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  • Doctor in disguise: the secret life of James Barry

    On 25 July 1865, during a heatwave, Dr James Barry died of dysentery in his London lodgings. A charwoman came in to ‘lay out’ the body. She had known the deceased gentleman: a strange-looking fellow, about five feet tall, slight and stooped and with a large nose and dyed red hair. But nothing had prepared her for what she found when she folded back the bedclothes. Barry’s whole body — ‘the genitals, the deflated breast and the hairless face’ — was unmistakably female. And as if that wasn’t shock enough, the charwoman’s eye was drawn to pronounced striations in the skin of the belly. As a mother of nine, she recognised them immediately as the marks of childbearing. James Barry was born Margaret

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  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana killed a star of the History channel reality series "Ice Road Truckers" who was planning to film a pilot episode of a show about recovering plane wrecks.

    Associated Press
  • 7 confident predictions based on the first three weeks of the Premier League season

    Which manager is looking doomed already? And who will be the league’s top scorer?

    SNAPPA Sports
  • Are You Being Served? remake panned by viewers

    The show starred Sherrie Hewson as Mrs Slocombe and John Challis as Captain Peacock.

    SNAPPA Celebrity
  • Woman with HIV 'deliberately jabbed boy with needle after he flushed her drugs'

    A woman infected with HIV jabbed a 12-year-old boy with a hypodermic needle filled with her “body fluids” after he flushed her stash of drugs down the toilet. Jacqueline O’Neil, 32, pricked the youngster, who can’t be named for legal reasons, with the uncapped needle “culpably and recklessly”, a court heard. Dundee Sheriff Court heard the boy turned up at O’Neil’s address with one of her relatives, the Daily Record reported . The boy took the drugs and flushed them down the toilet before returning to the living room.

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  • Formula 1 - Hamilton: Alonso not bluffing about walking away from F1

    Fernando Alonso's imminent retirement from Formula One is a real possibility, world champion Lewis Hamilton said.

    Reuters
  • Is Tupac still alive? New selfie claims to 'prove' murdered rap icon is not dead

    Ever since his death in 1996, there have been theories that Tupac Shakur is actually alive and well, or hiding out in Cuba. Most of the claims of people spotting the star, or him being pictured, have turned out to be doctored photos or lookalikes - but now a YouTube video has emerged that claims to PROVE Tupac has been with us all along. The video, which has more than 1.3 million views, includes a selfie of a man wearing an bandanna who bears an uncanny resemblance to the fallen hip hop star. It is claimed the man is "Tupac guys 100% same eyebrows and lips". The subtitles in the video state the photo is a "selfie" taken in 2015 on a phone "made in 2011" – 11 years after his death. It does not

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  • Spooked visitors to cemetery see body under 'shroud' WAVING at them

    Visitors to a cemetery were shocked when they thought they saw a body under a "shroud" WAVE at them - but all was not as it seemed. Jim Matthews, 47, was visiting the graveyard when he spotted the chilling sight and snapped a photo. The dad-of-three said: "Everyone was shuddering - you could see it was a body lying still under a blanket which looked just like a shroud.

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  • VMAs 2016: Rihanna Banned Rita Ora From Coming Anywhere Near Her

    Yep, according to a mystery source the Bajan beauty banned Rita Ora from coming anywhere near her at last night’s event, telling MTV bosses to ensure that the former X Factor judge is kept away from her. Speaking to The Sun, an insider explained: “Rihanna is receiving the Video Vanguard Award and she wants the evening to be all about her. Last summer it was reported that 28-year-old Rihanna was furious with Rita because the Brit was recording a song with Ri’s ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • Donald Trump says US anthem-snubbing Black Lives Matter quarterback should 'find another country'

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reportedly suggested that a football quarterback of dual heritage - who sat out the US national anthem as part of a Black Lives Matter protest - should "find another country" on Monday (29 August). San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the traditional singing of the national anthem last week during a preseason game against Wisconsin's Green Bay Packers. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour," Kaepernick explained after the game.

    International Business Times
  • Brexit is officially going to turn Britain's housing market upside down next year

    Britain's house prices are going to fall by 1% in 2017 as Britain's economy will suffer due to the nation voting for a Brexit, according to Countrywide. A 1% drop may not seem like a big deal, but considering house prices have continually increased for the past few years, a sudden switch to a negative reading is alarming. Countrywide, Britain's largest estate agents, said an impending hit to the economy will hurt house prices next year for sure, though.

    Business Insider UK Finance
  • EastEnders Spoilers: The Week Ahead In Walford (5 photos)

    Ben and Jay are out for revenge and Denise is in for a big, big shock this week

    Katy Brent-Stacey
  • Correction: Topless Women story

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about topless demonstrations, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the president of GoTopless. She is Nadine Gary, not Nadine Gray.

    Associated Press
  • Wingsuit jumper Armin Schmieder streams his own death through Facebook Live

    An Italian wingsuit jumper has live-streamed his own death on to Facebook after an adrenaline fuelled jump he had hoped to share with his fans took a deadly turn. Armin Schmieder, 28, an experienced sky diver who had been doing wingsuit jumps for more than a year, told his followers on social media before his last, fateful jump "today you fly with me". Soon after, the video, which was shown live on Facebook, went dark.

    International Business Times
  • Ohio Prisoner Jumps to Death After Sentencing

    Authorities say a man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison. (Aug. 27)

    Associated Press Videos
  • Transfers - Paper Round: Unhappy Sturridge wants to leave Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge is fed up with Jurgen Klopp's methods and wants out, while Real Madrid prepare for a world-record Gareth Bale bid. It's Monday's Paper Round.

    Eurosport
  • Carol Kane says Gene Wilder gave her a second chance

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At age 23, Carol Kane was fresh off a Best Actress Oscar nomination with no prospects on the horizon. The phone hadn't rung for a year, she said. Then Gene Wilder called.

    Associated Press
  • Furious father destroys his daughter's car after catching her in it with a boy

    Mike Card used a large digger to wreck the Audi A4 to “prove a point” after his daughter was spotted in the car with someone who was “not supposed to be there”. Using the powerful piece of construction machinery, Card can be seen flipping the car onto its side and then back before tearing it apart. It was uploaded by Card’s son Kaylor along with the caption: “Yep! When a dad has to prove a point! #DADDYNOTHAPPY” He then named who is believed to have been the boy in the car with his sister. FACEBOOK “Named and shamed… Brother Kaylor named boy his sister was fooling around with,” he wrote on Facebook. Andrea Gibson wrote: “Must have done something real bad for daddy to destroy his own car and loose

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  • Usain Bolt's girlfriend Kasi Bennett posts cryptic tweet as sprinter parties with women in London

    The "triple triple" Olympics gold medal-winner Usain Bolt had stirred quite a controversy because of his wild outings and parties with a bevy of women. Incidentally, during all these night-outs Bolt's girlfriend of two years, Kasi Bennett, was nowhere to be seen with the Olympian. If rumours are to be believed, the 26-year-old fashionista does not seem to have taken her celebrity boyfriend's antics all too well as she once again expressed dissatisfaction on social media with a cryptic post.

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  • 12-year-old trophy hunter vows to 'never stop' killing wild animals

    A 12-year-old trophy hunter who was photographed holding a giraffe's heart in her hand, has vowed to never stop killing wild animals. Aryanna Gourdin has responded with defiance to a public backlash after she posted images on her Facebook page which show her proudly posing alongside a string of animals and bragging about her kills. "First day in Africa was a huge success" and "Good times in Africa".

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