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  • Nasa has a 'warp drive' that could zip people to the moon in just hours

    Nasa has finally invented a ‘warp drive’ that could take people to the moon in just a few hours. The new ‘warp’ drive works on an electromagnetic system, which creates thrust from electrical energy without rocket fuel. This should violate the laws of ‘conservation of momentum’, whereby the momentum of a system is constant if there are no external forces.

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  • Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

    A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners. Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to her Sunday after the campaign generated nationwide attention.

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  • Warning as ATM skimming device found on Barclays cash point in Urmston

    Police have issued a warning for people to contact their bank after a skimming device was found on an ATM in Urmston. Officers said the card-reading device was found fitted to the Barclays bank cash point at the branch on Station Road. GMP Urmston tweeted out the warning last night, writing: “Skimming device found on ATM at Barclays Bank #Urmston tonight. Another skimming device made from iPods, used to record a user entering their pin number, were found on in January, fitted to a cash point in Gatley, Stockport.

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  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. The experience of Kate — and, even more, of the baby's late grandmother, Princess Diana — suggests the level of interest the princess can expect.

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  • Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Shines at Kentucky Derby

    Standing alongside her dad, Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn smiled for the cameras at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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  • Secret Imperial Japan submarine 'aircraft carriers' mapped off Hawaii

    At 400 feet long, the Imperial Japanese Navy's I-400 class were the largest submarines of the war and remained the largest constructed until the first nuclear ballistic missile boats rolled down slipways in the 1960s. Designed as underwater aircraft carriers, they were able to stow three Aichi light bombers, with folded wings, in a hangar on the deck. Aware of its inferiority in surface ships in the Pacific theatre, the Japanese Navy nevertheless wished to take the fight to the enemy and the vessel was given the task of approaching the US coast, surfacing, preparing and launching its aircraft within minutes. Japan surrendered before the raid could be carried out.

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  • Violent thugs rob martial arts fighter

    A PROFESSIONAL martial arts fighter tried valiantly to defend himself from two violent muggers who attacked him for his mobile phone and laptop as he ran along a Walcot street. 21-year-old Ben Bullock was jogging home from Muay Thai training through Cumberland Road at around 10.30pm on Wednesday, when two men on mountain bikes approached him.

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  • Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal

    Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade. The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, but its turret was covered with fabric and only the platform was visible. The Armata will be a highlight of the military parade on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. About 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in the parade on Red Square.

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  • Pictures Of The Week: Elvis, Elections And Exercise (12 photos)

    Here is our selection of the best pictures from the past seven days. A young boy tries on an Elvis mask at a Guinness Book of World Records event for the largest gathering of Elvis Presley impersonators in Antrim, Northern Ireland (Charles McQuillan/Getty

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  • How did David Beckham's 40th birthday turn into a Spice Girls reunion?

    David Beckham’s 40th birthday celebration in Marrakesh seems to have turned into a bit of a Spice Girls reunion, at least based on the pictures he and his wife put on Instagram. Victoria Beckham posted images today on the social network showing her with former bandmates Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton. Ex-Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, food writer Tana Ramsey, and model and actress Denise Vasi are also in the pictures, which show them having what looks like a great time at some Moroccan venue.

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  • Woman in court battle with rail operator after losing both legs under a train

    Diana Morgan-Hill was 29 and running her own company, with her future before her. Then, one fateful day 25 years ago, her life changed forever when she lost both legs after falling underneath a train in south London. And her ordeal didn't end there. Only a week after the accident, while she was still in hospital under heavy sedation, British Rail announced it was intending to take Diana to court. Using a 100-year-old by-law, they wanted to prosecute her for trespassing on the railway line. It was the start of a five-year struggle for Diana, who was certain the train had been stationary when she attempted to board. She said: "My fight with what was then British Rail was worse even than losing my legs."

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  • Fancy a day trip to Australia? They may be available sooner than you think

    It could soon be possible to travel from Europe to Australia and back in a day as research into hypersonic travel gains momentum. Aeronautic engineers in Sydney have been invited by the European Space Agency (ESA) to investigate further the possibility of travelling from Europe to Australia in two hours. PhD researchers David Munk and Jonathan Jeyaratnam have been recruited by the HEXAFLY-INT project, a team which is researching how to fly civil aircraft and hypersonic speeds.

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  • Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder

    Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said Monday that the state attorney general's office will look at why Pacquiao checked "no" a day before the fight on a commission questionnaire asking if he had a shoulder injury. Pacquiao could face a possible fine or suspension for not answering the question accurately on a form he filled out just before Friday's weigh-in.

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  • Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack

    Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics and supply facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said. The relatively rare Damascus attack took place in the capital's Rukneddine neighborhood and was claimed by the al-Qaida branch in Syria. The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman, said the bombing appeared to target a general who is responsible for army logistics and supplies.

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  • British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia

    A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international protest. "I have started to write goodbye letters to members of my family." Sandiford, originally from Redcar in northeast England, wrote that she planned to sing the cheery popular song "Magic Moments" when facing the firing squad.

    AFP
  • Drivers hit by cars 'double tax'

    Motorists are being hit by the "double taxing" of cars for the month they change hands under new regulations accompanying the scrapping of the need to show tax discs on windscreens, the AA has said. This double tax is providing the Government with an estimated £38 million windfall, according to the AA. Since October, motorists have not been required to display their vehicle excise duty (VED) car tax discs on their windscreens, with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) logging tax details electronically.

    Press Association
  • Beatles Fans Won't Like Paul McCartney's Latest Statement

    Beatles purists will probably want to look away now, as Sir Paul McCartney has made an interesting comparision, stating that working with Kanye West is a lot like working with his late bandmate John Lennon. Now, Paul has revealed that collaborating with Kanye reminds him of John, telling the Sun: "When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. Paul also revealed how one of his stories inspired Kanye’s track ‘Only One’, which is told from the viewpoint of his mother Donda, who died in 2007.

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  • Woman kicked off plane for bringing an oxygen tank on board 

    A female passenger returning home from attending her daughter's funeral was kicked off a plane for bringing an oxygen tank on board for her heart condition. Mary Walker, and her husband James, were flying out of Orlando Sanford International Airport with Allegiant Air when they were forced to return to the terminal.

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  • Ed Balls 'plans £45billion tax raid in first budget'

    Well-placed City sources say Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wants to move quickly to cut the deficit further – without significantly cutting public spending.

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