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  • James Bond author Anthony Horowitz 'mortified' over Idris Elba comments

    Anthony Horowitz has said sorry to Idris, after saying he is “too street” to play the MI5 spy.

  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.

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  • Muslim Women Share What It's REALLY Like To Wear A Hijab

    What do Muslim women really think about wearing a hijab? Many of them have taken to the anonymous app Whisper to share their experiences, their thoughts on the religious and political ramifications and the desires they dare not tell their family or community. It's quite enlightening, from women

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  • World's tallest man makes massive NBA player look like a pipsqueak

    Enes Kanter is a very large NBA player -- until you stand him next to the world's tallest man.

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  • Protest As Sisters Sentenced To Be Raped

    Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of the young woman and her 15-year-old sibling after they were sentenced by village elders. The organisation says Meenakshi Kumari, 23, and her sister have been ordered by a Khap Panchayat - a village council - to be raped and humiliated. More than 175,000 people have now signed the online petition to stop the punishment being meted out in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

    Sky News
  • Premier League - Paper Round: Shock deadline swoop for Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Deadline day finds the newspapers groaning with transfer gossip, including an alarming rumour for Arsenal fans.

  • X Factor 2015: Judges' categories are revealed

    Fans of the ITV show have cast their votes over which judge gets which category – and here are the results.

  • Special forces transform into hi-tech 'desert ghosts' to hunt Jihadi John

    Special forces are using state-of-the-art stealth clothing to operate as “desert ghosts” in the hunt for Jihadi John. SAS and other elite snipers are wearing the suits which keep them hidden from sophisticated surveillance systems used by Islamic State extremists in Syria, the Sunday Mirror can reveal.

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  • A drone caught a man casually sunbathing on a 200ft wind turbine

    I suppose it's a great location if you're not afraid of heights.

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  • Missouri students protest transgender teen's use of female bathroom

    Students at a Missouri high school are divided over a transgender girl's attempt to use the female bathroom. Some students at Hillsboro High School launched a walk-out in protest, while other students held a counter-protest to show support for Lila Perry. Seventeen-year-old Perry told reporters that she wanted to be treated like other female students.

    International Business Times
  • UK's most unloved dog still searching for home

    Maggie the whippet-cross had just turned one when she was abandoned by a large family who could no longer cope with a pet in 2003. The dog was taken in by staff at the Serendipity Kennels in Cellarhead near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. But despite several appeals to match her with a family, no-one has come forward despite being overlooked by around 50,000 potential owners. Incredibly, the 13-year-old dog has been at the centre for so long that she has been through three managers and dozens of dog handlers.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Benefits cheat 'funded exotic jet-set lifestyle'

    A £70,000 benefits cheat who said he couldn't walk was secretly filmed pulling two suitcases through an airport before jetting away on a luxury holiday to Australia with his wife.

    Press Association
  • Malaysia: Archaeologists find ancient shipwrecks that could rewrite Southeast Asian history

    Ancient shipwrecks have been found in the state of Kedah in Malaysia which indicate that there could be a civilisation older than that of ninth century Cambodia's Angkor Wat and the 12th century Borobodur Temple in Indonesia. Talks are currently being held between the Kedah state government and the federal government as well as several federal agencies over funding for the excavation works which are expected to be very high. In an interview with Malaysia's national news agency Bernama, Kedah's Religious, Siamese Community Affairs, Tourism and Heritage, Public Works Committee chairman Mohamed Rawi Abdul Hamid said the shipwrecks at the Sungai Batu archaeological site appear to be the oldest civilisation in Southeast Asia.

    International Business Times
  • Jennifer Lawrence flaunts pink thigh-split dress in new Dior advert

    Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence shows off her sexier side in a commercial for Dior, which is pushing its new Dior Addict series of lipsticks. She donned a pink thigh-split dress with black pumps.

    International Business Times
  • Delhi woman who sued Uber over rape accusation ends U.S. lawsuit

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in India has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday. The passenger, who reported being raped and beaten after hailing a ride with the Uber driver in Delhi last year, sued the online car service in a U.S. federal court in January, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures. Uber's Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick at the time called the incident "horrific" and pledged to help "bring this perpetrator to justice." However, Uber also argued in court filings that the woman sued the wrong corporate entity as the driver had a contract with Uber B.V., a Netherlands-based entity with no U.S. operations.

  • Lack Of Police Car Sirens Hits Response Times

    Police are being held up getting to crime scenes because their patrol cars do not have sirens, officers have warned. The West Midlands Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, said cost-cutting meant a number of police vehicles did not have the proper equipment. According to the federation, the force had started sending its fleet of Vauxhall Corsa patrol cars, which were originally intended for neighbourhood policing and non-urgent incidents, to emergencies because of staff cuts.

    Sky News
  • A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they're passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police.

    Associated Press
  • Stabbed nightclub tycoon's son 'had guts to stand up to him'

    A nightclub tycoon was stabbed to death by his own son, who then bragged that he "had the guts to stand up to him", a court heard.

    Press Association
  • Saudi Arabia: Pilgrim on smart wheel in Makkah stirs debate

    A Saudi pilgrim seen on a smart wheel, the self-balancing electric scooter, has left Muslims questioning the use of the unicycle to perform the holy pilgrimage in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The man can be seen going around the holy mosque of Kaaba in Makkah to perform 'Tawaf', which is a part of the Umrah pilgrimage. The Umrah pilgrimage, which can be taken at any time of the year unlike the annual Hajj, involves circling Kaaba seven times to perform a 'Tawaf' followed by the 'Sa'i', where pilgrims walk swiftly between the hills of Safa and Marwah inside the Kabah mosque.

    International Business Times