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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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  • 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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  • Paper part of driving licences to be axed from June

    You can discard the paper part of your driving licence from 8 June 2015 when the DVLA will stop issuing them and they become invalid. The purpose of the counterpart up until now has been to include licence details that couldn't be included on the photocard – such as penalty points or the types of vehicles your are allowed to drive. Paper driving licences that were issued before the photocard was launched in 1998 will remain valid.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • David Beckham Had A £250k Star-Studded 40th Birthday Bash And It Looks EPIC

    David jetted his family and friends off to Marrakesh for his 40th birthday, where they stayed at the six-star Amanjena Hotel – the same place where the former footballer and his fashion designer-come-pop star wife Victoria renewed their vows in 2004. According to The Sun, the Beckham's hired snake-charmers and belly dancers for the event, and even roped in their pal Gordon Ramsay to cater for the whole thing. Lets just hope Gordon wasn't having any Kitchen Nightmares yesterday.

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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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  • 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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  • Lauren Goodger Shows Off Weight Loss In Gorgeous Dress At Pregnant Billi Mucklow's Baby Shower

    Having already admitted that she's feeling more confident than ever after her recent weight loss, Lauren Goodger looked a million bucks as she helped her TOWIE pal celebrate her baby shower. Lauren flaunted her trim figure in a low-cut midi dress, looking totally happy and healthy with friends, who'd gathered to watch Billi Mucklow announce whether she's having a baby boy or girl.

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  • Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea

    Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall. The collapse triggered a small explosion, spreading lava and debris around the rim of Kilauea's Halemaumau Crater, the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says. Janet Babb, a geologist with the USGS, compared the blast on Sunday to taking a hammer to the top of a bottle of champagne.

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  • Man punches dog in the face in Manchester city centre

    A man punched a dog in the face during an attack in the city centre. A 34-year-old man dressed in a tracksuit was seen by members of the public attacking the defenceless bull terrier on Portland Street. City centre inspector Phil Spurgeon said a 34-year-old man had been arrested for animal cruelty.

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  • 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.

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  • Forget Grumpy Cat, here's Concerned Kitten - the Bolton moggy with eyebrows taking the internet by storm

    MEET Concerned Kitten — the moggy with eyebrows who is set to become the next Grumpy Cat. The eight-week-old kitty already has his own Facebook page with hundreds of "likes". The super cute cat was born with what looked like raised eyebrows — and owners Andy and Caroline Entwistle decided to name him Gary after Take That star Gary Barlow. The Facebook page follows the tiny terror as he goes about his daily life in Bolton.

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  • Selfless wife kept her cancer secret to care for husband

    A NURSE decided to keep her terminal illness a secret from her family so she could care for her bedbound husband. Val Turner, who worked at Hereford’s Nuffield Hospital for 37 years, died this month – just 10 days after her daughters found out she had breast cancer. He died in February aged 68 from pneumonia two months before cancer took Val’s life. The couple’s daughters Julie Turner, 43, and Clare Crosby, 41, described Val as selfless and brave for keeping her terminal illness a secret to nurse their father.

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  • Kate Middleton Delivered The New Princess Without Epidural

    The new princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana has entered the world and apparently her arrival was smooth sailing.

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