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  • One Direction fans are mourning on Twitter over the disappearance of Harry Styles' bulge

    Apparently Harry Styles didn’t read the recent health warnings about wearing skinny jeans that are too tight and his little member has gone missing, according to 1D fans. Directioners took to Twitter to seek answers using the hashtag #HarrysFriendIsMissing

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  • Alton Towers Victim's 'Inspirational' Picture

    A 17-year-old girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has posted an "inspirational" picture of her recovery. Leah Washington, from Barnsley, is seen surrounded by beaming friends and family just a month after suffering life-changing injuries. Miss Washington, who was sitting in the front row of the ride with her boyfriend Joe Pugh, 18,  could receive "several million pounds" in compensation, according to her lawyer.

    Sky News
  • Israeli officer kills stone-throwing Palestinian youth in West Bank

    A senior Israeli army officer shot and killed a Palestinian youth who was throwing stones near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said. A Palestinian witness and an Israeli military spokeswoman said the Palestinian was among a group throwing stones at an army vehicle near Qalandiya, a major checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    Reuters
  • Darwen residents left stunned after seven-foot section cut out of back alley fence

    RESIDENTS in Darwen were left flabbergasted after a seven-foot section was cut out of a back alley fence.

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  • Girls 'marry IS militants' in Syria

    The families of t wo east London schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) have lost hope that the teenagers will return after discovering they have been married off to militants. Police launched an international manhunt for the three Bethnal Green Academy pupils, Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, after they fled Britain in February to become so-called "jihadi brides". The families have confirmed that two of girls have since contacted them to reveal their marriages to what the teenagers called "approved" IS men.

    Press Association
  • Magic picture: Stare at dot on blue woman's face then see a stunning beauty appear in full

    The illusion is called "negative afterimage" and caused by cells located in the eyes, called ganglions. Dr Juno Kim from the University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science in Australia, said: "This information is relayed from the back of the eye to the brain via three opponent neuron channels.

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  • Europa League - Slaven Bilic: I meant no disrespect

    Having been appointed on June 9, Bilic watched from the stands with academy director Terry Westley overseeing a 3-0 first-leg victory as the Hammers got their season under way just 39 days after the end of the last campaign. Bilic, 46, was presented to a sold-out Upton Park before the game before moving to the directors' box having flown over from a training camp in Ireland with those senior players not involved in the Europa League fixture. Lusitans coach Xavi Roura was not happy with Bilic's decision not to take charge of West Ham - saying he was saddened that his counterpart was not on the bench - claiming the Croatian thought he was the 'Special One' and that Lusitans were "not important enough" for Bilic.

    PA Sport
  • Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears as hot as her hubby in Wimbledon white

    Making his SW19 debut as a married man, Andy, 28, had to endure 41C as he came through against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin. In a short summer dress fit for the all-white Wimbledon rules, Kim watched on in support while other famous faces in the crowd urged the British number one over the line after a tricky tie. Tess Daly and hubby Vernon Kay, England manager Roy Hodgson and wife Sheila and Denise Van Outen all turned out to support Murray.

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  • Australian Football Coach Stabbed To Death

    One of the biggest names in Aussie Rules football has been stabbed to death at his home - and his son arrested for murder. Phil Walsh, 55, who turned to coaching after a long playing career, was killed during a dispute that also left his wife injured. He was treated at the scene by paramedics, after police were called to his home in the Adelaide suburb of Somerton Park in the early hours.

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  • Anger As Distressed Woman Taunted On M3 Bridge

    Police have condemned members of the public who taunted a distressed woman as she stood on a bridge over the M3 motorway. One driver in the traffic jam tweeted Surrey Police, saying: "Tell her to get on with it. The user added: "Surrey police, can't you rubber bullet the jumper on M3/A316 and get the traffic moving?

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  • Woman Randomly Killed On Pier Stroll With Dad

    The family of a woman randomly shot dead as she took an early evening stroll along a San Francisco pier have been speaking of their grief. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was taking photos with her father when she was shot in the chest by a man who did not exchange words with her, police said. Police Sgt Mike Andraychak said: "The victim said something to her family members to the extent that she didn't feel well.

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  • Football - Gerrard turned down European move

    The 35-year-old midfielder is set to be presented to his new club's fans at half-time of Saturday's Major League Soccer game against Toronto. Former England captain Gerrard is looking forward to a fresh start after admitting he wanted a new challenge. Gerrard has had to counter accusations he will have an easy life in MLS having played so long in the Premier League, but he is determined not to allow his personal standards to slip.

    PA Sport Report
  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($133), it was all too much and he collapsed in tears.

    AFP
  • Ryanair to move Copenhagen-based aircraft after court ruling

    Ryanair will move its one Copenhagen-based aircraft out of the country following a court ruling that airport staff in the Danish capital had the right to refuse to service its flights, the Irish airline said on Friday. Europe's largest low-cost airline's policy of employing people in countries such as Denmark under the less generous terms of Ireland, rather than local rules, has incurred the anger of Danish labour unions. The unions demanded that Ryanair sign a Danish collective agreement with its locally-based pilots and cabin crew.

    Reuters
  • Rihanna Seeks Revenge in Racy New Music Video

    Rihanna makes her directorial debut for her new music video Bitch Better have my money - and it is absolutely crazy.

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  • Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses

    A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record. On Tuesday, Haruo Hayashizaki, a 71-year-old retiree, poured a flammable liquid over himself and lit it while riding a bullet train heading to Osaka from Tokyo. Experts say it was a wake-up call to something more disastrous, potentially a terrorist attack, and it's time to step up risk management ahead of the G-7 summit in Japan next year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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  • Wimbledon - BBC’s ‘disastrous’ new 'Wimbledon 2day' show comes under fire - fairly?

    Well, for a start it seems most tennis fans enjoyed the reliably straightforward previous format of ‘Today at Wimbledon’, hosted by John Inverdale, which simply sought to show working people highlights of the matches they missed through the day with room for expert analysis from the likes of John McEnroe. ‘We just want to watch some tennis after a long day at work’, was the consistent feedback from fans on social media, only that has now been re-worded in a much more negative manner after the seemingly unwelcome arrival of ‘Wimbledon 2day’. ‘Dumbed down’ and full of gimmicks, ‘Wimbledon 2day’ attempts to incorporate quirky skits and fan interaction with the chatty show played out in front of a live audience of fans who are made to stand in The Gatsby Club (one of Wimbledon’s hospitality suites) clutching drinks and trying to catch the camera’s eye over McEnroe’s shoulder.

    Eurosport
  • This Is How The Universe Could End, Scientists Believe

    Having a bit of a slump? Feeling like it’s all meaningless?Here’s something to put it all in perspective.Scientists at Vanderbilt University predict that when the universe ends, everything tears itself apart as the universe’s expansion spirals out of

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  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday. In Greece, they generally pay in cash, which is preferred by businesses, but they were told to have cards for the U.S.

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: Fund: Greek default to spark severe consequences

    The European Financial Stability Fund said Friday it considered Greece's failure to cover a 1.6 billion-euro ($1.8 billion) repayment this week to the International Monetary Fund to be an "Event of Default" that allows the EFSF to activate a loan repayment demand. Top banking officials in Greece are meeting with Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis and Alternate Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas. A finance ministry official says the meeting is being attended by the deputy governor of the Bank of Greece and the managing directors or presidents of the country's five largest lenders: Piraeus Bank, Alpha Bank, Eurobank, Attica Bank and National Bank of Greece as well as the secretary general of the Greek banking association.

    Associated Press