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  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said.

    Associated Press
  • NASA Probe Spots Weird 'Dotted Line' On Pluto - Then Signal Cuts Out

    A NASA probe sent back mystifying images of the surface of dwarf planet Pluto – then the signal cut out. The New Horizons probe is powered by a Star Trek-style ion drive – and has ‘slept’ for nine years on its journey to Pluto. Over the next few months, New Horizons is set to unlock the secrets of Pluto, a distant, icy world which has never been seen except as a distant dot in our telescopes.

    Rob Waugh
  • Soap spoilers: EastEnders arrest, Corrie kiss, Emmerdale scam, Hollyoaks discovery

    EastEnders' couple Ian and Jane Beale will face their worst fears when the police arrive on Albert Square to arrest a new suspect in Lucy's murder case. With almost 15 months approaching since Lucy was murdered, Ian (Adam Woodyatt) and Jane will find themselves experiencing a new nightmare when the police believe they have found the culprit. The residents of Albert Square are shocked to wake to front page news revealing that there is a new suspect in Lucy's case and Ian, in particular, struggles to process the news. Feeling overwhelmed, Ian heads to the restaurant, but after a conversation with Sharon, decides to return home where he drops a bombshell on his family.

    Digital Spy q
  • Premier League - Manchester United transfer news: Rafael out, Darmian in by next week?

    Torino president Urbano Cairo says the club have received three offers for Italy international full-back Matteo Darmian and has now set the interested parties a deadline of Sunday to complete the deal. Manchester United are thought to be one of the teams in for the 25-year-old, who made his international debut against England in the 2-1 World Cup win. The 24-year-old, who turns 25 on Thursday, only managed 10 Premier League appearances last season and does not appear to have a long-term future at the club.

    Eurosport
  • Dad And Toddler Parade ISIS Flags Outside Houses Of Parliament

    A dad was stopped by police outside the Houses of Parliament after he was spotted waving the ISIS flag with his young daughter. The unidentified man made the provocative gesture on the weekend before the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in London. Police stopped and questioned the man - who was carrying the toddler waving the jihadist flag on his shoulders - as he walked past Big Ben.

    Yahoo News
  • Wimbledon men - Kyrgios facing record £160,000 fine after Gasquet loss

    Media reports coming out of the All England club on Monday afternoon suggested that will not spare Kyrgios, who is facing a fine as large as £160,000 for bringing the sport into disrepute in losing a match watched by millions worldwide on television. France’s Gasquet, who reached the semi-finals in 2007, was not to be denied his progress and clinched the fourth set 8-6 in the tiebreak. To the disappointment of those bemoaning a lack of "characters" at Wimbledon, Kyrgios bowed out of the tournament with his usual mix of brilliance and belligerence.

    Reuters
  • Greece 'No' in referendum sends euro into tailspin

    Greece's government on Sunday looked to have won a 'No' it had been seeking in a referendum on bailout terms, but the euro immediately plummeted on fears the result could splinter the eurozone. An official tally of over half the ballots cast showed a resounding 61 percent of Greek voters had backed the government's 'No' in the plebiscite. France's President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to meet in Paris the same day to assess the result, the French presidency said.

    AFP
  • The heroes of 7/7 (18 photos)

    Emergency services first responders pose for portraits ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when four suicide bombers struck transport system in central London on Thursday 7 July 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770 in simultaneous attacks. Metropolitan Police Constable Elizabeth Kenworthy was an off-duty PC travelling in the fourth carriage of the train that was blown up at Aldgate in the 7/7 bombings and is credited with saving two peoples lives. Police Sergeant Shane Joshua is pictured outside New Scotland Yard on June 24, 2015 in London, England.

    Yahoo News
  • Alien Life May Have Been Discovered On Comet

    Alien life may not be science fiction any more as a pair of top astronomers have claimed that life may have been discovered on a comet. The Philae lander famously landed on the 67P comet last year and after examining pictures of the rock, scientists think they show signs of Microbial alien life. Astronomer and astrobiologist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe was involved with the mission to land Philae from the Rosetta space craft and made the game changing claims after studying the data.

    Yahoo News
  • Princess Charlotte is christened

    Princess Charlotte was christened in front of the Queen and close family and friends today as the Cambridges had their first public outing as a family of four. The nine-week-old was welcomed into the Christian faith, watched by proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and older brother Prince George. Great-grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, grandparents the Prince of Wales and Carole and Michael Middleton, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate's siblings Pippa and James Middleton joined Charlotte's five godparents for the celebratory occasion at Church of St Mary Magdalene in Norfolk.

    Press Association
  • Back To The Future is 30: Where are they now?

    Back To The Future is 30: What do the cast look like now? 30 whole years since Marty McFly discovered Doc Brown’s flux capacitor and while trying to get away from some gun-toting Libyans found himself zooming back 30 years to 1955. It’s 30 years since Marty had to pretend to date his mum in order to get her back with his dad. Christopher Lloyd played the legendary Doc Brown, the man who invented time travel when he slipped on a toilet and hit his head, coming up with the design of the flux capacitor that made everything possible.

    Metro q
  • What A Greek Meltdown Means For The UK

    The problems in Greece will have an impact on British shores and the Government insists there are contingency plans. Here is how the crisis could affect you: ::  We're not in the Euro so why will this hit the British economy? The European Union

    Sky News
  • Unintentionally, the Greeks have done themselves a favour. Soon, they will be out of the euro

    For a change, I find myself in some agreement with the French economist Thomas Piketty, at least in terms of what he has to say today on the Greek debt standoff , if very little else. This is what many Greeks, including apparently the Greek government, fail to understand, or rather refuse to acknowledge.

    Telegraph
  • Boeing at 381 deliveries in 1st half 2015

    US aerospace giant Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) delivered 381 commercial aircraft in the first half of 2015, keeping it on track for a new annual record, according to company data released Monday. Boeing delivered 249 planes from the Boeing 737 line, its short-to-medium range aircraft, and 64 Dreamliner 787 planes, a midsized aircraft built largely with composite components to conserve energy. Among larger planes, Boeing delivered nine Boeing 747s and nine Boeing 767 planes.

    AFP
  • Kourtney Kardashian Dumps Scott Disick After He was Spotted with an Ex

    ourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have called it quits! And it’s Kourt who did the dumping.

    HollyScoop
  • Crackdown On 'Rich' Council House Tenants

    Big earners living in council houses or flats and paying cheap subsidised rents are to lose the perk in a Budget crackdown this week. Sky News understands George Osborne will announce that anyone earning over £40,000 in London or £30,000 outside the capital will lose benefits and have to pay the full market rent. The crackdown, which will save taxpayers £250m a year, is aimed at the likes of Frank Dobson, who still lives in a council flat near the British Museum, despite serving as a Cabinet Minister under Tony Blair and earning a six-figure salary.

    Sky News
  • Grieving Cowell To Return To X Factor Auditions

    Auditions for the X Factor will start on Wednesday after the first two days were cancelled due to the death of judge Simon Cowell's mother. Julie Cowell died on Sunday at the age of 89. Fellow judges Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are set to join Cowell at the first try-outs for the new-look show, alongside new presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

    Sky News
  • Scarily Accurate — This Quiz Tells You Exactly How Rational You Are

    Beyond the Meyers-Briggs test lies a fount of other, even more strangely enticing quizzes designed to probe and expose different aspects of your personality. What does your birth order say about your personality? Just in case you've gotten to the bottom of all of these questions, the folks over at ClearerThinking have developed a quiz that measures your capacity for rational thinking against that of the average person. Founded by Spencer Greenberg, a mathematician and entrepreneur, ClearerThinking is set up as a one-stop shop for solving any problems you may have with decision-making and — here's where it all comes together — clearer thinking overall.

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  • Government Makes 'U-Turn' On Sunday Trading

    Shops could be open longer on Sundays under new proposals to be set out in Wednesday's budget, despite a recent reassurance to a campaign group that this would not happen. George Osborne is planning to devolve decisions on opening times to local authorities and mayors. The Chancellor will argue that "a growing appetite" for Sunday shopping means that areas should be able to decide whether longer opening hours would boost their local economy.

    Sky News
  • London Teens 'Married' To Syria IS Miliants

    Two of the three east London schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join Islamic State have been married to militants in the terrorist group, their families have said. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, fled Britain in February. Tasnime Akunjee would not say which of the girls had married and said he had no information about the status of the third girl.

    Sky News