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  • BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts dies of cancer

    The BBC's director general has joined television journalists and news anchors in paying tribute to investigative reporter Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has died of cancer.

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  • Countess of Wessex: My daughter’s battle helped me see the plight of so many children

    MARK KEHOE In an extraordinarily candid interview, Sophie shared her joy at 11-year-old Louise finally being able to see properly after having being born with what she described as a “profound” squint. She is now raising support for people across the world with eye problems, explaining: “There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see.” Lady Louise’s condition, strabismus, was a result of her premature birth in 2003. She was born by emergency caesarian section weighing 4lb 9oz. Sophie, who lost so much blood that she nearly died, delivered her daughter so fast that Prince Edward could not get there in time. Sophie explained: “Premature babies can often have q
  • 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.

  • Social housing for Eastern Europeans TREBLES as top nations living on UK handouts REVEALED

    GETTY Councils and housing associations let 9,128 homes to tenants from 'European Union accession countries' - all of which are in eastern Europe - during 2014/15. This staggering figure has rocketed from the 2,800 properties that were let just eight years ago in 2007/08. During this whopping increase, the percentage of social housing let to UK nationals over the same period fell from 94 per cent to 91 per cent. In 2007 this group consisted of those from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Bulgaria and Romania joined the list in 2008/09, while Croatia was added in 2014/15. Provisional figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government q
  • Can You See A Baby Here? You Might Be Psychotic

    What do you see if you stare at the picture?

    Rob Waugh
  • The impact of Jeremy Corbyn's foreign policy - BBC News

    What do Jeremy Corbyn's ideas on foreign policy mean for the UK's international relations? The Russian ambassador to the UK hailed his Labour leadership victory as the most "radical breakthrough in British politics" in 30 years. Top officials in the US administration were reportedly aghast when they looked closely at some of his past positions. And UK Prime Minister David Cameron told the Conservative Party conference: "We cannot let that man inflict his security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology on the country we love." But how radical a shift for the Labour Party does Mr Corbyn represent when it comes to key foreign policy issues? Europe/Refugees Initially his position

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive

    The 28-year-old Londoner is best known as the white-haired Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons in the hit TV drama.

  • Saudi Deal Dropped As Briton Faces Lashes

    The Government has withdrawn a bid for a contract with the Saudi justice system amid a row over the threatened thrashing of a British grandfather. The family of pensioner Karl Andree have been pleading with the UK Government to intervene because they fear the punishment could kill him. Mr Andree, 74, was sentenced to 12 months in jail by a Sharia court after police found home-made wine in the boot of his car in Jeddah last year.

    Sky News
  • A battle of wills: mothers of dead soldiers taken to court

    They are united in grief. Two mothers whose lives fell apart when their eldest sons, both aged just 20, were killed on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The torment, however, continues for Lisa Billing and Sharon Leverett. For the two women have been dragged through the courts in bitter disputes over the eve-of-battle wills written by their soldier sons. When the young soldiers were killed in action, they left behind not only grieving mothers but grieving, pregnant girlfriends too. That has led to furious rows in the courts, over who should benefit from hundreds of thousands of pounds in payouts from the Government and from insurance policies. In both cases, The Telegraph understands, the dead q
  • Real Life Rapunzel Hasn’t Cut Her Hair For 35 YEARS

    Going to the hairdressers can sometimes be a chore but one woman doesn’t bother to get her hair cut at all - in fact, she hasn’t bothered in 35 YEARS. Gu Meiying, 59, has been growing her hair since she was 24-years-old and it has now grown to a staggering 2.52 metres in length.

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  • 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”.

  • Victoria Beckham rocks androgynous look for German Vogue cover

    The former Spice Girl modelled some sharp, classic styles, with an androgynous theme.

  • Putin's boost in battle against ISIS: China preparing to 'team up with Russia in Syria'

    GETTY•IG Russia has carried out a series of deadly airstrikes against the terrorist group over the last few days and Vladimir Putin has now sent the country's most elite special forces team into the war zone. And speculation is heightening that offensive will be bolstered by the China's People's Liberation Army, following a number of reports of military movements in the region backed up by strong words from a senior government member at a United Nations meeting. Reports emanating from the Middle East last week said China was planning on joining the fight against ISIS "in the coming weeks", according to a Syrian army official. While Beijing insists it will abide by the United Nations (UN) in the q
  • Spooky Converted Church Complete With Graveyard Up For Sale As Family Home (11 photos)

    House-hunters with a taste for all things ghoulish have a rare chance to make their home in a Gothic church, which has its very own graveyard in the garden. The Grade II listed building, on the market for £450,000, has kept the original stained glass windows, elaborate octagonal church tower and even the ornate altar – now in the kitchen. In the garden there is the occassional gravestone, although prospective buyers are assured visiting mourners are rare. Inside the Lincolnshire property there are three bedrooms tucked under arching beams, a spiral staircase and original flooring.

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  • Non-Stop Flights Between The UK And Australia Are Just Two Years Away

    Speaking to Air Transport World, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said: “The 787- 9 has the range to operate such a route. The flight would eclipse the current world record – set, too, by Qantas – by more than an hour. Speaking to The Independent, aviation analyst John Strickland also added: “It’s technically possible but commercially questionable.

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  • Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices. The jury in Madison, Wisconsin also said the patent, which improves processor efficiency, was valid. The trial will now move on to determine how much Apple owes in damages.

  • Paramedic Rushes To Crash Scene In Her Wedding Dress Minutes After Getting Married

    A new bride who just happened to be a paramedic rushed to a crash scene in her wedding dress - just minutes after she got married. Sarah Ray had just got married in Clarksville, Tennessee, when she got a call telling her that her grandparents and father had just been in a car crash. Without hesitation, Sarah made her way to the scene of the crash to make sure everyone was OK - and her proud mum, Marcy Martin, captured the site of her daughter in her wedding gown at the side of the road.

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  • U.S., Russia jets came within visual range over Syria - U.S. military

    U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren calls the Russian air strikes in Syria, "reckless, indiscriminate and irresponsible." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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