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Death toll continues to rise amid Nepal devastation

'We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country', says an official.

  • Simon Cowell Cuddles Baby Eric In Bed And Watches The Lion King In Adorable Photo

    Simon Cowell is back to proving that he is a hands-on dad after sharing another photo of himself spending some quality time with fourteen-month-old son, Eric. Taking to his Twitter account to share the candid snap, the pic shows father and son cuddling up in bed, with Eric absolutely engrossed in The Lion King, which is playing on an iPad that Si is holding up. Accompanying the cutesy post with the simple caption: "After watching the Jungle Book 1000 times we have moved onto the Lion King", the 55-year-old music mogul couldn't look more relaxed as he soaked in some quality time with his little'un.

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  • Nurse jailed for raping patients

    A nurse who filmed himself raping two unconscious women patients in a hospital accident and emergency department has been jailed for 18 years. Andrew Hutchinson, 29, carried out the sickening attacks on the women while they were in his care at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital in 2011 and 2012, having drunk too much on nights out. Because they were unconscious at the time, none of his victims knew they had been attacked until police investigating Hutchinson painstakingly pieced together what had happened.

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  • Romeo Beckham Bursts Into Tears After Completing The Junior London Marathon

    Romeo Beckham has had his entire family gushing about how proud they are of him after completing the junior London Marathon in just under twenty minutes earlier today, but it looks as though the pressure of the run may have become too much for the twelve year old, who was papped bursting into tears after the race. This is just the cutest thing ever, cheer up Romeo - you did amazingly! The Burberry model was quickly surrounded by Victoria and David Beckham, as well as big brother Brooklyn and little brother Cruz, who all tried to comfort the tearful runner as he found himself getting a little bit overwhelmed.

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  • Britain’s Got Talent preview: sexy Lisa Sampson runs rings round the judges

    Britain’s Got Talent is back with the third auditions show from the 2015 series on Saturday night (April 25 at 8pm on STV) and today we’ve got more juicy previews for you to feast your eyes on ahead of the programme. Enter Lisa Sampson, a 35-year-old self-taught hula hoop instructor and mum from West Sussex, who takes to the stage in the hope of impressing the judges. Spinning hoops around her arms, legs and feet – all at the same time – will Lisa’s routine inspire the panel? Get all the latest Britain’s Got Talent news, gossip, photos and videos from stv.tv/talent.

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  • Boy, 16, fighting for life after suicide bid

    A desperate Coventry teenager is fighting for his life after trying to kill himself following months of bullying. Bradley Parkes, 16, is in an induced coma after being found last night. Bradley’s devastated family is at his bedside at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and has been warned by doctors to prepare for every eventuality. Tiffany, 35, said: “He left a suicide note saying he was taking his own life as it was easier than what he was going through.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

    In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs. Jenner let his hair down — literally loosening a ponytail and letting his hair flow past his shoulders — in a symbolic moment at the start of his two-hour interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that was televised Friday.

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  • Statistician Nate Silver says UK election could be 'messy' -BBC

    U.S. statistician Nate Silver, who successfully forecast the result of the last two U.S. presidential elections, believes the outcome of Britain's general election on May 7 could be "incredibly messy," the BBC reported. In a interview on BBC's Panorama programme on Monday, Silver (Shenzhen: 300221.SZ - news) said Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party would get 283 seats and the opposition Labour party would have 270.

    Reuters - UK Focus
  • Bitter Boss Whose Nurse Left Over Long Hours Gives Her Final Wages In Mountain Of 2p Coins

    A bitter hospital boss whose nurse quit over her long hours paid her final month's salary in coins worth 2p. Genji Hsing left her job at a clinic, only to get her final wages in several huge plastic bags containing near-worthless currency. Hsing, 34, was even told to count out the mountain of coins before she was allowed to take it home in Taiwan's Taichung City.

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  • Kieron Richardson Marries Carl Hyland With His Hollyoaks Castmates Dressing Up In Bridal Gowns

    The gorgeous actor was surrounded by a whole load of his fancy soap star pals as he and Carl said 'I do' during a lavish ceremony on Saturday, with the whopping TWELVE bridesmaids donning long, white gowns that made them look like they were the ones about to embark on a lifetime of happiness. Among the bridesmaids were Kieran's co-stars Jennifer Metcalfe and Gemma Merna, who posed for pictures alongside the other ten in front of the Buxton Dome in Devon, with all of the happy couple's friends and family clearly struggling to hold back their MASSIVE grins.

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  • VIDEO: Storage Hunters star praises Lancashire Police after dramatic arrest caught on camera

    STORAGE Hunter turned roving reporter Jesse McClure was given a guided tour of Lancashire Police’s headquarters by the officers he caught on film a day earlier. The American TV star’s visit to Greenbank, off Whitebirk Drive in Blackburn, came after footage of a dramatic police chase in Burnley went viral, topping one million views on the internet since it was uploaded on Tuesday. The 90-second clip showed police officers boxing in a suspected stolen car before hauling its occupants away. The Californian said he was later approached by police via Twitter after publicly praising officers for their handling of the situation in the Lancashire Telegraph.

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  • Katie Hopkins wades into beach body row

    Katie Hopkins has waded into the controversy surrounding an advert which asks “Are you beach body ready?” as a petition calling for its removal gathers tens of thousands of signatures. The Protein World advert, which appears in London Underground stations, features a model in a bikini and is advertising the brand’s weight loss collection. Hopkins has added her voice to an ongoing Twitter storm, referring to “angry chubsters” – and Protein World’s head of marketing said it is “great” that she has got involved.

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  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1PJ1yHs).

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  • Pictures of the Week: Volcanoes, Earth Day & Kim Jong Un (12 photos)

    The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky Jamaican Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt (3) runs against Jose Carlos Moreira of Brazil (1), Ryan Bailey of the U.S. (2) and Churandy Martina (4) of the Netherlands in the "Mano a Mano" challenge, a 100-meter race in Rio de Janeiro April 19, 2015. A cyclonic storm lashed Australia's east coast for a third day on Wednesday, causing millions of dollars of damage to property and infrastructure in Sydney and other cities (Reuters/Jason Reed) Don with owner Tom Hamilton on Kirkton Farm after the dog caused traffic chaos in Scotland by taking control of a tractor and crashing it through a fence onto a motorway.

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  • Billion-euro terminal in Spain could be yours for ONE POUND

    A pound will buy you one and a half tins of beans, two packets of crisps – or an airport in Spain. Ciudad Real airport was built in 2009 at a cost of more €1billion – Spain’s economy having taken off – but was closed three years later when its parent company fell into financial difficulties.

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  • Fridge-freezer pushed off Bournemouth rail bridge into path of train - BBC News

    A group of people pushed a large fridge-freezer off a railway bridge into the path of an oncoming train, police have said. Two or three people hoisted the appliance over shoulder-height railings and dumped it on to the tracks below, British Transport Police (BTP) believe. The London Waterloo to Poole train hit the object as it approached the footbridge in Bournemouth on Wednesday. It was forced to stop after the fridge smashed to pieces.

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  • Is this the worst kids' toy ever? Alphabet blocks spell out rude word

    It might be a case of going back to the drawing board for the makers of this toy. Because, as this footage shows, when these colourful alphabet building blocks are stacked in the order, 'A-B-C-D', the other side reads, 'S-H-*-T'. Horrified mum Roseanne Almanzar was alerted to the problem when her child starting calling out the profanity as he was learning his ABCs. When she checked out the toy he was using, she was both amused and shocked to discover the issue with the building blocks.

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  • Motorists face new rules for hiring vehicles abroad

    British drivers wishing to hire a car abroad will need to take a special code with them from 8 June, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency said on Monday. Motorists wanting to hire a vehicle will be required to have a code, which will be obtainable by logging into the DVLA website, to show convictions for driving offences. The code is being introduced as the paper counterpart on UK driving licences - which records endorsement and fines - will be fully computerised in June and the DVLA has advised motorists to destroy paper counterparts after 8 June.

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  • Kim Kardashian Breaks Her Silence Following the Bruce Jenner Interview

    We all got a glimpse into the world of Bruce Jenner Friday night as he confirmed to Diane Sawyer he is in fact transitioning from a man to a woman. And many were surprised to learn that out of all the Kardashians, Kim was the most accepting of Bruce's decision.

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  • Utah couple married 74 years dies within hours of each other

    Just after her mother died at age 94, Carol Bradford went to see her 95-year-old father and told him the news. "I leaned over and whispered in his ear, 'Mom has passed, and she's waiting for you in heaven.' I think after that, he knew he had accomplished what he needed, and he felt that he could let go," Bradford said. Shortly after her visit on April 7, Bradford's father, Marcus Yensen, died of heart failure.

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  • iPhones Fuel 33% Surge In Apple Profits

    Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) enjoyed a 33% leap in quarterly profits to $13.6bn (£8.9bn) thanks largely to strong iPhone sales, the firm said. The numbers were - as expected - down from the last three months of 2014, when a record 74 million of the new iPhone 6, 6 Plus and older models were sold. Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, said: "We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever.

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