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  • This University Challenge contestant stole the show with more than just his brains

    The Oxford University team member had us chuckling at our screens with his familiar looks and odd fears of the buzzer.

  • Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive is the sultry Emilia Clarke

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's most definitely Emilia Clarke's year.

    Associated Press
  • X Factor 2015: Tom Bleasby quits the show for 'personal reasons'

    X Factor contestant Tom Bleasby has sensationally withdrawn from the competition citing “personal reasons”.

  • Mum jailed for checking Facebook while her two-year-old son drowned

    A mum has been jailed after her toddler drowned while she was checking Facebook. Two-year-old Joshua Barnett was playing in their family garden in Beverley, East Yorkshire, on 17 March last year when he fell into a pond. Claire Barnett, 31, was inside her house looking at her phone at the time of Joshua’s death. When she realised what had happened she attempted to save him, but it was too late. She was criticised by a judge at Hull Crown Court for her ‘bad parenting’, and was told she would pose ‘very serious risks’ to any child she had responsibility for. The mum-of-four, who now lives in Nottingham, was interviewed by police and gave officers differing stories about what had happened. She had

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  • Venom from 'world's deadliest spider' burning man alive - from the inside out

    A student is fighting for life after he was bitten on the neck by one of the world's most dangerous spiders. Orlando Andrés Jiménez, known to friends as 'Chamo', is suffering severe kidney failure and may lose his eyelids and left ear as a result of the highly toxic bite. Chamo, 31, was in the bathroom of his college in Punta de Bombón, a town on the coast of Peru, when a spider fell from the ceiling and bit him on the neck close to his ear. Doctors believe he was attacked by a Chilean recluse spider.

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  • Premier League - Paper Round: Rodgers lined up for surprise Prem switch

    Brendan Rodgers may have a new job before long, while the man who replaced him at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, already has his transfer targets lined up.

  • OktoberFest London CANCELLED at last minute and beer lovers left 'hugely p***** off'

    OKTOBERFEST LONDON The booze-filled event, which is London's very own answer to Munich's annual OktoberFest, was called off today after organisers were unable to cope with the huge crowds of revellers that turned up for the opening night, according to reports. The announcement was made today by Tobacco Dock London in Canary Wharf, just 20 minutes before the first session was due to kick off there at 12pm. They tweeted: "Due to operational issues identified last night the decision has been made to cancel all further @OktoberFestLDN sessions. "All ticket holders should contact @OktoberFestLDN for refunds details will be posted on their website." Confirming the news, the official OktoberFest London q
  • Moscow alarm over RAF 'permission to down Russian planes'

    Russia summoned Britain's military attache to explain reports that RAF pilots had been given the green light to shoot down Russian war planes in the Middle East, the Foreign Office has said.

    Press Association
  • Singapore Airlines plane collapses at passenger gate

    Singapore Airlines suffered an embarrassing incident early Sunday when the nose landing gear of a plane retracted at the gate, leaving the front of the plane on the ground.

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  • Inmates May Have Survived 1962 Alcatraz Escape

    John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris managed to climb on to the roof of the prison in San Francisco Bay in June 1962, leaving papier-mache heads in their bunks complete with human hair from the prison barber shop. Alcatraz officials have long believed the three, who were serving time for bank robberies, drowned in the water after they disappeared. But the family of the brothers has begun co-operating with authorities more than 50 years after the escape attempt.

    Sky News
  • Hamilton heeds his father's words as title nears

    By Alan Baldwin SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton has his father's words in mind as he stands on the brink of a third Formula One world championship. You either do or you don't and I don't yet." Hamilton is 66 points clear of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and 73 ahead of his own team mate Nico Rosberg with four races remaining. If Hamilton wins in Austin, and Vettel fails to take second place, he will have matched the three titles of the late Brazilian Ayrton Senna, his boyhood hero.

  • X Factor 2015's Seann Miley Moore: Mason Noise 'ruined' his chance

    The 24-year-old Aussie singer said Mason made a mistake of arguing with the TV mogul in the latest episode.

  • Failure by the EU "In" campaign will end the United Kingdom

    So now we have two “out” campaigns. Both will battle it out to secure the holy grail of formal endorsement from the Electoral Commission, a decision unlikely to come before early next year. Already both sides have begun hostile artillery bombardment – so far only of each other. On one side is the anti-immigration Leave.EU supported by Nigel Farage and his backer, Aaron Banks; on the other, oddly enough, stands UKIP’s only MP, Douglas Carswell, and their previous backer, Stuart Wheeler. Although the personality combat fills the column inches the stakes are much higher. For the leavers, globalists are facing off the isolationists. Those who want us to be a Norway with nukes, an open market state

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  • Earth's Gravitational Pull Cracks Open the Moon

    Earth's gravitational pull is massaging the moon, opening up faults in the lunar crust, researchers say. Just as the moon's gravitational pull causes seas and lakes to rise and fall as tides on Earth, the Earth exerts tidal forces on the moon. Scientists have known this for a while, but now they've found that Earth's pull actually opens up faults on the moon.
  • Police to record anti-Muslim hate crimes as a separate category - PM

    Anti-Muslim hate crimes are to be recorded as a separate category for the first time by police in England and Wales, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

    Press Association
  • Barclays Anticipated New CEO Jes Staley: A Look Back at his Career

    Former J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. executive James "Jes" Staley is set to be named CEO at Barclays PLC, The WSJ is reporting. The appointment, which is still subject to regulatory approval, could be made in the coming weeks.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • PICTURE THIS: Who has qualified for the Euro 2016 finals (17 photos)

    We wrap up which countires have automatically qualified for the Euro 2016 finals in France.

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  • Caroline Flack opens up about her former relationship with Harry Styles

    X Factor host Caroline Flack has opened up about her former relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles. The television presenter was slammed for dating a then 17-year-old Styles, who was 14 years her junior.

    International Business Times
  • Marriage model doesn't work for Chris Evans

    The new Top Gear presenter said he has doubts about the existing model of marriage.

  • Josh Hanson, 21, stabbed to death in busy London bar

    The Metropolitan Police have launched a murder investigation after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in front of dozens of people at a bar in north-west London. Josh Hanson, of Kingsbury, suffered fatal neck injuries during the attack at the RE bar in Eastcote in the early hours of Sunday morning (11 October). After receiving attention from paramedics, Mr Hanson was declared dead at the scene.

    International Business Times