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  • Terrifying 'knocker' SCAM: Police issue warning as door-step gangs target YOU in your home | UK | News

    GETTY Police forces across the country have been issuing alerts after a wave of crimes involving gangs of men who claim to be selling cleaning products but actually are scoping out the victims house in preparation for a burglary at a later date.  The scam often involves sellers - also known as Nottingham Knockers - who claim to be a reformed convict trying to make a new life for themselves or to be deaf or dumb and in need of cash to pay for their carer.  The crooks go between houses appearing to offer a range of cleaning products but are secretly checking how much cash may be in the house, whether the home is occupied or empty at certain times, how valuable the belongings are and how well protected

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  • Stephen Hawking warned us about contacting aliens, but this astronomer says it's 'too late'

    In 2010, physicist Stephen Hawking voiced concern about the possibility that we might contact extraterrestrial life by transmitting signals into space. However, SETI senior astronomer Seth Shostak told us that it's too late to consider whether we should send such transmissions, because we've already been doing it for decades.Follow BI Video: On Twitter

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  • X Factor 2016: Finalists ‘leaked’ – Yes Lad and James Hughes fail to make it past Judges’ Houses?

    Following X Factor’s Six Chair Challenge chaos this weekend, all of the remaining contestants are set to jet off to Judges’ Houses – but it looks like two hopeful acts can already be ruled out of the LIVE shows. In a tweet posted by HallowScreamUK, the organisers of a spooky attraction “confirmed” two X Factor acts – who are currently still in the singing competition – for an event on Saturday, November 5. Yes Lad – who were dropped on Sunday night in favour of Ottavio and Bradley, but have been selected as a wildcard act – appear to be headlining the gig while James Hughes also features on the line-up, alongside Girl Next Door who were eliminated over the weekend.

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  • Brad Pitt CLEARED Of Abuse After New Footage Emerges, As He Begs Angelina To Let Him See Kids

    Brad Pitt is supposedly ‘begging’ Angelina Jolie to let him see their children. According to various sources, Angelina is currently staying at a secret location and is allegedly not allowing her estranged husband to see his children until the FBI investigation is completed. The FBI were said to be looking into an altercation Brad had with son Maddox on a flight last week.

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  • Fans in stitches over X Factor Irina's mid-song strip

    X Factor viewers weren’t all that impressed with Irina’s Bucks Fizz-style moves.

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  • Roger Moore’s son is a dead ringer for his father in Bond costume

    It seems the next generation of the Moore family has continued to keep the British end up, so to speak. The Daily Mail shared an image of Geoffrey Moore, 50-year old son of the third 007 actor Roger, dressed as his father for a party in Mayfair this week. Geoffrey Moore was 7 years old when his father inherited the mantle of 007 with 1973’s ‘Live and Let Die,’ going on to be the most prolific Bond actor with seven films in the role before retiring in 1985 (by which time, most would agree the then 57-year old actor was far too old for the part).

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  • Man Who Was Filmed Drowning Stepdaughter in Hotel Swimming Pool Sentenced to 100 Years

    A man who was filmed repeatedly throwing his 3-year-old step-daughter into a swimming pool, causing her to drown, has been jailed for 100 years. Surveillance footage showed the man, identified only as Jose David N., throwing the small child into the water at a hotel in the city of Morelia, in Michoacan, Mexico, in August 2015. The mother claims she found her daughter lifeless in front of the television, and had no idea she had been murdered until she saw the CCTV footage.

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  • A Dutch bike maker came up with this ingenious idea to reduce shipping damage

    Dutch bike company VanMoof makes a lot of its sales online, which means it relies on shipping firms to deliver its two-wheelers. Trouble is, some of the bikes were getting damaged en route to the customer ... until an employee came up with a genius idea.

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  • Premier League - Smalling reveals Mourinho's pre-match message that inspired United

    Manager Jose Mourinho's pre-match message of embracing the occasion of playing in front of a packed Old Trafford crowd inspired Manchester United to a 4-1 rout.

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  • Finns Say 'Enough Is Enough' During Anti-Nazi Demonstrations

    Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people are demonstrating across Finland under the slogan "Enough is enough" following the death of a man who reportedly spit in front of neo-Nazis ...

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  • Mum bakes student daughter a ‘sorry we thought you did meth’ cake after school drugs test blunder

    A red-faced mum was so mortified about believing her daughter was a drug addict that she baked her a very special cake to apologise.

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  • EastEnders: Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell to be killed off

    Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell leaving EastEnders is going to be the end of an era for the BBC One soap, especially now that we have learned that it’s going to be a permanent departure. Actresses Rita Simons (Roxy) and Sam Womack (Ronnie) are said to be upset by the news that the Mitchell sisters are being bumped off as they’d hoped to have the option to return at some stage in the future. The exit comes under new producer Sean O’Connor’s ruling, with Sean already killing off much-loved character Paul Coker as well as announcing the departures of other favourites, including Babe Carter, Masood Ahmed, Lee Carter, Claudette Hubbard, Buster, Briggs, Pam and Les Coker and Kyle Slater.

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  • Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.

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  • 12 cars that depreciate in price quickly and are good to buy used (12 photos)

    If you’re in the market for a new car, you may be tempted to drive a brand new one off the lot. After all, many manufacturers are already releasing their feature-packed 2017 models, and the weather hasn’t even turned cold yet. But, before you do, consider this: a new study by iSeeCars.com, an automotive data and research company, found that buying a new car is not always going to get you the best bang for your buck. In fact, the company discovered that purchasing some cars that are just a year old can provide consumers with substantial savings. To establish the savings, iSeeCars.com analyzed the more than 14 million cars sold from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016, excluding models with fewer than 250 new and 250 used cars sold. The average asking prices of year-old cars were compared to those of new cars from the same model, according to the release, with the difference in price expressed as a percentage of the new model average price. This percentage was then compared to the overall percentage difference across all models. Using this data, iSeeCars.com researchers found that the average price difference between a new car and a lightly used car was 21.2 per cent, ranging from $6,099 to $19,966 in savings. (Note: For this study, a lightly used car is defined as a vehicle from the 2014-2015 model years with mileage within 20 per cent of 13,476, the average annual miles traveled in the U.S., according to the Department of Transportation.) But it isn’t all cars ? iSeeCars.com established a dozen vehicles that offer the best value when purchased lightly used instead of brand new, with price differences between 31.2 per cent and 34.6 per cent ? at least 1.5 times more than the overall average. Click through to see those 12 cars. The content of this slideshow originally appeared as a Credit.com story found here. All figures in U.S. dollars.  

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  • Snake selfie bid ends badly for man in India

    A man has been bitten by a python after trying to take a selfie with the creature.

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  • Honey G is returning to The X Factor

    Honey G is replacing singer Ivy Grace on The X Factor.

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  • Turks protest assault of young nurse who wore shorts on bus

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turks donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a bus for wearing shorts.

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  • Kid has the perfect response when asked why he brought a dead squirrel to school

    You can always count on kids doing some seriously weird stuff. Layde Hobson was excited to receive a positive phone call from her son's principal earlier this week. Except the reason she was so happy is something that won't make many parents very proud.  The principal told Hobson that her son Brylan "made her day" because he somehow managed to bring a dead squirrel to school.  SEE ALSO: Joyful kid's carefree dance moves will give you life Like any person who can laugh at how ridiculous kids can be, the principal found the situation pretty hilarious. But when she asked Brylan why he would do such a thing, his response was just amazing.  "When asked by the principal what possessed him to pick up

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  • Judge Rinder And Craig Revel Horwood Have Had Their First Showdown

    It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for - Judge Rinder and Craig Revel Horwood have finally come face to face, in the first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ live show of the series. Judge Rinder made his live ‘Strictly’ debut on Friday night (23 September) surprising everyone with his energetic moves and - we can’t believe we’re saying this - impressive bod, as he did a bare-chested Cha Cha to ‘Mercy’ by Duffy.

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