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  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said.

    Associated Press
  • Alien Life May Have Been Discovered On Comet

    Alien life may not be science fiction any more as a pair of top astronomers have claimed that life may have been discovered on a comet. The Philae lander famously landed on the 67P comet last year and after examining pictures of the rock, scientists think they show signs of Microbial alien life. Astronomer and astrobiologist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe was involved with the mission to land Philae from the Rosetta space craft and made the game changing claims after studying the data.

    Yahoo News
  • Soap spoilers: EastEnders arrest, Corrie kiss, Emmerdale scam, Hollyoaks discovery

    EastEnders' couple Ian and Jane Beale will face their worst fears when the police arrive on Albert Square to arrest a new suspect in Lucy's murder case. With almost 15 months approaching since Lucy was murdered, Ian (Adam Woodyatt) and Jane will find themselves experiencing a new nightmare when the police believe they have found the culprit. The residents of Albert Square are shocked to wake to front page news revealing that there is a new suspect in Lucy's case and Ian, in particular, struggles to process the news. Feeling overwhelmed, Ian heads to the restaurant, but after a conversation with Sharon, decides to return home where he drops a bombshell on his family.

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  • Dad And Toddler Parade ISIS Flags Outside Houses Of Parliament

    A dad was stopped by police outside the Houses of Parliament after he was spotted waving the ISIS flag with his young daughter. The unidentified man made the provocative gesture on the weekend before the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in London. Police stopped and questioned the man - who was carrying the toddler waving the jihadist flag on his shoulders - as he walked past Big Ben.

    Yahoo News
  • Greece 'No' in referendum sends euro into tailspin

    Greece's government on Sunday looked to have won a 'No' it had been seeking in a referendum on bailout terms, but the euro immediately plummeted on fears the result could splinter the eurozone. An official tally of over half the ballots cast showed a resounding 61 percent of Greek voters had backed the government's 'No' in the plebiscite. France's President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to meet in Paris the same day to assess the result, the French presidency said.

    AFP
  • Well-wishers swoon as Princess Charlotte christened

    Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Sunday as crowds gathered to witness the family's first public outing together since her birth in May. The ceremony took place at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, where William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have a country home. Television pictures showed members of the public clapping, cheering and taking photographs as William and Kate left the church with Britain's newest royal, who is fourth in line to the throne, and her older brother George. The princess's full name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, is a nod to her late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Unintentionally, the Greeks have done themselves a favour. Soon, they will be out of the euro

    For a change, I find myself in some agreement with the French economist Thomas Piketty, at least in terms of what he has to say today on the Greek debt standoff , if very little else. This is what many Greeks, including apparently the Greek government, fail to understand, or rather refuse to acknowledge.

    Telegraph
  • Premier League - Manchester United transfer news: Robin van Persie agrees personal terms with Fenerbahce

    "United had sent people to test the water for a move," former Feyenoord star Pierre Van Hoojidonk told the Daily Mirror. The arrival of Louis van Gaal at the time seen as a considerable fillip to Van Persie who had faded under David Moyes having made an explosive start to his United career. A move away from Old Trafford could provide the fresh start required.

    Eurosport
  • What A Greek Meltdown Means For The UK

    The problems in Greece will have an impact on British shores and the Government insists there are contingency plans. Here is how the crisis could affect you: ::  We're not in the Euro so why will this hit the British economy? The European Union

    Sky News
  • Prince George Steals the Show at Princess Charlotte’s Christening

    It was supposed to be Princess Charlotte’s big day at the royal christening yesterday, but Prince George overshadowed his baby sister in the sweetest possible way.

    HollyScoop
  • London Teens 'Married' To Syria IS Miliants

    Two of the three east London schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join Islamic State have been married to militants in the terrorist group, their families have said. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, fled Britain in February. Tasnime Akunjee would not say which of the girls had married and said he had no information about the status of the third girl.

    Sky News
  • Crackdown On 'Rich' Council House Tenants

    Big earners living in council houses or flats and paying cheap subsidised rents are to lose the perk in a Budget crackdown this week. Sky News understands George Osborne will announce that anyone earning over £40,000 in London or £30,000 outside the capital will lose benefits and have to pay the full market rent. The crackdown, which will save taxpayers £250m a year, is aimed at the likes of Frank Dobson, who still lives in a council flat near the British Museum, despite serving as a Cabinet Minister under Tony Blair and earning a six-figure salary.

    Sky News
  • Scarily Accurate — This Quiz Tells You Exactly How Rational You Are

    Beyond the Meyers-Briggs test lies a fount of other, even more strangely enticing quizzes designed to probe and expose different aspects of your personality. What does your birth order say about your personality? Just in case you've gotten to the bottom of all of these questions, the folks over at ClearerThinking have developed a quiz that measures your capacity for rational thinking against that of the average person. Founded by Spencer Greenberg, a mathematician and entrepreneur, ClearerThinking is set up as a one-stop shop for solving any problems you may have with decision-making and — here's where it all comes together — clearer thinking overall.

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  • In pictures: 7/7 attacks remembered (15 photos)

    It's been 10 years since four bombers detonated devices on three Underground trains and a bus in Tavistock, killing 52 civilians and injuring over 700 more, making it the worst terror attack in Britain since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. On July 7, we remember

    Yahoo News
  • Grieving Cowell To Return To X Factor Auditions

    Auditions for the X Factor will start on Wednesday after the first two days were cancelled due to the death of judge Simon Cowell's mother. Julie Cowell died on Sunday at the age of 89. Fellow judges Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are set to join Cowell at the first try-outs for the new-look show, alongside new presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

    Sky News
  • 98 celebrities without makeup – and not giving a damn

    These #nomakeup selfies prove less is WAY more

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  • Fiona Bruce: 8 things everyone needs to know about about the foxy presenter...

    Like many working mums, Bruce isn’t 100% sure she’s got the balance right – and has admitted: “I’m sure I could be a better mother. 7. She’s returning to Fake Or Fortune? Fiona and art dealer Philip Mould on Fake Or Fortune?

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  • Kit Harington’s long hair sparks Game of Thrones speculation

    It’s not normal that an actor’s hair length sparks intensive speculation about their character’s future, but Game of Thrones fans are holding on to their last hope. Kit Harington, whose character Jon Snow was – spoiler alert – killed off in the season five finale, seems to have kept his hair long, fuelling rumours that Jon Snow may not be as dead as he seems. Harington has previously told The Independent that his contract obliged him to keep his hair long for the duration of the show, but that he planned to “cut it off quite soon.

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  • Gazza threw Rolex out of window 'because it was listening to him'

    Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has revealed he threw a Rolex watch out of the window at the height of his struggle with drugs because he thought it was “listening” to him. The star, who played for clubs including Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Lazio during his career, has fought a very public battle with addiction. Gazza, who said he prays every day to stay sober, likened being in rehab to his playing days, saying that was the “only time I felt free”.

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