sky News
  • Not All African Pygmy Groups Grow the Same Way

    Not all African people of short stature — often referred to as Pygmies — grow alike, a new study finds. However, other African Pygmy tribes grow differently: In East Africa, the Sua and Efe peoples give birth to smaller-than-average babies.

    LiveScience.com
  • Stuart Baggs' Family 'Shattered' By His Death

    The sister of former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has said his family's world is "shattered apart" by his sudden death, as police continue to investigate. The 27-year-old, who ran a communications firm on the Isle of Man, was found at a property

    Sky News
  • EastEnders spoilers: Libby Fox returns to Walford with a secret

    EastEnders will welcome back a familiar face next week as Libby Fox returns to Albert Square, but it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems. It was confirmed earlier this month that Libby, played by Belinda Owusu, will be returning to the soap for two episodes. Libby will return to Walford to celebrate her birthday with her family, prompting a delighted Denise to make the occasion as special as possible. Denise's frustration continues when she sees Claudette cooking dinner but as they come to blows, Libby arrives in the middle of the commotion.

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  • The UK will become most populous country in EU by 2050

    The UK will become the most populous country in the European Union by 2050, according to new estimates.

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  • EastEnders' Carol Jackson shocks viewers by swearing before the watershed

    EastEnders viewers were up in arms on Thursday evening after Carol Jackson used offensive language before the watershed. The soap character, played by Lindsey Coulson, called her brother Max Branning (Jake Wood) a b*****d at 19.58 during the latest episode

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  • Met Police 'refused to rescue canal death boy'

    The 17 year old, believed to be Jack Susianta, smashed a window at his home and fled after officers were called to the property in Clapton, east London, on Wednesday. Fiona Okonkwo, 42, told the Evening Standard it appeared the youngster "couldn't swim" and was in difficulty for around 10 minutes.

    Press Association
  • Greece crisis escalates as IMF witholds support for a new bail-out deal

    Talks over an €86bn bail-out for Greece have been thrown into turmoil after just four days as the International Monetary Fund said it would have no involvement in the country until it receives explicit assurances over debt sustainability. An IMF official said the fund would withhold financial support unless it has guarantees Greece can carry out a "comprehensive" set of reforms and will be the beneficiary of debt relief from its European creditors. The world's "lender of last resort' said it would continue talks with its creditor partners and the Leftist government of Athens, but made it clear the onus of keeping Greece in the eurozone now fell on Europe's reluctant member states.

    Telegraph
  • MH370 Search: New Items Wash Ashore On Reunion

    A Chinese water bottle and an Indonesian cleaning product have washed up on Reunion Island, where debris that could be from MH370 was found this week. Experts are preparing to analyse the piece of aircraft , which could be part of a wing from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last year. Malaysian officials are confident the piece is from MH370, as a police helicopter searches the remote Indian Ocean island for more debris.

    Sky News 30 mins ago