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GENERAL ELECTION

Last-ditch bid for votes before the Election

Follow live updates as one of the most keenly-contested election campaigns in decades enters its final full day.

  • Libyan Troops 'Raped Man In Cambridge Park'

    Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, acted like "two hunting dogs" when they attacked the man in his 20s in Cambridge on 26 October, a court heard. The pair were arrested while being trained at Bassingbourn Barracks, near Cambridge, as part of the Government's agreement to help rebuild war-torn Libya after the collapse of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011. Prosecutor John Farmer told Cambridge Crown Court they met the "complete stranger" in the city centre at 3.26am.

    Sky News
  • Evans fury at check-in desk snub

    DJ Chris Evans vented his fury at British Airways online after not being allowed on a plane to fly back to the UK. The broadcaster, who presents the Radio 2 breakfast show, told his fans in a series of tweets how he had been stranded in France. He said

    Press Association
  • UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push

    Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner. Polls put the Conservatives and Labour neck-and-neck, with neither on course for a majority in Parliament. Prime Minister David Cameron told supporters at a suburban London garden center that momentum was behind the Conservatives.

    Associated Press
  • Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

    A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners. Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to her Sunday after the campaign generated nationwide attention.

    Associated Press
  • Worst Dressed Celebrities This Week (1-7 May) (15 photos)

    Kris Jenner, Irina Shayk and Katy Perry land in our worst dressed list this week... Erm, it looks like you're still wearing your PJ bottoms, Cara Delevingne. The glasses are scaring us, Gaga! Lady Gaga channelled her inner ostrich at the airport this week. It looks like Rihanna forgot to wear a bra to her own after-party! Anne Hathaway looked to be channelling her inner Star Wars in her metallic Ralph Lauren creation at the 2015 Met Gala.

    Yahoo Lifestyle
  • Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

    The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees spotted what Cheryl Treadway wrote in the comment section of her online order. Employees recognized Treadway as a regular customer and called the sheriff's office. Highlands County Sheriff's deputies went to the home, where they were greeted by Treadway, who was carrying a small child.

    Associated Press
  • VIDEO: Warnings issued as Hampshire's disease-ridden tick population set to 'explode'

    WALKERS and outdoor workers are being warned against the dangers of disease ridden ticks as populations of the blood sucking bugs in Hampshire explode. Director of public health Dr Ruth Milton said: “Ticks can transmit bacteria that cause diseases, such as Lyme disease, which can lead to very serious conditions if left untreated.

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  • Duke, Duchess And Baby Princess Leave Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their four-day-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, are heading to their Norfolk home. William and Kate left London this afternoon with their two children and are travelling to Anmer Hall, their bolthole in the countryside, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Princess Charlotte was shown off to the world on Saturday evening at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, and slept soundly throughout the photo call.

    Sky News
  • Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal

    Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade. The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, but its turret was covered with fabric and only the platform was visible. The Armata will be a highlight of the military parade on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. About 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in the parade on Red Square.

    Associated Press
  • Mother who tripped on back step, breaking her ankle has leg AMPUTATED

    You never think the worst will happen to you, but for Bec Reed, 43, what began as a completely normal day, resulted in a harrowing life change. 'It just went numb and all floppy and my kids were telling me 'just stand up' and I couldn't,' she told Daily Mail Australia. The doctors told Reed she had broken her ankle 'spectacularly' but after a week in hospital, three surgical wounds, plates, screws and pins fusions, she headed home, thinking her ordeal was over.

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  • Food critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel

    Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Ozersky was a food writer for Esquire magazine and frequent contributor to other publications including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine.

    Associated Press
  • Victoria Beckham And Harper Are A Super Fashionable Duo In Marrakech

    As if we couldn't be any more jealous of the Beckhams' Marrakech holiday (all in aid of David Beckham's 40th birthday, of course), Victoria goes and posts this adorable photo with Harper, as they rock gorgeous matching kaftans. The Spice Girl took some time for her own cultural trip after helping her husband celebrate the big 4-0, taking a visit to Jardin Majorelle, a botanical garden owned by late designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé. Yves Saint Laurent's ashes are also scattered in the garden.

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  • LNG tanker diverted away from Britain towards N. America

    MILAN, May 6 (Reuters) - A liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivery bound for Britain may have been diverted on Wednesday towards North America, according to live ship-tracking data on Reuters Eikon. The GDF Suez Point Fortin tanker was initially

    Reuters - UK Focus
  • Miley Cyrus Hints at Being Bisexual After Split from Patrick Schwarzenegger

    From pink armpits to wearing pasties Miley Cyrus has never been afraid to be herself. Now she's saying not all of her relationships have been with men.

    HollyScoop
  • Accrington man launched ‘sustained and brutal’ attack on girlfriend

    A 21-YEAR-OLD launched a ‘sustained and brutal’ attack on his girlfriend after forcing his way into her friend’s house. Blackburn magistrates heard Rohaid Khan smashed a window to gain entry to the house and then opened the back door for another man to enter. He then started to punch Nicole Townley repeatedly about the head and hit her about the head with a metal bracelet. Khan, 21, of Fountain Street, Accrington, was convicted after trial of assault, criminal damage and using violence to secure entry to premises.

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  • Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpet

    Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance. On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of them at the Met Gala on Monday when she swooped in wearing a fur-trimmed yellow cape with floral swirls of gold and a train so long it required three wranglers. As befitting a star — or fashion royalty — Rihanna commanded premium attention on the carpet by being one of the very last to arrive.

    Associated Press
  • The 10 Universities That Increase Career Earnings the Most

    A new report uses an ingenious system to determine which schools best help their graduates get well paid.

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  • Hot Chocolate Singer Errol Brown Dies

    Errol Brown, the frontman and co-founder of British soul band Hot Chocolate, has died at the age of 71. The singer was most famous for hits in the 1970s and 1980s including You Sexy Thing, It Started With A Kiss and So You Win Again. He had suffered

    Sky News
  • Peter Andre shares adorable rare picture of daughter Amelia

    Peter Andre and his fiancée Emily MacDonagh have kept their 16-month-old daughter Amelia out of the spotlight since she arrived in January 2014, but the proud dad couldn't resist sharing a photo of the youngster wearing his leather jacket on Friday. "Uh oh :) Amelia is a rock star already," Peter captioned the snapshot. The sweet photograph shows Amelia wearing a large pair of sunglasses and looking up at the camera, giving fans their first proper look at her face. With rosebud lips and light brown hair, the toddler bares a strong resemblance to her mum Emily, who got engaged to 42-year-old Peter shortly after Amelia's arrival.

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  • Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard 'treasure'

    Nearly 300 years after the pirate Blackbeard's flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, a shipwreck-hunting company and the state are battling over treasure linked to the vessel — but they're fighting with legal filings, not cutlasses, and the treasure is $14 million in disputed revenue and contract violations. The Florida-based company, Intersal Inc., found little loot when it discovered the Queen Anne's Revenge almost 20 years ago, but it eventually gained a contract for rights to photos and videos of the wreck and of the recovery, study and preservation of its historic artifacts.

    Associated Press