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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.

  • 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    X Factor contestant Tom Bleasby has sensationally withdrawn from the competition citing “personal reasons”.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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  • Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive is the sultry Emilia Clarke

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

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  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 74-year-old British pensioner to be publicly flogged in Saudi Arabia for carrying alcohol

    A 74-year old British pensioner is due to receive 350 lashes after completing his one-year jail term in Saudi Arabia for illegally carrying alcohol in the ultraconservative Islamic kingdom. Karl Andree's family members claim that he could not survive the harsh punishment. A grandfather of seven, the pensioner was sentenced to 12 months in jail by the Shariah Court after home-made wine was found in his car in Jeddah in August 2014.

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  • 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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  • Cameron's EU referendum unsettles some British expatriates in the Spanish sun

    By Sarah Young FUENGIROLA, Spain (Reuters) - For some sun-seeking Britons, a cloud has formed over the whitewashed villages, beach bars and golf courses of Spain - the risk that Britain will drop out of the European Union. Over the last three decades, hundreds of thousands of Britons have used the EU's right to free movement to settle in Spain, drawn by warmer weather, cheaper property and a new life. "It's very scary, I've been here 31 years," said Valerie Luber, 75, a retired British nanny, at a coffee morning held by British-run Age Care in Calahonda on Spain's southern Costa del Sol.

  • 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.

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  • Hollywood actor Randy Quaid and wife arrested trying to enter the USA

    Five years after a self-imposed exile in Canada, Independence Day actor Randy Quaid has been arrested along with his wife Evi and placed in custody as they were trying to cross the border from Quebec into the US state of Vermont. The Quaids had fled to Canada in 2010 after they were accused of doing more than $5,000 worth of damage to a property they owned in Santa Barbara. Randy is being held at the North West State Correctional Center and his wife at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in the locality.

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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.
  • 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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  • Police 'banned' from wearing Union Jack patch in tribute to PC David Phillips

    Police officers have been told they are not allowed to wear a black and white union jack badge in tribute to PC David Phillips for fear that it may cause 'offence'. PC Phillips, a father-of-two, was knocked down and killed by a stolen pick-up truck in Merseyside on Monday (5 October.) The 34-year-old was taken to hospital, but died a short time later. Metropolitan Police officers wanted to wear the badges to honour their colleague, but were told the black and white Union flag with a 'thin blue line' through it, could upset 'some communities'.

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  • World Cup - RWC organisers axe 'Man of the Match' voting after Launchbury farce

    The organisers of the Rugby World Cup have been forced to dump their current way of choosing the man of the match after an embarrassing selection.

  • Filipino child sings her way out of slums to stardom

    Living a rags-to-riches story, Lyca Gairanod lifts her family out of poverty by winning the Philippine version of "The Voice". Michaela Cabrera reports.

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