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  • NASA Is About To Make An ‘Amazing’ Announcement About Pluto

    Could we have found life on the icy dwarf planet?

    Rob Waugh
  • Couple Release A Bit TOO Much Information On Their Facebook Engagement Photo

    A woman who was so deliriously happy at getting engaged to her boyfriend didn’t check the Facebook photo before posting it - and let something MAJOR slip.

    Yahoo News
  • Big rise in German attacks on migrant homes in 2015 - BBC News

    The German government says there have been almost 500 attacks on homes intended for asylum seekers this year - three times more than in 2014. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called such violence "shameful". Two-thirds of the attacks were carried out by locals who had no previous criminal record, he said. Germany expects to host at least 800,000 asylum seekers this year. Bavaria's leaders have demanded that Berlin restrict the numbers arriving. The southern state's conservative CSU government opposes Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door policy for refugees. Yet formally the CSU is allied with her Christian Democrats (CDU). Many of the migrants reaching central Europe via the Balkans

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  • Bye bye bacon sarnie? Bizarre report tells offices: Ban PORK to avoid upsetting Muslims

    Academic Adam Dinham, behind the report, said: "It would be good etiquette to avoid heating up foods that might be prohibited for people of other faiths. "The microwaves example is a good one. We also say, don't put kosher or halal and other special foods next to another food or, God forbid, on the same plate. He said the British public had lost the ability to talk about religious belief "because of a century of secular assumptions, and most religious belief is either highly visible and we don't recognise it, or it's invisible and we miss it entirely". q
  • Russian GP practice halted after Sainz crash

    Spaniard Carlos Sainz crashed heavily and brought a halt to final practice for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday. Because it looks like a big one," said Toro Rosso team mate Max Verstappen over the team radio as the medical car attended the scene of the impact at Turn 13.

    Reuters 48 mins ago
  • Daughter's dash to welcome home dad brings smiles to Army

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.

    Associated Press
  • Jennifer Aniston Shows Just How Rich She Is In New Commercial

    Stars: They're just like us! Sometimes, they need to get to a destination, just like us. And sometimes, they get there by taking a plane, just like us. And when they're on said plane, they take luxurious showers and sip fancy cocktails, just like us. Wait, what? In the new ad for Emirates Airlines, featuring spokesperson Jennifer Aniston, anything less than a flight with a fully-stocked bar and functional shower should make you faint. (Hey, most of us would just settle for some more legroom, better movie choices, and a seat mate who understands that silence is golden.) In the clip, Aniston emerges from a tiny airplane bathroom in a robe. She looks for the staff to ask them where the shower is,

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  • Soldier wins £13.2m prize after 25p online bet

    A British soldier has become an overnight multimillionaire after winning more than £13.2 million on a 25p stake.

    Press Association
  • Britain's car sales hit record high: Top 10 most popular models revealed

    Overall, critics said the buoyant figures were indicative of high household confidence and spending power. Howard Archer, economist at IHS Global Insight said: "Private car sales should be supported by elevated confidence, improved earnings growth, negligible inflation, high employment and low interest rates. "Admittedly, consumer confidence weakened in September, but it is still at a historically high level which should be supportive to consumer spending. "Furthermore, consumers still regarded it as a positive environment to make major purchases. "Meanwhile, a fall in consumer price inflation to 0.0 per cent in August and a pick-up in annual underlying earnings growth to 3.2 per cent in July q
  • These 'Cube’ Homes Stack to Form Pop-Up, Tiny Home Apartment Buildings That Help the Homeless (11 photos)

    The YMCA of London South West has developed what they call the Y:Cube, a simply-designed tiny house unit that can be assembled in a factory, transported to a construction site and then stacked together to create pop-up apartment buildings. (Watch a video of a demo cube being assembled below) The new design is being used for good reason: To fight homelessness in increasingly expensive London. Last month, the organization opened its first development in South West London, offering 36 apartments at 65 percent the average rent of the surrounding area. South West London has seen the largest increases in rent across the city, where rent prices surpassed 1,500 pounds (about $2,265) for the first time this summer, according to rental insurance company HomeLet’s rental index, a widely-cited report on rent in the nation. The building’s inexpensive rent is made possible by the inexpensive construction model: The units are assembled off-site in a factory in Derbyshire and then transported to London. Stacking and stringing the units together into a cohesive building took about five months, the YMCA says. Each 280-square foot unit is a rectangular box (so no, it’s not technically a cube) with room for one person in a studio layout. The kitchen is open to the living area and behind those is an open hallway that leads to the bedroom and bathroom. Every unit also comes with a deck in the front that is attached on site. All the services–gas, plumbing, electric–come pre-made in the cube, so the unit only has to be plugged in, so to speak. This allows more units to be added to a development, or the entire development to be disassembled and built somewhere else, according to the architects behind the project, according to the architects behind the project, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The building is already filled up with residents. Wendy Omollo, 24, is one of the first Y:Cube tenants to move into the site. She was previously homeless and slept rough on the streets in Kingston upon Thames, according to the YMCA. “By having my own space with my own front door I will regain my independence. But it’s not just that,” she says. “As the rent is affordable and I can stay for up to five years, I’ll also be able to save money for a deposit. Basically, when the time comes to move on from Y:Cube, I will be in a far better situation than today.” The YMCA has plans to expand the pilot program and build more of these throughout London, according to a press release. (All photos and video: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

    Michelle Huffman
  • Airbus lodges patent for ‘stacked’ airline passenger seating

    French airplane maker Airbus has filed patents in Europe and the United States for split-level passenger seating configurations — an idea which has been likened to stacking passengers like blocks.

    Reuters Videos
  • 'Several Fatalities' In Traveller Site Fire

    Several people are feared to have been killed in a fire at a traveller site south of Dublin.

    Sky News 6 mins ago
  • Man Divorces Wife On WhatsApp After Four Weeks Of Marriage

    The 21-year-old man used free messaging service WhatsApp to legally separate from his new wife - meaning he didn’t even have to pay anything to end their marriage. J Prameela Devi, a member of the state women’s commission adalat, told the Times of India: ‘He said she was like an apple and he had already tasted it. Islamic scholars are divided as to whether WhatsApp is actually a legal document, with some stating that the divorce should be carried out in person.

    Yahoo News
  • Quaid taken into custody in Vermont trying to cross border

    HIGHGATE, Vt. (AP) — American actor Randy Quaid was taken into custody Friday night while trying to cross into the United States from Canada, Vermont State Police said.

    Associated Press
  • Migrant crisis: Inventor creates inflatable tube to save lives - BBC News

    A marine salvage expert from the Isle of Wight has invented a life-saving device to help people at sea. Ben Board came up with the invention after seeing desperate images of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, with many drowning in the attempt. The inflatable tube was designed and produced within a few months and is already being used. Duncan Kennedy reports.

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  • Stabbed Train Hero 'Knocked Out' Attacker

    Spencer Stone, 23, was in intensive care after undergoing surgery for an apparent punctured lung following a brawl outside the nightclub in Sacramento, California. He was with four friends when they got into an altercation with another group of people, according to Sacramento Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard. Mr Hailermariam told the TV station it was three men against one and added that a 24-year-old woman was also injured after she tried to protect Mr Stone after he had been stabbed.

    Sky News
  • EU in crisis as Slovakia threatens to leave over controversial refugee quota

    Mr Fico - who has grown weary of being forced to accept refugees as an EU member state - said he "could not accept compulsory admission quotas, since it is completely uncertain what they mean in practice". Last week Slovakia opened legal action against the EU's plan to force member states to accept a number of refugees. q
  • Security Accosts Shopper Who Carried Goods To Car In Basket To Avoid 5p Bag Charge

    The new carrier bag charge turned ugly this week after security guards accosted a shopper for using a basket to take groceries to her car. 

    Yahoo News
  • Peter Andre Branded Liar Over Contract Row

    Peter Andre has been accused of lying about receiving death threats and branded "an extremely unsatisfactory witness" by a High Court judge. ITV2 has been ordered to pay a reality show producer damages of what could run into millions of pounds after a contract dispute involving the singer and reality TV star. Andre, who is currently competing on Strictly Come Dancing, claimed he felt physically threatened after his close friend and manager Claire Powell allegedly received death threats from Neville Hendricks after the end of their relationship.

    Sky News
  • Yesil eyes Liverpool return

    Jurgen Klopp's arrival at Liverpool may signal a change of fortunes for the on-loan Samed Yesil.