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  • Happy birthday, Cheryl! You'll never guess what her hubby did for her...

    It’s official: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini may just be the luckiest girl in the world. It seems her husband, Jean-Bernard, may just be, well, the perfect husband. Today is Chezza’s 32nd birthday and he’s only gone and whisked her off to Italy, yes, Italy, for a romantic dinner.

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  • How Hot Are You? Britain's Top Temperatures

    It's official! Today is the hottest day in the UK for nine years - and the hottest July day ever recorded - after London's Heathrow Airport notched up 36.7C (98.06F). That temperature, recorded this afternoon, easily beat the previous high for this year

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  • Top Scientist Claims Aliens ARE Real And They Look Like Humans

    If you had any doubt in the existence of aliens then you can now be sure - they are definitely real and they even look just like us. In fact, he thinks it’s surprising that we haven’t already discovered human-like beings, given the amount of Earth-like planets that have already been detected.

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  • 11-Year-Old Schoolgirl Breaks Up With Boyfriend In The Most Epic Way

    Breaking up with someone who cheated on you is always hard but this 11-year-old schoolgirl threw some serious shade at her former boyfriend. After telling him that she gave him two warnings about his ways in the past, she then tells him to not talk to her in middle school and that she never loved him.

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  • Russia tries to soothe Baltic states over independence review

    By Maria Tsvetkova and Andrius Sytas MOSCOW/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Russia sought on Wednesday to ease concern in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia over plans to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting them independence from the Soviet Union. The Baltic states declared independence in 1990 and 1991, and activists in Lithuania and Latvia were killed in attempts by Soviet forces to quell rebellion. The events have been a matter of particular sensitivity in the three countries since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, another former Soviet republic.

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  • Strictly 2015: Why won't Aliona Vilani dance with Brendan Cole?

    Strictly Come Dancing stars Brendan Cole and Aliona Vilani have reportedly fallen out following a legal battle over a photo. The newspaper said Kiwi Brendan was forced to pay a sizeable fee to the Russian dancer to settle her case of using her image without license out of court. Aliona – who won Strictly in 2011 with McBusted’s Harry Judd – appeared with Brendan in his Licence To Thrill tours in 2013 and 2014.

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  • Greek PM Tsipras Urges 'No' Vote On Bailout

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum after saying he would accept a bailout offer with several conditions. In a televised address to the nation, Mr Tsipras said a "no" vote would not push Greece out of the eurozone, but rather win a better bailout deal. Mr Tsipras said Europe must stop acting in an "undemocratic way" and sought to reassure Greeks that their bank deposits were safe.

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  • In pics: Dozens killed as military plane crashes in Indonesian village of Medan (15 photos)

    A military plane has crashed into houses and hotels in the city of Medan in Indonesia, killing dozens of people. Local television showed black smoke and flames billowing from a residential neighbourhood. Red Cross worker Eko Triandi, who was helping

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  • Girl 'shared pic after murder'

    A 13-year-old girl took a photo of her 14-year-old best friend in the back of a police van and shared it on Snapchat only a few hours after they committed a "sustained and brutal" murder, a court has heard. Angela Wrightson, 39, suffered more than 100 injuries after she was battered with a wooden stick, a TV set, a computer printer and a coffee table among other items, a jury was told.

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  • 'I'm dying': Man texted girlfriend during desperate 40 minute ambulance wait as he suffered fatal asthma attack

    A woman has described her desperate fight to save her boyfriend after he suffered an asthma attack and was left waiting more than 40 minutes for an ambulance. Nathan Phillips, 24, from Dukinfield, was visiting his grandmother, in Hattersley, Hyde, when he suffered an attack. Six minutes into the journey Mr Phillips collapsed in the back seat. Miss Leavy AGAIN rang the ambulance service telling the call handler Nathan had collapsed.

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  • Authorities: Boy found in park swing died of cold, thirst

    A mother placed her living toddler in a swing at a Maryland park one morning and he remained there until he was found dead of cold and thirst two days later when someone spotted the mother pushing her lifeless child in the swing, authorities said Tuesday. The 3-year-old boy found in a La Plata park died of dehydration and hypothermia, or low body temperature, said Diane Richardson, spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Bruce Goldfarb, spokesman for the medical examiner, said Tuesday that he couldn't talk about the case.

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  • 'Wow, pulled back wrong throttle' - captain of crashed TransAsia plane

    By Faith Hung and Siva Govindasamy TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday. The ASC's report also showed that Captain Liao Jian-zong had failed simulator training in May 2014, in part because he had insufficient knowledge of how to deal with an engine flame-out on take-off. "Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle," Liao, 41, was heard to say on voice recordings seconds before the crash.

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  • Kim Jong Un Executes Designer Of His New Airport Because He Didn’t Like It

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un posed for one of his trademark glossy photo shoots in Pyongyang’s new airport this week - but a different story had unfolded behind the scenes. Executions are common in North Korea, with senior officials being killed for offences as minor as watching South Korean soap operas. Airport design chief Ma Won Chun disappeared late last year, and is thought to have been executed after Kim voiced his dissatisfaction with the airport, according to The Diplomat.

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  • Insight - Islamic State weaves web of support in Gulf Arab states

    By Angus McDowall and William Maclean KUWAIT/DUBAI (Reuters) - When a Saudi Arabian man flew to Kuwait in the early hours of Friday to carry out the country's worst militant attack, a bomb vest, Kuwaiti-style Arab robes, a place to prepare, and a car and driver to take him to his target were all lined up for him. The vest had been ferried across from Saudi Arabia a few days before in a complex operation suggesting Islamic State now commands a capable network of militants, propagandists and sympathisers on the Arabian peninsula, a security source said.Among those Fahd Suliman Abdul-Muhsen al-Qabaa contacted when his overnight flight via Bahrain landed, one had a family tie to Islamic State and another links to al Qaeda attacks in Kuwait a decade earlier, a security source and Kuwaiti media have reported.

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  • Watch: Young Girl Standing Up To Homophobic Preacher Is Everything

    After the U.S. Supreme Court legalised gay marriage last week, it was depressingly inevitable that there would be protests.But this little girl stood defiant in the face of some particuarly nasty homophobic ranting in the street during ComFest in Columbus

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  • Woman Dies In Bungee Accident With Boyfriend

    A woman has died and her boyfriend is seriously hurt after a tandem bungee jump that went wrong in the town of Audincthun, in northern France. The 28-year-old died on Sunday after leaping off the 65m high (more than 200ft) crane and crashing to the ground from a drop of some 15m (49ft) because of a problem with the harness, a source told Le Parisien newspaper.

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  • Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

    The abuse ended in November 2013 after police discovered the boy in handcuffs, chained to the front porch of the house with a dead chicken hung around his neck. Three months after Wanda Sue Larson and her boyfriend Dorian Harper were sentenced, the boy is telling his story. Larson was released from prison in April, just nine days after pleading guilty to child abuse charges.

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  • Jeremy Renner on Being Gay "F-ing Say Whatever The Hell You Want About Me”

    There are rumors going around that Jeremy Renner is gay. But Jeremy could care less.

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  • Football - Magpies board to discuss transfers

    McClaren was heading into a scheduled debrief with managing director Lee Charnley and chief scout Graham Carr with the breakthrough for which they had hoped by this point still proving elusive. Press Association Sport understands Newcastle have been hampered by a challenging summer market despite owner Mike Ashley having sanctioned significant investment after last season's struggles. In addition, some of the early business - the transfer window did not officially open until Wednesday, but many deals have already been agreed and are simply to be rubber-stamped - has set an eye-watering benchmark for prices with Roberto Firmino's £29million switch from Hoffenheim to Liverpool a case in point.

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  • Kingfisher Bites Off More Than He Can Chew With Ferocious Snake

    The plucky bird tried its luck by diving into the water to grab the snake - but the serpent fought back and grabbed the bird around the neck. A battle between the two then took place - and photographer Nitin Jain caught the whole thing on camera. The minute-long battle between the pair shows the snake, which Nitin believes to be a keelback, thrashing out of the water, grabbing the bird round the neck and pulling it under the water multiple times.

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