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Death toll continues to rise amid Nepal devastation

'We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country', says an official.

  • Nurse jailed for raping patients

    A nurse who filmed himself raping two unconscious women patients in a hospital accident and emergency department has been jailed for 18 years. Andrew Hutchinson, 29, carried out the sickening attacks on the women while they were in his care at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital in 2011 and 2012, having drunk too much on nights out. Because they were unconscious at the time, none of his victims knew they had been attacked until police investigating Hutchinson painstakingly pieced together what had happened.

    Press Association
  • Simon Cowell Cuddles Baby Eric In Bed And Watches The Lion King In Adorable Photo

    Simon Cowell is back to proving that he is a hands-on dad after sharing another photo of himself spending some quality time with fourteen-month-old son, Eric. Taking to his Twitter account to share the candid snap, the pic shows father and son cuddling up in bed, with Eric absolutely engrossed in The Lion King, which is playing on an iPad that Si is holding up. Accompanying the cutesy post with the simple caption: "After watching the Jungle Book 1000 times we have moved onto the Lion King", the 55-year-old music mogul couldn't look more relaxed as he soaked in some quality time with his little'un.

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  • Britain’s Got Talent preview: sexy Lisa Sampson runs rings round the judges

    Britain’s Got Talent is back with the third auditions show from the 2015 series on Saturday night (April 25 at 8pm on STV) and today we’ve got more juicy previews for you to feast your eyes on ahead of the programme. Enter Lisa Sampson, a 35-year-old self-taught hula hoop instructor and mum from West Sussex, who takes to the stage in the hope of impressing the judges. Spinning hoops around her arms, legs and feet – all at the same time – will Lisa’s routine inspire the panel? Get all the latest Britain’s Got Talent news, gossip, photos and videos from stv.tv/talent.

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  • Romeo Beckham Bursts Into Tears After Completing The Junior London Marathon

    Romeo Beckham has had his entire family gushing about how proud they are of him after completing the junior London Marathon in just under twenty minutes earlier today, but it looks as though the pressure of the run may have become too much for the twelve year old, who was papped bursting into tears after the race. This is just the cutest thing ever, cheer up Romeo - you did amazingly! The Burberry model was quickly surrounded by Victoria and David Beckham, as well as big brother Brooklyn and little brother Cruz, who all tried to comfort the tearful runner as he found himself getting a little bit overwhelmed.

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  • Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

    With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S. Up to now, the oil and gas industry has generally argued that any such link requires further study. The potential for man-made quakes "is an important and legitimate concern that must be taken very seriously by regulators and industry," said Jason Bordoff, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

    Associated Press
  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

    In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs. Jenner let his hair down — literally loosening a ponytail and letting his hair flow past his shoulders — in a symbolic moment at the start of his two-hour interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that was televised Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Pictures of the Week: Volcanoes, Earth Day & Kim Jong Un (12 photos)

    The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky Jamaican Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt (3) runs against Jose Carlos Moreira of Brazil (1), Ryan Bailey of the U.S. (2) and Churandy Martina (4) of the Netherlands in the "Mano a Mano" challenge, a 100-meter race in Rio de Janeiro April 19, 2015. A cyclonic storm lashed Australia's east coast for a third day on Wednesday, causing millions of dollars of damage to property and infrastructure in Sydney and other cities (Reuters/Jason Reed) Don with owner Tom Hamilton on Kirkton Farm after the dog caused traffic chaos in Scotland by taking control of a tractor and crashing it through a fence onto a motorway.

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  • Bitter Boss Whose Nurse Left Over Long Hours Gives Her Final Wages In Mountain Of 2p Coins

    A bitter hospital boss whose nurse quit over her long hours paid her final month's salary in coins worth 2p. Genji Hsing left her job at a clinic, only to get her final wages in several huge plastic bags containing near-worthless currency. Hsing, 34, was even told to count out the mountain of coins before she was allowed to take it home in Taiwan's Taichung City.

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  • VIDEO: Storage Hunters star praises Lancashire Police after dramatic arrest caught on camera

    STORAGE Hunter turned roving reporter Jesse McClure was given a guided tour of Lancashire Police’s headquarters by the officers he caught on film a day earlier. The American TV star’s visit to Greenbank, off Whitebirk Drive in Blackburn, came after footage of a dramatic police chase in Burnley went viral, topping one million views on the internet since it was uploaded on Tuesday. The 90-second clip showed police officers boxing in a suspected stolen car before hauling its occupants away. The Californian said he was later approached by police via Twitter after publicly praising officers for their handling of the situation in the Lancashire Telegraph.

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  • Brad Pitt Explains His Bruised Face

    Woah! What happened to Brad Pitt’s face?!?

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  • Kieron Richardson Marries Carl Hyland With His Hollyoaks Castmates Dressing Up In Bridal Gowns

    The gorgeous actor was surrounded by a whole load of his fancy soap star pals as he and Carl said 'I do' during a lavish ceremony on Saturday, with the whopping TWELVE bridesmaids donning long, white gowns that made them look like they were the ones about to embark on a lifetime of happiness. Among the bridesmaids were Kieran's co-stars Jennifer Metcalfe and Gemma Merna, who posed for pictures alongside the other ten in front of the Buxton Dome in Devon, with all of the happy couple's friends and family clearly struggling to hold back their MASSIVE grins.

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  • Fridge-freezer pushed off Bournemouth rail bridge into path of train - BBC News

    A group of people pushed a large fridge-freezer off a railway bridge into the path of an oncoming train, police have said. Two or three people hoisted the appliance over shoulder-height railings and dumped it on to the tracks below, British Transport Police (BTP) believe. The London Waterloo to Poole train hit the object as it approached the footbridge in Bournemouth on Wednesday. It was forced to stop after the fridge smashed to pieces.

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  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1PJ1yHs).

    Associated Press
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  • Why Greece Could Now Tiptoe Toward a Deal

    As the money runs out, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is starting to recognize that extend and pretend might not be such a bad strategy after all. Which rather leaves his finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, out in the cold. The Greek government reshuffled its bailout negotiating team, with the alternate foreign minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, taking over the new team and the finance ministry's chief economist leading talks in Brussels with the country's international creditors.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Oil prices mixed on Yemen woes, US crude oversupply

    World oil (Other OTC: WOGI - news) prices traded narrowly mixed Monday as traders assessed escalating violence in Yemen and the prospect of another rise in US crude inventories. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for June delivery edged up 16 cents, closing at $56.99 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent North Sea crude for June delivery, the global benchmark, fell 45 cents to settle at $64.83 a barrel in London trade.

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  • Billion-euro terminal in Spain could be yours for ONE POUND

    A pound will buy you one and a half tins of beans, two packets of crisps – or an airport in Spain. Ciudad Real airport was built in 2009 at a cost of more €1billion – Spain’s economy having taken off – but was closed three years later when its parent company fell into financial difficulties.

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  • Motorists face new rules for hiring vehicles abroad

    British drivers wishing to hire a car abroad will need to take a special code with them from 8 June, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency said on Monday. Motorists wanting to hire a vehicle will be required to have a code, which will be obtainable by logging into the DVLA website, to show convictions for driving offences. The code is being introduced as the paper counterpart on UK driving licences - which records endorsement and fines - will be fully computerised in June and the DVLA has advised motorists to destroy paper counterparts after 8 June.

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  • Suchet's wife loses dementia battle

    The wife of f ormer television newsreader John Suchet has died following a decade-long battle with dementia. Adored wife of John, devoted mother of Alec and Hereward, mother-in-law of Peta-Jane, grandmother of Finn and Alexa." Her husband, a former ITN stalwart, thanked people on Twitter who offered their condolences. Suchet, 71, has previously said his wife was "taken" by Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Fury as Take That have still not repaid £20million unpaid tax

    Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, who embark on their latest UK tour tomorrow, were told to pay back the cash 11 months ago after the 'investment' scheme they put millions into was ruled invalid. It is understood the trio are dealing directly with HMRC but have yet to stump up the cash.

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  • London Marathon: The craziest and most memorable outfits (15 photos)

    Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopia's Tigist Tufa were the winners of the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the London Marathon on Sunday, but frankly many people cared more about the bonkers outfits worn by some of the fun runners. The event was a huge success again with fans packing the roads around the capital, and many of the following crazy outfits were worn in the name of good causes – which is just as well.

    Eurosport